Located in the mighty Pacific Northwest, Aaron James Draplin of the Draplin Design Co. proudly rolls up his sleeves on a number of projects related to the Print, Identity, and Illustration categories. He makes stuff for Coal Headwear, Union Binding Co., Richmond Fontaine, Esquire, Nike, Wired, Dinosaur Jr., Timberline Lodge, Chunklet, Eaux Claires Music Festival, Poler, Incase, Sub Pop, Cobra Dogs, Jill Soloway, Sasquatch Music Festival, Fender Guitars, Rhett Miller, Old 97's, Nixon Watches, Patagonia, Target, Johhodgman, Chris Stapleton, NASA/JPL, Ford Motor Company, Woolrich, and even the Obama Administration. If you can believe that!
He's traveled the world telling his story, with over 385 speaking fiascos under his belt and counting! He co-created Field Notes with Jim Coudal, and their memo books are sold in over 2,500 stores worldwide, with limited-edition special editions shipped quarterly to a booming subscriber list. His first book titled Pretty Much Everything came out on May 17, 2016 on Abrams Books, which incredibly, is in its seventh printing. He prides himself on a high level of craftsmanship and quality that keeps him up late into the wet Portland night.
DDC Proud List of Services: Graphic Design, Illustration, Friendship, Clipping Pathery, Garying, Jokes/Laughter, Campfire Strummin', Gocco Dynamics, Road Trip Navigation, Trust, Guitar Tuning, Gen'l Conversation, Culture Critique, Existential Wondering, Color Correcting, Bounty Hunting, Heavy Lifting, Advice, A Warm Meal, Simple Ideas, and Occasional Usage of Big Words.
A brand within the brand, the Force delivers the durability and purity of performance demanded by 100-plus-a-day-a-year riders. An indestructible binding that can handle any condition or terrain with all the features you need and nothing you don't. Multi-year comfort and dependability, back by a lifetime warranty base.
Pioneering the concept of “True Flex” base design, Union was also the first binding on the market to incorporate bombproof Extruded Aluminum Heelcups, and Magnesium Buckles.
Compared to other bindings in this price category, the Force stands alone. We have combined superb materials, features and function that merge into an overall value that is second to none.
UNIVERSAL DISK 4X4, 4X2 AND THE CHANNEL
Duraflex Injected Multizone Force Highbacks are tapered towards the top, providing flex and tweakability where you want it, support and durability where you need it.
A wider more traditional design, the Classic Pro Ankle Strap compliments the Force model perfectly - A time-honored legend of a snowboard binding.
Simply put, Duraflex ST is the same material as regular Duraflex, but with increased glass for more response without the weight. Designed for cold temperatures.
The rigidity and strength of Extruded Aluminum acts like a roll cage on a race car - stiffening the entire chassis. The male/female connection with the base provides seamless response.
Multi-Density Thermoformed Bushings sustain their function season after season - unlike competitors who use urethane, rubber or other materials that change color and become brittle over time.
This Union exclusive process produces a material 4 times the strength of aluminum with only 1/2 the weight. Plus magnesium is easily recycled and remains the eighth most abundant element on the planet.