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Graffiti's Parallel Strokes

BY IAN LYNAM
@ VOL 51 ON APR 24, 2008

Designer Ian Lynam shares the research that went into his book, Parallel Strokes, about the graffiti scene in Japan.

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Peace Sweater

BY RYOTARO CHIKUSHI
@ VOL 66 ON OCT 28, 2009

Tokyo Design Week 2009 PechaKucha Series 03 A great and inspiring independent peace project. Typography meets Fashion. Collaboration and Fusion. Universal greetings and Fair Trade production - a clothing project with a global message. www.bordinichikushi.net DESIGN TIDE INFO: www.designtide.jp/09/en/ PEACE SWEATER and PepaStar

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Duct Tape Fonts

BY TRIOFOUR
@ VOL 49 ON FEB 27, 2008

TrioFour introduces us to the fantastically generic duct tape font 'Shuetsu-tai' by Shuetsu Sato. TrioFour is a film and documentary team based in Tokyo. (in Japanese with English subtitles)

"Presentation of the Day" on July 31, 2013.

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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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Letters on Cuba

BY IAN LYNAM
@ VOL 88 ON JAN 25, 2012

Designer Ian Lynam took a trip to Cuba, and being the typographic obsessor he his, he spent a lot of time taking photos of the typography he spotted in and around the streets he walked.

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Petri Dish Typography

BY ORI ELISAR
@ VOL 133 ON FEB 24, 2016

“If I have one motto, it’s that you should probably try to work with unusual materials and unorthodox methods.”

In Petri Dish Typography from PechaKucha Night Tokyo’s 133rd volume, Jerusalem-based designer Ori Elisar’s presents on his award-winning Living Language project. Dealing with the evolution of the Hebrew language and letter, Ori uses scientific procedures and a live organism – the Paenibacillus vortex bacteria– as his medium. Ori will show us how biological fabrication technologies can interact with the design world.

 

SITEWIDE Search Results: “typography”

PAST VOL 8

San Luis Obispo
Jul 25, 2009

PAST VOL 2

Bozeman @ The Ellen Theatre
Jan 25, 2012

PAST VOL 3

Helena @ ExplorationWorks
Nov 07, 2012

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Miami @ The Garden Rooftop, Miami Design District
Apr 09, 2014

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Abbotsford @ University of The Fraser Valley
Feb 12, 2015

PAST VOL 3

Bardejov @ BAŠTA - kultúrno-komunitné centrum
Sep 26, 2015

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Sudetype

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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Sign Painting's Resurgence

BY JOE SWEC
@ VOL 18 ON NOV 21, 2013

Sign painter and designer Joe Swec speaks on his life, his projects, and his aging (or flourishing?) medium. He discusses the typographic elements found in his work, the challenges he confronted, and the renaissance of sorts that he believes is occuring in reference to his style. 

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Defying Soviet Rules: Bringing the First Mac to Armenia

BY ASHOT GASPARYAN
@ VOL 19 ON DEC 13, 2014

Ashot Gasparyan describes his over 30 years experience as a print engineer in Armenia, including what it takes to import the very first Macintosh computer during the country's Soviet era. 

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20 examples of lettering within 20 miles of my house

BY PHIL BAINES
@ VOL 5 ON MAR 29, 2016

Designer and senior lecturer in typography at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design Phil Baines tells us about his love of lettering and gives examples of found typography close to where he lives.

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Plastic Printing

BY ROB MCCONNELL
@ VOL 27 ON JUN 10, 2016

“How can I get [students] away from the computer, pull them out of the screen, and how can I get them to think with their hands and to approach things outside of a pixel?”

In Plastic Printing from PechaKucha Night Honolulu Vol. 27, Rob McConnell shares the technique of printing typography and designs using LEGO pieces. As a Graphic Design Professor at Brigham Young University Hawaii, he is interested in exploring all the possible learning experiences that this technique allows. This presentation covers how he came upon the idea and some of the plastic printing work that we have produced in the past year.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, June 23rd, 2016.

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A Printmaking Dreamatorium

BY MARY MILLER
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

Mary Allice Miller is an editor, writer, and story-telling enthusiast! As a kid, she spent most of her time at her family’s letterpress shop—an ancient dusty dreamatorium where an imagination can wild. She is currently on the editorial staff of Vanity Fair magazine and is hard at word on a short film.

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Between Art and the Everyday

BY CRISTINA RINAUDO
@ VOL 15 ON JUN 15, 2017

Cristina Rinaudo explores how typographic installations elevate the ordinary - a search for the familiar in contemporary art.

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Andersen : la typographie prend la parole

BY THIERRY FETIVEAU
@ VOL 13 ON MAY 24, 2017

"Andersen typeface is intended for tales and children stories in general. What makes Andersen different is its new punctuation marks. Indeed, in addition of classical glyphs, Andersen have 12 totally new punctuation signs expressing feelings. As in Spanish punctuation, theses glyphs are placed at the beginning and at the end of a sentence to help the reader to find the right tone."

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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.

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Drawn Lines, A Traffic Sign and Typographic Design, and PKN Singapore Illustrated

Presentations In her presentation (from PKN Hyderabad Vol. 9), Lasya Moronica shares some of the very detailed and complex line drawings she produces.  Jiri Toman is a young graphic artist, and in his presentation (in Czech, from PKN Usti nad Labem Vol. 2) he talks about his diploma project. He completely redesigned traffic signs, and designed a special font. He also shares his other typographic work. Posters We have four new posters on the Tumblr blog today, starting with PKN Bari Vol. 1 (pictured above). You'll also find posters for tonight's PKN Bratislava Vol. 20, PKN Bogota Vol. 9, and PKN Aalen Vol. 12.  Event Report How's this for a great event report, courtesy of PKN Singapore organizer Jon Siegel (on the recent Vol. 5): "One of our audience members [Bernie Quah], without us noticing, illustrated every speaker that night along with notes and posted it to Issuu." Calendar It's a big Thursday (September 20), with the following 10 PKNs on tap: PKN Maastricht Vol. 15, PKN Blue Mountains Vol. 3, PKN Miami Vol. 17, PKN Hamptons Vol. 1, PKN Valencia Vol. 14, PKN Winnipeg Vol. 11, PKN Whangarei Vol. 14, PKN Malaga Vol. 1, PKN Aarhus Vol. 14, and PKN Bratislava Vol. 20. Tomorrow, you'll find the following 3 events: PKN Lucerne Vol. 5, PKN Vancouver Vol. 23, and PKN Gisborne Vol. 10.

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Duct Tape Fonts

Most people write with pens and pencils. Shuestu Sato writes with duct tape.  In today's Presentation of the Day, "Duct Tape Fonts" from PKN Tokyo Vol. 49, Hikaru Yamashita of the documentary film group TrioFour introduces us to what appears to be an ordinary Japanese train station security guard (Shuetsu Sato) with a unique design talent: he makes fonts and useful graphics purely of duct tape. Hikaru takes us on a zany journey involving national television broadcasts, corporate promotions, lighter scavenger hunts, and much more.

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A Dozen Publications

In today's Presentation of the Day, "A Dozen Publications" from a special PechaKucha Night held at the Magazine Library 10 exhibition, designer Ian Lynam speaks on the impact print media has had on his life -- how it introduced him to new aspects of counter-culture, cultivated his personal ideology, and of course placed him in front of unique typography, graphic design, and writing. 

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Personality Type

What typeface are you? Robert Brickell shares his love for typography. In “Personality Type” from PKN New Westminster Vol. 3 he draws connections between the feel and design of a font to the very human emotions that they convey.

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Poster for PKN Chennai Vol. 6

The Indian city of Chennai went for a typography theme last month for its latest PechaKucha Night (Vol. 6) -- view the full poster here. You'll of course find more great PKN posters on our Tumblr.

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What I've Learnt from Learning Calligraphy

"I stared at that pen for 9 months too scared to use it, thinking I would make a complete mess, terrified I might not be able to deliver on my ideal."Inspired by called "Calligrafitti," student of lettering Andy Kelly, took on the the challenge of picking up the parallel pen and sees where in takes him in this emotional presentation: "What I Have Learnt from Learning Calligraphy" from PKN St. Neots Vol. 1. Andy talks us through the process of learning the art of calligraphy, and the transformative effects it's had on him. Check out more of Andy's amazing work on his blog. 

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Petri Dish Typography

“If I have one motto, it’s that you should probably try to work with unusual materials and unorthodox methods.” In Petri Dish Typography from PechaKucha Night Tokyo’s 133rd volume, Jerusalem-based designer Ori Elisar’s presents on his award-winning Living Language project. Dealing with the evolution of the Hebrew language and letter, Ori uses scientific procedures and a live organism – the Paenibacillus vortex bacteria– as his medium. Ori will show us how biological fabrication technologies can interact with the design world.

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Plastic Printing

“How can I get [students] away from the computer, pull them out of the screen, and how can I get them to think with their hands and to approach things outside of a pixel?” In Plastic Printing from PechaKucha Night Honolulu Vol. 27, Rob McConnell shares the technique of printing typography and designs using LEGO pieces. As a Graphic Design Professor at Brigham Young University Hawaii, he is interested in exploring all the possible learning experiences that this technique allows. This presentation covers how he came upon the idea and some of the plastic printing work that we have produced in the past year.

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Únicos, informais e importantes

 Presentes no nosso dia-a-dia, o resultado de um trabalho que exige técnica e bastante prática, os famosos cartazes de supermercados não são só apenas uma forma de saber o que está em promoção, mas são verdadeiras obras de design manual. Desconhecida por muitos, a profissão de cartazistas é um cargo chave dentro de supermercados e lojas de rua que querem anunciar seus produtos, uma vez que, por ser uma linguagem visual que pode ser considerada difundida em diversas partes do Brasil, facilita ao cliente identificar e levar em consideração as mais diversas promoções, uma forma de publicidade quase que obrigatória. Mas, para isso, a profissão exige técnicas de desenho de tipos que seguem um mesmo padrão. Kerning, espaçamento, serifa ou não; são termos que, em muitos casos, não estão no cotidiano desses cartazistas, mas sim outros termos, criados na informalidade para fazer referência a técnicas e assim não sair do padrão. Falando em padrão, ele também determina as cores, nada de confusão com CMYK, RGB ou Pantone; as cores aqui são padrão e ditam a mensagem: preto para letras e vermelho para os números, que em grande parte ocupam um maior espaço no cartaz. O motivo? São os preços, o que te faz gravar aquela promoção rapidamente. O trabalho do cartazista não se resume, entretanto, à confecção dos anúncios. A estratégia de posicionamento de cada cartaz é pensada, sempre com objetivo de facilitar a procura dos clientes pelos produtos. Você imaginava que aquele simples cartaz vermelho e amarelo mostrando a promoção do feijão era mais complexo do que parece?    Fotos: cartazistas.wordpress.com