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Draplin Design Co., North America
July 07, 2010
Seafaring Linkage
Posted at 12:50 PM


Big ships on the mind. Sea vessels. I’m doing a patch for Coal that is inspired by seafaring shit, so, you know, we’re feeling kinda windswept and salty.

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WHAT YER SEEING ABOVE: An incredible Mayflower boat spotted by the good people of Art Is Commerce, from their Flickr set. Blown away by that one. Good, thick lines to live by. Learn something from that one, man!

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IF I EVER GET A BOAT, I CAN’T WAIT TO PAINT A NAME ON IT: Here’s a place to start thinking up my boat name. The “Unique Boat Names” Flickr pool. Splash around in there some, you scallywags. There’s gotta be a better link to boat type. C’mon you rats, cough it up.

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A COUPLE YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS: Shan Thompson of Denver, Colorado send in a couple snapshots of some old Johnson outboard motors:

01. Johnson outboard motor No. 01
02. Johnson outboard motor No. 02

So good. I don’t even want to know what the contemporary ones look like, so, I’m just gonna go back to making graphics, and forget about it. Thanks, Shan!

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KING OF THE BREEDS, AND THE HIGH SEAS: You just never know what yer gonna see next. Here’s a scuba-diving dachshund. What a world. Gary never really took to the bathtub, so, we’ll rule this one out. (Thank you, Mick!)

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WE JUST MIGHT SHIP THESE “BY SEA”: Tempt us. Those DDC Pocket Torso Covers are flying off the shelves! Thank you to everyone who grabbed one on Friday, and over the weekend, and yesterday, and this morning…and…hell…just a couple minutes ago.

We packaged up a shit ton of the things the last couple days and well, here’s some proof of the transaction: Dale, just a couple minutes ago, just as he was heading over to the post office.

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NETFLIX SAVED US AGAIN: Well, at least me. Leigh wasn’t feeling it. Watched Dragonslayer the last couple nights. Took me back to a time when I was young and wide-eyed, glued to HBO.

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01. Breeders - Pod
02. Van Halen - Women and Children First
03. Howlin’ Wolf - His Best
04. Jay Farrar - Terroir Blues

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Hey Draplin! Thanks for the plug!

By the way, that logo was the official corp identity for Marine Midland Bank, now HSBC!

Posted by: Noah on 07/08/10 at 7:15 AM
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