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Draplin Design Co., North America

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Product Description:
I don't have a lot of experience with Maryland. Drove through it once, back in 1997. I was coming off a visit to House Industries. Which was in Delaware, a state over. I found their joint and knocked on their door. As simple as that. They were stunned! I bought some fonts and goodies and made friends with Andy Cruz that day. That friendship still stands! Or does it? It better.

Anyhoo, I remember driving through Baltimore, on down to Washington D.C. to hit up some museums and shit. Did that for a couple days, and got the hell the out. Sort of freaked out, taking a big right, and heading into the countryside, up into Virginia, West Virginia, and then into some Pennsylvania, all the way to Ohio, and ultimately Michigan to Mom and Dad's place.

What I know of Baltimore is limited. I know it's scrappy and eclectic. But I'm betting that just the John Waters talking? After spending a couple days their last week talking to kids at UMBC and AIGA Baltimore, and I know this: The place is alive and kicking and awesome. And I'm going back!

Product Details:
01. Printed on thick, durable, bright, white 100# cover stock.
02. Four colors! Inspired by that Maryland flag!
03. 18" x 24" in dimension.
04. Proudly printed by the clamdiggers over at Seizure Palace!
05. Maryland, blow this one up a bit: Click here for some detail.
06. Does the job for that Baltimore alley, Annapolis marina bait shop, Taneytown lean-to, Silver Spring reality TV war room, Hagerstown roller rink, Wye Mills cabin, Gaithersburg apartment, Glen Burnie halfway house or Catonsville UMBC classroom. Trust us on this.
07. Dedicated to the Barbara Mikulski. That woman is VOLCANIC!
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.


April 12, 2015
Hillary Comes Out Swinging
Posted at 08:11 PM

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WOW, GET A LOAD OF THAT: Hillary comes out swinging, and my first reaction was simply this, "Forward!"

And then I started reading all the comments. And I couldn't help but think: No matter what she came out with, she'd be torn to shreds.

Knee-jerk reactions. Cheap comparisons. Lazy remixes. Predictable reactions. So it goes.

I find it striking. Simple. Strong. Sturdy. Minimal. And, positive. When you see it in the system, it comes to life. Beautiful in social media avatars, beautiful on her site...a simple "H" pushing us forward. That's where I'm at with this one. Bravo to whoever made it!


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TOO FAST, TOO FAST: My Baltimore visit was too fast. Hell, all the gig visits are too fast. A new place, and you are in and out. Just a couple days. Thanks to Guenet and Gary for having me! And to Michael Muccoli and Ken and Wesley and Guenet's husband and all the kids..and, all the people who came to the event! Estimates were at 230 people!!!

And, damn, that breakfast. Me, sitting there, yapping at 20 of Baltimore's brightest. Surreal. Thanks for Gilah Press for printing up the raven coaster I made for the event! And Corner Pantry for vittles. Gary and AIGA Baltimore for throwing it. Thanks, everyone! Love the coasters.


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RACED BACK FROM BALTIMORE: For what you are seeing above. So cool. Paul and Tommy. How could we miss it?


April 09, 2015
Tonight, Baltimore!
Posted at 11:11 AM

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TODAY IS THE DAY, BALTIMORE: Hanging with students at UMBC, with a big, blow-out lecture following it! Be there, Baltimore! Check the killer poster Michael Muccoli made! Hell yeah, man! Gary love.


April 08, 2015
Heading To Baltimore...
Posted at 09:01 AM

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HEADING DOWN TO BALTIMORE: Through Minneapolis! Two flights. And, got the First Class Upgrizz all locked in! Bam!

April 07, 2015
Mikulski On The Mind
Posted at 01:23 PM

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VOLCANIC: We dig Barbara Mikulski. Feisty and tough! So I'll just say this: I'd like to be the "Barbara Mikulski of Graphic Design." Do with that, what you will. Volcanic!


April 06, 2015
Maryland Poster On Press!
Posted at 03:56 PM

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ALL PRINTED UP AND READY: Our new "Mighty Maryland" poster! Printed up at Seizure Palace! For our upcoming OFFICIAL BUSINESS in Maryland this coming week!


April 05, 2015
Why Don't Chicken Piss?
Posted at 05:45 PM

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JUST SOMETHING DAD USED TO SAY: To counter us. We'd ask some whiny question, and he'd reply, "Why don't chickens piss?" And we'd be stumped, redirected and the case usually was closed. Great memories, Dad.


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WELL, SHE PREVAILED: That was a mountain of merch. And Leigh got it out the door. Thank you!


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THANKS, EVERYONE: For coming to that lunch and hearing me out! Sorry I didn't feel up to snuff. This cold has got its claws in me. And, watching that fuckin' chair explode under me. Real sweet ending. (Don't grab chairs from the "broken chair" section.) Yay.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SISTER SARAH: Happy Birthday, sister! Thinking about you. 40? 40 !


April 02, 2015
Today, Boise!
Posted at 07:00 PM

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WE DID IT, BOISE: Thanks to Jerms, April, Greg, Dan, the Basque Center, Boise Bart, Bart's gal, Greg Goulet, Matt Whitlock, Paul Whitworth, AIGA Boise peoples and everyone who filled that room up! We sold the damn thing out, and I gotta tell you: That is so cool. Thank you for coming!


April 01, 2015
Boise-Bound!
Posted at 05:45 PM

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HEADING OVER TO BOISE TODAY! Jerms Lanningham pulled it off! They're bringing me back! Bam!


March 31, 2015
Los Angeles Fun Day
Posted at 10:49 PM

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Beau Colburn gave us a tour of the Capitol Record building! All the way up to the roof! Thank you, man! So cool.

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The last remaining tag from when the Beastie Boys got signed in '86.

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Took a walk under a big rock.

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I've always told Leigh about Los Angeles, "That place is nuts. I don't know." And she made me promise to take her. Here's proof that I made good on that promise. Touristy tourists.

NEVER UNDERESTIMATE A BUS TOUR: Too cool for a bus tour? Not us. You are? Yawn. We saw a boat load of bullshit this afternoon in Los Angeles. Deal with it.


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CAN'T SAY NOTHING ABOUT THIS: But I can say this much: Thank you for bringing me down there, and giving me a shot. So blown away. Thank you.

When I can talk about it, I will list each person in this photo and the one incredible thing I learned about them that day. Each person was awesome. Thank you, again.

Okay, now back to being smug and secretive.


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ONE WILD DAY: Check this shit out:

01. Woke up in Orlando. Flew to Salt Lake City, then Portland.
02. Regrouped in Portland. Grabbed Leigh. Flew down to Los Angeles.
03. Fell asleep in Koreatown, Los Angeles in a hotel way too nice.


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SEALED LIPS: Can't talk about what we're shooting down here in Orlando. It's gonna be cool as hell. That much I can say.


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GOING DOWN TO FLORIDA: Left Springfield this afternoon for Orlando, Florida. Down here for OFFICIAL BUSINESS that we WILL NOT comment on. Deal with it, gatorbreath.

The logo above? That's a little humdinger that was on all the kids' debit cards last night. The Great Southern Bank. Do all those bank-y people know how cool their logo is? Prob'ly not. I'd like to withdraw a little a sizeable amount...from yer face.


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.