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EDC Ink –“Every Day Carry” Keychain Pen – Go-With-You Art

A project in Santa Monica, CA by BLANK FORCES

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EDC Ink is a beautifully designed series of ultra-portable writing tools, designed to always be with you.
Backers: 1107
Average Pledge Per Backer: $71

Funded: $78,621 of $10,000
Dates: Nov 4th -> Dec 5th (31 days)
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Latest News

Only 53hrs left! Holiday Cards & X1 Giveaway

December 1st - via:
Hi All,   This really is amazing, we are almost to 1000 backers! A BIG thank you to each of you! I am so excited about this project and can't wait for everyone to get their pens!  Just a quick update on a few items:  EDC INK HOLIDAY GIFT CARDSIf... (Read More)

60K Goal Reached & First X1 Winner Announcement!

November 30th - via:
This project just keeps getting better! Thank you everyone for helping us reach our 60K stretch goal! I am really happy that we have reached the Black Ink stretch goal and that you'll have the option to get blue or black ink for your pens.   THE... (Read More)

A Thanksgiving Thank You!

November 25th - via:
This really has been an amazing experience, and I’m humbled by all of the support and help I've received from my family and friends. A special thank you to my girlfriend Sindy and my parents... I couldn't have done it without you!  I’m excited... (Read More)


November 24th - via:
Hi All,I'm very excited to introduce the final artist in the "Special Artist Edition" series on Kickstarter! I’m a huge fan of Dan Hillier’s incredibly detailed drawings, collages and paintings. His mind blowing pieces are full of wonder and... (Read More)


November 23rd - via:
Hi Everyone,The next EDC Ink Special Artist Edition is here! I hope you love his work as much as I do!  I'm very honored and excited to have the opportunity to collaborate with illustrator and street muralist, Liqen. Originally from Spain, he has... (Read More)

The Great Black Ink Update & Pen Giveaway

November 23rd - via:
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November 17th - via:
Hi Everyone! I'm really excited to finally announce the first of our "Special Artist Edition" artists! I'll have some additional photos and video of his design up shortly. Dan Funderburgh is a Brooklyn-based illustrator, artist, and wallpaper... (Read More)

And the winner is….

November 12th - via:
Hi All, It was a lot of fun having everyone participate in the vote! Thank you for choosing the next pattern, it will be added to the list of available engravings. The very clear winner is: JOIN, or DIE. Following are the results of the vote.... (Read More)

Cast your Vote for the Next Design - $20k Stretch Goal Reached!

November 12th - via:
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Our first stretch goal reached with 23 more days to go! You all are Amazing!

November 7th - via:
Thanks again to each and every one of the 328 backers so far! We have reached the first stretch goal quickly and will be adding one new pattern to the existing lineup of patterns. I've been hard at work preparing the designs for you to vote on. Stay... (Read More)

Wow everyone!! In just 2 days we surpassed our goal!!!

November 4th - via:
A huge thank you to each one of you for your support, great comments/questions, and sharing the project with others!! This really has been a fantastic experience so far and I'm grateful to be part of such a great community and to have the support of... (Read More)

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