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Draplin Design Co., North America
September 01, 2010
A New Month Overtakes Us
Posted at 02:57 PM


September? Yeah, September. Thanks, summer. Yer days are waning. Looking forward to the cooler temps. Still in Michigan chained to the desk, wrapping up the final couple bits and pieces of the Union and Coal websites. Cage matches. Couple more days of sun-up to sundown wildness, and we have to push off for the West. Feels sad to write that. Thankful as hell I got to spend as much time at the parental compound as I did this August. Lots of looking at a monitor, that’s for sure.

You strike when the iron is hot. No excuses.

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DOWN THE HATCH: Beer cans used to be something special. Not anymore though, but we all knew that. Here’s a nice reminder from Sinuhe Xavier that “beer cans used to be pretty damn incredible.” I mean, imagine a sixer of these bad bad boys. Shit used to look like this. Now, we’ve got this. Shameful at best.

I don’t really like beer. The occasional ice-cold Pacifico or Corona, maybe. And so much of that comes down to holding some shit-ass Bud LIght can in yer hand. Just makes me that much more disgusted to be swillin’ brew out of a swill can. Anyway, I’ll stop.

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HERE’S ANOTHER FROM THE SAME BUILDING VIN IS IN: JD Hooge was in Wisconsin and documented a visit to Unionville. Incredible stuff. Good eye, JD! I want a pole barn someday. Mark those words. And another thing, I’ll be doing a little of my own “documenting of Wisconsin” soon enough. We’re pushing off for that big West soon enough…

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A REALLY, REALLY NICE PIECE OF ART HERE: Portland’s very own Mark Warren-Jacques’ print titled, “In the summer, I’m dreaming of you.” This one comes with a lifetime of “good vibes.” Added value. Pick one up before they are gone!

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THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU: This one goes out to the Wiffle Ball! Packaging like it oughta be. It’s a Wiffle Ball, you know? Just leave it like it was. Done. Thank you.

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LITTLE_FIELD_NOTE_ICON.gif HIP TO BE SQUARE Those new Busy Beaver square buttons look pretty darn good. Can’t wait to see the Field Notes County Fair ones up close. Love this stuff. Thank you, Busy Beaver!

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There Are 3 Comments

LOVE the wiffle ball packaging. I have a softball and a regulation baseball on my bookshelf right now.

Posted by: Jon Johnson on 09/01/10 at 8:32 PM

those square buttons from busy beaver are so factory floor-fresh that they poke the shit out of me whenever i handle my “man-purse” on which the button is, um, buttoned.

Posted by: Noah on 09/02/10 at 8:17 PM

nice CASE capture!

i saw some old tractors at the oregon state fair last sunday…

case, etc.


Posted by: jason Locken on 09/03/10 at 10:07 AM
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