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Passion For Letters
BY GABBY TONER
@ VOL 2
ON JUN 26, 2014
Calligraphy is Gabby Toner's art and passion. She not only makes an art form from the letters, but also with the message that is woven together highlighting various songs, poems and bibilical verses.
"Presentation of the Day" on October 2, 2014.
The Tiniest Best Boat
BY LINDSAY MUSCATO
@ VOL 33
ON MAR 03, 2015
What is the simplest vessel — that you can send out into the world — to contain your passion?
In The Tiniest Best Boat from PechaKucha Night Chicago Vol. 33, Lindsay Muscato is guessing that it's been a while since you've written a letter, but that's alright, leave it to her to write one for you! We see that Lindsay has written hundreds of letters for strangers on typewriters, and has discovered something really special about herself through it all — find out just what that is!
This was "Presentation of the Day" on June 6th, 2017.
BY MARINE BARBAROUX
@ VOL 3
ON FEB 02, 2016
Marine Barbaroux challenges the benefit of instant communication via social media and FoMO. In this talk, she takes her audience through her silly project to resurrect the snail mail...Caution: you might be tempted to grab a pen and some paper :)
Art of the Pencils
BY CAROLINE WEAVER
@ VOL 16
ON SEP 01, 2016
“Pencil is a small thing that can make a big difference in the lives of people who use them.”
In "Art of the Pencil" from PechaKucha Night New York Vol.16 , Caroline Weaver, amateur pencil collector but lifelong pencil lover, founded CW Pencil Enterprise in November 2014. With her pencil experts, Caroline digs up the stories and origins of these objects and make them accessible to those who appreciate them for their functionality, beauty and history. As simple as it may be, the pencil is something which despite advances in technology will never become obsolete.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, December 13th, 2016.
Hand Written Letters
“I use handwritten letters to listen and encourage people…”
In "Hand Written Letters", from PechaKucha Night Ho Chi Minh City Vol.9, Doan Linh started "Letter to Angel", a non-profit organisation committed to bringing the lost art of handwritten letters back to people in Vietnam and around the world. In this presentation, she shares with us her vision behind L2A and what she hopes to achieve through it. It would be unfair to mention that she’s only 20 years old because her thoughts are much bigger the tiny number! Grab some paper and a pen, you might want to hand write your loved ones a letter right after listening to her talk.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, December 8th, 2016.
Art Project as a Habit
BY VLADIMÍR MOKRÝ
@ VOL 153
ON DEC 13, 2017
Day to day, Vladimír Mokrý help companies articulate their products and services. However, for one year, everyday, Vladimír Mokrý also drew an artwork once a day. Let’s find out this PechaKucha Night, what he has learnt from his year of creative persistence.
Vladimír Mokrýの日々の仕事は、企業のアイディアや商品、サービスを形にすることですが、今回のPechaKucha Nightでは、彼が自分のアートワークとして一年間毎日描きためた絵を紹介してくれます。自身のクリエイティブ活動から彼が学んだことはなんだったのでしょうか？ぜひ一緒に探求してみましょう！
SITEWIDE BLOG POSTS
New Presentations Up on the Site
We've just uploaded five new presentations to the site, all recorded at last week's PechaKucha Night in Tokyo Vol. 83 -- the full list of presenters appears on the official event page. You'll find links for each below, and above, an image from Craig Yamashita's presentation.Craig Yamashita - "Lettering in Mexico"David Pollard - "Just Don't Do It"Daisuke Sugawara - "New Apartment Room"Miwa Worral - "Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale"Ryo Shimizu - "New Alphabet Letters Based on Chinese Characters"
Letters on Cuba
Recorded at this past Wednesday's PechaKucha Night in Tokyo Vol. 88, we end the week with a presentation from designer Ian Lynam -- who also made our new PechaKucha Global Cities Week logo -- that features photos of typography spotted in and around Cuba during a recent trip.
PKN Tokyo Vol. 88
As you probably realized from the presentation we shared this past Friday -- Ian Lynam's "Letters on Cuba" -- we had our PechaKucha Night Vol. 88 here in Tokyo just last week, and we kicked off a new year of PKNs with a terrific lineup of presentations and a larger audience than usual. We'll have more photos to share from the event soon -- and make sure to "like" our PechaKucha Tokyo page on Facebook, as we will post a gallery there -- but above is a photo featuring most of the presenters, taken by Michael Holmes.
Letters from Poland
From the Polish city of Koszalin, we heard tell of some changes in the wind. It began with a correspondence saying Gall Podlaszewski (PKN Koszalin founding organizer) would be taking himself and his new family back to Weimar, Germany -- upward and onward to new things. Gall went into detail, in this very heartfelt post, on the past, present, and future of PKN Koszalin (Weronika Teplicka will take the helm as PKN city organizer). We couldn't help but be moved by this tale from another continent. Best of luck to Gall and those of Koszalin!
Passion for Letters
[Calligraphy] is an art that is lost. How long is it since you’ve written a letter? Retiree and ex-nun Gabby Toner speaks about her passion for calligraphy, art, and poetry. In “Passion for Letters” from PKN Forster Vol. 2, she speaks of her 23 years expressing her passion through written word.
Photo from PKN Montevideo
The new top image featured on the front page page of the site this week comes from one of Montevideo's PechaKucha Night events in 2014. We sure love those big PKN letters in the back.
How to Build a Boy
“Telling the other kids ‘the brown snake is coming out of the cave’ is simply not appropriate.” Karen Ball and Jeremy Wineberg speak on the lack of exciting and inclusive programs for young boys. In “How to Build a Boy” from PKN Madison, WI Vol. 11 they read comical stories related to them by their boys’ school faculty, and show us how these letters lead to the creation of Builder Boys: a program where young boys can let out their zaniness, and build self-confidence free from constraints.
The Tiniest Best Boat
What is the simplest vessel — that you can send out into the world — to contain your passion? Lindsay Muscato is guessing that it's been a while since you've written a letter, but that's alright, leave it to her to write one for you! In “The Tiniest Best Boat” from PKN Chicago Vol. 33, we see that Lindsay has written hundreds of letters for strangers on typewriters, and has discovered something really special about herself through it all — find out just what that is!
Doan Linh Hand Written Letters
“I use handwritten letter to listen and encourage people…” In "Hand Written Letters", from PechaKucha Night Ho Chi Minh City Vol.9, Doan Linh started "Letter to Angel", a non-profit organisation committed to bringing the lost art of handwritten letters back to people in Vietnam and around the world. In this presentation, she shares with us her vision behind L2A and what she hopes to achieve through it. It would be unfair to mention that she’s only 20 years old because her thoughts are much bigger the tiny number! Grab some paper and a pen, you might want to hand write your loved ones a letter right after listening to her talk.
"I wasn't worrying about money anymore ... by keeping money out of the social relationships, I also engaged entirely different with the people around me. It was just a much more natural way of being and it released a lot of freedom which was translated into creative expression."In Hand-Lettered Signboards from PechaKucha Night Leiden Vol 15, Lilian Leahy shares quitting her job to trade it for a backpack, sketchbook, pencils, paint and brushes. She travelled for more than a year through South East Asia and India. In more than 100 illustrations she documented her experiences. She also hand-lettered signboards for guesthouses resorts and restaurants in exchange for food and accommodation and that is how she was able to afford a long time of traveling. www.lilianleahy.com