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Students' T-shirt designs to be featured at UH Bookstores and Rainbowtique

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Phyllis Look, (808) 956-9291
Marketing and Communications Manager, Marketing/Campus Services
Posted: Aug 12, 2013

HI Pride design winners Brigette Agustin (left) and Avree Ito-Fujita. Travis Tanouye photo.
HI Pride design winners Brigette Agustin (left) and Avree Ito-Fujita. Travis Tanouye photo.

The University of Hawai‘i Bookstores and the University’s official retail store, Rainbowtique, unveil today two new T-shirts designed by UH Mānoa students Brigette Agustin and Avree Ito-Fujita. Their designs were the winners of this past spring’s HI Pride Design Contest, as determined by receiving the most “Likes” on the Mānoa Bookstore’s Facebook page. The shirts are available at all Rainbowtique locations, as well as at the Mānoa Bookstore, and other UH bookstores on select campuses. Proceeds from the sale of these shirts, as with all other items sold at Rainbowtique and the UH Bookstores, support the University of Hawaiʻi in its educational mission.

Brigette Agustin is a junior majoring in Civil Engineering. Her bold graphic of a “shaka”  silhouette “dotting” the “i” in “Hi” was her way of representing her Maui and Hawaiʻi island roots. “I also wanted to show what UH Mānoa students are capable of,” she states. “Go Warriors!”

Kapolei native Avree Ito-Fujita is also a junior, pursuing a major in Creative Media. Her design features an ‘ukulele with the words “HI Pride” forming the head and tuning pegs, and the Hawaiian island chain outlining the body of the musical instrument. She was inspired to enter this year’s contest after seeing the designs by last year’s winners. While Agustin and Ito-Fujita each won prizes of a semester’s worth of textbooks from the Mānoa Bookstore and a Rainbowtique gift certificate, Avree insists, “The greatest prize was the support from the voters.” She adds, “I hope my design conveys the unique spirit of HI Pride.”

About the University of Hawaiʻi Bookstores

The University of Hawaiʻi Bookstores’ mission is to promote a productive learning environment for the UH community by offering a diverse array of quality products and services at competitive prices. The main branch of the Bookstore system is located on the University of Hawaiʻi’s Mānoa campus, in the heart of the Campus Center. In addition, there are nine branch stores (UH Hilo, UH Maui College, UH West Oʻahu, Leeward Community College, Kapi‘olani Community College, Honolulu Community College, Kaua‘i Community College, Windward Community College, plus a Medical Bookstore at JABSOM).;

About Rainbowtique

A commercial enterprise of the University of Hawaiʻi, Rainbowtique is unique among retailers of products bearing the University’s trademarks and symbols – proceeds from the sale of merchandise at any Rainbowtique store return to support the school’s educational mission. Items available for purchase include brand name aloha and sports wear, spirit and gift items.;

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