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Draplin Design Co., North America
September 03, 2008
First Day Of Issue
Posted at 12:22 PM


Utah. A land of mystery. Of superstition. Bees. Salt Lakes. One of the places we’ll be blasting through on the 2008 DDC Fall Tour. Still in planning stages.

HERE’S A LITTLE SOMETHING TO CHEW ON: Our latest Flickr set titled, “Eight “First Day Of Issue” Envelopes.” You’ll see Utah’s 100th anniversary celebrated, the historic founding of Detroit and a tribute to Sir Francis Scott Key. Get in there.

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On the short list for Aaron:
01. Polvo at Berbati’s. Been waiting for this one for some time.
02. Centro-Matic at Doug Fir
03. Richmond Fontaine at Dante’s.
04. Faz’ Sharpening Markers at Ash Street Saloon.
05. Red Fang at Doug Fir.
06. Crooked Fingers at Doug Fir.
07. Les Savy Fav at the Wonder Ballroom.
08. Battles at the Wonder Ballroom.

On the short list for Leigh:
01. M. Ward at the Crystal Ballroom.
02. The Helio Sequence at the Crystal Ballroom.
03. Ratatat at the Wonder Ballroom.

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WE RARELY SHOW WORK, AND THERE’S A REASON FOR IT: Usually, when stuff leaves my fingertips, I can’t really show it for a couple more months due to confidentiality and stuff, and then, by the the time it’s actually out there in the world working, I’m on to the next thing. Weird cycle. Things get buried, you know? And I just sorta get busy on other things. You know how that goes.

Like every year, I am super proud of the Coal Headwear advertising campaign. I wanted to show you the first five ads to show up in the mags. Here you go:

01. “Mikey LeBlanc in the Harbor.”
02. “Laura Hadar in the Zoey.”
03. “Jordan Mendenhall in the Scotty.”
04. “Jon Kooley in the Harbor.”
05. “Priscilla Levac in the Parks.”

Photography by Mark Welsh. Styling and direction by Brad Scheuffele. Thought up by the bad people of the DDC. Thanks, fellas. Bravo.

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SURPLUS, AND IT’S VAST MYSTERIES: Jeremy Firth of the Wasatch Range, utah, comes in way hot with an amazing Flickr set from a visit he made to a local army surplus. It’s called, “Smith and Edwards photographic field trip” and if you know what’s good for you, you’ll be in there digging around.

Here’s one that stood out to my eye.

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SOME SADNESS: For Jerry. Rest in Peace, man.

There Are 5 Comments

Thanks for mentioning my flickr set in your blog! I’m humbled and excited that I made the cut!

Second, if you’re coming to Utah, I would love to be your host for a day or two. I know of a couple mom&pop places that are unbelievable. You will lose your shit when I take you to these places. I have a guest room and a nice place, and you and yours are always welcome! Drop me a line via email and we can talk more.

Posted by: Jeremy Firth on 09/03/08 at 2:31 PM

Nice ads. Real dreamy.
I always appreciate it when you show off your work, whenever you do get to do it.

Posted by: jonjohnson on 09/03/08 at 6:23 PM

Maybe another short lister? The band Menomena may not be in your bag of tricks but… their Tyler Stout posters should at least give it a second thought.

Posted by: Streger on 09/04/08 at 8:36 AM

Those Coal pieces are looking realllll good. Makes me ready to put on a warm hat and read a book by the fire. Winter time man…

Posted by: Huckleberry Hart on 09/05/08 at 9:48 AM

Dude, when you come through Utah, give me a ring and we’ll show you where the grub, trails, and quirkies are. And if you’re interested in any design we’d love to have you around the office for a visit.

Love the site.

Posted by: Jason Lynes on 09/11/08 at 1:30 PM
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