Daper is an exquisite tear-off daily calendar which is originated from Chinese Almanac and written in English. Combining ancient wisdom and modern culture, we keep the most valuable part of the original and turn it into a stylish and multi-purpose civil calendar that enriches your daily lives.
In the ancient time, the Chinese mainly earned a living at farming. To ensure a stable harvest, the traditional Agricultural Calendar was invented by the Yellow Emperor (2698-2598BC).
The Agricultural Calendar is composed of the lunar-solar calendar (YinYangLi), which embraces the observation from the movement of both the Moon and the Sun. Besides counting days, it also provides astronomical, meteorological, geographical and geomantic information. It has been continuously improved time after time and the latest version is said to be Chinese Almanac, which was edited in the Qing dynasty.
Chinese Almanac is an integration of scientific analysis with astrological observation. Nowadays, it is still popular in Chinese society, but almost half of its contents are no longer used in modern lives and not everyone can read classical Chinese.
That is why we need Daper.
In the 21st century, Gregorian Calendar has become the most widely used civil calendar. However, Chinese Almanac has not been completely replaced as it still takes care of people’s needs, especially when it comes to the days which denotes something about farming, festivals, celebrations, marriage, naming, Feng Shui, etc.
Daper consists of the element of Gregorian Calendar and the information from Chinese Almanac, which is killing two birds with one stone. Not only knowing what day it is, you can also find out the Dos and Don’ts of the day, notice the daily auspicious hours, get inspired by the daily quote, create your to-do list - you name it.
Since Chinese Almanac is written in classical Chinese, and most of its contents come from ancient meteorology, our professional translators have spent much time in studying, selecting and translating its contents into modern English so it becomes something that everyone can read.
Daper is designed in booklet size. Its cover can be used as a stand. With the built-in magnet, you can easily flip over the cover and set it on the table within a sec.
The graphic designs of 24 Solar Term and 12 Chinese Zodiac are original and designed to achieve EAST meets WEST.
Every Daper comes with 4 postcards which you can paste some memorable dates on and post them to your special ones.
Refine-quality gold and silver-stamping are used in printing Daper.
The 4 colours of Daper are inspired by Orient precious gems :
As a new team, Kickstarter is a perfect platform for us to expose our new ideas and get valuable feedback from Backers like you.
We have input a great effort to ensure high quality of the finished products. After a year of diligent work, we are finally ready to run the production line. At this stage, we need the support of Backers to make Daper comes true.
Daper is a new team based in Hong Kong. We are passionate in creating original, high quality and well-designed products like Daper. We believe design can act as a catalyst to intermingle Eastern & Western cultures and a good product should arouse resonance for everyone.
Designer co-founder : Jarvis Chin
Designer : David Chan
Graphic Designer : Kola Ng
Translator : Carina Ng
Special Credit to MOUII Production and Eric Chan
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Risks and challenges
Since this is our first project, we have spent a lot of time and effort to collaborate with the factory to ensure the feasibility of the entire project. After a thorough communication with the factory, we can now make sure that once our Stretcher Goal is met, production line can be run and delivery should be on schedule.
If the number of orders goes beyond our expectation, we may need more time to catch up with the production capacity but it won’t affect the delivery date of the first batch production.
Just in case if there is any unexpected situation, we will always update our Backers immediately and remain the whole progress transparent. We believe that communication is extremely important and we welcome any enquiries all the time.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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