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White Elephant (working title) — a travel companion

"White Elephant" (working title) is a travel companion in the form of a notebook.

White Elephant (working title) — a travel companion

"White Elephant" (working title) is a travel companion in the form of a notebook.

pledged of €50,000pledged of €50,000 goal
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, August 3 2018 11:32 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated August 3, 2018

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Proof of Concept

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Functional Prototype

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Design Prototype

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Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.

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About

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!

The book is stretchy and offers you many possibilities to collect and to be creative.
The book is stretchy and offers you many possibilities to collect and to be creative.

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.

Because of the flexible book binding system you can easily remove and rearrange the papers according to your ideas.
Because of the flexible book binding system you can easily remove and rearrange the papers according to your ideas.

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.

There are three versions of the book with amended designs.
There are three versions of the book with amended designs.

 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.

The cover is made of durable Neobond paper.
The cover is made of durable Neobond paper.
All Posters
All Posters
The stickers
The stickers
All postcards
All postcards
The bag
The bag

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.
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    High Five

    a high five from each of us
    Isn't that attractive?

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    even more stories

    more stories which happened to us on our journeys. let us inspire you and surprise you from our experiences.
    In a small booklet you get 15 beautifully designed stories to enjoy or give away.

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    postcards and business cards set

    Our carefully designed postcards and business cards make every day a little bit more colourful.

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    The posters with the typical patterns embellish every wall and sparkle pure joie de vivre.

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    one book

    You get one of the first productions. There you find cyanotype examples handmade by us, as well as personal travel stories.

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    a book and a tote bag

    Not only a book, but also a tote bag. Patterns over patterns!

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