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Draplin Design Co., North America
April 07, 2011
Tonight, Austin!
Posted at 12:24 PM


TEXAS, TONIGHT IT COMES TO A HEAD: The Creative Workers Union presents “DDC vs. Austin: Tall Tales From A Large Man!”

Held at LewisCarnegie, things get going at 7:30 in the PM. Sharp, Austin. We’ve been told you have a penchant for rolling in a little late. We’ve prepared for this but are here to tell you: We mean business. Get there.

Here’s the official details, from the CWU site:

DDC vs. Austin: Tall Tales From A Large Man
April 7, 7:30 PM
Lecture - $10
1312 E. Cesar Chavez
Austin, Texas 78702

You need to come to this. A fun night. Going for broke. Orange things. Big and small ideas. Tall tales. Independence. Survival. Doing whatever the hell it takes to make it in the cutthroat world of graphic design. Proof. Stocked DDC merch table. Beer. Loose talk. Chatter. Dale Allen Dixon. Daleface. Hell, even Evan Rose is flying in. So gross. Cool Austin night air. Multimedia. Things you need. Things to look at. People to wonder about. All this, and much more, tonight! One night only.

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THERE MIGHT BE A BUZZ AROUND TOWN: Hell, we even made it on The Austinist! Gettin’ the word out. Thank you. One thing’s for sure: There’s a buzz in Dale’s head. He’s been really hitting the sauce ever since we got off the plane. I worked late last night and he was all splayed out on the pull out couch in the room, sawing logs. That man groans a lot in the wee hours. Weird ways.

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POSTERS AND EVERYTHING, TEXAS: The CWU guys made an awesome poster of my big medicine ball head, and we made up a little something for the big night too. See below, as proof. These will be on sale at the event. 24x24! 3-color! Thick French Paper! Screened up right here in Austin by the badasses at Industry Print Shop!

I saw the first couple colors last night, and man, these things are going to rip. Very excited. As big as Texas, itself. You need one of these! Must have item for house, home, ranch, prison cell, dorm room, lean-to, mud shack, van down by the Colorado River, etc.


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EIGHT HOURS OUT: The truth hurts, but here it is: And we wouldn’t be down here if it wasn’t for our incredible sponsors. So thankful for them stepping up to the plate and rolling the dice on the DDC! We will not disappoint!

Creative Workers Union | LewisCarnegie
Foxtrot Alpha Bravo | Industry Print Shop | Pentagram
Public School | Live Oaks Brewing

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DON’T FORGET ABOUT TOMORROW NIGHT: “Print+Addiction presents: PRINT+addiction Presents: Aaron FUCKIN Draplin”

Eight screens / eight inks / eight slams! Make a t-shirt! Bring yer own and throw it down and have some ink applied. Pick from predetermined colors. Mix and match. Get wild. We whipped up a number of Texas-inspired designs, and will be mixing those with some classic DDC designs.

Come one, come all! We met Bart and the crew last night and it’s an awesome shop on an awesome street and shit’s going to go down! Tomorrow night!

There Are 3 Comments

I’m a new fan, moving to Portland tonight. The chat sounds exciting, will you have one in pdx? Kill it!

Posted by: Shannon on 04/07/11 at 7:39 PM

Well its a great one… i love this article

Posted by: Lawyers on 04/10/11 at 11:57 PM

When does that bad ass Texas poster go on sale on your website?

Posted by: John Mata on 04/13/11 at 7:05 AM
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