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Graphic Designer Aaron James Draplin: "Pretty Much Everything": The Story Behind Making Our Very First Book


Friday October 7, 2016: 12:30pm to 2:00pm  Add to Calendar /   Add to Google Calendar


Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room


The Draplin Design Company got a book deal! The call up to the big leagues!

Go behind the scenes with the DDC and the harrowing account of making their first book, "Draplin Design Co.: Pretty Much Everything," released in May 2016.

From the contracts to the scheming, from the pagination to the design, from the tears to the nightmares, Aaron James Draplin will tell you what it’s like to cram your whole half-wit design career into 256 pages and live to tell the story about it. He'll pack in stories from the run-up, release, and surreal fallout, as well as updates to other tricky ventures DDC has been up to. The entire presentation is dipped in Pantone Orange 021!

Aaron James Draplin is a graphic designer and the founder of the Draplin Design Company, based in Portland, Oregon. His clients include Nike, Burton Snowboards, Esquire, Red Wing, Field Notes, Ford Motor Company and the Obama Administration. Originally from Michigan, Aaron is making a whirlwind mini-tour of Toledo, Detroit, and Ann Arbor in early October and AADL is excited to be one of those stops!

So, leave work for an early lunch and then spend some time at AADL for this peek behind the curtain of how DDC's book came to be. This event will include a book signing and books will be for sale.

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