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
Year: 2010-2015


About the project

A resurrection of a childhood artifact, the slumbook helps you compile your friends' profiles and messages, pre-Facebook style.

Design notes

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.

“And don't we just love it! This slumbook/slambook is a hilarious, ‘pang-asar’ version for grown-ups who could use a de-stressing laugh-fest with friends over smokes and beer.

—Cosmopolitan Philippines

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