TYPO Talks: How is rhythm reflected in your work?
Aaron James Draplin: Solid hierarchies, pragmatic color palettes, straightforward thick lines and freedom from chaff. And working hard to keep it all going.
TT: How do you get into your creative rhythm?
AJD: Memories of shitty summer jobs and other hellish work experiences. Those are a good kick in the ass each morning. I’m never going back to that shit. And, a good night of sleep helps.
TT: What speakers are you most looking forward to meeting or hearing talk at TYPO SF?
AJD: Excited to shake the revolutionary hand of Emory Douglas! Fired up to hear Josh Higgins’s talk!
TT: If you haven’t visited SF before, what are you most looking forward to experiencing? If you are familiar with San Francisco, do you have a favorite hangout?
AJD: Weirdo record stores. So much obscure vinyl in that city!
Graphic Designer, Draplin Design Co. (Portland)
TT: What’s your favorite typeface and why?
AJD: Futura Bold. Defied the Nazis! Clean, geometric and scales well. An underdog typeface relegated to catalogs and manuals and other throw-away items. And all the while, it works hard and does a hell of a job! A beautiful underdog.