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Draplin Design Co., North America
November 29, 2011
DDC SUPERPOST: Tonight, London!
Posted at 12:14 AM


TONIGHT, LONDON: DDC VS. LONDON! One night only! We made here in one piece and have a suckerpunch of a presentation readied for London’s creative set. Come one, come all!

Our first international installment of our traveling roadshow speaking gig fiasco speaking series. Sure, we have no business doing these things, but at last count, we’re up to like 17 or 18 of the things! Wow. Kinda blown away to type that. We’ll go anywhere, and COULD NOT PASS UP the chance to come to the United Kingdom to tell our half-ass story. Hope you Brits dig it!

There are a couple tickets left, so act now!

Tuesday, 29 November 2011, 7 PM sharp!
4th Floor Studios
255 - 259 Commercial Rd
E1 2BT London

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THICK INK ON DURABLE FIBERS: Right now, somewhere in London, the image you see above is being printed by the good people of Tuckshop London. Last minute service? Try “Last second”!!! Sure, we run a little hot and have been known to do shit at the last minute, and thank goodness, Keri Newman pulled off a poster printing source for us. Wow. Can’t wait to see them! Very limited edition, priced at “We Aren’t Taking Them Back On The Fucking Plane” prices. You need one. Orange and dark gray on bright white poster stock. Made right here in London. Designed on the plane over Northern Canada. Really. Skin of our teeth sort of thing.

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JETLAG UPDATE: I just looked at myself in the mirror, walking up to my room. Man, I look like 9 miles of bad road. Or would that be kilometers? Don’t care. Haggard as hell. I actually did pretty well with the jetlag this time around. I got here, fought off sleep and powered through all day, passing out to some BBC show about Australian Customs Officers busting dumb Americans and Asian nomads looking for work. #zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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TOMORROW NIGHT, MANCHESTER: Tomorrow night we do the same in Manchester! All the details are sorted out. Thank you, Gina! We’re coming up to Manchester to go for broke. Our second stop on our DDC U.K. tour. Real official! Be there!

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WHEN WE GO PLACES, WE THINK ABOUT BANDS FROM THERE: And we’ve been doing that the whole time we’ve been here. Here’s our list of stuff from the U.K. we dig. Sorry for the Ireland gray area stuff. The Irish stuff comes to mind, too.

MONSTERS OF BRITISH ROCK: Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, The Who, Cream, Nick Drake, Small Faces, Faces, Fleetwood Mac, Queen (for Leigh!), David Bowie, The Kinks, Yardbirds, Moody Blues, Donovan, Joe Cocker, Deep Purple. / PUNK’S NOT DEAD: Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Buzzcocks, Gang of Four, The Fall, Wire, Elvis Costello / WEIRD 80s STUFF: Duran Duran, Echo and the Bunnymen, Dream Syndicate, Culture Club, A-Ha, Bauhaus, Big Country, U2 (just lumping in Ireland for the hell of it), The Cure, Genesis, Spandau Ballet (youch!), Def Leppard / SHOEGAZING AND BEYOND: Swervedriver, Spiritualized, Spaceman 3, Bevis Frond, My Bloody Valentine (Irish?), (the first one grabbed hold of me), Mogwai, Stereolab, St. Etienne, Radiohead / LET THERE BE ROCK: Motörhead, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy (Ireland!), T-Rex / CATCHY SHIT FROM THE RADIO: Verve, Blur, Coldplay and a couple fuckin Oasis songs that you just can’t get out of yer head. / AND SERIOUSLY: Fuck Muse. And The Darkness. And ska of ANY fucking sort.

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THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU: Man, we’ve got a long list of folks to thank. So many good people. Here goes: Keri Newman, Dan, Brendan Dawes, Lou Cordwell, Gina Hewitt, Kate Towey, Rose from Tuckshop London, Delphine, Ian Sandsom, Jake Ivil, Keith Richards, Jimmy Paige, Pete Townsend, Kevin Shields, Nick Salomon, the weird frontman of Spiritualized, the good people of London and Manchester’s design community who blogged about the gig and the smiling Indian dude at the front desk of CityStay who carried my motherfucker of a suitcase up to room. And to Leigh, for helping me get out of Portland in one piece. Thank you, sweetie.

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OUR FINAL PITCH: Tonight, London! Be there!

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You gotta bring a couple back haha. I want this poster just for the AmericaBolt. nice Work dude.

Posted by: Tron Burgundy on 12/01/11 at 6:44 AM
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