Ellesse is celebrating its 50th anniversary by kicking off a design competition CREATE TENNIS ART with uber cool illustrator and typographer Si Scott as part of the jury. The iconic Italian sportswear brand is now unveiling two new collaborations, with textile print superstar Kate Gibb and Greek animation genius Babis Alexiadis. 

Kate, an internationally renowned silk screen artist that has worked for the likes of Dries Van Noten, Stussy and Adidas, created a silk screen print influenced by vintage images of tennis players. Babis, an award winning animator who has created pieces for the likes of BBC, created a quirky animation featuring hand-stitched characters which took over 100 hours to create. 

The deadline to enter the competition is May 10th’. All you have to do is create a piece of art or design to commemorate the ellesse 50th anniversary inspired by the brand’s Italian heritage and sporting roots in tennis. You could win €4,500 and be sent to the ellesse 50th anniversary event this summer in Rome where your work will be on display. An opportunity you shouldn’t miss… 
The categories for the competition range from fashion and textiles, right through to fine art, sculpture, street art, graphics and digital.  

Kate Gibb for ellesse

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