It’s become quite common for people to customize Moleskines by having a company logo stamped or printed onto the cover. Sometimes there might even be some custom content inside. But it is relatively rare that actual books are published using a Moleskine notebook as the medium. Here are two that I own: The first is [...]
Aside from notebooks, one of my other great loves is books. So I completely identified with this week’s addict’s linking of the two : Bookish people tend to like books with words already in them as well as books that are blank and waiting to be filled by their own hands. I know I do. [...]
Wow, this is amazingly cool: To celebrate the forthcoming Van Gogh at Work exhibition and the 160th anniversary of the great artist’s birth, the Folio Society and the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, are producing the first-ever facsimiles of the artist’s sketchbooks, limited to just 1,000 copies. The four intact sketchbooks, which span much of Van [...]
A cool gallery of some great sketchbook pages, from the book Sketchbooks: The Hidden Art of Designers, Illustrators, and Creatives. This one is by Lauren Simkin Berke: And this one’s by Andrea Dezsö: See more at A Look Inside The Sketchbooks Of 10 Terrific Creatives | Co.Design: business + innovation + design.
From a lovely essay about using notebooks, by Elaine Fletcher Chapman: Most writers I know work from notebooks. I carry mine with me, as Jason Shinder was known to advise, along with a folder of poems I am currently revising. Even on my shorter commutes, I carry the pair. They remind me of my heart’s [...]
This is from my latest favorite essay about keeping a notebook, by Irish writer Kevin Barry, author of City of Bohane: Stationery stores are for me places of huge erotic frisson. I traipse grubbily around the aisles in my long coat and when I think nobody is looking, I have a surreptitious little sniff at [...]
A while back, I posted about some notebooks that appear in the Tintin books. I also just caught a glimpse of one during the first few minutes of the Tintin movie! I haven’t watched the whole thing yet, and I’m hoping more notebooks will make an appearance. This one looks like a Moleskine reporter notebook. [...]
Here’s one notebook I don’t think I need to own, a writer’s journal tie-in to the bestselling Fifty Shades of Grey books by E. L. James: “Fifty Shades of Grey: Inner Goddess: A Journal” is to be published May 1 and is a writer’s journal, seeded with quotes and inspiration from James’ trilogy. Some of [...]
A Moleskine book to commemorate the 100th anniversary of NYC’s Grand Central Terminal, which opened on February 2, 1913. The book features winners of a drawing competition sponsored by the Architectural League and the New York Transit Museum, including these: Nicholas Venezia Christine Zavesky See more at The Architectural League of New York | [...]
Brain Pickings offers a nice look inside a new book from Moleskine: The Detour Book, which I’m sure I’ll soon add to my ever-growing collection of books about notebooks and sketchbooks! Read more at Moleskine Detour: Inside the Notebooks of Beloved Creative Icons | Brain Pickings.