Aaron Draplin might be crazy, but he’s the kind of crazy I love. My dad still carries these little freebie notebooks around and they were always lying around in the various farm trucks and tractors growing up. Now there’s an online gallery of Draplin’s collection and that’s important.
For a few years now, I’ve had the idea to do something similar, photograph and catalog the large “gimme cap” collection taking up a dusty old cabinet in the shop at home. It’s essentially from the same place, but for your head rather than your pocket. Looks like a trip home is in order.
You can check out Field Notes new limited release, the National Crop edition, here.