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    Quote Originally Posted by sanya View Post
    Man, I am just not cool enough-- is moleskin awesome? I don't know! >_<
    This is something I'd like to know too, after seeing the price of them. (Though I guess the thread itself answered that already) The official site and wikipedia don't say much about it. At the mo it looks less like fantastic magic paper that autotunes your scribblings into a configuration that brings harmony to the universe, and more "It's a moleskine!"/"Some famous dead guys used it!"/"Oooh look it's got a strap!"

    ...which is only my opinion.
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    Remember there's quite an assortment of Moleskine's, the one that's popular with artists is the thick and heavy cold-pressed paper ones. I think they are 300 gram but i could be mistaken.

    I couldn't agree more with a lot of the replies here, great book but fcukin' way too expensive for what it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naomi Ningishzidda View Post
    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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    I love Animal Collective, Fixed Gear Bikes, Parks and Moleskines....=\

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    i love moleskine and starbucks and they belong together for me. i regularly sit in the one and draw people into the other.

    for doodles and anatomystudies i use laser printer paper, a little heavier than normal copy paper. really smooooth surface, amazing for fine pens, biros and markers.

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    I like Moleskine sketchbooks. They are of high quality construction and handle acrylic/watercolour paints well. But then, I like high quality books of any kind. Are they too expensive? Don't know and don't give a f**k!

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    I like Moleskins. So, now what?

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    I like moleskins, 2 years ago i decided to quit World of Warcraft use those $15 a month to buy me a moleskin sketch book a month and try to fill them up...

    Now i can save a few bucks a month, yay. (if the quality is up to par)

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    Quote Originally Posted by squidmonk3j View Post
    I like Moleskins. So, now what?
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    who the hell is moleskine???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty View Post
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    Yeah. That's what I thought. Useless.

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    Unfortunately, moleskine only likes you as a friend. . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThabisoMhlaba View Post
    I love Animal Collective, Fixed Gear Bikes, Parks and Moleskines....=\
    I'm on the fence but I'm considering loving those things to piss Naomi off.

    Parks seem good. I'll start there. If that works out I'll buy a fixie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vineris View Post
    I'm on the fence but I'm considering loving those things to piss Naomi off.

    Parks seem good. I'll start there. If that works out I'll buy a fixie.
    Animal Collective is good once you figure out that there's nothing to "get" about them. Its just music no need to try and make sense of it with some grand explanation.
    Moleskines speak for themselves. High Quality = High Price, especially when you mix in High Demand. No need to attach any sort of social stereotype to a sketchbook.

    Its like saying "Oh you use Staedtler pencils? You must be a middle class faux intellectual who has no real world experience."

    It doesn't make much sense.

    Fixed gear bikes? No reason really, Its just streamlined and you can get em pretty cheap.

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    No moles were harmed in the making of moleskines, piccadilly, or this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty View Post
    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

    I have a few of those, okay I guess.
    the pages never seem to rip the way i want them too though.


    just as a sidenote; Im in my last bachelor year in college, one more master year to go and I decided as a fun way to remember all the good times and all the friends, we would design our own sketchbook/notebook (just the cover, a 1 color design and maybe one interior page with all our names) and get them printed. Splitting the price and we would prob each get around 20 notebooks for 30 euro's or less. (depending on how many people want to be in on this)
    since it's just empty interior pages it doesn't cost that much. something like a yearbook I guess and it's very usefull too.
    (it doesn't get more hipster then this!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Misplacedhippos View Post
    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...
    Have you tried the Canson multimedia sketchbooks?

    Aquabee also makes a multimedia sketchbook series that is quiet nice for painting in.


    Quote Originally Posted by Naomi Ningishzidda View Post
    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.
    I like this girl... haha


    Quote Originally Posted by Kfeeras View Post
    i love moleskine and starbucks and they belong together for me. i regularly sit in the one and draw people into the other.

    for doodles and anatomystudies i use laser printer paper, a little heavier than normal copy paper. really smooooth surface, amazing for fine pens, biros and markers.
    When i got my first moleskine i immediately went to starbucks so i could look cool. then i realized i was to scared to draw in the damn thing cause it cost me like 16 bucks lol.... was to scared to draw shit in it...

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    Even if Picasso, Hemingway, whoever used Moleskine back in the day, if they were alive and working right now, sketching and taking notes 24/7, no way they could afford to buy $16 notebooks!

    Most of the time they probably used the cheapest alternative they could get away with, living on an artist's salary and all that.

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    oh shit, here goes the starving artist mentality

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnyTex View Post
    Even if Picasso, Hemingway, whoever used Moleskine back in the day, if they were alive and working right now, sketching and taking notes 24/7, no way they could afford to buy $16 notebooks!

    Most of the time they probably used the cheapest alternative they could get away with, living on an artist's salary and all that.
    I'm sure Picasso was wealthy enough to buy enough moleskines to wipe his ass with

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    Quote Originally Posted by tobbA View Post
    I'm sure Picasso was wealthy enough to buy enough moleskines to wipe his ass with
    ...wait. Isn't that what they're for?

    ...so smooth C:

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    Sad part is that i have 3 moleskines that ive yet to use... haha. its always super nervous that im going to defile them with ugly drawings.

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    whats this bitchin' 'ere? i got a moleskine sketchbook from tehmeh as a secret santa present, its the best thing out there. I can't and should not complain as i live in finland, theres no way to get anything good out here!!! relating to art anyways...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lolbbq View Post
    Sad part is that i have 3 moleskines that ive yet to use... haha. its always super nervous that im going to defile them with ugly drawings.
    Yeah, I tend to prefer loose sheets or sketch pads, usually a3 size, since it´s easier for me to move my arm around. I got the large heavy paper Moleskine (mostly with pencils), and the low absorbency paper is becoming a little aggrevating. If you erase more than once, the paper won´t take much more graphite. It´s not too forgiving, which is good or bad depending on your attitude i guess.

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    I remember I bought a moleskine because I heard their pages would be good for watercolor since they're nice and thick, but they had some sort or residue on them that would make the watercolor bead up in certain areas and it sucked :c And then I got a huge picadilly notebook for like 5 bucks so whatever moleskine you're too expensive.

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    Got my grubby paws on a lined moleskine a few days ago. Not exactly the bee's knees for note-taking or for drawing.

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    After reading these posts I'm going to experiment with painting in the rest of my abandoned moleskine, sounds like that's what it's best for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnyTex View Post
    no way they could afford to buy $16 notebooks!
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    i was to scared to draw in the damn thing cause it cost me like 16 bucks lol.... was to scared to draw shit in it...
    Well there's your problem, because it's not $16 - the common pocket sketchbooks are $10 at most, and there's always sales with them going for much cheaper - you just got way overcharged for a quality sketchbook

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    lol, thats how much they sell for at borders >.<

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    At least you don't live here where they cost $23 Thank god for online shopping. But I wouldn't trade it for anything.

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