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Draplin Design Co., North America
March 24, 2010
American Trademarks, Alright!
Posted at 04:18 PM


SO PROUD I JUST CAN’T TAKE IT: The DDC made it into the pages of American Trademarks!

New York City’s Eric Baker invited me to write a little essay and show some of my logos a little over a year ago. He was reprinting his infamous “Trademarks” books—that had been long out of print—into one big project. His partner on the project was Tyler Blik, and that name rang a bell instantly for me. Here’s a book that’s never more than an arm’s length away from me here in the cockpit: “Trademarks of the ’60s &’70s.”

So proud to be in there, amongst logo heavies like Paula Scher, Charles Spencer Anderson, Woody Pirtle and Sharon Werner. I’m bringing up the low end the best I can!

You need one of these. Gigantically recommended for all logo designers, and hell, all Americans. A must for any library. Lots of incredible history in there. Get one.

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SOME GOOD LEATHER IN THIS ONE: Portland’s very own Tanner Goods leather products.

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GOOD COMPANY TO BE IN: Our “Cuspid Cleaner” makes it to the pages of Supply! So awesome. So much cool shit on there. Not bad for a little $3.99 toothbrush, with freaky black bristles. Get orange with the DDC! (Thank you, Mr. Premuda!)

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BEST THING I’VE SEEN ALL MONTH, HANDS AND NEEDLES DOWN: Just like it says, people: “Man Makes Chocolate Records.” Then he plays ‘em, and eats ‘em. What a goddamned world. Crazy-ass Bavarians, we salute you!

Ring wear. OOP. VG++. Bittersweet marbled with Dark.

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KING OF THE BREEDS: The never-ending dachshund. Gary, I miss you being in the shop each day. Use your legs, buddy! (Thank Bill!)

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SOME GREAT WORDS: Chuck Prophet writes about Mr. Chilton. Hell of a read.

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01. Butthole Surfers - Locust Abortion Technician
02. Lucinda Williams - Ramblin’ On My Mind
03. Coachwhips - Bangers Vs. Fuckers

There Are 7 Comments

That’s pretty damn cool, Aaron! Way to go! Michael Doret wrote this book up in his blog this week, too. I do believe I need this.

Posted by: Al aka El Negro Magnifico on 03/26/10 at 12:30 AM

Go Aaron.

Congrats and well deserved on American Trademarks + The friggin’ cuspid cleaner. Sooo good. Thanks for keeping ‘wit’ alive.

cheers + realgood®

jon baugh

Posted by: jon baugh on 03/26/10 at 6:50 AM


Thats great, good work
Keep it going man!

Here is a neat set:

Posted by: sker on 03/26/10 at 7:18 AM

Congratulations, AD! Well deserved fo’ sho’!

Posted by: Patrick on 03/26/10 at 10:08 AM

congratulations! that’s friggen’ awesome

Posted by: scott on 03/26/10 at 6:44 PM

Congrats man!

Posted by: Streger on 03/26/10 at 9:15 PM

That book will look great on the bragging shelf! Congratulations on another job well done!

Posted by: Mamma d on 03/27/10 at 7:57 PM
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