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Draplin Design Co., North America
May 24, 2012
Tonight, Louisville!
Posted at 11:19 AM


TONIGHT’S THE NIGHT, LOUISVILLE: We’ve come all this way for you! We’re here, we’re heavily Gold-Bonded and ready to deliver our multimedia presentation to each and every one of you! This one all started a couple months back with a missive from Matt Dobson of the LGDA. I accepted the challenge to come to Louisville the minute it landed on my face. I love Kentucky! How could I pass it up?

So the word is shit’s sold out tonight, and that’s awesome as hell, and weird and nerve-wracking! Sold out? Louisville? Yeah, Louisville! So, hell, THANK YOU to everyone who grabbed a ticket, and my apologies to any souls who tried and didn’t snag one. Hell, I’m gonna go out on a limb and say this: Just come to the show. Maybe we can swing something? This might get me in some hot water, but, I want EVERYONE who was interested to get in, and hell, let’s get creative later on. Show up!

Here’s the details, you goddamn Kentuckians:

The LGDA presents:
“Tall Tales From A Large Man” with the Draplin Design Co.

Interactive Media Lab
222 S 1st St #104
Louisville, KY 40202

Thursday, May 24, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (Kentucky Blue Grass Time Zone)

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OUR FINAL PITCH: Kentucky, we’re speaking directly to you. This is our shot, Louisville. And we’re gonna take it. I love this city, having toured around it many times over the years. Shotgun houses, horse lore, bourbon burps and a high propensity for beardyness has always had me wondering! And tonight, we aim to tell you our stupid, little story. And we hope you’ll be there. Orange things. Kentucky posters. Overflowing DDC merch table. Tall tales. Laughs. Truth. White lies. Beards. Fine assortment of Field Notes products, Smart people. Maybe a couple of dumb ones? Talk of bands. Talk of travel. Proof of existence. Family vibes. Big ideas. Little ideas. Small parts. Unbridled spirit.

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OUR DDC MERCH TABLE WILL BE OVERFLOWETH: Don’t discount these words. We’re showing up with a colorful array of must-have DDC survival items, trinkets, treasures and trash. Shit you need. You’ll see. Bring cash. Or card. We’ve got that Square thingie, and will be putting it to the test tonight!

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WE MADE A POSTER FOR YOU, KENTUCKY!: And tonight, we’ll be offering them up at “Kentucky-Only” prices to all brave customers. You need one of these. Inspired by a lifetime of Kentucky wondering, Dale Dixon’s family lineage, horse thoughts and Kentucky blue grass that isn’t blue, but is blue in our mind, we bring you a whopping poster filled with EVERYTHING we love about Kentucky.

We offer you the details:

01. Big! This one weighs in at 30” wide by 16” tall! Wow.
02. Printed on thick, thick uncoated white stock. Rolls up nicely.
03. Four colors, inspired by Kentucky blue grass, which isn’t blue. Huh?
04. Printed by the lifesavers of the The Half and Half down in Columbia, SC. THANKS!!!
05. Gigantically limited edition! Snag one tonight, before they are gone!
06. Good for the wall of that shotgun house living room, Appalachia lean-to, South Louisville brick mansion, My Morning Jacket recording studio, dorm room, Bardstown road halfway house or basement of yer parent’s house, where you haven’t got the gumption to leave. This poster is good for all these options.
07. Entertaining, educational and filled to the hilt with wild Kentuckyism.
08. You need one of these.


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WE SAW THE HARD COPY LAST NIGHT AND TEARED UP A BIT: Buchino interview us for Louisville’s The Paper. Awesome little rag. Believe in it!

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SPECIAL BOURBON-SOAKED THANK YOU TO: LGDA, Matt Dobson, Jaclyn, Elizabeth, Interactive Media Labs, Brunck Print Serivces, the Silver Dollar, Buchino, Hoss, Dale Dixon, the Dixon Clan of Olive Hill, Embry Rucker I, Embry Rucker II, Embry Rucker III, Embry Rucker IV, Slint, June of 44, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Cassius Clay, Bardstown this and that, Louisville slugger bats and the ghosts of horses long gone.

There Are 8 Comments

Thanks so much for coming to Louisville! Really enjoyed meeting you and hearing your tall tales.

Posted by: David Sharpe on 05/24/12 at 6:48 PM

Is there any way to order one of those posters to be shipped? I’m missing Kentucky up here in Maine and would really like to adorn the walls with one.

Posted by: Julia Walker Thomas on 05/25/12 at 8:00 AM

I want one of those posters but couldn’t make it to Louisville last night :( Any left overs you could sell + ship?

Posted by: Ben on 05/25/12 at 8:02 AM

just heard about this (the day after). any chance there are more of those posters for sale?? email me if so.. i’m really interested!

Posted by: PJWB on 05/25/12 at 8:31 AM

KY poster: Want.

Posted by: Derek on 05/25/12 at 10:38 AM

How can I get one of these posters?

Posted by: Kate on 05/25/12 at 11:22 AM

fuck yes! i have been waiting for montana, kentucky and or utah nows my,s chance. signedsealeddelivered

Posted by: Caleb Flowers on 05/25/12 at 3:08 PM

Is the “Embry I,II,III,IV” on your poster in reference to Embry Rucker family?

Posted by: Andrew Hyslop on 06/11/12 at 7:14 AM
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