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“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.

"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!

“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.

“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.

“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.

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!


Topping the front page this week is a presenter in action at a PechaKucha Night in Valladolid.


We recently shared news of Chengdu's first PechaKucha Night, and we couldn't help but share the photo you see from last week's Vol. 2 -- despite rain hitting during the final presentation, the audience stayed until the end.


Bogota's latest PechaKucha Night -- the city's Vol. 12 -- was held just a few days ago, and we still wanted to highlight the wonderfully illustrated poster that was produced for the event. You'll find more on our PKN poster Tumblr.


This week's "City Focus" goes to one of our newer series, in Bergen, Norway. The city has hosted two events so far, and you'll already find all of the presentations online, the latest from February's Vol. 2.

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