The start of a new journey
In 1998 a small Italian company Modo e Modo re-introduced us to the beloved 19th century travel companion, that we now know as the original Moleskine classic ruled pocket notebook. Originally sized to fit a men's shirt or coat pocket it has rounded corners to make sure the notebook does not snag the pocket lining. Moleskine's beloved little notebook has started a million journeys the world over. As indispensable and irresistible now as it was a century ago.
When Francesco Franchesi was introduced to a little black notebook in 1997 he wondered how the pocket notebooks named Moleskine by travel writer Bruce Chatwin had dissapeared from the scene. After all they had been a mainstay of the Paris art community for hundreds of years. Turns out the world was ready to get reacquainted.
To the right by the early 2000's Moleskines and its linedrawn icons conquered the american bookstores and rekindled the love for the analog pocket companion.
Owning a Moleskine is about being part of a long tradition of simplicity. The notebook as a tool where the work of the artist, reporter or writer is most important. Give yourself the simple pleasure of Moleskine's rugged cover with non snag corners, its thread bound quality paper, the pocket for mementos and its elastic band closure.