City Focus: Colwyn Bay

Charming seaside town Colwyn Bay is under the spotlight in this week's PechaKucha City Focus. Located on the north coast of Wales, UK, Colwyn Bay, which encompasses 6 local communities, is home to around 30,000 residents making it the second-largest settlement in North Wales. Though this town may seem small to some, local organizer Paul Sampson has some BIG creative ideas for his community by collaborating with The Northern Eye International Photography Festival for their very first PechaKucha Night event. How exciting! For more information on the Northern Eye International Photography Festival, check out their homepage here. Good luck, Colwyn Bay team!

PKN Poster Spotlight: Genève

Genteel Geneva! This week's PechaKucha Poster Spotlight shines on the poster design from PechaKucha Night Genève Vol. 11. Graphically appealing, this design highlights the beautiful mountainous countryside of Geneva with its own unique cartoonish style and utilizes contrasting colors to lure in the eye of the viewer! Nice Work!

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Presentation of the Day

The Glasgow Tool Library is a social enterprise that operates like a normal library, but instead of sharing books we share tools. We collect donations of tools from those that no longer use them, repair and care for them, and make them accessible to everyone through a pay-what-you-can membership. By creating a communal resource and community-run library,
we aim to challenge unsustainable relationships between use and ownership, promoting a more collaborative economy and society.
facebook.com/glasgowtoollibrary / @GLA_TL

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Past Presentations of the Day

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Illustrated Life

BY DONOUGH O'MALLEY
@ VOL 33 ON JUN 26, 2019

Irish illustrator Donough O'Malley showcases how his practice has changed over the years.

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Hyperstimulation

BY MARA MAGYAROSI-LAYTNER
@ VOL 38 ON JUL 31, 2019

Mara Magyarosi-Laytner is a Detroit based artist, photographer, and alternative process enthusiast. Her work typically pairs double exposure photography with inkjet transfer processes to explore the impact anxiety disorders have on the human condition.

Her current work, Hyperstimulation, uses wild, bright colors and complex imagery to bring to light the different visual impairments that can happen with these disorders.

 

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Finding Balance With Art and Design

BY NOELLE SHARP
@ VOL 7 ON APR 05, 2019

Working as an independendent textile designer, Noelle Sharp has learned how to navigatate the world of fashion, fabric and art with creativity and determination. Her unique designs have earned Noelle high praise from the fashion world of New York, to the hand crafted world of independent artists. Her journey has been an balancing act of design, art and navigating life to follow her bliss.

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Visual Tectonics

BY MICHAEL ELKAN
@ VOL 48 ON MAR 21, 2019

Photography and architecture are very closely related. It is through photographic images that architecture is widely seen, known and understood. Architects think in space-time dimensions but usually employ 2D media to develop their ideas. Architecture is truly experienced only in real space, time and scale. The photographer’s task is to reverse engineer that reality through acute observation and to construct a relatively small 2D image that begins to evoke the experience of being there.