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Draplin Design Co., North America
June 09, 2010
Union Binding Co. Cage Match
Posted at 07:35 PM


UNION’S TOP REPRESENTATIVE IS HERE: Marty’s in from Italy, and the shit’s hitting the fan. We’re hard at work putting graphics on to bindings. Last week, I made a catalog for Coal Headwear. This week, I’m making bindings. Big annual projects. From frying pan to toaster oven. Something like that.

Pedal to the metal. No rest for the wicked. We’ll sleep when we’re dead. I could go on forever. Wait, I want to live forever. Or at least until I’m 86. Don’t know what I’m talking about.

If you see a guy walking around the building with a confused look on his face, speak some I-Talian to him, and you might get worked over, “mafia style.” Or don’t.

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WHAT YER SEEING ABOVE: That’s the cover from our latest Union catalog. Click here to flip through the whole damn book. Wow. A wild Japanese link! That’s something we made last October. Our yearly catalog. Already revving up the engines on the next one. (Thanks Johan, you big pile of Skykomish.)

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THIS ONE’S OFFICIAL: Modern Dog’s got their paws in a new book project called Inside The World of Board Graphics. The DDC is proud to announce “some contributing” to the project! Real excited for this one. I’ve been watching that Modern Dog since I can remember. They’ve always been that “making cool stuff for cool people” kind of shop, and I’ve always looked up to that. Now I want to meet those hounds!

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MAN, NO ONE TELLS ME NOTHING: How could I have missed this? Cry for me, readership. Specifically, Joseph Hughes on that Ohio Northcoast. Whip up some big ol’ tears for me man, cuz I completely missed Gizmodo’s fuckin’ commanding “Lego Minifig Timeline.”

Incredible. For the record: I was right there for those first red, yellow and white space minifigs when they hit the scene, and tear up thinking about how cool they were when I was six or whatever, and just hwo blown away I was by those space sets. Thanks, Mom. Thanks, Dad. It was great having you guys out here. Missing you guys real bad, already.

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01. Centro-Matic - The Static Vs. The Strings
02. Sugar - Copper Blue
03. Bad Brains - Quickness
04. Archers of Loaf - All The Nation’s Airports

There Are 9 Comments

Uh, that’s a wild Korean link, you Gwailo. Nice cover graphic, I like that it comes already broken-in. Love ya anyway.

Posted by: PJ Chmiel on 06/09/10 at 9:02 PM

Great looking catalog!

Posted by: Alvin on 06/10/10 at 6:23 AM

That Union catalog looks awesome. Beautiful work man. Fuck yea Rockwell.

Posted by: Chris A. on 06/10/10 at 7:46 AM

Goddamn, Sam: that Union catalog is sexy. That’s a ton of work you put in, and it shows. Nicely done!

Posted by: jrmy on 06/10/10 at 8:47 AM

dannnnng, that union catalog looks tight! kudos to you and your team draplin!

Posted by: orville esoy on 06/10/10 at 9:09 AM

Beautiful catalog man.

Posted by: Jason Piemeisl on 06/10/10 at 10:54 AM

Awesome, man. Gonna spend my evening gazing at those Union Catalogs. Page by page. Gonna be a late night. Great work!

Posted by: Greg Meehan on 06/10/10 at 11:15 AM

Gaaahh…the Union catalogs get better with each year. Well done.

Posted by: Clay on 06/10/10 at 5:29 PM

Best looking artbook (uh, product catalog) I’ve seen in years. Hell yeah.

Posted by: Aaron Carlsson on 06/23/10 at 7:40 PM
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