Pac-Man Moleskine Commercial

Neat Moleskine TVC to promote their Pac-Man 30th anniversary edition notebooks.

Farewell from Armand B. Frasco

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Dear friends,

It is with a sense of poignancy that I announce my departure from Moleskinerie.com as it's chief blogger today. I founded this blog almost 5 years ago and it has since become a gathering place for aficionados all over the world. Through this site, I have met and made many friends from all over the world and learned
from it's many cultures. It has been such joy to share this interest with you and the product that made it possible.

It is now time for me to move on. I depart with a grateful heart, with much appreciation to Francesco Franceschi and everyone at Moleskine for making it an unforgettable part of my life. Mille grazie!

Sincerely,

Armand B. Frasco
Founder

NB. I will continue my web presence at Notebookism.com <www.notebookism.com>

Please address media and trade queries to me at: <notebookism@gmail.com>

Sighting: "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"

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Here Mikael Blomkvist (Michael Nyqvist) takes notes as he interviews a local police officer in Stieg Larsson’s “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” (2009).

Thanks to Leslie Russell

Moleskine stars in "Stacked Up"

Dear friend Lauren Cerand shared with us the latest episode of Stacked Up, the online show where authors discuss their most treasured books. Diana Balmori, author of A Landscape Manifesto, includes the Moleskine notebooks she illustrates while travelling among her chosen few. 

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Moleskine @ Blogfest

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Great news for bloggers AND Moleskine users:

"For the first time, on the occasion of the 2010 edition, Moleskine customized notebooks for the BlogFest, the event which brings together every year in Italy everything revolves around online communities, blogs, Facebook, Twitter, chats and forums and any other form of "Social communication"

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BlogFest site

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McGill Daily on Moleskine

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Analysis at McGill Daily of how that little black notebook became so popular. 

At its most basic psychology, then, choosing Moleskines over generic brands can be considered another way of telling ourselves that it’s all going to work out okay. And given the choice between envisioning myself as Picasso or an uncertain and under-accomplished 22-year-old,  I’d definitely choose Picasso.

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(Thanks to  Chris Meisenzahl)

Moleskine celebrate Peanuts' 60th anniversary

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The beagle and the boy finally meet the notebook. As a fan, I'm really excited by this release.

"1950-2010. Moleskine celebrates the 60th anniversary of one of the most influential comic strips of all time, which has accompanied three generations of men and women worldwide. Strictly black and white, the Peanuts limited edition collection comes in two sizes, both plain and ruled page layout. Charlie Brown and Snoopy are given top billing on the silkscreen printed covers, whilst the anniversary logo is debossed on every notebook..."

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Update: New sketches by Andrea Joseph

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Beautiful new sketches from our friend Andrea Joseph on her Moleskine. Veritable labor of love, her playful artworks are painstaking. 

"I am now feeling determined to finish this travel themed Moley. Maybe by the end of the year. I know it might not sound like the most ambitious ambition (?) in the world, but these spreads do take hours - and sometimes I'm talking about double figures...."

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More art in FLICKR

myMoleskine Reloaded

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Always popular among visitors is the myMoleskine section of the company website. They've now added even more features to make it easier to tell your friends about it.

"myMoleskine is now enhanced with a bunch of different new cool features. Start by taking a look at the new profile page: here you can share information such as social network accounts and RSS Feeds from blogs and websites, all your sharing in one place."

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In Memoriam

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We remember all those perished on September 11 and victims of terrorism all over the world.

Karl Rove comments

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 “I have never before been in a group that was so obviously and clearly pretentious,” he said at the start of his speech. “Do you know how I knew it was pretentious? Moleskines!” he said leaning over to the table in front of the YPU president Conor Crawford ’12 and picking up two of the notebooks. “The president of the Yale Political Union has two black Moleskines! Oh, I’m sorry, a red one! How appropriate is that?”

- Karl Rove

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(Thanks Rudy Villalobos for the link)

Advise needed on Fisher Space Pen

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Anybody out there who can help out?

"I've been using moleskines since high school, and I'm going into the archival field after graduate school. Currently, I use a Fisher Space Pen and love the way it writes--especially on a moleskine. But is the ink archival quality? I want to be able to read my journals years from now, and having a pen with me that I can use for my work in addition to my journaling would be immensely helpful. Please advice me on how to tell if my ink is archival safe--I can't find the information anywhere on the web, or on the package of my refills!"

Regards,

P. Matthew Stinson II

Etsy find: "Moleskine Journal , cahiers note cover"

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Sara Bedin sent us the link to this elegant journal cover on Etsy:

"Vegetable tanned Italian leather with 4 elastic strings in the middle so you can put in 4 notebooks, planners and/or books easily. A elastic closure makes easy to open and close. Your choice of tan, natural beige, black, and red."

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"Engrave your Notebook"

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Engrave Your Book is based in Portland, Oregon that specializes in translating artwork and images onto our hand-crafted leather Moleskine® covers.

They feature a range of notebook covers designed by artists OR you can send your own image. 

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Moleskine A4 Papers

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For those who have been clamoring for "loose leaf" Moleskine paper, here it is finally. Sort of.

"Important documents and letters can now be printed on Moleskine® A4 papers, ivory color, with classic Moleskine rounded corners. 

Print Paper is part of Folio Professional, the collection dedicated to the office environment: writing, organizing, and communicating in a creative way, with top quality materials and contemporary design. 

The distinctive colour of the paperband for the Folio Professional collection is silver grey."