18 June 2011

Moleskine Notebook

I use a Moleskine notebook to manage my schedule and write down ideas for my blog. A rectangular shape with rounded corners, this simple form notebook has been loved by artistic people for decades. 

This anonymous ordinary notebook was produced by a small French bookbinder, in Tours, and was bought and used by artists and writers, such as Hemingway, Bruce Chatwin, Vincent Van Gogh and Picasso, also Napoleon too! 
In the mid 1980's Moleskine disappeared from stationary stores. The novelist Bruce Chatwin wrote in his book 'The Songlines', about the despair of this discontinued notebook. He referred to the black notebooks as 'Moleskine', and later the Milanese publisher who brought the legendary notebook back to life in 1997, adopted this title.

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