Congratulations to Z Wright, the artist who submitted the winning design.
Z Wright has studied art, illustration and painting and has been involved with several high-profile San Antonio projects over the years, including Fiesta floats for the San Antonio Public Library and the San Antonio Zoological Society, designing and illustrating the trains for Fiesta gowns, painting murals in the old Hertzberg Circus Museum and creating bird illustrations for the San Antonio Zoo. He also spent many years working the theater as a prop artisan and scenic artist.
"I was delighted when TPR issued a public call for art this year," said Z. "I must share any credit for this design with my dear friend, Carol Harris. We had fun for a week or so discussing this design and it was Carol who suggested red earbuds (which subsequently morphed into the red 'Beatz'). I drew, she directed, and I have the text messages to prove it."
The TPR Selection Committee appreciated Z’s clean lines and clever incorporation of what he called the "Three icons of Texas":
- Our beautiful Texas farm roads and highways
- The state bird of Texas, the Mockingbird
- Texas Public Radio
Texas Public Radio would like to thank all the talented artists who submitted designs for the Artist-Designed T-Shirt Contest. The initiative generated over 100 amazing submissions from all ages and locations in the TPR broadcast area, making it incredibly difficult to narrow the selection down to just one artist.
"We were overwhelmed by the response," said Texas Public Radio's Vice President, Wayne Coble. "This terrific show of creativity helps demonstrate that TPR is integrated into the arts community in San Antonio."