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Lilian Leahy

freelance illustrator and sign painter in Amsterdam

Hand-Lettered Signboards

PRESENTED ON MAY 03, 2016
IN LEIDEN @ VOL 15

"I wasn't worrying about money anymore ... by keeping money out of the social relationships, I also engaged entirely different with the people around me. It was just a much more natural way of being and it released a lot of freedom which was translated into creative expression."

In Hand-Lettered Signboards from PechaKucha Night Leiden Vol 15Lilian Leahy shares quitting her job to trade it for a backpack, sketchbook, pencils, paint and brushes. She travelled for more than a year through South East Asia and India. In more than 100 illustrations she documented her experiences. She also hand-lettered signboards for guesthouses resorts and restaurants in exchange for food and accommodation and that is how she was able to afford a long time of traveling. www.lilianleahy.com

This was "Presentation of the Day" on June 28th, 2017. 

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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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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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I Saw the Sign

BY RON YEARWOOD
@ VOL 17 ON NOV 06, 2015

Hand painting signs all over nashville 

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Living within the el Muzeina (Ma Zaanah) Bedouin Tribe, South Sinai, Egypt

BY COLLEEN HELLER ALREFAI
@ VOL 4 ON APR 15, 2016

Colleen Heller Alrefai tells of living with the El Muzeina Ma Zaanah Bedouin tribe in the South Sinai of Egypt.

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Travelling Sign Painters

BY JOSEPH & BRIDGET THE TRAVELLING SIGN PAINTERS
@ VOL 27 ON SEP 14, 2016

Public speaking might not be their strong point but these Travelling Sign Painters have gathered a small bead of success in their little business.  Mixing up their DMD education and love of graphic design and illustration they gathered an idea and it blossomed.  From a little cart being pulled from behind a 10-speed bike and buzzing around the city just making art and collaborting.  These two have definitely got a long way to go yet.  

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Beachcombing in the South East, My Search for a Sea Bean

BY ANDY DINSDALE
@ VOL 5 ON DEC 12, 2016

Andy Dinsdale’s work beach combing and beach cleaning connects the marine debris found on the strandline with the human actions involved upstream.

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Features of the solo moto-trips by Asia

BY MICHAEL SOHA
@ VOL 5 ON MAR 26, 2017

Michael Soha told about his experience to travel by motorcycle into Asia. How to choose motorbike in Asia? Why it is better to buy local moto and why moto is so convenient in Asia

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Everyday Middle East

BY LINDSAY MACKENZIE
@ VOL 6 ON NOV 01, 2018

Lindsay Mackenzie presents on how a small group of photographers are challenging visual stereotypes of the Middle East and beyond.

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Art On Walls

BY PATRICK HERSHBERGER
@ VOL 7 ON FEB 07, 2019

Patrick Hershberger presents his works of art from his time being an illustrator & muralist.