Lightly competitive yet with no shortage of creative pride, each CHARACTERIZED Tour 2013 event blends a unique perspective on characters, with a visceral exposure to designers' techniques and instincts. In partnership with HP, CHARACTERIZED incorporates Cut&Paste's experimental team format to bring character designers together for an onstage throwdown. Teams of 2 artists each will create throughout multiple rounds of design, using computers and analog tools to make original characters. A jury decides the winning team by consensus, who receives a HP® ZR2440w 24-inch Display. Each event promises to be a dynamic mashup of designers as an audience witnesses work broadcast on projection screens while teams make designs in real-time.
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.