Going to See Aaron Draplin Today
My HOWie pal Aaron Draplin (of Draplin Design and Field Notes) will be in town today. He's giving a talk at Screenland; here's the details. Michael Gaughan did the artwork here. kudos to him for capturing Aaron.
A couple of years ago, Aaron came to Kansas City to judge a design competition, along with Connie Birdsall, and a guy whose name temporarily escapes me; I was their transportation. They uncomplainingly put up with my POS 1997 Toyota Camry. When I finally traded it shortly after being their taxi, it had 258,000 miles on it. But that's another story. Back to Aaron.
His talk was Tall Tales from a Large Man, I think. A great talk that showcased not only his talent, but his humbleness. So often, that humbleness just isn't there—speakers believe the pedestal they're standing on. But not Aaron. When you speak to him, that's really HIM. Great guy; great talks.
I also caught a ballgame with him and a slew of other HOWies in Boston during last year's HOW Conference. Hot as blazes, but fun as hell.
I'm going to see Aaron, not only because he's a peach, but because if I were coming halfway across the country, I'd want all the other HOWies in the area to make the short drive to come say hello to me. And give me a hug. Hugs are awesome.
So, I'm off! Happy Saturday!
Thanks for reading,
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