The Moleskine® notebook is the heir and successor to the legendary notebooks used by artists and thinkers over the past two centuries: among them Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway and Bruce Chatwin. A simple black rectangle that held the sketches, notes, stories and ideas that would one day become famous paintings or the pages of beloved books. In the mid-1980s, the notebook that Bruce Chatwin had nicknamed “moleskine” became increasingly scarce and then disappeared completely.In 1997, a small Milanese publisher brought the legendary notebook back to life, choosing this literary name to revive an extraordinary tradition to accompany the creative professions of our time.***Moleskine has always been synonymous with creativity and an inspiration for ideas, projects and spontaneous collaborations.Moleskine is championed internationally by groups of people who share images, videos and “hacks” of their notebooks through blogs, social networks and other online platforms. Moleskine also supports a series of cultural initiatives, workshops and exhibitions –for example,
, a travelling show of special notebooks by artists, writers, architects, designers and musicians from around the world, and
, a parallel project aimed at new talents, art students and Moleskine enthusiasts. Both projects support the non-profit foundation
and are displayed in permanent galleries at moleskine.com.The affinity between Moleskine and the creative professions continues to give rise to countless unforeseen connections.Today Moleskine is a brand that encompasses a family of nomadic objects dedicated to our mobile identity; flexible and brilliantly simple tools for use in both everyday and extraordinary circumstances, ultimately becoming an integral part of our personality.Notebooks, diaries, journals, bags, writing instruments and reading accessories. Discreet travelling companions, natural partners to the inner self, satisfying our desire to express ourselves both on paper and beyond the page.***Moleskine is now also a series of collections that go beyond paper: bags, writing instruments and reading accessories. They are the natural creative evolution of the legendary notebook and are designed to live in harmony with it, thanks in part to a series of modular accessories, clips, removable pockets, stickers and add-ons that offer plenty of scope for flexibility and personalization. Echoing the shape and personality of the notebook down to the smallest details, the three new collections – Travelling, Writing and Reading – include bags, pens and pencils, reading glasses and other tools that naturally complement one another, together forming a kit for the contemporary nomad. The Moleskine adventure continues, even beyond the page.
Moleskine: a legend on the move
A legendary story Moleskine and creativity Moleskine today Moleskine beyond paper