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Draplin Design Co., North America
September 19, 2008
Big Trouble In Little Gary
Posted at 11:26 AM


Drew Struzan is pretty much at the top on my list of “All Time Illustrators.” He got to me when I was young. Maybe it was that amazing “The Goonies” poster, or any one of the Indiana Jones posters. Nevertheless, he got to me. I have such great memories attached to his work. Reminds me of being a little kid, waiting in line all hot for whatever was about to come out…young, excited, hopeful.

Anyhoo, here’s a really nice gallery of his work. So much memorable stuff in there.

And here’s his portfolio off his own site. Yowza.

One of the crucial building blocks of my rearing from a child to a teenager, and beyond. (From Vin, who we’re betting was right there in line with us, awaiting Raiders of the Lost Arc or whatever.)

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DAMN, WE MISS ALL THE COOL SHIT: A little something the good people of 10 Engines found on the eBay. You might have heard of this site? Auctions.

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THIS ONE NEEDS TO BE OUT ON THE FRONT PAGE: “A Conservative for Obama.” (Sent in by Freedom Fighter and Screen Printer Chris Glass of the great state of Ohio.)

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MR. MILAZZO, YOU ARE RIGHT ON THE MONEY: “I think you may like the stuff I sell/restore. I am in the business of restoring and selling vintage advertising art, vintage posters. I love knowing that I am preserving this amazing art that most people don’t notice or take for granted.”

With that said, spend some time at the amazing Samuel Owen Gallery.

Here’s the section that got me the most: “Travel.” Required viewing, folks. (Sent in by Lee Milazzo down in Marfa, Texas. Thanks!)

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GOOD WOOD: The record cabinet of record cabinets. Man, so nice.

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MORE ILLUSTRATION: Best rock poster we’ve seen all week long. So good. Guy Burwell, people. Hell of a name. Portland pride!

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FOR LEIGH: “Aaron Draplin & Leigh.” That’s a shot of us that Arlie snapped while we were waiting in line to see Battles.

And another one that made me feel good about Portland, and the amazing fuckers I’ve been lucky enough to meet out here so many years back: The Chris Coyle. Goddamn yes.

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I never realized that it was the same guy behind all those posters. I blame it on my youth. I must have watched Harry and the Hendersons a dozen times and the Police Academy series hundreds more.

Posted by: twoeightnine on 09/19/08 at 12:42 PM

Oh, man. That illustration flashback made me think of the great old Atari 2600 art, which led to a web search, which led me to funny little time waster. Good comedy.

Posted by: Ryno on 09/21/08 at 11:18 AM
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