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Draplin Design Co., North America
November 28, 2008
Andy Beach Forever
Posted at 01:03 PM


Man, look at that ruck sack. Man. Best thing I’ve seen all week. And see that type? That type is stenciled on said bag with a stencil from my Ideal Stencil Machine. So awesome to see it on some burly cloth. Here’s a shot from back in the day advertising the machine I scored.

Andy Beach. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by way of Detroit and Minneapolis. I met him at MCAD, when he swooped in on our type class and blew us away. One time, I passed through Philly and we met up and had a cheesesteak sandwich together. How about that? True story.

But that’s just the start of this post. Andy’s Reference Library, and other amazing things, has been up to some great stuff as always.

He’s got a Mini-Exhibition going on at Kiosk in big city New York. Goes from Nov.28th-Dec. 7th. If you live there, you should check it out. If you are like me, landlocked in a city far from there, you can vicariously enjoy the proceedings at the link supplied right here.

Get a load of these shots from his “Mini-Exhib”:

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Brilliant. Best thing I’ve seen in a long, long time. Thank heavens for Andy Beach.

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FOR THE WORKERS: And check this workwear link. Man. Wow.

Some items for you check out from the incredibly jaw-dropping Workers site. Wow. From Japan of all places. Hot damn.

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LINK OF THE WEEK: Right fucking here. I am now the proud downloader of each and every one of those buttons. Man.

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IT JUST DOESN’T STOP: Exactly. What. I. Have. Been. Looking. For. I have the canvas version, and yes, I’ve heard “it’s a Federal Offense to have it,” and, well, ya gotta do what you gotta do. One time I was walking in Portland with it, and a bike messenger came to a screeching halt next to me and offered me 50 bucks for it on the spot. I politely declined and we had a good laugh. Just like that. Way hard to get.

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FROM MINNEAPOLIS: Matt from MPLS comes in with one hell of a sign that rings a bell from my days in Minneapolis: American Rug Laundry.

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