A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:
Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
WHAT IS IT?
"White Elephant" (working title) is a travel companion in the form of a notebook. Supplemented by various imaging techniques, such as the cyanotype, it is possible to create unique visuals.
WHAT IT'S ABOUT AND NOT ABOUT?
It's not about creating images that fit your Instagram feed. Not to rush through experiences and to show as uniform impressions as possible to the broadest possible audience.
It's about the uniqueness of your experiences and your personal way of dealing with them!
WHAT TECHNIQUES ARE INVOLVED AND HOW THEY WORK?
Two additional pockets are also attached to the cover. One contains carbon paper and the other paper for the application of cyanotype. The carbon paper makes it easy to make impressions of surfaces. The paper is placed on the surface and rubbed over it.
The cyanotype can be used to produce fine photographic prints. Typical are the blue shades of the chemically treated paper. To apply the method, place a desired object, such as a plant, on the paper and leave it in the sun. After a few minutes, the paper is washed off with water and an impression of the object is made on it.
Further theres another pocket to collect some stuff you find on the way and want to keep. You can also paste things in without the need of a glue. Various types of paper leave space for notes and sketches.
Use business cards to exchange your contact informations or send iconic postcards to your friends.
WHO ARE THE FACES BEHIND?
We are Luna, Leoni and Mario and we are studying communication design at the HTWG in Constance, Germany. Together we designed, created and realized the project.
WHY WE NEED SUPPORT?
To realize the first edition of 300 copies we need financial support.
WHERE THE SUPPORT IS GOING?
We would invest the collected money exclusively and conscientiously in the development of high-quality books.
WHAT IS THE PROJECT TIMELINE?
After the release date we have four weeks to collect enough resources and start the production.
Risks and challenges
The success of this Kickstarter campaign determines the number of printed copies. The production is very elaborate and for the most part it cannot be done mechanically.
If we can not raise enough money we can´t sell the books to a major community.
Support us and get your copy!