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Draplin Design Co., North America
November 08, 2010
Make Believe
Posted at 10:25 AM




Minneapolis’ Jim Marson comes in hot with these incredible DDC sign studies up above. Man. I don’t know where to start, so you know, I’m just gonna keep my trap shut, and take in just how FUCKING GREAT they are, and, the place they take me too. I’ve pulled into late night gas stations/convenience stores/diners like that a million times. In the middle of Nevada or Utah or wherever in The Big West. The blackest nights you’ve ever seen, and then, a little beacon of light in the distance. Kinda haunting. See, there I go? Lips flapping.

Jim does environmental and architectural design for Black Design in Minneapolis. He’s also a fellow MCAD guy. He rips the shit out of the open road on mean motorcycles. I met him at my art show in Minneapolis with his buddy Scott Thares of Wink. We prob’ly already went over this on this blog, but like I care. Good people, all around.

Anyway, those studies are the best thing I’ve see “all fall long.” Hands down.

Shhh. Okay, I’ll stop. Thank you, Jim!

There Are 7 Comments

Awesome. You need those.

Posted by: Hillerns on 11/08/10 at 2:39 PM

wow! Is that a 3D render or killer Photoshoping? Either way, im impressed

Posted by: Andrew Klein on 11/08/10 at 5:59 PM

MIND BLOWING. Wow. I think I’d drive all the way from Baltimore to get a cup of coffee there.

Posted by: Justin Sirois on 11/09/10 at 5:44 AM

are they renders? they look hella real!

Posted by: jimbo on 11/09/10 at 10:43 AM

Aaron, whatever happened to that neon sign stuff you bought? Is it proudly continuing to glow at DDC headquarters?

Posted by: themark on 11/09/10 at 4:29 PM

This kicks ass with big balls of steel.

Posted by: Mick Sleeper on 11/10/10 at 10:15 AM

Dude, this work is BAD ASS! So sweet!

Posted by: Don Guss on 11/11/10 at 10:17 PM
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