Category Archives: Arts & Culture

Big Draw in Barcelona and Berlin

October is the month for The Big Draw!  Launched in 2000, Big Draw is an annual initiative that has grown from 180 events in the UK to over 1500 worldwide. The Campaign aims to use drawing to connect visitors with … Continue reading

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St. Lawrence Night

  Tomorrow night (August 10) is known as St. Lawrence Night. Laurentius, a Christian deacon, is said to have been martyred by the Romans in 258 AD. As Andrea cited in an earlier post,  "In Italy there is a tradition celebrated … Continue reading

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“Saint Lawrence Night”

  Our friend Andrea sent us a heads up on something to look upward to next month. "In Italy there is a tradition celebrated every year August 10th  called the “Saint Lawrence Night”. Legend has it that during this period … Continue reading

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Smialekspeare

From Peter Laywine, in Toronto: "Local artist John Smialek has hand written all of Shakespeare's plays contained in the First Folio. Using his PARKER 51 and 50 extra-large MOLESKINE notebooks, John transcribed the plays from February 2008 until June 2009. John's work … Continue reading

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Inspiration: Sistine Chapel

Sistine Chapel virtual panorama. This is probably the best way to see the Sistine Chapel aside from getting on a plane to Rome. (via Jason Kottke)  

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Latest from Jim Woodring

 Cartoonist Jim Woodring's Moleskine notebook is a wonderland of strange creatures and the latest sketches are always a source of fascination. "Lorbo", the figure below is the happy, 3-D ending to one of those doodles. Visit his blog.   Image … Continue reading

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Sketches from Google Street view

Lehel Kovács is an artist in Budapest. Pictured above are samples from a series of sketches he did from Google Street View images. From his "About" page: Lehel is a freelance illustrator based in Budapest, Hungary. With a window-dresser degree and a … Continue reading

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Sketchbook Project Library

Striking, colorful artworks from artists all over the world are collected on Moleskine notebook at the Art House Coop's "Sketchbook Project" " Visitors to the Sketchbook Project Library will receive library cards and be able to view the books at exhibitions … Continue reading

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Inspiration: “Between The Folds”

GREEN FUSE FILMS' award–winning documentary Between the Folds chronicles the stories of ten fine artists and intrepid theoretical scientists who have abandoned careers and scoffed at hard–earned graduate degrees—all to forge unconventional lives as modern–day paperfolders.  As they converge on … Continue reading

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Video: The making of a Moleskine animation

Interesting inside look at how Moleskine animations are made. Here, more than ever, patience is a virtue;) "Giant dragon flies meeting little girls on their way home, notes exploding to become songs, the world's creation through the rising sun: notebook … Continue reading

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