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CA$ 7,442
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104
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, November 27 2015 3:00 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated November 27, 2015

Book Mustache

A stylish way to read books when you are on the go or lying down!

Book Mustache

A stylish way to read books when you are on the go or lying down!

CA$ 7,442
pledged of CA$ 9,000pledged of CA$ 9,000 goal
104
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, November 27 2015 3:00 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated November 27, 2015

About

The Story

When I first discovered reading novels as a kid I was completely floored; I suddenly had the ability to explore far-away, imaginary worlds or to experience our own planet from a different set of eyes.

I discovered a world that was hidden in a wardrobe, made friends with a boy who lived in a closet under the stairs, and even befriended some clever woodland animals who lived in a feudal society. I grew up with these characters, considered them friends, and would become totally immersed in their experiences as if I were there myself.

Somehow, the older I got and as more responsibilities were added to my day-to-day life, reading fell to the wayside more and more. It’s not like my day was too full, there were plenty of potential opportunities to read, I simply just didn’t do it. I realized the reasons holding me back were completely silly: I needed to hold on to a pole while riding the bus, I needed to drink my coffee, I needed to have one hand free at all times and reading got in the way of that.

That’s why I came up with the BookMustache; worn on your thumb, it keeps your reading material wide open, freeing your other hand to do whatever you need to do at the time. Doesn’t matter if it’s a paperback, hardcover, comic, or even a magazine. It allows you to free up your downtime and throw some books in the mix.

The design was painstakingly refined so that the fit is comfortable for thumbs of any shape and size. As for the mustache shape, why not have some fun and add a touch of class and self-expression.

I made this to rediscover the joy of reading, and now I want to share it with you. Give your book a mustache today.

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Nothing beats a coffee and a good book, especially when your book has a mustache!
Nothing beats a coffee and a good book, especially when your book has a mustache!
Perfect for hardcover, paperback, and even magazines!
Perfect for hardcover, paperback, and even magazines!
We went through many iterations to get it just right.
We went through many iterations to get it just right.
Close-up of the Book Mustache
Close-up of the Book Mustache
Give your coffee mug a Mustache!
Give your coffee mug a Mustache!
The unofficial mascot of the Book Mustache
The unofficial mascot of the Book Mustache
Give your book a Mustache today!
Give your book a Mustache today!

Who are We?

Lazar wearing a Book Mustache proudly :{
Lazar wearing a Book Mustache proudly :{

We’re a team of book lovers who decided to do anything we could to make reading as easy as possible. 

Lazar: The eureka guy, thought of the project and bullied the other guys into helping him make it a reality. 

Matt: The visual mastermind, designed all of the models during development and dealt with Lazar’s nagging about tiny details. Also, he took all of the wonderful pictures seen here. 

Dave: The Other guy, Dave was just kinda there the whole time. Just kidding, it was actually Dave who came up with the mustache shape!

What Needs to be Done

The existing Book Mustache prototypes were created using an industrial 3D printer and then manually refined. When they're perfect, these prototypes will be used to create the injection molds for the production run of the Book Mustache. We have temporarily relocated to Shenzhen, China, the manufacturing capital of the world, to work with manufacturers that will create the best product for us and for you. We need help from you to complete the plastic injection molding and get the ball rolling on the production run.

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Risks and challenges

There are two key potential pitfalls that this project needs to circumvent and overcome in order to be successful; scaling up production and handling the fulfillment logistics. These risks apply to almost all product design and manufacturing but we’re confident that our fervour for reading will fan the flames necessary to carry this project to fruition.

We will be staying in Shenzhen to work closely with the manufacturer to ensure that any production problems are taken care of and to mitigate the impact of any issues that come up. In terms of handling the delivery logistics, we will do all of our due diligence in choosing a fulfillment service provider that will help us to handle the shipping. We’re not afraid of hard work and we believe that this potential pitfall can be mitigated with lots of elbow grease on our end.

At the end of the day, the point of this project is to get people reading more, something that we want as much for ourselves as for all of you. We believe that this product can help in this goal, so we will do our very best to ensure that the product is all that it can be, and that it gets to your hands and into your books in a timely manner.

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    A MUSTACHERIFIC thank you from all of us here at Book Mustache!

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    ONE brand, spanking new Book Mustache.

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    TWO brand, spanking new Book Mustache.
    Don't blame us if you go cross-eyed reading two books at once ;)

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    FIVE brand, spanking new Book Mustache.
    Now your fingers won't get jealous of the thumb.

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