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Draplin Design Co., North America
July 27, 2006
Hoarding dynamics.
Posted at 10:07 AM


Placed a big, hearty Gocco order with Think Ink. With the hushed news of the “discontinuing” of Gocco products worldwide, we say, well, fuck, if that’s how you are gonna be, so be it.

And then we rub our hands together and say, “Let the hoarding begin.”

If I have to go “Cold War Bunker” on this shit, I will, and will amass a sizeable collection for my personal arsenal. Supposedly, they hold up well in comfortable temperatures, so, the basement here should suffice for this first wave.

We’ve got plans in place. Volume discounts are being negotiated as this published.

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Some scary shit used to warn of impending air raids, and other catastrophic matters.

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The Cold War Civil Defense Museum. Let’s keep this shit something we look at and go, “Wow, the good ol’ days.” No more.

Go “down the ladder.”

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Portland illustrator Brad Simon. No stranger to the Gocco martial arts.

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And hey, for the readers who aren’t into the new dark background thing, well, we’ve got a solution for ya: Go to the top right corner of the site and click the white box next to the word, “Switch” and there you go. Now, we’ve even coded this thing up so it’ll remember yer preference the next time you come back. How about that shit? There you go. Kwitcherbitchin’.

There Are 7 Comments

The people ask and the people shall receive. Hard to believe that a mere day ago someone mentions the new site is kinda hard to read and you go and provide an option to change the whole damn thing for our viewing pleasure. appreciated.

Posted by: Aaron on 07/27/06 at 9:14 AM

FYI: When you switch to white the “comments” page doesn’t switch to white and all your graphics with the greyish background on the main page kinda look like ass - like the 1000 graphic or the Switch graphic. Just pick a color and run with it - fuck what everyone else thinks (even though I prefer the white). Also, very upset that I am not in the Conduit section and merely a name in the long list of loose (aka: loser) affiliates. NegB may be dead by my spirit lives on in cyperspace forever.

Posted by: E Rose on 07/27/06 at 9:20 AM

Not Martin Oliveros- his site is martinhead.com… you linked to Brad Simon, who’s work is unfortunately at times very stylistically in tune to the work of Dave Cooper.

Posted by: Kurt Halsey on 07/27/06 at 10:44 AM

I like the Switch option.

Now you just have to fix your comment censor.

My somewhat “critical” comment was never even published.

Wasn’t bitchin’. Just making an observation. You know, from a fellow designers standpoint.

Posted by: benschomatic on 07/27/06 at 1:35 PM

THANKS!! The black backgroud hurts my old eyes - the “switch” is much appreciated.

When I saw the “switch” word, I instantly thought of Grandma Josie and her suggestions of playing the game “switch.”

Thanks to you and Cam for changing the background!


Posted by: Sarah on 07/27/06 at 2:22 PM

The new color rules…screw the haters.

Screw everyone, for that matter.



Posted by: Cris on 07/27/06 at 2:53 PM

i likey

Posted by: derek d on 07/27/06 at 5:15 PM
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