Tastemaker: Aaron Draplin portfolio
Aaron Draplin is a prolific designer with a long track record in shred and beyond. His best work is just like him: bold, unapologetic, bright and never contrived. We gathered some of his notable work for this gallery.
Snowboard Magazine's covers and internal graphic design set the bar high. Draplin was the main man behind establishing "the look."
Aaron Draplin design
Draplin's layouts for Coal have always matched up perfectly with the company's output. Style for miles.
Pretty Much Everything
This can-you-say "prolific" poster is a roundup of some of Draplin's favorites up until May, 2009. So good, so orange...
Logos, logos and more logos. Brands know that a Draplin logo is the beginning of a great identity.
That logo-face with the beard is Aaron's dad, Jim. If you met Aaron and wondered if there was a bigger character on Earth, he'd point you to Jim. Legend.
The DDC has been behind a number of board graphics, from Compatriot to Salomon and beyond.
Union Binding Co. is on a tear lately with their signing of Travis Rice. Draplin has handled the brand's design needs for eight seasons and says he loves "rolling up his sleeves" for independent companies like this.
The spare, elegant old school notebook, Field Notes, is on show at Urban Outfitters and stylish shops from Salem to Savannah. Draplin's humor informs the small print. Low-key success story at its finest.
This Union layout's not new but it is bold, orange and interesting -- all traits of its designer, Aaron Draplin.
Classic Coal: Clean, understated and down-to-earth.