Draplin’s “Tall Tales From a Large Man”
Doejo invited Aaron Draplin to Chicago where he delivered his acclaimed “Tall Tales from a Large Man” talk at Bow Truss Coffee Roasters. A celebrated graphic designer, Draplin took the stage to discuss how the principles of adventure and integrity apply to his work on the Chicago stop of his international Fall 2012 tour.
Hosting the Chicago stop of Aaron Draplin’s “Tall Tales From a Large Man” international fall tour
Doejo brought Aaron Draplin, the legendary designer behind Field Notes, to Chicago on Oct. 25, 2012. As big fans of Draplin, we jumped at the chance to provide him with a stage to share his acclaimed “Tall Tales from a Large Man” presentation.
For the sold-out event we transformed Bow Truss Coffee Roasters into an intimate venue where Draplin had the chance to share his engaging talk with a Chicago audience for the first time. He spoke about what inspires him, how he started his own design company and the designs he is most prideful of with an eager audience of 80 design enthusiasts. Draplin also told some incredible stories, including what it is like to call the Obama administration and renowned filmmaker John Hughes clients.
Before Draplin took the stage, guests snacked on savory tarts from Rustic Tart and noshed on artisan cheeses from our neighbors at Pastoral. During the event, Strange Pelican also debuted a special edition “wet hopped” amber ale that featured fresh cascades from Hop Heads Farm in Michigan.
Our lucky guests were the first to get their hands on Draplin’s Chicago poster, which he unveiled while having lunch at Doejo’s design studio. The poster features everything (read: every brand) he loves about the Windy City, including the logos for Doejo and Bow Truss Coffee Roasters.
Guests were also able to pursue a full range of Draplin-designed merchandise, including the new Traveling Salesman edition of Field Notes. Doejo’s design squad prepped for the event by creating a series of limited edition screen-prints celebrate Draplin’s visit to Chicago.