American Advertising Federation chapter of the Black Hills

Luncheon Program – Tall Tales From A Large Man

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November 20, 2012
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

The Dahl Arts Center

Aaron Draplin Presents
Tall Tales From A Large Man

Topic: Design, Inspiration, Do What You Love, Student Emphasis
11:30am — Lunch is Served
12:00pm — Program Begins

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The OTA Sessions were born out of a desire to see the Midwest shine as hub of creativity and innovation, and our purpose and motivation have only grown stronger each year. Please click to read more about the next OTA Sessions, held March 15, 2013 in Sioux Falls, SD. And then be sure to chat up Hugh Weber, the Curator of OTA, at this luncheon event.

About this presentation

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 comers from the Black Hills are invited to attend. Be there!

About Aaron Draplin

Located in the mighty Pacific Northwest, the Draplin Design Co. proudly rolls up its sleeves on a number of projects related to the Print, Identity, Web Development, Illustration and Gocco Muscle categories. 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, Chuck Prophet and even the Obama Administration, if you can believe that. We pride ourselves on a high level of craftsmanship and quality that keeps us up late into the wet Portland night.

Program Pricing

  • Free for AAF-Black Hills Members
    (2012-2013 Membership dues must be paid)
  • $30 for Non-members and Guests
  • $15 for each additional AAF-Black Hills Corporate Member
  • $15 for Student Guests

Reserve Your Seat

To ensure we have enough seats and food available, please be sure to RSVP online before 12:00 pm, Wednesday, November 14, 2012.

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