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Draplin Design Co., North America
October 07, 2010
Fired Up For Mankato
Posted at 01:04 PM


TAKE OFF YER HAT, AND GIVE RESPECT: Take a walk through mid-century graphic design relics. Have respect for the masters, punk.

And if anyone comes across a copy of this, pay top dollar for it, and ship it to me. Then, feel good about it, knowing, one more hole is filled in the DDC master library. This could be you.

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GETTING FIRED UP FOR MANKATO: I’m heading to Mankato, Minnesota on Sunday. I’ll be doing a residency workshop for the Minnesota State University Mankato graphic design department on Monday and Tuesday with the following sessions: “Make A Logo In Four Hours” and “Aaron Draplin’s 14 Rules of Good Typography” and “Process, Process, Process.” We’re going deep, Mankato! You guys ready? I sure am.

Matt from Mankato State even makde up a Gary-inspired poster for the deal too! Love it. Thank you, Harlan!

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ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST: My buddy Neil Dacosta’s “Horse Wrangler” project. Incredible stuff. Makes me want to go outside, get dirty, and smell some horses. That sounds kinda weird.

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SIMPLICITY GOES A LONG WAY: The Noma Bar/IBA “Oucomes” Poster Campaign. Keep it simple, man. Funny how that is a tactic, and how lethal it is. And, how hard it is to do well. Bravo! (Sent in by Brian Maddox, and we thank him!)

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RIGHT HERE IN PORTLAND: A play, that involves our favorite font: Futura at Portland Center Stage. I’m pretty fired up about this one. Buchino is talking one big game about it, so I’m all ears. Mark those calendars, Portland!

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FROM STIFFLER IN THE WINDY CITY: How ink is made. Learn yerself something with this one.

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01. Van Halen - Van Halen
02. Yo La Tengo - And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out
03. Guided By Voices - Propeller
04. Will Oldham & Rian Murphy - All Most Heaven

There Are 6 Comments

That’s funny. Lefty Lexington once did a similar presentation to a high school commercial art class, but given the attention span of the students, it was more like “Make a Logo in Ten Minutes.”

Posted by: Nate on 10/07/10 at 2:39 PM

Woohoo! I’ll be there for sure, been following your blog and enjoying your work for years, it’s unreal to think that you’ll be in my town.

Posted by: Richard Roche on 10/07/10 at 5:23 PM


You know you want it, and unlike ebay its for a good cause.

Posted by: tmbrudy on 10/07/10 at 7:44 PM

Yusaku Kamekura. Here you go. I’m a little light on the $707.04 though…

Posted by: Andy on 10/07/10 at 9:54 PM
Posted by: Jaimie Muehlhausen on 10/08/10 at 2:04 PM

Got my copy of Kamekura for something like 40 US$ last year. Amazon was the best option.

Posted by: designers-books.com on 10/13/10 at 12:02 AM
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