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Analog Soul presents “Do you have an Analog Soul?” t-shirt design contest winners

The call out of Analog Soul's "Do you have an Analog Soul?" t-shirt design contest received numerous response from the creative young generation. Among the sea of entries received, two young individuals' designs stood out and bagged the Soul on Demand Voters’ Choice and the True Analog Soul awards.

Jeffrey Dela Cruz brought home the Soul on Demand Voters' Choice award for his “Through the Years” design.

"Story is about the icons of how I came to know music. Every generation, there were significant representations that pop to mind to characterize music. There was the turntable during my dad's time then came the cassette for my brother's generation. My idea of music for my generation is already the compact discs," he explained.

The young artist learned about the Analog Soul t-shirt design contest through blogs that he follows. For the “Do you have an Analog Soul?” contest, Dela Cruz submitted 9 entries. He shared that he was really betting on his “Through the Years” entry to win.

A passionate artist, Dela Cruz showcases his talents though art design contests he follows. He also designed the winning entry for Incubus t-shirt design competition when the popular band visited the Manila years back.

He is an advertising graduate from the University of the East. Dela Cruz now works as a graphic artist at Tom’s World.

For Ronnie Amador, winner of the True Analog Soul category, he used the design contest to make one of his aspirations come to life. His “Rock Star Kit” design was born out of his frustration on someday being able to play a musical instrument.

"I love music and would love to be able to play a musical instrument so I can make music. I hope that there’s a tool kit that can make me a rock star someday," Amador enthused.

When he learned about the contest through a newspaper article, he made sure that his designs would be included in the contest. He was so determined that he sent in 36 entries and was pinning his hopes on his Rock Star Kit design.

Like Dela Cruz, this young talent also uses art design contests as his way of releasing his creative ideas. Amador is a Fine Arts graduate from the University of the East and is now one of the artists of DM9 advertising.

Analog Soul is a Filipino retail clothing and accessories company that embraces the creative and eclectic side of the market. They pride themselves in having a brand that provides customers and the artists with an avenue to express themselves.

"This t-shirt design contest is a testament of that," Analog Soul owner Migs Naguiat said. "We know how creative Filipinos are and we will continue to encourage and engage them to put these creative juices into use. Let Analog Soul be their canvass."

Watch out for the shirt designs of Jeffrey and Ronnie at their stores in Archeology Rockwell Center, The Ramp Glorietta 4, and Trinoma Mall. For more information on Analog Soul and visit Analog Soul at www.analog-soul.com.