The Great Rock Paper Scissors Battle


Concept + design +
project management

The Great Rock Paper Scissors Battle is an interactive design project. Billed as “the world’s first t-shirt battle”, the event gave 100 competitors in Wellington, New Zealand the chance to compete in a day-long, city-wide game of “RPS” – played with t-shirts instead of on hands. For $29 NZD, each competitor received a fluro yellow t-shirt, screenprinted with the hand sign of their choice. Included with the shirt was a pocket rulebook and coloured pins for scoring.

Battle Day (5 March 2011) was a great success – competitors schemed and strategized for the entire day, and communicated through Foursquare and Facebook elements. The Battle was lauded by media through local radio, television, and newspaper coverage.