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Draplin Design Co., North America
December 10, 2008
Paint, Again
Posted at 08:50 AM


As soon as that last issue was wrapped, out came the paints for Yamada’s Bend Skatepark art show. he gave me a stack of blanks a couple weeks back and we got down to work. Pretty good showing from my Portland colleagues, and thanks to everyone who ponied up for this good cause. Dustin Ortiz, Seth Neefus, Eric Lovejoy, Lovejoy’s pal Justin Martin, Neil Dacosta, Goo and myself.

That’s my deck up above and I’m right proud of the thing. Here’s the thing a little bigger, if you want to get closer.

There’s an art show coming in January, so pass the word and go to Bend and get a cool art deck, and raise some loot for the Division Street Skatepark.

Felt pretty good to get some paint on the wood, on my mitts, smeared in my hair, spilled in the shop, etc.

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THIS ONE IS FOR LEIGH AND EWAN: A Holiday Gary embroidery pattern. Go for it.

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ONE FINE MOMENT: You know, when you see something and go, “Holy Christ, who made that?” and then you come across a link and go, “Oh, these guys. Awesome. Lucky devils.” Something like that. Well, here was one of those moments.

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SO BEHIND ON THIS STUFF: All the cool Christmas cards are starting to roll in. Man. I send one out each year to all the bad elves who trusted me with their projects, bought a piece of questionable DDC merch, or was just someone who I hold in high regards. Well, this year, I’m a little behind on the festivities. I have a design in the head, and a plan. Stay tuned.

For now, check out Hawse Design’s offering: “Hawse Design 2008 Holiday Card.” And be sure to get in real close on that little “half full” icon. Best part of the deal. Great.

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FA-LA-LA, LA-LA-GRAPH-PAPERRRRR: Coudal’s got all the Holiday Wish List sites featuring Field Notes all stacked up, awesome and ready for shopping. Pass ‘em on. Great stocking stuffers.

There Are 5 Comments

Awesome job on the deck. Great colorway.

Posted by: Tim Lahan on 12/11/08 at 5:55 PM

Great work Aaron. My fav is theVans high top (my footwear of choice). Can’t thank you enough for the snowstick donation, it will make a huge difference in that kids life…good X-mas karma and what-not.

Posted by: Hottois on 12/11/08 at 6:25 PM

Really Nice Deck there sir! Love the hand painted type and Icons. Heard you might be visiting Jax soon to speak, we are having a deck show here to. Check it out! Our 3rd Annual. Bring It! http://urbanartwarfare.com/blog/?p=274

Posted by: TRON on 12/12/08 at 6:59 AM

Really nice. Central Oregon Hard Core, heh heh.

Posted by: mc on 12/12/08 at 4:54 PM

word, big ups on supporting Division Street!

Posted by: orezona on 12/18/08 at 9:57 AM
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