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Fingers Are Sweaty, Knees Weak, Keyboard's Ready

By Timmy Watson in Arts & Entertainment on Oct 28, 2006 7:00PM

The Cut and Paste Design Competition is coming to Chicago this year. This battle rap of graphic design nerds launched in New York in 2005 and will be taking place at Crobar, 1543 N. Kingsbury, on November 4.

06_10_28_cutandpaste.gifGraphic artists are normally given weeks or months for one project, here they will be required to produce design in rounds of 15 minutes in front of a crowd. The winner will receive an Apple MacBook, along with other goodies, and some serious graphic design street cred. Chuck Anderson, of NoPattern, is one of the judges, so we imagine the caliber of the artists will be top-notch.

In addition to the stage battle, there will be an audience design contest which will serve as a competition and a premier of Adobe Kuler. This will be the first look at the new Adobe color-matching software. Did we mention there will be prizes for this too? They don't specifically say what prizes, but we do know that KidRobot is a sponsor.

The competition is from 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m., the after-party will follow until 4:00 a.m. There will be an hour of free drinks to kick things off, so we suggest you aren't fashionably late. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.