Hahnemuhle: Close but no cigar


Sam at PigPog has a post on a pair of notebooks that looks familiar.

"During one of my daily early-morning pokes around the interweb, I stumbled across these journals from fine art paper manufacturer Hahnemuhle…Now,   it might just be my bleary early morning brain here, but those books do look very   familiar with the rounded corners, elastic closure and… well, it doesn’t say   whether this particular book has a pocket in the back, but its friend certainly does…"


[Thanks Chris]

2 thoughts on “Hahnemuhle: Close but no cigar

  1. Why the negativity? At least, with the Hahnemühle notebooks, you get:

    – a genuine European product, not one made in China and deceptively marketed as if it were European to jack up the price

    – decent paper

    It’s not as if Modo e Modo invented the moleskine. All this “notebook of Van Gogh, Hemingway and Chatwin” is just marketing palaver, in any case. It’s all to convey a brand image, but you can be pretty sure there is no connection between whoever made their notebooks and the present-day Moleskine brand. Who the hell is Chatwin, by the way?

  2. The Omer De Serres company in Canada used to make notebooks that looked exactly like Moleskines but with a brown cover. I actually liked them better than the Moleskines. Unfortunately they don’t make them anymore.

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