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Lou Bank

Ten Angry Pitbulls in Chicago

The Agave Plant and the Art of Craft Spirits

PRESENTED ON JUN 07, 2016
IN CHICAGO @ VOL 38

"There is only one true craft spirits movement. It is in Mexico, and it started hundreds of years ago."

In The Agave Plant and the Art of Craft Spirits from PechaKucha Night Chicago Vol. 38Lou Bank explains the practice of making craft spirits and how he's leveraging this to revitalize small Mexican communities with the Agave plant.

"This was PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, August 5th, 2016. 

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My Work in Mexico

BY SEVERINE SCHLAEPFER
@ VOL 81 ON APR 27, 2011

Artist Severine Schlaepfer presents some of her original art projects done in Mexico.

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Lettering in Mexico

BY CRAIG YAMASHITA
@ VOL 83 ON JUN 29, 2011

Craig presents the beautiful handwritten lettering he found used as signage in Mexico.

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A Brief History of Distilling In New York

BY CHRISTOPHER WILLIAMS
@ VOL 4 ON NOV 21, 2013

Christopher Williams gives a brief, but detailed history of distilling in New York. He goes into depth on the Golden Age of distilleries in the state prior to prohibition and their subsequent demise. Christopher goes on to describe the contemporary reemergence of the industry--a New York distilling "renaissance".

"Presentation of the Day" on January 8, 2014.

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People of Two Spirits

BY HOUSTON CYPRESS
@ VOL 24 ON NOV 20, 2013

Houston Cypress, of the Miccosukee Native American tribe, speaks of the "two-spirit" phenomena within Native American culture. He approaches the subject stating that this idea is not so much a sexual orientation but a gender analysis. Houston gives us great examples of transgender aboriginal peoples serving all sorts of roles within their communities, and discusses his personal experiences coming out. 

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Spirited Figures

BY CESC GRANÉ
@ VOL 116 ON JUL 30, 2014

Graphic designer and character designer Cesc Grané speaks about his amazing creations inspired by Japanese aesthetics and myth. Cesc began by taking cues from yokai (old Japanese monsters and spirits) and putting his own unique spin on their appearance and how they are connected. He tells us how the ethos of Japan has inspired him daily, and recounts stories of his fantastical daydreams involving monsters, heroes, and mischievous creatures of all sorts.

"Presentation of the Day" on August 8, 2014. 

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Horsehead and Independent Design in Mexico

BY ADRIAN MONROY
@ VOL 36 ON JUN 26, 2014

Horsehead is an illustration project made up by a designer and an artist who have grown intuitively in the growing independent market of Mexico City. They will tell us about how they perceive the development of the different participants involved in this movement, which are their virtues, their flaws and the possibilities in the nearby future for the development of the city's economy.

 

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Whether it is possible to make the city as the design plant

BY STEPAN SOLODKOV
IN CHELYABINSK

A festival called "Form" is going to be held in Chelyabinsk very soon. This project is created for anyone interested in the visual fine art. Organizers promise to turn the city into design plant for a couple of days. How it will be and why the design defines the maintenance of everything what us surrounds. About this says Irina Yurchenko and Stepan Solodkov, creators of the festival.

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Finding The Spirits of Markham

BY EDMUND LI
@ VOL 6 ON FEB 06, 2015

Edmund Li talks about his inspiration and motivation to draw artwork on traffic boxes. He finds motivation in his son and inspiration in the environment if Markhan. 

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The Art and Science of Craft Confectionery

BY PAT SANTUCCI
@ VOL 30 ON FEB 23, 2017

"This is really where it started for me, in the land of pure imagination."

Creativity can be found everywhere! Even in candy! In "The Art and Science of Craft Confectionery" for PechaKucha Night Dayton Vol. 30, Pat Santucci dives into the little known art and science of craft Confectionery showing us that beautifully-crafted candies are possible even from a home kitchen. From hard candy to buttered fudge, Pat gets us right in our sweet tooth.