Akala Mo Lang Wala Nang Slumbook
The “Akala Mo Lang Wala Nang Slumbook Pero Meron, Meron, Meron!” Slumbook
Publisher: Witty Will Save the World, Co.
Dimensions: 6 x 6 in
About the project
A resurrection of a childhood artifact, the slumbook helps you compile your friends' profiles and messages, pre-Facebook style.
Kids from the '80s and '90s will know: before Facebook, there was the slam book, or in Philippine parlance, the slumbook. If you wanted to create a profile and write on a friend's wall, you did it on each other's slumbooks. The slumbook vanished from bookstores in the noughties, so my friends and I thought of bringing it back. At the time it seemed like a zany idea, but the risk paid off eventually, with the old-school slumbook regaining popularity after our release.
Slumbook questions were updated, made wittier and more vernacular. In its various editions, our slumbook cover is always a simple one-color design, a marked departure from the colorful covers of the 90s. Inside, handwritten type is combined with a clean sans serif. With tongue-in-cheek questions and contemporary pop references, the overall effect is a more grown-up but nonetheless fun version of the slumbook. A “Table of Friends” was added so that you can easily track where your friends signed. For the notebook part, pages were kept unlined and little surprises placed on random pages.