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Draplin Design Co., North America


PORTLAND, OREGON: Come to the Renegade Craft Fair tomorrow! Leigh and I will be strategically setting up 100 square feet of THINGS YOU NEED. You can find is in "Booth 130", complete with a tent, signage and square deals. 11am-6pm. Spirited offering of items. Full range of Field Notes. Colorful posters. Orange things. Torso covers. Weird plastic stuff. Pens. Pencils. Stickers. Rad stuff. We're there both Saturday and Sunday and pledge to be the "nicest booth on the grounds." Come test that claim. You'll have the pants charmed right off you by Leigh. See you tomorrow, Portland!


STILL HAVEN'T SEEN ONE ON THE NEWSSTANDS: Like, in the wild. Not just yet. But love seeing the shots people are taking with them. Check out that face. Trick material! Hell yeah, Nick!


CAN'T REMEMBER SEEING THIS ONE: Holy shit, is that good. Thank you, Mr. Wyman.

July 21, 2015
Our Favorite Logo Designers
Posted at 09:43 PM



01. Saul Bass. 0
2. Lance Wyman
03. Paul Rand
04. Burton Kramer
05. Tom Geismar

July 20, 2015
Cool With Green
Posted at 07:06 PM


JOLLY GREEN GIANT: Peas, leaves, broccoli...balls...we're cool with green.

July 19, 2015
Cool, Little Tree
Posted at 05:06 PM


JUST A COOL, LITTLE TREE: A quick vector we made, messing around on something I can't discuss.


MAYBE THERE'S A LATE FLIGHT: I could hop on, to catch Bon Iver's closing set? Ugh.


TOO FAR AWAY: And couldn't go. Bummed. Wanted to see that shit go down!

July 16, 2015
So We Rebuilt It
Posted at 09:36 AM




CAN'T REMEMBER WHO SENT IT IN TO ME: But damn, thanks! Pacific Bicentennial Route logo!!!

July 14, 2015
Blown Away By Pluto
Posted at 10:06 AM


8 BILLIONS MILES AWAY: Think about for a second. Holy shit. Pluto, I always believed in you.

Just 25 were left over...

Inspection process. (Photo by Leigh McKolay!)

Product Description:

A couple months back, I reached out to The Cat Ranch to make a poster for Marc's upcoming Portland shows. Now, I had a little wind behind me, as Coop had vouched for me just before this, which I'm betting got Marc's attention. I've been a fan of Coop since 1995! So Marc hits me up on Twitter, we exchange our contacts and we have a couple chats. I get the gig, make the poster and he picks the first thing I show him! Done.

Leigh and I are big Maron fans. We listen each week. Hell, we've listened to his shit for ENTIRE roadtrips across this fine nation, to the point where you start to think in his voice and shit. Weird stuff. I've cried my eyes out, listening to him talk about his relationship with his dad, thinking about my lucky relationship with my dad. Heavy stuff. Connected to this voice in my Volvo, winding through a canyon in Arizona. Had a moment there with the guy.

Following Marc's Twitter action...both the promotion and troll battles, I noticed how he'd talk directly to fans and people going to his shows. And I went for it. And it the planets aligned and I got the gig! And that's what you are seeing up above.

Marc was here over the weekend doing his shows. Had him by the shop to sign the posters! Did some chatting too. It was an absolute honor to hang with him a bit, see his comedy show, meet Dean Delray, meet Marc's gal Sarah Cain and have him by the shop for a visit. So, so cool. Thanks for all of it, buddy.

WARNING: And hey, this is a first come/first serve sort of thing, so when these things go up, they go up. First 25 orders that come in get these goddamn things. These are the leftovers, signed by Marc himself, right here in the shop. Check me out, lording over the process, so fuckin' excited to have the guy on the DDC factory floor.

Product Details:
01. Printed on thick, durable, French Pop-Tone "Sno Cone" 100# cover stock.
02. Two colors! Inspired by the The Garage!
03. 18" x 24" in dimension.
04. Proudly printed by the ink champions over at Seizure Palace!
05. What-The-Fuckers, get in a little closer: POWWWWW!!!
06. Lock the gates!
07. Dedicated to the our very favorite comedian and podcaster, Marc Maron.
08. Free Dean Delray face on there too, for ROCK SPIRIT!
09. Hand-numbered, using our patented freehand technique.
10. Insanely limited edition! They sold out at the shows, and we have 25 signed extras!
11. Free 3" x 20" burly kraft poster tube with each order! Reusable.
12. Two free white plastic end puck thingies.
Ordering Details:

July 12, 2015
Junking At The Antique Expo
Posted at 11:37 AM




HAD A GREAT TIME TODAY JUNKING: At the Portland Antique Expo! Leigh and I met Jess and we slayed the thing. Even saw Mark Phillips' booth for a bit, which was totally awesome.

July 11, 2015
Maron Visits The DDC
Posted at 11:37 AM


I'm dying to call this post "Aaron Meets Maron" but I'll refrain. Marc came by the shop today to sign posters and get a little tour of the joint. Great to have you here, man. Surreal, really. Usually it's his voice filling up the space from the podcast. Today, it was the man himself.

July 10, 2015
Marc Maron Night!
Posted at 10:07 PM

Maronation Tour backstage access!

Dean Delray filled that 15 minutes FULL of laffs. Hell yeah, man.

Marc on a stool. Great shit, man.

July 09, 2015
Thank You, John Hammer
Posted at 03:34 PM


CHECK OUT WHAT SHOWED UP: From John Hammer down in Tulsa! Dad! Holy shit, man, totally teared up unwrapping this one. Love it, man. Thank you. I'll keep it forever!


Disc and inside spread.

REAL PROUD OF THIS: We got to design the new record for our buddies in the Mission Spotlight! Looking good, fellas! Get a copy here!


THIS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY HERE IN PORTLAND: That Marc Maron will be performing at the Aladdin Theater and Revolution Hall here! Both shows are SOLD OUT. Leigh and I have tickets. Big laffs. Special guest Dean Delray, who comes highly recommended by one of very favorite drummers, the incomparable Patrick Keeler.

I got to make the poster for the shows! And I owe that one to Coop! Fuckin' Coop, man! That Coop! The Coop I've been nerding out over since, what, '94 or '95? He vouched for me on Twitter, Maron took notice, we DM'd, my papers checked out and I got the gig. Very, very proud to roll up my sleeves for my favorite podcast. Big fan, here. Fired up.

Alright, back to making pages, people. See you at the shows!


HOT OFF THE PRESS: From Seizure Palace! Gotta sign that shit up. Yes!

July 05, 2015
Still Proud Of America
Posted at 02:23 PM


MAN, REALLY?: Some of the comment I've been reading out in the world. Fuckin' trolls. Shameful. People making argument against the marriage equality thing? No one must be reading what they write. If they did, maybe they'd see how small they sound. The world's changing. What side of history do you want to be on? I'm voting for HUMAN RIGHTS. Done.


AMERICA: Movin' on up!


FIRED UP FOR THIS: We made a poster for our favorite podcastin' What The Fucker. So fun.


CLAMP THIS, SNACK ENTHUSIASTS: Coming soon! Er, clamping soon!

July 01, 2015
Thick Lines, Alright
Posted at 02:22 PM


TOO BUSY TO POST: We got new lines in the basement. Big fuckin' new, eh?


JUST GET ONE, ALREADY: Get up on a COAL x DDC x USA Kit, and get right with the USA! Go!

June 29, 2015
A Good, Long Life
Posted at 03:12 PM


DAMN, THAT THING IS THRASHED: Derek "White Bear Lake" Schille can put a hurt on a hat. Lifetime supply, bud. Done.

June 28, 2015
Radio Free Traverse City!!!
Posted at 11:59 PM




LISTEN IN, AS I TALK WAY TOO MUCH: Got to be on the WNMC's Weekend Underground with Michael Lloyd. Listened to that stuff as a kid! As soon as I lock down the link, I'll post it. A bunch of peckerhead buddies from high school tagged along: Bry, Derek, Campbell, Jason Thompson, Miner, Chad Smith and Nate Grizzzzzzwall'd. Cool night! Thanks, Michael! I'll be back.


THERE IT IS: And in my hometown. Didn't snag it. Big price, but damn, such a clean copy.

June 26, 2015
Spaceball Richochet
Posted at 06:37 PM


LISTENING TO "GLAM" JAMS: Lot of T.Rex today.

June 25, 2015
Summer Purchase
Posted at 12:33 PM


THUNDERBROOM: In the depths of my "not doing anything social all week long" slump, I bought a new bass guitar. I've had a big year. So I bought a Gibson "Non-Reverse" Thunderbird bass guitar like Mike Watt played that one time Ryno and I saw him in Minneapolis. Fuck it. Why not? Might die in my sleep tonight.