Volksbühne Berlin am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz

Cut&Paste - Platoon

The Return of the Tablet Jedi

Cut & Paste is back! The global design battle is now in its 8th year, and it keeps getting bigger. This time, it’s taking place in 12 design mega cities, and this year that includes Berlin.


At Cut & Paste, young talented designers take their places on stage and show on the screen what they can do with their Wacom-Tablet. When the curtain goes up, they transform the daily work into a performance. And the young designers become rockstars who are cheered on by the 1000 spectators.

The live competition takes place on 02.02.2012 at the Volksbühne in Berlin. Contestants can apply in three categories: 2D, 3D and Motion Design. The winner from each category represents Berlin at the Final in NYC and battles agasint the winners of the other cities at the Global Championship.

As with any competition, Cut & Paste is naturally about finding the best of the best. Adobe, the main sponsor has set up a special online training room, where they've given away a few Adobe CS5 tricks, with which can improve your skills.

A jury of experienced Pros assesses the designers with strict criteria: not only the originality of the designs and strength of the concept, but also the self-presentation and ability to engage the audience.


One of the main motivations behind Cut & Paste is to demystify the often invisible design process - and at the same time make it more exciting. What really happens when working on "the creatives" behind an ideas? Cut & Paste shows that it is a mixture of tools and courage that count most in successful design.

In addition to the live competition on stage, the audience is offered a few additional nuggets. Armed with iPads, a public competition seeks audience memebers harboring hidden talents. And in 'Show & Tell', the latest trends in design professionals are exhibited.

The cities taking part this year are: Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Tel Aviv, London, Mexico City, Sao Paulo, Tokyo, Seoul, Shanghai & Berlin.


Platoon Cultural Development