The packaging is a box in a "book" format. That is, the cover opens along the long edge revealing the toolkit inside. The packaging should look like it is a book, if it was placed on a bookshelf next to other, actual, books it should not look out of place. I would rather err on the side of a rare classic, limited edition type design, perhaps even text-booky. If it looked like a sci-fi novel or self-help book, that would be OK. It should look like an expensive first edition, luxury book.
Title of “novel” is “The Tinkerer’s Toolkit” by Vulcanique, or Vulcanique Tools, if that looks better as an “author’s name”.
Cover image or photo could be of toolkit, but equally I’m open to any stylistic “bookish” cover illustrations or photos.
The Tinkerer’s Toolkit written sideways with Vulcanique Logo (attached) vertical at bottom.
The following text:
"If you needed something fixed, everyone in town knew who to go to: The Tinkerer. Whether it was to repair their broken smartphone, divine the arcane mysteries buried deep within their laptops or tighten the screws on their reading glasses, The Tinkerer never failed to get the job done.
The Tinkerer had a secret, however. Hidden away in plain sight, nestled on a bookshelf amongst textbooks, technical manuals, fantasy and scifi novels was The Tinkerer’s secret weapon. Their toolkit!
Never more than an arm’s length away, inside a perfectly ordinary looking book, all the tool bits The Tinkerer would ever need were snuggled inside a spring loaded luxury silver case. A sense of pride and magical mystery filled the hearts of anyone lucky enough to catch a glimpse of The Tinkerer’s Toolkit!"
***** (ie 5 stars)
“A real treasure awaits anyone who opens this book’s cover” - Angie LaFleur, fixer of broken smart phone screens.
“The perfect book for the gurus, whizzes, techies, geeks and nerds in our lives who are always there to save us when things go wrong” - Chas Rover, visited the Tinkerer when his laptop needed upgrading.
Photo of tool bits with iconography visible (attached).
Sold Exclusively by Essigy (logo attached)
Designed on Earth
Well Made in China
Attached is a very rough mock-up. It is only to show the idea, it is not a guide for layout, fonts, images or colours.