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2017 AIGA Design Conference
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Lotería and a Minneapolis mural signify the closing of another great AIGA Design Conference

The 2017 AIGA Design Conference wrapped up Saturday night in Minneapolis. As usual, the event seemed to fly by, but as a day or two pass, it starts to hit me with how much was witnessed, learned, and enjoyed. Adam Turman spent a large amount of time in the back of the exhibit hall doing a custom illustration […]

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AIGA Design Conference 2017
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A UNIQUE Market and a Studio of Fire at the AIGA Design Conference

Directly behind the Neenah booth in the exhibit hall was Studio on Fire and Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum, who had brought in a 2400lb. letterpress machine the size of a twin bed to print on. A lot of these conferences have brought in machines before, but this was big enough to print posters – not […]

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AIGA National Conference
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Craft Matters at the AIGA National Conference

The 2017 AIGA Design Conference is once again in the wonderful city of Minneapolis. And you know it’s a 2017 design event, as Draplin Design Co. has a pop-up booth selling the hottest design merchandise in the business. A number of mingling / coffee / hours are set-up as breaks where you get a feel […]

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HOW Design Live 2017 – LogoLounge Party at Gino's East
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LogoLounge’s Connection to the Sith is Revealed at HOW Design Live

HOW Design Live did not disapoint in 2017. It’s the event to go to recharge, feel inspired, and as they focused on this year, see what’s next. Chicago played a perfect (even if it was slightly cold, and there was some rain on arrival – this is the Midwest after all) backdrop to the events. Thursday’s […]

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HOW Design Live – Chicago 2017 – The Dieline Awards
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The Dieline Awards and an Aaron Draplin Pop-Up Shop at HOW Design Live

HOW Design Live in Chicago has so many different things going on, there is no way to catch all of it. In a way, it makes everyone’s experience a little unique, which adds to the fun and educational aspects of the event. I had seen a few of the winners from The Dieline Awards when they introduced […]

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HOW Design Live – Chicago – 2017
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Aubergine Paper Pants and the Chicago Mass Choir at HOW Design Live

The 2017 HOW Design Live Conference is officially underway! Once again set with the amazing city of Chicago as a backdrop, and thousands of creatives joining together – an energy that only comes from this many people with a passion for all things design can bring has formed. One of the pre-conference workshops – the […]

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The Last Days of HOW Design Live – I’m in a Coloring Book, Debbie Millman’s a DJ, and HOWie is Still Missing

HOW Design Live in Atlanta, Georgia looked to come off as a complete success. I may have been stranded for a night in St. Louis due to mechanical issues on the airplane, but all is good, and I made it back safely. Neenah Paper gave out a few limited edition posters as usual, including the beautiful […]

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Find Your Selfie at HOW Design Live

Once Neenah Paper found that the booth they had in the Exhibit Hall of HOW Design Live this year was next to the booth of The Dieline, they knew something had to be done in that large empty space between them. Above is the result. Large mix-and-match characters printed on convert Board™, part of the Neenah […]

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HOWie has Arrived in Atlanta

HOW Design Live officially kicked off the largest design event of 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia, yesterday morning. Even though other engagements forced me to miss the opening of the Exhibit Hall last night (usually the craziest hour of the conference, so maybe my sanity was the better for it?), I did get a good look at it […]

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AIGA Minnesota Design Camp 2015
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A Bonfire, Double-Sided Posters, and Custom Sketchbooks at Design Camp

AIGA Minnesota once again had a great event in Design Camp. Having everybody at least two hours from their homes, and no city to disperse into after the speakers are out for the day, creates a more intimate conference experience than most. There was also some pretty solid items for people to take home. Double-sided 18″ […]

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