MARKHAM Search Results: “alphabet”
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.
SITEWIDE Search Results: “alphabet”
Word Play for Flow
BY AMANDA PETERSON
@ VOL 62
ON MAY 21, 2018
Words are more playful than you might think. Amanda C. Peterson is a movie and game geek who also happens to work as the head of naming at Google's brand studio. She's named Photoshop Lightroom, Samsung Instinct and Google's new parent company Alphabet among hundreds of other things.
BY LARS RECKERMANN
@ VOL 26
ON JUL 15, 2016
Lars Reckermann setzt mit Freunden die schöne Idee um, sich einmal im Jahr in einer deutschen Stadt zu treffen. Immer streng nach dem Alphabet. Über die Erlebnisse, die aus dieser witzigen Grundidee entstanden sind, berichtet er bei seinem Vortrag.
The Migrants' Alphabet
BY JANE DAVILA
@ VOL 3
ON NOV 11, 2018
Inspired by an 1846 Anti-Slavery Alphabet to bring attention to the abolitionist cause Jane Davila talks about her project, the Migrant's Alphabet, to bring awareness, education, and conversation to the current crisis of immigration in the United States and around the world.
Pursuing the Ampersand
BY MICHAEL HILL
@ VOL 15
ON DEC 06, 2018
"I was intrigued early on by the squiggly little symbol my father made in his handwritten manuscripts to indicate the English conjunction “and.” And, I learned later, it is called an “ampersand.” Most recently, an online typography course rekindled my interest in the origin, uses, and peculiarities of the ampersand as a visual & linguistic device. Did you know, for example, that it was once called the 27th letter of the alphabet? My pursuit of the ampersand has taken me, serendipitously, to bookstores, libraries, archives, art museums, art classes, billboards, and grocery stores. We live in a universe filled with letters and symbols; this is my attempt to better understand one of them." - michael r hill
SITEWIDE BLOG POSTS
New Presentations Up on the Site
We've just uploaded five new presentations to the site, all recorded at last week's PechaKucha Night in Tokyo Vol. 83 -- the full list of presenters appears on the official event page. You'll find links for each below, and above, an image from Craig Yamashita's presentation.Craig Yamashita - "Lettering in Mexico"David Pollard - "Just Don't Do It"Daisuke Sugawara - "New Apartment Room"Miwa Worral - "Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale"Ryo Shimizu - "New Alphabet Letters Based on Chinese Characters"