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Svensk Form Channel

Svensk Form (the Swedish Society of Crafts and Design) is a not-for-profit membership association mandated by the Swedish government to promote Swedish design at home and abroad.

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ArchiAid Channel

ArchiAid was formed soon after the devastating events of 3/11 in Japan. Many of Japan's leading architects joined forces with students of architecture to help design and rebuild some of the hardest hit coastal areas.

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Tokyo Designers Week Channel

PechaKucha Nights at Tokyo Designers Week are where audiences can catch presentations by some of the brightest and most interesting design talent in Japan (with a few welcomed guests from abroad). Each year's event fills up the TDW Dome venue where it is held.

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Exhibition "Design Ah!" Channel

PechaKucha teamed up with 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT as part of the "Design Ah!" exhibition to produce two special events on March 23rd. One for kids, where they made and presented their 20x20s in an open workshop. The other for 'grown-ups' was part of Roppongi Art Night, and featured an inspiring lineup of design talent.

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Frankfurt @ The Design Annual Frankfurt Fair
Jul 05, 2008

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Paris @ Cité des sciences et de l'industrie
Oct 22, 2009

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Concepción @ Universidad Santo Tomas
Jul 15, 2010

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Catania @ Zo centro culture contemporanee
Dec 20, 2011

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Tehran @ Farabi Hall - Tehran University of Art
Feb 26, 2013

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Tehran @ Farabi Hall - Tehran University of Art
Mar 02, 2013

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Tehran @ Farabi Hall - Tehran University of Art
Mar 03, 2013

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Taichung @ Asia University
Feb 28, 2013

PAST PechaKucha x Design-ah exhibition

Tokyo @ 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT
Mar 23, 2013

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Vienna @ Garage X
Oct 03, 2013

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Books in the Age of the iPad

BY CRAIG MOD
@ VOL 68 ON JAN 27, 2010

Print is dying. Digital is surging. Everyone is confused. GOOD RIDDANCE. As the publishing industry wobbles and Kindle sales jump, book romanticists cry themselves to sleep. But really, what are we shedding tears over? This presentation is in JAPANESE, but head over here to read Craig Mod's amazing blog post about it.

"Presentation of the Day" on August 7, 2013.

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Reconnecting to the Universe

BY KINGA KIELCZYNSKA
@ VOL 16 ON DEC 15, 2009

Kinga Kielczynska disguises her sculptures, graphic and performance art as a talk about "a secret cult, that is trying to reconnect to the universe". Having lost the togetherness of man and nature, Kinga travels to energetic locations with other "cult members" to perform rites and exercises to be one with nature. The fact that they steal a lamp from the hotel lobby to channel the sun's energy seems natural. Sensual, profound and ... funny!

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Japan Inspired

BY RABAN RUDDIGKEIT
IN BERLIN

Corporate idea maverick Raban Ruddigkeit shares beautiful design solutions to support Japan, and openly discusses the question as to how design can or cannot help in the Fukushima aftermath.
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Salutation to Corrugation

BY MARK LANGAN
@ VOL 9 ON SEP 24, 2010

One day, artist Mark Langan received a large amount of corrugated cardboard boxes from his neighbors, and decided to do something amazing with them. His three-dimensional works are composed entirely of recycleable material, and have become popular among eco-friendly movers and shakers.

"Presentation of the Day" from October 26, 2013.

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Design and Technology

BY DIANA ARRAMBIDE
@ VOL 14 ON FEB 28, 2012

Diana Arrambide of Everywhere Studios shares her ideas on the role of advanced technology in the field of design, and how it affects the work of designers -- do designers need to be software users? This presentation is in English.

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BY JIŘÍ TOMAN
IN ÚSTÍ NAD LABEM

Jiří Toman is a young graphic artist, and in his presentation he talks about his diploma project. He completely redesigned traffic signs, and designed a special font. He also shares his other typographic work. (in Czech)
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Alles Gut

BY ALLES GUT
IN LYON

Alles Gut is a graphic design studio founded by Antoine Eckart and Francis Josserand. The idea was born from the desire of putting together their skills and their vision of design combining esthetic and function. They act in the field of print (ID, posters, editing), web design, and illustration. (in French)

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Embracing Chance

BY DOMINIC AYRE
@ VOL 12 ON JAN 17, 2012

Graphic designer Dominic Ayre describes the role that chance plays in good design, and the extent to which the outside world affects his design through chance. He suggests that chance can be a form of communication used to convey and generate new ideas, using his design and his students as examples of this phenomenon.

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Altering Skins - Surface to Form

BY ROBERT OPPECKER
@ VOL 4 ON MAR 09, 2013

There are 3 generations of artists in Robert Oppecker's family. His father was a prolific abstract artist in the 40's, 50's and 60's. Robert is a scupltor and silversmith. And his son is studying graphic design at VCU. Robert's own work focuses on form, line, and volume, but because of the silver medium he does not get to do much with color on the surface. To capture this "intergenerational energy", Robert, along with the help of his son, Michael, explore ways to meld the surface treatments with the scupltural expressions.

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Clean Seas Please!

BY ERICA SMITH
@ VOL 1 ON AUG 27, 2013

Have you ever thought about the consequences of not properly disposing waste and its affects on the environment? Erica Smith, a graphic designer, talks about her recent campaign peoject called "Clean Seas Please" which aims to make people more aware about what they choose to dispose in toliets by creating attractive and thought provoking advertisments. 

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PKN at Design Indaba Expo

For this year's edition of Design Indaba Expo -- taking place this weekend in Cape Town -- two nights of PechaKucha Night events have been added to the schedule. You can find out the lineups for each session (February 27 and 28, both from 17:00) here.

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PechaKucha Haiti Reconstruction

We were contacted by Studio Number One a few days ago with an offer we couldn't refuse: ''We would like to design your logo for PechaKucha for Haiti.'' Studio Number One is one of the hottest -- if not THE hottest creative firms in the world right now -- and as you may know the studio's founder is Shepard Fairey (OBEY). So one Skype call, three email sessions, and 48 hours later, we have one amazing logo! Here's more on the studio: Studio Number One is a Los Angeles-based creative firm where art and design bridge the gap between culture and enterprise. Founded in 2003 by artist Shepard Fairey, the studio has built a reputation as one of the most influential creative agencies in the country, with a team of rising-star designers that includes two recipients of the prestigious Art Directors Club “Young Guns” award. Through any medium, Studio Number One aims to connect people, places and things in beautiful, thought-provoking and novel ways.

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Heineken Open Design Explorations - The Designers

As we covered in recent months, the Heineken Open Design Explorations competition was held in four cities (Tokyo, New York, Milan, and Sao Paulo) to chose a team of designers through PechaKucha events, with the goal of producing a temporary club space at next year's Milano Salone. You'll find more details in this press release, but here are all of the designers who were chosen to participate. Congratulations to everyone, and here's looking forward to the resulting project! New York CityPhilip Sierzega (Motion design)Lee Gibson (Interior design)Michelle Wu (Fashion design)Sandra Garcia Pagola (Graphic design)Kirkland Summers (Graphic design)Adam Aleksander (Product design)TokyoAlistair Townsend (Interior design)Yukihiro Shoda (Motion design)Kazuhiko Hayakawa (Product design)Miku Sega (Interior design)MilanEmanuele Magini (Product design)Giuseppe Conca (Product design)Vicenzo Amendolagine (Interior design)Gianluca Macaluso (Motion design)Sao PauloFabricio Lima (Motion design)Daniela Colnaghi (Interior design)Patrick Kampff (Fashion design)André Coelho (Graphic design)Brunno Jahara (Product design)

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Computer Graphic Character Design

In "Computer Graphic Character Design," a group of students (Reibe Studios) from computer science and fine arts departments share with us the methodologies they apply to the creation of characters in computer graphic design, and how they produced two short films. The presentation was recorded at PechaKucha Night in Catania Vol. 11, and is in Italian.

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A French Magazine About Graphic Design and Painted Fantasy Worlds

Presentations Alexandre Dimos is a French graphic designer, and in his presentation (from PKN Tokyo Vol. 95) he talks about Back Cover. As he explains, he couldn't find what he really wanted to read in France, and so he helped create an independant magazine focusing on thinking and analyzing graphic design and typographic practices, and to a larger extent, visual arts. Miro Pecho is a Slovak painter, and he uses his presentation (in Czech, from PKN Znojmo Vol. 1) to explain how different fantasy worlds influence his paintings. Posters We have two new posters on the Tumblr blog today, starting with PKN Malaga Vol. 3, pictured above (the event was held last night). The other addition is for PKN New Orleans Vol. 7, which is happening tomorrow night.  The image below is not a poster or a flyer, but rather part of a call for presenters for the next PKN in Genoa (or Genova), and we loved it so much we wanted to share it. All roads lead to PechaKucha! The event itself will take place on November 23. Calendar There are two PKNs on the agenda tonight (October 3), PKN Bilbao Vol. 13 and PKN Szczecin Vol. 1. Tomorrow, it's another big Thursday: PKN Pittsburgh Vol. 13, PKN Moncton Vol. 7, PKN Ekaterinburg Vol. 6, PKN Doha Vol. 6, PKN Vaxjo Vol. 12, PKN Kolding Vol. 18, and PKN New Orleans Vol. 7. 

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Joshua Davis and the Heineken Future Bottle Remix Competition

There's only a month left to enter Heineken's Future Bottle Design Challenge -- which you'll recall PechaKucha co-founder Mark Dytham is judging -- and this weekend (on Saturday, 11am EST to be exact), graphic designer Joshua Davis (who is also judging) will be giving a live workshop, helping young designers come up with proper briefs for the competition. You can watch here live on Saturday.

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Ian Lynam

Over the coming week we'll be highlighting presenters for next week's Vol. 103, and we start with an old friend of PechaKucha. Ian Lynam is a Tokyo-based graphic designer who has contributed lots to PK over the years, including the "Inspire Japan" graphics we used to promote our fundraiser following the events of 3/11. He'll be updating us on his latest work and activities.東京を拠点に活動されているグラフィックデザイナーのIan Lynamさんが5月29日のPechaKucha Night 東京103に登場いたします。最近のプロジェクトについてのプレゼンテーションをお楽しみに!

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Anselm Dastner

Since our Vol. 104 is just over a week away (on Wednesday, June 26), it's time to start highlight the presenter lineup. First up is graphic design Anselm Dastner, who has been living and working in NYC for over 20 years, before recently making the move to Tokyo.グラフィックデザイナーとしてニューヨークで活動されてきたAnselm DästnerさんがPechaKucha Night 東京104(6月26日、水曜日)にて作品を発表してくださいます。

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Causes and Effects

In today's "Presentation of the Day" -- "Causes and Effects" -- designer Robert L. Peters uses various examples of design used to pass on a message or critique a particular world problem, using it as a call to arms, inviting everyone to choose their cause and do something about it. It was recorded at PKN Winnipeg Vol. 7.

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Design Diversity - Powered by PechaKucha

  We hope that you were able to make it out to PechaKucha Night Cleveland - Volume 21, which took place last Friday evening at the citadel of free speech, The City Club of Cleveland. It was a yet another truly magical evening here in Cleveland listening to amazing, creative and inspiring stories. As many have noticed, space was fairly limited at about 450 people, and we needed to distribute tickets via our Facebook page(still FREE:) to make sure we did not take the venue beyond their capacity. If you were not able to make it out, have no fear, we video taped the entire evening and are planning on posting those presentations as soon as we can process them. A special thanks goes out to Dan Moulthrop, Carrie Miller and everyone at The City Club of Cleveland for making that such an amazing partnership and evening. We are looking forward to partnering with them on many events in the future. Also, if you did not have a chance to make it out, or you did and just can't get enough inspiration, you have another opportunity TONIGHT to be inspired. The event titled "DesignDiversity - Powered by PechaKucha" takes place at Take 5 in downtown Cleveland. The event doors open with a Happy Hour from 7-8pm and the presentations will start at 8pm. The presenter list is pretty amazing and features 5 African American creative professions and will be emcee'd by Jennifer Coleman. Presenters include: Terran Washington Designer, Little Jacket Michele Crawford Intern Architect, Robert P. Madison International Jason Russell City Planner, City of Lakewood Diane Davis-Sikora Associate Professor, Kent State University College of Architecture & Environmental Design Arlene Watson Principal and Creative Director, Möbius Grey LLC Event Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/410030872466336/ We hope you can make it out to the first "Powered by PechaKucha" event in downtown Cleveland. We are going to be working hard throughout 2014 to not only bring you GREAT PechaKucha Night events, but we are going to be aggressively working with various organizations to fill the calendar with Powered by PechaKucha opportunities in between. What is "Powered by PechaKucha" you ask? Powered X PKN events are one-off events that are separate from regular city-based PechaKucha Nights, but still utilize the 20 images x 20 seconds format. The events will be completely organized by other organizations and oftentimes have very different focuses, but PKNCLE is going to do what it can to support each event it can to help everyone tell their creative stories. If you are interested in hosting a "Powered by PechaKucha" event, please email us at pkncleveland@gmail.com and we will definitely reach out to talk about the process. Cheers to an amazing, inspiring and creativity filled 2014! -PKN Cleveland Creative Team Michael Christoff Raseem Parker Aseem Garg Emily Bacha Trent Boerner Heather Lenz David Purpera