Lavender - Evening Botany Risograph Print

by Brad Pyne Design


Soy-based Ink on paper

12 by 16 inches

Lavender: "Lavender Boys" or men accused of having a streak of lavender in them, were deemed "unmasculine". Lavender also became associated with Lesbians wanting to be included in the Woman's Movement. Coined "The Lavender Menace", Lesbian Activists fought and won for the inclusion of lesbian rights in the feminist platform.

Illustrated flowers with hand-drawn typography. Each flower is printed using 3-colour risograph with overlapping colours to create shading and detail. Due to the risograph printing process, large fields of colour may appear slightly uneven. With enough effort, the ink may smudge or come off on your fingers.

A slang term for gay men used to be "Evening Botanists" because of their penchant for hanging out in parks at night... Based on that moniker, I've illustrated 4 queer-coded flowers in a series called: Evening Botany.