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Draplin Design Co., North America
January 27, 2010
Wrapping Shit Up
Posted at 05:15 PM


SERIOUSLY: One of my favorite logos of all time: Kendall Motor Oil. Incredible.

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THE FRIENDLY SKIES: Flying to Denver tomorrow morning for the annual SIA tradeshow. Snowboard stuff and ski stuff. They moved the show from Las Vegas to Denver this year, and I can’t help but be a little sad. I loved going down to Vegas. People watching, meals, gambling, booze, etc. The whole time. It’s fun seeing all the folks from the industry, both people I hang with and work for in one setting. You get to see all the new work, and see where your brands stand on a very visual level. I’ve always enjoyed the tradeshow circuit.

Goo and I fly out early tomorrow morning to go hang with our clients some. Wrapping stuff up all day long, today, gearing up for the next couple days in the Rockies.

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DAYWRECKER WARNING: Fortune Magazine’s Visual Achievements. Good lord. Be careful in there.

I’ve got a good stack at the shop. Old as hell. Big format. Ah hell, like you care. Dig into: “Diagrams!”

Scary shit like this.

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CUTE ATTACK: Little Remy! Not everything on the DDC Factory Floor is hard, ugly and caustic. When little Remy comes by the place gets real soft. Goo and Fran’s little man.

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KING OF THE BREEDS: Check out this smarmy little black and tan right here. (Thanks, Schille!)

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THINK YOU GOT IT ROUGH? TRY THIS LINE OF WORK: Fighting in Afghanistan. Here’s a new doc coming out called Battle for Hearts and Minds.

Fuck, man. So heavy. Burly shit. Just makes me sad to see those young kids put in that position, trying to communicate with another world, with bullets, muscle and fear. Everyone is scared in that situation. One has to wonder if it’s worth it? All of it. Any of it? HIstory tells us it isn’t. That’s a hard one to have on the mind. I have great respect for those soldiers, cuz that “line of work” is the hardest one going in a scarier and scarier world. Tough stuff. Makes me pretty thankful for the jobs I roll my sleeves up on.

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01. Dolorean - You Can’t Win
02. Sonics - Fire & Ice
03. The Jim Jones Revue - S/T

There Are 7 Comments

yeah, how great is it that a company took the sign language ‘K’ and made it the logo, while also referencing peace!? i mean, and for an oil company to be projecting an stance of peace…

Posted by: kylej on 01/28/10 at 6:16 AM

You should paint the Factory Floor Orange. (I’m just saying)

Posted by: Liz on 01/28/10 at 6:18 AM

Enjoy the SIA tradeshow. They’re a client of my company and I was surprised to hear the show was moving to Denver after being in Vegas so long. I suppose Denver is closer to the mountains though.

Posted by: Erik Wallace on 01/28/10 at 10:02 AM

Oh man oh man oh man….I love these diagrams! That titan II missile bunker diagram could be an abstract painting hanging in my living room.

Eerie beauty or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb


Posted by: brent veak on 01/28/10 at 10:50 AM

I’ll keep my eyeballs open to see if I can spot you at the show, i’d love to say hi in person.

Posted by: clint on 01/28/10 at 12:29 PM

How in God’s name did I just find out about this site?! What the fuck have I already missed?!

Thanks to ACL for the link….nice work by y’all.

Posted by: Chris on 01/29/10 at 1:48 PM

Great meet you at the show, best of luck in 2010! Visit Denver more often, there’s some pretty good junkin’ to be done even within city limits.

While in town if you haven’t already checked out MATTER you’d probably like em. Rick Griffith does some awesome work and is just a few blocks from the convention center.

Keep it up.

Posted by: chase courington on 01/29/10 at 6:43 PM
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