Making Waves: Roux designs SA Olympic airbus

2012-07-09 00:00

A design created by Adri le Roux (21), a graphic design student from the University of Stellenbosch, will decorate the Airbus A340-300 that will fly the SA Olympic and Paralympic teams to London. Le Roux, originally from Bellville, won a national competition with her design for the colossal aeroplane. Le Roux’s design of powerful swimmers, athletes and soccer players bested 400 other entries from across the country. Her prize includes an overseas journey for two and she will also fly with the Olympic team to London. Le Roux said it took her about a week to bring the design into context and depict it. Paint technicians at the SAA dubbed her design ‘Making Waves’. The Airbus will be painted at the O.R. Tambo airport. The Olympic team departs on July 19 for the Olympic Games, which takes place from July 27 to August 12, while the Paralympic Games takes place from August 29.

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