Cut & Paste '07

Posted on June 25, 2007 Under Design

After a solid debut in NYC back in ’05, Cut&Paste spread to new cities in ’06, and is back again this year in a big way. Dedicated to strengthening creative networks and fostering emerging graphic designers, C&P hosts a series of live design tournaments worldwide. In major cities across the globe, C&P enlists up & coming design hotshots to submit entries for consideration in the local tournament. Eight contestants are then selected to square off in a series of head-to-head fifteen minute unscripted battles a bit like the design world’s version of Iron Chef. Even if you’re not a designer yourself, the experience is unique as the crowd can observe each design come together on massive screens projected above each contestant. C&P has stepped up the prizes for the tournaments and attendees can even join in the action by participating in an audience-only competition for designs done on-site on a Wacom Cintiq interactive pen display. For an example of a past contestant, check out the winner of the ’06 tournament in Chicago. The deadline for submissions is July 17th, so if you’re a designer seeking lifelong glory, worldwide exposure, or maybe just out to win some new gear, get on the ball.