How many people do you know, whose handwriting matches yours perfectly? Probably none. Handwriting is among the most personal traits in each of us, as unique as finger prints. So why only choose between a few kinds of different page layouts when there are so many kinds of handwriting out there?
This is what inspired the good folks at A/R Studio in designing Not-Books, a series of specially-ruled notebooks conceived to respect the different connotations of individual’s handwriting: “A notebook of one’s own”, “Stream of consciousness”, “Convergent vs Divergent Thinking”, “Carta Millimetrata”.
“Stream of Consciousness”
Convergent vs Divergent Thinking
Moleskine reached out to A/R to have their special layouts available in myMoleskine Template format, which you can download here and make your notebook truly one-of-a-kind. Just like your handwriting.
The contrast between warm and cool color inspires accomplished artists and amateurs alike. Just browsing through myMoleskine, we came across a host of great color-based artworks, many of them showcasing amazing mastery of the warm vs cool color scheme.
So this is how the idea for the new Moleskine #CreativityChallenge came along: Hot vs Cold.
But also, warm color vs cool color, day vs night, bright and vivid vs calm and soothing, and so forth: we’re asking you to contribute with the coolest or warmest colored page from your notebook, an artwork that best describes the mood evoked by warm or cool colors.
Simply submit your creations to myMoleskine with the tag #M_hotorcold to enter.
The winner will be chosen among the 3 most voted submissions, so get ready to spread the word! The winning prize is a brand new myCloud Reporter Bag shipped right to your door, with a special Moleskine treat in it.
Get your color palette ready, and let’s see you flood myMoleskine with a tide of color.
Our notebook definitely says something about ourselves.
Through whatever we sketch, jot, or doodle on paper we end up expressing a lot about what we are. However, our personal identity does not only radiate from the ideas scribbled on the pages. For instance, it can be seen through the things we carry with us on a daily basis.
This is how Moleskine’s latest idea came along.
Enter my Analog Cloud, Moleskine’s new online game.
The game takes the every-morning ritual of packing our bags and turns it into a way to express our identity, generating a personal profile based on the items we choose to take with us – and the Moleskine myCloud Bag we pick to carry them with.
It’s a playful way to tell everyone who we are, and the results are pretty dead on at times:
Playing is pretty easy:
- head to myanalogcloud.com and choose your essential items
- pick two Moleskine items of your choice
- select your favorite Moleskine myCloud bag to carry your items
- generate your results.
The resulting profile can be shared to myMoleskine, on Twitter, or on Facebook.
Did you give it a go? Let us know if you tried it.
If Productivity was a sport in the 2014 Winter Olympics, you could say that we’ve just won the gold!
Moleskine has been recognized as one of the Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Productivity by Fast Company. We have been bestowed this honor for our continued quest to seamlessly marry the analog and digital worlds through our platforms and with digital leaders like Evernote, FiftyThree, and Moleskine Photobooks. You can read the full story here.
While our notebooks have been at the core of our identity, these creative partnerships along with our apps and print on demand services have helped us connect with you, our fans, in new and innovative ways. With that said – we’d like for you to show us how you stay productive and manage your time in this week’s #CreativityChallenge!
What are some of the ways that you stay on top of your workload and keep your to-do list nice and trim? Show us how you stay organized with your notebook hacks, Getting Things Done systems or DIY codes and be in with the chance of winning a pack full of Moleskine tools.
Simply submit your photo to myMoleskine with the tag #M_productivity to enter. All done? Great, that’s another thing to tick off, we say you deserve that tea break.
#mHDay - MalalaYousafzai
We love the act handwriting; the tools involved, the things it can create. The flick of the wrist and positioning of the hand to create a tactile projection of one’s ideas and passions. How one’s pen seduces the page of their notebook with every crossed T, dotted I, and leaning accent. We think that our fans would agree, when we say that it is one of the most personal and pleasurable actions of our daily lives.
#mHDay - Joe Gebbia
On January 23rd we will celebrate Handwriting Day, a holiday solely dedicated to your very unique and individualistic script, for the second year. On that day, we ask you to free yourselves from the QWERTY keyboards and bridge the gap between your thoughts and social media updates using your pens and styluses. Share your handwritten musings on Twitter and Instagram using #mHDay and #HandwritingDay.
Friends of Moleskine, like Airbnb founder, Joe Gebbia, and Seth Combs, co-founder of Sol Republic have already submitted handwritten posts of their own: http://imgur.com/a/Y1nsi
To be in with a chance of winning a cornucopia of Moleskine tools, all you need to do is upload your handwritten status update to myMoleskine before February 4th as part of our Creativity Challenge. If it gets the most votes you could be sorted for all your writing and drawing needs for a little while!
Towards the end of 2013 we began a weekly call to arms, sort of like a homework assignment but more fun, more creative and more social. We called it the #CreativityChallenge. We were blown over by the variety, originality and resourcefulness of the many entries we received: so many of you from around the world contributed your hacks, photos, drawings and sketches responding to each theme and each week you voted for your favorite uploads.
We have good news: we’ve decided to continue the new year as we mean to go on, which means extending the #CreativityChallenge into 2014. Every two weeks we’ll set you a different theme to make your own for the chance to win a special package of Moleskine treats, including special editions, custom-made notebooks and objects from our writing, reading and travelling collections.
Keep an eye on our Facebook page to make sure you don’t miss each challenge, and check out all the past winners: http://bit.ly/creativity-challenge.
Good luck, and happy handmaking!