PECHAKUCHA DAILY BLOG Posts
APRIL 27, 2015
“People who don’t close up their lowercase G’s are very bad at keeping secrets.”
Graphic artist Sarah Maxey loves her fountain pens. In “A Loveletter to the Fountain Pen” from PKN Whanganui Vol. 1, Sarah speaks on her growth as a hand-lettering artist, her deep connection to the tools of her trade, and the way she’s anthropomorphized her vast collection.
APRIL 26, 2015
"Comic Sans is something very juvenile and unstable ... perfect for Justin Bieber."
Graphic designer Pavithra Ramanujam's latest obsession: lettering and stitching -- and comparing fonts to the rich and famous. In "If Fonts were Celebrities" from PKN Chennai Vol. 6, Pavithra matches fonts with the likes of Barack Obama, Queen Elizabeth, and more!
APRIL 23, 2015
“But sometimes we Germans are a bit crazy, we allow everyone to drive very very fast. My job is to tell them not to do this.”
PechaKucha Night Aalen, Germany City Organizer Thomas Maile is also a police officer. In “The Charming Town of Aalen” from a very special edition of PKN Tokyo Vol. 123 set during the PechaKucha Pow Wow 2015 Organizer Summit, Thomas shares with us his story of becoming a PechaKucha Organizer, as well as some of the finer points of German culture.
APRIL 22, 2015
“What if [climate change] is all a big hoax and we create a better world for nothing?” -Joel Pett
Exhibition developer and sustainability professional Bec McMaster is fascinated by all things Antarctica. In “Antarctic Time Travel” from PKN Christchurch Vol. 20 Bec shares the process of engaging with some of New Zealand’s leading scientists in order to present past and future climate change in a balanced and empowering manner.
APRIL 21, 2015
“I’m interested in the new spaces we’re forced to inhabit after disasters.”
Artist Victoria Buck is interested in the conflicting concepts of protection, vulnerability, and hope in the time during and following abrupt natural disasters.
In “Memory of Place” from PKN Knoxville Vol. 14, she discusses her work, and how it’s intended to investigate the naive trust we place upon the shelter systems we have in place, and their supposed ability to protect us.
APRIL 20, 2015
Inspired by the French game “Bagatelle,” Harry Williams is credited with introducing the first coin operated pinball machine in 1931.
For the next 60 years pinball machines were commonplace in America until they were supplanted by video games and redemption machines. Today pinball machines are rarely seen and are usually poorly maintained.
In “Pinball - The Great Resurgence” from PKN Madison, WI Vol.12 Sean Spindler speaks about Madison Pinball, a team of local pinball enthusiasts who are bringing pinball machines to the Madison area so everyone can play with and enjoy these marvelous contraptions!