European Design Awards
Gold prize 2016
Jury prize 2016
The third issue of Handkerchief is on Spontaneity and analyzed various forms of art – such as theatre, writing, .. – as an emancipation instrument to communicate and share the own sexual identity.
Handkerchief aims to be a tool to raise awareness and promote a dialogue on a subject which is still a sensitive issue in our society as is homophobia and gender orientation. Each issue is focused on a specific topic and employs color according to the “Handkerchief Code”, a communication system used among the homosexual community during the Sixties to indicate different sexual attitudes and preferences. In this way the content of each issue has a visual correspondence through its color.