PechaKucha Night

PechaKucha Night - Various Design Work

At a Glance

Over the course of one year we provided PechaKucha – the organisation behind the famous global 20×20 slide presentation event – with various ongoing design services.

In Detail

PechaKucha Logo

PechaKucha or Pecha Kucha (Japanese: ペチャクチャ, chit-chat) is a presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each (6 minutes and 40 seconds in total). The format, which keeps presentations concise and fast-paced, powers multiple-speaker events called PechaKucha Nights (PKNs).

PechaKucha Night was devised in February 2003 by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Tokyo’s Klein-Dytham Architecture (KDa), as a way to attract people to SuperDeluxe, their experimental event space in Roppongi (Tokyo), and to allow young designers to meet, show their work, and exchange ideas.

In 2004, a few cities in Europe began holding PKNs, the first of several hundred cities that have since launched similar events around the world. Currently PKNs are held in over 883 cities worldwide (December 2015).

Our work for PechaKucha Night (PKN) organisation generally entailed to apply their core brand to various media and stretched across disciplines such as:

  • Photo direction
  • Design mockups and banner graphics
  • Print design such as flyers and posters
  • Icon design and illustration
  • A styleguide with branding examples for the international PKN event organisers

Design Examples

Below is a small selection of our work for PKN.

PechaKucha Night - Custom Logos for Global Night, PowWow and Global Fund
A set of three emblem designs for various PK initiatives (from right to left): 1.) The yearly Global Night where all the global PKN organisers get to meet each other online. 2.) PowWow is a global organiser summit held in Tokyo. 3.) Global Fund is an initiative to help cover PKs ongoing operation expenses.
PechaKucha Night - Sample Application of Custom Icon for PK Global Night
PechaKucha Night - Visual Styleguide and Sample Application of PK Global Night Custom Icon
A visual styleguide about the Global Night icon application in various media for the global PK organisers.
PechaKucha Night - Custom Icon Set for PK PowWow Japan
Icon samples from the design phase of the official PK PowWow emblem.
PechaKucha Night - Sample Application of Custom Icon for PK PowWow Japan
PechaKucha Night - Custom Icons for PK Global Fund
Icon samples from the design phase of the PK Global Fund emblem.
PechaKucha Night - Sample Application of Custom Icon for PK Global Fund
PechaKucha Night - Huddle emblem
Design of visual concept of the PK Huddle emblem and accompanying Japan map. The PK Huddle event is intended for Japan based PKN city organisers.

PechaKucha Night - Nepal Inspire Fundraiser - Custom Logo Icon
Inspire Nepal fundraiser emblem (design brush-up).

PechaKucha Night at Tokyo Designers Week 2014 - Print Flyers
PechaKucha Night at Tokyo Designers Week 2014 - Print Flyers
English-Japanese print flyer and poster design for PKN at Tokyo Designers Week 2014.

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