Item description for Moleskine Watercolor Notebook Large by Moleskine...
The Moleskine Art Plus Large Watercolor Album is the portable atelier for painting and drawing with watercolors. The heavy 200-gsm/135 lb., cold-pressed paper is identical on the both sides and was created especially for Moleskine. Specifications: - Layout: Plain Paper - Dimensions: 5" x 8-1/4" - Hard Cover with elastic closure. - Color: Black - Pages: 72 - Internal Accordion Pocket - Paper Weight: 200 gsm/135 lb.; FSC Certified Paper; Acid-Free (pH Neutral)
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.3" Width: 8.3" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.64 lbs.
Binding Leather, Imitation
Release Date Jan 1, 2008
ISBN 8883705629 ISBN13 9788883705625
Availability 0 units.
More About Moleskine
Moleskine was created as a brand in 1997, bringing back to life 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 trusted and handy travel companion, the nameless black notebook held invaluable sketches, notes, stories, and ideas that would one day become famous paintings or the pages of beloved books. Today, the name Moleskine encompasses a family of nomadic objects: notebooks, diaries, journals, bags, writing instruments and reading accessories, dedicated to our mobile identity. Indispensable companions to the creative professions and the imagination of our times: they are intimately tied to the digital world.
Since January 2007, Moleskine has also become the name of the company that owns the worldwide trademark rights for the brand. Moleskine SpA creates, produces, and distributes not only the well-known notebooks and their various offshoots, but also a series of objects for the creativity of the contemporary nomad. The company grew out of the experience of Modo&Modo, a small Milanese publisher that in 1997 created the Moleskine trademark, rediscovering and renewing an extraordinary tradition. In the fall of 2006, Modo&Modo was purchased by SGCapital Europe, now Syntegra Capital, with the objective of fully developing the potential of the Moleskine brand.
Moleskine SpA is a small and creative company enjoying continuing growth. It now has about one hundred employees and a vast network of partners and consultants. Its home office is in Milan, Italy. Its affiliates are Moleskine America, Inc, with offices in New York, established in early 2008, and Moleskine Asia, Ltd, with offices in Hong Kong, established in late 2011.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Moleskine Watercolor Notebook Large?
Go ahead, you know you want it. Jun 26, 2008
The great thing about all the Moleskine products is that they give you space to air your creativity, but they're small enough that they're not overwhelming like a bigger sketchbook can be. I've been using their watercolor book to study watercolor paints and it's completely perfect--high quality paper that is the perfect texture for watercolor and that doesn't warp much, even when you use tons of water (as I do). The landscape design gives you a lot of freedom to paint without the spine getting in the way, and the elastic band keeps everything flat and tidy. The paper surface is even perfect for dry media, like graphite and charcoal, since it has a slight tooth to it but still lets you erase cleanly. Go ahead, buy it. You won't regret it.
Portable Perfection Mar 23, 2008
Okay, I admit it, I've tried a million other notebooks and journals telling myself "why pay more for the name". I guess I have wasted more dollars looking for the right journal and should have paid more attention to the reviews that I thought were based solely on "Moleskine snobbery".
The paper is perfect and stands up to washes better than most notebook journal/sketchpad papers. The fact there is 75 wonderful pages is even better! The size is perfect, and the binding is flexible to keep the opposite page from folding over on you while you are working. The book lays flat without sacrificing the binding. I love the perforated sheets, they don't tear when you don't want them to, but if you want to remove a page (maybe a page you really messed up and want removed immediately without messing up your whole book) its a cinch!
Of course the bookmark is nifty to get you where you are going fast, and the elastic closure means you can stuff it in your bag without worrying you will end up with dog eared pages or rips, plus it keeps things from falling out. Who can live without the pocket?! Perfect for keeping ticket stubs or "souvenirs" or snapshots to add to your book or refer to while painting or sketching.
The paper is smooth enough to keep detail in your work but textured enough to give depth and contrast and stand up to your watercolor!
This is "THE ONE" to buy!
wonderful Nov 29, 2007
As a former art teacher I highly recommend this notebook to anyone who takes the tools seriously. I got this notebook recently as a gift and don't know why in the world I've not run across this til now. I gave the paper a good workout and scrubbing with watercolor pencils, and it held up very well and warpage from water was minimal (is not a problem though because the hard cover irons it out). I like that there is a lot of paper and the paper has just enough tooth to hold water and color well, but will also allow for detail. I think this notebook would also work great for those who are into charcoal, pastels, and ink wash techniques because it is a nice weighted slightly textured paper. Also very much appreciated is the portability: anyone who is serious about art will probably at some point want a handy book to record visions. This is important to practice in real life in real time, and this notebook seems one of the best tools to get better at art. I have also done quite a bit of professional framing and can attest that the hard cover is essential if you may want at some point to frame your art as the cover keeps the papers flat and from creasing. One thing I want to request from Moleskine though: although I like the portable size, I would also like to see a few more even larger sizes; maybe 8 by 10 and 10 by 12. I am going to stick with this size or larger Moleskine notebook and large rolls of watercolor paper from now on. It's economical, good quality, time tested and I like it a lot.
Indispensible--goes everywhere with me Sep 7, 2007
This notebook is the perfect size and the paper is great for quick sketches on the go. I stash it in my purse along with a waterproof uniball .5 mm pen and whenever I have a moment I sketch and then add the watercolor later. I love this book so much I've given them as gifts to other artists and I've ordered many for myself. Can't say enough good things about them