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New Alphabet Letters Based on Chinese Characters

BY RYO SHIMIZU
@ VOL 83 ON JUN 29, 2011

Ryo showcases some of his art projects, with a focus on a beautiful set of alphabet letters based on Chinese characters. (in Japanese)

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Joseph's Gigantic GPS Drawings

BY JOSEPH TAME
@ VOL 107 ON OCT 30, 2013

Joseph Tame is a runner who draws pictures in Tokyo using GPS tracking. Here he shows us some of the things he has drawn and a surprising new addition that he drew to show his support for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

This was Presentation of the Day on February 16th, 2017. 

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Comics of the Commuter Artist

BY NOBUFUMI "ZAJIROGH" TAKAHASHI
@ VOL 125 ON MAY 28, 2015

「地下鉄の座二郎」がおくる, サラリーマンを続けながら漫画家になる方法。 コラージュと通勤時間をつかって作品をつくる生活を紹介します。

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Studio in a Can

BY SYLVAN PAYNE
@ VOL 130 ON NOV 25, 2015

"The iPad is like a studio in a can. It has unlimited supplies, unlimited variety of free or cheep tools, and there's no clean up."
 
In Studio in a Can from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 130, self-described "lapsed artist" Sylvan Payne shares rediscovering his inner-artist through making "doodles" on his iPad. The "painterly quality is all there" he nonchalantly states while 20 unsuspecting pieces that were created on his 9" iPad become vibrantly projected 10 feat tall murals at Tokyo's SuperDeluxe to much to the audience's delight.
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Positively Negative

BY FRANZISKA FURTER
@ VOL 133 ON FEB 24, 2016

Artist Franziska Furter has travelled the world doing residencies in Paris, London, Berlin, Edinburgh, and Cairo and, right now, Tokyo. Her drawings - both 2 and 3 dimensional - reflect things she sees from the corner of her eye while talking about the weather. Franziska has found that time in Japan has helped her reflect on the process behind her work and will shares her insights.

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A Sunday

BY MARIYA SUZUKI
@ VOL 133 ON FEB 24, 2016

“I’m a little late, so by the time I get there everyone's a little tired and all the food is gone. so I'm drinking by myself –this big can of asahi super dry– and I’m trying to talk to them.”

In A Sunday from PechaKucha Night Tokyo’s 133rd volume speaker and Illustrator Mariya Suzuki tells the story of an ordinary day in a fantastic life!. Sunday, February 7, 2016 was a typical day in her life that could be illustrated in 20 drawings– drawings that could be described as anything but typical! See Mariya put on her shoes, space out at a cafe, meet some people, and get drunk and sleepy towards the end of the night... all through the “lens” of her fantastic drawing style.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, March 4th, 2016.

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119 Portraits

BY MIHO OTA
@ VOL 133 ON FEB 24, 2016

“My birthday in 2014, i started asking all my friends to draw me. I set three simple rules: 1) don’t look at others until you’re done with yours 2) draw me on the spot 3) you can not use erasers”

In 119 Portraits from PechaKucha Night Tokyo’s 133rd Volume, Speaker, freelance writer, and sake lover Miho Ota detailed a project from which she had learned a great deal. On her birthday in 2014, Miho had decided to start a portraiture project, asking her artist friends to draw her portrait in a small sketchbook. The rule was simple: draw her on the spot, no erasers, and no looking of others until you finish yours. By her following birthday, Miho had a collection of 119 amazing portraits with countless stories attached to them.

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Urban[e] Objects

BY WOODBURY SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE
@ VOL 136 ON JUN 02, 2016

A cohort of Architecture Students from Woodbury University elected Tokyo to conduce fieldwork studies by the theme  Urban[e] Objects. The research proposes new residential strategies through the translation of objects that can exist simultaneously in multiple scales: as a tea-cup or as an urban building. Their research deploys the use of isometric drawings and urban transects and inspiration derived by traditional Japanese drawing techniques to investigate questions of authenticity, translation of vernacular making methods, and interiority and apply them to contemporary challenges of shelter.

 

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What's Tana-Per?

BY TOMOYUKI TANAKA
@ VOL 140 ON OCT 26, 2016

建築家の田中智之さんは建築設計やまちづくりを行うと同時に、建築や都市の手描き表現を追究しています。 写真やCGではできない、 手描きだからこそできる表現を数々のドローイングにて試行。 近作の駅シリーズは、 東京ステーションギャラリー「東京駅100年の記憶」展や、 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT「土木展」にて展示され、 その緻密さと迫力で多くの人を魅了しています。「タナパー」として知られる、田中さんの圧倒的迫力のパースドローイング。 グローバルメディアでも大きく取り上げられている作品群のエピソードや、 建築家としてどのように空間をとらえているかなどを披露されている、 必見のプレゼンテーションです。

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Message for the Future

BY YU CHIA HUANG
@ VOL 144 ON FEB 22, 2017

台湾出身の水墨画アーティストの黃昱佳さんは、 台湾の若手アーティストグループ「少遊島 (show your island)」のメンバーとして様々な創作活動に取り組んでいます。 プロジェクトの紹介、日本での活動で感じたこと、アートから学んだ人生観などを披露される予定です。

 

SITEWIDE Search Results: “drawings”

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Udine @ Cinema Visionario
Feb 12, 2007

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Buffalo @ Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center
Nov 15, 2008

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Midcoast
Nov 13, 2009

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Springfield, MO @ LemonDrop
Apr 01, 2011

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Lisbon @ Teatro do Bairro
Oct 28, 2012

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Durban @ Distillery 031
Jun 12, 2014

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Ellensburg @ Gallery One Visual Arts Center
Mar 16, 2018

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Bryan @ Grand Stafford Theater
Nov 27, 2018

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Trnava @ Malý Berlín
Nov 07, 2018

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Sheffield @ Millennium Gallery : Museums Sheffield
Mar 28, 2019

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Don't Quit Your Daydream

BY BETHANY ROBERTSON
@ VOL 3 ON FEB 20, 2015

Bethany Robertson is an amazing Brooklyn-based artist who gives her work away FOR FREE in a traveling suitcase to thousands of people whereever she goes. She tells the stories and impacts of her illustrations, Loveless Designs, through her many instagram followers. 

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Chubby Wax Crayons

BY PAUL MUIR
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 22, 2015

Artist and drama therapist, Paul Muir talks about the work he created over a 20 year period whilst in therapy and the insights and self-healing journey he went through.

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No Pictures, Please!

BY JARED THIELE
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 19, 2015

Writer, photographer, and artist, Jared Thiele moved to New York City and abandoned the idea of nursing school in order to pursue a career as a creative in advertising. Listen to learn about his exploration into social media through his photography, illustreations, and current events.

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Message in a Bottle

BY GEORGE BOORUJY
@ VOL 8 ON MAR 04, 2016

George Boorujy was born and bred in New Providence New Jersey, and now lives in Brooklyn, along with almost everyone else. He is represented by P.P.O.W. gallery in New York, and teaches at the School of Visual Arts. 

Check out George's project, New York Pelagic, here!

Read about the bottle that washed up on a beach in France here!

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Art of the Pencils

BY CAROLINE WEAVER
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

“Pencil is a small thing that can make a big difference in the lives of people who use them.”

In "Art of the Pencil" from PechaKucha Night New York Vol.16 , Caroline Weaver, amateur pencil collector but lifelong pencil lover, founded CW Pencil Enterprise in November 2014. With her pencil experts, Caroline digs up the stories and origins of these objects and make them accessible to those who appreciate them for their functionality, beauty and history. As simple as it may be, the pencil is something which despite advances in technology will never become obsolete.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, December 13th, 2016.

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Sketchbooks

BY RICHARD SLADE
@ VOL 7 ON SEP 27, 2016

“When I was 14, this is when it all started…1989.”

In "Sketchbooks", from PechaKucha Night St.Neots Vol.7, Graphic designer Richard Slade shares us about his love of drawing and how at the age of 11, with a gift of a sketchpad and pencils started his first sketchbook. Three decades later he has a collection of 52 sketchbooks that chart the course of his education, career and personal life. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016. 

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The Art of Biology

BY MEHDI DOUMI
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

Mehdi Doumi is from Algeria and England, studied biomedical engineering, and is a technical leader in Research and Innovation at L’Oreal USA - researching human perception of cosmetic products.  He has been part of NPO Ligo Project, promoting science in U.S. culture through humor and videography.  He also enjoys carpentry, improv, and drawing satirical cartoons.  Over the last 4 years he has committed himself to creating abstract artwork to any K-12 educator across the USA.  He hopes that each art piece stimulates student curiosity about math and science topics, especially in a challenging teaching environment.

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Reflection & Depth

BY FELICITY TRUSCOTT
@ VOL 9 ON MAR 08, 2018

Felicity Truscott explores the idea that a line can be both a physical object and a train of thought, and descibes the making of ephemeral artworks.

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Drawing space

BY GREIG BURGOYNE
@ VOL 11 ON SEP 06, 2018

Grieg Burgoyne suggests that we are all 'a bundle of rhythms' and, through his exploratory, playful and site-specific drawing practice invites us to reunite with lost spaces, the periphery, the other, the elsewhere.

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Childhood Drawings

Eric Chan (aka Eepmon) is a Canadian designer now based in New York, and in this presentation, he shares the childhood creations he produced as a kid, and shows how they link up to and influenced the work he creates these days. It was recorded at PechaKucha Night in Tokyo Vol. 91.

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#3 in the SKY

This was good! And it all started with a magnificent concerto of the delicious trio: Limona Jam: Ammalia Podlaszewska + Daniele Agretti + Alex Osipenko. Taste it in a short glimpse! This was an allover dream come true evening! We had local musicians performing together for the first time, we landed on a spectacular venue on a roof top of our city, we reached the magic 10 presentations and our audience keeps on growing! Right after the sunset, we had Rubén Robledo Ibáñez showing us his reportage photos from the Gaza Stripe where he spent several weeks among befriended Palestinians. Geographically not afar, the next was Athina Stefani from Greece who involved us in her story about Ludwig Wittgenstein's house, told by the mean her own drawings authored throughout the nights before Friday: And then it happened: the Italian-Swedish team of laughter monsters (Sara Ferraioli + Carl Ydergård) stretched our cheeks to a high level of pain with their rythmic story on how Daniele, who happened to be the guitarrist at the same evening, made his career instead of playing football. A series of 20 photomontages made us laugh through the whole 400 seconds: This was not all! Sara couldn't stop just at one presentation.. An involving walk through the streets of Naples followed, filled with street art: After a smooth beer brake extended through the stunning views over Weimar: we took off again. This time Rika Tarigan from Indonesia engaged us with her designs of modern applications of the batik textile technique. Filtered through the cultural background of Indonesian fariy tales we were covered up with 20 splendid and very colorful images: Right after some colder recollections of the last winter arrived to us from Sankt Petersburg through Lithuania in the person of the delightful pianist Simona Zajancauskaite. The first musician to present images on PKN in Weimar! Stark congratulations for the courage! We were all touched by the transcontinental message instilled in the 20 slides under the title tandem, nothing is black and white anymore. The message pointing towards a possible European-Russian friendship was carried on by the presentation by Iman Hegazy (Egipt) and Tatiana Reshetnikova - the Urban Sketchers Weimar. In a series of speedy sketches we discovered some beautiful locations from Russia, Egypt and Weimar. Thank you and good luck with engaging more sketchers in your group!  The reportages from cold Russia made a perfect ground for the next story to come - this time by the PKN city-organizer himself. Gall Podlaszewski uncovered his winterly "cultural production": the Weimar Winter Bad - a series of Monday baths in the river of Ilm taking place under winter atmospheric conditions. The involvement of some other participants proved that the idea of swimming in the winter is not Bad at all! Here, the end of first season (photo by Simona Zajancauskaite who got up on a cold morning very early just to take this photo. What a brave daughter!): Right afterwards we had another swap of functions - now Tereza Spindlerova - the second city-organizer came out of her mixxer pult and took over the mic to tell us the development of her Spanish blog - a poetic journey supported by 20 almost abstract urban images: The splendid series of 10 presentations was closed, or rather opened up by the enigmatic Mr. Grüter, who did it just as we like - decided to present just at the same evening, bringing his presentation on a usb stick. Here Mr. Grüter seizes the audience with his magic pencil: Thank you all for the great fun we had that night!! Full photo album is available here: author: Simona Zajancauskaite: on flickr author: Gall Podlaszewski: on facebook

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Penticton Vol. 2

Penticton's second Pecha Kucha night was a great success!  We had a great turn out which, for a small city, attests to the appeal of the Pecha Kucha format. The presentations covered a diverse range of subjects by some really amazing people.  Austin Hawkins spoke of his personal journey and vision as an architect in a way that made you see what his heart truly desires from his own practice.  Michele Johnson shared the conception and successful launch of the language revitalization school for the Indigenous Okanagan People.  Peter Wolf gave an emotive and insightful journey of his meditative growth over 1 year constructing a house designed by Landform Architects.  Mimi Moylan spoke of her extensive art work that includes a strong yoga practice and important community engagemnt.  Emily Elizabeth shared beautiful images that inspired the guests and explained some of the creative process involved in making her amazing beautiful jewelry pieces.   To wrap it up Vince Freeborn celebrated the first year anniversary of his email journal The High Scribe.  As always, Vince made the crowd laugh and the High Scribe experience was made complete with a sticker book of his 20 x 20 Pecha Kucha slides!  It was a brilliant idea and had our guests greedily grabbing and trading stickers to be the first to fill up their books!   Unfortunately I did not record the presentations correctly so once I reformat them I will post them for you to watch. We have already filled up the next roster for the January 2016 Pecha Kucha night!  That is how inspiring these nights are!   Check out Vince Freeborn's sticker book here.  If you like his drawings and want to see more go to www.thehighscribe.com and get subbed up!  In my opinion it is one of the best newsletters out there.

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Drawing from Technology, Illustrating from Life

"Put your hand up, the people who can't draw ... I want to ask these people: Can you make an egg? Can you write your name? Before you could that, you could draw."  If you know the vociferously talented illustrator Luis Mendo, you know just how many pages he fills daily with beautiful, lively drawings. In Drawing from Technology, Illustrating from Life from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 131, he shows off 20 drawings he made entirely on the iPad Pro, all with the Apple Pencil. As encouraging as ever, Luis shows us that everyone has the potential within themselves to draw — you just have to get out there and put pencil to paper (or iPad)!

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Drawing Inspiration

  "I imagine ... how the mechanical world and the natural world might merge together." In Drawing Inspiration from PechaKucha Night Oklahoma City Vol. 4, Adam Lanman shares his drawings and explains how he can imagine the natural world functioning in mechanical ways. Throughout years of studying the poetics of the built environment, Lanman has created a massive collection of drawings, methods and subjects. Lanman’s presentation illuminates a series of works exploring the space between fine art and applied art. With his artistic pursuits, Lanman hopes to renew public interest in the mundanity of surroundings that they take for granted while keeping in mind a simple but powerful thesis: if we want to change the places we live, we must first change the way we see.

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Art of Warning: Making of the Flood Drawings

"A few springs ago, I looked out over San Francisco Bay and I saw the city rising in the distance, above the fog, and I thought - I am going to draw water!" In "Art of Warning: Making of the Flood Drawings" from PechaKucha Night Bryan Vol. 8, artist Mary Ciani presented “Flood”, her recent series – from drawings of living in harmony with first rivers to urgent ones warning of storm and final deluge. She looks, too, at visionary artists with images of the past, future, inventive assemblage, and spiritual connection. Even a prayer to the earth is included here. The drawings were collected into a book and art show. 

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Pictures & Words

"There's this constant conflict between words and imagery and finding the right balance between them..." In Pictures & Words at PechaKucha Night Bexhill-on-Sea Vol.4, Benjamin Phillips presents his offbeat yet amusing drawings accompanied by self inscribed poems to express his peculiar world of art and poetry. 

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Joseph's Gigantic GPS Drawings

Joseph Tame is a runner who draws pictures in Tokyo using GPS tracking. In his Gigantic GPS Drawings from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 107 he shows us some of the things he has drawn and a surprising new addition that he drew to show his support for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

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Drawing Tells a Better Story

Kyoto-based researcher, and Syrian national, Rodi Alkader, has been drawing his thoughts on paper for years, but as the crisis unfolded, his drawings became a profound way for him to deal with his emotions. 

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Drawn Lines

"I love doodling, that's where my passion all started." In "Drawn Lines" from PechaKucha Night Hyderabad Vol. 9, Lasya Moronica shares some of the very detailed and complex line drawings she produces. (in English)