News / 15 May 2024

Students win t-shirt design competition

BA (Hons) Comic and Concept Art

BA (Hons) Graphic Design

BA (Hons) Illustration

Person with brown hair, bleached at the front, holds a white tshirt on a hanger. They are smiling at the camera. The tshirt features a cartoon like creature, possibly a hamster and reads 'I am wanted in 17 NATO member countries'.

Ana Mantero Mortillaro, MA Worldbuilding with Creature Design

A person with dark hair, wearing flicked black eyeliner, looks directly into the camera. They are holding a white tshirt with an illustration of a dog wearing a clown outfit. The slogan reads 'Love Silly Dogs'

Tabitha Biddle, BA (Hons) Graphic Design

A person with longer ginger hair and glasses is smiling at the camera. They are holding a black tshirt with mice draw in a star, their tales intertwined in the centre and noses facing outwards. The slogan reads 'when me and my gang pull up'

Mia Maloney, BA (Hons) Comic and Concept Art

A person with long dark hair and glasses holds a black shirt with an illustration of two clowns. One clown is striking the other on the head and the slogan reads 'quit clowning around'.

Caitlin Williams, BA (Hons) Comic and Concept Art

A person with long, blonde hair holds a black tshirt featuring two kittens with halos and wings. The text is difficult to read but appears to say 'too blessed to be stressed'.

Hannah Noble, BA (Hons) Comic and Concept Art

Five people stand in a shop, all posing for the camera and holding gift vouchers.

Winning students at Giant Kitten

Students from BA (Hons) Comic and Concept Art, BA (Hons) Graphic Design, BA (Hons) Illustration and MA Worldbuilding with Creature Design have been announced as the winners of a t-shirt design competition for alternative Leeds store Giant Kitten.

This is the third year of the annual competition, held in partnership with Giant Kitten, an independent store specialising in kitsch and quirky gifts, situated in the Corn Exchange, Leeds. The brief this year was to base a design around a slogan.

Ana Mantero Mortillaro, MA Worldbuilding with Creature Design, was the overall winner with runner up places being awarded to Caitlin Williams, Hannah Noble and Mia Maloney, BA (Hons) Comic and Concept Art, Tabitha Biddle, BA (Hons) Graphic Design, and Keavy Day, BA (Hons) Illustration.

"We were blown away by the standard of the designs students submitted this year and by how many entrants there were. It was so difficult to choose that we had to extend the number of runners-up to five and some of the Giant Kitten staff judging panel ended up wrestling in the Corn Exchange car park over what made it into the final selection. We were all in agreement though that Ana's design was absolutely fantastic! Well done to Ana and the runners-up and thank you to everyone for taking part. It's so great for us to get to know about upcoming artists and to work together with them."

Carol Macpherson, Co-Founder of Giant Kitten

The winner and runners up all received a Giant Kitten gift voucher, a free t-shirt featuring their design and will also receive commission on every one of their designs sold.

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