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Draplin Design Co., North America
December 02, 2009
The DDC vs. Dallas!
Posted at 07:14 AM


TONIGHT, DALLAS!: “December Meeting of the Dallas Society of Visual Communication: Portland Designer Aaron Draplin Is Saving America.”

On the plane right now, on my way down to the Emerald City. Bringing as much DDC Merch as one can carry, and an iron will. Got some stories to tell, some work to show and hope to win over Dallas’ creative set.

If I get lost, I’ll be sure to use this map to get around that big state. So good. That was designed up by DJ Stout, people! My new pal, from Minnesota Design Camp. Hell of a guy, and incredible designer. I’ve got a copy in my back pocket, just in case I go astray. It’s a big state, if you haven’t heard.

Okay, enough of this talk. Dallas. Texas. Now. See you tonight!

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THAT’S HOW IT USED TO BE: An incredible old image of a day at the ballpark, looking back at that scoreboard for a snapshot. Incredible type all over the place. Of course, in Wisconsin. Milwaukee. Nowadays, those scoreboards just suck. Goddamn Nintendo screens. Where’d we go wrong? (Thank you, Tom!)

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JESS GIBSON BLEW MY MIND WITH THIS LINK: Mr. McCarthy auctions off his prized Olivetti typewriter. Incredible. Best link all week.

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I GOT LOST A COUPLE SCROLLS INTO IT, BUT HELL, IT SURE LOOKED NICE: As Daniel Holter says, “Please tell me you were a fan of these books!” Some seriously incredible infographic action in there. I think I was, but I can’t remember. The first “big kid books” I got into was sasquatch and bigfoot paperbacks, freaking myself out so I couldn’t sleep. Bigfoot books, Legos and drawing. Those were the staples in my formative years.

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WE DIG THE MESSAGE HERE: Make it in America!

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01. Garrison Keillor: The Man on the Radio in the Red Shoes
02. On Fillmore - Extended Vacation
03. Tortoise - Beacons of Ancestorship

There Are 5 Comments

Better get some BBQ.

Posted by: Porter on 12/02/09 at 8:09 AM

Aaron, please do us the pleasure of rocking Chicago soon. A Draplin meeting of the minds is just what this city needs. Have fun in the big D.

Posted by: Brent B. on 12/02/09 at 10:31 AM

Heh. For me it was definitely the CYOA series, plus D&D, Car Wars and Legos. :)

Glad you liked the link!

Posted by: Daniel Holter on 12/02/09 at 11:30 AM

Damn! How did I just now hear about this? I wish I would’ve known sooner and I would totally be there tonight.


Are you only in town for the night? Would love to meet up and buy you a beer or something.

Posted by: Kyle Steed on 12/02/09 at 12:26 PM

Texas loves Draplin! Thanks for coming down.

Posted by: Brandon on 12/03/09 at 7:41 AM
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