Cut and Paste Winner

Lines stretched out the door last Saturday for the Cool Hunting-sponsored Cut and Paste design competition held at M1-5 in NYC. Inside, attendees crowded the room to witness a "design off" that pitted eight premiere New York designers against each other in three judged tournament-style rounds. Winner Alisa Suthayali (see Default) is a designer at 2×4 and won with her “Hearts and Bars Badge†(pictured) …

Lost at E Minor

Yet another landmark putting Australia on the creative map, Lost at E Minor is the almost one year-old weekly e-newsletter covering design, music, art, and more in Australia and beyond. Founded by Zolton Zavos, editor of the recently-launched Riot magazine, each edition brims with images and words spanning openings, magazines, designers, websites, and the like. Look out for a forthcoming Lost At E Minor book …

Stencil Graffiti Capital: Melbourne

On the heels of other city-specific books documenting the phenomenon, the new monograph, Stencil Graffiti Capital: Melbourne, takes a look at stencil artists in the land down under. Organized into themed sections like, "Skulls," "Symbols," and "Sexy Ladies," it also includes artist profiles, reports on Melbourne's Stencil Festival (now in its second year), and highlights include a spread that surveys Banksy's visit to Melbourne. A …