Cut&Paste Europe tickets

03 April 2009

After the Chicago tickets got swept up, Cut&Paste is now offering 5 free tickets (per city) to the remaining European events. If you live in any of the following cities and want to go, email us at hello [at], subject line C&P (the city). First 5 emails we receive for each will get a free pass. The London event will have to move fast…

London 4.4.09
Berlin 4.18.09
Barcelona 4.25.09
Milan 5.9.09

Cut&Paste has kindly given us 5 free tickets to give away for the event this Saturday, April 4, in Chicago. If you’re around this area and want to go, please send us an email at hello [at], subject line: Cut&Paste, and we’ll pick 5 people at random.

Congress Theater. Doors at 6pm. 21 and over. Full details.

*Update: all 5 tickets have been given away. Thanks everyone for emailing.


26 March 2009

SoriSu is a new electronic musical interface/instrument based on Sudoku puzzles.

Via Wired – New Musical Instruments Battle

The 8th annual poster competition of the island of Ithaca, Greece is now accepting entries. Theme: “I”. A “portrait” of myself. What do I see if I stand in front of a mirror? How do I see myself? How do others see me? What image would best represent me? What image would best represent my personal, social or political identity, my inspirations, my habits or my travels?

The ten best entries will be printed into banners with dimensions 200 x 60 cm and will be hung along Ithaca’s promenade for the entire summer of 2009. Their creators will have free accommodation in Ithaca on the weekend of the exhibition’s opening (July 2009).

1st prize 1000 €, 2nd prize 600 €, 3rd prize 500 €
Deadline: 20 May 2009

Greenpeace Design Awards is a poster design competition in conjunction with UniLife Inc. and the University of South Australia. The brief is to design a poster that delivers the message ‘Be a Part of the Action’ which will be considered for use in future Greenpeace Australia Pacific campaigns.

Now accepting submissions, March 1 – June 15.

American Illustration 27

11 February 2009

AI Book

Here is a look at the new American Illustration 27 book designed by Open, NY with an original fold-out jacket-as-poster by Ted McGrath.

Images are one-image-per-page with creative credits and contact info for each of the winning artists from the 2007 AI Competition. (The 2009 competition is accepting entries now). Only a limited number of copies are still available of this beautifully designed book – an art book and resource all in one.


Part of Radiohead’s Nude Remix contest. Video by James Houston. Bit more info here.



YWFT are curating a poster gallery at typecon again this year. They are looking for your best poster work that has excellent usage of type on it. It can be the main focus, or minor. They will be displaying the best submissions and the poster show will most likely travel, like the last one did. There unfortunately doesn’t seem to be any prizes but it sure is good exposure.

Crash Ballet

10 May 2008

Video from the Coudal remix contest. Via Monoscope.

Call for entries

22 April 2008


I’ve been digging around looking for some of the better design contests calling for entries right now. Here’s a list I have so far. I’m sure this is far from complete for 08… if you know of any others feel free to comment.

Allmightys and PopDeck – Out and About
Deadline: April 25

AIGA – Get Out the Vote 2008
Deadline: May 1

HUGO Create – Music & Nightlife
Deadline: May 5, July 5, Sept 5

Diesel Wall 2008
deadline: May 12, May 18, July 11

Emporio Armani Advertising Contest
Deadline: May 15

Wolda 08 – Logo Annual
Deadline: May 20

Ten Images for Ithaca 2008
Deadline: May 31

ADC Young Guns 6
Deadline: June 2

FL@33 – Book of Postcards
Deadline: July 16

Textile Republic
Deadline: ongoing