A Moleskine Detour: Inside Beloved Creative Icons' Notebooks

By Maria Popova

A peek at where the magic happens

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The creative person's notebook has been called "a memory warehouse," "a means of detachment," "the perfect place to document daydreams." As a lover of the notebooks and sketchbooks of famous artists, designers, and other creators, I'm utterly delighted by Moleskine: The Detour Book (public library), based on legendary notebook's global Detour Project—a traveling exhibition that began in 2006 and has since collected more than 250 notebooks, including ones by beloved artists, writers, musicians, filmmakers, and designers like Paula Scher, Dave Eggers, and Spike Jonze. moleskine1.jpg

Paula Scher, graphic designer, USA
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Dave Eggers, writer, USA
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Christian Lacroix, fashion designer, France

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Sigur Rós, music band, Iceland
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Spike Jonze, film director, USA
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Karim Rashid, designer, Egypt
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Giovanni Sollima, cellist/composer, USA
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Mary Ellen Mark, photographer, USA
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Toyo Ito, architect, Japan
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Complement Moleskine: The Detour Book with Drawn In, a private peek inside the notebooks of celebrated artists, illustrators, and designers, and one of the best art books of 2011.


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