Spring 2014

Dean: Jim West, AIA           Interim Associate Dean: Beth Miller           Department Head: Jamie Burwell Mixon
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Field Notes inventor Aaron Draplin holds workshop for art students

Designer and Field Notes inventor Aaron Draplin visited Mississippi State on Jan. 30. During his visit, he held a two-hour workshop for MSU graphic design students and hosted a presentation later that night for the public.

At the workshop, Draplin split the class up into six groups and walked them through the process of creating a new logo for Starkville’s Chalet.

After a short time for research, sketching and vectorizing, the students put their designs all on one table, and Draplin discussed the various qualities, both good and bad, about the logos.

“Isn’t it cool that 40 people did this in just one and a half hours?” he said, looking at the 13 different logo designs. “It’s pretty impressive.”

Draplin wrapped up the workshop by showing the students some of his work and discussing his process. He also encouraged students, telling them how much he enjoys his job.

“I’m always working,” he said, “But we GET to do that! I love making logos.” Continue reading.

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