Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Designer Spotlight: Moleskine
(All photos courtesy of Moleskine)
Moleskine notebooks have a serious following. And I mean serious. It seems that once people go Moleskine, they never go back. Something about the acid-free, thick paper and minimalist design seems to be a suitable canvas for artists, writers and dreamers alike. Though we've only had them on the shelves for a few days, we've already had plenty of customers come in and exclaim in delight when they see that we are carrying Moleskine.
The Moleskine brand, an Italian company, is the modern successor of a legendary simple black rectangle notebook that was produced for over a century by a small French bookbinder who supplied the stationery shops of Paris. The notebooks, with their rounded corners, elastic page-holder, and internal expandable pocket, were used by such great thinkers and artists as Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway, and Bruce Chatwin. Chatwin himself nicknamed the notebook the Moleskine.
Today, Moleskines come in a variety of sizes (from tiny, palm sized jotters to large desktop varieties), in a rainbow of colors and in all different formats: ruled, agendas, sketchbooks, blank notebooks. The list goes on and on.
We've got a pretty awesome selection here at the shop. Stop by and see what all the centuries-long fuss is about.