Portland Digital eXperience: Day 1

Aaron Draplin on working for Obama; Dave Allen sticks it to Spotify


Ritual declaration of self interest: This is Willamette Week's festival. I work for Willamette Week. I was involved in some of the very early planning meetings. I am in no way able to report on this impartially, but I'll do my best, It was, we were reminded many times throughout the day, a "beta test."Portland Digital eXperience—or PDX—the new tech arm of WW's MusicfestNW kicked off at the ...   More
Friday, September 7, 2012 RUTH BROWN

The Write Stuff

Field Notes makes paper fashionable again. Just don’t tell the designer.

Most new products are designed to fill a need, create a new market or just make something better. Aaron Draplin’s product is none of these things. It’s three staples, paper and cardboard with a    More
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 RUTH BROWN

Fifty and Fifty

Designing Oregon's state motto


Arts & Books
Fifty and Fifty is a neat group art collaboration based out of New York, in which designers from all 50 states illustrate their state's motto. The honor of visualizing Oregon was bestowed upon Aaron Draplin of Draplin Design Co. (he's the designer behind Field Notes as well as a bunch of other familiar logos around town), who concocted this charming design to covey the maxim, "She flies with her own ...   More
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 RUTH BROWN


Web Design for magazines