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PechaKucha Presentation

Sign of the Apocalypse

PRESENTED ON JUL 11, 2018
IN BIDDEFORD @ VOL 23

John Getchell brings his unique sense of humor to the street, his street, in Arundel, Maine.

Check out his website here: https://signoftheapocalypse.com/

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American Sign Language

BY HOLLY BEAN
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 20, 2013

Holly Bean, after deciding that languages such as Spanish and French were too difficult, decided to study American Sign Language in college. This became a major turning point in her life. After learning sign language, becoming an interpreter, and experiencing the euphoria of helping deaf people communicate, she wanted to do more. She now runs outreach programs for the American Sign Language Organization.

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Hand-painted Signs

BY OSCAR BARRETO
@ VOL 9 ON OCT 12, 2012

Presented by the collective Populardelujo, Oscar Barreto is one of the few hand-painted signs craftsmen left in our digital era. With great courage and self-confidence, Oscar not only charmed the entire audience with his colorful stories, but also awarded us with an unexpected interpretation of a popular tune in his recorder.

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Sign Painting's Resurgence

BY JOE SWEC
@ VOL 18 ON NOV 21, 2013

Sign painter and designer Joe Swec speaks on his life, his projects, and his aging (or flourishing?) medium. He discusses the typographic elements found in his work, the challenges he confronted, and the renaissance of sorts that he believes is occuring in reference to his style. 

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Hand-Painted Signs in the 21st Century

BY DOUGIE KERR
@ VOL 27 ON NOV 05, 2013

Dougie Kerr is considered a Toronto legend, and he has been painting signs since the 60s. When he first moved to Canada in the 70s, his first job was painting totem poles. He is now one of the two only sign-makers at Honest Ed's, the most iconic department store in Toronto. He does a variety of in-store signage, sometimes producing 40-50 hand-painted signs a day. 

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Random Hearts

BY JANE MARKS-HASTIG
@ VOL 20 ON DEC 05, 2013

Jane Marks-Hastig implores us to look for the little reminders in life to stay positive. The heart, an easily recognizable and universal sign of love, is a symbol that can be found anywhere if you know where to look. All you need is a change in perspective and a little bit of humor. 

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Signs of the Times

BY SHINOBU MACHIDA
@ コメ展 X PECHAKUCHA ON APR 19, 2014

Illustrious collector Shinobu Machida returns, this time with a set of photos depicting traditional Japanese shop signs. Beautifully crafted and hewn from timber, bronze, and gold, the ornate work is certainly something to gape at. 

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Building Communities with Signs

BY STEPHEN JONES
@ VOL 13 ON AUG 13, 2014

Stephen Jones takes us on a tour throughout the globe and shows how signs can affect the presence of a city. He shows how signs, like wine, can get better with age.

"Presentation of the Day" on September 18, 2014.

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I Saw the Sign

BY RON YEARWOOD
@ VOL 17 ON NOV 06, 2015

Hand painting signs all over nashville 

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Swimming with Usher

BY MICHEL TIELBEKE
@ VOL 23 ON APR 18, 2018

Michel Tielbeke shares with us in his characteristic style full of humor on how he became a medal winner in the world’s most prestigious swimming contests. The story of a Paralympic swimmer with Usher’s syndrome.