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Moleskein is an age old travel classic,
This review is from: Moleskine Sketchbook (Hardcover)
I bought a moleskein sketchbook some time ago to keep in my bag.
I loved the thought that these books had been used by "great thinkers" so many years ago - it added an element of charm & old age to them, I can imagine those books now with curling pages and worn covers filled with the lovely handwriting of Hemingway, Shakespeare and the sketches of van gogh - objects of beauty! They seem to look very smart and professional - even compared to copies, they stand above in terms of look, quality and "feel".. I'm not sure why they are so lovely to hold and use, but they are.
There was one mention of the colour of the paper in the sketchbook - saying it was a horrible yellow.... Its not yellow, its more a parchment or off white/antique cream and I thought that this added even more beauty to this little book, imo - making it look more substantial in quality and feel. I love the colour of the paper, I prefer it to stark white.
Once you get a fair few pages of this pocket book sketched in, it starts to take on a lovely look of interest and "design".
They are small, since they are intended to slip into a pocket or bag and travel with you without being cumbersome. As people have mentioned the paper itself is smooth and works nicely for pen and some fine pencils - I have had success with quick watercolor and watercolor pencils too, but if you like paper to have a tooth then try the watercolor pad - which is also very nice and is orientated in landscape, which is lovely. (The watercolor books pages are more white than the sketchbook.)
This is a surprisingly sturdy little book with the spine being strong enough to take quite a lot of abuse and flattening. It also has a very handy black elastic band that hold the sketchbooks closed - I hold a small pen/pencil within mine using this band and it has not distorted or ruined the book (as has happened in other similar products).
It is elegant in its simplicity and is a beautiful little book to have and use. I recommend it and am converted, even though i like to use large sketchbooks at home - for the purposes of travel and quick notes etc.. this is perfect.
Also, amazons price is excellent - these moleskeins usually range between £10 and £20....
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Initial post: 3 Sep 2011 21:53:55 BDT
Can anyone tell me the GSM of the cardstock used in the watercolour notebook and the sketchbook? There seems no mention of it on Amazon or Moleskeine website. An estimate would be fine.
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