Our friends over at 99designs are currently holding an awesome contest to create an illustration based around Silicon Roundabout…

This competition is to celebrate the recent launch of the London based 99designs office. The winning design will win £500 AND Icon Printing will be printing t-shirts with the winning illustration all over ‘em – because we’re nice like that.

What’s Silicon Roundabout all about then? Well, it’s the heart of the tech start-up community in London. Officially it is the starting point for 200 + web companies, but its more than just internet businesses. There are great independent bars, pop up restaurants, clothes shops, coffee shops, art galleries. In a nutshell, it’s a hub of creative commerce. So, this is a image design for a geographic area. It could potentially be used on everything from the back of a business card size to a poster, t-shirt, social media page and more!

For more info on the design brief head over to the contest page here – or check out their blog.

There are some great designs already up, like the one featured in the top image – this one is by Hermin. Nice work! You’d be silly not to enter, and while you’re at it why not enter our contest too? If you’re a Design or Illustration student graduating this year, make sure you enter our T-shirt design competition! It’s a corker!

Icon Printing are a screen printing t-shirt supplier based in Shoreditch. For more an instant quote, please visit our website. Call on: 0207 183 8431

We’re excited to announce our career launching competition – if you’ve ever thought you could run your own t-shirt company then this is for you.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        icon printing competition

We’re inviting 2013 design and illustration graduates to submit one piece of work which they think would look amazing on a t-shirt. The graduate who impresses the high profile judging panel the most will win this career launching package worth £3,500:
£1000 worth of printed t-shirts with their design, courtesy of IconPrinting and Continental Clothing
1 years subscription to a Shopify store
An ASOS Marketplace boutique rent-free for 1 year
Mentorship from successful t-shirt brand Millionhands
Exposure from It’s Nice That
A t-shirt stand at the next Glug event
£100 worth business cards from

Alex Econs, founder of IconPrinting, said: “We wanted to create the best possible start up package for a new t-shirt label to help launch their brand. It’s fantastic that so many high profile brands wanted to get involved and it’s a great opportunity for a talented designer with an interest in fashion.”

Enter via the contest page, by emailing or submit via Twitter @iconprinting

Competition deadline: July 1st  2013