new official NYC condom package new official NYC condom package
mar 21, 2010

new official NYC condom package

the winner of the new packaging is ‘power button’ by luis acosta

 

 

 

designboom previously wrote an article on the NYC condom competition, hosted by the city of new york’s department of health and mental hygiene, asking new yorkers to design a special edition wrapper for the prophylactic. out of almost 600 entries, the panel of judges consisting of local artists, advertising professionals, public health and social-marketing experts chose five finalists which they felt captured new york city’s spirit.

‘power button’ by luis acosta first place winner

 

 

 

after more than 15, 000 online ballots made through NYC condom’s facebook page and the health department’s website, the winning entry is luis acosta’s ‘power button’ which received more than 23% of the votes. acosta’s design which depicts an electronic power button on the condom package, is meant to symbolize new yorkers’ power to take control and practice safer sex. the winning design will grace the wrapper of a special limited edition of the NYC condom which will be unveiled in fall of 2010.

 

‘I hope my package design reminds people that they’re in control. we have all the power to protect ourselves from sexually transmitted infections, HIV / AIDS and unplanned pregnancies.’ – luis acosta

 

here’s a look at the runner’s up:

‘top hat’ by russell greenberg second place winner

‘circle of condoms’ by yujin lee third place winner

‘manhole cover’ by virgil laderson fourth place winner

‘train’ by gene lambert fifth place winner

Save

  • great!

    Piuls says:
  • the first oneeeeeee! uheueheuheuheuh

    http://www.tayanaborges.blogspot.com says:
  • lame

    jim says:
  • good work..

    haoz says:
  • boo… such obvious imagery, just feels like a novelty product, like the Obama/McCain condoms people hand out on street corners…guess it is a novelty though… still disappointed

    dex says:

have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.

comments policy
LOG IN
designboom's comment policy guidelines
generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

- please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
- please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
- please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
- please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
- please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
(there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
the best 100-200 entries too.)

a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

design news