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Draplin Design Co., North America
December 10, 2009
Tonight, Portland!
Posted at 03:08 PM


TONIGHT, PORTLAND!: AIGA Designspeaks with the DDC! We’re calling the thing, “Tall Tales From A Large Man.” Pretty much sums it up. I’m big. These tales are tall.

I’ll be telling my story, all the way back to my beginnings in Michigan, how I got out West, how I “threw it all away” so many times, and somehow, managed to carve a meager living out of the whole mess. I’ll be showing work, telling some stories about logos, calling out friends and other general inappropriateness.

Small words. Big idea. Really, really orange. Large men. Long dogs. Booze. People smarter than you. People dumber than you. Dirty looks. Lots of Futura Bold. A big goddamn table full of DDC Merch, you know, to get us through the winter months.

Laughs. Fun. Things to look at. Graphic arts. Desktop publishing. Freehand drawings.

Many luminaries will be in attendance. Fuckin’ better be.


The Cleaners at the Ace Hotel
403 SW 10th Ave. and Stark.
Portland, Oregon 97205
Doors open at 7 p.m.

See you there, or be added to our ever-growing “shit list.” We’re taking down names.

Real excited. Gonna give it my all. If I fail, I quit. I’ll go back to washing dishes in Alaska. That’s a safe bet.

There Are 8 Comments

Knock ‘em fuckin’ dead Draplin! And maybe teach ‘em a thing or two in the process. Have a great show!

Posted by: Mike Kirkpatrick on 12/10/09 at 3:58 PM

can’t wait…

Posted by: scott on 12/10/09 at 4:37 PM

I was there. It was awesome. Thanks for being so cool and so honest, Aaron. I hate sandals at weddings, too.

Posted by: Megan Clark on 12/10/09 at 9:49 PM


Posted by: Megan Clark on 12/10/09 at 10:49 PM

Nice job Aaron. Can I take you out to coffee?

Posted by: Vince on 12/10/09 at 11:15 PM

Thanks for rocking the house tonight! I always thought orange was under-appreciated.

Posted by: Melissa Delzio on 12/10/09 at 11:16 PM

Wish we could be there.

Posted by: Justin Sirois on 12/11/09 at 7:22 AM

I am such a failure. Sorry I missed it. Thought it was tonight.

Posted by: colin on 12/11/09 at 12:02 PM
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