draplin This is what I think about when I drift off to sleep: "Our little planet, floating in the vast insignificance, in our little corner of the universe." And it's oddly soothing, for some reason. #wow And, this...this is REAL. Right this very second. #getcosmic #jetlagjitters #berlin #largemaninasmalleurobed 8h

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8h draplin
Earlybird Aaron James Draplin
draplin Can't get enough of the geometry here in Berlin. Reasons to keep living. #berlin #thicklines #ddc2015springtour @leighola77 8h

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10h draplin
Earlybird Aaron James Draplin
draplin "Excuse me, which way to the U.S. embassy?" #berlin #ominouseagles #thicklines #ddc2015springtour @leighola77 10h

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12h draplin
Earlybird Aaron James Draplin
draplin This way to the Bauhaus Archive! #bauhausarchivemuseum #berlin #ddc2015springtour @leighola77 12h
  •   joorgieboy Your design approach is phenomenal. Saw that Video you made that shows how you develop a logo...I swear it's a 4 year design education wrapped up into a few minutes of dedicated hearing and learning. It changed my standard of approach in my work, just wanted to thank you for the consistency of excellence sir. Thank you. @draplin 11h
  •   billykirkinc Lucky ducks! 11h
  •   generalcornwallis Epic 11h
  •   hatayas 11h
  •   dani_project529 I traveled there from Detroit about 10 years ago for a graphic design study trip, with 20 other graphic design students from WSU... we went to all the Bauhaus schools, the Arciv, a bunch of design studios, agency's, museums... I can't wait to go back one day. If you have time the Jewish museum is a must see, it's heart wrenching but the architecture and the installations are unforgettable. 11h
  •   analeezap Great bumping into you---such a nice guy. Don't worry about to tomorrow, you'll kill it 🏽 #typo2015 10h
  •   berthabalseca I was at your lecture at the How Design conference in Chicago ., you motivate me to be happy and enjoy doing my work... Thanks!!! @draplin 10h
  •   tedbirt That place is pretty great! Enjoy! 5h

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2d draplin
Earlybird Aaron James Draplin
draplin Walking around Berlin, and this gem punched me in the face. On the side of some kind of street cleaner machine, if I remember correctly. #thicklines #berlin #ddc2015springtour @leighola77 2d

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draplin Let's get this party started, Berlin! #schitzenplotz #mistertom #berlin 2d

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2d draplin
Earlybird Aaron James Draplin
draplin In Berlin, precisely jetlagged to "Sumatran Time." @leighola77 were lurking around the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag, thinking about all the ghosts of this town. #brandenberggate #berlin #germany #europe #earth #solarsystem #milkyway #universe 2d

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2d draplin
Earlybird Aaron James Draplin
draplin Saw these cool arrows while trying to find the goddamned box of posters KLM lost. Schnitzel! #berlin #internationalsituations #passportstamps #embassydirections #earlymornings #jetlagjitters @leighola77 2d

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6d draplin
Earlybird Aaron James Draplin
draplin Here was a "failed passport photo" from when I got my shit renewed in 2011. The guy at the Kinko's wasn't feeling it at 5:45am. Either was I. Proof is in the picture. I made him take it again. #cuttingroomfloor #faceproblems #failedpassportphotos #earlymornings #internationalsituations #embassydirections #medicineballhead #middleage 6d
  •   bradhilldesign Strange seeing a photo of you without a hat. 6d
  •   fukin_a_wright The first photo job I ever had was snapping those at Kinkos 6d
  •   emacey I wish to speak to the Prime Minister, immediately... 6d
  •   dakwashere Clearly "terrorist"! 6d
  •   davidjrshort Haaahaha, you wouldn't even get past ticket check-in with that one. And who the heck is taking a passport photo at 6 in the morning? Yikes. 6d
  •   chuckdillah Friar Tuck! 6d
  •   duncdunc Just revel in the fact that this will be the photo that will be broadcast publicly, if anything serious is to happen 6d
  •   paulylyus Surprised that your mop isn't shaped like a hat. 5d

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6d draplin
Earlybird Aaron James Draplin
draplin My old passport shot. Hairless and less girth. June of 2000. See that janky cut in the bottom right corner? That little nick has given me trouble in many countries..."proof" I was up to something sketchy. Been called out too many times due to some passport turd who was (literally) cutting corners in D.C. when they made this one. #internationalsituations #youngerdays #sloppycutting #customs #goddammit #lessgirth 6d

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7d draplin
Earlybird Aaron James Draplin
draplin Another late night, DOING WHATEVER IT TAKES to get all those DDC merch orders out the door. We work hard to win yer business and keep you in high spirits. Thanks for the patience, DDC customer base! Here's @leighola77 wheeling another 75 posters out the door, to you. #appreciation #ddcmerch #whateverittakes #postertrade #doingourbest #latenights #fridaynightisalrightforshipping 7d

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1w draplin
Earlybird Aaron James Draplin
draplin My buddy @greghennes went and bought himself a damn hotel in Joseph, Oregon! #girlsgonewallowa And when you click on @thejenningshotel, you can get a feel for what he got himself into. He's got a Kickstarter going for it, and if you get the poster reward, feel good knowing the DDC had a leathery, little hand in it. #proudmoments And Greg, how much progress have you made on the "DDC wing?" Just checking. #goddammit #thejenningshotel #joseph #oregon #wallowathis #wallowathat #hellyeah #cattlebrandgreatness 1w

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draplin New Space Shuttle tribute posters have landed safely, after a long orbit, after a successful undocking from the @mamassauce space station down in Florida. Two new editions! On the site soon! #spaceshuttle #newcolors #seventhedition #eighthedition 1w

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draplin On some level, we're always thinking about British Columbia. #britishcolumbia #canada #thicklines #strangeandwonderfulplaces 1w

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draplin From an old an Australian bus sign. #oz 2w

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draplin With my mom today. #happyson She went through 24 hours of labor to eject me. #mom @laurendraplin 2w

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2w draplin
Earlybird Aaron James Draplin
draplin The summer of '74 was a big one for Mom and I. She taught me all kinds of stuff an 8-month-old kid from Detroit needed to know. Swimming, eating, playing, crawling and loading up my pants. #allkindsofstuff Here we are working on "raspberry" sounds together. Check out Mom's "Keith Richards" hair! Pretty cool. #coolmoms 41 years later, she's still just as cool, and STILL my very favorite person in the world. Love you, Mom. #happymothersday #mom #myfavorite #1974 #herecomethewaterworks 2w

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2w draplin
Earlybird Aaron James Draplin
draplin And here's @leighola77 shaking hands with America's greatest presidential videographer, the amazing @hopiehall! Your Oregon fan club is robust, Hope! #coolpeople #cooljobs #coolmoments @barackobama 2w

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2w draplin
Earlybird Aaron James Draplin
draplin And this is five seconds after @leighola77 shook hands with the greatest president we've ever believed in. Congrats, lady! And thank you Chase for the presidential golden touch! #coolmoments #history #herstory #secretservicebreath @barackobama @hopiehall 2w

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2w draplin
Earlybird Aaron James Draplin
draplin And then she sends this one, but a foot away from @barackobama! She had this to say, "I could smell his neck when he leaned over me!" They shook hands and @leighola introduced herself looking him right in the eye. "Well, I'm glad to meet you, too!" he said. YES!!! #wow #coolpeople #coolmoments #history #herstory @hopiehall 2w
  •   draplin I'm betting he smells like intelligence, poise, professionalism and freedom. #awe 2w
  •   rewkim Amazing! We passed by his motorcade in PDX, and my daughter played tag/chase in the lobby with the Secret Service detail (after he left). #bigfans 2w
  •   leighola77 When It came my turn, I looked up into his face and said, "I am so excited and happy to meet you". Pushed my sunglasses off of my face, looked at him eyeball to eyeball. He stopped, grabbed my hand and said, "Well...what's your name?" I said, "Leigh". Still shaking hands. Then ze Prezident said, "Well Leigh. It's VERY nice to meet you!" He leaned over me, his neck in my face. I could see the part that gets irritated by his shirt collar and shaving. He was otherwise flawless. So "on". So poised. It was really wild. Because after all he is just a man. But then of course he isn't. All the hopes and dreams and expectations and secrets he carries... Fascinating. I feel for him. 2w
  •   kellithecatlady @hummingbirdfactory i always saw him as a leatherbound book and mahogany kind of guy! Good to know! 2w
  •   leighola77 *He diiid have a little spit in the corner of his mouth that I wanted to wipe away for him. But YA know, I couldn't. He still carried it. He is a beautiful, super handsome man. Had all the jokes down, the baby snuggling, and the sports talk. I just kind of stared at him, trying to harness the moment because it was so weird. And so cool. I'm a very serious history nerd, political geek and believer... So none of this was lost on me. Thank you @chaseg for making it happen! 2w
  •   terumiwoods I love everything about these posts!!!! 2w
  •   finnllow Super cool! And a lot jealous! 2w
  •   chaseg @draplin @leighola77 🏻 2w

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