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Draplin Design Co., North America
What People Have To Say About The DDC
“Gambling Gets The Best of Us”

“Aaron’s worst Vegas advice: “Well, after you max out your limit on your ATM card, what you do is take a draw on yer credit card and then really kick the casino’s ass!”

-Aaron Lee, Graphic Designer, Portland, Ore.

“Tough Love”

“Fucking Draplin reprimanded me for sending him a shitty print of a legend, Mike Watt. Damn straight called me out on it…I’ll make it up to you as soon as I infiltrate Dwindle’s scanner. What are you, a friggin’ “Jpeg Judge?” Hope P-Town is kicking ass.”

-Lance Dalgart, Hollywood Schmuck, Hollywood, Calif.

“Brotherly Love From Downtown Minneapolis.”

“Aaron’s a goddamn brother for life. The package: He’s good, hard-workin’, bleedin’, sweatin’, fartin’, Mid-West people. Honest, sincere, ballsy, gritty, husky, etc. He’s real level-headed and a talker, and can out bullshit any nickle-and-dime yarn spinner this side of his old man. He’s got real good taste in music, going astray only rarely, and knows you don’t go for a booth at the Diner…you belly up to the bar.

Ol’ Draplin has a fine eye for design’n, can hold a hell of a grudge, tells it like it is, moderates, strums his 6-string, watches COPS (don’t ask me), gets irritated, stays cool, puts miles on his rig like nobody’s business, wrassles with his woman, hates SoCal with an understandable passion, and loves his Mom and Dad.

A cold Grain Belt drinker, Americana lover, and Sasquatch hunter with both feet planted firmly on good old grade A U.S. middle-class soil.
A man Jimmy Carter can be proud to say he represented as the greatest president in the history of our grand lil’ nation.”

-Ryno Simonson, Artist / Teacher / Freedom Fighter /
Third Base / Strummer / Just Plain Mean, Minneapolis, Minn.

“We ‘Party’ With The Best Of Them”

“I’ve only met Draplin once, at the US Open a couple of years ago. I was drunk, as I and everyone else is won’t to be at that particular event, but he seemed like a stand-up guy. Many of my closest and oldest friends are fast friends of his, so there is no doubt that he is the tits. Read his website and don’t bring him any cats. Also, beware the day that he and I actually party together, because there is no doubt that whatever town that goes down in will be completely laid to waste (especially since Rose and Bridges and probably The Mook will be involved, as well.)”

-Johnny Bowles, in the midst of a particularly
“nasty drunk,” late one night in Burlington, Verm.

“This Guy Almost Got Me Killed Chicago.”

“Aaron is the living definition of “Don’t give a flying fuck what others think,” as he redefines fashion with his “Midwestern barnyard sale” look and the recent addition of ’70s porn star mustache! I met him at MCAD where I was a teaching assistant to one his classes. Within three classes he joked with me, talked about design and comics, and told me off for my teaching style!”

-Andrew Maniotes, Professor of Design, Ypsilanti, Mich.

“Fuck Yes, We Hate Cats.”

“I hate Aaron Draplin.”

-Swift Scout 4, Cat, Portland, Ore.

There Are 10 Comments

they didnt flash the red on the t-shirts that shits just one pass should of went to the MASTER…

Posted by: master t-shirt printer on 06/23/05 at 10:10 AM

“Draplin ROCKS my world!” xoxojess

Posted by: Jessica McMenamin on 07/07/05 at 6:42 PM

fucking funny.

Posted by: mikey l. on 08/11/05 at 10:28 PM

It’s “wont”, not “won’t”, you dirty SOB. As in “Many prospective employers are wont to pass on creative genius in favor of cheap hacks when it comes to copy.”

I thought I was supposed to be involved in the “DDC Literacy Project.” *Sigh* Passed over yet again, damnit. How do I feel right now? Betrayed, bewildered…

Grumpily and yet begrudgingly respectfully yours,
Johnny Bowles

Posted by: Johnny Bowles on 08/21/05 at 10:08 PM

Hey, just wanted to shoot you an email - I am Martin’s friend - we met Saturday night. What’s your email? I was going to send you over a music review I pulled together awhile back.

Posted by: Lex on 06/05/06 at 6:16 PM

Keep up the great work on your blog. Best wishes WaltDe

Posted by: WaltDe on 08/31/06 at 12:17 PM

Here’s what sucks about the internet: looking up the name of some person you knew a long time ago, who was once cool, only to find out they have become a total square, douche-bag, tool.

Like some dude in high school named “Jerry” who was the life of the party, but now sells used Oldsmobiles or fucking life insurance.

Fortunately, Draplin has not gone down this road.

For those of you who know anything about climbing (the sport) Draplin had a minor role in one of the biggest changes in the last 15 years:Draplindustries’ incarnation in Bend, Oregon designed the logo and some of the first catalogs and ads for Cordless.

What the fuck does that mean? Not much, really. My point is that you should never sell out. It’s really easy these days to be a regular 9 to 5 jack ass. But focusing on what you know and love will create a much larger impact.

Anyways, this is difficult to explain. I hope you get a least one of the minor points of this little speech.

Posted by: yours truly on 11/18/08 at 8:33 AM

You guys are the shit. You dudes handle your GodDamn business ! Just got a shirt and the service was mind blowing. Now go make me some fucking pants.

Posted by: John Allen on 03/18/09 at 11:37 PM

Since I have ADHD, this post sent me on a fact finding spree to see how I could get my head together to take best advantage of this myself. I wasn’t getting any place until I stumbled on a website by some Dr. Weathers, adhd treatment  , that presents a really different theory of what causes ADHD, which makes sense to me. How would I track down whether this guy is onto something or is a flake? Has anyone read one of his books ADHD: Drug-free or ADHD: A Path to Success ? Do they make sense? Thanks Kent Gillotti

Posted by: Kent Gillotti on 02/05/11 at 7:59 PM

Hi. 101 and 134 of your master list of movies are both Deliverance. Maybe its dumb that i noticed and took the time to tell you. whatever.

Posted by: Spencer on 07/14/11 at 11:32 AM
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