Skittles Pride packs get a splash of color from LGBTQ+ artists

For every Skittles Pride pack purchased, $1 will be donated, up to $100,000, to GLAAD

2022 Skittles Pride packs
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Skittles Pride packs are back with five different colorful designs.

2022 Skittles Pride packs

For this year’s Pride, Skittles has again given up its signature rainbow packaging design to further its commitment to supporting and celebrating the LGBTQ+ community. The candy brand’s annual Pride packs – which have historically been all-gray to represent the brand’s cemented efforts of support – get a splash of color this year, courtesy of six talented LGBTQ+ artists who crafted original designs that represent how they “see the rainbow” every day. These artists are as follows, along with their respective Skittles Pride pack designs:

Ashley Molesso and Chess Needham

Ashley Molesso and Chess Needham

Ashley Molesso and Chess Needham's SKITTLES Pride Pack Art

Queer and trans couple Molesso (she/her) and Needham (he/him) are the owners of the stationery company Ash+Chess. Together, they create greeting cards and art prints with bold, retro color palettes and often use their artwork to make a political statement and uplift the queer community.

Kah Yangni

Kah Yangni

Kah Yangni's SKITTLES Pride Pack Art

An illustrator based in Philadelphia, Yangni (they/them) make heartfelt art about justice, queerness, and joy. Yangni is currently working on a picture book called Not He or She, I’m Me m Me by A.M. Wild, for Henry Holt Books for Young Readers.

Meg Lee

Meg Lee

Meg Lee's SKITTLES Pride Pack Art

Trans non-binary artist and activist Lee (they/them) creates art and apparel that represent the fights for the QITBPOC and LGBTQIA+ communities. Lee enjoys sharing their journey on low testosterone and experiences as an Asian American and trans non-binary.

Chi Nwosu

Chi Nwosu

Chi Nwosu's SKITTLES Pride Pack Art

Based in Chicago, Nwosu (they/them) is a first-generation Nigerian American, queer, Black, non-binary artist whose primary mediums are photography, illustration, and digital design. Nwosu’s works are deeply rooted in the examination of intersectional identities of queer and trans BIPOC folks.

Mia Saine

Mia Saine

Mia Saine's SKITTLES Pride Pack

Non-binary Black illustrator and designer Mia Saine (they/them) creates digital illustrations that strive to normalize and amplify marginalized voices and experiences. Saine triumphs the constant cycle of injustice, tropes, and stereotypes by showcasing minorities embracing their self-empowerment and happiness.

Each of the five 2022 Skittles Pride packs has a QR code on its outer packaging that, when scanned, will lead fans to a virtual studio – pride.skittles.com – where they can learn more about the talented artists, their work, and the inspirations behind their designs.

Skittles and GLAAD’s partnership

Skittles and its parent company, Mars, have partnered with GLAAD for the third year in a row this June, and year-round, deepening their commitment to support increased visibility and acceptance for the LGBTQ+ community.

For every Skittles Pride pack purchased, $1 will be donated, up to $100,000, to GLAAD’s culture-changing work and programs, including its ongoing efforts to accelerate acceptance and combat anti-LGBTQ+ discrimination. Beyond June, Skittles will support GLAAD throughout the year with a focus on moments that shine a spotlight on visibility, including the annual GLAAD Media Awards and Spirit Day.

The limited-edition Skittle Pride packs are available to purchase in 4oz Share Size Packs and 15.6oz Sharing Size Stand Up Pouches at select retailers across the U.S. from May to June.

Source: Mars