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Draplin Design Co., North America

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DDDEEPPP AGGGAIN WITH DRIBBBLE: We’re doing another two-part workshop with on April 7! Remember those Dribbble workshops we did back in November? The ones that VICIOUSLY sold out? WE ARE DOING THEM AGAIN. Full stop.

“Design Optimization” in the morning and “Logo Design!” In the afternoon. 9 AM-12 PM PST / 1-4 PM PST. And then, TONS OF OVERTIME.

Here’s the official Dribbble verbiage:

“Learn how to take control of your creative workflow with the best tricks and tips the Draplin Design Co. puts to use every single day. In this Dribbble Workshop you’ll learn from Aaron Draplin himself how to wrangle your design documents the DDC way—from setup, to optimization, to final art for output.

Not only will you leave equipped with an efficient creative process that leaves you with more time to get more things done, but you’ll be empowered to provide professional, iron-clad deliverables to handoff to clients.

As a bonus, you’ll also leave this session with an official DDC reference PDF, a handy guide to use as you apply your workshop learnings to your own design work. Lastly, Draplin wanted us to tell you, “he tends to go long” so be prepared for some workshop overtime as you’re immersed in all the tips, takeaways and tall tales you’re in store for!”

Click this link for the full workshop details and snag your ticket before they’re gone! ⠀

GET THAT TICKET, AND BUCKLE UP!!!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Our new “Oregon Coast” poster is UP! Item number “DDC-190” in our proud roster of DDC merch item.

Seven colors, inspired by our visits out to the Cove Cabin in Manzanita every couple months. Screen printed by the seafaring scallywags of Seizure Palace right here in Portland.

Printed on a beautiful stack of Neenah Paper Classic Crest 100C “Cadet Gray” with an incredible toothy eggshell finish! Beautiful stuff. Special thanks to Laura Luethje from Portland’s WCP Solutions for making this possible! Need paper products? HIT THEM UP. I got to visit their cavernous warehouse for a tour of their sky high stacks of specialty paper, packaging products, converting solutions items and even got to raid their sample room! Left with a gigantic ream of beautiful gray paper for these prints. Thank you, Laura and WCP peoples!

These turned out INCREDIBLE and special thanks to Nick at Seizure Palace for the quickest of turns. NOW SHIPPING!

GET IT HERE!

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HIGH NOON TODAY: Our second offering of our James Brand x DDC “Elko” knives is today! I know this is redundant, but we’ve got bellowing barbarians banging at the gate. Please read the following info:

LIMITS: We kindly ask you to limit these to a “Two Per Human” sort of thing. Any orders that come in with “more than two knives” will be shipped as two, and the rest refunded.

CURRENT COORDINATES: Before you order, make sure your mailing address and email are current inside PayPal. We can’t stress this enough. DO THIS.

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: Due to limited availability, we are only taking domestic orders on the knife tomorrow. We’ll let you know if/when international sales may become available again on the knives. We’re doing our very best to handle all the demand. Please accept our apologies, international friends. There will be future runs with the knife.

The link goes live at HIGH NOON today, Friday, February 26th, 2021. That’s noon Pacific Standard Time, too. Portland, Oregon time.

The knife will be at this link here at HIGH NOON today: "DDC-263 The James Brand x DDC "Elko" Folding Knife"

January 20, 2021
DDC-280 "Joe + Kamala Inauguration Souvenirs" Pre-Order
Posted at 04:02 PM

When Leigh and I went to President Obama's inauguration in 2009, I remember being a little bummed on just how little merch there was. And the couple things we did see, were sort of predictable digital print buttons? I kept looking, and never quite found something that hit the spot. We gave up and and walked over to the mall to get in our spot. We cried it out in that field with a couple million people, and watched history unfold. What an incredible morning!

A week before the 2020 election, I kept circling around a couple graphics of Joe and Kamala, hopeful the polls and speculation would bring them over the finish line. But of course, the cynical side of me pushed back, fearing the worst. Another four years of Don the Con? Could America take it? Terrifying. What a national nightmare the last four years have been.

So the night before, things were kind of looking up? I had already cast my vote for Joe and Kamala, and started to get fired up. They were going to take this! I could feel it, but didn't want to jinx it. From the first graphic I made on Nov. 2nd to seeing these items come to life today, I'm operating in this weird cloud of excitement for a new start for America, and, relief that conman turd is finally out of there.

Congratulations to the 46th President of these United States, Mr. Joe Biden! Congratulations to the 49th Vice President of these United States, Ms. Kamala Harris! Congratulations, America!

AND HEY: This is a pre-order! Items will be shipped as soon as we get them, around February 12th!

"Joe+Kamala Inauguration Souvenir Set" Pre-Order

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Product Description:
Get the whole kit! Two souvenir patches and three decals! President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris!
Product Details:
01. Durable embroidered patches. Long lasting.
02. Durable decals.
03. "Joe 46" patch dimension: 3.75" wide x 1.71".
04. "Joe+Kamala Stack" patch dimension: 2.75" wide x 2.75" tall.
05. "Joe+Kamala New Day" decal dimension: 3.5" wide x 3.5".
06. "Joe 46" decal dimension: 3.75" wide x 1.71" .
07. "Joe+Kamala Stack" decal dimension: 3.5" wide x 3.5".
08. Colors inspired by their historic presidential win!
09. Full-spectrum color!
10. Patches manufactured by our Portland buddies at Brewery Outfitters.
11. Decals manufactured by our freedom fighter buddies at Diesel Fuel Prints.
12. AND HEY: This is a pre-order! Items will be shipped as soon as we get them, around February 12th!
Ordering Details:
$23.99 +$4 Shipping (U.S.A.)
"Joe 46" Souvenir Patch Pre-Order

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Product Description:
Joe 46! President Joe Biden, the 46th president of the United States! The souvenir patch!
Product Details:
01. Durable embroidery. Long lasting.
02. 3.75" wide x 1.71" tall in dimension.
03. Colors inspired by Joe's historic win! Just a kid from Scranton!
04. Red, white, blue and blue sky blue!
05. Manufactured by our Portland buddies at Brewery Outfitters.
06. Great for backpack, jean jacket, fatigues, rucksack, feed-n-seed caps and many other spirited uses.
07. AND HEY: This is a pre-order! Items will be shipped as soon as we get them, around February 12th!
Ordering Details:
$7.99 Shipping included! (U.S.A.)
"Joe+Kamala Stack" Souvenir Patch Pre-Order

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Product Description:
Joe+Kamala! Joe+Kamala! Joe+Kamala!

The souvenir patch!

Product Details:
01. Durable embroidery. Long lasting.
02. 2.75" wide x 2.75" tall in dimension.
03. Colors inspired by Joe + Kamala coming together for the big win!
04. Manufactured by our Portland buddies at Brewery Outfitters.
05. Great for backpack, jean jacket, fatigues, rucksack, feed-n-seed caps and many other spirited uses.
06. AND HEY: This is a pre-order! Items will be shipped as soon as we get them, around February 12th!
Ordering Details:
$7.99 Shipping included! (U.S.A.)
"Joe+Kamala New Day" Decal Pre-Order

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Product Description:
It's a new day in America! Go get 'em Joe + Kamala!
Product Details:
01. Digital print decal.
02. 3.5" wide x 3.5" tall in dimension.
03. Colors inspired by the hope we have that these two leaders can get American back on track.
04. Full-spectrum color!
05. Manufactured by our freedom fighter buddies at Diesel Fuel Prints.
Ordering Details:
$3.99 Shipping included! (U.S.A.)
"Joe 46" Decal Pre-Order

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Product Description:
Joe 46! President Joe Biden, the 46th president of the United States! The decal!
Product Details:
01. Screen printed on thick, weather proof vinyl.
02. 4.0" wide x 1.75" tall in dimension.
03. Colors inspired by Joe's historic win! Way to go, buddy!
04. Manufactured by our freedom fighter buddies at Diesel Fuel Prints.
05. AND HEY: This is a pre-order! Items will be shipped as soon as we get them, around February 12th!
Ordering Details:
$3.99 Shipping included! (U.S.A.)
"Joe+Kamala Stack" Decal Pre-Order

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Product Description:
Joe+Kamala! Joe+Kamala! Joe+Kamala!

The decal!

Product Details:
01. Screen printed on thick, weather proof vinyl..
02. 3.5" wide x 3.5" tall in dimension.
03. Colors inspired by Joe+Kamala's historic win.
04. Manufactured by our freedom fighter buddies at Diesel Fuel Prints.
05. AND HEY: This is a pre-order! Items will be shipped as soon as we get them, around February 12th!
Ordering Details:
$3.99 Shipping included! (U.S.A.)
"Biden Bold" Typeface

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Product Description:
Biden Bold, the typeface! Inspired by the Joe+Kamala's historic run-up to the 2020 election, Biden Bold was created on November 2nd, just a day before the historic, on-the-edge-of-our-Aerons, nerve-wracked election. Joe and Kamala's bold ideas and guts to stand up to Don the Con energized the bold geometry of Biden Bold.

Aaron Draplin kicked off the basic forms for his election graphics, Stuart Sandler made sense of it all and built out the complete typeface and Dathan Boardman brought it to life in Glyphs. Sold exclusively at DDC Fonts!

Ordering Details:
Inaugural Price of $20.21 Purchasing details here.

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!

©2020 DDC Dry Goods Div., Merch Dept., Portland, Ore.

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Product Description:
Couple years back we made a hoodie sweatshirt. Sold a good chunk of them at pop-ups around Portland. Then they were neatly folded into a box and tucked way into the DDC Archives, to be more or less forgotten. We unearthed them today, and it's time they get the H-E-Double Hockey Stick outta here.

These things are BEASTS. Snag one and feel the HEAT. Priced to MOVE.

(+) Each order comes with out French Paper Co. "Draplin Postcards" set! SIGNED, at that!

Product Details:
01. Only offered in one color: "Death Black"
02. Double needle stitching and underarm gussets.
03. Matching jersey hood lining.
04. Neck twill tape.
05. Creepy drawcord,
06. Burly metal zipper.
07. Bombproof "Beimar" brand.
08. Pre-washed/shrunk for soft hand feel.
09. Big favorite of Ryan "Saturday List" Coulter.
10. Sizes S, M, L, XL, XXL and XXXL.
11. (+) Each order comes with out French Paper Co. "Draplin Postcards" set! SIGNED, at that!
Ordering Details:
Sold Out Thank you from all of us at the DDC!

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!

©2020 DDC Dry Goods Div., Merch Dept., Portland, Ore.

December 14, 2020
DDC Merchmas 12/14: "Dry-Aged Deader Prints Stash"
Posted at 03:14 PM

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Product Details:
The eighth day of Merchmas! And we went digging into the DDC Archives...and almost didn’t make it out. Today, we offer up our what’s left of our stash of Field Notes Deader Prints. Dry-aged in a spice-infused basement, these little snausages have been curing the whole pandemic. Now normally, this is the stuff we’d be selling on the road, but shit isn’t normal, so they sat there quietly, getting deader and deader by the day, week and month. Today, we release them out Into the world…DRY-AGED DEADER PRINTS!
Read This:
Limit TWO three-packs per human! Any extra purchases will be PROMPTLY refunded and you’ll be added to our ever-expanding “DDC Shit List.” We're trying like hell to make sure everyone gets in on the stash. Play nice, you animals!
Read This, Too:
Before you order, make sure your PayPal email is up to date, as well as your PayPal mailing address. If you haven't received notification and tracking, do not write us. Check your your "Spam" and "Junk" e-mail folders first. Thank you. We're doing our best to ship these RIGHT AWAY each night of Merchmas.
For Our International Customers:
If you order others items with your Deader Prints three-packs, there will be more shipping fees required. We have the shipping calculated for two three-packs to your region of the world. Choose the right region below! Thank you.
Ordering Details:

Sold Out (Thank from all of us at the DDC!)

©2020 DDC Dry Goods Div., Merch Dept., Portland, Ore.

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The DDC Merchmas offering of our VICIOUSLY LIMITED stash of Inch x Inch's “Cosmic Reminders” 50th button set! These things sold out so fast when INCH x INCH put them up, and now we offer a crack at our stash.

Product Details:
01. 4 - 1-inch pinback metallic buttons.
02. "Forever x Forever" decal
03. "Cosmic Reminders" fold-out tract.
04. Banger letterpress foil folding case by the mighty Mama's Sauce.
05. VICIOUSLY LIMITED EDITION on these. Once gone, they are GONE.
06. A chunk of the proceeds go right back to Inch x Inch! (They help people on Earth!)
Ordering Details:
$17.50+ $4 USPS Shipping
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The DDC Merchmas offering our "3…2…1…Cosmic Expansion Kit!”

Product Details:
01. 3 Galactic All-Weather /All-Universe Vinyl Decals
02. 2 Mini Screen Prints
03. 1 "Get Cosmic" Souvenir Patch
Ordering Details:
$23.21+ $4 USPS Shipping
Galaxy Goods Action Caps

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Our DDC-127 "Get Cosmic" action cap and DDC-219 "Milky Way" action cap.

Product Details:
01. Ballistic embroidered patch.
02. Colors inspired by the idea of an ever-expanding, infinite universe...
03. Sized for all heads. Grow into it.
04. Adjustable. Fits big heads, too!
05. "Snapback" adjuster in the back. None of that "fitted' bullshit here.
06. Extra hit of DDC branding inside.
07. Cut, sewn and assembled in the U.S.A.!
Ordering Details:
$25.12 Shipping included! (USA)
Style
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!

©2020 DDC Dry Goods Div., Merch Dept., Portland, Ore.

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THE WATCH LINK IS LIVE: Click here!

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Product Description:
We're proud to announce a collaboration with Goshen, Indiana's SixInchusa! Introducing the SixInch x DDC "Thick Lines Series" ottomans! Item no. "DDC-250" in our proud roster of spirited DDC merch items.

Limited edition of 75! Once the 75 ottomans have sold, the sale is over. When the sale is over, the ottomans will be printed, sewn and upholstered within 5 weeks. This isn't imported stuff! This is made-to-order, USA-produced, high-quality furniture!

I've had a couple kicking around the shop for two years and they have withstood any number of thrashings from visitors, nephews, sisters, Jacob, Leigh, Dale, Neir, Goo, Nakamoto and various dogs and babies and stuff. These things hold up beautifully, and we're proud to unleash this limited offering out into the world!

Special thanks to Josh Taylor from SixInch for rolling the dice on the DDC! They are AWESOME. Thank you!

Product Details:
01. Four "Thick Line" designs to pick from.
02. Contract-grade printed vinyl.
03. Dimension: 18" x 18"
04. 40,000+ cycle tested seat rating!
05. Individually numbered from "01-75".
06. Authenticated by Aaron Draplin.
07. Envy of friends and family.

$250(Indiana sales tax if applicable.) Shipping included in the continental United States. All else to be quoted with order.

Click here for the link to the ottomans over at SixInch.com!

SixInch x DDC "Thick Lines Series" Ottomans:
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©2020 DDC Dry Goods Div., Merch Dept., Portland, Ore.

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SOLD OUT!!!
SOLD OUT!!!
SOLD OUT!!!
SOLD OUT!!!

In eight minutes!

Another order is already in!

All orders past 12:08 PM PST will be reached out to. Either we sit on it as a pre-order until the new batch comes in, or we get you back. We'll be in touch!

THANK YOU!!!

TJB x DDC!!!

October 20, 2020
NOW SHIPPING: DDC-270 "DDC25" Torso Cover Reprint!!!
Posted at 11:18 AM

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Our updated design! Took us 25 years to get this one back out into the world!

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The first shirt we printed back in 1995!

Product Description:
We've been threatening this one for YEARS. Today, we offer up an updated reprint of our "Hand In Gears" design from 1995! Our very first torso cover we printed back in Bend, Oregon. I think we did fifty of them for friends around town? Those guys hunts me down a couple times a year with a, "Draplin, my shirt fell apart in 2004! When you reprinting those!" And I hem and haw and the years whipped by. So today, we're offering up a pre-order on the design you are seeing above. We're calling it "DDC25" to celebrate twenty five years of the DDC! Est'd in 1995! Twenty five years of this shit! And beyond! And beyond! And beyond! NOW SHIPPING!
Product Details:
01. 6-ounce torso cover with chest and shoulder print.
02. An updated design on our "Hand In Gears" design from when we got going!
03. Extra hit of badness on the shoulder!
04. All the sizes needeed! S-XXXL, and tall sizes 2XT-5XT too!
05. 25 years of the DDC! 1995-2020...AND BEYOND!
06. Printed right here in Portland, Oregon.
Ordering Details:
$23.99/Tall $27.99+$6.00 Shipping (U.S.A.)
Sizes
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!

©2020 DDC Dry Goods Div., Merch Dept., Portland, Ore.


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Product Description:
Oh man, are these AWESOME. And not like, 13/16 (.8125) awesome....like 100/100 (1.0) awesome.

It's a couple times a day where I have to whip open up my little calculator app to get a decimal equivalent. Be it for a patch 3/8 (.375) of the day, or a decal 7/16" (.4375") away from the edge. Or even a tolerance on a poster trap at 3/32 (.09375") where the colors overlap. And it's like 29/32 (.90625) embarrassing. I was raised by a dad who gave these to his machine shop customers. Handheld versions 11/64 (.171875) of the time, and wall versions 49/64 (.765625) of the time. And those bad-asses lived by them. I have a couple of vintage ones in the DDC Archives, but just know if I started using them, I'd beat the hell out of them like 17/32 (.53125) of the time and they go missing or whatever.

Fed up, I made my own. And friends, THESE ARE THE REAL DEAL. These charts proudly feature our mighty "DDC Hardware" typeface from top to bottom.

The EXACT same material and manufacturing processes as you'd see on a nameplate on a piece of Boeing machinery. Exactly the same. So proud of these. Already used mine twice today! Dang.

Special thanks to Steve from IGN in Vancouver, Wash. for the help on this one! Thank you, sir. They turned out PERFECT.

Product Details:
01. Printed on thick, anodized aluminum 1/32" (.03125") thickness!
02. Screen printed.
03. 3" wide x 5-3/8" (5.375") in dimension.
04. Perfect dimension for holding in your hand.
05. 3/16" (.1875") rounded corners for ease-of-use holding/converting.
06. All the big ones, of course. But we've got the sixteenths and thirty-seconds, and hell, sixty-fourths too! We've got you covered.
07. Pairs well with your standard-sized Field Notes memo books.
08. Quick reference for tricky decimal equivalents.
09. This thing can take a beating!
10. Proudly made in the U.S.A.
11. Great for desk, tool kit, basement lair, cave, nook, lathe, machine shop, printing facility or fix-it shop.
12. Proudly manufactured by the good people of IGN in Vancouver, Wash.
Ordering Details:
$9.99+$3.99 Shipping (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!

©2020 DDC Dry Goods Div., Merch Dept., Portland, Ore.


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SOLD OUT: The second edition of the "TIMEX x DDC Stanard Issue Scout Watch" is sold out! 400 went in 4 minutes. Holy shit!

If you still have the link in an open window, please do not purchase. We are out of the watches for the time being. We are counting up the orders, to see what the final tally was. Pretty sure we oversold, and if we did, we will refund your money, with instructions about the third edition. Stay tuned!

THANK YOU FROM ALL OF US AT THE DDC! And thank you to Timex for the second edition run!



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FRIDAY AT HIGH NOON: That’s when the link goes live for our the second edition run of our “TIMEX x DDC Standard Issue Scout Watch!" We’ve got a good chunk on deck and THEY ARE READY TO GO! (I know some people missed out on the first offering in December, and thanks for your patience.)

The purchasing link goes live at noon Friday, PST, right here the main page at draplin.com. On the East Coast, that is 3 PM EST. Just being crystal clear. This is the 48-hour warning, as these are going to go quick when the link goes up. Weird, I know, but we sold 240 in 15 minutes that last time, and it kind of blew us away.

Couple things to think about:

01. We use PayPal. So please check your PayPal account to make sure your email and shipping address lines up with the email and shipping address you use day to day. We had problems when we’d send notifications to old emails and folks would get riled up when they didn’t see it. And, had some watches sent back that were undeliverable due to old mailing addresses. If you don’t have a PayPal account, you can check out as a guest on their site.

02. International orders require extra shipping charges. Place the order as you would, and we’ll reach with further instructions. Check your “trash” and “spam” folders if you don’t hear from us.

03. We do our best to ship these out QUICK. The orders will come in Friday, and we’ll have the weekend to process and get them out as soon as we can. You will receive tracking notification when they ship.

04. The watches are $84.99 plus $15 shipping/handling.

Thank you and see you Friday!


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SALUTING THE GROCERY STORE MANAGERS: Ive partnered with Adobe to honor todays heroes. I thought a lot about honoring someone I knew. A number of frontline friends fluttered through my brain, but then it hit me: It had to be someone I didn't know. The couple times we've left the house to hit our neighborhood grocery stores have been surreal. Over and over, I found myself wanting to thank each stocker, deli counter meat-slicer, security guard and cashier. 

So I created "Grocery Gratitude."

It just kept washing over me: how amazingly brave are these people? Putting themselves at risk like this? Powerful stuff. For the rest of us. Think about the folks we often take for granted. During this scary time, and once we get through this.

We appreciate you, Eric S. THANK YOU for keeping the crew members' morals up and making sure facts are known and squashing rumors that are started from fear. Thank you for working side by side with the rest of the crew even though you are manager, you are outside spraying carts down with the rest of them.

I also wanted to dedicate this piece to my friend Rod Snell, who's a nurse working in Hillsboro, Oregon.

Now, I'd like to personally invite you to use your creativity to honor a hero in your life, those who keep our world turning. Share your creation with #HonorHeroes and tag @adobe. Let's honor them and show the world how important they are to us. 

#ddcquarantine #ddclockdown #grocerygratitude #feelingthankful #honorheroes #honorheroes #honorheroes #honorheroes #honorheroes #honorheroes #honorheroes #honorheroes


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OUT TODAY: Our 6th Skillshare class titled, “Design Great Stuff: How to Make Merch with Draplin”

Here’s the official Skillshare verbiage about the class:

"Step back into the studio with iconic designer Aaron Draplin! Now, go further than ever before as Aaron pulls back the curtain on how he makes the merch he’s famous for.

From pins and patches to posters and hats, well-designed merch can be a designer’s dream—if it’s done right. Enter, Aaron Draplin. For the past 15 years, Aaron has been designing the best merch in the biz. Now, he’s sharing the tips, tricks, and trade secrets he’s gathered over a career centered on making great stuff. With his usual straight talk and zero funny business (ok, maybe a little funny business), Aaron will walk you through every step he takes each time he wants to create something new—and might just share some never-before-heard stories of mishaps and mayhem along the way.

From first idea to final delivery, you'll discover how to:

- Choose a design that works
- Find the best vendors to make your stuff
- Create un-mess-with-able files for handoff
- Make multiple merch pieces from one design

Plus, Aaron shares the successes and failures behind his favorite designs, from the spectacular journey of his Space Shuttle design to the woeful tale of an ill-fated yardstick.

Makers of all things are invited to join this class, whether you’re looking to expand the services you can offer your next client, open your own online shop, or make t-shirts for your family reunion. When you’re done, you’ll leave with the insider information you need to choose the right items, work with clients and vendors, and design great merchandise that’s a cut above the rest."

DIG INTO THIS ONE with a click HERE!

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AND HEY: Don't forget our first five classes, either:

01. "Logo Design with Draplin: Secrets of Shape, Type and Color"
02. "Circular Logo Design: Combine Type & Icons in a Classic Shape"
03. "Customizing Type: Creating Wordmarks That Work"
04. "Situation Iteration: Iterating with Shape, Style, and Color"
05. "21 Tips for Speeding Up Yer Design Workflow"

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AND OF COURSE: To pull off these classes takes quite an effort by a very talented group of folks. Thank you to Scott Sullivan for patience and strategic, soothing handling of my nightmarish ways, to Bill Antonucci for patience, Craig Finn-ism and directorial vision, to Becca Cloyd for patience, organization clarity and top-notch producing. To the filmers, editors, social media folks, publicists...all of it...THANK YOU from all of us at the DDC.

April 05, 2020
NOW SHIPPING: DDC-180 "Ass Pocket Handkerchief"
Posted at 05:29 PM

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"Blatantly Black"

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"Duck Brown"

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"Industrial Green"

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"Road Rash Red"

Product Description:
We finally made a bandana. Or handkerchief. Or bandit mask. Or headband. Call it whatever the hell you want. There are many, many ways to use this thing. We provide a list to get you going on the item. Add to that list and let us know. We're calling the thing an "Ass Pocket Handkerchief".

My dad always had a handkerchief in his back pocket. And let me just tell ya, you didn't want to see that thing "later in the day" as there was a good chance the thing was crusty with who-knows-what, all wadded up in his ass pocket*. I remember him whipping that thing out and wiping our noses and faces, and the things being crusty with...well...I still don't really know? What I'd give to have my dad wipe my face again in 1979. Or 2017. Good memories. Come back, Dad.

(*"Ass Pocket" is an R.L. Burnside reference to a bottle of whiskey that'll fit in your back pocket. This handkerchief will fit back there too, hence the name.)

Ordering Details:
$21.99+ $4 Shipping (U.S.A.)
Colorway
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!

©2020 DDC Dry Goods Div., Merch Dept., Portland, Ore.

March 21, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Fifteeen New DDC Action Caps
Posted at 01:54 PM

WE GONNA KEEP GOING: I was so excited to unleash all these NEW DDC Action Caps a couple weeks back, but held off to due to the current situation with the Covid-19 virus outbreak. And as we all settle in to ride this out, I'm still buying records, and books, and puzzles and goodies. Surprisingly. So today, I said "Aw, fuck it, let's put 'em up." And that's what we are doing. We are still shipping, people! And thank you for the continued DDC merch orders. Here's fifteen new DDC Action Caps to check out! Stay indoors, stay busy, stay healthy and stay vigilant, friends...

New "Various" DDC Action Caps

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Ordering Details:
$32.99 - Shipping Included! (U.S.A.)
Colorways
New "State Stack" DDC Action Caps

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Ordering Details:
$32.99 - Shipping Included! (U.S.A.)
Colorways
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!

©2017 DDC Dry Goods Div., Merch Dept., Portland, Ore.

December 13, 2019
SOLD THEM OUT IN 1080 SECONDS!!!
Posted at 01:14 PM

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EIGHTEEN MINUTES WAS ALL IT TOOK: And they were GONE.

So, friends, animals, watch weirdos and the like, we ALREADY HAVE A NEW ORDER GOING, and we'll have a pink up soon for the pre-ordering. Stay tuned for an announcement on my Instagram as soon as the dust settles from this ape shit morning.

Some data:

- The watches are $84.99, with $13 shipping & handling.
- The first run was 250 watches.
- Another order is in, and we'll have a pre-order link set up soon.

STAY TUNED, and thanks for the interest this morning! WE ARE BLOWN AWAY!

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Check Out Those Details!

Here's a big gallery to see what the watch and packaging look like:

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Product Details:
01. Printed on thick, durable, uncoated white 100# cover stock poster paper!
02. Two colors! Inspired by Raconteurs "Help Me Stranger" record cover! So green!
03. 18" x 24' in dimension.
04. Proudly printed by our Portland buddies at Seizure Palace!
05. Hand-numbered, using our patented freehand technique.
06. Insanely limited edition of 25 from our stash! GOING FAST.
07. Shipped in a 3" x 24' BEEFY kraft poster tube! Reusable.
08. Two free white plastic end puck thingies.
Ordering Details:
$40.00 (+$10 Shipping, Extra Thick Tube, U.S.A. only.)
October 14, 2019
NOW SHIPPING: Raconteurs' "Denver, 10-9-19" Poster!
Posted at 11:06 AM

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Product Details:
01. Printed on thick, durable, uncoated white 100# cover stock poster paper!
02. Three colors! Inspired by Raconteurs "Help Me Stranger" record cover!
03. 18" x 24' in dimension.
04. Proudly printed by our Portland buddies at Seizure Palace!
05. Hand-numbered, using our patented freehand technique.
06. Insanely limited edition of 25 from our stash! GOING FAST.
07. Shipped in a 3" x 24' BEEFY kraft poster tube! Reusable.
08. Two free white plastic end puck thingies.
Ordering Details:
$40.00 (+$10 Shipping, Extra Thick Tube, U.S.A. only.)



September 17, 2019
2019 DDC Fall Tour!!!
Posted at 09:53 AM

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Product Description:
We got to do a couple posters for The Raconteurs! Saw the show last night here in Portland out at Edgefield and got to see the ROCK AND ROLL up close! Thank you to Patrick Keeler, Roe Peterhans and Sarah Stawski for help on the posters. And to Seizure Palace for printing them! And to Brendan, Little Jack, Big Jack and all the crew we got to meet last night! And Dave from Grand Rapids! (Listening to Whirlwind Heat right now!) Okay, let's talk posters... Today, we’re offering a LIMITED EDITION of 75 of our "The Raconteurs, Seattle, 7/18/19" and ""The Raconteurs, Portland, 7/21/19" posters…right here, right now. GO!

AND HEY, limit of two posters per order! Be cool, be cool. If someone swoops in and buys a mess of them, then we reserve the right to edit the order back down to two posters.

"The Raconteurs, Seattle, 7/18/19" Rock Poster

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Product Details:
01. Printed on thick, durable, uncoated white 100# cover stock poster paper!
02. Two colors! Inspired by Emerald City!
03. 18” x 24” in dimension.
04. Proudly printed by our Portland buddies at Seizure Palace!
05. Hand-numbered, using our patented freehand technique.
06. Insanely limited edition of 75 from our stash! GOING FAST.
07. Shipped in a 3” x 24” BEEFY kraft poster tube! Reusable.
08. Two free white plastic end puck thingies.
Ordering Details:
$50.00 (+$11 Shipping, Extra Thick Tube, U.S.A. only.)
"The Raconteurs, Portland, 7/21/19" Rock Poster

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Product Details:
01. Printed on thick, durable, uncoated white 100# cover stock poster paper!
02. Two colors! Inspired by Mt. Hood and the greater Portland area!
03. 18” x 24” in dimension.
04. Proudly printed by our Portland buddies at Seizure Palace!
05. Hand-numbered, using our patented freehand technique.
06. Insanely limited edition of 75 from our stash! GOING FAST.
07. Shipped in a 3” x 24” BEEFY kraft poster tube! Reusable.
08. Two free white plastic end puck thingies.
Ordering Details:
$50.00 (+$11 Shipping, Extra Thick Tube, U.S.A. only.)



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!

©2019 DDC Dry Goods Div., Merch Dept., Portland, Ore.


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HIGH NOON, YOU SUNDAY DRIVERS!!!


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: We’re FIRED UP to announce our fifth Skillshare class, “Design Like Draplin: 21 Tips for Speeding Up Yer Design Workflow” is OUT NOW and class is in session!

Things get WEIRD in this one! Dastardly details, nerdy notions, extreme efficiencies, persnickety persnicketrons, granular glaniculars, crafty crags and THINGS to think about BEFORE you start a project, DURING your project and then AFTER you’ve wrapped a project up. This is all about setting things up the right way, so you’ve got things dialed. Stuff I had to learn the hard way, along the way. Let us arm you with good practices! This stuff is LETHAL! Start smart, work smart, end smart!

The link to our new class is “skl.sh/draplin5”...GO!!!

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AND HEY: Don't forget our first four classes, either:
01. "Logo Design with Draplin: Secrets of Shape, Type and Color"
02. "Circular Logo Design: Combine Type & Icons in a Classic Shape"
03. "Customizing Type: Creating Wordmarks That Work"
04. "Situation Iteration: Iterating with Shape, Style, and Color"

Dig in, people, dig in deep!



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01. Jeff Tweedy - Warm
02. TransChamps - Double Exposure
03. The Cure - Disintegration
04. The White Stripes - Live at The Gold Dollar
05. Dead Kennedys - Bedtime For Democracy
06. Black Flag - Loose Nut
07. Toxic Holocaust - An Overdose of Death
08. Queen - Greatest Hits I, II & III
09. Buzzcocks - Singles Going Steady
10. Feral Ohms - S/T
11. Bobby Bare Jr. - From the End of Your Leash
12. The Delines - The Imperial
13. The Delinkes - Extras From “The Imperial”
14. The Jesus Lizard - Bang
15. Lenguas Largas - Come On In
16. Deep Purple - Who Do We Think We Are
17. Deep Purple - Machine Head
18. Deep Purple - In Rock
19. Deep Purple - Shades of Deep Purple
20. J Mascis - Elastic Days
21. Mudhoney - Digital Garbage
22. Guided By Voices - August By Cake
23. Guided By Voices - The Bears For Lunch
24. The Sea and Cake - Any Day
25. Howlin Rain - The Alligator Bride
26. Chris Crofton - Hello It's Me
27. Spiritualized - And Nothing Hurt
28. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks. - Sparkle Hard
29. Le Zeppelin - How The West Was Won
30. Bonnie "Prince" Billy - Wolf of the Cosmos
31. Sonic Youth - Bad Moon Rising
32. Replacements - All Shook Down
33. Bill Evans - From Left To Right
34. Mark Kozelek - Mark Kozelek Sings Favorites
35. The Bottle Rockets - Bit Logic
36. Dead Meadow - Howls From The Hills
37. Wilco - Schmilco
38. Tripping Daisy - Jesus Hits Like the Atom Bomb
39. The Sonics - Boom
40. The Greenhornes - Sewed Soles
41. Strawberry Alarm Clock - Incense and Peppermints
42. The Hold Steady - Almost Killed Me
43. The Beatles - Let It Be
44. Bob Dylan - Planet Waves
45. Bob Dylan - Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid
46. Swervedriver - Mezcal Head
47. Steve Earle - El Corazón
48. Richmond Fontaine - Don’t Skip Out On Me
49. R.E.M. - Automatic For The People
50. R.E.M. - Eponymous



October 19, 2018
Autumn's Splendor Listening List
Posted at 07:50 PM

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01. The Amazing - Ambulance
02. The Amazing - Gentle Stream
03. The Amazing - In Transit
04. The Amazing - Picture You
05. Mudhoney - Digital Garbage
06. Bottle Rockets - Bit Logic
07. Guided By Voices - The Bears For Lunch
08. Guided By Voices - Space Gun
09. Spiritualized - And Nothing Hurt
10. The Flaming Lips - Lightning Strikes The Postman (Remix 2016)
11. New Radiant Storm King - August Revital
12. Mount Eerie - Ocean Roar
13. Keene Brothers - Blue and Boogie Shoes
14. Mark Kozelek - Mark Kozelek
15. Aretha Franklin - Aretha Now
16. The Jayhawks - Back Roads and Abandoned Motels
17. Old 97s - Love The Holidays
18. The Delines - The Imperial (Over and over...)
19. Howlin Rain - Mansion Songs
20. King Tuff - The Other
21. Eric Matthews - The Imagination Stage
22. Nels Cline - Lovers
23. Melvins - Pinkus Abortion Technician
24. Rough Francis - MSP3: Counter Attack
25. Josh Rouse - Love in the Modern Age
26. Howlin Rain - The Alligator Bride
27. Sleep - The Sciences
28. Deep Purple - In Rock
29. The Sea and Cake - Any Day
30. Chris Crofton - Hello It's Me
31. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks. - Sparkle Hard
32. Bonnie "Prince" Billy - Wolf of the Cosmos
33. Replacements - Live at Maxwell's
34. St. Johnny - High As A Kite
35. Buffalo Tom - Quiet and Peace
36. Buffalo Springfield - Retrospective: The Best Of...
37. Poison Idea - Feel The Darkness
38. The Dirtbombs - Horndog Fest
39. Low - Double Negative
40. J Mascis - Elastic Days


September 19, 2018
DDC vs. DMB: SOLD OUT.
Posted at 11:06 AM

THAT TOOK ALL OF TWO MINUTES: To sell out our stack of Dave Matthews Band posters. Holy shit. Two minutes. Woosh.

Sadly, due to the INSANE RUSH of orders, it oversold, and we’ll be in touch with each person who didn’t make the fifty poster cut-off. My sincerest apologies. Before I could turn the link off, another 20 orders came in! That was at the 110-second mark? Who lives like this?!

That was fuckin’ nuts. Ferocious. Terrifying. Fun. Surreal. Thank you to everyone who snagged one!

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IN FIFTY-NINE MINUTES FROM NOW: Fifty of our “Dave Matthews Band, Bend, Oregon, 8/28/18” concert poster screen prints! 11 AM PST! Right here! Ordering details go up at 11 AM, SHARP! BAM!