Designer and Field Notes inventor Aaron Draplin to speak at Mississippi State

January 23rd, 2014 Comments Off on Designer and Field Notes inventor Aaron Draplin to speak at Mississippi State

Poster credit: recent MSU graphic design alumus Robbie Richardson

Poster credit: recent MSU graphic design alumus Robbie Richardson

On January 30, Aaron James Draplin of the Draplin Design Co. will present to the College of Architecture, Art and Design in the Robert and Freda Harrison Auditorium in Giles Hall from 6 to 8 p.m. The lecture is being presented by the Department of Art and the AIGA Student Chapter.

Draplin, a designer and inventor of Field Notes, will speak about his “cosmic wit and wisdom on design,” during his only tour stop in Mississippi this year.

A social will be held at 6 p.m. in Giles Hall before the lecture, and “Tall Tales with a Large Man : Aaron Draplin” will begin at 6:30 in the auditorium.

From AIGA: “Using scientific proof and state-of-the-art multimedia techniques, Aaron James Draplin of the Draplin Design Co. delivers a suckerpunch of a talk that aims to provide bonafide proof of work, the highs and lows of a ferociously independent existence and a couple tall tales from his so-called career in the cutthroat world of contemporary graphic design. Just a regular American guy with a trajectory a little dirtier than yours, his talk is open to all oncomers brave enough to show up. If you are a youngster, you may find yourself inspired to attack your design future in a different way. If you are established, you may just leave feeling grateful you don’t have anything to do with him. Hard to say. All champion citizens are invited to attend!”

The event page boasts, “Let’s just say that Draplin is a colorful speaker whose passion for design and the work ethic of the American Midwest and its history shows though in abundance. Once you hear him speak, you will leave the premises fired up to create and make cool things.”

Join us, and bring your Field Notes cahiers to get signed!

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