Ever wondered what would happen if someone took your favorite pieces of art throughout history and made them gay? What if that someone also made them POC inclusive? Classics…But Make It Gay filled that void in queer art history with Volume 1 and it’s back for Volume 2!
Classics…But Make It Gay: Volume 2 is the brainchild of partners Nova and Mali. They are seasoned Kickstarter creators who ran a successful project titled Lady Tarot Cards, with supporters all over the world and over 800 decks distributed. This time they’re teaming up again to bring you more LGBTQ+ greatness after the success of Volume 1 of their classic art book!
Classics…But Make It Gay: Volume 2, like its predecessor, is set to be an art book with illustrations from artists from all over. Available in both hard copy and digital PDFs, these artists took art history (like Saying Farewell at Xunyang by Qiu Ying) as we know it and made it LGBTQ and POC inclusive like we deserve. They also made sure that diversity when it comes to body types was a part of this as well as different disabilities to represent a wider variety of people.
But wait, there’s more! Classics…But Make It Gay: Volume 2 includes stickers, charms, and prints by the artists themselves. And if you buy this book you’re supporting over 60 LGBTQ and POC inclusive artists that bring this project to life! Which, on an important note, Nova and Mali made it their mission to include more POC creators in Volume 2 because progress and inclusion is what we’re all about in 2022.
And when Fangirlish asked them about Classics…But Make It Gay: Volume 2 and what inspired them to come back for round 2, they said, “Mainly we just had so much fun creating C1 (Classics…But Make It Gay: Volume 1) that we wanted to do more! We knew it was important representation and wanted to keep going!” And lucky for all of us who loved Volume 1, and are anticipating Volume 2, Nova and Mali are already planning what comes next with Volume 3 and beyond.
Classics…But Make It Gay: Volume 2 is live on their site.