Breaking news from the Frankfurt Bookfair, via Moleskiners:
New Moleskine products coming in 2010 will include some sort of refillable ring binder! That is a real departure for Moleskine, but one that should please a lot of people. They’re also introducing printable Moleskine paper in A4 size, which finally makes the MSK widget make some sense. There are also going to be some themed journals, which doesn’t excite me all that much, as I think more people might prefer using a free-form blank notebook to keep track of books or wine or movies, but it sounds like they’ll have some fun features like themed stickers included.
Here’s some excerpts from the full announcement from Moleskine:
The New Moleskine Passions and Six New Pieces in the Folio Collection
15 October 2009
A 2010 preview at Frankfurter Buchmesse: The New Moleskine Passions: Journals for the loves of your life.
Moleskine Passions is a collection of six different journals to record and recall memories, thoughts and notes about six different passions: Recipes, Wine, Book, Film, Music and Wellness.
Moleskine lovers can use them to collect information and reviews about books they read, restaurants they visited, concerts they attended, dishes they tasted. And to share these information with others.
Each journal is a personal archive to fill in according to different needs and feelings:
- Pages divided by printed tabs, with a themed layout for supporting you in taking notes.
- Pages divided by blank tabs, that the user can personalize with the enclosed adhesive labels.
- Blank pages for freedom of expression.
- Enclosed adhesive labels, with words and icons.
- Themed charts, calendars, glossaries, listings.
The black cover, one of the icons of the Moleskine brand, for the fi[rst] time in the brand’s history is fully embossed with a tight texture of themed images and writings. Moleskine Passions will be available in bookshops around the world starting from February 2010.
You will soon be able to test the layouts with MSK, the online tool that allows you to print out different page layouts and paste them on your Moleskine notebooks. www.moleskine.com/msk….
A 2010 preview at Frankfurter Buchmesse:
Six New Pieces in the Moleskine Folio Collection.
Tools For Creative Professionals and Contemporary Nomads.
…Folio is a collection of top quality large Moleskine formats, A4 and A3. Now 6 new items have been added, conceived for professionals who love to personalize their own desks and give value to them, in functional and aesthetic terms. It is also a set of tools Moleskine lovers can use to build their own “portable offi ce”, to represent themselves in all occasions and
Closely connected to the digital world through a network of websites, blogs, online groups and virtual archives, Moleskine brand creates always new connections between analogue and digital, paper and pixel.
With MSK, the online cut and paste tool, you can transfer digital content into Moleskine pages or print out different page layouts to paste them on your Moleskine notebooks to personalize the page layout of you notebook. See www.moleskine.com/msk
Now with the Folio collection you can also print on A4 Moleskine paper, with the typical cream color The paper of the Folio Collection is FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified.
The new items in the Moleskine Folio Collection will be available in selected bookshop, design stores, art supply and stationary stores around the world starting from July 2010.
Six New Pieces in the Moleskine Folio Collection
Post-it pocket (ruled and plain in one pack)
Card pocket (20 pcs in one pack)
Soft document holder
Moleskine printable A4 paper
Ring binder organizing Set
Expandable inner pocket
Adhesives for personalization
I’m very curious to see how these will look, (beyond the images above, which are from the linked PDF) but I guess we have quite a few months to wait!