THE SEVEN STEPS TO MAKING IT “OFFICIAL” (Or, Designspeaks with The Official Manufacturing Company)…Brought to you by 52 ltd. and AIGA
Because, in pure and simple terms, you do not want to miss this one. You’ve come to know Designspeaks for its diversity of speakers, each sharing their own unique perspective. From Byron Ferris to Jelly Helm, Aaron Draplin to Frank Chimero, Modern Dog to Patrick Coyne, Designspeaks has set out to introduce and re-acquaint. To inform and engage. To gather and celebrate the most intriguing thinkers and makers within our region. And if anyone is makin’ it real, it’s the fine gentlemen of OMFGCO… here’s a peek behind the curtain:
We are The Official Manufacturing Company.
We have the necessary documents.
We are thing makers.
We are Mathew Foster, Fritz Mesenbrink, and Jeremy Pelley, although not necessarily in that order.
We are on the same team and have already won the game.
We are out of jail.
We have reviewed our past mistakes and taken notes.
We receive sporadic recognition for our unrecognized genius.
We floss, both literally and metaphorically.
We consider the facts.
After having separately worked for some years for Wieden+Kennedy, Ace Hotel and a handful of other fantastic places, we now know exactly what we’re doing. More or less.
In October of 2010 we are opening a bar for sporting enthusiasts with our friends Jack Barron (co-owner of Ace Hotel) and Nate Tilden (of Clyde Common) and we are calling it Spirit of 77.
Who knows what we will do after that. (We do.)
Join the fellas of OMFGCO, together with 52ltd and AIGA:
When: Thursday, September 30. 7:00-10:00 p.m.
Where: Cleaners at the Ace Hotel 403 SW 10th Avenue (and Stark Street) Portland, Oregon 97205
How much: Don’t let the absurdly low price of admission hold you back. The beer and wine is free.
AIGA Members $15
A selection of light nibbles, beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. ID required for beer and wine. As if that isn’t enough, we’ll be giving you stuff. Want to know more? Come on out! Besides, unless you’re generally foul-tempered or deathly afraid of handsome crowds, you will certainly not be disappointed.
Planning to Attend? Please RSVP via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include your full name and whether you are an AIGA member. Payment will be accepted at the event. We will make every attempt to accommodate walk-ins. Reservations will close on Wednesday, Sept. 29.
ONLINE REGISTRATION WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE FOR THIS EVENT. We will accept cash and checks at the door. Unfortunately, we will not accept credit cards for this event. For the AIGA member discount, you will need to bring your AIGA membership card.
About 52 Limited
52 weeks a year, 52 Limited is busy connecting our stable of freelancers with assignments in Portland, up and down the West coast, and now in, New York. We offer freelance and fulltime talent and can also pull together customized project teams to fulfill the needs of our agency and brand clients alike. As far as talent goes, 52 is located neatly at the intersection of left brain and right brain, representing both creatives and the more cerebral thinkers of the creative industry. Contact us at www.52ltd.com.
Showcasing the most intriguing design voices in the Pacific Northwest, Designspeaks was developed to inform, engage, and inspire. The small-talks quarterly series delivers an intimate venue intended to connect to others, to see what they are doing and how they’re doing it. Some speakers will be household names and others will have managed to maintain a lower profile. Either way, all will challenge you to think a bit differently about design and its impact on this region.