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Draplin Design Co., North America
August 26, 2010
Tonight, Detroit!
Posted at 11:32 AM


Alright, Detroit, today’s the day. That goes for you too, Ypsilanti. And Ann Arbor. Even Flint.

Get downtown tonight, to 1515 Broadway and watch me fumble through a presentation on my so-called “career.”

The deal is called, “Tale Tales From A Large Man” and it’s brought to you by the good people of AIGA Detroit and Team Detroit.

One night only. Meet people. Drink some wine. Sit down. Look at things. Have a laugh. Small ideas. Vectors. Tall tales. Moving pictures. Truth. Fiction. Disorienting PDF. All in full color views.

Oh yeah: Bring some loot. We’ve got a van full of much-needed DDC Merch we’ll be offering at cut-rate prices. Priced to move. You need this.

Okay, that’s all I got. We’re driving over to Dearborn now to hang out at Team Detroit. I like the sound of this place. If I can swing it, I want to go drive past my Gramma Josie’s house on Joy Road and Artesian. I spent many a week in August there, doing things like: Skateboarding on the sidewalk, waiting for dad to get home from work and sweating. Shit got hot in the summer in Detroit. I remember dad basting us with cold wash clothes in her front room, all splayed out and suffering. Detroit memories. Detroit blood.

See you tonight, Motor City!!!

There Are 6 Comments

Joy Road and Artesian? Bring a gun.

Posted by: ha! on 08/26/10 at 10:03 AM

Loved it! Thanks so much for taking the time tonight! I just moved down from TC so I totally understand the love you have for that place! Its like a Micro Machines version of Portland!

Posted by: Cori on 08/26/10 at 9:51 PM

Aaron your talk last night was great!! Thanks so much for coming to Detroit!

Posted by: Colleen on 08/27/10 at 6:46 AM

Hi Aaron!

I really enjoyed your talk last night and got a lot out of it. I’ve been kinda “stuck” the past few weeks and really needed to hear you break things down the way you did, so thanks for the fresh perspective! Your no B.S. approach is *much* needed in the community.

You’re a genuine guy… felt like we’ve been friends for years. Glad to meet you and I hope our paths cross again. We’ll definitely let you know if we ever make it out to Portland.

Keep at it,
Nick (Kostandinos)
twitter @suedecrush

Oh yeah - Thanks for the Field Notes pad… I got Rhode Island and it fits perfectly in my cargo shorts pocket. I love it! You’ll see an order from me before the holidays fo’ sho’.

Posted by: Kostandinos on 08/27/10 at 7:12 AM

Any chance you can post the audio or video so us out of town folk can hear you wise words?

Posted by: Timsit on 08/28/10 at 7:37 PM

Aaron, I loved everything about this night. I never really understood how you arrived. I was intrigued, astonished, informed, inspired and so dam proud of you. Thank you for the Tshirt. I wear it with pride. The field notes…well, I can’t get enuff of them.

Posted by: Aunt Mary on 09/04/10 at 12:10 PM
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