A 29-year-old graphic designer of Colombian heritage has won a competition to see his work gracing the packets of free condoms handed out in New York, reported Caracol radio on Thursday.
Luis Acosta from Queens won a competition organized by New York City’s Health Department to search for an original and snazzy design to put on the packets of free condoms distributed in hospitals and bars.
Acosta beat off competition from 600 other contestants, to win 25% of the 15,000 votes registered.
The winning design was a power symbol – like that found on a television remote, for example – which represents, according to Acosta, the “power” of New York citizens to take control.
The “turn-on” picture will be printed on some 6 million condoms to be circulated in the U.S. city in the coming weeks.