There is something to be said about old and reliable. Tested and accepted. Tried and true. Moleskine is one of those pieces in the writing world that can’t be forgotten, downplayed or underestimated. The way I see it, a Moleskine journal is a bit like having flour in your kitchen. A mainstay, a staple, a dependable fall back to catch random or purposeful words, scribbles, thoughts and ideas.
Another endorsement? Lets observe the history…
For two centuries now Moleskine (mol-a-skeen’-a) has been the legendary notebook of artists, writers, intellectuals and travelers. From gifted artists Henri Matisse (1869–1954) and Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890), to poet and leader of the surrealist movement André Breton (1896-1966) to Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) considered the most influential writer of the last century, to famous travel writer Bruce Chatwin (1940-1989).
I consider that, an solid pedigree fueled by some serious creativity.
I appreciate my various Moleskine journals for several reasons. For one, they are sturdy and can stay in a bag, or purse, or thrown on the dashboard of my car without suffering any sort of damage. I personally prefer the sketchbook version although I rarely sketch anything worthwhile. I like the thicker paper that is devoid of lines and can pretty much stand up to any abuse I inflict on it.
For the most part, I use my Moleskine journals as a rough draft catch all. I pack them around with me, everywhere and I mean everywhere, capturing the thoughts and ideas that seem to run rampant in my mind. Once I figure out what the writing was for, I transfer the words to a final destination.
For the money, these journals are very affordable and well worth the small investment.
Product Description: The Moleskine Pocket Sketchbook is made with top quality heavy paper and is perfect for on the go drawings sketches and tempera colors. Every Moleskine product is thread bound and has a cardboard bound cover with rounded corners acid free paper a bookmark an elastic closure and an expandable inner pocket that contains the Moleskine history.
Product Link: Moleskine Sketchbook Pocket