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Turn It On, Manhattan! Computer Power Logo Wins New York's Condom Design Contest

By Test Reporter | March 9, 2010 8:50am | Updated on March 9, 2010 8:46am
Luis Acosta's power symbol design was the 2010 NYC condom logo context.
Luis Acosta's power symbol design was the 2010 NYC condom logo context.
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By Ben Fractenberg                                                                    

DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

MANHATTAN — Get ready for the "wanna get turned on?" puns.

The city announced on Monday the winner of its NYC condom logo contest and the triumphant design depicts a computer power button.

More than 15,000 voters weighed in, giving the logo 23 percent of the vote, enough to beat out the four other finalists, the city said.

"There's a subtle message in the shape, so I figured if I don't get disqualified, it will work great," contest winner Luis Acosta told the Daily News.

The 29-year-old graphic designer edged out competing logos including a top hat, manhole cover, a subway and logo stating “Protect NYC.”

More than 600 designs were enters. The judges included designer Kenneth Cole. and health care officials.

The condoms will be handed out for free in various city spots, including bars, lounges, clinics, gyms and coffeehouses.

This first NYC branded condoms were introduced in 2007. After six months, condom distribution increased from 1.5 million in 2005 to more than 3 million condoms per month, according to the Department of Health.

Please visit NYC.gov for a list of Manhattan establishments carrying the condoms.