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Aaron James Draplin  Draplin Design Co. | Field Notes Brand New Skillshare short doc: http://skl.sh/draplinfilm SUMMER SALE: "Pretty Much Everything" poster just $23!

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MAN, WE LOVE ORANGE JUICE: First time I had fresh-squeezed orange juice? I was about ten, on a family trip out to the Dakotas and Colorado. We were in Vail, resorting it up—a treat for our little Midwestern family. I’ll never forget Dad telling me, “Each glass you drink contains five or six oranges someone had to squeeze!” I was blown away. So much work in each glass. Each sip was so special. #littlethings Still feels that way today—in early shambles of my middle age—when I destroy an Odwalla. #deelish So we made a patch celebrating our love for one of nature’s greatest treats: Fresh-fuckin’-squeezed orange juice. Coming soon to our proud roster of merch products. #mmmmm #thicklines #orangejuice #freshsqueezed #naturesgreatesttreats

NEVER, EVER: I'll never tire of that old Kodak logo. Late '80s, at that! Disc cameras and shit. This thing has inspired me since I was 14. That's 29 years. Wow. Hope I make it to 44. #hopes #kodaklogo #deadthings #newlife #thicklines #lines #nationaltreasures

SPOTTED IN MY GARAGE: While digging through some old stuff. One boss eagle. #deadthings #newlife #garagefinds #sweat #portlandsummersun @robbybuilds

GRAVEROBBIN’: Here’s an old one from a project in 2009, that died a horrible death on the way up “Final Logo Mountain”, as we whittled down to the selected mark. This one was buried along the way. #condolences And today, digging around in some old files, it punched me in the face saying this, “I was something. I had legs. How dare they pass me up? Get me back out into the world, you dick.” #whisperings And I feel for that kind of sentiment. So today, we bring it back to life. World, meet Long Forgotten Iteration. Long Forgotten Iteration, don’t wear out your welcome. #deadlogos #ddclogograveyard #oldfiles #2009 #backinmyyouth #goddammit #deadthings #newlife #graverobbing

NUMEROLOGY: Numbering a MOUNTAIN of prints today for a little something going down in the Rockies on August 4th! Lips are sealed. #thicklines #funprojects #biggoddamnedition #wow #fridaze @seizurepalace

SUMMER SALE: Our “Pretty Much Everything” logo poster is just $23, for a limited time! 24” x 36” in dimension. 666 logos on the thing. Full spectrum color. Uncoated paper. Painstakingly printed. Big as hell. Colorful. The thickest of lines. One of those logos I got paid $25,000. One of them…I got paid a burrito! #businessstrategy CT NOW! Link in profile!!! #ddclogoposter #prettymucheverything #thicklines #summersale

JUST ONE MORE LITTLE LOOK AT THAT GEM: Damn. So good. CD-4! (Thank you, @12dozen.) #thicklines #deadthings #newlife #reasonstokeepgoing #quadradisc

WHOA, WHOA, WHOA: Scott from @12dozen sent this BEAST in a week ago, and I can't take my eyes off it! #obsessed The type. The lines. The colors. Every single element is awesome. Thanks, man! #thicklines #deadthings #newlife #reasonstokeepgoing #quadradisc

GONNA BE A WARM ONE TODAY: Gonna hide inside for the better part of it making graphic arts. That's our plan. (Cool sun from Murray's archive.) #beattheheat #summertime #july #chafe #sweat #rivuletsofperspiration #ciao

THE SHOP HAS A 7-YEAR-OLD VISITOR: Nephew Oliver is here for the day, with an entourage of Ugglys Pet Shop creatures. "Uncle Ahnee, these are ultra mega rare. Especially the bronze poop." #declarations Whatever you say, kid. Let's establish some ground rules: No yelling. No spitting. No throwing of things. No breaking shit. No running. No stretching of type. #ddcshoprules And, you are allowed four swear words, so use them well, punk. #nephewoliver #boyhood #ratkids #kin #uncleduties #comicbooks #littlecreatures #barf #poop #grody #dropthenephewoffathisunclesshopday @littledrap @thewoodenarcade @leighola77 @sarahdraplin @laurendraplin @subpop2000

THINKING ABOUT MY GRAMMA JOSIE TODAY: And how she met and married one Joseph Draplin, who just some years before was "Joseph Drapala." Pronounced "Dra-Pow-Ah", that was the "Old Country" spelling of the family. Three generations later, no ones knows a damn thing about why it was changed or the circumstances surrounding it. Uncle Bob and Uncle Tom are stumped, and they are the oldest trees in the family. They do know where to find a deal on breakfast in metro area Detroit, so I guess that's something. #draplinfamilypatriarchs This little design was a spoil from my first @Skillshare class a couple summers ago. Still need to make some shirts of these for esteemed cousins, aunts and uncles. #drapala #draplin #oldcountry #polishheritage #detroit #michigan #grammajosie #grandpajoe #draplinfamily

RATHER IMPRESSIVE HORN YOU HAVE: No idea what Rhino Plate is, but I like every thing about this. Cardboard? Packaging? Safety gear? #stumped Another gem from Murray's archive. #thicklines #inpressivehorns #mysteries #deadthings #newlife

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