PechaKucha Presentation

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Ori Elisar

Designer in Jerusalem

Petri Dish Typography

PRESENTED ON FEB 24, 2016
IN TOKYO @ VOL 133

“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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Graffiti's Parallel Strokes

BY IAN LYNAM
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Designer Ian Lynam shares the research that went into his book, Parallel Strokes, about the graffiti scene in Japan.

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New Alphabet Letters Based on Chinese Characters

BY RYO SHIMIZU
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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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Sudetype

BY JIŘÍ TOMAN
IN ÚSTÍ NAD LABEM

Jiří Toman is a young graphic artist, and in his presentation he talks about his diploma project. He completely redesigned traffic signs, and designed a special font. He also shares his other typographic work. (in Czech)
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3D-Printing Biology

BY CORRIE VAN SICE
@ VOL 23 ON SEP 20, 2013

Corrie Van Sice works at the intersection of design, engineering, and biology. She speaks on the under-discussed dilemma of "innovation" run amok. Corrie posits that if more scientists were to operate like artists (in that they could explore their studies without university or corporate control), development in their field might take a new and exciting direction. 

"Presentation of the Day" on October 10, 2013.

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Sign Painting: Craft or Design?

BY ALARIC GARNIER
@ VOL 9 ON AUG 01, 2013

Sign painter and typography designer Alaric Garnier discusses his research around the vernacular of lettering via the publications he's designed as well as his work on the May Gallery visual identity. He speaks about his struggle to define his work as that of craft or design, and the conclusions he's arrived at. 

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Personality Type

BY ROBERT BRICKELL
@ VOL 3 ON JUL 27, 2013

A light-hearted look at the human element and relationship to typography. Robert Brickell asks, "What typeface are you?"

"Presentation of the Day" on April 16, 2015.

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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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20 examples of lettering within 20 miles of my house

BY PHIL BAINES
@ VOL 5 ON MAR 29, 2016

Designer and senior lecturer in typography at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design Phil Baines tells us about his love of lettering and gives examples of found typography close to where he lives.