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De Kempen – Brepols

3D Design / Brand personas / Brand Strategy / Branding / Communication / Communication Strategy / Photography / Product development / Website /


Brepols, which was founded during the time Napoleon still reigned over Belgium, has been a pioneer in bookbinding for the past 250 years. Noticing a unique opportunity with the renewed interest in journaling and the power of tangible writing in an increasingly digital world, they approached us for a collaboration in creating a new notebook.


By delving into their fascinating history of bookbinding, missals, and the art of crafting marble paper, we discovered ample inspiration to kickstart our product development journey. Introducing “de KEMPEN” notebooks, named after their origin and heritage. We curated 9 timeless colors, a notebook for every story yet untold. To get our story out there, we designed and developed a website, showcasing the entire collection while also inspiring people with different stories of people using and loving their de KEMPEN notebook.