Moleskine at Adobe Max Conference

Adobe_MAX-Card_ViewOn October 3-7, Moleskine is  joining some of the world’s leading creative thinkers at the Adobe Max conference in Los Angeles.

While there’s nothing like being there in person, we’re inviting you to join from wherever you are, and be a part of the action alongside some of the finest creative minds around.

Open up your Moleskine Smart Notebook, Creative Cloud connected, and show us the wonders that hide within it: snap a picture of the work you’re most proud of and share it on myMoleskine using the tag #WatchPaperEvolve.

A big prize is at stake: if your entry is the best among the 3 most voted ones, you’ll get to be the first to receive the newest item in the Moleskine Collection, delivered right to your doorstep. Curious to find out what it is? One more good reason to join our global call-to-create.

Have fun, and good luck!


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Author of the Month – Junkyard Sam

Thank you to everybody who helped us choose our new Author of the Month. After submitting some of the most popular artworks on myMoleskine in recent months, Seattle-based illustrator Junkyard Sam took home the award in a landslide, and we couldn’t wait to find out more about his life and craft.

As it turns out, Sam is a professional digital artist with a love for classic art tools.

“I am a User Interace designer on a popular fantasy video game. At work you see people all the time with Moleskine sketchbooks  – we even received them as gifts last Christmas!

I love fountain pens, and my workhorse is a Pilot Falcon armed with Noodler’s bulletproof inks. These inks are water resistant, so I can paint right over the line work and the ink stays put.

My go-to sketchbook is the Moleskine Art Plus Sketchbook. My fountain pens won’t bleed through it and it even takes light watercolor washes on both sides of each page without a problem!

Paulo[1]Sam’s appreciation for Moleskine goes way beyond the quality of the paper.

Creating art can be lonely, but there’s something magical about working in a Moleskine.  You feel somehow connected to other creatives who work in them, too.”


“Online there’s a whole social network to be a part of with myMoleskine and using the #Moleskine hashtag on Twitter & Instagram.  When I search the hashtag I discover great artists, urban sketchers, writers, and sketch journalists all over the world.  

This community is a giant, super-friendly worldwide party where one minute you’re working in your own Moleskine and the next you’re looking to see what everyone else is doing in theirs. Super creative, super social, super fun!”


Sam mentioned his kids as a great source of inspiration, so when we asked him for a quote for inspiration, he had no doubts.

“What do you mean ‘learn how to draw?’ I already know how to draw. I can draw anything.”

– My 6 year old.

To honor Sam’s work, we created custom sleeve and bookmark MSK templates out of his artwork “All Sun No Storm”, free to download from the “An Author A Month” templates section in myMoleskine.

Would you like to be considered for next month’s edition? Simply head on over to myMoleskine and submit your Moleskine art.

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Author of the Month – August Finalists

August was a great month for myMoleskine uploads. Once again, thanks to our dedicated fans for adding to the myMoleskine community with close to 200 beautiful artworks. Just like every month, we have narrowed down the most active contributors to bring you our August’s finalists for An Author A Month.

Paulo the Spider - contributed by Junkyard Sam

Paulo the Spider – contributed by Junkyard Sam


Raccoon – contributed by NihilXII


Shattered – contributed by Isabella Ronchetti

Which artwork is your favorite?
Join us on our voting page and  hit the “like” button to help us choose this month’s winning author!

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Covered by Moleskine – The Lost Lectures

We’re happy to introduce the first episode of the Covered by Moleskine* series, from the New York leg of The Lost Lectures.

*A classic medium revisited: paper pages, digitally enhanced. On Covered by Moleskine, we send our visual correspondents to attend some of the most interesting events, conferences and festivals around the world, and document it on the ivory paper of the Moleskine notebook. They describe the people they meet, what they see, hear and feel through a combination of drawing and writing, then digitize to share.

The Lost Lectures bring a series of unique talks in secret, elusive locations revealed only a few days prior to the event. In the New York appointment, co-produced for the second year in a row by art zine Hyperallergic, speakers like writer Jon Ronson, filmmaker Josephine Decker or the band Blonde Redhead took turns at the podium, as visual journalist Lori Richmond live-reported the talks through her sketches and illustrations for Covered by Moleskine.

Her sketches were posted live on social, making Lost Lectures in New York probably the first secret event to be live-broadcast on a Moleskine notebook.

Since we don’t like showing up empty-handed, we printed an exclusive batch of Custom Edition notebooks dedicated to Lost Lectures, for the first 100 attendees to arrive. Needless to say, they were gone fairly quickly.

Lost Lectures Report 6.21

Lost Lectures Report 6.27


Lost Lectures Report 6.22

credit: Tod Seelie

Lost Lectures Report 6.29

credit: Tod Seelie


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Author of the Month June – Josefina Jolly

After a few days of scheduled maintenance, it is time to pick up right where we left off with  another edition of An Author A Month.

This month’s winner is a young, multi-talented artist hailing all the way from Buenos Aires, Argentina. A world traveller with a knack for on-location sketching, Josefina Jolly took home the prize by a wide margin. We caught up with her to learn more about her art, and here’s what she told us.

“I work full time at a local airline, and spend my lunch breaks sketching the buildings around town. When I am travelling, I like to get away from the crowds and sit somewhere quiet to draw the sites.”

Josefina sketches on a Moleskine Watercolour album from the Art Plus Collection, but doesn’t use watercolours: instead, she prefers 0.05mm black drawing pens.


Sketching isn’t Josefina’s only talent either.

“The first thing I did on my very first Moleskine sketchbook was to draw a recipe. Some time later, that drawing became a book of illustrated recipies, also shaped as a sketchbook, which I called Cocinar y Dibujar.” 

As an avid traveller, Josefina has contributed to myMoleskine with a number of artworks from her trips. That is the case of”Pisa”, one of her most popular artworks.

josefina - pisa


“Last spring I visited Pisa, Italy, and while I was working on my sketch I noticed that I was the only one there not involved in a “let’s hold the leaning tower” selfie attempt. But that only lasted for so long, as a group of Australian students saw me drawing and started taking selfies holding the tower in my sketchbook instead. I wish I had those pictures”.

Do you want to be our next Author of the Month, or simply have some Moleskine pages you’d love the whole Moleskine world to see? Just head on to myMoleskine, and submit your art.

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Site Under Maintenance

Moleskinerie is currently under scheduled maintenance until Thursday, July 16th.

You will still be able to read existing posts, and we’ll resume posting again right after that. However, please be advised that you won’t be able to post in the comment section.

Have a great day everyone,

Moleskinerie Staff

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Author of the Month – June

A big thank you to everyone who has been sharing their artworks on myMoleskine last month. We looked at every one of the over 200 submissions we published and narrowed down the 3 most active artists on our gallery, to bring your three new Author of the Month finalists.

The great deal of beautiful artworks has not made this an easy task, but we managed to round up three talented finalists, whose work surely won’t disappoint you.

Pisa - contributed by Josefina Jolly

Pisa – contributed by Josefina Jolly

The Dude - contributed by Lina Riddle

The Dude – contributed by Lina Riddle

Treehouse Village Hideout - contributed by NihilXII

Treehouse Village Hideout – contributed by NihilXII

Which one’s your favorite?

Pick your winner by heading on to our voting page and hit the “Like” button to place your vote.

Would you like to be considered for next month’s edition? Or do you have some pages in your notebook you would like the whole Moleskine world to see? just go on to myMoleskine and submit your images!

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Ritsuko Miyake – from Moleskine Artwork to Real-Life Work of Art

Most ideas are born as a sketch on the paper.

Not every idea though eventually makes it as finished project. That’s why we love watching an idea come full circle, from the page to a finished work of art.

Enter japanese artist Ritsuko Miyake.

If you are familiar with myMoleskine you probably remember Ritsuko, a longtime contributor whose beautiful, pointillism-inspired pieces earned her an Author of the Month award last year. Her work was also featured in the Author a Month Photo Book, which you can view and flip through the digital version here.

A few weeks back, Ritsuko used “Curiosity” and “Bull”, her very first artworks on myMoleskine, to apply for the Japanese edition of Cowparade (the world-famous public art event where the shape of a cow is used as an art canvas for accomplished and local artists).

That’s the last we heard until a few days ago we received a message by Ritsuko herself, saying her two artworks had won, and she had been selected in the official Cowparade artist line-up.

That’s what we call great news: a young artist whose work went from the Moleskine page to the myMoleskine Gallery, all the way to the largest public art event in the world.

Congratulations, Ritsuko! We’re proud of your work, and can’t wait to see more on myMoleskine. Who knows what good things the future has in store for you?



Here she is, turning her Moleskine artwork into a real-life work of art.


Do you know about other Moleskine artworks coming to life as published pieces or works of art? Has your Moleskine artwork gone on to be published? We’d love to hear more stories like Ritsuko’s, so if you got one, feel free to share it with us at

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Halfway Through 2015

half-wayWe are officially halfway through 2015.

Six months have passed, and we enter a special time of year. The bookmark is around the Summer Solstice, and a new season begins. The days are longest, and midsummer bonfires light up the northern nights.

All around the world, planners are half full.
It is the perfect time to look to the six months ahead, and reflect on the ones already behind us.

To celebrate this time of year, a new Creativity Challenge has started on the Moleskine website, asking you to show your diary or notebook at the halfway mark of 2015.

Just like every Creativity Challenge, if your submission is the best among the three most voted ones, you’ll receive a box filled with Moleskine treats, delivered right to your doorstep. More than one entry can be submitted, as long as you use the tag #M_halfwaythrough.

Have fun, and good luck!

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Moleskine at Adobe Creative Jam in San Francisco

What happens when you gather some of the most talented designers from a city and have them square off in a creative tournament?

That’s what we set out to find out, when Moleskine participated in the latest Adobe Creative Jam in San Francisco on April 21, 2015.

Co-sponsered by SODA (Society of Digital Agencies), the event saw 8 teams of designers compete against each other to develop and present a campaign idea, in three hours and with no rules, based on a topic released at the start of the event. The topic was a quote by the late Robin Williams:


For the occasion, Moleskine supplied all 8 teams with a Smart Notebook, Creative Cloud connected to use in the competition. This enabled the teams to create quickly on the paper, and then take the work into their favourite Creative Cloud tool in the blink of an eye.


Many of the contestants had never tried the Smart Notebook before the event, but it sure looked like they loved it right away – some of them even taking their sketch directly into their concept presentation.


As part of the competition, designers also had to present their concept to the audience.adobe-creative-jam

It is no secret that a fair deal of our best ideas start on the paper, and having a paper tool that takes handwritten ideas straight to your Creative Cloud software of choice may prove much more than just a great time saver.

Have you ever laid hands on a Moleskine Smart Notebook, Creative Cloud connected? We’d love to hear how you fit it into your creative process, so feel free to let us know in the comments section below.

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