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A MALAYSIAN graphic designer has bagged himself a win at the UT (Uniqlo T-shirt) Grand Prix 2013 Contest.
The creation of Zairul Puad, 24, is one of 24 winning designs.
This annual design competition, organised by Uniqlo, gives contestants from around the world the opportunity to create unique graphic T-shirts based on particular themes.
The theme of the 2013 Contest was based on legendary international musical acts AC/DC, The Who, David Bowie, Madonna, Kiss and the Sex Pistols.
Zairul grabbed the “Winning Entry Award” under the AC/DC category. He is no stranger to the UT Grand Prix competition; last year, Zairul won the “Most Voted Award” that earned him a trip to Japan to meet Uniqlo founder Tadashi Yanai.
“When I saw AC/DC in the list, I knew I had to join the UT Grand Prix again. I was ecstatic when I was told that I had won!” enthused Zairul in a press release.
Drawing his inspiration from AC/DC’s hit Highway To Hell, the design features an old video cassette that gives it a vintage mood. “I’m very pleased to have won over Uniqlo’s judges. I’ve always been a fan of the brand and am excited to see my designs on UT shirts in the stores!” said Zairul.
A total of US$30,000 (RM90,930) in cash prizes was made available in this contest, which kicked off last August. This time, Uniqlo received 3,484 original T-shirt designs from artists in 63 countries.
Uniqlo will reproduce all 24 winning designs as part of the 2013 UT collection. The designs, priced at RM59.90, are available at all Uniqlo stores.
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