900 Seconds to Glory

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900 Seconds to Glory

My favorite Andy Warhol quote isn’t his oft cited, "In the future everyone will be famous for 15 minutes," but rather the line he quipped after becoming bored with his first quote: "In fifteen minutes everyone will be famous." Graphic artists who want their fifteen minutes of fame have at least two immediate ways of getting it. 1) Cut&Paste – a worldwide event where designers have 15 minutes to create something (preferably something striking) around a previously supplied theme. Selected entrants undergo a practice round and then are further weeded out for a final live competition. 2) Layer Tennis – delivered live to your browser on Friday afternoons, Layer Tennis positions two artists against each other where they swap a file back and forth over the course of 10 rounds. Each serve can last up to 15 minutes and is updated with written commentary. Not sure how designers get in on this one (maybe they’re already famous?) but past matches are quality. -Michael P.S. I did a test round for Cut&Paste over this past weekend and it was pretty intense. Wish me luck; I’ll need it should I move on to the Chicago competition.