Posts Tagged ‘Multimedia’

Here is an opportunity to look at the behind-the-scenes graphic design work for the movie Beauty and the Beast; a closer look at their countdown social campaign before the release. I like the choice of the font throughout this whole campaign although not used everywhere. You will notice there is a different design depending on the representation of the movie scene. Props to the work from Sean Hobman who is a freelance art director/designer working with the folks from Watson DG who are pretty known in working with various Hollywood releases.

Published on Behance, this is a project in collaboration between Sean Hobman and the mighty folks from Watson DG. They are both located in different location from London, UK to Los Angeles, California.

AIGA Medalist Sean Adams and Norwegian designer and educator Rachel Troye have both had prolific careers in the design and branding industries, running their own successful studios in very different cultures and climates (Adams lives in Los Angeles). In spite of achieving international renown, both have shelved their studios indefinitely to take up the mantle of teaching, Adams at ArtCenter College of Design, and Troye at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, putting personal success to one side in service to the next generation of young creatives.
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While united by all of the above, there are clear differences between their outlooks on education, attitudes towards their current crop of students, and more clearly the geopolitical landscape of their respective nations. What separates U.S. students from their Norwegian counterparts, how robust are the respective creative industries, and just what is the benefit of asking novice designers to make a poster that offends their whole class? Adams and Troye have those compelling answers and more.

To learn more please visit: What Students are Taught – LINK

CAMP Festival is a 2-day conference about creativity, art, design and technology happening on September 8-9 in Calgary, Canada. With many top-notch storytellers like Stefan Sagmeister, GMUNK and our beloved James White, this festival on its first edition, looks quite promising and inspiring for your creative flux. Time to explore the Digital Wilderness!
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With 14 expert-lead presentations and panels, 300+ attendees, endless networking opportunities and a special evening event to boot, CAMP will educate you on the advancements in digital media, push your creativity, and leave you an inspired happy camper.

CAMP is working in partnership with global event producer FITC to bring this awesomeness to town!

To learn more please visit:  CAMP Festival – LINK

Art directors are becoming animators. Print designers are becoming web designers. Illustrators are now photographers who also edit and shoot film. Adobe has launched a new campaign, I Am The New Creative, that highlights the work of these new creatives: profiling one creative each day and using their amazing imagery to “take over” every social media channel that touches Adobe’s creative tools and technologies.
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With the Creative Cloud our product teams have removed the barriers to creative expression: Designers can build parallax HTML5 experiences. Illustrators are making EPUBs. Photographers are using their cameras and Adobe technology to become filmmakers. And coders have the tools to make beautiful design.

It’s an amazing and interesting time in our industry; people have the ability to self-express, in any discipline, without boundaries. I Am The New Creative promotes the amazing work our community is producing and marks this moment in time as a movement and a celebration of creativity.

One of the most incredible aspects of this program has been watching creative professionals merge their mediums and their portraits to produce “New Creatives” versions of themselves.

There’s something magical about the compositions. As a designer there’s always a part of me in my work, but to personalize my work in this way, to make my work more representative of me, presents an alternative perspective. All of the artists we’re working with are enjoying this experience and are appreciative of our desire to promote their amazing creative output.

To learn more please visit:  I Am The New Creative – LINK

The Society for Experiential Graphic Design will host a webinar featuring EGD research insights for healthcare campus and facility design. Metrics for Healthcare Environments will cover master planning, nomenclature, information design, and patient/user experience from leading design professionals.
The session will start out with an overview of the current state of the healthcare industry with a focus on how regulatory measurements have shifted to align healthcare design practice with the measurable effectiveness of facility performance and overall patient/user satisfaction. We will then discuss the design methodologies employed when planning comprehensive patient experiences in complex healthcare facilities and campuses. We will then shift to the scale of the user and look at the mechanisms that designers are using to create effective and holistic communication and interactive platforms for administrators, visitors, and users alike.

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Topics discussed will include:

  • State of healthcare transformation in the US
  • Impact of policy facility and patient experiences
  • Overview of existing facility campus analysis and auditing
  • Strategies for engaging clients and users in developing design strategies
  • Applying insights into realizable user experiences
  • Developing effective interactive experiences

Featured panelists:

  • Ellen Taylor, do;it (Pennsylvania)
  • Greg Nelson, Gensler (Los Angeles)
  • Leslie Wolke, Leslie Wolke Consulting (Austin)

To learn more please visit: Metrics for Healthcare Environments – LINK

Communication Arts magazine has revealed the winners of its 20th annual Interactive competition. Thirty-eight projects were selected by a jury of creative professionals, out of 1,333 entries were submitted to the competition.

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The selected projects will be reproduced in the March/April 2014 issue of Communication Arts, both in print and on the iPad, with more than 45,000 copies distributed worldwide.

To learn more please visit: Communication Arts – LINK

Wacom has unveiled a pressure-sensitive digital pen for sketching, drawing and painting on an iPad. The Intuos Creative Stylus works seamlessly with the iPad and a series of creative apps, providing an authentic experience for whenever inspiration strikes.
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Designed for the iPad 3, 4 and Mini, the Intuos Creative Stylus is compatible with popular creative apps such as Autodesk SketchBook Pro for iPad, ArtRage, Bamboo Paper, ProCreate and Psykopaint. The Intuos Creative Stylus’s advanced technology comes in form of a best-in-class pen experience and pressure sensitivity of 2048 pressure levels. This means that it can reproduce the feel and artistic control of traditional brushes and markers, so it’s ideal for sketching, illustrating and image editing.

To learn more please visit: Wacom Intuos Creative Stylus – LINK

Corbis CRAVE is a new digital boutique that features expertly curated imagery from industry-leading commercial and editorial photographers.

“Corbis CRAVE provides creative directors and art buyers a search and ideation experience tailored to their unique and specific needs whether they’re accessing the collection on their iPad or through the website,” explained Edie Tobias, senior vice president of commercial products at Corbis.

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For creative momentum on the go, the Corbis CRAVE app puts the finest images front and center and gives creatives powerful search and lightbox functionality to advance their creative visions whether face-to-face with a client or waiting to catch a flight.

Corbis CRAVE is also a venue for creative professionals to explore and be inspired by the work of some of the most sought-after commercial photographers in the world via featured portfolios – while providing a seamless user experience as they develop their own projects from storyboard to execution.

To learn more please visit: Corbis CRAVE – LINK

Adobe has unveiled the Adobe Photoshop CC at MAX 2013 as part of a major update to Adobe Creative Cloud. The new version pushes the boundaries of possibility, offering a powerful new creative process, legendary imaging magic, and greater creative freedom with new tools and workflows.

Adobe’s desktop apps, including Photoshop, were previously known as Creative Suite (CS), and will now be branded CC to reflect that they are an integral part of Creative Cloud. Photoshop CC includes a wide range of innovative enhancements, including new image deblurring and sharpening features to improve design workflows, and new Camera Raw capabilities. This update combines Photoshop standard and Photoshop Extended features.

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“With the ability to quickly deliver new innovations, we’re empowering photographers and creatives to push the boundaries in digital imaging and design,” commented Winston Hendrickson, vice president of products, Creative Media Solutions, Adobe.

“Our customers will no longer have to wait 18 to 24 months to access new Photoshop innovation. When a new Photoshop feature is ready – whether it’s the next Healing Brush or something as mind-blowing as Content Aware Fill – we’ll deliver it via Creative Cloud.”

All-new CC apps are scheduled to be released in June 2013.

To learn more please visit: Adobe Unveils Photoshop CC at MAX – LINK

ON-TYPE: Texts on Typography, on view at the Bauhaus Archive from May 8 to August 5, 2013, is an interactive exhibition conveying milestones from the history of typography over more than 100 years.

The exhibition will offer a multisensory experience of the way in which one font is never equivalent to another. It will present classics of type design from the twentieth century, such as Bauhaus and Swiss typography, as well as postmodern standpoints and topical examples.

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ON-TYPE: Texts on Typography will gather together central theories, manifestos and stocktaking accounts of twentieth-century typography in the German-speaking countries and will present font patterns and insider typography magazines.

The central figures involved and important debates in the history of typography are also introduced – such as debates about legibility, about writing with small initial letters in German, and on the effects of digitization.

To learn more please visit: ON-TYPE: Texts on Typography – LINK

Ogilvy & Mather and Director Jonathan Notaro of Brand New School are calling out the history of humanity’s tooth-cleaning habits with their spot for Philips Sonicare, “Stick with Technology” for their Odyssey campaign. The time-travelling spot raises the question of why, at a time when human beings adopt technology to every element of their lives at an exponential rate, does 72% of the US population continue to scour our teeth with what are essentially bristles on a stick?

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The spot was created as an “Odyssey” through time, with detailed attention to determining the appropriate eras and vignettes to shoot through the time warp, as well as the accompanying sets, locations, acting and wardrobe.

“We wanted the actor to literally ‘brush his way through time’,” said Notaro. “So we practically tethered the actor to the camera/dolly and dragged them through the various period-specific scenes.”

The Philips films were shot on location in Budapest, including a Victorian train station with a locomotive, as well as on studio lots with constructed medieval sets. In order to get the most realistic results while minimizing the use of CG, the wardrobe animation was shot on green screen mannequins with garments run across them. The team also developed other complex animations using stop motion techniques at the BNS film studio stateside.

To see the video please visit: Sonicare – 5000 Year Journey – LINK

As if borne of a dream, Poetica’s beautifully monochromatic spec film for Trek Bicycles bares the distinct look and feel of a surreal mindscape. The piece, conceptualized by Poetica Creative Director Steve Tozzi and brought to life with the help of CG Director, Lead Animator John Clausing and Senior Flame Artist Aaron Vasquez, is an expressive 3D ode to the rider’s unique connection to the Trek brand.

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The film revolves around a cyclist traveling through a menagerie of hyper-stylized landscapes, each populated with phantasmagorical cranes, flowers, and more, made up of bicycle parts. However, it also functions as a case study on the capabilities of Softimage, and Arnold, a powerful new 3D CG-rendering program. Poetica rendered some 200-plus passes of CG to bring the stunning images to life with a quick turnaround. Additionally, programs such as Exocortex, Slipstream, and ICE were employed to give the VFX a singularly natural and organic look.

Trek “Lights” – LINK

The Art Directors Club has today launched ADC Young Guns For Good to connect top-notch international creative talent with charitable causes to help bridge the gap between the quality of work these charities are doing, and the quality of creative representing them in marketing materials.

The inaugural project for ADC Young Guns For Good is a partnership with Google Creative Lab through which ADC Young Guns artists will design $1 million worth of advertising that will run in USA TODAY to benefit charities involved with Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.

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Google Creative Lab in New York, recent winner of the USA TODAY 2012 Print Competition, has elected to donate the prize – $1 million in advertising media spend – to focus on charities benefiting Hurricane Sandy relief.

Empire State Relief Fund, Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund and DonorsChoose.org will each be paired up with one ADC Young Gun to develop and execute a full-page color ad in USA TODAY in April. ADC Young Guns will have the opportunity to express interest in participating in the program through March 22.

Art Directors Club – LINK

Aquafadas has released an update to MotionComposer, a software that lets prosumers and professionals easily create Flash or HTML5 animations and interactive content.

The update adds support for audio and a new optimized engine that generates animations compatible with the latest generation of browsers using HTML5.

“MotionComposer 1.6 gives everyone, not just developers, the unlimited ability to create web and eBook animations that can run on any device or browser – without writing a single line of code,” commented Claudia Zimmer, CEO, Aquafadas.

“Users of all skill levels are free to create engaging animated content for their websites, blogs, and self-published eBooks easily with MotionComposer.

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And the latest version opens up even more possibilities, now providing multiple export options and the ability to add in audio, making for even more interesting web content.”

Unlike other animation software, MotionComposer does not employ the use of complicated timelines. Its simple-to-use interface features the concept of “slides” and “states,” where each slide is a state of the global animation.

MotionComposer 1.6 – LINK

Adobe MAX 2013 will bring together more than 5,000 creative industry leaders, designers, developers, strategists, video professionals and photographers from around the world to exchange ideas, innovations and inspiration.

The event offers a unique opportunity to learn directly from industry and Adobe experts and connect with peers from across industries.

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Adobe MAX 2013: The Creativity Conference will take place on May 4-8 at the Los Angeles Convention Center & Nokia Theatre.

Adobe MAX 2013 – LINK

Fjord has released its annual trends predictions, showcasing 10 trends that will shape digital services in 2013. The report forecasts the major shifts that will impact the way we work and live, and offers practical advice to help business leaders interpret the opportunities that lie ahead.

“Our work at Fjord is at the front edge of mainstream, where innovation meets mass-market appeal. This constant presence of ‘new’ feeds our curiosity, and makes exploration a necessity,” commented Olof Schybergson, CEO of Fjord.

“Our trends are one way we give shape to our thoughts on what tomorrow will bring. They offer our clients both inspiration and actionable insights on how to tackle the big issues that will influence their businesses in the year to come.”

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The trends point at some recurring themes that weave their way in and out of Fjord’s annual forecasts. Mobile is still changing everything – if anything faster, and now includes new ways of working. Personalization will be a hot topic for success. Finally, data and the success of new systems are tightly bound together. And as ever – for truly great service design – people come first.

Fjord Digital Trends 2013 – LINK

The 51st D&AD Awards is now open for entries. The pinnacle of creative achievement across the design, advertising and digital industries, the D&AD Awards have been running since 1962.

Unlike other shows, D&AD only awards work of the highest standard, meaning that the quantity of top awards given fluctuates year on year.

The Awards is open to companies and freelancers from all over the world. The deadline for entries is January 30, 2013.

51st D&AD Awards: Call for Entries – LINK

Pantone Canvas is a free online creative network powered by Behance. It is the first and only network built on the Behance platform with the ability to filter projects by color.

Pantone Canvas lets designers showcase and promote their work through digital portfolios to millions of creative users worldwide to connect with other creatives and potential clients. Users can upload an unlimited number of digital images to create an online portfolio that can be accessed from anywhere, including on mobile devices.

“Today’s employers are recruiting designers based on their talent and not on their location. Pantone Canvas is designed to introduce and connect the best creative talent with potential clients and employers,” commented Giovanni Marra, director of corporate marketing at Pantone. “Additionally, it’s a great way to share work and gather inspiration from other like-minded creative professionals.”

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Creatives can sync their Pantone Canvas and LinkedIn profiles with their account, allowing potential employers to view their portfolio directly from their LinkedIn profile. In addition, Pantone Canvas users have the opportunity for increased exposure, as Pantone will curate and promote the most innovative work on its website and social media channels.

Pantone Canvas – LINK

Goodby, Silverstein & Partners has recently launched a new campaign for TD Ameritrade. Voiced by Matt Damon and directed by Brad Silberling, the new spots are highly stylized and use personal story telling, a unique approach for the financial category.

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The campaign uses classic storytelling to take complex financial concepts, simplify them, and act them out in the lives of real people. To do that, GSP shot them in the style of filming a play to show the unpredictable nature of life while offering straight-forward retirement guidance.

Goodby, Silverstein & Partners Creates New Campaign – LINK

Adobe Digital Publishing Suite (DPS), Single Edition significantly simplifies the mobile app development process by enabling designers to create and deliver digital publications to iPad through the Apple App Store, without writing a single line of code.

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With DPS Single Edition, designers can create single-issue content, such as marketing material, brochures, product guides or personal design portfolios, and submit an unlimited number of apps to the Apple App Store for publication, at no additional cost. This gives freelance designers, design agencies and small-to-midsize businesses easy access to the same core digital publishing technologies that leading publishers worldwide are using.

Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, Single Edition – LINK

NY-based creative production company Gretel worked with Style’s strategists and executives to craft a new brand image for the network with energy, versatility, personality, and, above all, style.

Style has been on the air for over ten years. Though they’ve enjoyed some success building an aspirational, upbeat network that viewers trust, the brand wasn’t reflecting their full potential. They were looking to make a big splash, and to craft a brand that truly lived up to the promise in their name: Style.

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In rebranding the network, it was up to the talented team at Gretel to capitalize on this opportunity to give Style a look, energy, and point of view to stake their claim in the category.

“There are other networks that touch on style, but Style is the only network dedicated to the idea,” said Greg Hahn, Founder and Creative Director at Gretel. “At the same time, their brand has been a tad modest – in our view – and they have flown a bit under the radar. There is such rich opportunity for a network like Style, and they know it. They needed a bolder, more colorful, more expressive brand to connect with all the style-obsessed viewers out there.”

Style Media Rebrand – LINK

JOB OPPORTUNITIES FEATURED AT THE HUB: VISTAPRINT – LEXINGTON, MA
There’s nothing old-fashioned about our North American location in historic Lexington, Massachusetts.
Our bright, open work space and telepresence conference rooms regularly bring cross-functional teams of employees with diverse backgrounds and expertise “face to face.” Together we form a dynamic, energetic group that takes challenge and driving impact to a seriously fun level.
Thanks to our success to date and to our continued ambitions, we offer our marketing, technology and analytics specialists, along with teams in human resources, legal and finance, some of the best growth opportunities around, earning us the title as one of the “Best Places to Work” in the Boston area.
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From its brilliant but modest start as a specialty paper provider, Vistaprint has grown into an e-commerce powerhouse. Around the globe, Vistaprint is revolutionizing marketing and technology and imprinting our unique stamp of excellence on custom products and manufacturing.

Please mention that you found this opportunity on The Hub.

“Vistaprint | Careers – Link”

A design competition to celebrate good design and to articulate the value of effective design.
The stories of great design are powerful tools. The most successful case studies provide inspiration to fellow designers and serve as a learning tool that can be shared with clients, media and the public.

AIGA’s “Justified” competition will select examples of good design that are also described in terms of their effectiveness in meeting the client’s objectives. Entries will be judged based on their design attributes and also how well a short case is made on their effectiveness in a clear, compelling and accessible way. A discerning and qualified jury will identify submissions that serve as an effective tool to explain design’s value to clients, students, peers and the public in general.

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Preparing your work
After you log in to the competitions system with your AIGA credentials, you will be required to submit the following:

Images
You will be asked to upload at least three images or illustrations to accompany your submission.

Images must be 640 pixels wide (height variable)
JPG, GIF and PNG formats are accepted in RGB
File names should include the entry title, image number (001, 002, 003, etc.) and contain no spaces (please use an underscore, i.e., title_001.png)
Include a caption (max 50 words) describing the image as well as an image credit (max 50 words)

“Justified: How to Enter Link”

Project Primetime to Enable a Single Video Publishing Workflow, Starting with Adobe Access for iOS and MPEG-Dash Support
As part of the quickly evolving device landscape, a unified video publishing workflow is more important than ever. Individual workflows for specific devices or platforms are not a long-term approach. It’s like having to build a different car, depending on the city you want to travel to. It’s expensive and distracts from the important part of your video application, the user experience.

As part of Project Primetime, we are continuing to invest in our own technology and industry standards that enable our video customers to have a single workflow that enables them to reach any web-enabled devices.

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What does this mean for you? Instead of having to worry about using different content protection, video delivery or video publishing workflows, Project Primetime will provide a holistic solution, which will make your video strategy uniquely easy to deploy, protect and monetize.

We’re making two announcements today that will bring the industry towards a single video publishing workflow:

“Project Primetime Link”

“Adobe Access Link”

Watch this video on how future technology will help people make better use of their time, focus their attention, and strengthen relationships while getting things done at work, home, and on the go. There’s a nod to technology Apple has helped proliferate, with interfaces that resemble those seen in easy-touch smartphones and tablet computers. There is also the ability to manipulate graphics projected off the screen with hand motions, as seen in the movie Minority Report. Such technology exists, but is still being developed for commercial use.

While the theme of the video is “productivity,” it’s tied to the underlying assumption that such hyper-connectivity and always-on features will drive the performance of knowledge workers to deliver even more value to their businesses.

Enter the most prestigious design competition for interactive media, the Communication Arts Interactive Design Competition. Any interactive project created for digital distribution on the World Wide Web, handheld device, CD-ROM or interactive kiosk is eligible. Selected by a nationally representative panel of distinguished programmers, interface designers and creative directors, the winning entries will be distributed worldwide in the Communication Arts Interactive Annual and on commarts.com, assuring important exposure to the creators of this outstanding work.

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Founded in 1959, Communication Arts is the premier source of inspiration for graphic designers, art directors, design firms, corporate design departments, advertising agencies, interactive designers, illustrators and photographers—everyone involved in visual communication.

Click here for more information about the competition.

Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being.

“Steve Jobs was unlike any other,” the world body said through a spokesperson. “He saw what others did not. He believed above all else in the power of human ingenuity – to create ‘tools’ that people could use, that would not only improve our lives but, quite literally, change the world. He was a truly global force.

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Robert A. Iger, president and CEO of the Walt Disney Company, released a statement Thursday on Steve Jobs’ passing, calling him “a great friend as well as a trusted advisor.”

“Steve was such an ‘original,’ with a thoroughly creative, imaginative mind that defined an era. Despite all he accomplished, it feels like he was just getting started. With his passing the world has lost a rare original, Disney has lost a member of our family, and I have lost a great friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Laurene and his children during this difficult time,” Iger said.

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Adobe Creative Cloud is a major new initiative from the company that radically redefines the content creation process. It will become the focal point for creativity, where millions can access desktop and tablet applications, essential creative services, and share their best work.

“Adobe Creative Cloud reinvents creative expression by enabling a new generation of services for creativity and publishing, that embrace touch interaction to re-imagine how individuals interact with creative tools and build deeper social connections between creatives around the world,” said Kevin Lynch, chief technology officer at Adobe. “The move to the Creative Cloud is a major component in the transformation of Adobe.”

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The initial introduction of Adobe Creative Cloud is centered around an innovative collection of Adobe Touch Apps that re-imagine creative software for the mobile age and enable tablet devices to be an integral part of the creative process. Adobe Creative Cloud will become the hub for viewing, sharing and syncing of files created by Adobe Touch Apps and Adobe Creative Suite, and includes 20GB of cloud storage. It will quickly develop into a service that will deliver access to Adobe’s flagship creative applications and services and become an essential resource for anyone interested in creativity – all at a highly attractive price.

To learn more about what is expected and included in the early 2012 launch please click here.

Adobe and Cut&Paste announced the call for competitors for the Cut&Paste signature event, the Digital Design Tournament. This “Iron Chef” for design tour is held live in 12 cities worldwide.

Cut&Paste is a social arena for showcasing design talent and creating opportunities for designers – a global movement of artists, firms and media working to strengthen creative networks through events and local support.

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The “design as spectator sport” approach that it brings to 2D, 3D and motion/animation competitions will be showcased live on stage in 12 design capitals – Beijing, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Tel Aviv, London, Berlin, Mexico City, Sao Paulo, Tokyo and Seoul.

Cut&Paste’s sponsor Adobe’s Senior Worldwide Design Evangelist Rufus Deuchler has outlined a number of key techniques that will give competitors an edge in the competition. Available at adobe.com/go/cutandpaste, Rufus’ video tips focus on how to create spectacular designs quickly and efficiently in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, which is crucial for competitors working under the extremely tight deadlines the tournament imposes.

Cut&Paste Website

The 2012 International Design Awards are open. HOW will spotlight winning work from around the globe, and one Best of Show winner will get prominent coverage in the magazine and a free trip to the 2012 HOW Design Conference (plus a brag-worthy trophy). And, it will be showcased in a newly created HOW International Design Awards website that will be seen by people all over the world. Show your peers, your friends and your clients what you’ve got.

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Read the submission guidelines and enter your work.

Extended Deadline: September 22, 2011

View previous International Design Competition winners in the Design Awards Gallery

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