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David RengifoBy David Rengifo
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David RengifoBy David Rengifo
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$3,608
pledged of $10,000pledged of $10,000 goal
90
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, December 4 2014 7:40 PM UTC +00:00

About

Blok Books: Conquer Your BLOK – a notebook by creatives, for creatives.

A notebook should be more than a pile of paper. It should be your instrument in life.

That’s what we believe, and that’s why we created Blok Books—to capture ideas as they flow. If you’re a visionary, an artist of the soul, then you understand. You get how we think. And you know the internal voice that drives us.

We are David Rengifo and Steve Smit: designers, artists, and owners of Rain Visual Strategy + Design. For a while, we’ve been searching for ways to improve the notebook. We know and believe in the importance of this artistic tool. It plays a vital role in the creative process, allowing the most natural part to take place: jotting down ideas as they come to your mind.

Our vision was to craft something that would lay flat, that would always have a pen. But most of all, we wanted something to help fellow creatives Conquer Their BLOK.

Introducing Blok Books

Blok Books are not too large, not too small. We designed them to always stay by your side, allowing you to capture thoughts as they come, no matter where you are. Most importantly, BLOK Books were developed by creatives, for creatives.

Whether you’re a writer, a musician, a designer, or an artist, BLOK Books are more than just notebooks. They are your instruments in life. We urge you to seize the moment, and Conquer Your BLOK.

The Difference in Design

We took great care in designing BLOK Books. Below are the top features which make them stand out from the rest:

Carefully Crafted

BLOK Books are not “hand-made.” However, we partnered with a small, local (for us), and world-class bookbindery that brings amazing hands-on care and craftsmanship to each notebook.

Join Us in the Journey

BLOK Books is a labor of love. It’s a project close to our hearts, just like any creation of an artistic mind. However, this isn’t merely about us. It’s about designing a space for all creatives where ideas are free to flow and where thoughts are welcomed. It’s about taking something ordinary, and making it extraordinary.

We are asking you today: join us in the journey and help us produce the first set of BLOK Books. When you make a pledge to fund the BLOK Books project, you’ll receive the following:

Thank you for your time, thank you for your support, and we hope you move forward and Conquer Your BLOK!

Risks and challenges

Of course, as with any new project, we always face the possibility of potential roadblocks. The bindery we’re using may receive a last-minute, massive order and run behind schedule for our notebooks. We may discover the archival paper we’d planned for BLOK Books ends up on backorder.

Then again, Ebola may force us into martial law, or a huge flood could drown our hometown of Phoenix, Ariz. (yes, this actually happened a month ago!).

Our point is this: we have 40 years of combined experience in printing and binding and design. Should a roadblock arise, we know how to develop alternative solutions of equal value. And we can guarantee the BLOK Book you ordered will make it to your doorstep—within reasonable time and of the highest quality.

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    Thanks for your contribution to creativity. Every dollar counts and we’re thankful for your support. If you like our project, please share and help us get the word out!

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    1 BLOK Books notebook: Your choice of Creative BLOK or Writer’s BLOK. US domestic shipping is INCLUDED.

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    2 BLOK Books notebooks: Your choice of 2 Creative BLOKs, 2 Writer’s BLOKs, or one of each. US domestic shipping is INCLUDED.

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    10 BLOK Books notebooks: Any combination of Creative BLOK and Writer’s BLOK. US domestic shipping is INCLUDED.

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