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Draplin Design Co., North America
November 19, 2004
Scenes From Detroit
Posted at 12:25 AM


01. “Zug Island Chambers of Death and Noxious Elements That’ll Be Proudly Processed Into Steel, Used in the Building of Large Buildings, Tankers and Hammers.”

02. “Abby’s Party Store: Supplier of Many Big Nights and Shindigs.”

03. “Joe and Josephine Draplin Make A Baby in 1943: My Dad.”

04. “A Scene of Sad Decay, But One Block North the Mighty Woodward Avenue.”

05. “Yet Another Example of Fascinating, Sturdy, Not-To-Be-Fucked-With Industrial Typography, Overlooked By Many, Cherished By Few.”

06. “The Angles of Industry.”

07. “Father and Son, Trunk and Limb, Pipe and Manifold.”

08. “A Neighborhood Masterpiece, Offering Good Service and Fair Rates.”

09. “Opportunities Pop Up Out of Nowhere, and With A Lucky Click Across The Cockpit and Over Dad’s Chest I Was Able To Catch This Beauty of a Directional Cue.”

10. Bow With Us, As We Offer Praise to The Mother of All Arrows.”

11. “Sam’s Loans, Financial Powerhouse of Livernois Avenue.”

12. “Sarge, I’ll Take Mine High and Tight.”

13. “I’ll Never Forget The Time Dad Promised He’d Catch Me A Ball and Then Ron Hassey Tipped One Back and Off the Dugout and Into the Row Directly In Front of Where We Were Seated, Whereas Dad Leapt and Ripped the Ball Out of Some Poor Sap’s Hands, and Then Promptly Handed It To Me.”

14. “Appropriately Untitled.”

There Are 4 Comments

some seriously great stuff in there.

bon voyage!

Posted by: dano on 11/19/04 at 8:19 AM

Fuckin’ incredible shots; actually make it look like a city worth spending some time in, if a hellhole. I like #s 5, 12 and 14 the best. Thanks for taking the time to post, I know what a bitch it is to make those links.

Posted by: pj chmiel on 11/20/04 at 9:23 PM

“the mother of all arrows” made me laugh.
tires*mufflers(#14) and neighborhood masterpiece (#8) are my favorites… i’ll have an 10x8 of each please.
have fun in Italy.

Posted by: roger on 11/21/04 at 7:00 AM


Posted by: Hong Kong Phooey on 11/21/04 at 11:52 PM