Monday, October 11, 2010

Cut & Paste Los Angeles 2010

So, over the weekend, I went to this design event in Hollywood called "Cut & Paste". Awesome event. You can check out the website here, It was held at the Music Box theater. For those of you who aren't familiar, awesome venue. The art direction and design of the place itself was amazing to look at. I'll save trying to explain what it looked like and just direct you to the pictures I took below. Anyhow, Cut & Paste is a design contest. There's a 2D and 3D category. The artists were given 15 minutes to create a design based on a theme that was given to them beforehand, so they had a little time to prepare. They created their own assets on stage, most of them using photography, imported them onto their machine, and got to work. There were only four contestants at a time, that way we were able to see their workflow on giant projector screens above the stage. There were two heats and a finals round for the 2D category and one death match heat for the 3D category. It was really awesome and interesting to see other people's workflow. You realize what you really prefer as an artist, how your mind works as opposed to others, and most importantly that there is no wrong or right way to create art. Other than the amazing venue and the awesome event, it was open bar before and after the the actual event (which was ideal for the company I was with). Also, one of the sponsors that was there was Converse, and they were holding a contest. You sign up, grab a template of a Converse shoe, and start designing with the materials they had at the table. The winning shoe gets a limited line created. Initially, I wasn't going to participate. But, my cousin, genius as he is (heheheheh) told me to just draw his face on the shoe and it would win for sure. So I did. Check out the photo below. I'm actually half-pleased with how it turned out hahahah. I just wanted to draw it to have fun. In closing (I know... WORDY ass post... Brace yourself for a lot of pics too), this event was real live proof that ART TAKES TIME. Until next time.

Music Box Theater

My Cousins Jerry and Eric

The Bar

The Stage

Signing up and getting to work

Good music, waiting for the event to start

The first 2D Heat

Two 2D Judges (Bobby Hundreds, creator of Hundreds clothing, and Eric Nakamura, Co-Editor of Giant Robot)

3D Heat

The Crowd

2D Finals

2D Winner (Theme: Instructional Piece)

Runner Up (I was screaming up at the stage, "Cut is Command X!!! Not Command C!!! I didn't realize it until now (thanks to my cousin), but she got paste wrong also! It's Command V!!!)

Converse Competition - My Entry

Chuck, my drunk roommate's entry (LOL)

Entry Submission

Chillin' afterwards, Open Bar