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Draplin Design Co., North America



Aaron Draplin’s “Thanks MPLS” art show @ CO Exhibitions

October 23rd - November 19, 2010

Saturday, October 23, 2010
all ages / free admission
Live music from The Evening Rig (Hell yeah! -DDC)
Special Guests: Jim and Lauren Draplin, Leigh McKolay, Ryno Simonson, Jon Baugh (?!) and you.

Saturday, November 20, 2010
Thanksgiving dinner in conjunction with Gastro Non Grata
details to come later…

(612) 379-4151
1101 Stinson Blvd (corner of Broadway & Stinson in Northeast Minneapolis)
Regular gallery hours: weekdays & Saturdays, 12-6pm

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ABOUT THE SHOW: “Dear Minneapolis: In 1998, after five wild winters cutting my teeth out west, I made my way back to the Midwest to see if I could hack in the big leagues of Art School at MCAD. Things like those Replacements and the ever-inspiring Charles Spencer Anderson brought me to you. Sure, I got myself a hi-falutin’ graphic degree, but more importantly, I fell hard for yer design community and the mountain of great work always coming out of it. And I’ll be forever hooked on you. What you are looking at in this show is basically, “Pretty much everything since I split town.” So that’s what we’re calling it. Thanks, Minneapolis. You were the kick in the ass I needed.” - Aaron Draplin

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WHAT THE CO GALLERY HAD TO SAY: Aaron has been an influence on just about anybody calling themselves a graphic designer in the 21st century. If not through his clean and exceptionally well-conceived logos and graphics, then certainly through his outspoken stance on preservation of traditions, Americana, and blue collar work ethic. We will be covering the walls top to bottom with logos, posters, album covers, and just about every other creative image created by the renowned graphic designer during the last few years since his post-MCAD move from Minneapolis out West to his current homebase of Portland, Oregon. In Aaron’s own words, Thanks MPLS will also feature the following: “Meet the parents. Must-have DDC merch at cut rate prices. Door prizes. Vectors. Tall tales. Independence. Orange things. Ugly people. Refreshments. Lively conversation. Things to look at. Fun.”

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TRUTH BE TOLD: There will be tons of limited edition Draplin-designed merchandise available including a brand new screenprinted poster produced by Burlesque of North America and Permanent as well as custom-made CO exhibition Field Notes, A special CO/DRAPLIN “Autumnal Brew” made from our friends at Northern Brewer and served at the opening, and a personal “guided tour” of the exhibit narrated by Aaron.

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Draplin.com | Fieldnotesbrand.com

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NO GRAPHICS NEEDED: Minneapolis’ Downtown Journal did a little write-up on the gig. Scroll down some!

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01. Replacements - Let It Be
02. Cows -
Cunning Stunts
03. The Evening Rig -
Never Been’r
04. Jayhawks -
Hollywood Town Hall
05. Hammerhead -
Duh, the big city

There Are 3 Comments

Are you going to be there on the Grand Opening night or are Mom and Dad holding down the fort?

Posted by: Carl on 10/15/10 at 8:26 AM

I was very upset that I could not make it to MPLS from Duluth! Hope you had a good time in Minnesota though!

Posted by: Luoma on 10/17/10 at 8:42 PM

Sweet. Man, orange and black will never get old as long as DDC is at the helm. And white. You can’t forget about the white.

Posted by: Luke on 10/19/10 at 7:08 AM
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