Nathaniel Ross

Kansas City Design Week Delivers Thought-Provoking Events

by , 03/08/12

Kansas City Design Week, Sustainable Design, Sustainable Architecture, Urban Planning, Graphic Design, Letterpress, Toy Design, Industrial Design, Pech Kucha, Urban Development

The kick-off event was a Cu t& Paste battle – a fast-paced design competition that tests the skill, speed and stage presence of contestants as they create original designs in timed rounds. Since 2009, Cut & Paste has become a global movement of artists, firms, and media working to strengthen creative networks through events and local support. Their mission is to “help designers be better understood for better opportunity.”

Kansas City Design Week, Sustainable Design, Sustainable Architecture, Urban Planning, Graphic Design, Letterpress, Toy Design, Industrial Design, Pech Kucha, Urban Development

Some of Kansas City’s best artists, architects, and designers competed to impress a panel of judges as they demonstrated mastery in their respective fields. Audience members watched the creative process in real time via large-scale projections, while a local DJ provided the beats. Kansas City’s Cut&Paste 2D and 3D champions were Garrett Fuselier of T2 + Back Alley Films and Chad McClure of Burly Studios.

Kansas City Design Week, Sustainable Design, Sustainable Architecture, Urban Planning, Graphic Design, Letterpress, Toy Design, Industrial Design, Pech Kucha, Urban Development

Hatch Show Print is an American institution for preserving a nearly extinct art form – the letterpress. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Hatch Show Print was started in 1879 by the Hatch Brothers who created advertising posters to promote vaudeville, circus, and minstrel shows across the country.

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