PechaKucha Night Gisborne really turned it on for this weeks PechaKucha Poster Spotlight! This work of art was created by Kahu Ngata (kahu_ngata on Instagram), and features a cartoon-style drawing that feels laid-back but playful at the same time. The poster has a solid purple background, with a television headed person wearing an oversized yellow heart sweatshirt telling us details about the event, how convenient! It is a simple yet fun design with a color scheme that catches the eye immediately. With a poster like this, Gisborne's Vol. 22 event on the 23rd of August will surely be something you want to see! Good luck Gisborne, and thanks for the awesome poster!

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

This week, we are traveling in part to an ancient, dried out lakebed to visit Taipei for our City Focus. Home to just under three million residents, Taipei stands as the cultural, political, educational and economic hub of its host country, Taiwan. The city is filled with culture and incredible food, as well as many unique architectural feats like the National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall and Taipei 101, the former tallest building in the world. The skyline of the city provides breathtaking views in the night like the one pictured here, with lights of all different colors that shine bright for all to see. 

What's more, they are hosting their Vol. 40 event at the end of August on the 31st, you will not want to miss it!

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!

Nestled in a valley overlooked by mountains, Guatemala City bustles as the capital of Guatemala, and we are going to take a trip there for this week's City Focus! With a population of around 2.5 million, the city is the most populous in the entire nation, what's more, it happens to be the largest city in all of Central America. As such, Guatemala City has become the epicenter for many things like economics, communication, and transportation, and is home to a very culturally and ethnically diverse community of people. The city itself is home to many ancient ruins, museums, palaces, and theaters that are all beautiful and historic sites to explore.

The city surely has everything one would need to stay entertained and amazed, but if you are looking for more, they are hosting their Vol. 17 event on the 14th of August, you won't want to miss it!

This weeks City Focus finds us back in the states, taking a closer look at York, Pennsylvania. “The White Rose City” as it is otherwise known brings a very rich and unique history unlike any other in America. Known as an architectural museum for its well preserved historic structures, some dating back to the mid-18th century, York was once the temporary capital of the United States while the Continental Congress drafted the Articles of Confederation there. Adding to the history is the countries oldest fair, the 10-day long York Fair, with roots tracing back to 1765, over 10 years before the nation was founded! Oh wait, there’s more? Yes! If you like Peppermint Patties, you’ll want to definitely visit as the delicious treat was created in the city. 

There is a lot going on within York’s city limits, and to add, they will be hosting their Vol. 12 PechaKucha Night in a few weeks on August 14th! You don’t want to miss it!

This weeks PKN Poster Spotlight from New Westminster was over the rainbow! Featuring a simple yet aesthetic design of a city with a rainbow shooting out of the buildings, this poster pops when it catches your eye. What's more, this poster and event serve to highlight Pride Week with proceeds from the event going towards New West Pride - awesome! We are all about equality and inclusion here at PechaKucha, so naturally, this poster fits right in. If you can, go and support at New Westminster's Vol. 23 event next Friday on August 10th!

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

This week, we find ourselves heading to the southern hemisphere for our City Focus, landing in the beautiful destination of Christchurch, New Zealand. Dating back more than 150 years, Christchurch was the first official city in New Zealand and is the largest on the southern island, home to approximately 400,000 residents. Known as the "City of Gardens", it is host to over 700 parks and gardens, including the wonderfully grand Hagley Park, one of the larger city parks in the world. Close by, the famous Christchurch Botanic Gardens can provide a shady, peaceful environment filled with stunning plant life. For a little more excitement, the city and the surrounding suburbs also feature exciting attractions like Sumner Beach and the Adrenalin Forest. 

It is safe to say that there is plenty to do if you live in the city or are just visiting, but if you want more, swing by Christchurch's Vol. 40 event on August 1st!

Through the face of many adversaries, Christchurch continues to stand tall and rebuild that which has been knocked down, persevering and acting as an inspiration to all of us around the globe. We stand with you, Christchurch!

We at the HQ loved this one from the beginning, so here is the PechaKucha Poster Spotlight of the week, courtesy of PKN Indianapolis! Featuring the partial silhouette of a person walking on a path towards a sunrise between the folds of a mountain, the calming picture reminds us of the simple beauties life has to offer every day. The soft tones of yellow, orange, green and blue blend complement each other in such a way to where you can feel as though you are on that path too. The next best thing, however, would be to attend Indianapolis' Vol. 13 event on August 1st, it is sure to be a great time!

Best of luck!

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

For this week's City Focus, we lend our gaze to "The City of Eternal Spring", Kunming, located in the Yunnan Province in southwest China. Home to over 6.5 million people and a melting pot of 26 indigenous nationalities, the city has established itself as the largest in the province and has flourished as the political, economic and cultural hub of the area. The nickname of the city comes from the year-round moderate climate that stays roughly between 8.9-20.3 degrees Celcius. However, the weather is far from the only thing that makes Kunming such an attractive destination. Spectacles such as the Stone Forrest, Dianchi Lake, Jiuxiang Scenic Area, and Western Hill can all be found within the folds of the city, and provide beautiful sights to anyone experiencing them. Beyond the sights, the intermingling but unchanging cultures of the different nationalities bring to fruition very unique customs and fun traditions like the Torch Festival or the Huashan Festival, where these groups can showcase their contrasting yet similar styles.

Adding to those opportunities, the city is hosting their Vol. 1 event on the 26th of July, it is surely not something anyone should want to miss! Best of luck to all of our friends in Kunming!

PechaKucha Night Kalamazoo weaves together the first place prize for this week's PechaKucha Poster Spotlight. Honestly, guys, this is one of the most beautiful posters we've seen yet! The collection of different patterns that look like they've been sewn together and the nine, representing Kalamazoo's Volume 9 event, artistically weaves under and over the pattern. If you're looking for an incredible collection of people all sewn together for a good night of fun, PKN Kalamazoo will have their event next week, July 25th, at the Old Dog Tavern Beer Garden

Can't wait to see what else you guys have got!