Navigating the world of crowdfunding can be overwhelming, to put it lightly. Which projects are worth backing? Where's the filter to weed out the hundreds of useless smart devices? To make the process less frustrating, we scour the various online crowdfunding platforms to put together a weekly roundup of our favorite campaigns for your viewing (and spending!) pleasure. Go ahead, free your disposable income:
These magnetic speakers come in a set of four that can be combined into a larger unit or used separately to create a surround sound experience wherever you are.
LiteCans is a modular system designed for the outdoors that starts with a base flashlight module and offers four possible add-ons, including a module with essential fishing gear and a canteen.
LOOG is back with their fourth Kickstarter campaign for a new electric guitar that comes with a built-in amp and speaker, an Augmented Reality app, and a deck of custom flashcards with easy-to-read chord diagrams. There are three available sizes so kids as young as three can get started learning how to play, but beginners of all ages will find the system very user-friendly.
The Wingback is a handsome mechanical pen that's built to last. You can snag the regular pen machined out of brass or stainless steel, customize it with a personalized engraving, or get a limited-edition version featuring illustrations that are laser-engraved onto the body with astounding detail.
This book is the first comprehensive publication dedicated to the typographic work of K.H. Drescher, a largely unknown graphic designer who worked for the Berliner Ensemble—the theater founded by Berthold Brecht—for almost 40 years in addition to creating work for other theaters and cultural organizations. The tome gathers together 400 of Drescher's poster designs and includes a series of essays about his life and work.