“A pocket-sized black object”

“My pocket-sized black object”

“It all started many years ago, with a pocket-sized black object, the product of a great tradition. The Moleskine notebook is, in fact, the heir and successor to the legendary notebook used by artists and thinkers over the past two centuries: among them Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway, and Bruce Chatwin. A simple black rectangle with rounded corners, an elastic page-holder, and an internal expandable pocket: a nameless object with a spare perfection all its own, produced for over a century by a small French bookbinder that supplied the stationery shops of Paris, where the artistic and literary avant-gardes of the world browsed and bought them. A trusted and handy travel companion, the notebook held invaluable sketches, notes, stories, and ideas that would one day become famous paintings or the pages of beloved books”                      – Moleskine                                                                                                                         No matter where I am or where I am going, I always with out fail have my pocket-sized black object on my person. I treat it as my confidant, my journal, my initials means of documenting; it is in turn the fundamental bases in which my work stems from and becomes such.

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