Draplin, Omfgco + ADX Studio Visit
February 3 2012
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
ADX (click for map)
417 SE 11th Avenue
Draplin Design Co.
From his website:
Bred from the loins of the proud Midwest, this little fucker was squeezed out in Detroit, in the year 1973 to the proud parents of Jim and Lauren Draplin. Growing up on a steady stream of Legos, Star Wars, family trips, little sisters, summer beach fun, stitches, fall foliage, drawing, skateboarding and snowboarding, at 19 he moved west to Bend, Oregon to hit jumps “Out West.” His career started with a snowboard graphic for Solid snowboards and took off like wildfire soon after. Everything from lettering cafe signs to drawing up logos to thinking up local advertising campaigns were manhandled under the ruse of the newly formed-and gigantically reckless-Draplindustries Design Co.
From the website:
We are The Official Manufacturing Company.
We have the necessary documents.
We are thing makers.
We are Mathew Foster, Fritz Mesenbrink, and Jeremy Pelley, although not necessarily in that order.
We are out of jail.
We are on the same team and have already won the game.
We have reviewed our past mistakes and taken notes.
We receive sporadic recognition for our unrecognized genius.
We floss, both literally and metaphorically.
We consider the facts.
After having separately worked for some years for Wieden+Kennedy, Ace Hotel and a handful of other fantastic places, we now know exactly* what we