ReedPOP and UNIQLO Partner for New York Comic Con

September 06, 2017

New UNIQLO apparel to debut at NYCC, featuring designs by artists Jason Polan and James Jarvis, Japanese manga series One Piece, plus NYCC tickets and prizes for fans.

NORWALK, CT – September 6, 2017 – ReedPOP, the world’s leading producer of pop culture events, and global apparel retailer UNIQLO today announced a new and exciting partnership for New York Comic Con. This will mark the first time that UNIQLO will participate at New York Comic Con – the biggest and most exciting popular culture convention on the East Coast. The partnership will include exclusive UT’s (Uniqlo T-Shirts) sold only at the UNIQLO NYCC booth; on-site prizes for fans and a ticket giveaway sweepstake starting September 6!

“We are thrilled to partner with such a great brand like UNIQLO to bring its sensibility to fashion and apparel to New York Comic Con,” said Lance Fensterman, Global Head of ReedPOP. “The exclusive NYCC shirts designed by a native New Yorker will definitely capture the attention of our fans for their fun and bold designs.”

“We are looking forward to joining the fun at New York Comic Con for the first time,” said Head of Marketing at UNIQLO USA, Marisol Tamaro. “We are admirers of this cultural event, and are excited to partner with ReedPOP to bring our love of art and comics to fans through our UNIQLO T-Shirts (UTs). New York welcomed UNIQLO to the U.S. 10 years ago last fall, and we’re happy to celebrate the city through our NYCC exclusive designs.”

The integrated partnership for New York Comic Con will include:

  • UT’s (Uniqlo T-Shirts) designed exclusively for NYCC by renowned artists Jason Polan and James Jarvis
  • The U.S. debut of UNIQLO’s UT collaboration with Japanese manga series, One Piece, which will be available in in stores and online later in the month.
  • Additional UT styles, including Nintendo, Star Wars, and Marvel’s Spider-Man Homecoming, available at the UNIQLO NYCC booth between October 5-8 and also available in stores and online

Jason Polan Exclusive New York Comic Con Styles

Jason Polan Jason Polan

Jason Polan has exhibited work all over the United States, Europe, Africa, and Asia. He is a founding member of the Taco Bell Drawing Club. He has made over 100 books including Every Piece of Art in the Museum of Modern Art and Every Person in New York. He has done projects with the Criterion Collection, Warby Parker, Lucky Peach and the National Audubon Society. Polan is from Michigan.

James Jarvis Exclusive New York Comic Con Style

James Jarvis

James Jarvis is a graphic artist from London. His work includes cartoons, comics, graphics, sculpture and printmaking, with a particular interest in art, language, philosophy, architecture and skateboarding.

One Piece (select styles)

Images to all UT styles available at New York Comic Con can be found here.

  • Two separate sweepstakes for NYCC fans. Beginning September 6th through the 22nd, 20 lucky fans will have the chance to win in-demand Comic Con tickets at UNIQLO’s 5th Avenue store. And during the same time period, UNIQLO will offer an online giveaway for an additional 30 tickets via a microsite at http://uniqlo.us/2iKuAjX

New York Comic Con Thursday tickets are still available at NewYorkComicCon.com. For the latest news, visit NYCC’s social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram).

About ReedPOP:

ReedPOP is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions exclusively devoted to organizing events, launching and acquiring new shows, and partnering with premium brands in the pop culture world. ReedPOP is dedicated to celebrations of popular culture throughout the globe that transcend ordinary events by providing unique access and dynamic personal experiences. The ReedPOP portfolio includes: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) West, East, South and Australia, Emerald City Comicon (ECCC), BookCon, Oz Comic-Con, Comic Con India, Paris Comic Con, Star Wars Celebration, Star Trek: Mission New York, TwitchCon, ComplexCon, UFC Fan Expo and more. The staff at ReedPOP is a fan-based group of professionals uniquely qualified to serve those with whom they share a common passion. ReedPOP is focused on bringing its expertise and knowledge to world communities in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, India and Australia. (www.reedpop.com).

About UNIQLO:

UNIQLO is a brand of Fast Retailing Co., Ltd., a leading global Japanese retail holding company that designs, manufactures and sells clothing under seven main brands: Comptoir des Cotonniers, GU, Helmut Lang, J Brand, Princesse tam.tam, Theory, and UNIQLO. With global sales of approximately 1.7864 trillion yen for the 2016 fiscal year ending August 31, 2016 (US $17.31 billion, calculated in yen using the end of August 2016 rate of $1 = 103.2 yen), Fast Retailing is one of the world’s largest apparel retail companies, and UNIQLO is Japan’s leading specialty retailer.

UNIQLO continues to open large-scale stores in some of the world's most important cities and locations, as part of its ongoing efforts to solidify its status as a truly global brand. Today the company has around 1,800 stores in 18 markets worldwide including Japan, Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, U.K. and the U.S. In addition, Grameen UNIQLO, a social business established in Bangladesh in September 2010, currently operates several Grameen UNIQLO stores in Dhaka. UNIQLO manages an integrated business model under which it designs, manufactures, markets and sells high-quality, casual apparel. The company believes that truly great clothes should be supremely comfortable, feature universal designs, are of high quality and offer a superb fit to everyone who wears them.

With a corporate statement committed to changing clothes, changing conventional wisdom and change the world, Fast Retailing is dedicated to creating great clothing with new and unique value to enrich the lives of people everywhere. For more information about UNIQLO and Fast Retailing, please visit www.uniqlo.com and www.fastretailing.com.

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