There are a coupole of projects on Kickstarter right now that Well-Appointed readers might want to know about and maybe, just maybe, you might want to back them.
The first one I wanted to bring to your attention is the COMP notebook project. I’ve mentioned a couple times in the past about how Michael Beirut, a designer of some note, has used plain composition notebooks to document his creative life. Well, Aaron Fay, a designer who works for Michael finally took notice and decided to build a better composition notebook. Hallelujah! I’m backing this project but this is seriously a notebook built for someone like me — a designer, a paper snob, a fountain pen user and someone who can name check both Michael Beirut and Pentagram at the drop of a hat. But don’t let that stop you from backing the project and, in the future, also being able to become someone who name checks Michael Beirut, Pentagram and becomes a paper and pen snob too.
Nitty Gritty COMP Notebook info:
- Available lined or unlined
- 9.75″ x 7.5″
- 148 pages
- Offset printed covers
- Sewn and cold glued, square back, boards on, layflat binding
- 120 gsm ultra white, semi-smooth, uncoated interior paper
- Excellent writing surface for fountain pen, pencil, ball point pen, and many other instruments
- Color-through dyed black endsheets
- Thick hardcovers wrapped with a custom designed pattern printed on the finest micro-embossed paper
- Square corners
- Black Italian cialux cloth
- Interior lines (for lined version) printed offset with stochastic screening
The COMP is definitely a notebook speaks to me. Its simple but has improved upon a classic in all the ways that are important: paper quality, binding and overall quality. I hope this product does well and can be produced for a long time to come because a composition book with good quality blank pages would be a thing a beauty!
The second project is the Slice planner. I’m pretty sure Gentleman Stationer has waxed on about it already but if you’ve ever wanted to get all crazy with the visual planning system of the Chronodex system best known through the work of Patrick Ng of Scription fame, than you might want to try the Slice planner. The Slice Planner combines paper and digital components to create a modern planning system that is the best of both worlds.
I haven’t backed this yet because I haven’t quite figured out how to visualize using the chronodex model. I’m not sure my brain works like that but maybe yours does? And I already backed another planner on Kickstarter. How many planners can I use in a calendar year anyway? How many can you?
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I backed the Slice Planner and will be happy to let you take a look at it once it arrives.
Awesome! Thanks, Teri!
Well, I had to watch the video twice for the Slice planner but decided to back it. Been using Hobonichi Techo for 3 years now and like it but want to try having my calendar across all my devices. We’ll see. Worth the price to find out. Thank, Ana!
lol the comp book. I can’t….
“A beautiful, unique, custom marbled cover pattern, optimized to balance light and dark perfectly, with every shape in the pattern individually placed for a unified look throughout. ”
Please…it’s a marble cover.
Designers do tend to overindulge their sense of purpose. I’m just happy to see the improved binding and paper stock.