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UU, mascot for the Shenzhen Summer Universiade, is the brainchild of a design team headed by Wang Yuefei, a renowned local designer. The other four young members of the team include graphic designers Guo Dong and Xing Yishun, animation designer Wang Guanqun and 3D animation designer Li Xinyi. UU, close kin to the Universiade emblem, is a smiling face developed from the Happy U. In the shape of U, the initial letter of “Universiade”, it represents a great departure from tradition as important sport meetings tend to use human figures, animals or plants as their mascots.   

“UU” is given a variety of cute facial expressions: joyous, sweet and somewhat playful. These trendy and cheerful images are designed to embody the great vitality and uplifting spirit typical of the young people, express the expectation of the host city for the upcoming Shenzhen Summer Universiade, and highlight the role of the Games as a stage where young athletes with different racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds compete and show us their best form.