Go ape

The Sumatran Orangutan Society has commissioned some top-notch design work in its time, with Hat-Trick Design winning Best in Show at the 2008 Design Week Benchmarks for its identity and scooping up a Design Week Award in the poster category the same year for a campaign for the charity.

That’s why when we heard that SOS had launched a design competition, this time to create a t-shirt to raise money for our hairy orange friends, our ears pricked up.

Hat-Trick Design's poster campaign for SOS won a Design Week Award in 2008
Hat-Trick Design’s poster campaign for SOS won a Design Week Award in 2008

The competition, which is open until 26 November, tasks students or professional designers to create a shirt which will be sold online and at events.

The designs must reference themes supplied by SOS, such as threats faced by the ape, the value of biodiversity, the rainforest ecosystem or how SOS helps the orangutan. Designers can submit a maximum of three designs and there are two categories: tshirts for adults and for children.

Photo by Djuna Ivereigh

Entries will be shortlisted at the beginning of December and then will be offered up to the public vote to decide the overall winner.

A poster for SOS by Hat-Trick

For more information and competition guidelines visit the SOS website.

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  • Nic Dooley-Edwards November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    Great way of bringing awareness to a great cause!

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