Web Wednesday: Daffy Dan

A couple of years ago while trolling the streets of Cleveland with my buddy Jacob Edwards, co-founder/co-owner of Jakprints, we came across a typical-to-Cleveland brick building with a giant sign reading “Daffy Dan’s Custom Screenprinting” complete with a badass cutout caricature of Dan himself!  “What’s that???” I said aloud.  “Oh, that’s Daffy Dan, he’s been around forever, he used to own the market here.  I’m not sure he likes us much” says Jacob.  “Awesome” says I.

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The actual sign on Daffy Dan’s building

Everything about Daffy Dan’s branding and image screams vintage screen-printing.  I like to joke about this industry being formed by hippies printing in the garage.  Well, it’s true.  And though myself and many young and/or serious printers have to fight that stigma, there’s something nostalgic about it all.

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DD’s branding has not changed much in the past 40 years

Please do take a chance to visit Daffy Dan’s website which itself has a vintage 1990’s web appeal.  The use of Comic Sans on the site is a bit of a middle finger to the modern world.  I love it!

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