In the digital age, using something analogue has become a novelty, oddly enough. In honour of the 20th anniversary of SMS texting, the famous notebook company Moleskine has launched a limited edition notebook called The Moleskine Shooting Message System (SMS) which, in a catapult-style, shoots out analogue text messages up to 5.18 metres in distance. Italian designer Pietro Corraini is the brainchild behind the product.
Corraini was inspired by the timeless slingshot often used for shooting notes in classrooms. Moleskine SMS has a launching pad, and an elastic band that is used for shooting out paper messages. There are also three notches on the notebook itself indicating the different range levels.
The Moleskine Shooting Message System comes with a total of 56 messages on paper which read things like “I love you”, “call me” and “the answer is…”. This charming nostalgia-inducing product has a booklet with instructions for easy use which says: “The device is especially effective in crowded, noisy environments for sending messages in code, romantic messages, urgent information and telephone numbers. Suitable for everyone, it has been tested in different classrooms, offices and outdoor areas.”
Moleskine’s SMS (Shooting Message System) was presented at Milan Design Week as part of “Hacked, 100 Hours of Rebel Creativity” promoted by la Rinascente.
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