Did you see the big heart mural at Market! Market! last weekend from June 9 to 10?
The giant heart-shaped installation features an image that appears blurred—as if censored out of sight. Turns out, it’s part of closeup’s latest campaign for 2023’s Pride Month and with more locations for it to appear soon.
A closer look reveals that each “pixel” is a small portrait of an LGBTQIA+ couple displaying their love. The whole composition reveals itself to be a collection of unique and beautiful stories from the community. From couples kissing, holding hands, or simply being closer with each other, the installation exhibits a celebration of love through the portraits which would otherwise be played down or outright censored in popular media.
closeup is known to always celebrate love all year round; so it’s no surprise that their #FreeToLove Pride campaign honors different couples from the LGBTQIA+ community while encouraging more people to be more open to seeing all types of love.
A QR code on the installation also directs people to a link featuring the stories of couples who got closer with pride. Watch their stories here.
The installation features a more visible representation of love as it also offers a selfie opportunity for those passing by. Couples are encouraged to take a selfie together using the mirror and share it online in support of the LGBTQIA+ community and closeup’s campaign.
closeup also partnered with Colourette Cosmetics a local beauty brand that also believes that everyone is #FreeToLoveInAllWays. Both brands give people the confidence to get closer with their romantic interests and this is why closeup and Colourette Cosmetics launched a bundle promo available on Unilever’s official Shopee and Lazada.
Everyone deserves to be seen and loved for who they are. As an ally brand, closeup believes that everyone should be #FreeToLove and they promote how getting closer is easier especially when you have all day AMA-ZINC fresh breath, thanks to closeup’s Antibacterial Zinc that blasts away 99.9% of bacteria.
Visit closeup’s #FreeToLove heart installation at the Fort Strip, BGC on Jun 16-17 and Metro Manila Pride March on June 24th where you and your partner can also show support for the LGBTQIA+ community and their right to visibility.