SEPTEMBER 13, 2013
"Who stole the soul?"
He shows us how the Public Enemy album Fear of a Black Planet changed his life, led him to tour the world, and grew into a career in audio engineering.
JUNE 09, 2013
Most of us can say that, at one point or another, we've had to look for a job -- it's such a drag, right?
Looking for inspiration is much more fulfilling, and that's exactly what Sarah Michaelson encourages us to do in her presentation from PKN Winnipeg Vol. 14. After losing her job, Sarah watched a whole lot of Golden Girls and got to thinking about how to adjust to the lack of outside forces pushing her to be productive. Hear how she recalibrated, and developed her theories on "De-working".
MAY 16, 2013
From Winnipeg's City Page:
It's that time of the year when the weather is warm enough for you to stroll leisurely (and without toques) over to the Park Theatre, perhaps stopping for a Slurpee on the way. Once you arrive, PechaKucha Night Winnipeg Vol. 14 should have the perfect solution to thaw your brain freeze.
This evening's poster was once again designed by the talented Jeope Wolfe, who whipped up a few words on its design and put a nice dollop of 'em on his blog.
MARCH 18, 2013
On March 7, PechaKucha Winnipeg's 13th installment took place at the Park Theatre. We are all in agreement that this may have been one of the best ones yet! Although to be honest, we probably say that every time.
Certain themes seem to evolve out of PechaKucha Nights. It's an organic thing; the presenters don't create idea cartels ahead of time. This time the ideas were diverse but kept circling back to (as one member of the audience put it) how design and visual communication can power physical and social change.
The 11 presentations were all remarkable in their own ways: some poetic, some more visual, and then there was the musical finale. Our presenters were:
Matt Henderson (Teacher and Activist)
Andrew Yankiwski (Partner, Precursor Productions)
Blair Helgason (Designer)
Brian Kelcey (Writer, Speaker and Policy Consultant)
John Johnston (Freelance Photographer)
Nicole Barry (Co-Founder, Half Pints Brewery)
Wendy Sawatzky (Artist), Matt Brooks (Graphic Design, RRC Student)
Howard Gurevich (Owner, Gurevich Fine Art)
Joseph Ranseth (Purpose-Driven Marketer)
Erin Propp & Larry Roy (Singer/Songwriter).
The GDC Manitoba Chapter is proud to present PechaKucha Night and to be part of the worldwide phenomenon. To read more about the presenters, please visit the event page at pechakucha.org.
Karen Niedzwiecki, CGD has written a recap of the event on her blog, karenia.
Carson Samson, CGD has also compiled notes ("snippets," he calls ’em) of each PKNWPG Vol. 13 presentation. You can read his account at DesignBusiness.ca.
FEBRUARY 28, 2013
The designer of this here affiche -- as they say -- is not only a craftsman of color, typography, and form, but also a bit of a wordsmith. He goes by the name Jeope Wolfe, and has this to say on the topic of PechaKucha:
As [PKN Winnipeg's] poster designer, I considered visual connections between Winnipeg and the greater, global PechaKucha 'movement'. We're a city hundreds of kilometres and hours away from the next city and as such we have a unique ability to entertain ourselves, and thrive at doing it. Winnipeg is diverse yet tight-knit, and with winters as long and dark as they are, creative up the wazoo. We take the lemons we're given and make high holy lemonade.
For a more panoramic view of Jeope's thoughts on PKN, poster-making, and more, check out his blog.
NOVEMBER 07, 2012
Presentations Today, we share the final set of presentations from last week’s Tokyo Designers Week edition PechaKucha event (PKN Tokyo Vol. 96). Please note that all of today's presentations are in Japanese. Ayako Suwa (food creation) brings her delicious food-induced designs to the PKN stage. Nagisa Kidosaki, a Yokohama-based architect, covers a few projects produced with students from the Kyoto Institute of Technology Naka Lab. Jewelry designer Mikiko Minewaki shares her unique accessories, often built using pieces from plastic Gundam models. The always inventive "tinkerer" Muneteru Ujino shares some of his projects, and takes us on a wonderful trip. Posters We have two new posters on the Tumblr blog today, for PKN Hong Kong Vol. 13 (pictured above) and PKN New Haven Vol. 14. For the Hong Kong poster, that pixelized profile you see is for none other than PechaKucha co-founder Mark Dytham, who will be on hand to MC the event. Video Here's a video to give you a feel for what Winnipeg's latest PKN (Vol. 11) was like. It happened in September, and you'll find the list of presenters with links on the official event page. Calendar Here's what to expect tonight (November 7): PKN New Haven Vol. 14, PKN Bozeman Vol. 5, PKN Helena Vol. 3, PKN Toronto Vol. 18, PKN Austin Vol. 15, and PKN Tehran Vol. 3. These are the six events in the calendar for tomorrow: PKN Augsburg Vol. 2, PKN Shanghai Vol. 19, PKN Columbus Vol. 23, PKN Taos Vol. 8, PKN Milwaukee Vol. 12, and PKN Dayton Vol. 13.
JUNE 29, 2012
Presentations Our first presentation (from PKN Tokyo Vol. 93) covers three exhibition projects that Kate Thomson and Hironori Katagiri produced to support post-tsunami recovery. "Postcards From Japan" is an exhibition of A5-sized artworks by 22 Tohoku artists touring the world, so far shown in Edinburgh, New York, London, and Birmingham. "Postcards To Japan" includes over 470 works sent from all over the world to tour Tohoku, first shown at the Iwate Museum of Art, currently on show at Fukushima Museum of Art, next going to Minami Soma Museum and more informal venues along the coast of Tohoku. "TOHOKU-SCOTLAND" is an exhibition of sculpture, paintings, collage and prints by Scottish artists who took part in the Iwate Art Festival UK98 and artists from Tohoku shown in Edinburgh, UK. Vikram Divecha is an artist and advertising professional based in Dubai. In his presentation (from PKN Dubai Vol. 11), he shares with us his recent artistic project, Concbots, which has been inspired by Dubai and its ever-increasing levels of construction and urbanization. Posters and video Malaga's very first PKN is set for September -- the city is so new its city page on our site hasn't been activated yet -- and the poster above acts at a call to participate. The one of the additions today on our Tumblr blog, along with a poster for last week's PKN Risor Vol. 2. Below, a video promo for this Sunday's PKN Genoa Vol. 3. Photos We have two photo galleries to share today, with the two photos you see above taken at the recent PKN Buenos Aires Vol. 25 -- we sure love that giant screen they used to project the presentations.
Above, a few photos from the South Florida Gay News (Volume 3, Issue 26) for last week's PKN Miami Vol. 16, which revolved around the exhibition "GRAPHIC INTERVENTION - 25 Years of International AIDS Awareness Posters 1985–2010." Calendar First, a reminder of what to expect tonight (June 29): PKN Edinburgh Vol. 18, PKN Fort Worth Vol. 6, PKN Wellington Vol. 14, PKN Gainesville Vol. 4, and PKN Springfield, Ohio Vol. 4. We're looking at a big Saturday night as well, with the following events on tap: PKN Taipei Vol. 20, PKN Innsbruck Vol. 1, PKN Dunedin Vol. 14, PKN Ginowan Vol. 9, PKN Vaduz Vol. 11, and PKN Seattle Vol. 38. And don't forget PKN Genoa Vol. 3 on Sunday!
JUNE 26, 2012
Presentations Tatiana Guryeva's presentation (in Ukrainian, from PKN Kyiv Vol. 7) is based on recollections of her childhood. You'll see the Kyiv of the 70s and 80s, or at least how it has remained in her memory, as well as Pechersk, the area where she grew up, and Podol, the area where she currently lives.
Art’s task is to Save the Soul of Mankind, and that anything less is a dithering while Rome burns. Because if the Artist, who are self-selected to be able to journey into the other... if the Artist cannot find the way, then the Way cannot be Found.
Adopting this Terence McKenna quote as his mantra and accidentally stumbling into what he calls "Thought Structure" through his art, blakeArt® (aka Matt Blake), with all his might and good intent, attempts to do just that: find a way for All. We are all "One" in the "Same," and he expands on that idea in this presentation (from PKN Chicago Vol. 18). Posters New on the Tumblr blog today are posters for PKN Guimaraes Vol. 3 (pictured above), PKN Springfield, Ohio Vol. 5, and PKN Cape Town Vol. 19. We've also added a few posters and flyers from PKN Buenos Aires that we hadn't come across in the past, including the flyer you see above, for the city's Vol. 21. PKN Buenos Aires Vol. 25 happens tonight. Photos and video We have a few photo galleries to share today, including from the recent PKN Barcelona Vol. 16, which is what you see above. After the link, you'll also find a great video round-up from the event -- we sure love that "20th Century Fox" intro done PK-style.
Calendar Tonight (June 26) your PKN satisfaction will come from the following two events: PKN Amersfoort Vol. 7 and the previously mentioned PKN Buenos Aires Vol. 25. Tomorrow, on top of PKN Tokyo Vol. 93, you'll find PKN Kingston Vol. 3 and PKN Providence Vol. 39.
JUNE 22, 2012
Presentations Megg Evans is a Melbourne-based designer who co-founded Brolly Studios with Martin Heide and Stuart Webber. When she gave this presentation (from PKN Melbourne Vol. 19), her son Melvin was just 10 weeks old, and she brought him along and gave this beautiful 20x20 lullaby to her baby and the very impressed crowd. Fede Calandria's work could be described as a combination of art, design, and illustration. As he explains in this presentation (in Spanish, from PKN Mendoza Vol. 3), he finds inspiration everywhere, and likes to incorporate what he sees in his daily life, interpreting it in his own way. Posters We end the week with an explosion of posters on our Tumblr blog, with the following events being represented: PKN Guimaraes Vol. 3, PKN Memphis Vol. 1 and 2, PKN St. Albert Vol. 1, PKN Mallorca Vol. 1, and then PKN Maribor Vol. 9, which is pictured above. We sure love that Maribor tagline: "Come and meet our amazing guests. Creativity is their middle name ;-)" Below, a look at both sides of the flyer that was produced for last night's PKN Norwich Vol. 4. Photos We like this spray painted crate we spotted here, located at the entrance of this past week's PKN Bilbao Vol. 12. Below, a look at the old school billboard entrance to the theatre where last night's PKN Winnipeg Vol. 10 was held. Calendar It's Friday (June 22), and so here's what you can expect in terms of events over the weekend, starting with tonight: PKN Zilina Vol. 19, PKN Sendai Vol. 2, PKN Miami Vol. 2, PKN Gisborne Vol. 9, and PKN Seattle Vol. 37. It's a quiet Saturday in PKN land, but Sunday will see PKN Pueblo Vol. 5.
JUNE 21, 2012
Presentations By day, Monique Bouchard is a graphic designer and communications director who lives in Bangor's Old Town with her husband and son, but on weekends -- as she reveals in this presentation (from PKN Bangor, Maine Vol. 4) -- she travels back in time where she is... Aneleda Falconbridge, Bard of Kings. In Vladimir Geiko's presentation (in Ukrainian, from PKN Kyiv Vol. 7), he covers the injection of revolutionary ideas in the architectural appearance of Kyiv, and introduces us to the most advanced building technologies. Posters New on our Tumblr blog today is the poster for tonight's PKN Winnipeg Vol. 10 (pictured above), as well as a poster for Saturday's PKN Katowice Vol. 8. Below, a look at the poster for the upcoming PKN Buenos Aires Vol. 25. Calendar As we mentioned yesterday, it's a big night of PKNs (June 21) -- Thursday does seem to be the most popular day for PKNs -- and here are the 9 events taking place: PKN Hilversum Vol. 2, PKN Norwich Vol. 4, PKN Raleigh Vol. 11, PKN Pittsburgh Vol. 12, PKN Bemidji Vol. 13, PKN Vancouver Vol. 22, PKN Rotherham Vol. 1, PKN Winnipeg Vol. 10, and PKN Bilbao Vol. 12. Tomorrow, look for these events: PKN Zilina Vol. 19, PKN Sendai Vol. 2, PKN Miami Vol. 16, PKN Gisborne Vol. 9, and PKN Seattle Vol. 37.