Designspeaks: Invisible Creature

Thu, October 20, 2011
7:00am - 12:00pm
The Cleaners at the Ace Hotel
1022 SW Stark Street
Portland, OR 97205

An AIGA Portland Partner event

Grammy nominations aside, the Seattle-based brotherly duo behind Invisible Creature will not be defined by a single category. Sure, the brothers Clark might be most-widely recognized by their work with artists such as Mumford & Sons, Foo Fighters, and Arcade Fire. Or their efforts for music-related events and labels such as Sasquatch! Music Festival or Warner Brothers Records, but that’s merely a part of the story.

Join us at Designspeaks as Don Clark runs us through what makes the family venture work, how the two of them create together, and from where the inspiration is drawn. And redrawn.

Laugh. Cry. Tip one back. Whatever your reason, you will not want to miss an opportunity to see the creature up close. Admission includes complimentary small-batch wine and beer from the Pacific Northwest, hors d’oevres, and treats from Portland’s Alma Chocolate. Presented by Designspeaks, Ace Hotels, 52 Limited, and Gibson.

And as if you needed more, the first 10 advance AIGA ticket buyers each receive a FREE signed event poster AND a copy of Bracket magazine, Vol. 2. (Together, worth WAY more than the paltry price of admission!). To register in advance, please go here: http://designspeaksicreature.eventbrite.com/

Designspeaks exists to encourage people to talk about design. Our purpose aims to explore design within the multidisciplinary: architecture, brand, communications, experience, film, fashion, graphic, and industrial. To establish an interface within the context of real life. To support the most compelling regional voices in design. To talk it through.

Presented by Designspeaks, Ace Hotels, 52 Limited, and Gibson. With additional support (and goodies) from Scout Books (from Pinball Press), Alma Chocolate, and Bracket (magazine). And most importantly on this evening, the fine fellows of Invisible Creature!


What is this “Spit Swap” I keep hearing about? Yes, the rumors are true! You may have also heard that one night following Invisible Creature in Portland, Designspeaks Seattle will be hosting Portland’s own Aaron Draplin at Gibson, just a couple of doors down from Ace Seattle.

Since the DDC and the IC are switching cities to speak, we’re calling it “The Spit Swap.” Purchase The Spit Swap COMBO ticket for both events and not only will you be a part of something larger, you’ll save big time.