In less than 1 week, the man, the myth, the legend Aaron Draplin will be returning to Spokane to share his harrowing accounts of making the first DDC book. From the contracts to the scheming, the pagination to the design, and the tears to the nightmares… he will tell us what it’s like to cram your whole half-wit career into 256 pages.
DDC rolls up its sleeves daily on a number of projects related to the Print, Identity and Illustration categories taking pride in their high level of craftsmanship and quality that keeps them up late into the wet Portland night. They design stuff for Coal Headwear, Union Binding Co., Richmond Fontaine, Esquire, Nike, Wired, Dinosaur Jr, Timberline, Eaux Claires, Poler, Incase, Cobra Dogs, Jill Soloway, Sasquatch! Music Festival, Rhett Miller, Old 97s, Nixon Watches, Patagonia, Target, Ford Motor Company and even the Obama Administration, if you can believe that. In addition to their book, they co-created Field Notes with his older brother Jim Coudal, and the memo books are sold in over 1,800 stores nationwide, with special limited-editions shipped quarterly to a booming subscriber list.
If you haven’t had a chance to see Draplin speak in-person, this is a can’t miss event. In fact, we believe so strongly in Draplin and his passion for design that we have ponied up a bundle of cash to help make this thing happen. If you still need to be convinced, you can click here, here, here, here, not here, and here for a little added motivation. Don’t wait too long to get your tickets. Seating is extremely limited and the event is nearly sold out.
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