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Our Favorite Moleskine Collaborations

Over on the Print website, Michael Silverberg looks at the analog success of Italian notebook publisher Moleskine:


The company’s masterstroke was capitalizing on the link between the notebooks and icons such as Picasso, Van Gogh, and Hemingway, who used similar-looking ones long before the brand existed. The lineage strained credibility (“It’s an exaggeration,” one of the company’s founders told The New York Times in 2006), but it was genius. It offered what you might call the transitive property of creativity—the illusion that the only thing separating your doodles from Kandinsky’s is nicer paper stock. […] Even though Moleskine’s connection with Hemingway and the like is mostly a founding myth, the company has allied itself with an impressive crop of contemporary creative types. Artists, designers, writers, and architects from Maira Kalman to Dave Eggers have readily put their own Moleskines on display as part of the company’s traveling Detour exhibitions.

See a collection of some of our favorites below. Read the full article here.



Aldo Cibic



Hans Ulrich Obrist



Ginette Caron



Dave Eggers



Lou Reed



Maira Kalman



Paula Scher



Antonio Marras



Giovanni Sollima



Giuseppe Amato



Karim Rashid



Kengo Kuma



Massimo Vitali



Naotu Fukazawa



Toshiko Mori



Atsumi Chien



Azusa Takasada



Jun Hattori



Kaori Yamaya



Katsura Takasuka



Ryoichi Kato



Sayumi Fukushima



Shinji Morishita



Tomoko Suetake


Read the full article here.

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