Art and Design

Original blog posts and articles from KitschMix on Lesbian Art and Design

-ismo Is a Queer Arts Magazine for the Resistance

-ismo is a magazine for queer people who resist. This new, quarterly literary magazine is for people who are tired of being silent. It’s for queer people and genderqueer people and transgender people; it’s for people of color and immigrants; it’s for poor people and stereotyped people and religiously oppressed…

15 Reasons To Create Queer Art

Make queer art. If you’re an artist, create a queer superhero. If you’re a writer, include queer characters. If you’re a filmmaker, don’t shy away from LGBT content. If you like video games, please, for the sake of queer gamers, create. Of course, you don’t have to make queer art.…

New NYC Art Exhibit Shows Genderfluid Japan

What do you think of when you think of Japan? You might think of rigid gender binaries where men love women so much that they fall in love with pillows with images of women printed on them. You might think of the sharp divide between shonen, which are cartoons aimed…

Finally! Greeting Cards For Queer Women

You’re shopping for a Christmas card for your best friend, but Hallmark doesn’t carry anything specifically for a queer Latinx. You want to give your coworkers a card for their wedding, but can’t find any cards depicting two grooms. You want to surprise your girlfriend on Valentine’s Day, but all…

New Queer Arts Festival Breaks All the Rules

Queer people make the best art. That’s just a fact. Queer people are creative, bold, original and provocative. A new festival called OUTsider is highlighting the fierceness of queer artists. Over the course of one jaw-dropping week in Austin, Texas, this festival will host countless LGBT films, plays, performance pieces,…

4 Queer Indigenous And Native American Artists to Check Out

All some people know about Native Americans is Thanksgiving, the horrible Lone Ranger movie, and the Washington Redskins. The protest against Dakota Access Pipeline provided a window into modern indigenous culture and the fact that there is much, much more to that culture than Disney’s Pocahontas. Indigenous artists are creating…

The Faces of Queer South Africa

South Africa is one of Africa’s most socially progressive countries. Same-sex marriage was legalized in 2006, nine years before the U.S., and South Africa was the first country to instate a constitution that forbids discrimination based on sexuality. Unfortunately, despite the progressive legislation, LGBTQ people are far from welcome. Every…