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Lou Bank

Ten Angry Pitbulls in Chicago

The Agave Plant and the Art of Craft Spirits

PRESENTED ON JUN 07, 2016
IN CHICAGO @ VOL 38

"There is only one true craft spirits movement. It is in Mexico, and it started hundreds of years ago."

In The Agave Plant and the Art of Craft Spirits from PechaKucha Night Chicago Vol. 38Lou Bank explains the practice of making craft spirits and how he's leveraging this to revitalize small Mexican communities with the Agave plant.

"This was PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, August 5th, 2016. 

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Lettering in Mexico

BY CRAIG YAMASHITA
@ VOL 83 ON JUN 29, 2011

Craig presents the beautiful handwritten lettering he found used as signage in Mexico.

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A Brief History of Distilling In New York

BY CHRISTOPHER WILLIAMS
@ VOL 4 ON NOV 21, 2013

Christopher Williams gives a brief, but detailed history of distilling in New York. He goes into depth on the Golden Age of distilleries in the state prior to prohibition and their subsequent demise. Christopher goes on to describe the contemporary reemergence of the industry--a New York distilling "renaissance".

"Presentation of the Day" on January 8, 2014.

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People of Two Spirits

BY HOUSTON CYPRESS
@ VOL 24 ON NOV 20, 2013

Houston Cypress, of the Miccosukee Native American tribe, speaks of the "two-spirit" phenomena within Native American culture. He approaches the subject stating that this idea is not so much a sexual orientation but a gender analysis. Houston gives us great examples of transgender aboriginal peoples serving all sorts of roles within their communities, and discusses his personal experiences coming out. 

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Spirited Figures

BY CESC GRANÉ
@ VOL 116 ON JUL 30, 2014

Graphic designer and character designer Cesc Grané speaks about his amazing creations inspired by Japanese aesthetics and myth. Cesc began by taking cues from yokai (old Japanese monsters and spirits) and putting his own unique spin on their appearance and how they are connected. He tells us how the ethos of Japan has inspired him daily, and recounts stories of his fantastical daydreams involving monsters, heroes, and mischievous creatures of all sorts.

"Presentation of the Day" on August 8, 2014. 

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Whether it is possible to make the city as the design plant

BY STEPAN SOLODKOV
IN CHELYABINSK

A festival called "Form" is going to be held in Chelyabinsk very soon. This project is created for anyone interested in the visual fine art. Organizers promise to turn the city into design plant for a couple of days. How it will be and why the design defines the maintenance of everything what us surrounds. About this says Irina Yurchenko and Stepan Solodkov, creators of the festival.

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Finding The Spirits of Markham

BY EDMUND LI
@ VOL 6 ON FEB 06, 2015

Edmund Li talks about his inspiration and motivation to draw artwork on traffic boxes. He finds motivation in his son and inspiration in the environment if Markhan. 

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Where the Spirits Roam

BY CONOR KERR
@ VOL 28 ON JUN 01, 2017

"The land means everything to me. I'm just another part of the circle. When I work with youth who are lost in a myriad of government-imposed systems, this connection has often been broken. And how do we bring that connection back?"

Conor Kerr shares how creating a cultural connection to the natural evironment for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth will allow for finding who we are as Indigenous people and as allies moving forward together.

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Modern Day Aclchemy and The Magic of Distilled Spirits

BY LAUREN OSCILOWSKI
@ VOL 2 ON JUL 19, 2017

The perfect cocktail is made with more than just booze. Lauren Oscilowski gives us a glimpse into her modern day practice of alchemy where she turns robust botanicals and subtle flavors into top notch spirits and mixers. 

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Chicago Plant Rescue

BY LINDSEY TELFORD
@ VOL 39 ON SEP 06, 2016

Lindsey Telford and her organization Chicago Plant Rescue find new homes for greenery that's no longer wanted in commercial spaces.