The Moleskine is a notebook, who’s shape today goes back to a notebook popular in the fist half of the 20th
century in the Parisian arts and literature scene. Back then it was sold by a little stationary store in Tours, and prised for its simple functionality. The cover was made of a black cover made of Moleskin, a water-proof fabric whose French pronunciation gave the book its name.
Another sign is the rubber band, with which the book is kept closed, and also a folding bag at the end.
In 1986, the manufacturer of the Moleskine notebooks, located in the french town of Tours, ended its business.
Twelve years later, in 1998 the Milanese company Modo&Modo registered the Moleskine trademark and since then sell a wide variety of notebooks and calendars inspired by the original. Bruce Chatwin, Ernest Hemingway, Oscar Wilde, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh, Luis Sepúlveda or Henri Matisse are among the most famous users of the legendary Moleskine notebook.
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