“Tall Tales From A Large Man”
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 New York City citizens are invited to attend. Be there!
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, Megafaun, Danava, Ford Motor Company, Woolrich 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.
“Yes, Virginia, there is such a thing as a bad font.”
The conventional wisdom says that there are no bad typefaces, only bad uses. After several years of marketing type for various establishments, reviewing submissions to the FontFont library, analyzing real-world typography at Fonts In Use, and dredging the vast, boggy moors of independent releases, Coles will put that notion to rest. There are indeed good fonts and bad fonts — unfortunately most folks can’t tell the difference while peering through the shop window.
Stephen Coles is a writer and typographer living in Oakland and Berlin. After six years at FontShop San Francisco as a creative director, he now publishes the websites Typographica, Fonts in Use, and The Mid-Century Modernist. Stephen is also a regular contributor toPrint and Codex magazines, a TypeCamp instructor, and a member of the FontFont TypeBoard.
Bumble and Bumble
415 West 13 Street
Thursday January 17th, 2013
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
TDC members $5
Non members $20
Student non members $15