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Notebook Systems for Creative People

Epokka Idea Book Systems are the perfect tools to experience all of your different types of creative ideas in one nice place.

Notebook Systems for Creative People

Epokka Idea Book Systems are the perfect tools to experience all of your different types of creative ideas in one nice place.

$2,478
pledged of $9,300pledged of $9,300 goal
52
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, July 17 2013 1:00 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated July 17, 2013

About

The Story

We’re Naomi Niles and Koldo Barroso. We’ve spent over 50 combined years in the fields of art, design, writing, illustration, music, and other fields.

We came up with the idea for an notebook system after many years of struggling with something that many other people who do creative work suffer from: needing a place to take different types of creative ideas without carrying a bunch of different types of notebooks around.

Not only is this a system to keep all of your creative ideas in one fun place, but also a platform that enhances different forms of creativity at the same time. You can switch from one Idea Book to the other easily. And even work with several Idea Books at the same time. You can also mix and match what notebooks you need (dot-grid, lined, or blank sketch) and keep them all together nicely.

We use traditional bookbinding techniques to construct the cases that hold the Idea Books. They are bound with high-quality linen-feeling bookcloth that is amazingly tactile. And we put special care into something that as creative people is essential for us; they’re fun to play with too!

Together, it all makes taking your creative ideas a delightful experience. Pull up a chair, grab your favorite beverage, and spend a few quiet hours dreaming and scheming...or capture that important idea before you forget it while you’re out and about.

Our Goal

We want to support the miracle of creativity in its full dimension. We are aware that our world needs to be re-designed and we live in a time where creativity is vital, so what better than to start by making the best tools to make the most of your ideas. We all need them to create a better world. 

Ideas are the seeds of new amazing things!

To get our Idea Book Systems and Idea Books out in the world, we need your help. Your support will buy the materials and cover the printing costs in order to launch the first batch out to you.

Why?

Why experience your creativity in a paper notebook when you can use a digital device?

It’s been proven that the creative process is analog, intuitive, and happens at the most  unexpected moments. Working on your ideas with pencil and paper is the more organic and instant way to set the perfect scenario to experience creativity at its best.

Working on paper promotes improvisation and helps your ideas solidify in your mind. It also keeps you focused on your idea and away from distractions and the urge to multitask. When it comes to creativity, it’s absolutely vital to have a secret place where you can enjoy the creative experience without noise.

What it is

The Whole Epokka Idea Book System Family
The Whole Epokka Idea Book System Family

If you have different types of creative ideas, you might need to carry graph, lined, and blank paper at all times. Our notebook system is a nice way to experience everything together.

How it works

7 Steps to Using Your DUO Idea Book System
7 Steps to Using Your DUO Idea Book System

How they are made

Hand-Made Cases and Idea Books
Hand-Made Cases and Idea Books

Each Idea Book System case is hand-crafted by us from the best and most beautiful materials we could find. We searched hard to find the most attractive bookcloth colors out there, top-quality acid-free paper and the strongest small magnets that can be found at this size.

Each Idea Book System takes over an hour to carefully construct with love and attention to detail.

The Idea Book Inserts are offset printed locally and perfect hand-bound by us to make sure they are strong and durable.

You have the Choice Of....

Option #1: Pack of 3 Idea Books: Receive the Dot-Grid, Lined, and Sketch Idea Book inserts.

Pack of 3 Idea Books
Pack of 3 Idea Books

Option #2: The UNO System: Keep your ideas safe with a case that carries 1 Sketch Idea book insert. Blue outside cloth with pink front cover.

The UNO with the Sketch Book Insert
The UNO with the Sketch Book Insert

Option #3: The DUO System: If you prefer two types of notebooks instead of three, the DUO is a system that carries 2 different Idea Book inserts: Dot-Grid and Sketch. Blue outside cloth with yellow front cover.

The DUO with the Dot-Grid and Sketch Idea Book Inserts
The DUO with the Dot-Grid and Sketch Idea Book Inserts

Option #4: The TRIO System: Have three ways to enhance your creativity. The TRIO is a system that carries 3 different Idea Books inserts: Sketch, Lined, and Dot Grid. Blue outside cloth with red front cover.

The TRIO with the Dot-Grid, Lined, and Sketch Idea Book Inserts
The TRIO with the Dot-Grid, Lined, and Sketch Idea Book Inserts

Option #5: Adopt a TRIO: A special custom combo of your choice: Choose a TRIO System and make your own color scheme from the colors provided (more info below) and mix. You can also pick the 3 Idea Book inserts of your choice (Dot-Grid, Lined, or Sketch Idea Books). Your TRIO will also come with a custom thank you note & drawing signed by us.

Adopt a Custom TRIO
Adopt a Custom TRIO

Option #6: Adopt a FAMILY: Get a custom UNO, DUO, and TRIO. Make your own color schemes from the colors provided and mix and match. You can also pick from the 3 Idea Book inserts of your choice for each (Dot-Grid, Lined, or Sketch Idea Books). Your FAMILY will also come with a thank you note + a hand-drawn portrait of one or two people you choose and signed by us.

Adopt a Custom Family
Adopt a Custom Family
Sample drawing that will come with your Family
Sample drawing that will come with your Family

Specifications:

  • Sizes:

    • TRIO: 3.5” wide x 5” tall x 1.75” deep

    • DUO: 3.5” wide x 5” tall x 1.25” deep

    • UNO: 3.5” wide x 5” tall x .6” deep

    • Idea Books: 3.25" wide x 4.5" tall x .4" deep

  • Hard Cases traditionally hand-bound with linen bookbinding cloth in various color combinations.

  • Perfect hand-bound small Idea Books are made with top-quality 70lb text paper. The paper is incredibly smooth and acid-free with just the right amount of texture so you can use most pens of your choice. 60 pages of open roads, waiting for you to explore.

Special Custom Option Information (Adopt a TRIO or Adopt a FAMILY Options)

If you’d like something truly unique, we’d love to make your own customized Idea Book System for you. You can pick two different outside bookbinding cloth colors from the samples provided below and which Idea Book inserts you’d like your system to contain.

Step 1. Pick one color from each option below to get your bookbinding cloth color combination.

Outside Cloth Options 1 (main covering):

Outside Main Cloth Swatches
Outside Main Cloth Swatches

Outside Cloth Options 2 (strip on front):

Front Cover Strip Swatches
Front Cover Strip Swatches

Step 2. Pick any combination of the  Idea Book inserts you’d like.

For example, with the custom TRIO option, you can pick one of any 3 of the Inserts you'd like for a total of 3 inserts.

For the custom FAMILY option, you can pick from any of the 3 Inserts you'd like for a total of 6 inserts.

Who Are We?

You can follow the progress of this Kickstarter project on this project page or on our blog. We also regularly share creative ideas and tips on your blog that you might enjoy as well as the product development process we went through getting here.

What to Expect

We plan on doing everything in our power to get these out as quickly as possible. We’ve already lined up a printer and have mastered the creation process of the systems. However, what we can’t anticipate in advance is the exact demand. Our goal is to get everyone their orders by the end of October unless there is a much higher demand than we are expecting, in which case we will keep you all updated here and on our blog.

Video Credits

All parts of the video including the music, illustration, photography, choreography, and set design was made in-house by Koldo and Naomi.

Risks and challenges

The pink color is only available from the manufacturer in large rolls of 109 yards. If we don't receive enough orders of the UNO or enough custom orders to justify purchasing a whole roll, we may need to substitute the pink for another color.

In that event, we will request that you send us your alternate color choice (either yellow or red) or your second color choice if you ordered a custom option.

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