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Draplin Design Co., North America
March 26, 2015
Today, Springfield!
Posted at 06:30 PM

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TODAY'S THE DAY, SPRINGFIELD: Two workshops, and our "Tall Tales From A Large Man" talk tonight! Click here for the details! Be there, Southwestern Missouri!


March 25, 2015
Heading Down To Springfield
Posted at 05:16 AM

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EXCITED TO GO: I've never been to Springfield, Missouri. This Thursday, we'll be telling our whole story to the good people of the design community tomorrow night! Want proof? Click this link. Told you.


March 24, 2015
We're Up In The Cloud!
Posted at 06:16 PM

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COLLABORATE WITH US: Got something cool going for Adobe’s HOW Design Conference giveaway. First I need you to help collect icons and elements in the real world, send them to me through Adobe Creative Cloud, and I’ll design a screen printed poster that Mama's Sauce will print. Then we show up at HOW and give them away to the first 1,000 people. Click here for the details!


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Photo: ©2015 DDC Action Cap Archives

Product Description:
I just got my stash of these in, and wore it down to a gig in Tulsa. And the morning I was flying out, waiting in line for "parents with small children who might extra time" segment of the boarding process, a guy next to me says, "Cool hat, man." I reply, "Thanks!" And then he says, "Where'd you get it? From a thrift store?"

And this, friends, is why we do what we do. I just want to make stuff that has an odd charm to it. Feels new, but feels like something that might've been around a long time? It's a weird balance. We're trying.

Now, buy one and get your Oregon on.

Product Details:
01. Ballistic embroidered patch. Three hits of Oregon.
02. Durable materials up front.
03. Mesh ventilation system for maximum air flow out back.
04. Fitted for all heads. Grow into it.
05. Adjustable. Fits big heads, too!
06. All-weather 6-panel foam greatness.
07. "Snapback" adjuster in the back. None of that "fitted" bullshit here.
08. Extra hit of DDC branding inside.
09. Cut, sewn and assembled in the U.S.A.!
10. Made by proud people of Action Cap.
Available In The Colors That Matter:
01. "Beaver Brown/Goldenrod Mesh"
02. "Beaver Brown 6-Panel Foam"
Ordering Details:
$29.99 - Shipping Included! (U.S.A.)
Pick A Color:
Color Options
The Fine Print:
For customers using PayPal, click the link above they'll take it from there. For customers who aren't using PayPal, send us an email to "orders(at)draplin.com" and we'll get back to you with an address to ship the funds to. We accept money orders and cold hard cash, so, get with it, man! All orders are shipped out as fast as we can. Usually a couple days after the order comes in. We ship everything USPS "First Class" rates. If you want quicker shipping, contact us and we can ramp it up to USPS Priority, or whatever you need. We aim to please!
International Orders:
We cover the shipping in the states and up to Canada, but charge the basics for International orders. Before you place the order through our PayPal account, send us an email to "orders(at)draplin.com" and we'll get you a shipping quote for the goods you are interested in. As simple as that! Thanks!

©2015 DDC Dry Goods Div., Merch Dept., Portland, Ore.


March 22, 2015
Long Sunday In The Shop
Posted at 01:32 PM

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IN HERE, ALL DAY: Just hammering on my list, chipping away at this and that. More "that" than "this." There you go. Mouthbreathers.


March 21, 2015
Relaxing All Damn Day
Posted at 06:45 PM

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KICKING BACK: Taking a day off. Deal with it.


March 20, 2015
It's Hard Say Good-Bye, Tulsa!
Posted at 11:26 AM

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KINDA DON'T WANT TO LEAVE: I like Tulsa. I didn't want to split.


March 19, 2015
Today, Tulsa!
Posted at 06:15 PM

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SUCH A COOL GIFT: Okay, so what do you do when John Hammer hands you the most amazing portrait you've ever seen of your goddamn face? You smile super big and hug the guy. And freak out a bunch. Oklahoma freakout! I'm just blown away. Don't know how to handle this kind of stuff. Seriously, the coolest thing that been done with this challenging face of mine, to date. Thank you for 1,000 years!


March 18, 2015
Over To Tulsa, Today...
Posted at 06:15 PM

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OFFICIAL OKLAHOMA BUSINESS TOMORROW: And we're hopping on plane today, to get our girth over there...

March 17, 2015
Uncrated Uncrates
Posted at 06:15 PM

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EXCITED FOR OKLAHOMA: Getting ready for our gig in Tulsa this week!


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Product Description:
I've always had an interesting time in New Orleans. Been there three times. The first time, with Ryno, just six weeks after Katrina. I still think about that afternoon driving through the town. The destroyed buildings and piles of rubble. The cars with the "water lines." Doors with those haunting spraypaint bodycount markings. Such an incredible, sultry, unique city on its knees. Every now and again I look up New Orleans to check on its rebuilding and progress. And I've visited a couple times since. A year after Katrina, and then a couple summers back, just before the World's Longest Yard Sale. The town is coming back. Slowly, sure, but it's coming back. And was reassuring to see it thriving.

The rest of the state? Not so familiar. Drove down diagonally from Shreveport to New Orleans once with Dale. Saw signs for Angola, making me shiver.

I've had a number of folks tempt me with speaking gigs in New Orleans, and greater Louisiana. But the first one that really made it happen was Louisiana Tech, and one Tom Futrell. Had a helluva visit there! Great talk and cool kids. Thanks, Ruston!

And like all my gigs, I want to show up with something for them, and something for the state I'm going. Hope you guys dig the new "Vive La Lousiane" poster. Everything we've ever loved about our travels through it, lore, heroes, the people, the food and spirit. Long Live Louisiana!

Product Details:
01. Printed on thick, durable, bright, white 100# cover stock.
02. Four colors! Inspired by crawdads and New Orleans French Quarter nights. Check out that metallic gold!
03. 18" x 24" in dimension.
04. Proudly printed by the bead-throwers over at Seizure Palace, just a couple blocks from our shop here in Portland, Ore.
05. Louisiana, get nasty with this one: Click here for a bigger view.
06. Does the job for that New Orleans French Quarter vampire lair. Or that Ruston classroom. Or that cajun swamp hideout. Or that Alexandria zydeco dancehall. Or that Baton Rouge riverboat sleeping quarter. Or the cockpit of that coastal shrimp trawler. Or that Shreveport lean-to. We gare-ohn-teee.
07. Dedicated to the those lost, relocated and affected by Katrina.
08. Hand-numbered, using our patented freehand technique.
09. Insanely limited edition!
10. Free 3" x 24" burly kraft poster tube with each order! Reusable.
11. Two free white plastic end puck thingies.
Ordering Details:
$30.00 - Shipping Included!!! (U.S.A.)
The Fine Print:
For customers using PayPal, click the link above they'll take it from there. For customers who aren't using PayPal, send us an email to "orders(at)draplin.com" and we'll get back to you with an address to ship the funds to. We accept money orders and cold hard cash, so, get with it, man! All orders are shipped out as fast as we can. Usually a couple days after the order comes in. We ship everything USPS "First Class" rates. If you want quicker shipping, contact us and we can ramp it up to USPS Priority, or whatever you need. We aim to please!
International Orders:
We cover the shipping in the states, but charge the basics for international orders. Before you place the order through our PayPal account, send us an email to "orders(at)draplin.com" and we'll get you a shipping quote for the goods you are interested in. As simple as that! Thanks!

©2015 DDC Dry Goods Div., Merch Dept., Portland, Ore.


March 15, 2015
Night Moves
Posted at 11:23 AM

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WORKING IN THE SHOP: Morning moves. Day moves. Night moves.



March 14, 2015
Brandest Newest Mornings
Posted at 03:28 PM

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STILL ON THAT SEGER KICK: Going deep with Brand New Morning. Check out this 8-track version of his elusive acoustic record. Rare!


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THAT WAS A HELL OF A VISIT: Thanks to all the grand champions of Ruston, Lousiana! Specifically Tom, Patrick, Christian, Jake, Katie, Dre, Rosalyn and all the AIGA volunteers. Thanks, guys!


March 12, 2015
Today, Ruston!
Posted at 09:55 AM

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Now that's a first! Wow! BZZZAAAAP!!!!

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Our newest poster release, "Vive La Louisiane!"

LET ME HAVE IT, CHILDREN OF THE BAYOU: We're in Ruston, Louisiana for the day with the AIGA Louisiana Tech Student Group! We're doing workshops. We're having lunches. We're shooting the shit. We're telling our stories. We're unleashing our new "Vive La Louisiane" poster tonight at the show! Be here, Louisiana! 6 in the P.M. at the Wlyl Tower Auditorum! Our whole mess.



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ON DOWN TO LOUISIANA: ONe big flight over to Atlanta, then a small one over to Ruston. We've got official business there tomorrow: DDC Invades Louisiana! Get a ticket, swamp breath!


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LOADING IT ALL UP: We're hauling a MOUNTAIN of DDC merch down to Louisiana Tech tomorrow morning. Bringing all sorts of "must-have" items. All of it, "Swamproof™!" Come to the show!


March 09, 2015
Busy Portland Monday
Posted at 12:04 PM

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BUSY BODIES: And sometimes, sitting in weenie ball Portland traffic. What a bummer. Since when do we have fuckin' traffic? No one told me. I should try leaving the shop, like, during the day? And sitting there in the side street gridlock, I've got one thing on my mind: Louisiana.


March 08, 2015
Sunday At The Antique Expo
Posted at 02:31 PM

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Best "ZOO" workdmark, I've seen so far, ever.

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That old U-Haul wheel.

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Some pleasant plumes from an old Cathay Pacific bag.


ANOTHER GREAT AFTERNOON: If you haven't been to the Portland Antique Expo, well, you haven't lived. We go every couple months. Mandatory. Love those lanes. So many treasures!


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CANCELLED FLIGHTS, NO BIG WHUP: My flights back from Ottawa got screwed up in Detroit, so I had them book me for the next morning. Turns out my sister Sarah was flying in from Orlando, returning from an audiology conference. I hopped a ride with her up to Ann Arbor for the night. Mom was down state so I got to see her. Uncle Terry too. And on Sarah's fridge was this Record Eagle clipping showing dad ringing in the Traverse City holiday season. All those people! I saw it one time. Fire trucks brought him in! Santa arrives! I remember hugging Dad in the melee and him whispering in my ear, "Why don't you go fuck yourself." Or some "sweet nothing" along those lines.

That's sister Sarah in the upper right, "providing security" for Dad.

Damn, I miss my dad. Come back, Dad.


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GOODBYE, OTTAWA: We'll be back!


March 05, 2015
Today, Ottawa!
Posted at 09:32 AM

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MCMILLAN BRANDING, THANKS FOR HAVING ME: That was a fun day. Still burping up that burger from lunch. Special thanks to all the people who came to the workshop, all the people who showed up for the show, and to Michael "Zeke" Zavacky and Steve St. Pierre for pulling it all off. Appreciated! And, thanks for putting me up in that castle flophouse across the street! Hands down, the nicest room of the whole tour. Wow!


March 04, 2015
Heading Over To Ottawa
Posted at 10:12 AM

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AND SO FAR, SHIT'S LOOKING UP: Got up to Seattle with a First Class Upgrade, and then my number came up again out of Seattle! Check out that shit. I was pumped! (I'm not used to this sort of good fortune.)

And man, did I COMMAND that big, comfy seat over to Detroit. So nice. Slept. Watched movies. Worked. Ate some stupid omelette. Sucked down a handful of ice waters, and even one Coke. Sorry, girth. Ottawa, here we come!


March 03, 2015
Gearing Up For An Ottawa Visit
Posted at 10:28 AM

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Poster design and illustration by Michael "Zeke" Zavacky! Hell yeah!

LEAVING TOMORROW: Heading to Ottawa to tell my story at McMillan Branding and Advertising. This is serious. Check that killer poster above!? Wow. Thanks, Zeke. Holy shit.


March 02, 2015
Thinking About Canada
Posted at 10:04 AM

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THE "GREAT WHITE NORTH" ON THE MIND: We're going to Ottawa this week, and can't stop thinking about it.


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NEED AN ELECTRICIAN: Anyone know of one? Have a weird, clicky, Ozone-smelling lightswitch that needs to be switched out. Help!



February 28, 2015
Long Saturday In The Shop
Posted at 08:54 AM

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IN HERE, HAMMERING: On a Louisiana poster. For an upcoming gig in Ruston, LA. Soon!



February 27, 2015
Heading Back From Raleigh
Posted at 09:04 AM

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A GIFT FROM JOHNNY CUPCAKE, HIMSELF: Check out this boss pencil sharpener, and, accompany box, that that John from the Johnny Cupcakes family of brands gave me. Thanks, man! Appreciated. Good to see you and shoot the shit a bit. Keep up the good fight!


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THIS WAS COOL: As I got off the flight the other night, I was greeted by Annie, Mihali and Karl from the High Five Conference, holding that colossal "Me" face. Yikes! I was blown away! Coolest airport pick-up I've experienced! Thanks, you guys...


February 25, 2015
Today, Raleigh!
Posted at 01:03 PM

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What it looks like, just before you go and talk to 400 people.

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"War Gear" on deck.

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Donovan, Stan, Questionable Talent and Evan.

RALEIGH MARKETERS, WE'RE HERE, FOR YOUR THROATS: And we're giving our talk today! Hell, highwater or deadly Southern state snows...