50+ Examples of Moleskin art that will make you gasp

on September 3rd, 2009

To start with, what is a Moleskine? Moleskine® is the heir and successor to the legendary notebook 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 with rounded corners, an elastic page-holder, and an internal expandable pocket: a nameless object with a spare perfection all its own, produced for over a century by a small French bookbinder that supplied the stationery shops of Paris, where the artistic and literary avant-gardes of the world browsed and bought them. A trusted and handy travel companion, the notebook held invaluable sketches, notes, stories, and ideas that would one day become famous paintings or the pages of beloved books.

Moleskin art has become quite famous in the arts and design community, and stunning examples can be seen everywhere. Scroll to the bottom of this article for a list of references. It’s been really difficult to select the samples on this page – if you know of any other examples of beautiful moleskine art please submit them in the comments area below.

Moleskin Art

References

- Official MyMoleskine Community
- Moleskinerie group on Flickr
- Ben Coope’s portfolio on Flickr

15 Responses to “50+ Examples of Moleskin art that will make you gasp”

  1. Julia Agnes says:

    Thank you for sharing
    I’ve found here a big piece of inspiration :)

  2. Mike Biggs says:

    Christ! These talented people make it look like I fill my notebooks with pure excrement.

    Great job to all.

    Mike

  3. Ben Coope says:

    Cool, my moleskine is in this list, only just found out!
    .-= Ben Coope´s last blog ..SydneyHarbourBridgeDustStorm-2009-09-23 =-.

  4. Manz says:

    I love diversity in art and this collection is certainly not void of that!

    There’s a New York based artist (Bill Donovan) that posts images from his sketchbook. I follow his blog (Ink Stained Hands) and think he has some amazing sketches. Decide for yourself ;)
    http://www.inkstainedhands.com/2009/07/grass-person-w-worm-3-of-44.html
    http://www.inkstainedhands.com/2009/09/3-drawings-3-through-6.html
    .-= Manz´s last blog ..Miles Davis – In a Silent Way (1969) =-.

  5. Ray says:

    They really did make me gasp. These are awesome.

  6. Thanks for sharing these spectacular piece of art. So many of these contain wondeful composistion and beautiful colors. I can’t believe that some people that create such wonderful things.
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