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“Pencil is a small thing that can make a big difference in the lives of people who use them.”

In "Art of the Pencil" from PechaKucha Night New York Vol.16 , Caroline Weaver, amateur pencil collector but lifelong pencil lover, founded CW Pencil Enterprise in November 2014. With her pencil experts, Caroline digs up the stories and origins of these objects and make them accessible to those who appreciate them for their functionality, beauty and history. As simple as it may be, the pencil is something which despite advances in technology will never become obsolete.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, December 13th, 2016.

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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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Experiment, Share, Create

BY DAPHNE SIAW
@ VOL 2 ON APR 01, 2016

Daphne Siaw enjoys experimenting with different tools to create different styled art pieces. Through the simple joy of creating and trying new media, she was able to create more refined and larger-scaled pieces, turning a childhood hobby into an unexpected career.

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Analog Creation in a Digital World

BY TYSON CALL
@ VOL 16 ON OCT 16, 2015

“What you use influences what you create. I say, take that into consideration, try putting down the MacBook, pull out a notebook, and get your Hemingway on.”

In "Analog Creation in a Digital World" from Pechakucha Night Salt Lake City Vol. 16, Writer Tyson Call talks about his appreciation for a typewriter he received as a gift and how it opened up a whole new perspective on the creative process.

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Small Scale City Skirt

BY JULIA O'CONNELL
@ VOL 26 ON JUL 05, 2016

In Small Scale City Skirt from PechaKucha Night Coventry Vol. 26, Textile Artist Julia O'Connell talks about taking time to look carefully at details. She collects these beautiful 'micro moments', which she views as everyday presents, and uses them to layer and stitch into her textile work. Here she talks about her commission for the City Arcadia project, where she is working up her Small Scale City Skirt as a way of making the city wearable.

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The Secret Life of the Pencil

BY ALEX HAMMOND
@ VOL 12 ON SEP 19, 2016

"Every now and then, put aside your computer, your iPad... and explore the simplicity of a pencil on paper."

In 'The Secret Life of Pencils'  at PechaKucha Night London Vol. 12Alex Hammond tells the tales of this simple instrument - the pencil - and how it has given birth to numerous wonderful and wacky ideas, including those of PechaKucha founders and acclaimed architect's - Mark Dytham and Astrid Klein!! 

We promise you after watching this PechaKucha talk, you will never look at the humble pencil quite the same again!

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Hand Written Letters

BY DOAN LINH
@ VOL 9 ON OCT 01, 2016

“I use handwritten letters to listen and encourage people…”

In "Hand Written Letters", from PechaKucha Night Ho Chi Minh City Vol.9Doan Linh started "Letter to Angel", a non-profit organisation committed to bringing the lost art of handwritten letters back to people in Vietnam and around the world. In this presentation, she shares with us her vision behind L2A and what she hopes to achieve through it. It would be unfair to mention that she’s only 20 years old because her thoughts are much bigger the tiny number! Grab some paper and a pen, you might want to hand write your loved ones a letter right after listening to her talk.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, December 8th, 2016.

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Letter Writing in the Digital Age

BY ROHINI JADHAV
@ VOL 7 ON JUN 24, 2017

ROHINI JADHAV, architect by profession who enjoys reading and writing in spare time talks on nostalgic good'ol times of hand-written letters....

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Writing Around

BY ALLISON SPECTER
@ VOL 23 ON JUN 13, 2017

Allison Specter was once described by a stranger as a spiritual-yoga-Janet Jackson. Along with her team at Write Around Portland she helps to facilitate creative writing experiences for more than 500 people each year, expanding access to writing and publishing for some of our communities most underrepresented voices. She is a badass lesbian doing what she can to make small waves in the world; and always, learning as she goes.

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A Nerdy, Girly Secret

BY JESSICA JACOBS
@ VOL 41 ON MAR 07, 2017

Jessica Jacobs, like many of us, secretly had a pen pal...