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Beautiful Views and Letterpress at Camp

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AIGA Minnesota’s Design Camp is about halfway complete, and once again it has not disappointed. When the view from the cafeteria at Madden’s on Gull Lake looks like the above photo I took at dinner, it’s really hard not to be a in good mood.

AIGA Minnesota Design Camp

The first night started off with a cocktail hour just outside the main lodge. Most of the attendees go the memo to wear plaid.


After one of the better run and entertaining networking dinners I have attended, it was off to the business expo to collect paper samples, and see what’s new in the design industry.


Jason Yoh runs a letterpress in the expo. It’s not a real design expo without at least one letterpress running in the background…


…and a wall full of letterpress samples to view.


More samples.


Are there ever enough letterpress samples?




James Edmondson may have been late at karaoke last night, but that didn’t stop him from a great presentation or the promotion of a new Hobo (which I now realize is a big need) – Hobeaux at Oh No Type Co.


Kim Shannon of Neenah Paper and Jim Goetz of Sappi held a well attended (especially for a before breakfast breakout session) on ‘rediscovering the tactical joy of paper.’


Seriously, touch the paper, how can this not help create a connection to the product?


Brent Stickels of YYES is once again is covering emcee duties like a true pro.


“It’s not the quantity of the animation, it’s the quality.” –Val Head kicking of the second day of programing with UX/UI/CSS/AWESOME.

The speakers here are not only great, but they are pretty varied – type design, education, in-house, tech, etc. Props to AIGA Minnesota for really spending some time getting a great mix of speakers.

“If a picture is worth a thousand words, an animation is worth at least a billion thousand, give or take, I’m pretty good with numbers.” – Val Head