by Maria Popova
Celebrating the iconic brand though the personal notebooks of creative icons.
The creative person’s notebook has been called “a memory warehouse,” “a means of detachment,” “the perfect place to document daydreams.” As a lover of the notebooks and sketchbooks of famous artists, designers, and other creators, I’m utterly delighted by Moleskine: The Detour Book (public library), based on legendary notebook’s global Detour Project — a traveling exhibition that began in 2006 and has since collected more than 250 notebooks, including ones by beloved artists, writers, musicians, filmmakers, and designers like Paula Scher, Dave Eggers, and Spike Jonze.
Paula Scher, graphic designer, USA
Dave Eggers, writer, USA
Christian Lacroix, fashion designer, France
Sigur Rós, music band, Iceland
Spike Jonze, film director, USA
Karim Rashid, designer, Egypt
Giovanni Sollima, cellist/composer, USA
Mary Ellen Mark, photographer, USA
Toyo Ito, architect, Japan
Complement Moleskine: The Detour Book with Drawn In, a private peek inside the notebooks of celebrated artists, illustrators, and designers, and one of the best art books of 2011.
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