Back in the Windy City!! After a few years off, we were proud to partner with AIGA Chicago to bring Cut&Paste back to Chicago, where some of us once called home (our moms are speaking to us again). CHARACTERIZED Chicago 2013 brought a dynamic mashup of character designers with C&P's experimental team format. Congrats to our champs JC Rivera and Alecks Cruz for their Patron Saint of Starving Artists!
In this competition, 3 teams of 2 designers are challenged to create a “Patron Saint” character based on a subject or area of interest. Over the course of 3 rounds, designers developed this character and a scene in which they express mastery of a subject. In the first 10-minute onstage round teams prepared a black & white sketch of their patron saint character. In the second 15-minute round they fully detailed their characters with color and texture. In the final 20-minute final round, designers created a final scene containing their detailed patron saint character that best expressed how the saint represented, embodied, or advocated for their subject area.
2013 was quite the year for Rex the Triangle. His first track released under the mysterious moniker won him 1st place in Beatport’s remix contest for Beck and Charlotte Gainsbourg’s “Paradisco” and netted him a release on Gainsbourg’s label Because Music UK. Rex’s Success with the remix, along with his cryptic yet intriguing web presence caught the eyes and ears of several Nu-Disco tastemakers, and landed him some additional high profile remixes for the likes of Housse De Rackett, Electric Guest, and Edwin Van-Cleef. His work has been featured in mixtapes and sets by artists like Goldroom and Theatre of Delays, and showcased on promo compilations released by Kitsune as well as Because Music UK. Rex is currently working on an EP and playing shows around his hometown of Chicago.