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July 1st, 2008 by


So I’m interested to see how MTV decreases the value of yet another creative outlet. I mentioned earlier that MTV is aging; it has lost touch with being the pinnacle of cool and reached an identity crisis by trying to regain the “shine” of it’s youth. I don’t remember how I ran into this, but they are currently developing a new show, “Engine Room,” and asking for entries. The concept, which I think borrows heavily from the legit design battle “Cut & Paste,” pits designers from varying mediums against each other in what, I hope, isn’t stupid. I mean I love design battles; I’ve been to Cut and Paste (it’s awesome), and it’s held and run by fantastic designers. MTV is getting their hands on the concept and doing lord knows what to it- this only spells D I S A S T E R in my book. We will just have to wait and see as Suchin Pak (Pretty much 1 of the 5 people I actually respect at MTV) hosts the show this fall.

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  • 1 John Jul 6, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    You have no clue what your talking about. What fucking authority do you have? And what have you accompliseh? Give me a break. Wack ass blog

  • 2 Fiona Jul 7, 2008 at 2:03 pm

    I totally hear what you are saying. I thought of it light heartedly (like any reality show) and am excited to see if they bring some people with real skills out. Even if the show blows, there may be some redeeming moments of stuck up design jokes – “Why the hell did you guys chose that font?” ; )