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PechaKucha Presentation

"There are forty-five symbols which are made... to combine four different ways of speaking into one. No matter which language you speak...you should be able to read them."

In "Loqui" from PechaKucha Night Markham Vol. 15, Artist and graphic designer, Raafia Jessa, talks about Loqui (pronounced Lowki), a fictitious language she created which was inspired by the phonetic qualities of language - the sounds we make when speaking aloud. 

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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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On Latvia, Graphic Design, and Tokyo

BY NATALIE CERNECKA
@ VOL 109 ON DEC 04, 2013

Natalie Cernecka, from Latvia, was trying to find a graphic designer in Tokyo. While searching, she found a small Latvian shop in Nakameguro and went to talk to the owner. She was so enthralled by the story she heard that she wanted to share it with the world via PechaKucha. While at a PechaKucha event, she met another Latvian. Through her new Latvian friend, she found a graphic designer from Ecuador who was able to help her.

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Visual Language

BY TOBIAS ZOTTER
@ VOL 4 ON FEB 27, 2014

Art director Tobias Zotter shares his views and personal experience with the relation between visual art and language. His smart and well-considered design projects are the essence of the indispensable connection between graphic elements and text. (In German)

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Graphic Forager

BY SAMUEL CASTAÑO
@ VOL 9 ON OCT 12, 2012

A hunter-gatherer of images, young graphic designer and illustrator Samuel Castaño managed to overcome his shyness in order to delight us with his graphic work, featuring collage, drawing and lettering.

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Matatu Graphic Designer

BY ASILA ASILA
@ VOL 5 ON FEB 20, 2015

Asila Asila is a matatu graphic designer in Nairobi. Matatus (mini buses) provide transport for about seventy percent of Nairobi’s population and the sector is one of the largest in Kenya.
The matatu industry has been the source of livelihood for hundreds of Kenyans and in different fields. The lifting of the ban on graffiti  by his Excellency the President has brought out the best of local designers.

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Visual Design and Professional Friendships

BY NOLAN BECK
@ VOL 27 ON FEB 18, 2016

Graphic Designer and entitled millenial Nolan Beck shares his approach to establishing super authentic relationships with those he works with and how it leads to really great work. 

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The New Line

BY SANDY JONES
@ VOL 5 ON DEC 12, 2016

Sandy Jones shares her research whihc contributed to the design exhibition 'The New Line' - a selection of 1920's and 1930's commercial print on loan from the V&A Museum and private collections.

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Fine Art vs. Graphic Design

BY DUSTIN GEORGE
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 28, 2017

Dustin George is an art director at MGM Communications. He has Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Indigenous Art from the First Nations University of Canada, and the University of Regina. He took his design education at Red River College in Winnipeg where he graduated with diplomas in graphic design and advanced graphic design. Having completed schooling in both the Fine Art and Graphic Design disciplines, Dustin explains the differences between the two, and where his journey has taken him.

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Discovering The Value of Graphic Design

BY ELMA GIAVASES
@ VOL 4 ON APR 05, 2018

It is no easy take to create art, to somehow materialize and express the thoughts in your head. Creating art expressing the thoughts in someone ELSE's head is something else entirely. Elma Giavases' early life and subsequent travels around the globe have given her a unique perspective on design and branding, and she now brings that expertise to the Kalispell community as a graphic designer with Highline Design.

After all, "great designs delight".