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Ryo Shimizu

New Alphabet Letters Based on Chinese Characters

PRESENTED ON JUN 29, 2011
IN TOKYO @ VOL 83

Ryo showcases some of his art projects, with a focus on a beautiful set of alphabet letters based on Chinese characters. (in Japanese)

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Letters on Cuba

BY IAN LYNAM
@ VOL 88 ON JAN 25, 2012

Designer Ian Lynam took a trip to Cuba, and being the typographic obsessor he his, he spent a lot of time taking photos of the typography he spotted in and around the streets he walked.

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Childhood Drawings

BY ERIC CHAN
@ VOL 91 ON APR 25, 2012

Eric is a Canadian designer now based in New York, and in this presentation, he shares the childhood creations he produced as a kid, and shows how they link up to and influenced the work he creates these days. (in English)

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Rules Based Design

BY JASON GUO
IN SHENZHEN

Jason Guo is an architect, and in his presentation he hopes to show how parametric modelling can result in unpredictable imagery. It's a topic he calls "Rules Based Design." (in Chinese)

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Chinese Characters

BY YONGQING LIU
@ VOL 13 ON MAY 18, 2013

Yongqing Liu is a Secretary-General of Shenzhen Graphic Design Association. His amazing design works utilizing Chinese characters and fonts for products and branding is a combination of historical background and his own feelings toward life. Unfortunatley, Yonging Liu was unavailable, and a friend of his presented for him instead. 

 

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Joseph's Gigantic GPS Drawings

BY JOSEPH TAME
@ VOL 107 ON OCT 30, 2013

Joseph Tame is a runner who draws pictures in Tokyo using GPS tracking. Here he shows us some of the things he has drawn and a surprising new addition that he drew to show his support for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

This was Presentation of the Day on February 16th, 2017. 

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Architects & Typography

BY TAHAER ZOYAB
@ VOL 6 ON MAR 07, 2015

Tahaer is an architect urban designer with an interest in graphics and multi-faceted design. His work experience as an architect/ tour guide/ site worker in New York City gave him a set palette of skills to start work “On Our Own”. He is Partner and Principal Designer at Triple O Studio, a young Chennai-based design studio. (www.facebook.com/tripleostudio )

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Petri Dish Typography

BY ORI ELISAR
@ VOL 133 ON FEB 24, 2016

“If I have one motto, it’s that you should probably try to work with unusual materials and unorthodox methods.”

In Petri Dish Typography from PechaKucha Night Tokyo’s 133rd volume, Jerusalem-based designer Ori Elisar’s presents on his award-winning Living Language project. Dealing with the evolution of the Hebrew language and letter, Ori uses scientific procedures and a live organism – the Paenibacillus vortex bacteria– as his medium. Ori will show us how biological fabrication technologies can interact with the design world.

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Typography

BY ADÁN FARÍAS
@ VOL 14 ON SEP 15, 2016

Graphic designer Adán Farías embarked himself on a mission to make an experimental alphabet in which each letter is made with the images of his own personal universe.

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Twitter in 140 characters

BY ADAM ESPOSITO
@ VOL 148 ON JUN 22, 2017

Designer Adam Esposito describes the process and design of creating Twitter's new home in Tokyo. An expression of the modern and traditional sides of Japanese culture.