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Cut & Paste wins at San Francisco Design Week

Updated: Jun 17, 2020

Good news! Cut & Paste: Preventing Visual Plagiarism is an award winning project at the third annual San Francisco Design Week Awards 2020. We have been recognised as the overall winner in the communications design category!

To quote the press release: '...received the Communications Design Award which recognized Cut and Paste: Preventing Visual Plagiarism and the whole project team for its ground-breaking design and commitment to thought leadership in meeting the needs of a positive future for society. Lisa Winstanley was recognized for her team’s project on preventing visual plagiarism. The brief was to create an integrated visual system which would appeal to young designers in Singapore to guide them through complex topics via an active learning workshop. Collaterals include: a bespoke folder, book, bookmark, posters, & a custom designed stationery kit, all of which focus on culturally appropriate imagery and rich, real-world examples of visual plagiarism, homage, pastiche and parody.'

Many thanks to organisers of SFDW Design Awards and the esteemed jury panel: · Irina Blok, Product Design Lead AI/Research Team, Google

· Diane Dorrans Saeks, Interior Design, Author, The Style Saloniste

· Leah King, Senior XD Visual Designer, fuseproject

· Catherine Kwong, Principal, Catherine Kwong Design

· Stan Rapp, Design Manager, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

· Noah Richardson, Design Director, Facebook

· Maurice Woods, Principal Designer & Founder/Executive Director, Microsoft & inneract project

· Takashi Yanai, FAIA, Partner & Residential Studio Director, Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney architects

I am honoured to be a winner and am grateful that this project and topic of visual plagiarism is gaining international recognition. Hopefully this helps us to talk about it more openly as a problem that we all face as creatives in one way or another (:

take care and be kind to one another,




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