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Lessons learned from Arabic calligraphy

PRESENTED ON JUL 31, 2019
IN YORK @ VOL 19

Dabbling in a new skill teaches us more than we realise. Here's how graphic designer Grace Abell applied Arabic calligraphy to her professional practise in York. 

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7 Design Lessons from Japanese Gardens

BY JENNY FEUERPEIL
@ VOL 103 ON MAY 29, 2013

After 3 years of working in and looking at Japanese gardens, Jenny Feuerpeil of Real Japanese Gardens summarizes the design (and life) lessons she has learned so far in the gardens of Kyoto, Kamakura, and Tokyo. 

"Presentation of the Day" on June 14, 2013.

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Lessons I Learned From Playing Organized Basketball

BY BRIMAH VONJO
@ VOL 4 ON MAR 20, 2014

Brimah Vonjo explains some of the lessong he learned from playing basketball, including being prepared, working hard, and taking responsibility for your actions. 

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Calligraphy, Nature, Art and Architecture

BY JOHN CLARK
@ VOL 32 ON DEC 02, 2014

Reflecting on his fascinations with eastern and western cultures, architect John Clark AIA's calligraphic explorations are illustrations of nature expressed through art and architecture.

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What I've Learnt from Learning Calligraphy

BY ANDREW KELLY
@ VOL 1 ON MAR 24, 2015

Student of lettering, Andy Kelly talks us through the physical and emotional journey he's been on learning the art of calligraphy. You can see more of Andy's amazing work on his blog.

"Presentation of the Day" on May 4, 2015.

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Fake It 'til You Make It

BY GHALEB HAWILA
@ VOL 23 ON OCT 21, 2015

Ghaleb Hawila gives us a peek into his journey to find his passion, arabic calligraphy. From how to break the rules to turning your hobby into your occupation, Ghaleb retraces the steps that led him to challenge the preconceptions and develop his own language.

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Lessons from Loose Collective

BY GRAHAM JONES
@ VOL 16 ON MAR 30, 2017

"Embrace your weirdness! The weirder the better, I'd say."

Hear Senior Lecturer in Graphic Design at Manchester Metropolitan, Graham Jones from Manchester's Loose Collective, as he talks about his work, imposter syndrome and Star Wars Lego in Lessons from Loose Collective from PechaKucha Night Manchester Vol. 16

This was "Presentation of the Day" on May 25th, 2017.

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Loqui

BY RAAFIA JESSA
@ VOL 15 ON JUN 09, 2017

"There are forty-five symbols which are made... to combine four different ways of speaking into one. No matter which language you speak...you should be able to read them."

In "Loqui" from PechaKucha Night Markham Vol. 15, Artist and graphic designer, Raafia Jessa, talks about Loqui (pronounced Lowki), a fictitious language she created which was inspired by the phonetic qualities of language - the sounds we make when speaking aloud. 

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'The year I learned how to write good n' stuff'

BY MAHSHED HOOSHMAND
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 28, 2017

Mahshed Hooshmand is the designer, calligrapher and owner of Paper Ocelot Studios in Saskatoon. Mahshed shares about her journey to better penmanship through the rigors of calligraphy. 

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The Obi Project: Lessons about being an artist I learned from my dog

BY TARA HOUSTON
@ VOL 9 ON JUL 27, 2018

Over their 6 year relationship, Tara Houston and her dog have taught each other quite a bit. He knows how to sit, shake, and say 'Hi,' and she knows how to avoid some pitfalls that plagued her prior to her dog-induced lifestyle changes. She's helped him become a snuggly loving dog and he’s helped make her a better artist and educator.