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Draplin Design Co., North America


Matt Kass reported home today with a festive shot of himself, in some Taiwanese sporting goods store, that has a little logo I did, for a little Northwest company called, “Nike.” You may or may not have heard of them, but, for those who haven’t, well, they make shoes.

Anyhoo, this mark was developed about a year back, through the gracious direction of Chris Hotz at Nemodesign. He led me through the darkness, through thicket and bramble, and we arrived at this solution.

It’s all over the world, man, finally seeing light on the new Air Max 360 kicks. Dig it. Many thanks to the Nick and Chris at Nemo for the opportunity.

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Pixel by pixel. Some fun links.

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I found this some time back, while surfing some Midwest links, and man, it made me want to drop it all and move the whole deal back to Minneapolis. Why? The idea of the “Small Shop Design Studio.” Their whole package looks really appealing to me. Oh, the “they” I am talking about is a, “He.” Sean Tubridy is his name. One guy, with good work. Nice, man, nice.

When I left that town, I had grand ideas of doing something just this: Small, refined, cool little space, good work, and, in the Midwest.

I still hold on to that idea, even way out west. I sorta gave up on it the last couple years, since I bought the house and all, but, lately, have been kicking the tires on a big move back that way. Or, just, “Somewhere new.”

Back to Blueoverblue: Especially great is their Polaroid SX-70 gallery. Check it. Fun.

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I talked to a couple of 12-year-old Viet Namese girls with bloody, blistered fingers who work 14 hour shifts making the Air Max 360 sneakers for 17ยข an hour, and they think your logo is fuck’n bitchin.’

Posted by: ryno on 03/17/06 at 11:29 PM

i heard that…..moving back midwest! Been in Vail colorado for 6 years…design-snowboard, snowboard-design…i think i’m ready as well….cincinnati though…cool city, ever been?
great stuff man, visit daily great stuff again!

Posted by: mark Beresniewicz on 03/19/06 at 1:21 PM

PDX>>MSP?? I’ve been west for 10 years and never looked back. As long as ORD is only 3 hours & $200 away, I’m out west for good…

Posted by: Jonathan Hernshaw on 03/21/06 at 4:10 PM
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