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AIGA Insights Lecture Series:Aaron Draplin

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Insights Lecture Series:
Aaron Draplin


March 6th, 7:00pm
until 9:00pm

Walker Cinema

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Although he makes his home in Portland, Oregon, Aaron Draplin is more a product of being born, raised, and educated in the Midwest. A native of Detroit, he studied graphic design at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design before heading out west to work as art director of Snowboarder magazine.

He founded Draplin Design Company (DDC) in 2004, producing a wide range of award-winning projects and developing products for businesses such as Coal Headwear; board designs for Ride, Forum, and Gnu; conceiving Field Notes journals with Coudal Partners in Chicago; and the array of merchandise for the DDC brand enterprise.

Draplin’s iconic forms and bold designs are steeped in a no-nonsense Midwestern vernacular and work ethic. They project an authenticity and attitude that seems inseparable from his self-deprecating personality and his client’s passions, reflected in the DDC motto “work hard and do good work for good people.”

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Series tickets $70 (AIGA/Walker members $50)
Individual tickets $20 (AIGA/Walker members $15)/students $10

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Co-presented by the Walker Art Center and AIGA Minnesota, 2012 is the 26th anniversary of the Insights Lecture Series bringing the world’s leading graphic designers to the Twin Cities to share their work, process, and experience. Past lectures are all archived at

2012 lectures, each Tuesday in March, feature Aaron Draplin, Khoi Vinh, Michael Lejeune, and David Pearson. Full details on the Events page.