Aaron Draplin, the celebrated graphic designer from Portland, Oregon, stormed through Winnipeg in November 2015, thanks to a collaboration between the Graphic Designers of Canada (Manitoba Chapter) and New Media Manitoba. For many, the Draplin Design Company Road Show on Nov. 6 was the highlight, but the man known as one of the most important designers in North America also had some time to take in some local flavour. In this video by Handcraft Creative, we follow him through the culturally rich Exchange District of Winnipeg with Matt Cohen from the Advertising Association of Winnipeg, admiring hand-painted signs, and visiting Tiny Feast – the local shop that sells Fields Notes – and junkin’.
You can read some thoughts on Aaron's visit in this article from GDC's Andrew Boardman
Aaron Draplin and Purposeful Design
Takeaways and special sauce from the DDC Road Show
New Media Manitoba
GDC (Manitoba Chapter)
Draplin Design Co.