Passion with Draplin

May 17th, 2011

Ever since I worked on Bikecar several years ago, I’ve followed Aaron Draplin’s work. Not just because of the quality of design but because of his passion. He is really just dedicated in his tastes and everything around him. Now that I’m here in Portland I’d really like to sit down and have a conversation with him or just look through all of his collections. I hate to admit it but when he opened up that top drawer filled with all of those beautiful packaging pieces, I wanted to cry.

These videos were shot courtesy of Jared Souney for Yobeat & Level.

Posted by on 05/17/11 in Creativity & Thinking, Design, Video

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  1. Very inspiring. I love hearing about how other people got interested/started in the business. Its a great way to reflect and remember not to settle.

  2. Caroline says:

    He spoke at an AIGA conference in 2009 that I was at (and then got to sit at a table with him too), and I felt exactly the same; his work is kick-ass awesome, but what I loved most was hearing him talk about how much he loved design. I feel quite the same as him about what I do, and about collecting inspiration and retro designs and what-not. Aaron Draplin is like totally the most laid-back, chill dude in the design industry.

  3. K says:

    He’s such a badass, love it. Being from Michigan as well, I really appreciate his sentiment.

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