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Draplin Design Co., North America
November 13, 2007
Through The Night We Go
Posted at 05:36 AM


Making lots of progress on the Coal books. The General Collection book is damn near done, and the Considered book is at 80 percent. One more day of this insanity and we sleep for an hour or two, take a cold shower, gargle some gasoline and get ugly with the guys from the Union Binding Company. Get ready to rumble.

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SPEAKING OF RUMBLING: Nakamoto and I got our details from Camp Coudal early this morning regarding our upcoming Layer Tennis match this coming Friday.

Now, let me clarify a couple things:

01. Nakamoto has got me sweating pretty good over this one. I ain’t afraid to admit it. The guy is got some pretty lethal chops in the collage department.

02. And I’m not one to back down from a digital brawl. I am going to unleash a pixelated hurricane on this guy! Seriously. My training is coming along pretty well. Been memorizing hexidecimal values all night long.

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And man, Steven Heller is providing commentary for our match! Wow. The big time, folks. Real nervous about that one. A big, big name in the graphic design world. Phew. A sorta random quote we dug up about Mr. Heller: “A New York Times art director is also the most prolific design writer anywhere.” Commentating on Nakamoto and I? You gotta be kiddin’ me. So good.

Rumble in the jungle.

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LITTLE_FIELD_NOTE_ICON.gif I can’t read a lick of Russian, but, man, Field Notes have made their way over to the motherland! Three orders from Moscow this morning, alone! Da!

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Two sweet deals that I miss real bad: Leigh + Gary.

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An interesting outfit out there in New York city: Athletics. Smart cookies. Beautiful work. We dig.

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REQUIRED VIEWING: A Bicentennial license plate page courtesy of the good people at ever-awesome Plateshack. Amazing. Hours and hours of greatness at this one, guys.

Our second favorite license plate of all time: That Michigan ‘76 Plate. My home state.

And of course, here’s my favorite plate of all damn time: Utah. Great colors, great image, great shapes. This one always gets me fired up, and instantaneously creeped out, cuz man, that place is as weird as those Wasatch mountains are tall. Our opinion.

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Ha! Athletics designed the new Maritime CD (it was recorded and mixed at our recording studio in Milwaukee, Burst HQ).

I love finding connections between talented and good people.

Dig yer thing, Draplin.

Posted by: Daniel Holter on 11/13/07 at 7:31 AM

As a former co-worker at cinco, I can attest to the one-up-manship that each of these fine designers had for one another. Design, music, ping-pong, and DICE!

I used to overhear Draplin and Nakamoto roll dice every hour for $10-$20. They each had their own set of dice, cuz Draplin informed me, “You never touch another man’s dice”. Hearing these two bantering back and forth was some of the funniest shit I’ve ever heard.

Here’s how it went down:
Draplin: You wanna go a quick ten?
David: Sure
Draplin: EWWWWW!!!
David: Pay up bitch! (and snatches a Post-It with “AJD $10” written on it)

Hour later:
Draplin: Double or nothin’
David: Ok
Draplin: 4-5-6 OHHHHH Ho Ho
David: Fuck (storms back to his desk)

Hour later:
Draplin: Come on a quick ten. Win it back.
David: No.
Draplin: Naka-no-dough come on.
David: NO!

This would go on and on all week until Friday when they would cash out all the Post-It I.O.U.s. Stacks of them.

I can’t wait to see them go at it again. They’re both good, so no one is gonna lose, but there are some serious bragging rights to hang over the other.

Posted by: Josh Nelson on 11/13/07 at 1:34 PM

Did you check out Steven Heller’s wife stuff. Nice things in there.

Posted by: styk on 11/13/07 at 8:49 PM

Draplin is ready for inspection!

Posted by: Kristin on 11/13/07 at 9:48 PM

I’m calling it now… the weiner dog is takin’ down Nakamoto! Go Team Draplin!

Posted by: vtlogcabin on 11/14/07 at 7:13 AM

Well I know where my Friday afternoon is gonna be spent.
Sitting in front of the computer screen.

So excited for this one…

Posted by: Mark on 11/14/07 at 10:59 AM

Steven Heller! Holy holy! All the best Arron.

Posted by: Joan Oswald on 11/14/07 at 11:43 AM

I’m hoping by volley 7 or 8 of tomorrow’s match, you’ll be swinging like Kirk Gibson in the 8th inning of Game 5 of the 84 Series. Go get ‘em, man!

Posted by: benschomatic on 11/15/07 at 10:40 AM
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