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Aaron James Draplin  Draplin Design Co. | Field Notes Brand | DDC Merch | Speaking Fiascos | OUR FOURTH SKILLSHARE: "Situation: Iteration" is out now! Class is in session:

ALL THE WAY FROM OSLO: @marcmaron sent this one in from his visit to Norway. Good eye, man. That’s one bad ass viking ship. Boomer lives! #oslo #thicklines #vikingships #bosslogos

THICK LINES MOMENTS: A nice family gave this to me at the @portlandnightmarket! That leaf is PERFECT. Thank you! #thicklines #coolmoments #appreciation #randomactsofthicklines #cutelittleluna

JUST LIKE THAT, THERE HE WAS: @bosssdog came to the booth here at the @portlandnightmarket! As soon as Mikey appeared—in a poof of smoke, fluorescent beams and fur—he vanished. That’s how Bosssdog rolls. The Draplin Design Company HEAVILY endorses ALL THINGS @bosssdog! (Follow him, feral children, follow him.) Good to see you, man! Hell yeah. #portlandnightmarket #saturdaze #bosssdog

FINAL NIGHT OF THE PORTLAND NIGHT MARKET: Full selection of new DDC action caps, jean jacket pins and beanies! Come hang out at the @portlandnightmarket tonight! We’re going from 4-11 PM! FULL DDC MERCH LINE OF: DDC Books, posters, mini-prints, hats, beanies, mugs, key thingies, bandanas, magnets, patches, decals, goodies, things and stuff at "Portland Only" prices. And of course, offering a FULL line of @fieldnotesbrand and @_notes_to_self wares, too! 100 SE Alder! #tonight #saturdaynight #ddc2018springtour #portlandnightmarket #ddcpopup #bossitems #numerousvendors #night #portland #oregon @leighola77

FUN MORNING WITH FELLOW RECORD BUDDIES: Went to my favorite record store to grab some #recordstoreday goodies. Yay, @jackpotrecords! While waiting in line, got to see the new Richmond Fontaine record I got to design up! Hell yeah, Willy! Looks good. So proud to make stuff for my very favorite Portland band. #richmondfontaine @fluffandgravyrecords
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That’s @jwishnie behind me eyeballing a The Superchunk 7”. Internet celebrity @mikemonteiro took the photo. Needless to say, we HELD OUR OWN in that line. #middleagefucks
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Awesome to get a handshake from @stevesbadideas and while he was locked in the DJ pit. Mudhoney and Tad were my favorites from the grünge era. Still love those tunes! #rsd2018 #records #coolmoments #reasonstokeepgoing #saturdaze

PORTLAND NIGHT MARKET IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS: Right now! Already slangin’ stuff! Come hang out at the @portlandnightmarket tonight and Saturday night from 4-11 PM! Tons of cool stuff to see. FULL DDC MERCH LINE OF: DDC Books, posters, mini-prints, hats, beanies, mugs, key thingies, bandanas, magnets, patches, decals, goodies, things and stuff at "Portland Only" prices. And of course, offering a FULL line of @fieldnotesbrand and @_notes_to_self wares, too! 100 SE Alder! #tonight #fridaynight #saturdaynighttoo #saturdaynight #ddc2018springtour #portlandnightmarket #ddcpopup #bossitems #numerousvendors #night #portland #oregon @leighola77

WE BUILT THAT THING IN ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR: And then Robby (@robbybuilds) and Brandon (@bicycleseatsniffer) brought the thing to life! When you come up the stairs in the new shop, you are going to be PUNCHED IN THE FACE with this kick-ass shelf. 3/4” plywood! Hell yeah. I trust these contractors with my life. If they are off even so much as a fuckin’ 1/666th of an inch, I bring it up, shit gets heated, we engage in a dust-up, thud some meat, spirt some tears, smooch and hug it out. That’s just DDC policy. Thank you to these two champions for bringing my half-ass dreams to life. Now they are full-ass. ALL ACCORDING TO PLAN. #appreciation #plywood #goddamncontractors #mylifeintheirhands #plywood #dreamz #thicklines @leighola77 @fieldnotesbrand @laurendraplin @littledrap @thewoodenarcade

ANOTHER PORTLAND NIGHT MARKET: Tomorrow night! Come hang out at the @portlandnightmarket TOMORROW NIGHT and Saturday from 4-11 PM! TONS of awesome vendors will be there offering BOSS items. We'll have a FULL DDC MERCH BOOTH in effect with tons of new DDC merch. #ddcmerch Have a drink. Have some chow. Have a look-see. FULL DDC MERCH LINE OF: DDC Books, posters, mini-prints, hats, beanies, mugs, key thingies, bandanas, magnets, patches, decals, goodies, things and stuff at "Portland Only" prices. And of course, offering a FULL line of @fieldnotesbrand and @_notes_to_self wares, too! 100 SE Alder! #tomorrownight #fridaynight #saturdaynighttoo #saturdaynight #ddc2018springtour #portlandnightmarket #ddcpopup #bossitems #numerousvendors #night #portland #oregon @leighola77

FOR THE KIDS: Got to roll my sleeves up on a logo for a student in @cworks_mem’s middle school design class in Memphis. Twenty students created logo concepts that were brought to life by fellow designers all around the country. I chose William’s awesome “Azura Apparel” sketch, and went to town on it. Never underestimate the beauty, ingenuity and power of a kid. Someday they’ll be taking care of us! #creativeworks #forthekids #badassmemphiskids #youth #thepowerofasketch #fromatalentedkid #andthen #bringingittolife #goodjobwilliammorales

THAT CITY BY THE BAY: Heading down to San Francisco tonight for a big workshop/speaking fiasco with the good people of #smashingconf! Doing a blistering workshop all day tomorrow, then a fun 45 minutes telling my little story Tuesday. I love San Francisco. That town’s got some grit. Made a little graphic for it, in between loading up goods for DDC merch table. Leaving now! #ddc2018springtour #smashingconference #sanfrancisco #norcal #citybythebay #emperornorton

ABOUT A YEAR BACK: I got a call from @wyattcenac—through a back channel with my buddy @johnhodgman—and we got to work on a logo for his production television company: “Amalgamated Bear.”
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On our Spring 2017 book tour @leighola77 and I met Wyatt at a show—of which I can’t discuss due to an sworn blood oath—in A town called Brooklyn. It was an awesome night. Got to introduce myself to the crowd, show some work and make a fool of myself in front of what felt like 5,000 people, and, got to hang with John and Wyatt. Thank you, John! Been a fan of these guys from The Daily Show and all sorts of other stuff over the years.
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Anyhoo, last night we watched Wyatt’s new HBO show, “Problem Areas.” It was awesome. Cool set, cool motion graphics, killer logo and provocative, whipsmart questioning of tricky issues by Mr. Cenac. And at the end of the show was the little logo we made for Wyatt! That’s what you are seeing here. Proud to contribute, man!
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#coolmoments #wyattcenac #problemsares #coolshows #peopleontelevision #clientrelations

ABOUT A YEAR BACK: I got a call from @wyattcenac—through a back channel with my buddy @johnhodgman—and we got to work on a logo for his production television company: “Amalgamated Bear.”
🐻
On our Spring 2017 book tour @leighola77 and I met Wyatt at a show—of which I can’t discuss due to an sworn blood oath—in A town called Brooklyn. It was an awesome night. Got to introduce myself to the crowd, show some work and make a fool of myself in front of what felt like 5,000 people, and, got to hang with John and Wyatt. Thank you, John! Been a fan of these guys from The Daily Show and all sorts of other stuff over the years.
🐻
Anyhoo, last night we watched Wyatt’s new HBO show, “Problem Areas.” It was awesome. Cool set, cool motion graphics, killer logo and provocative, whipsmart questioning of tricky issues by Mr. Cenac. And at the end of the show was the little logo we made for Wyatt! That’s what you are seeing here. Proud to contribute, man!
🐻
#coolmoments #wyattcenac #problemsares #coolshows #peopleontelevision #clientrelations

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