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Cut & Paste: The New Cut Copy?

By Johnny Loftus in Arts & Entertainment on Mar 26, 2009 5:40PM

2009_03_CutAndPaste.jpg If you've ever watched "Iron Chef America" and thought, "this would be better if the subject was digital design and kitchen stadium was actually the Congress Theater," then Cut & Paste 2009 is for you.

The Chicago installment of the international design competition goes down April 4 under the dome of the former movie palace on the lip of Logan Square, and while the competitors and judges in the 2D, 3D, and Motion Graphics categories have already been chosen, there will apparently be a DJ to entertain onlookers. There will definitely be enough drinks to sate your thirst for that elusive full-time job in creative. Maybe it's a networking opportunity, too, but let's be real: it's a great way to meet someone who gives good laptop.

The secret ingredient of this competition? Super-powered software, of course. InDesign is the kumquat of Cut & Paste.

Cut & Paste 2009 is on April 4 at Congress Theater, 2135 N Milwaukee Avenue, $15 in advance, $20 at the door, 21+. Visit the Cut & Paste site for tickets and more information about the competition.

BY: Johnny Loftus