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About

As our lives fill with alert messages and reminder vibrations I invite you to simplify, to get back to basics. Things like work bags, briefcases and wallets are slimming down, your workflow can too. 

With minimal design cues, The Annual is much more flexible than your average day runner. Unlabeled fields of lines, white space and grids help guide, but don’t direct what goes where. 

The Annual is an ideal solution if you, or someone you know, is: 

  • wanting less screen-time
  • constantly jumping at smartphone alerts
  • looking to focus more on what matters, being less reactive
  • pursuing mindfulness and limiting distractions
  • just a total "paper feels better" person, like me.

6 Principles that Created the Features of The Annual 

3 ways to use The Annual

 Product details* 

  • 6 3/8" x 8 3/8” 
  • 152 pages
  • Week-view across each spread
  • Month-at-a-glance view
  • Year-at-a-glance view
  • Thick, minimal bleed-through pages 
  • Soft-touch cover in deep navy (Pantone 7545 C)
  • Stitched, lay-flat binding (see photos below)
  • Smooth, soft-touch cover stock
  • Cover flap for tucking stray notes 
  • FSC-certified stock 
  • Printed in USA

*PLEASE NOTE; Images and video are of a pre-production prototype. What's the same: Interior pages are actual stock, binding is of actual method. What will be different: The cover stock. The cover will be 2x as thick as shown, and will have consistent color at the edges (forgive the flaked edge—happening due to laser printing of prototype. Production cover will be printed offset).

Click "see full bio" to learn a little more about me, my background, and why I did this Kickstarter. In the end, I am curious if anyone else out there has been having as much trouble as I have in finding the perfect place to plan?

Risks and challenges

The Annual project is pretty straightforward—but it's been a lot of years in the making. If I can get funded we'll be at a quantity that enables a reasonably priced print run. However, my fulfillment partner is not a solo-artist (you should see the machine that stitches the lay-flat binding). A quickly and fully funded project means paper stock on order, presses running at full steam and Priority Mail packages flying from Portland out to your state in 3-days time. The faster I can fund, the faster I the machines start humming. My goal is delivery by Dec 15 or sooner. No matter the forecast I'll update my backers clearly and quickly every step of the way.

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    You'll receive a thank you email and a 2016 year at-a-glance PDF to print and post at your desk or on the fridge.

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    LIMITED QUANTITY AVAILALBE
    Are you an expert with an Exacto and a self-healing mat?

    You'll receive a thank you email with:
    PDF of 2016 year-at-a-glance
    PDF of blank week-in-view

    You'll be able to print at home, work or a Kinko's-type shop. Ready to trim and hole punch into a mini-binder, creating your own calm place to plan.

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    Pledge $34 or more About $34

    1 copy of the 2016 Annual Lifebook

    Each book includes;
    - Week-in-detail spreads, starting Dec 2015 so you can get a jump on it
    - Month view, embedded in weekly progression
    - 2016 Year at-a-glance page
    - Grid pages for sketching, layout or notes

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    Pledge $68 or more About $68

    2 copies of the 2016 Annual Lifebook

    Each book includes;
    - Week-in-detail spreads, starting Dec 2015 so you can get a jump on it
    - Month view, embedded in weekly progression
    - 2016 Year at-a-glance page
    - Grid pages for sketching, layout or notes

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    GET 'EM TO GIFT!
    3 copies of the 2016 Annual Lifebook

    Each book includes;
    - Week-in-detail spreads, starting Dec 2015 so you can get a jump on it
    - Month view, embedded in weekly progression
    - 2016 Year at-a-glance page
    - Grid pages for sketching, layout or notes

    Each Annual at this level arrives with a minimalist gift tag. True to form and should arrive before the holidays!

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    Pledge $340 or more About $340

    Quantity order—perfect for corporate gifts!

    10 copies of the 2016 Annual Lifebook

    Each book includes;
    - Week-in-detail spreads, starting Dec 2015 so you can get a jump on it
    - Month view, embedded in weekly progression
    - 2016 Year at-a-glance page
    - Grid pages for sketching, layout or notes

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Funding period

- (30 days)