Interview with TYPO Berlin 2015 Speaker Aaron J. Draplin (Part 1)

Aaron Draplin speaks about his beginnings in the business, his artistic approach, recent works, and his most marked characteristic.

We’re gonna become buddies!

In our little Skype interview in the run-up to TYPO Berlin 2015, “graphic designer, maker, thinker and doer” Aaron Draplin tells us about his beginnings in the business, explains his artistic approach, recent works, and makes very clear why we are hugely looking forward to seeing him at TYPO Berlin in May. Finally, Aaron tries to descibe his most marked characteristic.
In Part 2 of this video, coming up soon, Aaron will share with us what inspires him and which records, books, movies and exhibitions he has been enjoying recently.


Aaron Draplin

Aaron James Draplin

Graphic Designer (Portland)

Located in the mighty Pacific Northwest, the Draplin Design Co. proudly rolls up its sleeves on a number of projects related to Print, Identity, Illustration and Gocco Muscle. We make stuff for Coal Headwear, Union Binding Co., Richmond Fontaine, Field Notes, Esquire, Nike, Wired, Timberline, Chunklet, Incase, Giro, Cobra Dogs, Burton Snowboards, Dawes, Patagonia, Target, 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. Our Proud List of Services: Graphic Design, Illustration, Friendship, Clipping Pathery, Garying, Jokes/Laughter, Campfire Strummin’, Gocco Dynamics, Road Trip Navigation, Trust, Guitar Tuning, Gen’l Conversation, Culture Critique, Color Correcting, Existential Wondering, Bounty Hunting, Heavy Lifting, Advice, A Warm Meal, Simple Ideas and, Occasional Usage of Big Words.