A big thank you to all who submitted designs to our 09.09.09 Anniversary Shirt Design Contest, in celebration of our upcoming 7th anniversary of Brooklyn Boulders.
We had many great submissions and are pleased to present our two winners. First up is Kristy Kay, a designer and illustrator from Los Angeles. Her background is in animation, and she has done work for a variety of companies including Sony Pictures Animation, Nickelodeon, and Touchstone Climbing Gyms. Kristy has been climbing for about six months now and is newly addicted.
“I wanted to capture the energy that I experience when climbing in a gym. I wanted to create an image that reflected the fun and freedom that draws so many people to this amazing sport!”
Check out Kristy’s and follow her on Instagram at
Our second winner is Christine McCabe, who is the senior illustrator at Encyclopædia Britannica.
She has also been creating an anatomy book for yogis in her spare time, which will be out in about a year. Here’s the winning design for Chicago:
I saw the teeshirt contest and the 09 09 09 just popped out at me….I saw a carabiner!I did a rough sketch and then read the contest more thoroughly and saw it needed to relate to my Chicago community. It almost designed itself!
A big thank you again to everyone who submitted designs – stay tuned to see these shirts for sale on 09.09.16 at your local BKB, in celebration of our seventh anniversary!