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Luis Mendo

Drawer, Luis Mendo Inc. in Tokyo Japan

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How This City Turned Me Into an Artist

BY LUIS MENDO
@ MAGAZINE LIBRARY 10 ON MAY 11, 2012

Luis Mendo is an Amsterdam-based editorial designer, but for the past 3 years he's been visiting Tokyo on a regular basis, and in this presentation, he explains how all these trips (especially the first one) have turned him into an artist. This presentation was recorded at a special "Powered by PechaKucha" event, part of the Magazine Library 10 exhibition in Daikanyama.

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I Became an Artist and So Can You

BY LUIS MENDO
@ JANUARY TABLE TALKS ON JAN 16, 2013

Luis Mendo has been designing for 14 years. Before moving to Amsterdam, he worked in newspaper design teams in Barcelona. In june 2005 he founded GOOD Inc.® and was included in the “Top 10 best Art Directors in The Netherlands”. 

Next to his work as a designer, he has a double life as a illustrator and graphic artist. Luis writes in books, blogs and magazines, is part of juries, teaches editorial design and gives lectures & workshops internationally. In 2007 he founded the reliable freelancers group Goodfellas Network. Since 2012 he's also been the Design Director of the PechaKucha organisation.

"Presentation of the Day" on March 21, 2013.

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The Heroes Who Welcomed Me

BY LUIS MENDO
@ VOL 106 ON SEP 20, 2013

Luis Mendo spent years trying to relocate to Tokyo, and now, finally, he's here to live. Here he shows off 20 illustrative portraits he put together of those who have assisted him, inspired him, and welcomed him to this wonderful country.

This presentation was part of the PechaKucha Global Night 2013, and follows the theme of "hidden heroes."

"Presentation of the Day" on October 4, 2013.

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Drawing Tokyo

BY LUIS MENDO
@ VOL 122 ON FEB 20, 2015

Do you love Tokyo?

Self-proclaimed “draw-er” Luis Mendo speaks about the numerous artists who joined him in creating a beautifully illustrated summary of life in Tokyo. Their efforts were compiled, along with some thoughtful writings, in the latest issue of what is typically an architectural magazine: MAS Context.

"Presentation of the Day" on March 20, 2015.

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Drawing from Technology, Illustrating from Life

BY LUIS MENDO
@ VOL 131 ON DEC 16, 2015

"Put your hand up, the people who can't draw ... I want to ask these people: Can you make an egg? Can you write your name? Before you could that, you could draw." 

If you know the vociferously talented illustrator Luis Mendo, you know just how many pages he fills daily with beautiful, lively drawings In a very special presentation from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 131, he shows off 20 drawings he made entirely on the iPad Pro, all with the Apple Pencil. As encouraging as ever, Luis shows us that everyone has the potential within themselves to draw — you just have to get out there and put pencil to paper (or iPad)!

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PAST VOL 131

Tokyo @ SuperDeluxe
Dec 16, 2015

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PAST VOL 122

Tokyo @ SuperDeluxe
Feb 20, 2015

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PAST VOL 106

Tokyo @ SuperDeluxe
Sep 20, 2013