I watched Aaron Draplin’s recent talk at a Creative Mornings event in Portland about 2 days before I found out he was coming here. I can’t imagine anyone watching that video and not wanting to see this guy in person. He’s an interent design superstar and we’re lucky he’s coming to town (thanks LDGA!). Field Notes forever people, Field Notes forever!
Using scientific proof and state-of-the-art multimedia techniques, Aaron James Draplin of the Draplin Design Co. delivers a suckerpunch of a talk that aims to provide bonafide proof of work, the highs and lows of a ferociously independent existence and a couple tall tales from his so-called career in the cutthroat world of contemporary graphic design. Just a regular guy with a trajectory a little dirtier than yours, his talk is open to all oncomers brave enough to show up. If you are a youngster, you may find yourself inspired to attack your design future in a different way. If you are established, you may just leave feeling grateful you don’t have anything to do with him. Hard to say. One night only, Louisville!
I am so hoping he makes a Kentucky poster like the Vermont one he made to coincide with his recent appearance there.