Yes, you can sketch out ideas on a tablet or a computer. Despite the availability of digital tools, many designers still choose to start out their projects sketching on a notebook or a pad – things just feel more organic that way. If you’re one of those folks, you’ll probably be interested in the Lindlund Ruler.
Like any ruler, it comes markings for inches and centimeters, so you can use it for making traditional measurements. Unlike them, it comes with both pica and pixels, too, the standard measurements used in print and digital media, respectively, so you can make accurately-sized pen-and-paper drafts for all your creative projects.
The Lindlund Ruler is an erstwhile normal-looking ruler consisting of a straight strip of material with a rectangular hole cut out along its length right in the center. It has markings for inches and centimeters on the outer edges like traditional rulers, with markings for pica and pixels printed on the inner edges. There are also markings to indicate the size of different iPhone and iPad screens, making this an ideal tool for laying out app elements.
A rubber coating on the back ensures it won’t slip around the top of your sketch pad, as well as 90-dgree corners for drawing perfect right angles. Construction is anodized aluminum in either a midnight black or a luxe silver finish.
A Kickstarter campaign is currently running for the Lindlund Ruler. You can reserve a unit for pledges starting at SEK 225 (around $25).