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Draplin Design Co., North America
July 09, 2010
Young Jerks Be Free Tonight
Posted at 11:28 AM


THIS ONE HAS IT ALL: Grace, timing, youth, style and guts. And some dumb little kid, with full drawers, we’d bet. Just a little good, clean fun to get Friday started.

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LITTLE_FIELD_NOTE_ICON.gif THIS STUFF JUST KEEP GETTING BETTER AND BETTER: Levis x Field Notes!!! Man. I don’t have the words in me to properly explain how proud we are of this one. I’ve had to keep my big trap shut for so long! It’s been painful as hell. The good Americans of ACL broke the news this week with a look inside the Levi’s Tailor Shop, and there they were, ready for action. And this whole time, my big Midwestern butt was encased in shrink-to-fit 501s. Brand loyalty, people, brand loyalty.

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WHO’S THIS GUY WORK FOR?: This link about a guy using his Panasonic GF1 in the Himalayas and banging it against rocks and sherpas and shit is pretty convincing. Nice layout, too. Thanks to all the good fuckers who sent some info in about camera stuff. I really appreciate it. Very, very helpful in my pixel quest. Especially Embry. Thanks, buddy.

As I was getting home last night, Welsh chimed in, “They are on sale at Samy’s.” Which, was crazy tempting. Damn.

One of my sticking points—exposing a facet of my insipid superficial side—is my hangup on the typography on the thing. Just bony-ass logo after bony-ass logo. I mean, really. Look at it. The “G” on the GF1 in the upper right hand corner of the body will be scraped off instantly. Pried off. Sandblasted. Smoked out. Something. And that gold L thing in the lower right corner. Gone as soon as I get it. Hey Panasonic: Learn something from Leica. Clean and timeless go a long way. A looooong way.

Way close to making the big purchase. I checked with my team of crackpot financial advisors and got the green light.

(I can’t remember who sent it to me, but I know this: 01. You are of the highest caliber human 02. I hope you live until 140.)

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NAKAMOTO GOT ME A TICKET, SO I GUESS I’M GOING: Wow! Matador’s 21st Anniversary Vegas bash. At the Palms, man. The week prior, Hoobastank is playing, and the week after it, Tommy Lee’s Dude Brigade. But the weekend we’re going to, well, that’s the indie rock shit we grew up on. Hell yes. Dave even got the VIP tickets, whatever that means. Blues Explosion!

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ATTENTION BOSS FANS: Check out this Thunder Road-inspired poster titled “Springstreets” from the ramrods of Young Jerks. You need one of these. Tell ‘em: “Draplin senthca.”

Way awesome. Got an idea? Make it. Sell a bunch. Live life. Easy, right? Hell yeah. Still love that name. Young Jerks Hey bus driver, keep the change!

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FINALLY GOT AROUND TO UPDATING THE DAMN THING: The goddamned thing we’re talking about is our ever-growing DDC Merch “Proud Customer” Gallery. Cute little buggers, pro shredders, art directors and tons of other ruffians surviving the world in much-needed DDC Merch. You need some of this stuff. Get in there and get wild with it. Find something to make summer shine that much more! Something for everyone.

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SCENES FROM THE BIG WEST: Neil Dacosta shoots some horse wranglers. More good stuff out of Neir. Thanks, man. Keep it up!

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ORDERS STILL FLYING IN: Holy shit. Thanks to all you animals who bought a “DDC Pocket Torso Cover” this week! It was a wild week and we’re feeling wild as hell. The next five orders over 20 bucks get a free “mystery gift.” Gamble on us. Get ‘em in! Start here: The Draplin Design Design Co. Dry Goods Merch Dept.

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01. Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak
02. Teenage Fanclub - Bandwagonesque
03. Shellac - At Action Park
04. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - Pig Lib
05. Bruce Springsteen - Greetings From Asbury Park
06. Bruce Springsteen - The Rising
07. Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run

There Are 2 Comments

“Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak.” F**king yes!

Posted by: Greg Meehan on 07/09/10 at 2:29 PM

Yeah, I’m still wearing Levis too, but I gotta tell you, I lost all respect for them when they shipped their production to an Asian sweatshop.
This smells like a desperate, last-ditch effort to try to regain a bit of the credibility they lost when they threw away their heritage and sold their souls to make a few more dollars.

Posted by: Eric on 07/09/10 at 11:20 PM
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