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Oliver James Ashley.

Just got off the phone with his mom, and that shit’s official.

Leigh told me that the ancient Romans used to wait nine days until they’d name little baby Julius or Caligula or whatever. It took Leah and Jacob only three days. Not bad.

Little baby Oliver. Got a good ring to it.

For the record, as the dust settles around the “new baby construction site,” Leigh took the angelic shot above. Good eye, girl!


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HILLERNS, I’LL NEED TWO OF YER FINEST SEATS: Designspeaks: Frank Chimero. I’m not missing this one for anything. I’m just gonna come out and say it: I’ve been a fan of Frank Chimero for longer that you have. Just gonna come out and claim it. See you there, Portland! Tell yer friends.

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AS HEROIC AS SAUL BASS, PAUL RAND OR ANY OF THEM: Meet James Chastain, Signpainter. Learn something here.
This one is from Mick Sleeper, over the order in Canada. Thank you, sir! This link gave me the necessary strength to take the week on with a ferocity seldom seen on the DDC factory floor. So good. Appreciated.

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THIS SUMMER, HERE IN PORTLAND: Pickathon, this summer. Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy is playing, and so is Richmond Fontaine, so that might be enough of a reason to go camping for a night.

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01. Liars - Sisterworld
02. Some new Deer Tick tune.
03. Soggy - Waiting For The War (Per Chunklet’s golden touch.)

There Are 9 Comments

Awesome! Congrats to all of you. :D

Posted by: Greg Meehan on 05/10/10 at 6:24 PM

nice job aaron…it is amazing isn’t it…just look at his little paws!!!

Posted by: anu mary on 05/10/10 at 9:39 PM

You have emblazoned that great baby with Futura.

And he will always remember you as the the uncle who made a picture of him as such.


Posted by: raymond on 05/10/10 at 11:45 PM

Was the child named Oliver James after the Fleet Foxes song or is it just happenstance?

Posted by: Erik Wallace on 05/11/10 at 8:43 AM

First and foremost, I hope you’ll extend my best to Leah and Jacob. Met those two most excellent young people when you took the podium for Designspeaks in December. Oliver James appears to be a fine specimen. And about Mr. Chimero? Only the best seats for you and for Leigh (I’ll assume she’ll want to sit with you, but I can arrange alternative seating upon her request). See you Thursday.

Posted by: Eric Hillerns on 05/11/10 at 9:19 AM

if you make it out to pickathon, definitely try to see megafaun. they got the goods!

Posted by: trnsnd on 05/11/10 at 12:45 PM

Your nephew is OJ

Posted by: Liz on 05/11/10 at 1:00 PM

Congrats! Give Mom, Dad, Grandma and Grandpa our best wishes for health and happy babiness. Ollie will be well loved and taken care of with the Draplins at the helm.

Best to you all!
The Campbells

Posted by: Eric Campbell on 05/11/10 at 2:16 PM

What a beautiful baby boy!!!!! Congrats to the family, especially “Papa Jim” and “Gramma Lauren”!! Thanks for sharing the pics. Sounds like it would of been a neat way to deliver!

Posted by: John & Laurie Springstead on 05/11/10 at 4:49 PM
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