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What is Kaiju?

BY DON KRATZER
@ VOL 82 ON MAY 25, 2011

Don Kratzer teaches us the meaning of "Kaiju," and takes us on a tour of the world of vinyl figures inspired by these strange beasts.

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Micro Sofubi

BY DON KRATZER
@ VOL 99 ON JAN 23, 2013

What is Micro Sofubi? Let our resident vinyl toy expert Don Kratzer guide you through the ins and outs of this category of figures he has so much love for -- and he hopes you'll love them too.

"Presentation of the Day" on January 26, 2013.

PechaKucha Night公式ウェブサイトで26日に「今日のプレゼンテーション」に選ばれたDonさんのミクロソフビプレゼンテーションをご紹介します。

フィギュア好きな方に特におすすめです。

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The Japan Superhero Boom and the Pachimon Phenomenon 1971-1975

BY DON KRATZER
@ VOL 103 ON MAY 29, 2013

Don Kratzer adds to his collection of PechaKucha presentations dealing with the Japanese toy and figure scene with a new installment, this time looking at the explosion of Superheros on Japanese TV and popular culture In the early 1970s. Check out the cast of characters, the amazing vinyl toys, and the charming "pachimon" (bootleg) phenomenon of this bygone era.

"Presentation of the Day" on June 7, 2013.

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What is Sofubi?

BY DON KRATZER
@ VOL 110 ON JAN 22, 2014

The prolific international figure researcher Don "Datadub" Kratzer does it once again -- an in-depth discussion on the history and creation of sofubi or soft-vinyl toys. Perk up your ears as he offers sweet, colorful nuggets of information on the fascinating mid-20th century products. 

"Presentation of the Day" on February 7, 2014.

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Sofubi: Soft Vinyl

BY DON KRATZER
@ PECHAKUCHA NIGHT SPECIAL @ AUTODESK POP-UP ON NOV 08, 2015

"When I say factory, it's often a 60 or 70-year old guy who has a shed out by the side of his house. He's pouring the the plastisol, and running it through the process, pulling out the pieces by hand, one by one."

In Sofubi: Soft Vinyl from PechaKucha Night Special @ Autodesk Pop-Up in TokyoDon Kratzer discusses soft vinyl as a medium, and particularly soft vinyl toys made in Japan. Versatile and vibrant, it has been used for generations as a medium for making toys and figurines that is proven to last. With advancements in digital technology, new opportunities are presented to those who design sofubi figures and collectibles.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, January 23rd, 2016. 

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Stadt. City. Ville. Bonn.

BY MELANIE & HOLGER VOGEL
@ VOL 134 ON MAR 18, 2016

“You probably have heard about the Carnival in Brazil. In the rhine region we also have a carnival. It’s 5 days of drinking not thinking… and all the people are calling for ‘Camella’. (Audience showered with Haribro candy much to everyone's delight.) So after that you come back home with tons of sweets, so it’s better than birthday and christmas for the kids.”

In Stadt. City. Ville. Bonn. from PechaKucha Night Tokyo’s 134th Volume, Event Managers, Melanie & Holger Vogel along with son Julian, present on their charming and historical city of Bonn, which rests in the Rhine Valley between Cologne and Frankfurt. The city of Haribo, Ludwig Von Beethoven, and Germany’s biggest flea market, it has a history that dates back to the time of the Romans, and has a little something to offer everybody. One can even stay at the location the night at their Pecha Kucha Bonn​ Events which also doubles as an interesting accommodation.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, April 11th, 2016. 


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#conlife: Toy Conventions around the World

BY DON KRATZER
@ VOL 143 ON JAN 25, 2017

"The toys are amazing but the best part is meeting all the people."

Don Kratzer has been involved in the Indie Toy Scene for over a decade and has spent the past year traveling to Toy Conventions all over the world. In #conlife: Toy Conventions around the World, from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 142, he shares his insights into the idiosyncrasies of each local scene and how they relate to the global Art Toy movement.

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Life Changing Moment

BY NANAAKUA .
@ VOL 165 ON JUL 17, 2019

When Designer Nana Akua photographed her grandmother’s colorful Japanese Temari craft balls, little did she know that she was about to attract worldwide attention for both her grandmother and herself when the images went viral on design, art, and pop culture publications across the internet. She’ll share her story and how going viral on the internet became a life-changing moment in her creative process. 

 

デザイナーのナナアクヤが祖母のカラフルな手毬工芸の写真を撮った時、それが瞬く間にネット上で拡散され、世界中のデザイン、アートやポップカルチャーメディアからの注目を集めるようになるとは想像もしていませんでした。ネットでの急激な拡散が彼女のクエイエイティビティにとってどのような影響を与えたか、話をしていただきます。

 

SITEWIDE Search Results: “vinyl”

PAST VOL 4

Whistler @ Maxx Fish Lounge & Bar
Apr 18, 2011

PAST VOL 12

Saint-Etienne @ Cité du design
Mar 16, 2013

PAST VOL 4

Poitiers @ Maison de L'architectue - Poitou Charentes
Mar 19, 2013

PAST VOL 7

Örnsköldsvik @ Richard Sångkock
Apr 02, 2014

PAST VOL 7

Helena @ ExplorationWorks
Nov 12, 2014

PAST VOL 24

Paris @ Hôtel de Ville de Paris
Jan 30, 2015

PAST VOL 16

Louisville @ ReSurfaced: A Pop-up Plaza on Main
Jun 25, 2015

PAST VOL 5

Bonn @ BaseCamp Bonn
Apr 15, 2016

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Guangzhou @ 越秀区光东前街7党员培训中心
Apr 30, 2016

PAST VOL 12

Batavia @ Island View Banquets (at Batavia VFW)
Aug 30, 2018

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How to Make a Figurine

BY JAMES FRECKINGHAM
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 07, 2013

Jim Freckingham walks us through the process by which toy figurines are made. They are often built with the same or similar parts to save costs. Jim then shows us a mini army of toys he's designed and built himself. 

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Grey Past Records

BY MARTHY COUMANS
@ VOL 7 ON OCT 01, 2013

Marthy Coumans has a fascination for exotic vinyl. He collects rare editions and pressings from all over the world. Not by avarage pop bands. He dives deep into the basements of niche sub-cultures and unheard genres. This fascination takes him all over the world. In this presentation he explains how this search for the weird came to being and where it leads him today.

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.GIFs: an Emotive Vocabulary

BY SHA HWANG
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 19, 2015

Sha Hwang takes us through the history of .gifs, and their use in society, as an emotive vocabulary for current events, sports, and every day life.

Sha is an information designer and technologist based mostly in Brooklyn. A failed architect and an accidental entrepreneur, Sha has designed and built work for clients such as the New York Times, MTV, Flickr, and Adobe. Previously, Sha worked at Stamen Design and later cofounded the company Movity, which was acquired by Trulia. Sha spends his nights trawling Tumblr and printing gifs as Gifpop and his days working with Nava to improve healthcare.gov and other parts of government.

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New York: City on a Grid

BY GERARD KOEPPEL
@ VOL 7 ON DEC 04, 2015

Actor David Duchovny (!) says of Gerard Koeppel's new book: “ I’ve spent most of my life walking the straight lines of the world’s greatest city, and have never thought to ask: Is this a different shape from other cities, and if so, why, and who did it? Koeppel’s book answers these questions, in an easygoing, good-humored manner, with interesting facts unearthed on nearly every page. This is one of those books you always wished would be written, and here it is. Indispensable for anyone interested in the history of New York and cities generally, and bound to fuel cocktail conversations up, down, and across the city for years to come.”

Listen here for a whirlwind history of NY's grid as it develops!

Gerard Koeppel writes history, mostly New York related, but also in anything from magazines and journals to historical signage in city parks. He was also a captain of a charter sailboat, an awful law student, a licensed hack (out of a Greenwich Village taxi garage), and then, for many years, a radio reporter/writer/editor/producer, mostly with CBS News.

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I Believe In You - Your Magic Is Real

BY DEVIN PERSON
@ VOL 8 ON MAR 04, 2016

Devin Person believes in you - your magic is real!

Devin Person is a wizard. His first book, Mysteries of the Deep, is being released on March 13th as a Kickstarter spell to raise $420. Learn more here.

Blending mystical insights with irreverent wit, Person transforms occult techniques into accessible, modern ideas that his clients and readers can use to create powerful changes in their own subjective experiences.

When not writing bios, Devin Person enjoys worshipping a Gnome god of humor and fending off attacks from his cat, Loki

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To Hastings And Beyond: Confessions of a Balearic Assassin of Love 

BY ADE PEACHMENT
IN BEXHILL-ON-SEA

Art educator, music journalist and wax hound Ade Peachment waxes lyrical about his passion for pop, Acid House, the Ibiza party scene and more.

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The Vinyl Frontier

BY MIKE WILDMAN
@ VOL 8 ON AUG 17, 2017

Receiving his first record player in second grade sent Mike Wildman on a 50-year journey of collecting phonograph records and music in all formats. The journey began with joy and wonder, grew to obsession, but ultimately led to redemption.

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Don Kratzer

Over the next few days we will be highlighting presenters for next week's PKN Tokyo Vol. 99, and we start with Don Kratzer, a creative director based in Tokyo who also loves to share his passion for soft vinyl figures. In his presentation next week, he will introduce us to the world of "Micro Sofubi."来週23日に行うPechaKucha Night 東京99プレゼンターの皆様をご紹介いたします。東京で活躍されるクリエイティブディレクターのDon Kratzerさんです。指人形、フィギュアのプレゼンテーションでおなじみのDonさんが柔らかいビニール素材のフィギュアもついて発表してくださいます。Donさんのウェブサイトもぜひご覧ください。

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Micro Sofubi

Wait, you didn't think that "Presentation of the Day" was just a weekday thing, did you? We want to make sure that even on a Saturday, you can start the day off with one of our favorites PechaKucha presentations. Today we highlight a presentation by Don Kratzer, from this past Wednesday's PKN Tokyo Vol. 99. What is Micro Sofubi? Let our resident vinyl toy expert guide you through the ins and outs of this category of figures he has so much love for -- and that he hopes you'll love too.

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The Japan Superhero Boom and the Pachimon Phenomenon 1971-1975

International Superhero and Figure Research Laboratory technician Don Kratzer reports (at PKN Tokyo Vol. 103) on what he considers to be the "Silver Age" of Japanese superheroes.  Check out the cast of characters, the amazing vinyl toys, and the charming "pachimon" (bootleg) phenomenon of this bygone era.

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What is Sofubi?

The prolific international figure researcher Don "Datadub" Kratzer does it once again -- an in-depth discussion on the history and creation of sofubi or soft-vinyl toys. In "What is Sofubi?" from PKN Tokyo Vol. 110, perk up your ears as he offers sweet, colorful nuggets of information on these fascinating and delightful mid-20th century products. 

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Viable Manufacturing

"Noam Chomsky -- I think -- said, 'I dont understand why people think there's no manufacturing district in the US, there is: it's called China.'" David Belt is the founder of New Lab, a company that fosters innovation in design, prototyping, and new manufacturing. In "Viable Manufacturing" from PKN New York Vol. 14, he talks about the history of manufacturing in the last ten years, including the collapse of the economy and new digital trends. Creative company structures ensure that proximity breeds new ways of thinking about design, manufacturing, integration, and innovation. 

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PechaKucha Night - Adelaide [Mini] Vol. #14 "De La Liff"

Hi Pecha's!For PechaKucha Night - Volume #14, we offer you an event with a difference - set in the new De La Liff Retail Store, in the heart of the Adelaide CBD, PechaKucha Night - "De La Liff" combines art gallery opening, networking and the unique 20x20 tradmarked PechaKucha presentations. PechaKucha Night - Adelaide [Lite] - Vol. 14 "De La Liff" #PKNADL14 - "De La liff"A mini-PechaKucha Night + New Artists Welcome - An unplugged + intimate event where you can get up close and meet the artists at Adelaide newest Gallery, Retail and Media Space, De La Liff. Volume #14. Speakers Chris Oaten - PhotographyBarry Magazinovic  - Industrial Designer/Lighting + Packaging DesignerShane Haddy - Industrial Designer/Toy DesignerGee Greenslade - Award Winning Photography/Digital Re-Toucher EVENT SPECIAL: Headshots Adelaide for De La Liff are offering -> $55 Headshots for one night only - Bookings essential [Limited number available - 50% deposit required]: info@headshotsadelaide.comNo door Charge [Limited Tickets:100 ONLY] - Register at http://pknadl14delaliff.eventbrite.com.auArt, design, photography, music, networking, V.I.P Art + Design shopping, bar, nibbles, prizes and more!Over-flow after 8:30pm to Vinyl Bar in Adelaide's West End.We hope to see you there!  

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Sofubi: Soft Vinyl

"When I say factory, it's often a 60 or 70-year old guy who has a shed out by the side of his house. He's pouring the the plastisol, and running it through the process, pulling out the pieces by hand, one by one."In Sofubi: Soft Vinyl from PechaKucha Night Special @ Autodesk Pop-Up in Tokyo, Don Kratzer discusses soft vinyl as a medium, and particularly soft vinyl toys made in Japan. Versatile and vibrant, it has been used for generations as a medium for making toys and figurines that is proven to last. With advancements in digital technology, new opportunities are presented to those who design sofubi figures and collectibles.

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Stadt. City. Ville. Bonn.

  “You probably have heard about the Carnival in Brazil. In the rhine region we also have a carnival. It’s 5 days of drinking not thinking… and all the people are calling ‘Camella’ So after that you come back home with tons of sweets, so it’s better than birthday and christmas for the kids” In Stadt. City. Ville. Bonn. from PechaKucha Night Tokyo’s 134th Volume Melanie & Holger Vogel present on Bonn. The city of Haribo, Ludwig Von Beethoven, and Germany’s biggest flea market, the city has a history that dates back to the time of the romans.

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Memory Imprints of Papua New Guinea

"Memories were triggered and ideas for drawing came flooded back into my mind."In Memory Imprints of Papua New Guinea from PechaKucha Night Sunshine Coast, visual artist Ulrike Sturm focuses on her work with artist’s books, printmedia, and visual narratives. As a teen Ulrike lived in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea (PNG). The impact of that amazing experience never really left her and she cherished the vivid childhood memories she had of those years. It is perhaps strange then, that she didn’t go back there for such a long time, only once until two months ago. Ulrike’s Pecha Kucha talk is therefore about her recent trip to PNG, what adventures she encountered, and how all this relates to her creative practice as a visual artist.  This includes her ephemeral vinyl artworks – many of which draw on memory and are destroyed at the end of the exhibit.