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Redesign Iron Man's Armor

Posted by Joshua Glenn  April 28, 2008 03:47 PM

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Earlier this month, over at the website Project Rooftop, which is devoted to superhero costume design, illustrator and cartoonist Dean Trippe announced a contest to redesign Iron Man's armor.

Nearly 80 entries were submitted, and the winners have been chosen. Here's the grand prize winner:

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Here's what Trippe has to say about this design:

It looks functional. It's stainless steel and rivets. When I was a kid, I grew up playing in my grandfather's garage, while he built an RV-4 plane. The serious grounding in a brains, metal, and hard work world really sells this one for me. The red and gold racing stripes feel more Tony Stark to me than I would've expected. I like that it looks aerodynamic and tough, but also that there are possible weak points that could be exploited by an opponent in a fight. I think that'd just look awesome. And that Stark Technologies logo is the coolest thing I've ever seen. (And don't miss the infinity symbol / "i" in on the chest.) I absolutely want to read this Iron Man's adventures.

Click here to see the other winning designs.

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