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Rawwar Presents: 100% recycled technology sleeves. Durable, customizable cardboard sleeves for your iPad and 15" MacBook

We're Rick Love and Reed Enger - artist and designer respectively. We're hooked on Apple products, and started building our own cases to keep them safe. We wanted a case that would be durable, inexpensive, and infinitely customizable. 

3 years ago we began recycling pizza boxes into laptop cases. The cardboard was awesomely durable, and no one felt like stealing a week-old Papa Johns. So we called the folks who manufacture the pizza boxes, and drafted a box to fit our laptops. The result is our Rough Cases: simple, durable, customizable cases for our laptops and iPads.

They turned out even better than we'd hoped. Rough Cases fit the 15" MacBook Pro and iPad like a glove. Corrugated construction is tough - we're guessing a lot tougher than neoprene cases, and it turns out cardboard is strangely beautiful. Smooth, with crisp edges, and a perfect canvas for customization. And everyone likes opening a package! Every time you open your Raw Case, it's like giving a present to yourself. 

Durability

Cardboard is American Tough. There's a reason why it's the standard for shipping packages around the globe, moving out of your dorm, and catching brave skydivers. These cases are durable. We've carried our laptops and ipads in these boxes for nearly three years - surviving falls, deterring theft, and braving catastrophic beer spills.

Construction

100% recycled and recyclable corrugated cases made in America. Don't call it cardboard, this is serious, heavy-duty Corrugated. Manufactured in the beating heart of Golden Valley minnesota by plaid-wearing, sleeves-rolled Minnesotans. 

Uses

Even though we've designed these cases to fit the 15" MacBook Pro and iPad they've proved solidly versatile. They carry our tech, papers, printed portfolios, notebooks, trashy paperbacks, gum, toothbrushes, and all manner of narrow accessories. 

Designs

We'll be printing artwork and mantras on the higher-end cases, our first runs shown below - if you participate at these levels, choose your favorite design and we'll make sure it lands in your loving arms! Designs will be one-color, and printed either off-set litho, (for large runs) or screen printed by hand.

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We sincerely appreciate your support for this project. Every designer and artist wants to share their ideas with the world, and that's what we're attempting here. Vote Art! Vote America!

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Many of the challenges are with the manufacturing itself. We're working with Liberty Carton in Golden Valley MN, to manufacture our Rough Cases. Their routered prototypes are lovely, and after funding, we'll be cutting dies for mass-production. We'll be working hand in hand with their designers to follow this final process and make sure it is of the highest standard.

Our print process for the case designs will vary based on the volume ordered. For prints with under 500 requests we'll be screen-printing the designs onto the cases by hand, a process which Rick Love has dialed in during his decade running Out of Register Press print studio.

Our final challenge is shipping. We'll be folding the cases inside-out and taping them closed to ship, upon arrival, simply cut the tape, reverse, and assemble. We've tested sending cases this way both locally and across country and they arrive in wonderful condition. Upon completion of this project we'd love to have the cases all shipped by Christmas, though we've set a final date at Feb. 2013 just in case. Thanks again for your support - and we can't wait to deliver your case.

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    We're excited about this project - for a dollar we'll send you a thank you email, with a high-res piece of digital art attached. Print it off, hang it up,

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    More art! Five dollars puts you on the Rawwar art list - on the 10th of every month for one year we'll email you a piece of digital art for your very own. A rugged, long-lasting .jpg that you can print out, or set as a desktop. Expect bright colors.

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    1 blank iPad OR MacBook case. For just ten dollars you'll wrap your tech in the finest of American corrugated. Durable, no-nonsense slipcases. We'll ship it to you folded inside out, just cut the tape, and fold together.

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    For $15 american dollars we'll ship you both blank cases. One for your iPad and one for your 15" MacBook. Don't have an iPad? You probably know someone who does, and they probably deserve a present.

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    One case, for either iPad or 15" Macbook, custom printed with an exclusive Rawwar artwork. Choose a number from the Art Print key to the left.

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    You're a discerning buyer, and for thirty dollars, we're sending you both cases, for iPad and 15" MacBook, each emblazoned with the art print of your choice. Choose from the Print Key to the left.

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    You want a printed case, and a "VOTE ART" yard sign? Perfect! Click here, and we'll get those shipped to you post haste. Make sure you tell us what print number you'd like on your case!

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    This is the whole package. You'll get two printed cases, and a VOTE ART yard sign - to proudly show your support! Make sure to tell us what designs you'd like from the Print Key to the left.

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    Well you really like this idea, don't you? We're deeply grateful for your support, and we'll send you one case for either iPad or 15" MacBook, that's been illuminated, painted, or illustrated by hand. We're an artist and a designer, and we believe in beauty and fun - and it's fun to be surprised! Your one-of-a-kind custom case will arrive by Valentine's Day - our little love letter to you.

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    Magnificent. We thank you for your support. American Manufacturing thanks you for your support. You deserve art for this kind of contribution, so we'll be sending you both cases, one for your 15" MacBook, one for your iPad, each illuminated, painted, or illustrated by hand. Your one-of-a-kind custom cases will arrive by Valentine's Day. <3

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