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Draplin Design Co., North America
March 06, 2012
Tonight, Minneapolis!!!
Posted at 08:18 AM


TONIGHT, MINNEAPOLIS: We’re speaking at the Walker Art Center! Like, in nine hours! Here’s proof: “Insights: Aaron Draplin, Draplin Design Company, Portland, Oregon”

Sweetheart Leigh and I flew in yesterday evening. I came up from Savannah. She zipped over from Portland. We met on the tarmac, sucking in jet fuel fumes. Real romantic. No idea what I’m talking about. Within an hour, we were downtown at an undisclosed flophouse for the night. Having a nice time, down here in the shadow of those Minneapolis skyline skyscrapers.

Tonight is going to be awesome. So nervous. I mean, it’s the Walker. THE WALKER. That is wild. Word is, we sold the night out! Typing that shit blows my mind. Yikes. No pressure, no pressure. ALL ARE INVITED!

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OUR FINAL PITCH: Our little story, for all of Minneapolis’ finest creatives. All the warts and moles. Tall tales. Bonafide proof. They’re even letting Ryno in. A violently-stocked merch table. Big posters. Art speak words we don’t understand. Beautiful people. A couple ugly ones. Orange things. General conversation. Independence. Thick lines. Futura Bold. Wiener dogs. Challenges. Our stupid, little history. Multi-media antics. Truth. People with “son” in their last name. One guy’s attempt to make it in the cutthroat world of contemporary graphic design. Logos. Sweet accents. Things we invented. A wild array of Field Notes products. Loose chatter. Frostbitten mouse fingers. See you there!

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THEY MADE A POSTER FOR THE EVENT: And that’s what’s up above. And it’s big and pink! Wow. Watch it get printed here! So proud to be on there with all those heavy hitters. Honored.

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WE’RE SELLING A POSTER, TOO: Aaron Draplin Minnesota: Hunting Season Edition! You need one of these!

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WE’VE BEEN ADDING STUFF TO THEIR BLOG: The Walker’s been on my case, and I’ve been pushing back with entries for their blog.

They came after me with a list of questions, and I came right back at ‘em with answers: Insights 2012: Questions for Aaron Draplin

A couple days ago, I riffed on the lore of the Replacements: Insights 2012: Aaron Draplin on the Replacements

This weekend, I listed all the Minneapolis stuff I love: Insights 2012: Aaron Draplin‚€™s ‚€œ100 Things I Love About Minneapolis‚€

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THE SHOW MUST GO ON. AND IT WILL: Tomorrow night, Denver! Seriously! I’ll be coming of a hot night at the Walker Art Center, with a fistful of Rocky Mountain air to the face. Could be a good mix.

Here’s all the nasty details: DDC vs. Denver! One night only, Colorado!

And imagine that, we made a poster for the big night! That’s the beast up above. Four colors on French Butchertone “Extra Blue.” Way limited run. The right price. Everything we love about Colorado. Selling them at the show, at cut-rate “Denver Only” prices. You need one of these. We always say that. Going fast. Larry’s even on there. So is Gary Aleshire. My Denver buddies.

Okay, I’ve got some business to attend to here in Minneapolis today. And then tomorrow night in Denver. Count on it!

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Drive north for 9 hours to Winnipeg and ill buy you lunch.

Posted by: craig m on 03/06/12 at 12:26 PM
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