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Draplin Design Co., North America
DDC Mission Statement

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We try to keep it pretty simple:

“Work hard. Do good work. For good people.”

Luckily, all the folks who’ve trusted us with their projects have been “good people” in our books. Sure, there’s been a couple chumps along the way, but for the most part, we’ve been lucky enough to work for interesting, creative, progressive people who we consider close friends.


From all off us at the DDC:

“Thank you for the opportunity to make a hell of a living doing something we love.”


To all of those who’ve rubbed us the wrong way:

“What comes around, goes around, man.”

The painting above was executed “freehand” by one Michael Gaughan. Only one of the greatest humans of all time. Seriously. Our brother.

There Are 15 Comments

Hey, just stumbled onto your site by way of Weightshift.com and glad I did. Love the site, really love the design and I admire your tell-it-like-it-is writing style. Oh, and I’m from Michigan too!

Posted by: Angela Rutherford on 11/16/06 at 7:59 PM

Hey, your work is rock solid. Keep it up.
Aloha from Honolulu.

Posted by: Bernie Uy on 04/24/08 at 2:25 AM

Sending love from San Francisco! We found your site today by way of the “Why America is Fucked” video and effing loved it! Love your site too. Keep up the great, inspiring and fun work!

Posted by: Matthew & Sandy Davis on 07/23/08 at 8:22 PM

Awesome design. I really like your layouts on the Coal stuff. Stumbled on your site just looking at design blogs and found the Draplin video. I see that crap all around and can never get over it. Keep pushing it.

Posted by: Craig S Grant on 07/24/08 at 5:37 PM

Thanks for doing what you love and reminding us how much we love it too. Your stuff kicks ass and makes me damn glad to be a designer.

Posted by: Graham Stinson on 08/05/08 at 12:51 PM

I quite design years ago. This site is one of the first in a long time to make me regret having not stuck it out with a few friends of mine who are still in the business and struggling to fight the good fight. Keep swinging, man. Low and hard.

Posted by: Shadrock on 08/09/08 at 9:15 PM

I quite design years ago. This site is one of the first in a long time to make me regret having not stuck it out with a few friends of mine who are still in the business and struggling to fight the good fight. Keep swinging, man: low and hard.

Posted by: Shadrock on 08/09/08 at 9:17 PM

I found your draplin video on iso50’s site, so i looked it up and ended up here. Very nice work man, keep up doing what you love, cuz it reminds the rest of us strugling designers that we can also make a living doing something we love

Posted by: Chavi on 08/25/08 at 10:48 PM

Your logo in the NYT article was my favorite. It could be a logo for a tractor. God I love that shit. Congrats for the natl’ attention.

Posted by: bob smith on 01/28/09 at 10:29 AM

Your logo in the NYT article was my favorite. It could be a logo for a tractor. God I love that shit. Congrats for the natl’ attention.

Posted by: bob smith on 01/28/09 at 10:30 AM

Your work an inspiration to me. I’m a designer originally from Puerto Rico with my roots settled in NYC.

Thank you for the great work and the America is fucked graphically video….. I just sat back and said out loud …..that is what im talking about…..glad someone put it down on record….

Thanks keep up the fantastic work…

Juan

Posted by: Juan Benet on 04/13/09 at 5:40 PM

truly an inspiration, love the site, the art, and your mission.

i’m studying for graphics design and im glad there are people out there that share the same passion

Posted by: wfwillia on 08/19/10 at 11:00 PM

Saw your video Aaron, really great. In fact so great I checked out your site and was given a nice warm buzz. The merch is great and the organizational skills you have are ones I wish I did. I am also in design in a different arena but I understand your mission statement very well, I live by the same words. Karma is a bitch for those who choose to forget about it and if all people were to live by the golden rule, with some minor adjustments here and there it would make the world a better place. Enough preaching have a great time..

Posted by: David on 10/31/10 at 10:01 AM

Greetings from Tampa. Love the site, the gear and most of all the “America is fucked..” video. Thanks for the inspiration and keep it up.

Posted by: Scooter on 08/19/11 at 2:04 PM

Love your site!!! Gonna buy some stuff too! I am from Indiana - would love a hoosier poster! I now live in NV trying to make a good living. Keep up the great work brother, and I look forward to following you. Online… not like stalker-ish…

Posted by: Bag on 11/11/12 at 11:27 PM
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