"We’ve been working on a couple of really cool projects to launch House of Plaid, our soon to be limited edition design goods site.
we suffered a minor setback, and discovered something icky about
Moleskine brand sketchbooks. We had commissioned custom linoleum block
Plaid artwork, to be printed on Moleskine sketchbooks. There would only
be 50 pieces of this wonderful object ever made.
As our artist put together the order with her Moleskine distributor to complete our project, she was informed that Moleskine "does
not allow for the resale of customized merchandise unless approved by
the manufacturer. Once approved they have their own company that you
must use that does commercial printing (but not letterpress/fine art
Sucks. For us, yes – but the bigger picture
is that Moleskine, possibly the coolest brand of notebooks that I’ve
used religiously up until today – doesn’t understand current art culture…"
House of Plaid
Image: © 2007 Plaid
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