The Moleskine notebook is the heir and successor to the legendary notebooks 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 that held the sketches, notes, stories and ideas that would one day become famous paintings or the pages of beloved books. In the mid-1980s the notebook that Bruce Chatwin nicknamed ‘moleskine’ became increasingly scarce and then disappeared completely. In 1997, a small Milanese publisher brought the legendary notebook back to life, choosing this literary name to revive an extraordinary tradition of creativity and self-expression for the contemporary creatives of our time.
Today, Moleskine has expanded its offering to include new collections and services dedicated to supporting creative professionals, knowledge workers and students. The original notebook is now part of a family of versatile tools for use on both everyday and extraordinary journeys: portable devices for productivity on-the-go, such as digital device covers, cases, bags, writing instruments and reading accessories. Complementing each other in form and function, they are intrinsically linked to our mobile identities, ultimately becoming an integral part of our personalities.