Public talk by Aaron James Draplin: “Pretty Much Everything: The Whole Story Behind Our Book”
A night with Aaron James Draplin from the Draplin Design Company
We got a book deal! That mythical call up to the big leagues. Hear the harrowing account of making our first book. From the contracts to the scheming, from the pagination to the design, from the tears to the nightmares…we'll share what it’s like to cram your whole half-wit career into 256 pages. Learn about file management tips, layout shortcuts and other organizational tips & tricks that can be applied to the smallest of projects or that once-in-a-lifetime book project we still can’t believe we pulled off. And yes, the book has typos, and so does life. We’ll show examples of both from the making of Pretty Much Everything. Print’s not dead! Let this talk be proof. The entire presentation is dipped in Pantone Orange 021.
Located in the mighty Pacific Northwest, the Draplin Design Co. proudly rolls up its sleeves on print, identity, web development, illustration and Gocco muscle projects. We make stuff for Coal Headwear, Union Binding Co., Richmond Fontaine, Field Notes, Esquire, Nike, Wired, Timberline, Chunklet, Incase, Giro, Cobra Dogs, Burton Snowboards, Hughes Entertainment, Megafaun, Danava, Ford Motor Company, Woolrich and even the Obama Administration. We pride ourselves on a high level of craftsmanship and quality that keeps us up late into the wet Portland night
Sponsored by: SUNY Adirondack Media Arts Club + AIGA Upstate New York
**Please be advised, tickets to this event are limited and likely will sell out. Advanced purchase is highly recommended as it is not guaranteed there will be tickets available day of. **
Doors open at 6:30pm! There will also be some pretty rad raffles going on at the speaking event, so get stoked!
*Students Must Present Valid College ID to gain entry with Student Ticket.
Be sure to also check out Aaron’s workshop that day (tickets are separate): https://draplinworkshop.eventbrite.com