Join 3,524 readers in helping fund MetaFilter (Hide)


illustrated journeys
March 5, 2006 6:38 AM   Subscribe

Kathrin2305's Moleskine slideshow The non-flash version. (via robot wisdom) -more-
posted by madamjujujive (22 comments total)

 
Other flickr moleskine art of note:
- magic fly Paula's star diary (previously posted by vacapinta
- rbean's moleskin
- Nathaneal Archer's moleskine
- anongrrl's collaborative journals
posted by madamjujujive at 6:40 AM on March 5, 2006


My moleskine is just as well loved by not nearly as interesting looking. I guess that's what happens when you really can't draw to save your life.
posted by Hildegarde at 7:00 AM on March 5, 2006


I love the pirate seagull! thanks mjjj
posted by matteo at 7:14 AM on March 5, 2006


Wow, that's neat.

I like the non-branded drawings the best. Kind of odd to think of someone drawing an ad for Asics or Camper in their personal moleskine.

Once again, MadamJJJ, I tip my hat to you.
posted by GrammarMoses at 7:42 AM on March 5, 2006


Great post, again.

thanks!
posted by safetyfork at 7:57 AM on March 5, 2006


Oh, to be that creative... .
posted by 27 at 7:57 AM on March 5, 2006


Wow, this inspires me, thanks.
posted by amro at 8:06 AM on March 5, 2006


Reminds me a little of this site.
posted by saladin at 8:12 AM on March 5, 2006


I love these things, and I love filling books with nonsense, but tell me; these moleskines, are they really that good? Worth spending 3-4 times what my normal (cheap) notebooks cost?

Also reminds me of the voynich manuscript, surely the king of all moleskine-like-things.
posted by MetaMonkey at 8:16 AM on March 5, 2006


I love these things, and I love filling books with nonsense, but tell me; these moleskines, are they really that good? Worth spending 3-4 times what my normal (cheap) notebooks cost?


I used to think so but I carry mine with me every day and they seem to fall apart far easier than they used to and according to some, the paper quality has diminished. I'm not sure if I'm going to get a new one when my current one runs out.
posted by drezdn at 8:23 AM on March 5, 2006


MetaMonkey, here is a Moleskine-ing prior thread with people talking about why they like Moleskines and why they find them so neat. But heh, I think it is more about the recording than the instrument, so if you have your own preferred tools, more power to you.
posted by madamjujujive at 8:25 AM on March 5, 2006


Thanks for the link. My Moleskine's are much more boring (just words in poor penmanship).

There's also Moleskinerie, which is neat.

MetaMonkey, I think they're worth it. I carry mine everywhere and none have ever fallen apart. (I buy them iin bulk, I use them so much.)
posted by dobbs at 9:07 AM on March 5, 2006


Lovely artwork. Thank you.
posted by ParisParamus at 9:31 AM on March 5, 2006


Thanks for the tips, drezdn, madamjujujive & dobbs, I think I shall take a gamble and see what all the fuss is about. I still remember the day I found the perfect pen; I dare not dream my quest for the perfect notebook could soon be at an end.
posted by MetaMonkey at 9:58 AM on March 5, 2006


MetaMonkey: So what's the perfect pen?
posted by iffley at 1:10 PM on March 5, 2006


So what's the perfect pen?

The Niceday TC50 (Medium or Fine), in black. It's a simple disposable biro, nothing special at all, pretty cheap. But it suits my purposes quite exactly. Perfect fluidity, rarely clogs or smudges, and the action is just real smooth, though demanding a firm, steady hand; resulting in a simple, elegant and flawless writing/doodling/mad scribbling experience, hitherto unequalled in all the writing utensils I have yet encountered. If I use another pen I feel the grating, scratching, friction of nib on paper in my stomach, or worse the inexactitude of a slippery, lazy, unconsumated contact.

I don't know if that explanation really matches the intensity of passion I feel for this pen, or conveys the full gravity of it's utility, but it is surprisingly hard to write about a biro.

I tried to link to the pen, but Niceday's website turns out to be an unfortunate, unlinkable flash monstrosity.
posted by MetaMonkey at 2:05 PM on March 5, 2006


iffley, in addition to the prior moleskine thread, we also had a lively post by Miguel about fountain pen mania, a lively 96-comment thread that is rather a fun jaunt down memory lane.
posted by madamjujujive at 2:27 PM on March 5, 2006


Really good find, Madam. Here is the moleskine of Yuki, an artistic college student and one of the Japan bloggers.
posted by planetkyoto at 2:43 PM on March 5, 2006


I love my Moleskines. Even bought a pack of the softcover Cahier notebooks to use at work. I just wish I could buy the small Cahiers with the same page count/thickness as the hardcover versions, instead of a 3-pack of skinny ones.
posted by mrbill at 3:23 PM on March 5, 2006


Nice post, as always. But these kinds of posts make me feel inadequate and kind of sad, because they show how far from postworthy anything I do in my spare time is. Shit, time to get to work.
posted by OmieWise at 7:00 AM on March 6, 2006


I take back anything I said that was bad about Moleskines. Yesterday I found out that they put the 3 packs out again, and REPORTER'S NOTEBOOKS!!!!!!!
posted by drezdn at 9:31 AM on March 8, 2006


Well, I got me some moleskine action... looks good so far, but hasn't really been put to the test yet. Thanks again all for the info.
posted by MetaMonkey at 7:01 PM on March 25, 2006


« Older White House dedicates itself to rooting out true d...  |  The New Orleans Effect:... Newer »


This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments