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Draplin Design Co., North America
June 29, 2010
Seattle Mission
Posted at 02:32 PM


Took the train up to Seattle yesterday morning. Three good hours of unfettered concentration. No one messing with you, you know? Funny how that’s refreshing? An weird.

Plus, on a scenic level, the route up is way prettier than that from I-5. You hug rivers and go through forests and stuff. We dig.

We recommend popping for the “business class” seats. Little more room and you feel a little smarter than all those chumps in coach. Right? Maybe.

Getting some good punches in on many Coal and Union fronts up here. Web, advertising and product. Plus, much-needed face time with the specialists who make these companies possible. Boss amp, Foss!

I’m catching a southbound train in a couple hours here out of Seattle. Pretty pumped for 200 minutes of quality alone time. Just me, the window and Washington whipping by.

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JUST LIKE IT SAYS, READERS: A nice collection of “Dry Cleaning Tags.”

There’s a little dry cleaner joint on Sandy where 67th meets it. I take the quilts down there every couple months for a cleaning. It always feels oddly special, like, I’m splurging for something exquisite. But all it takes is for some suit to show up with his pile of work week oxfords, looking like he could die from boredom at any moment. Enjoy life, man. You are getting yer shit dry-cleaned. It’s a special process. Plus, you get those sweet tags.

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REALLY DIGGING THESE: Cool collages spotted on FFFFFFFFFFFFFound. You prob’ly saw them a month ago, right? I move a little slower. Hmmm. This one, too. Wow.

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SOME STERN WORDS FOR MR. RENNER: Just David Cox tears apart Renner’s Futura Bold “C.” He’s on to something, but man, I don’t mess with Futura Bold too much. That wasn’t an easy font to make. Go easy on the Renner.

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fn_county_fair_colors.gif STILL SO FIRED UP FOR THIS ONE: Field Notes COLORS: ‚€œCOUNTY FAIR‚€ 50 Editions! All fifty of those states! Blue, red and yellow ribbon action. Thick ink on durable materials. Buy the whole set. Buy a set from a state you haven’t been to, then, go there. Act now. These are going fast!

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SOMETHING JP SENT ME: Cross-browser kerning-pairs & ligatures. Good typography cuts in line at the “same ol’ same ol’ web standards” show. We’re backing that.

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Just wanted to clear something up. I love Futura Bold to death, but it is true happen to dislike the C. The purpose of the image wasn’t actually to tear it apart…it was actually supposed to be an inside joke for some designer friends who were around when Futura’s C came up during a drunken discussion. Calling Renner lazy was supposed to be so over the top that it had to be taken as a joke. I’m not sure that’s coming across though.

Posted by: Justin David Cox on 07/07/10 at 4:22 PM
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