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Draplin Design Co., North America
October 27, 2009
In The Pages Of HOW
Posted at 07:04 PM


WAY BUSY: We’re working here. Electric. Lots of clicks and files being saved. That time of year. And with all this energy, one just has to fucking wonder: Why, really?

Long hours right now. Back to it.

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MEDIA ALERT: If you are feeling wild, be sure to check out the December issue Issue of HOW magazine! You’ll find a 6-page story on the DDC in there. Seriously! Here’s proof, readers of design magazines.

There’s a story, and captions and photos of work and even some business tips from me in there. Yeah, “business tips.” Ha! So fun.

I really appreciate the opportunity, Cincinnati.

We’d like to thank Michelle Taute for writing such a nice piece on the DDC, and we hope, with our whole hearts, that we didn’t bring yer stock down tackling this kind of subject matter.

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MAILBAG HISTORY: Old, leather mailbags. The best.

And of course, I saw this: J.Crew’s version of those beautiful bags, at one fuck of a price.

Makes me just want to make my own. Leather, thread, buckles, etc.

I have a real mail bag. One of the blue ones. Federal offense to own it, or something. We won’t get into the acquisition of that one.

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HARD TO ARGUE WITH A TITLE THIS GOOD: “It’s Decorative Gourd Season, Motherfuckers.” Really rolls off the tongue. Festive, too. We’ve got some pumpkins at the house, and their days are numbered. Seriously. (Thanks, Schille!)

And just to set the record straight: You don’t want to go up against the DDC in a pumpkin carving match. Here’s some proof from some years ago…

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HOW MUCH FOR A FLIGHT DOWN TO OKC?: March of the 1000 Flaming Skeletons 2009!

There Are 6 Comments

Great write up in HOW. Inspirational stuff! Congrats.

Posted by: Brian Maddox on 10/28/09 at 9:33 AM

I stopped by Powell’s and got that issue of HOW today, as a matter of fact. Good stuff. Loved the article about your work.

Posted by: Mike Welch on 10/28/09 at 2:59 PM

Thank you for the “it’s decorative gourd season” post - I’m sitting in Les Schwab waiting to hear why my Xterra won’t start instead of being at work warm next to my space heater - and that article and really just the title made me laugh, soaking wet shoes from jumping the rig at the gas station and everything!

Posted by: Andrea on 10/29/09 at 8:06 AM

Thanks for the shout out! It was a blast to talk with you for the piece. I hope to meet you (and Gary) in person some day.

Posted by: Michelle Taute on 10/30/09 at 11:43 AM

Shazam! now to find a copy of said magazine… How? !

Posted by: Matt Fetterley on 10/31/09 at 11:05 PM

man i’ve had that issue of HOW sitting on my desk for like 2 weeks and haven’t had time to even thumb through it yet. but i finally did, saw the article, and figured you probably blogged about it. and i figured that’d be a good place to tell you it brightened at least 24 minutes of my day. the next time i’m in portland pounding warm jager at the bar and buying nunchucks from convenience stores, i’m looking you up.

Posted by: puck on 11/17/09 at 12:15 PM
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