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    F*ck Moleskine...

    its all about the Piccadilly sketchbook.

    i bought one and honestly its an amazing sketchbook with nice paper.

    im never wasting money on a moleskine ever again...

    You can buy them at borders, and they are about half the price...

    http://piccadillyinc.com/products/notebooks
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    Too bad they don't ship internationally.

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    Meh, Moleskine... tried them once, wasn't too impressed. Way too expensive either way. Nowadays I usually buy 'regular' Seawhite sketchbooks.

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    the only reason i like moleskine is because the paper was thin but you could still paint in it with acrylics.

    but you can do it with Piccadilly notebooks.

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    I love my Moleskine notebook! Usually, I take it to the park on my fixed-gear bicycle before removing my Urban Outfitters headphones from my flannel backpack to listen to Animal Collective while drinking fair-trade organic coffee and drawing the people that walk by me.

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    This isn't supposed to sound hipster (I realize it still does), but I remember when they were slightly more than $10 usd, then suddenly cost $20 usd without warning.

    Jack ass Italians.

    Obvious troll is obvious
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    I really don't understand the mentality of being afraid to end up fitting into someone's idea of a stereotype. Like what you like. Labeling people and/or yourself is rather pointless.

    Moleskines are alright. These seem like a good alternative.
    I'd like to find a sketchbook with paper similar to the moleskine in thickness but with more absorbency. Like hot press watercolor paper. Anyone know of something like that? Something that's actually bound. Not like the watercolour sketckbooks with rings...

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    Quote Originally Posted by That fat kid View Post
    This isn't supposed to sound hipster (I realize it still does), but I remember when they were slightly more than $10 usd, then suddenly cost $20 usd without warning.

    Jack ass Italians.

    Even worse-- they contracted them out to China.

    Didn't pass on that "savings" to the consumer, did they?

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    There nice but I can buy 3 good quality 60 page hardcover sketchbooks for 5 euro's less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Misplacedhippos View Post
    I'd like to find a sketchbook with paper similar to the moleskine in thickness but with more absorbency. Like hot press watercolor paper. Anyone know of something like that? Something that's actually bound. Not like the watercolour sketckbooks with rings...
    At book stores they sell Moleskins made especially for watercolour (music sheets, acrylic, journal whatever you need). Pretty thick paper, sadly; there's not much of it :/.

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    Quote Originally Posted by megaten View Post
    There nice but I can buy 3 good quality 60 page hardcover sketchbooks for 5 euro's less.
    Where?

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    I love my Moleskine notebook! Usually, I take it to the park on my fixed-gear bicycle before removing my Urban Outfitters headphones from my flannel backpack to listen to Animal Collective while drinking fair-trade organic coffee and drawing the people that walk by me.
    I hope to fucking god you are being sarcastic

    if so you deserve recognition for accurately capturing noveau riche pseudo-bourgeois prol label slave terror

    this whole thread makes me suddenly want to slaughter waves of hollister attired teens and break out a crowbar in a toyota parking lot filled with scions.

    moleskine is obviously the right choice for use in creating Satanic ritual grimoires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D.C. View Post
    Where?
    In Ireland I'm afraid
    Eason's stock them from time to time. I got three 100 page A4 sketchbooks their for 10 euro there a few days ago. I'm pretty much sorted for the next 6-8 months

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anodyne View Post
    I love my Moleskine notebook! Usually, I take it to the park on my fixed-gear bicycle before removing my Urban Outfitters headphones from my flannel backpack to listen to Animal Collective while drinking fair-trade organic coffee and drawing the people that walk by me.
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    I hope to fucking god you are being sarcastic

    if so you deserve recognition for accurately capturing noveau riche pseudo-bourgeois prol label slave terror

    this whole thread makes me suddenly want to slaughter waves of hollister attired teens and break out a crowbar in a toyota parking lot filled with scions.

    moleskine is obviously the right choice for use in creating Satanic ritual grimoires.
    Really sad posts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anodyne View Post
    I love my Moleskine notebook! Usually, I take it to the park on my fixed-gear bicycle before removing my Urban Outfitters headphones from my flannel backpack to listen to Animal Collective while drinking fair-trade organic coffee and drawing the people that walk by me.
    lol love that post!

    still like my moleskin sketchbooks... if you do not... donot hesitate to buy anything else!

    noone is forcing you to buy moleskin... i know desperate situations myself and im glad if this helped you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by megaten View Post
    In Ireland I'm afraid
    Eason's stock them from time to time. I got three 100 page A4 sketchbooks their for 10 euro there a few days ago. I'm pretty much sorted for the next 6-8 months
    Although Ireland's a beautiful country, it's a bit out of my way for a sketchbook . Still a nice find though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaW_ View Post
    Really sad posts.
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    I prefer Arches Aquarell for watercolor sketches, as an aside...not moleskine but about as "cool" as Senelier oils...if you're an art nerd.

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    Screw sketchbooks, it's all about drawing like a true boss, on lined paper.
    Honestly though i've drawn on moleskine and i love the (leather?) bindings, but lately i keep forgetting it and drawing instead on this lined paper notebook i think i got as swag at GDC or E3 or something and i've been diggin it. Reminds me of drawing on my notebook paper back in high school.
    (i'm halfway joking, i actually do like my moleskine)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naomi Ningishzidda View Post
    . . .The weak, the timid, the imperfect, the cowardly, the poor, the tearful --- these are mine enemies. . .
    * * *
    . . . 'cause they're easier to fight!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaW_ View Post
    Really sad posts.
    Oh, the sarcasm is harmless! Or that's how I thought it would seem. And hell, I enjoy small doses of Animal Collective and flannel myself.

    On a slightly different note, I've now been prompted to look for cheaper versions of those little black sketchbooks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaW_ View Post
    Aw, come on, dude.... Walmart?

    Personally, I need something small that I can fold backwards so I can hold it in one hand while I doodle on the go, thus a spiral 5x7 makes a good supplement my handy 9x12 (also a spiral) I keep on my desk and the 11x14 (paper bound) in reserve for the gestures.

    can't do the hard binding, there's no folding the paper back... and then it flops over and takes up desk space... *anal-retentive rage*. Paper binding is alright until the pages start to splice out or you're more than halfway through it and stops sitting flat on the table.

    Spiral, while not ideal, works out alright. The spiral itself is a real drag (literally, at times), but I can work with the book open or folded backwards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by karmiclychee View Post
    Aw, come on, dude.... Walmart?
    What's wrong with Walmart?

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    Man, I am just not cool enough-- is moleskin awesome? I don't know! >_<" My sketchbook was $3.95 CAD on sale.

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    Moleskines have always been an extravagant way of money wasting.

    Good thing many other suppliers have now caught on and are producing sketchbooks in the quality and style of Moleskine for a fraction of the price.

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    Yeah I bought a moleskine once and I wasn't that impressed, I use a technical pencil and it squeeked alot, made me self-conscious.

    I prefer getting my sketchbooks from Blackwells bookshop £9 for a really good quality cartridge paper A4 spiral bound hardback, nicer to draw on.

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    As much as i like Moleskine, my favorite sketchbook has to be Derwent hardback sketchbooks, the red label ones. Smoother than average paper perfect for pencil sketching and fine perforations along the inside edges to cleanly rip out all your shit drawings



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    Speaking of sketchpads, can someone identify the brand of this sketchpad? Dunno if it's a local one, but I doubt it is.



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