Snap Pad A5
Chikara Matsumoto for Postalco
16 x 23 cm / 6.3 x 9.1"
“Words are like pictures, and pictures and like words. The shadow of the heart is cast on paper.”
These are visual drawings that Chikara Matsumoto sees over and over in his mind when he creates images. We selected one of them out of many to make the cover of Snap Pad.
About Matsumoto Chikara
Painter and video animation artist. He produces video works by hand-drawing each frame on recycled paper, using a unique animation technique in which he backlights his drawings on a light box. Based in Tokyo, Japan.
Thinking freely to plan a better future.
The unique Snap Pad binding allows you to add any sheets to create a customizable notebook. Personal and work plans can be combined discreetly together, giving you a place to house all your tasks, sketches, fitness tracking, or whatever is important to you. Limit distractions and return to mindfulness with paper. The refillable Snap Pad, calendar, and accessories help us balance digital with paper to make each day more meaningful.Handmade in Japan.
Snap Pad™ Patented
This fabric is made with the same machines that were used to make tent fabric. The base color of the white threads will become more apparent and it will soften with use. To keep the natural feeling of the material we did not waterproof coat the surface. There is a light water resistant treatment. Cotton is a natural material so slubs and irregularity in the fibers are part of its character. It is possible for wrinkles to appear as well.
If your item gets wet, pat dry with a soft cloth to absorb any liquid. With strong rubbing the color may come off leaving light spots. Please shade dry in a well ventilated area. If placed near air conditioners or heaters the item may warp.
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Some products are eligible for delivery directly to mailbox for a shipping fee of ¥380. (Nekopos, Click Post)
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Notes from the cover:
fig 1. The depth of the sky, the pale mountain, the bitter orange evening, the purple of the grass, in this area where color is perceived as aura in all directors though folklore, there is a breathing of silent activity.
fig 2. The galaxy expands like two butterflies.
fig 3. The evening sky splits like the flapping of a bird's wings.
fig 4. Street lamps emit light outwards like the legs of a spider.
fig 5. A daydream disappeard into the vanishing point where mountain ridges meet the sky and road.
fig 6. Diagonal traces intersect to form an X.
How to use
To use make holes in the top edge of the papers with a standard 2-hole puncher and snap them into the Snap Pad. To use the A5 size, just cut the A4 (or 8½ x 11") papers in half, punch holes, and snap them in! For A6 size, cut the A4 paper into four equal pieces. Each holds about 100 sheets.
Personalize to your liking
Everyone has their own way of using the Snap Pad. Choose from a variety of Snap Pad paper and accessories—Snap Calendar, Snap Pockets, and Fabric Tabs. We've seen people use these for habit tracking, file folders, menus, meeting notes, and tons of other purposes. The Snap Pad allows for functions to be discovered by the person using it.
Keep it full of paper and kids or adults can make drawings whenever the mood strikes.
<b>Writing something down allows us to think better.</b><br>The spontaneous mixture of previous and current thoughts is what keeps the flow of ideas going.
We wanted a notepad that people can use in whatever way suits them at the moment.
<b>Making the invisible visible</b><br>Stationery makes invisible, but important things into something visible. The moment you close a digital display or phone, your calendar is gone. That’s what we feel is not satisfying about some digital solutions for things like to-do lists. There is still a very clear function for paper and stationery.
Easy on your eyes
Snap Pad refills--Snap Paper and Steno Paper.
Snap Pad Accessories
Limit distractions and return to mindfulness with paper. The refillable Snap Pad, calendar, and accessories help us balance digital with paper to make each day more meaningful.
The idea for the Snap Pad came about accidentally when our designer Mike Abelson was playing with the snap on his calendar cover. He snapped in a memo card that happened to have a hole in it and noticed how satisfying it is to snap paper into place.
Prototype Snap Pad. The hole width matches the standard two-hole punch found in Asia and Europe.
Learning from Japan
The craftspeople, suppliers, and small workshops found in Japan make things not to be found anywhere else. We are fortunate to work with family businesses that are so focused on their craft. Don’t put Postalco items on a shelf or in a drawer. Their beauty is revealed through daily use. They will help you feel good at home and be ready in a meeting.