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PechaKucha Night Knoxville knocked it out of the park once again for this weeks PechaKucha Poster Spotlight! The flowing work of art features a backdrop reminiscent of a stained-glass "Starry Night" with beautiful waves of blue, green and purple. The poster peers upon a delighted water tower who is taken aback by the beauty of Knoxville's iconic Sunsphere, or maybe more appropriately known by its nickname, the "Wigsphere", in this case - thanks to an episode of The Simpsons. The two seemed to have locked eyes with interest; maybe it is the beginning of a Tennessee love story! For more stories, Knoxville is the place to be as they are hosting their Vol. 32 event on the 15th of August, it won't be anything you want to miss!

Want to see more posters? Go check out our Tumblr and Instagram, you won't be disappointed!


This week's PechaKucha Poster Spotlight trophy was grabbed by PechaKucha Night Knoxville with eight tentacles! The poster has a wonderfully playful design and imagines what PechaKucha Night might be like where everything's better, under the sea. This colorful creation with a montage of underwater critters, created by Jessica Newman, spotlights Knoxville's 31st event where as many people as possible bubbled in for a good night of fun!

Looking for more inspiration? Check out our Instagram and Tumblr for more posters!


In the this week’s PKN Poster Spotlight we look at Knoxville’s esoteric Poster. The painting was created by local artist Gwen Pevonka, using many layers both physical and metaphorical. She creates this mysterious floral design, making us all wonder what it all means. Perhaps you can find out at PechaKucha Night Knoxville, Vol. 30 on February 21st. 

Check out more thought provoking posters on our Instagram and Tumblr!


PechaKucha Knoxville celebrates their PKN Vol. 28 with a playful poster, putting them under the PKN Poster Spotlight for this week. The interaction between the blue and yellow gently draws the eye in, highlighting the bright minds and ideas that will be shared at their PKN. Graphic artist Tricia Bateman illustrates the many stories that will soon be told with their PechaKucha Poster, as all the graphics are encapsulated in speech and thought bubbles. This poster anticipates a fun and eventful night on August 16th for the PechaKucha Knoxville team. We can’t wait to see you all there!

To see some more fun posters, head over to the PechaKucha Night Tumblr page!

Discovering Bangladesh

 

"Taking pictures in this area made me really humble about my privileges, and broaden my vision about my country."

In "Discovering Bangladesh" from PechaKucha Night Knoxville Vol. 21Mohammad Moniruzzaman shares the time when he set out to discover the true face of his motherland, Bangladesh. From 2007 to 2011, he traveled across the country and captured the story of its people. He discovered a Bangladesh which is incredibly resilient – an epitome of undaunted human spirit.


"Really, what we do is we make films about crazy people"

In "Tails to Tell" from PechaKucha Night Knoxville Vol. 23, Michael Samstag, of Rescue Doc Films discusses making film documentaries that advocate the alleviation of animal suffering by featuring the stories of who believe they can, and do, change the world. 


"They are permanent records of somebody's big mistake."

In My Intangible Collection at PechaKucha Night Knoxville Vol. 20Holly Briggs shares how her keen interest in other's unfortunate mishaps on the road have led her to pursue a hobby of photographing these colorful mistakes. 

Letterpress (or…Biting off more than you can chew)



"You forget all about the lines that you originally drew because they go on a journey and come back to you looking like this!"

In Letterpress (or…Biting off more than you can chew) from PechaKucha Night Knoxville Vol. 2, we hear the story of Camp Nevernice, a budding letterpress design and illustration shop, owned and operated by Laura Baisden. Laura has ten years experience in the field, but in her first year as a sole proprietor- she’s learning many lessons…including the lesson of time-management.



"I was in China, I was alone. I said 'How can I do it? How can I make it? I have 10 days in my hotel. Lets do something!'"

In Strain-ger than Fiction from PechaKucha Night Knoxville Vol. 16Ryann Aoukar summarizes the process of designing a product, prototyping it, marketing it, having it picked up by the Museum of Modern Art in NYC, failing to bring the product to the mass market, failing on Kickstarter, relaunching the product after a year, finally getting it made, getting it stolen 3 times in less than a month, getting featured with the founder of Alibaba in the Globe and Mail, and selling it in 32 countries around the world. 

"We do this by putting on an unique show every week. Each week is an different experiment with a different structure, different form, different set of rules."

In QED Comedy Laboratory from PechaKucha Night Knoxville Vol.17Matt Chadourne introduces an interesting comedy club. QED Comedy Laboratory is his experimental comedy show in Knoxville, TN, created in 2014, featuring a different theme every week, combining stand-up, improv, sketch, music, etc. 

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