SITEWIDE Search Results: “toys”
Dallas Center for Architecture
Jun 24, 2010
Smålands museum / Kulturpark Småland
Apr 25, 2013
Tooth and Nail
May 10, 2013
Teatro Mario Vargas Llosa (Biblioteca Nacional del Peru)
May 15, 2013
The Ent Shed, Gordon Arms
Nov 07, 2013
BY TAKASHI TSUNODA
@ VOL 92
ON MAY 30, 2012
Takashi Tsunoda (of Twelvetone) speaks on his wonderful paper toys, and how he creates them with the intention of inspiring children to customize and create their own figures. (in Japanese with English subtitles)
"Presentation of the Day" on August 21, 2013.
Navigating the Toronto Transit System
BY ILANA BEN-ARI
@ VOL 14
ON MAR 27, 2012
Ilana Ben-Ari is a toy designer and social entrepreneur from Montreal. In this presentation, she shares the challenges she has faced while trying to navigate her way through the TTC (Toronto Transit System). (in English)
BY DON KRATZER
@ VOL 99
ON JAN 23, 2013
What is Micro Sofubi? Let our resident vinyl toy expert Don Kratzer guide you through the ins and outs of this category of figures he has so much love for -- and he hopes you'll love them too.
"Presentation of the Day" on January 26, 2013.
The Japan Superhero Boom and the Pachimon Phenomenon 1971-1975
BY DON KRATZER
@ VOL 103
ON MAY 29, 2013
Don Kratzer adds to his collection of PechaKucha presentations dealing with the Japanese toy and figure scene with a new installment, this time looking at the explosion of Superheros on Japanese TV and popular culture In the early 1970s. Check out the cast of characters, the amazing vinyl toys, and the charming "pachimon" (bootleg) phenomenon of this bygone era.
"Presentation of the Day" on June 7, 2013.
What Are Kinkeshi?
BY DON KRATZER
@ VOL 106
ON SEP 20, 2013
Don Kratzer takes an inside look at the birth of a toy movement from the mid-1980s, and discusses the ripples this particular line of figures has had on present-day artists.
This presentation was part of the PechaKucha Global Night 2013, and follows the theme of "hidden heroes."
"Presentation of the Day" on October 11, 2013.
These are a few of my Suki-na Koto
BY TIM HITCHENS
@ JAPAN GREAT CREATIVE WEEK
ON OCT 28, 2013
Tim Hitchens, the British Ambassador to Japan, shows us some of his favorite things. This includes his name written on a piece of wood from the famous Ise Shrine (which is rebuilt every 20 years), his kendo sword and gear, his favorite iPad and iPhone apps, giant teacups, and toys. Read more about the ambassador at GOV.UK.
"Presentation of the Day" on November 19, 2013.
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PKN Prague Vol. 11
For a look at the previous PechaKucha Night in Prague (Vol. 11), we try something a bit different, starting with a bit of a dialogue, written by organizer Jana Kostelecka. Take note that PKN Prague Vol. 12 will be held on April 16. A: Eleventh, it feels like going home from the first one was only yesterday. B: Yes, but yesterday wasn't a summer's eve. A: Hmm... but the amazement is exactly the same. B: Which was your favourite then? A: I loved Čestmír Suška's ability of seeing the most fragile beauty in the steel industrial waste, it was like multi-tonne easter eggs. B: When you look at the Zdeněk Ziegler posters where the fonts were hand-painted and collaged, one regrets that globalization moved on and that posters always come in one package with the films these days. You can hardly make an exhibition of the posters to one film these days. CTRL-C CTRL-V. A: I dreamed of fantasy worlds. Jakub Dvorský (Amanita Design). You live in a universe of the stub floating in the timeless space, inhabited with curious creatures and rockets made of cans of Kostelecke parky (sausages). Have you ever tried their game? …and the other chronicler of the insubstantial senses -- Alžběta Skálová. I wish I was a kid again, I remember my favourite illustrations were in the book Alice in Wonderland, but it was nothing like this. When we were small, there were too little books of unreal worlds and its inhabitants… …they came alive in the wicked pupetery of Martina Černá and Anna Issa Šotolová (Imagery). The rabbit-chicken teddy bear was kind of scary-funny. Moving down the rabbit hole. B: Then you have the too dark painters, the dark horor of gypsy folk songs in Ladislava Gažiová paintings and Vladimír Skrepl, the first AEROnaut. A: I fancied the book by Magdalena Kalistová on the green home. Only, the form does not correspond with the sense, so can there ever be beauty in green? And what about the architects? B: I am excited when I see people care about the landscape and public spaces, and restrain their greed for more in the means of expanding, in lieu of the quality of space. In this light, the A.LT work in Poznan is excellent. Jan Jehlík put his ideas on urbanism clear -- and it's not every day that you see a hand-painted presentation. A: I liked the simple garden resturant in the ZOO by FAM Architekti. B: Did you notice that the product designers at PechaKucha do toys? Are you seeing any connection between Jana's Zacharias or are they simply adorable. Adorable. HuberoKororo does a Dino Rocking Horse which reminded me of my blow-up buffalo of old. A: If I had studied hard, I would have been as knowledgeable as Jan H. Vitvar, and possibly would get the track of what Richard Loskot was doing with all the wiring. B: When is the next one? Čestmír Suška (sculptor) Čestmír Suška is working with steel and iron industrial waste, transforming its weighty substance into something airy, cutting out the borders of the space and letting the light in. He creates a possibility of meeting Richard Serra and Daniel Pirsc. Alžběta Skálová (illustrator and graphic designer) Alžběta Skálová is creating ethereal records of her feelings in dapples of pure colour which are comming alive. She is keyholing the soul and candidly letting it out. From the illustrations, you can smell the sea and hear the giggle of the creatures from the kitchen drawer, who wake up in the middle of the night. Alžběta is tightly collaborating with the children book publisher Baobab. Zdeněk Ziegler (graphic designer and typographer) Zdeněk Ziegler is best known for his film posters, of which he has created 274 between 1963 and 1989. It was the golden age of collage and hand-painted fonts. Imagine creating a poster to, say, Hitchcock's Birds, and having one smuggled in, magazine and a pencil in your hand. We are deep in the communist times, and the censorship is almighty. And still, you create super-temporal works. It can be thanks to the lack of readymade culture, and the almighty promotion of the film industry. Jakub Dvorský of Amanita Design (flash games, website, and vision designer) Amanita Design creates games from some kind of past universe, where you come accross the remains of a human civilisation grown back in nature. It creates a kind and snuggy world, floating in peace. You wake up into a dream with eyes wide open, and you can even meddle with its goings. It works in the most unpredictable and radiant way.
Digital media artist Damien Robinson was one of the presenters at the inaugural PechaKucha Night in Southend-on-Sea, and organizer Sean McLaoughlin was kind enough to provide us with images from her presentation. Below, a brief bio on Damien, taken from her website. Damien is an artist working with digital media focusing on the interplay between images, sounds and vibrations. Her artwork was originally print-based and 3D; often based on children’s stories and toys, it has been shown in venues as diverse as phone boxes and the National Art Library. From 1998 she has increasingly used digital techniques allowing her to work with media previously inaccessible to her and other deaf people. Works include De@fsite for the Photographers Gallery, Aerial (an x-space commission for inIVA), Songbird, a sonic/acoustic work initiated in a LabCulture Residency exhibited as part of ‘Re:Thinking Time’ at Peterborough Digital Arts, and AWSoM, the Ambient Weather Sound Machine (with Stuart Bowditch). Current projects include Vibe³ (VibeCube) a commission for Essex County Council to be shown online and in sites across Essex in 2009, part of the Genius Loci public art programme. PKN Southend-on-Sea Vol. 2 is set to take place April 29.
For her presentation at PechaKucha Night in Denver Vol. 5, Wendy Littlepage -- director of the Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls, and Toys -- wowed the audience with a beautiful series of photos that helped show just how intricate these tiny models can get. More than anything, they come off as real-life examples of the sort of aesthetic tilt-shift photography tries to achieve.
Poster for PKN Monterrey Vol. 2
PechaKucha Night in Monterrey Vol. 2 is set for next week (September 29), to be held at the Museo de Historia de San Pedro's El Centenario. Here's more on the event from organizer Rafael Barroso:This time we have an eclectic group of creatives ready to show and talk about they work. Their work will cover photography, clay sculpture, digital art, art toys, antique furniture restoration and industrial design. The venue is El Museo Centenario, a great museum. We are expecting over 300 guests who will enjoy the stories of our exhibitors, and later we will have a great DJ, Tequila-based drinks and delicious snacks.
PechaKucha Event in Lonstrup
In this post you'll find a few photos (all taken by Mathies Brinkmann) from a recent PechaKucha event held in the city of Lonstrup. It was produced in partnership with the PechaKucha Night in Aalborg series, as a sort of ambassador program to bring PKN to that city. From what we hear, it was a clear hit, and there's a chance that a regular series might start up in Lonstrup now. There are more photos to see in this Flickr photoset, and here's a report from PKN Aalborg organizer Annette Scheibel.The event in Lønstrup went so well, the small cinema was full of an enthusiastic audience (about 40-50 people, there's isn't room for more), and there were good, moving, thoughtfull presentations from local people.I made a PechaKucha about PechaKucha, and the local people hosted the event beautifully, following the concept of the PechaKucha idea. There were really good and funny presentations about paleontology (birds in stones from the dinosaur era), the impact of advertising and the means on our daily life, a ceramic Danish-Walish lifestory put into art with the inspiration from nature present, nature also came through the painter from New Zealand's very personal poetic presentation, a Danish South African writer put her life story into 20X20 format with the help of her two grandchildren, and a graphic/ theatre technician tried to invent creative toys out of cardboard.
Understanding Dubai, Twelvetone's Paper Toys, and PechaKuching in Koszalin
Presentations Although they joke that it's a city made up of "buildings and fountains," there is in fact a lot more to Dubai than just those two things, and in this presentation (from PKN Tokyo Vol. 92) by Ahmed and Rashid Bin Shabib, you'll see an amazing city in rapid development. Ahmed and Rashid are also behind Brownbook magazine. We're big fans of Takashi Tsunoda (aka Twelvetone) and his wonderful paper toys, and "PLAY-DECO" (in Japanese, and also from PKN Tokyo Vol. 92) will go a long way in showing you why they are so great. Posters We have no new additions to our Tumblr blog today, so instead we share (above) a poster that we uploaded a few days ago, for the upcoming PKN Vancouver Vol. 22 -- tickets just went on sale, and apparently are already sold-out. Photos and Report Today we have one photo gallery [Picassa] to share, from the recent PKN Koszalin Vol. 9, which as you'll see -- and like we mentioned a week or two ago -- was held in the city's largest venue. Here's a report from PKN Koszalin organizer Gall Podlaszewski on the challenges that using a venue of that size meant for him and his team.Our weirdest PechaKucha Night is over. Long before it happened, we sensed it wouldn't be easy to attack the biggest venue in town (and in this part of Poland) with our really simple means. During the event, for some security reasons, it turned out to be impossible to turn off the lights. This made it pretty hard for the scattered audience in the enormous open-air theatre to focus on the slides. We were, of course, not thinking that we would touch the record audiences that go to the Tel Aviv events. PKN Koszalin's family accounts for a good 150 people. As always, several presentations were really great, we got good media coverage, and the experience of conquering the amphitheatre was super positive. The next day, unlocking my bike left under the amphitheatre, I was relieved to think: how wonderful it is, this feeling of pechakuching the city...Calendar First, a reminder of the events happening tonight, this first day of June: PKN Bucharest Vol. 9, PKN Tallinn Vol. 4, PKN Sioux Falls Vol. 3, PKN Kumamoto Vol. 3, and PKN Bangor Vol. 5. It's a quiet weekend, with only one event on tap, but a first, since it's for PKN Kilkenny Vol. 1. And if you want to plan your Monday in advance, take note that Stockholm will be hosting its Vol. 34.
Wait, you didn't think that "Presentation of the Day" was just a weekday thing, did you? We want to make sure that even on a Saturday, you can start the day off with one of our favorites PechaKucha presentations. Today we highlight a presentation by Don Kratzer, from this past Wednesday's PKN Tokyo Vol. 99. What is Micro Sofubi? Let our resident vinyl toy expert guide you through the ins and outs of this category of figures he has so much love for -- and that he hopes you'll love too.
In Memory of Albin Oskarsson
This is a photo of Albin Oskarsson (taken by Thomas Bergh) presenting at PKN Gothenburg Vol. 7 on April 9, 2008. He was a bit nervous ,and twisted and turned on stage while presenting personal photos he had taken of his friends and the quirky stories behind them. We all liked Albin from the start, and he later became our event photographer of choice. He took some of the best photos of PechaKucha we've ever seen, before following his dream and moving to Charmonix for a life of adventure. Albin was happy in Charmonix. In this post is a self-portrait he took and uploaded with the caption "My family, my toys, and my favourite obsessions." Sadly and unexpectedly, Albin passed away in March of this year after an avalanche accident while snowboarding. In memory of Albin, and with the permission from his family, we're releasing some of his PechaKucha photos under a Creative Commons license BY-NC-SA. You are more than welcome to download and use the images below in all non-commercial projects, such as PechaKucha, as long as you credit Albin Oskarsson. Download link for PKN Gothenburg photos by Albin Oskarsson. And remember, today is always the best day to tell someone how you feel about them. Guest post written by PKN Gothenburg organizer Jesper Larsson.
Did you enjoy Don Kratzer's "What Color is Godzilla?" presentation from last week's special PK event? It ended with a "to be continued," which he will do at next week's Vol. 103. Watch Don's Godzilla presentation (with a nod to green heroes) here.Heineken Star LoungeのPechaKuchaにて、緑の怪獣プレゼンテーションで楽しませてくださったDon Kratzerさんが、5月29日のPechaKucha Night 東京にも引き続き登場です！
Don Kratzer is a good friend to PechaKucha, and he will take part in this Friday's PechaKucha Night Vol. 106 -- our PechaKucha Global Night edition -- with a presentation that ties into the series he's done in the past, but also tying in to our "hidden heroes" theme. Watch Don's previous PK presentations.怪獣やフィギュアプレゼンテーションでおなじみのDon Kratzerさんが今回は「隠れたヒーロー」のテーマのための特別な発表を用意してくださいました（9月20日金曜日にて）。