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Draplin Design Co., North America


TONIGHT, WASHINGTON STATE: We’re bringing our traveling roadshow to Seattle! The good people of Designspeaks presents, “DDC vs. Seattle: Tall Tales From A Large Man.” Another one of our speaking fiascos, where we get up in front of Seattle’S kick-ass creatives and let it all fly. Our little story, for the whole world to hear. Or hell, just for Styk and Fank WHO BETTER BE in the FRONT ROW.

Here are the official details :

Thursday, October 20, 2011
7:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)
Gibson Showroom Seattle
87 Wall Street, Floor One
Seattle, WA 98121


WE HEAD NORTH BEARING DRY GOODS: We made a poster for our big talk tonight. We’re calling this one “Way Washington” and man, we did our damnedest to fill up that big state with “everything we love” about Washington State. And we cast the net wide, to include design heroes, rock bands, company logos, obscure regional logos, mountain ranges and whatever else. Stuff we dig. Stuff we dug up. These bad boys were printed up by our buddies at Burlesque North America back in Minneapolis. So happy to write that one. Ben and Jodi saved our butt for the third or fourth time, this year alone. Thank you, Stinson Blvd!

- 18” x 24” in dimension. An agreeable size.
- The poster had four colors of thick-ass ink on “Starch Rain” French Speckletone.
- “Puget Sound Depths Dark Blue,” “Evergreen Dark Green,” “Green River Light Green” and “Brad Scheuffele Rainy Day Blue” are how those colors stack up. Deal with it.
- Going fast, Seattle. You need one of these. Whatever we don’t hawk in the Emerald City, will be up on the DDC site for sale. That is, if there are any left over?! You never know. Act now!

And of course, we’ll have a full assortment of Field Notes products and DDC merch pens, pencils, trinkets, posters and torso covers. Stuff you need at “Washington Only” prices. One night only. Mark those words.


ZOOM IN A BIT ON THAT SHIT: Then go get an old Sonics record and blast that shit. That’s what we’re talking about here.

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WE KNOW WE ARE A GAMBLE: Good people are putting their names on the line bringing us up there. Reputable folks like Eric Hillerns and the Designspeaks enterprise. And 52 LTD. And Gibson! (I’ve got a 1998 SG that still rips!) And Amtrak for carting us up there. And Ace Hotel for lavish accommodations. That’s some pretty serious joints. Thank you, so much.

And then there’s Lloyd Winter and Duane King and everyone who Tweeted about the Spit Swap and all the people who bought a ticket ahead of time (gamblers!) and you, the reader of these words. Thank you, all of you!

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LAST NIGHT WAS AWESOME: Don Clark of Invisible Creature laid waste on Portland, with tales about growing up in Bend, being a part of the Foo Fighter family, scary heavy metal faces and dog-shaped squirt guns. These, and many other subjects covered. A good time was had by all. Even the guy who got all shitfaced and wouldn’t keep his yap shut. The place was jam-packed! Standing room only as those bastards snaked all the good seats! Everybody who was anybody was there. Vin! J.D.! Fort Port! Buchino! Kate! Always With Honor! Martie Flores! Lloyd Winter! Duane King! Serious names. If you missed it, consider yerself on the DDC shitlist!

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OUR FINAL PITCH: Our Dad is opening up the show! Give in to his charm. He warmed up the crown in Detroit last summer, to rave reviews. Same deal for Seattle. We know you guys are pretty tough, and my old man will be making you soft, and then his kid son is going to go in for the kill. Tall tales from large men! Be there!

Someone call Tad, too!

There Are 4 Comments

Sooo awesome you put Stamnes on that Washington poster. You are solid Draplin.


Posted by: Keeney on 10/20/11 at 8:46 AM

Man I wish I would have known about this earlier. I would have been there for sure. If any WA posters survive and make it back to P-town, put me down for one. I want to frame that gem and put it on my wall. Nice work!

Posted by: Gary Winberg on 10/20/11 at 6:44 PM

Great to hear you speak last night - as always. Thanks for coming back to Seattle. Loved the Hughes story.

Posted by: Tony Teske on 10/21/11 at 6:15 AM

Love the Trevor.

Posted by: tyler on 10/21/11 at 12:55 PM
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