Digital Design Smackdown: Cut&Paste to Host First Global Championship

cut&paste 09.jpgThey may sound staid, but Cut&Paste‘s digital design tournaments are the creative world’s equivalent of a monster truck rally. Having cut and pasted its way through 16 cities and 256 fearless competitors, the competition’s global tour has narrowed the field to 48 designers who will battle it out on stage in the first ever Cut&Paste Global Championship this Friday, October 16, at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom. Expect Layer Tennis times a hundred (and minus the tennis), with a tech setup that will register every mouse click and tapped command from the competing designers’ workstations and project them live on large-scale displays in full view of the audience. DJ Cosmo Baker will provide the soundtrack (we’re keeping our fingers crossed for lots of DEVO). Click to preview the portfolios and winning work of the contenders for the 2D, 3D, and motion design titles and prizes. Judging the proceedings will be an esteemed panel including Andrea Rosso (55DSL), Kevin Lyons (Anomaly), Allan Chochinov (Core77), and Stephen Price (Stash DVD Magazine). Can’t make it to New York? Watch the live webcast here.