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Ewelina Skowronska

Illustrator in Tokyo

It Wasn't Love at First Sight

PRESENTED ON JAN 25, 2017
IN TOKYO @ VOL 143

Making yourself at home in a new city is a hard task and very internal process. In It wasn't Love from First Sight from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 142, Illustrator and print maker Ewelina Skowronska shares the challenges she faced in moving from London to Tokyo and her first experiences were drawn into a small book, replete with comedy, tradegy, and the nuances of life in a new land. 

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My Life as an Illustrator

BY RICK BERKELMANS
@ VOL 6 ON MAY 23, 2013

Rick Berkelmans' (1986) work consists of a vibrant mix of images, typography and color. Never being too much in your face, Berkelmans always makes sure his work is packed with a certain attitude, casual but clever, tactile but professional. The finishing touch to his work is Rick's love for printing techniques, which combines his fresh illustrations with a unique vintage look.

Rick lives and works in Breda where he runs his oneman design studio Hedof. With a combination of commercial projects and exhibitions he raised his profile on an international level. Recently he made a trip to Helsinki and shares his visual adventures below zero.

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I Love Books

BY ANJA LUTZ
@ VOL 13 ON NOV 07, 2014

"I love books and all aspect of books."

In "I Love Books" from PechaKucha Night Bangalore Vol. 13, Anja Lutz is a Berlin-based book designer specialising in contemporary art publications. She studied at London College of Communication and the Jan van Eyck Akademie. She was Visiting Professor at the American University of Beirut and the Bauhaus University in Weimar, as well as Design Fellow at Akademie Schloss Solitude. She is the initiator of the experimental publication platform shift! that has won numerous awards and was present at various festivals and exhibitions. Anja is also co-founder and art director of The Green Box art editions, a publisher of artist books. She develops and designs in close collaboration with the artists and has recently published the first interactive art e-book.

"I am interested in local crafts and the Hampi crafts project, initiated by Jaaga. I am also planning to research popular crafts in and around Bangalore. The way I work with artists when designing their books, is always a collaborative one. The same goes for the »shift!« publication projects, where collaboration is at the heart of the activity, drawing from each other's ideas, inspiration and expertise. In the same way I want to view a book on local crafts, by not just doing a book about, but first and foremost a book with the crafts people. This could also go as far as including their crafts in the actual making of the book.

I would also like to put a focus on the sustainability aspect of local and popular crafts, insofar as they offer highly inventive ways of using and reusing material. This re-appropriation of existing and often discarded material constitutes an important aspect of how we use the possibilities around us, with awareness and respect. I believe there is a lot to learn from the people who produce these re-appropriations and I would like to research their approaches and products. And seek an exchange with them, to develop new items and ideas based on their knowledge and experience."

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Is the Book a Threatened Species

BY MICHEL STREICH
IN BLUE MOUNTAINS

Michel Streich explores the notion that have many wondering, "Will digital media replace the printed book?" Let's see what we can read into this...

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The Art & Culture of Book Covers

BY GREG LILLY
@ VOL 12 ON MAY 23, 2015

Do you judge a book by its cover? It's okay, most everyone does. That's why publishers put so much into book cover design. As both a publisher and an author, Greg Lilly tries to find that perfect balance between just enough to interest you, and too much clutter to pick it up.

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The Creative Evolution of the Colouring Book Lady

BY MEL ELLIOT
@ VOL 1 ON OCT 01, 2015

"If anybody would ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up I would say 'I want to go to the Royal College of Art in Kensington Gore.' I had no idea where Kensington Gore was. I didn't care where it was, I just wanted to go there. I had a book about from the Royal College of Art and I loved the people in it, and I wanted to be one of those people."

In The Creative Evolution of the Coloring Book Lady from PechaKucha Night Bexhill-on-Sea Vol. 1Mel Elliott takes us on a journey from her childhood dream to attend The Royal College of Art, to an early project for an advertising agency, to self publishing a Kate Moss colouring books and beyond. She continues to grow her business "I Love Mel" and practice, developing a range of products including temporary tattoos, t-shirts and card games.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Tuesday, December 15th, 2015. 

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Some of My Favorite Things: Book Artists and Their Work

BY MARYANN RIKER
@ VOL 4 ON APR 15, 2016

Maryann Riker introduces us to the work of "Book Artists" who create sculptures from books through carving, collage and other techniques.

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Publishing in the Round - the 3D Printed Book

BY TOM BURTONWOOD
@ VOL 138 ON JUL 27, 2016

In Publishing in the Round - the 3D Printed Book from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 138, Artist Tom Burtonwood shares his 3D printed book projects Orihon, Folium and Twenty Something Sullivan. Burtonwood shares in depth about his process and motivations for making his books.

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Childrens Book Illustration

BY MARGARET STURTON
@ VOL 11 ON SEP 05, 2017

Margaret Sturton would like to share the amazing experience of studying children's book illustration at Anglia Ruskin University.

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Making Sense of Nonsense

BY CARLOS GARDE-MARTIN
@ VOL 28 ON NOV 08, 2017

Brighton-based illustrator Carlos Garde Martin talks nonsense.  He illustrates it too.  That's to say, his current MA project is on made up words, rhyme and embracing silliness. Within his art practice, he explores narrative in relation to his image-making. Expect a cartoon book soon!