What's a character tour without New York? We brought the battle to BK's Music Hall of Williamsburg for a look at how NYC loves characters. We challenged designers to create villain characters that we can't help but love despite their chaotic qualities! A sketch wall, a photo booth, lovable villains, awesome designers - We'd say the night was nothing short of amazing. Congrats to Julian Glander & Juliet Phillips for taking home the prize w/ their smelly, lovable swamp monster.
In this competition, the 3 teams of 2 designers were challenged to create two original village characters, only one of which was used for a final composition in the final round. The competition was made up of 3 onstage rounds, each intended to create a product to be used in the following round. Despite the villain's evil qualities, we can’t help but love them and their design must communicate those qualities of both “evil” and “lovable.” In the first 10-minute onstage round, competitors prepared a black & white sketch of their first Villain character. In the second 10-minute round, they prepared a second black & white sketch of the 2nd Villain character. After round 2, the audience determined for each team their choice of villain between each team’s 2 sketches. In the final 15-minute round, the teams added full detail in color, texture, and style the Villain incorporating their chosen audience sketch of an object or accessory.
A fifteen year veteran and host at as many clubs, parties, and neighborhoods as NYC has to offer, DJ RT has made a career from his versatility in sounds, music knowledge and technical prowess. RT devoted his energies to tirelessly keeping an ever-hungry crowd on their feet, spinning with NY legends including Cosmo Baker & Eli Escobar, touring the country with artist like Chromeo, and rocking special events for brands such as H& M. Currently RT is a resident with Jam Master Jay’s Scratch Music Group and can be enjoyed at Top of the Standard NY. This is his second event with Cut&Paste, after 2012’s NY World Championship.