SITEWIDE Search Results: “Hand-painted”

Will Hand
Open Hand 2014
student, Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw
Mollie Hand
Academic Advisor, University of Wyoming in Laramie


Kuala Lumpur
Aug 13, 2009


Miami @ The Wolfsonian-FIU
Feb 20, 2010


May 20, 2010


Gothenburg @ Park Lane
Aug 10, 2010


Dallas @ Dallas Center for Architecture
Jun 24, 2010


Burlington, VT @ Fleming Museum of Art
Sep 13, 2012


Fort Lauderdale @ GirlsClub Fort Lauderdale
Nov 15, 2012


Miami @ The Garden Rooftop, Miami Design District
Apr 09, 2014


Bozeman @ The Ellen Theatre
Sep 14, 2016


Bozeman @ The Ellen Theatre
Sep 15, 2016

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Hand-made Jewelry

@ VOL 1 ON JUN 28, 2012

Pep Joan Tugores is a local jewelry handcrafter. In his presentation, he talks about how he learned to make hand-made jewelry, and then shares a few of his recent projects. (in Spanish)

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Hand-painted Signs

@ 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

@ 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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The Insatiable Need to Make

@ VOL 21 ON APR 11, 2014

Willy Reddick speaks of her traditional (and non-traditional) painting and cold connection metal work as it relates to her self-imposed, lifelong challenge of extracting a living from her insatiable need to make things.

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عالم الألوان

@ VOL 3 ON JUN 14, 2014

شفاء، فنانة تشكيلية، تتحدث عن صعوبات وتحديات واجهتها في مسيرتها

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@ VOL 13 ON AUG 07, 2014

Artist, music promoter, math tutor and seeker of all things cool and fun, Anthony “Turducken” DelRosario share some of the things that he does for fun while living and riding his bike around New Orleans.

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Second-Hand Trauma

@ VOL 25 ON OCT 06, 2016

Hear from AIA Pittsburgh's own, Becky Spevack, as she speaks about second-hand trauma. 

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Hand Drumming Is Fun and Good for You

@ VOL 10 ON FEB 28, 2017

Annalea Verchinsky talks about the benefits of hand drumming, which range from pure enjoyment to helping with relaxation, lowering blood pressure and reducing stress.

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Digital Art: Can it Emulate the Textures of Traditional Art?

@ VOL 15 ON JUN 15, 2017

Jason Hill asks about Digital Art: Can it Emulate the Textures of Traditional Art?A second-year university student, studying Media Design at JCU with a passion for web design and photography, he currently works in IT/marketing at a finance company (Finance One), and runs his own freelance design business.

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The Eclectic Works of Chris Lehwalder

@ VOL 1 ON SEP 20, 2017

Chris Lehwalder shares his years of artistic creativity from detailed oils to watercolors to old style scrimshaw.

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PKN Prague Vol. 11

For a look at the previous PechaKucha Night in Prague (Vol. 11), we try something a bit different, starting with a bit of a dialogue, written by organizer Jana Kostelecka. Take note that PKN Prague Vol. 12 will be held on April 16. A: Eleventh, it feels like going home from the first one was only yesterday. B: Yes, but yesterday wasn't a summer's eve. A: Hmm... but the amazement is exactly the same. B: Which was your favourite then? A: I loved Čestmír Suška's ability of seeing the most fragile beauty in the steel industrial waste, it was like multi-tonne easter eggs. B: When you look at the Zdeněk Ziegler posters where the fonts were hand-painted and collaged, one regrets that globalization moved on and that posters always come in one package with the films these days. You can hardly make an exhibition of the posters to one film these days. CTRL-C CTRL-V. A: I dreamed of fantasy worlds. Jakub Dvorský (Amanita Design). You live in a universe of the stub floating in the timeless space, inhabited with curious creatures and rockets made of cans of Kostelecke parky (sausages). Have you ever tried their game? …and the other chronicler of the insubstantial senses -- Alžběta Skálová. I wish I was a kid again, I remember my favourite illustrations were in the book Alice in Wonderland, but it was nothing like this. When we were small, there were too little books of unreal worlds and its inhabitants… …they came alive in the wicked pupetery of Martina Černá and Anna Issa Šotolová (Imagery). The rabbit-chicken teddy bear was kind of scary-funny. Moving down the rabbit hole. B: Then you have the too dark painters, the dark horor of gypsy folk songs in Ladislava Gažiová paintings and Vladimír Skrepl, the first AEROnaut. A: I fancied the book by Magdalena Kalistová on the green home. Only, the form does not correspond with the sense, so can there ever be beauty in green? And what about the architects? B: I am excited when I see people care about the landscape and public spaces, and restrain their greed for more in the means of expanding, in lieu of the quality of space. In this light, the A.LT work in Poznan is excellent. Jan Jehlík put his ideas on urbanism clear -- and it's not every day that you see a hand-painted presentation. A: I liked the simple garden resturant in the ZOO by FAM Architekti. B: Did you notice that the product designers at PechaKucha do toys? Are you seeing any connection between Jana's Zacharias or are they simply adorable. Adorable. HuberoKororo does a Dino Rocking Horse which reminded me of my blow-up buffalo of old. A: If I had studied hard, I would have been as knowledgeable as Jan H. Vitvar, and possibly would get the track of what Richard Loskot was doing with all the wiring. B: When is the next one? Čestmír Suška (sculptor) Čestmír Suška is working with steel and iron industrial waste, transforming its weighty substance into something airy, cutting out the borders of the space and letting the light in. He creates a possibility of meeting Richard Serra and Daniel Pirsc. Alžběta Skálová (illustrator and graphic designer) Alžběta Skálová is creating ethereal records of her feelings in dapples of pure colour which are comming alive. She is keyholing the soul and candidly letting it out. From the illustrations, you can smell the sea and hear the giggle of the creatures from the kitchen drawer, who wake up in the middle of the night. Alžběta is tightly collaborating with the children book publisher Baobab. Zdeněk Ziegler (graphic designer and typographer) Zdeněk Ziegler is best known for his film posters, of which he has created 274 between 1963 and 1989. It was the golden age of collage and hand-painted fonts. Imagine creating a poster to, say, Hitchcock's Birds, and having one smuggled in, magazine and a pencil in your hand. We are deep in the communist times, and the censorship is almighty. And still, you create super-temporal works. It can be thanks to the lack of readymade culture, and the almighty promotion of the film industry. Jakub Dvorský of Amanita Design (flash games, website, and vision designer) Amanita Design creates games from some kind of past universe, where you come accross the remains of a human civilisation grown back in nature. It creates a kind and snuggy world, floating in peace. You wake up into a dream with eyes wide open, and you can even meddle with its goings. It works in the most unpredictable and radiant way.

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Concrete Easter Eggs

PechaKucha Night in Budapest organizer Attila Bujdoso sends in this story, about how funds were raised at the city's Inspire Japan event. All photos were taken by Tóth Máté.The sprinkling and giving of Easter eggs are flourishing traditions in Hungary, widely practiced at Easter time. According to this folk custom, on Easter Monday, in the early mornings, young men visit women and sprinkle them with cold water or perfume. In return, the women give nicely decorated Easter eggs to the men. Lately, in modern times, the hand-painted eggs are often substituted by chocolate eggs. The Easter egg became an icon of the Hungarian Easter folk custom, preparing and decorating Easter eggs show a living example and vivid presence of folk art. The history of sprinkling and giving Easter eggs can be traced back to an ancient fertility cult as well. VPI Architects, a Budapest based young design team, has designed and produced special edition Easter eggs this year: Easter eggs made out of concrete. They paired the old tradition with a new material, and once following the tradition, all steps during the production process were made by hand. They used a special mix of concrete which gave an extra smooth surface. The concrete Easter eggs are decorated with lace strips, which evoke the traditional decoration motives of Easter eggs, but also give them an extra layer of sensuality. The concrete Easter eggs played a central role at the recent PechaKucha Night Budapest event, which celebrated a concrete special edition. The event organizers (Hungarian Contemporary Architecture Centre and Bujdosó Attila) joined the Inspire Japan initiative of Tokyo-based PechaKucha founders Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham. The concrete Easter eggs were sold by auction and the income was sent as a donation for the Architecture for Humanity to support reconstruction works after the earthquake and tsunami disaster, which happened in Japan in March 2011.

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Biking in Bangkok, Hand-Made Jewelry, and the Return of PKN Santiago

Presentations What's it like riding a bike in Bangkok? As Greg Jorgensen's presentation (from PKN Bangkok Vol. 5) will reveal, it's all about the traffic. Pep Joan Tugores is a local jewelry handcrafter and in his presentation (in Spanish, from PKN Mallorca Vol. 1), he talks about how he learned to make hand-made jewelry, and then shares a few of his recent projects. Posters Today's new addition to the Tumblr blog is the poster you see above for the upcoming PKN Santiago Vol. 3, which marks a relaunch for that city's series. The PKN is set for September 6 at Galpon CAC.  Photos Today we share a Flickr gallery of photos from PKN Uzice Vol. 2. Above, a look at some of the attendees, followed by two presenters.  Calendar As we mentioned yesterday, it's a slow start this week, with the first PKNs happening tomorrow night (August 22), in the form of PKN Cairns Vol. 5 and PKN Durban Vol. 8. 

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A French Magazine About Graphic Design and Painted Fantasy Worlds

Presentations Alexandre Dimos is a French graphic designer, and in his presentation (from PKN Tokyo Vol. 95) he talks about Back Cover. As he explains, he couldn't find what he really wanted to read in France, and so he helped create an independant magazine focusing on thinking and analyzing graphic design and typographic practices, and to a larger extent, visual arts. Miro Pecho is a Slovak painter, and he uses his presentation (in Czech, from PKN Znojmo Vol. 1) to explain how different fantasy worlds influence his paintings. Posters We have two new posters on the Tumblr blog today, starting with PKN Malaga Vol. 3, pictured above (the event was held last night). The other addition is for PKN New Orleans Vol. 7, which is happening tomorrow night.  The image below is not a poster or a flyer, but rather part of a call for presenters for the next PKN in Genoa (or Genova), and we loved it so much we wanted to share it. All roads lead to PechaKucha! The event itself will take place on November 23. Calendar There are two PKNs on the agenda tonight (October 3), PKN Bilbao Vol. 13 and PKN Szczecin Vol. 1. Tomorrow, it's another big Thursday: PKN Pittsburgh Vol. 13, PKN Moncton Vol. 7, PKN Ekaterinburg Vol. 6, PKN Doha Vol. 6, PKN Vaxjo Vol. 12, PKN Kolding Vol. 18, and PKN New Orleans Vol. 7. 

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The Naked Truth

If we can strip to our true essence, we can embrace our own story. Using images of painted bodies, and a talk laced with quotes by famous people of wisdom, Tirza Shelton shows us how self-enriching it can be to shed the layers we have all been cloaking our true selves in since Adam and Eve first tasted the fruit of knowledge. In “The Naked Truth” from PKN Williamsburg Vol. 9, find out what is at your core.

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Doan Linh Hand Written Letters

“I use handwritten letter to listen and encourage people…” In "Hand Written Letters", from PechaKucha Night Ho Chi Minh City Vol.9, Doan Linh started "Letter to Angel", a non-profit organisation committed to bringing the lost art of handwritten letters back to people in Vietnam and around the world. In this presentation, she shares with us her vision behind L2A and what she hopes to achieve through it. It would be unfair to mention that she’s only 20 years old because her thoughts are much bigger the tiny number! Grab some paper and a pen, you might want to hand write your loved ones a letter right after listening to her talk.  

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Hand-Lettered Signboards

"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 15, Lilian 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.

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Hand-Drawn Plausible Fictitious Maps

"I see maps in everything." In "Hand-Drawn Plausible Fictitious Maps" from PechaKucha Night Huntsville Vol. 3, David Nuttall shares his lifelong passion -- creating fictitious maps! Stemming from his childhood, drawing maps has led him to many creative projects, including drawing them on people! What will David do next? 

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2nd Hand Scenery

"Can you imagine that in a school playground? It would be a wonderful thing to have. At the moment, it's sitting in a landfill." From "2nd Hand Scenery" from PechaKucha Night Glasgow Vol. 31, Matthew Doolan presents 2nd Hand Scenery, a fledgling organization based in Glasgow that aims to find creative ways to help the Scottish entertainment sector reduce the amount of scenery, props, and furniture going to landfill once a production cycle has finished. 2nd Hand Scenery's primary goal is to connect the different elements of the industry with one another, to let the school drama club see what the National Company no longer needs and to facilitate the exchange, to let amateur dramatics groups share a show and to make it as easy as possible for companies and individuals to display their used items before they run out of time and space.  It was founded by two scenic carpenters who after many years in the industry had become dismayed a the sheer volume of useful materials that are lost due to relentless production cycles and crushing time pressures inherent across the sector. So they decided that something had to be done about it.

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Yahoo!: Stuff By Hand

"Just have fun with design, it's not a serious thing, it's a fun thing." In Yahoo!: Stuff By Hand from PechaKucha Night Saskatoon Vol. 1, Craig Medwyduk presents his striking design work that he has created for various businesses in the Saskatoon community.