Glass act Christian in line for judging role
BRILLIANT young draughtsman Christian Beeston has been barred from entering next year’s King’s School rugby shirt design competition – because he can’t stop winning.
Instead he will be asked to sit on a judging panel of King’s staff to pick out next year’s winner.
This year Christian’s broken glass pattern took only 30 minutes to draw, but he had been mulling over the idea for the last 12 months.
He said: “I had the idea when I won last year with a design of irregular, multi-coloured shapes and this year I just deconstructed the original idea using more white space to leave space around the number so it could be clearly seen on the back.”
He added: “It mimics the way broken glass spans out, but using the idea on a rugby shirt.”
Christian, 13, from Macclesfield has already received national acclaim for his innovative drawing, winning the prestigious Young Cartoonist of the Year Award in 2015 astonishingly in the under 18 category when he was aged only 12, a blue ribbon traditional Fleet Street competition judged by the country’s leading national newspaper satirical cartoonists.
His quirky humorous take on life in Macclesfield have also been encouraged by Arighi Bianch and a host of other local retailers including No Place Like Home, The Heritage Centre, Macclesfield’s Tourist Office, The Jack Sevens Cafe and the Tegg’s Nose Tearoom with 17 different designs for greetings cards, mugs and coasters for sale.
King’s Head of Rugby Giles Hetherington said: “Even though we had over 200 entries, the decision was unanimous. Christian’s design is innovative and unique and carries on the King’s identity he created last year for our special Sevens Shirt.”
Christian, who would like to be an architect or an animator, added: “It’s fine that I have been barred from entering next year and I’m actually really looking forward to becoming a judge.”
Christian Beeston with his winning design