Aaron Draplin: “Things That Don’t Have A Thing To Do With Graphic Design”

Come join Aaron Draplin for a workshop and talk as he makes his triumphant return to Gainesville Freaking Florida.

Aaron James Draplin of the Draplin Design Co. proudly rolls up his sleeves on a number of projects related to the Print, Identity and Illustration categories. He makes stuff for Coal Headwear, Union Binding Co., Richmond Fontaine, Esquire, Nike, Wired, Dinosaur Jr, Timberline lodge, Chunklet, Eaux Claires Music Festival, Poler, Incase, Sub Pop, Cobra Dogs, Jill Soloway, Sasquatch Music Festival, Fender Guitars, Rhett Miller, Old 97s, Nixon Watches, Patagonia, Target, John Hodgman, Chris Stapleton, NASA/JPL, Ford Motor Company, Woolrich and even the Obama Administration, if you can believe that.

During his return to Alachua County he will be giving a limited-attendance workshop from 1:00-4:00pm. Get the inside scoop with about Draplin Design Co. and learn what goes on behind the scenes! He’ll give an in-depth walk through of some of his existing projects and answer questions in a more intimate setting. He'll show you the finer points of his logo making process, from sketch to iterations to finalizing. Feel the power of pencil on paper! Unlock something in your hands and in your mind! Adobe Illustrator tips, tricks, tales, triumphs and threats will be offered up from our questionable existence! Questions answered. Riddles solved. Enigmas discussed. Don’t miss out!

At 7:00pm, Aaron will give a talk he's calling "Things That Don't Have a Thing To Do with Graphic Design."
As a graphic designer, I'm lucky to make things for all kinds of things. But more and more, I'm realizing the profound impact it has on the things in the rest of my life. Things in my backyard. Things that hold things. Things for my nephew. And things on one of the saddest days of my life. That's a lot of things. Plus, we'll update you on all the things we've been up to, aside from all those other things. Tons of new things!

Join us at the new San Felasco Tech City, just outside of the Gainesville city limits in beautiful Alachua! Seating is limited, so grab those tickets early!

Get your tickets early, space is limited. 

Students & current AIGA members // $20
General public // $30

A workshop will be held the same day from 1-4pm. Get tickets for the workshop here

DDC Proud List of Services: Graphic Design, Illustration, Friendship, Clipping Pathery, Garying, Jokes/Laughter, Campfire Strummin’, Gocco Dynamics, Road Trip Navigation, Trust, Guitar Tuning, Gen’l Conversation, Culture Critique, Existential Wondering, Color Correcting, Bounty Hunting, Heavy Lifting, Advice, A Warm Meal, Simple Ideas and Occasional Usage of Big Words.




From the top brass at Mama’s Sauce: “Mama’s Sauce will be in tow as my Florida ambassadors. They’ll be setting up their wares like a bunch of carnies. Mama will even have a screen print press to give you a chance to print tour exclusive merchandise yourself.”

We’ll have FULL MERCH TABLES being set up with DDC goods, Field Notes memo books and Notes to Self nasties! Dragging it all down there.


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When & Where
Thu, Jan 30, 2020 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM EST
Collective and Co. at San Felasco Tech City
13025 NW US Hwy 441
Alachua, FL 32615