A winner on the chest

fashion March 14, 2018 14:13

By The Nation

T-shirts bearing the winning designs from Uniqlo’s UT Grand Prix 2018 T-shirt design contest, which celebrates the super heroes of Marvel, are now available at all Uniqlo branches and online store.

Uniqlo has organised the design competition annually since 2005 to foster creativity and talent around the world through imaginative graphics and messages. The contest is open to anyone regardless of age, gender, or nationality. Previous competitions focusing on such themes as Nintendo and Star Wars proved wildly popular. UTs featuring award-winning entries are sold worldwide.

This year’s competition focused on Marvel, which has championed heroism for people around the world through epic story-telling and through such iconic characters as Iron Man and the Hulk. The contest attracted more than 8,500 entries that the special Marvel adjudicators and Uniqlo’s UT design team carefully screened. Marvel chief creative officer Joe Quesada was one of the judges. All winners captured the excitement and uniqueness of Marvel’s super heroes. The design of the Grand Prize winner – Zee from Taiwan –highlighted the apparel of key Marvel super heroes, while the second prize recipient – Viva from Thailand - featured a whimsical portrayal of the Hulk.

“I was thinking about the common ground of humour in Marvel movies and the Uniqlo brand while I was creating this design. I hope everyone enjoys my interpretation. As an admirer of heroes, I was so happy to be selected as the winner of such a great competition with this year’s cool theme. I feel like a real creator with unlimited power,” said Zee.

Viva added :“The Hulk was the first Marvel character I got to know as a kid. People often think that the Hulk is a character that is always angry and scary, but he’s also a hero, so I wanted to show that he can be funny and playful. I did this by positioning him into letters of the alphabet to spell his name, while keeping his face angry to represent his character.”

A special prize called Avengers was awarded to mark the upcoming release of “Avengers: Infinity War Part 2” and it was won by Avesyna from the Philippines.

To view other competition designs, visit www.Uniqlo.com/utgp/2018/th/