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Designspeaks with Aaron Draplin

The Cleaners at the Ace Hotel
1022 SW Stark St
Portland, OR 97204, US (map)



Tall tales from a large man. Pretty much everything from Aaron Draplin and the DDC. Presented by 52 Ltd. and AIGA Portland

Born in Traverse City, Michigan, Aaron Draplin is the sole proprietor of Draplin Design Company and created Field Notes Brand. Located in the mighty Pacific Northwest, the freedom fighters of the Draplin Design Co. proudly roll up their sleeves on a handful of projects related to the Print, Identity, Web, Illustration and Gocco Muscle categories.

Hunkered down in his “36nd year” the DDC has shipped the goods for Coal Headwear, Union Binding Company, Snowboard Magazine, Grenade Gloves, Gnu Snowboards, Ride Snowboards, Forum Snowboards, Giro Helmets, Richmond Fontaine, Chunklet Magazine, Exit Real World, Timberline, Snowboarder Magazine, Wired Magazine, Chuck Prophet, Nike, Cobra Dogs, Uncle Buck, and the Obama Administration.

Draplin promises to tell his story, show some work, talk some smack, and hawk a mountain of merch. Gonna’ be fun as hell. Be there, or be added to his ever-growing shit list. In Gary we Trust.

Be there: Thursday, December 10, 2009, 7:00pm – 9:00pm The Cleaners at Ace Hotel Portland, 403 SW 10th Ave. (Corner of SW 10th and Stark) Portland, OR 97205

Cost: Members: $8 in advance/$10 at the door Non-Members: $18 in advance/$20 at the door Students: $5

Bonus: Everyone receives free Field Notes, but you’d better bring that moth-eaten wallet. Beyond his yarn, Draplin’s got plenty to sell.

A selection of beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. ID required for beer and wine.

About 52 Limited

52 Limited provides contract freelance employees, full-time placement and custom project teams to a diverse client roster which includes: advertising agencies, design houses, interactive firms, brand marketers, health care organizations and others. With offices in Portland and New York, 52 Limited can help you find work or find talent. For additional information about the company please visit www.52ltd.com

About Designspeaks

Showcasing the most interesting designers in the Pacific Northwest, Designspeaks was developed to inform, engage and inspire. The small-talks quarterly series delivers an intimate venue intended to connect to others, to see what they are doing, and how they’re doing it. Some speakers will be household names and others will have managed to maintain a lower profile. Either way, all will challenge you to think a bit differently about design and its impact on this region.