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PechaKucha Presentation

"There are forty-five symbols which are made... to combine four different ways of speaking into one. No matter which language you speak...you should be able to read them."

In "Loqui" from PechaKucha Night Markham Vol. 15, Artist and graphic designer, Raafia Jessa, talks about Loqui (pronounced Lowki), a fictitious language she created which was inspired by the phonetic qualities of language - the sounds we make when speaking aloud. 

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New Alphabet Letters Based on Chinese Characters

BY RYO SHIMIZU
@ VOL 83 ON JUN 29, 2011

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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On Latvia, Graphic Design, and Tokyo

BY NATALIE CERNECKA
@ VOL 109 ON DEC 04, 2013

Natalie Cernecka, from Latvia, was trying to find a graphic designer in Tokyo. While searching, she found a small Latvian shop in Nakameguro and went to talk to the owner. She was so enthralled by the story she heard that she wanted to share it with the world via PechaKucha. While at a PechaKucha event, she met another Latvian. Through her new Latvian friend, she found a graphic designer from Ecuador who was able to help her.

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Visual Language

BY TOBIAS ZOTTER
@ VOL 4 ON FEB 27, 2014

Art director Tobias Zotter shares his views and personal experience with the relation between visual art and language. His smart and well-considered design projects are the essence of the indispensable connection between graphic elements and text. (In German)

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Graphic Forager

BY SAMUEL CASTAÑO
@ VOL 9 ON OCT 12, 2012

A hunter-gatherer of images, young graphic designer and illustrator Samuel Castaño managed to overcome his shyness in order to delight us with his graphic work, featuring collage, drawing and lettering.

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Daily Acts of Creativity​

BY AMANDA O'BRYAN
@ VOL 10 ON NOV 21, 2014

How small daily acts of creativity can spark ideas and keep the creative spirit alive. Amanda O'Bryan is a graphic designer and owner of design agency in Springwood. You can find her here:

http://www.creativequeenbees.com

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Matatu Graphic Designer

BY ASILA ASILA
@ VOL 5 ON FEB 20, 2015

Asila Asila is a matatu graphic designer in Nairobi. Matatus (mini buses) provide transport for about seventy percent of Nairobi’s population and the sector is one of the largest in Kenya.
The matatu industry has been the source of livelihood for hundreds of Kenyans and in different fields. The lifting of the ban on graffiti  by his Excellency the President has brought out the best of local designers.

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Visual Design and Professional Friendships

BY NOLAN BECK
@ VOL 27 ON FEB 18, 2016

Graphic Designer and entitled millenial Nolan Beck shares his approach to establishing super authentic relationships with those he works with and how it leads to really great work. 

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The New Line

BY SANDY JONES
@ VOL 5 ON DEC 12, 2016

Sandy Jones shares her research whihc contributed to the design exhibition 'The New Line' - a selection of 1920's and 1930's commercial print on loan from the V&A Museum and private collections.

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Blended Inspiration

BY MARK SARMEL
@ VOL 33 ON SEP 29, 2017

Mark Sarmel blends inspirations from comic books, Asian culture, hip-hop and fashion his work has been displayed in Innerstate Gallery, Gallery 1988, Bottleneck Gallery, Guzu Gallery, and the Red Bull House of Art, to name a few. He learned right here in Detroit at the College of Creative Studies for Illustration and Graphic Design.