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BY KRISTJANA S WILLIAMS
@ VOL 1
ON JUL 25, 2014
Icelandic born artist Kristjana S Williams studied graphic design and illustration at Central St Martins and quickly gained critical acclaim as Creative Director of Beyond the Valley for 8 years.
In 2012, Kristjana S Williams Studio began creating fne art pieces, art prints and furniture.
The studio’s latest project presented a one of a kind collaborative audio-scape print journey at the spectacular Shanghai Exhibition Centre. Flying spirits were draped in beautiful traditional Chinese silk robes printed with Kristjana’s signature intricate art works, the masks are incredibly delicate hand paper-cut sculptures which crown each creature. The intrigued masked spirits followed the audience intertwining around the bamboo forest with mystical allure. Amongst the atmospheric surroundings, the creatures enticed visitors into listening to their unique, individual sounds through suspended Momentum headphones by German audio company, Sennheiser.
Previously in 2011 Kristjana S Williams and Beyond the Valley presented an interactive print journey at the V&A during London Design Festival, a show inspired by an interest in the way new technologies can be used in interiors and fashion design.
The illustrations juxtapose strong graphic lines with intricate victorian engravings creating incredibly striking and unique art work. Comprising of very intricate collages of material that have been collected from victorian engravings, photographs taken, found objects and real leafs and twigs.
Inspiration lies heavily with layering nature upon nature and ‘the symmetry in all things living’ which stems from the artists childhood in Iceland. When growing up the artist found nature there stark and unforgiving. Never seeing trees or colourful butterfies or exotic fowers – everything seemed grey. Now in retrospect, feels the complete opposite as though the colours and landscape are like nowhere else in the world. Each piece created by the artist is it’s own universe of botanicals, atmosphere and animals, each born and grown from the things that have inspired her since being a child in Iceland.
Williams’ work has become well known throughout the industry, 2013 saw the studio Highly Commended for ‘Best Use of Colour’ at the Dulux Colour Awards. In 2014 Kristjana has already won a D&AD award, a New York Festivals Grand Prix & First Prize and lastly shortlisted for the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity.
Don't Quit Your Daydream
BY BETHANY ROBERTSON
@ VOL 3
ON FEB 20, 2015
Bethany Robertson is an amazing Brooklyn-based artist who gives her work away FOR FREE in a traveling suitcase to thousands of people whereever she goes. She tells the stories and impacts of her illustrations, Loveless Designs, through her many instagram followers.
No Pictures, Please!
BY JARED THIELE
@ VOL 6
ON OCT 19, 2015
Writer, photographer, and artist, Jared Thiele moved to New York City and abandoned the idea of nursing school in order to pursue a career as a creative in advertising. Listen to learn about his exploration into social media through his photography, illustreations, and current events.
Experiments, Restrictions, and Happy Mistakes
BY MARTIN JUSTESEN
@ VOL 6
ON OCT 19, 2015
Martin Justesen loves triangles! He currently designs labels for Evil Twin Brewing, as well as many other clients. Hear his story about making and embracing mistakes, moving around the world, and loving beer!
Martin is a graphic designer born in Denmark, currently living in New York. He studied Graphic Design at London School of Communication before working in Publishing/Advertising for 10 years in Copenhagen. Martin now designs and art directs for magazines, campaigns and visual identities for sport/fitness, transport, business and fashion clients. He founded design studio Martin Justesen | New York in 2014.
BY MARIYA SUZUKI
@ VOL 133
ON FEB 24, 2016
“I’m a little late, so by the time I get there everyone's a little tired and all the food is gone. so I'm drinking by myself –this big can of asahi super dry– and I’m trying to talk to them.”
In A Sunday from PechaKucha Night Tokyo’s 133rd volume speaker and Illustrator Mariya Suzuki tells the story of an ordinary day in a fantastic life!. Sunday, February 7, 2016 was a typical day in her life that could be illustrated in 20 drawings– drawings that could be described as anything but typical! See Mariya put on her shoes, space out at a cafe, meet some people, and get drunk and sleepy towards the end of the night... all through the “lens” of her fantastic drawing style.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, March 4th, 2016.
Where is My Mind
BY LEAH SIMMONS
@ VOL 17
ON MAR 04, 2016
Leah Simmons is a graphic designer by day and roller derby player by night! Her passion for art and graphics is something that she carries through all aspects of her life, from volunteering her talents to local charities to her most recently creation of her own freelance design business, Sugar Skull Design. Just over a year ago, Leah suffered a traumatic brain injury during a roller derby game that not only challenged her perception of the world around her, but also art as a tool of self reflection and healing.
Show Me Your Vision
BY ROB PLANTE
@ VOL 4
ON JUN 07, 2016
"In any process, in whatever you do, in any discussion you have about development in the city, it all comes does to just one question - 'What will it look like?' - So sketch it for heaven's sake! Show me your vision!"
In Show Me Your Vision from PechaKucha Night Nanaimo Vol. 4, Designer and Art Director at Balbina Studio, Rob Plante ignites our imaginations with something as simple as a sketch. Trained in typography, graphic design, photography, and illustration at the Royal Academy for Visual Arts in The Hague, the Netherlands, sketching is the cornerstone of his work, having informed everything in his design process throughout a prolific career. Here Having branded thousand companies and organizations as an art director, creative director, graphic designer, filmmaker, copywriter, illustrator, and coach, Robert speaks a language of design that all can understand, especially here in this simple, compelling, and charming presentation about what his city can become through sketches.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, July 4th, 2016.
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PechaKucha Night Vol. 1 in Tegus
Greetings from Tegucigalpa, or we locals call it, Tegus! In 3 very short weeks we will be launching the first PechaKucha Night ever in our Central American country of Honduras. We have just revealed our amazing poster designed by the very talented designer Alicia Medina, a cool lady whose experience includes illustration, branding, and art direction among other things. The poster design is based on popular local handicrafts that are a symbol of Honduras - handpainted clay roosters in bright, happy colors. During this first volume of PechaKucha Tegus we'll be sharing stories from chefs, yoginis, actors, film directors, artists, street artists and even beer brewers. It's bound to be a vibrant mix of ideas and interesting people on this warm summer night. We'll keep you all posted on how our very first night goes. We're really excited and we think it'll be a total hit. Til next time!
Presenting at Wednesday's PechaKucha Night Vol. 105 is illustrator Ryoko Totsuka, who will share some of her work by taking us on a tour of Tokyo!イラストレーター、とつかりょうこさんが、東京案内をしながらそのご活動をプレゼンテーションしてくださいます（PechaKucha Night 東京105、7月31日、水曜日にて）。
Luis Mendo is PechaKucha's design director, and at next week's PechaKucha Night Vol. 106 -- our PechaKucha Global Night edition -- he'll highlight the "hidden heroes" he has been noticing in Tokyo since his recent move here, using his lovely illustration style. PechaKucha Nightのデザインを担当するLuis Mendoが今月20日のPechaKucha Night 東京106にて書き記しているイラストレーションでプレゼンテーションをいたします。
Presenting at next week’s PechaKucha Night Vol. 110 (on Wednesday, January 22) is illustrator and art director David Robert, who will be sharing his illustrative work, and also talk about what inspires him. 来週のぺちゃくちゃないとVol.110（1月22日水曜日）プレゼンターはイラストレーターでアートディレクターのDavid Robertさん。自らの作品と何にインスパイアーされるか語ります。
PechaKucha Guatemala Vol. 04
PECHAKUCHA GUATEMALA VOLUMEN 4 Este año evolucionamos internamente, como un escaparate que reincide en sus números originales: 12 conferencistas representantes de la gráfica contemporánea. PechaKucha Volumen 4 será una noche llena de expectativas. El espacio donde se conjugarán creativos, se crearan convivencias, se formarán criterios, se intercambiarán conocimientos, se conocerán nuevos talentos, técnicas, procesos y se unirán una diversidad de pensamientos abriendo nuevas perspectivas al diseño. Este volumen se trata de explorar nuevas áreas, experimentar nuevos recursos, adherir dimensiones; será maleable y dúctil como su elemento base, el oro. PECHAKUCHA GUATEMALA Exponemos una plataforma alternativa en la que diversos diseñadores pueden dar a conocer su trabajo y tener la oportunidad de crear nuevas relaciones profesionales. Esta noche se convierte en una revista en vivo en la que 12 speakers exponen su trabajo a través de 20 imágenes temáticas expuestas durante 20 segundos cada una. La audiencia podrá absorber el desborde de talento y creatividad de sus exponentes al mismo tiempo que convive con empresarios, compañeros de trabajo, amigos y familiares. PechaKucha Guatemala modifica su concepto, diseño y temática en cada edición. Con el desarrollo del Colectivo En Voz Alta (E.V.A), colocando al evento en el estándar más alto de producción gráfica y audiovisual. Visit Us: www.pechakucha.gt Follow US: facebook | twitter | instagram | pinterest
PechaKuchaNight Kyiv - Design in your city
On 26 February in Kiev will host one of the biggest events in the PechaKucha format! 12+ stories from creative people who are close to the «Design in your city» theme. Among the storytellers there are architects and designers of all kinds: object designers, interior designers, graphic designers, landscape architects, experts in the field of dynamic architecture, and also illustrators, journalists, copywritiers, musicians and other creative people. We're going to hear and see stories about design, about communication, about the harmonization of the environment, about green roofs, the revolutionary parametric design tools, the human language in the urban environment, about the principles of formation in everything, about the redesign of the city through crowdsourcing, about design-education and "samizdat" (self-published books). http://pechakucha-kyiv.com/pkn-design-in-your-city/ Poster by Olga Protasova
Next PKN in Brighton - 3rd September
PechaKucha in Brighton is back, this time with a 'Japan Brighton' theme and another stellar line-up, including Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell (who uses a Japanese brush in his illustrations), Manga artist Inko, origami furniture designer Coco Sato, fabulous print-maker (and one of Kirsty Allsop's upcycling experts) Lee Baker, and former PK Brighton organisers Branwen Lorigan and Julie Watson. Join Viva Brighton's Alex Leith and artist Zara Wood a.k.a Woody at Yellowave, Madeira Drive, on Thursday 3rd September. Doors open 6.30pm with the talks running, with a break, between 7pm - 9pm. Participants will be around afterwards for a chat.
PechaKucha Night - Salt Lake City + Design Week
Salt Lake Design Week kicked off this week! From Oct. 12-18 there are incredible events every day. PechaKucha Night will take place this Friday, Oct. 16th starting at 7pm. Presenters start around 8pm. Grab an early dinner next door at Frida Bistro, then head to our venue for drinks, light food, and an extra serving of inspiration from our amazing presenters. Tyson Call - Writer/PhotographerAaron Nelson - Industrial DesignerAmy Caron - uber-multidisciplinary artistKortney Greer - Designer/illustratorDavid Brooks - Transdisciplinary Project DirectorPierre Langue - ArchitectD.J. Baxter - RDA Salt Lake City, DirectorGarret Martin + Phil Smallwood - GumcoPatrick Crowley - ChapulAlice Toler + Bobby Gittins - Artist & WriterNick Franchi - Digital Art DirectorJill Canales - Senior VP Design @ 3formDerek Kitchen - multi-discipline human Buy Now Aaron Nelson is a designer, musician, soccer fan, and family guy. At Atmosphere Studios he helps design branded interiors and exhibits for a swarm of international clients. Atmosphere Studios specializes in developing environments for events, trade shows, retail interiors and corporate spaces. Their clients include: Adidas, Patagonia, Prana, and the BBC. Tyson Call is a writer, photographer, and motorcycle riding jack of many trades. If you didn't see him in a dapper suit riding in the Distinguished Gentleman's ride, you might have seen him behind the lens of his vintage Leica camera. Tyson is a nationally published writer and photographer with work in Iron & Air and a local contributor to SLUG magazine among others.
This Friday Night!
This Friday! A Design Week PechaKucha Night you won't want to miss! View this email in your browser PechaKucha Night is tomorrow! First, if you've already bought tickets, thank you! We're excited to see you tomorrow. Second, if you haven't bought tickets, today is your last full day of cheaper tickets. Friday, Oct. 16th starting at 7pm doors open.Grab an early dinner next door at Frida Bistro, then head to our venue next door for light food from Beehive Cheese, Laziz, and 3 Cups, and drinks from 5 Wives, Squatters, and Wasatch. Presenters start around 8pm. You don't want to miss this incredible line-up! Tyson Call - Writer/PhotographerAaron Nelson - Industrial DesignerAmy Caron - uber-multidisciplinary artistKortney Greer - Designer/illustratorDavid Brooks - Transdisciplinary Project DirectorPierre Langue - ArchitectD.J. Baxter - RDA Salt Lake City, DirectorGarret Martin + Phil Smallwood - GumcoPatrick Crowley - ChapulAlice Toler + Bobby Gittins - Artist & WriterNick Franchi - Digital Art DirectorJill Canales - Senior VP Design @ 3form Buy Now Pierre Langue is an Architect and principal of Axis Architects. After studying and working in France, Pierre moved to the US to work and later establish Axis Architects in 2005. He has designed prominent, unique, and award winning projects throughout Utah. D.J. Baxter is the Executive Director of the Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City. The RDA is currently leading the efforts to develop a 2,500 seat theater for touring Broadway shows, constructing two modern streecar lines, and facilitate transit-oriented developments, among a number of other projects. Copyright © 2015 PechaKucha Night - Salt Lake City, All rights reserved.
Podcast No.5 - Robin Hoshino
After a short hiatus, we are back with PKN Kyoto vol.18 speaker Robin Hoshino. Originally from Ireland, Robin presented just after a few months living in Kyoto, providing a fresh perspective on the city. Here she gives more details about her many passions: coffee, aikido, illustration, and most recently, working in a Japanese izakaya. （英語のみ) Click here to hear podcast. Artist URL: www.hoshinorobin.com Music by Ash RyanIntro song: Ashryanbeats – By-the-light-of-the-moon Outro song: Ashryanbeats – The-name-of-the-game