PechaKucha Presentation

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Andrew Kelly

Student of lettering & calligraphy. Explorer of design and photography in St Neots

What I've Learnt from Learning Calligraphy

PRESENTED ON MAR 24, 2015
IN ST NEOTS @ VOL 1

Student of lettering, Andy Kelly talks us through the physical and emotional journey he's been on learning the art of calligraphy. You can see more of Andy's amazing work on his blog.

"Presentation of the Day" on May 4, 2015.

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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.

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Girls with plaits: what I learnt from Laura Ingalls Wilder

BY RENATA HOPKINS
@ VOL 20 ON AUG 28, 2014

Renata Hopkins relfects how lessons she learned from Anne of Green Gables are now changing the way she views the world from her own children's lens.

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Calligraphy, Nature, Art and Architecture

BY JOHN CLARK
@ VOL 32 ON DEC 02, 2014

Reflecting on his fascinations with eastern and western cultures, architect John Clark AIA's calligraphic explorations are illustrations of nature expressed through art and architecture.

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Seeing Everything

BY STEPHEN ROBISON
@ VOL 2 ON FEB 20, 2015

Stephen Robison shares some of his design influences from viruses seen under a microscope to tattooing. Constant learning is very important in the world of art and design and that is exactly what he is aiming to do. 

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Fake It 'til You Make It

BY GHALEB HAWILA
@ VOL 23 ON OCT 21, 2015

Ghaleb Hawila gives us a peek into his journey to find his passion, arabic calligraphy. From how to break the rules to turning your hobby into your occupation, Ghaleb retraces the steps that led him to challenge the preconceptions and develop his own language.

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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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20 things I've learnt in 50 years

BY WILL GOURLEY
@ VOL 13 ON NOV 25, 2016

Will Gourley is a lifelong learner from life's two best teachers fondly known as failure and success. His talk is a quasi humourous reflection, and a look forward on life at mile marker 50

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Auditorium: Architectural Lettering to Moderne Type Family

BY MARISA TENBRINK
@ VOL 21 ON MAR 03, 2017

Marisa Ten Brink is a freelance graphic designer living near Astoria, South Dakota. She received her undergraduate degree from South Dakota State University in 2012 and is currently pursuing an MFA in graphic design at Vermont College of Fine Arts. You can see more of Marisa's work here

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Calligraphy Culture

BY KAZUKI YAMANE
@ VOL 26 ON SEP 02, 2017

Kazuki Yamane has been practicing calligraphy since he was a child, and in university, he majored in classical calligraphy. After graduating, he went to Australia where he came into contact with various languages and cultures.
For Kazuki, as a Japanese, the language he uses -- kanji and hiragana -- are not just tools for living, but they fascinate us and are appreciated from in and outside of Japan. Here he shares the beauty that these characters hold, through studying their appearances and content. And in this age where we type more than write, he offers a performance in the hopes the audience will take more interest in writing through physical experience.

幼少より字を習い続け、大学で古典的な書道を専攻。卒業後、渡豪し、様々な言語や文化に触れる。
私日本人が使う言語である漢字と平仮名が、生活するための道具であるのにもかかわらず、なぜ芸術として国内外から評価され、私たちを魅了するのか。文字の持つ美しさを、外側と内側から考察し、皆さんに知っていただきたいと思います。そして、文字を書くことよりも打つことが多くなった現代で、文字に興味をもっと持ってもらうために、文字を身体で感じてもらうperformanceをしたいと考えています。