moleskine: the hand of the designer moleskine: the hand of the designer
mar 15, 2010

moleskine: the hand of the designer

‘the hand of the designer’

moleskine introduces ‘the hand of the designer’, a collection of 462 reproductions of hand made sketches by 150 internationally recognized designers, including bouroullec brothers, michael graves, hella jongerius, karim rashid, and many others.

‘the hand of the designer’ is an intimate look into the creative process of the designer, and a celebration of the everlasting power of free hand sketching even in the autocad® era. the general layout has the familiar look of a moleskine notebook, which indicates a visual connection to the sketchbooks often adopted by designers. the dimensions are those of the a4 folio collection, with all the iconic features of the moleskine brand: hard rounded corner cover, elastic band, ribbon place marker. the only (and most noticeable change): the cover is white. ‘the hand of the designer’ is packaged with a 120-page moleskine folio blank drawing book for notes and free hand sketching.

sketches by l: bouroullec brothers r: massimiliano and doriana fuksas

skteches by l: alessandro mendini r: matteo thun

sketches by l: michael graves r: hella jongerius

the publication will be released in conjunction with a special exhibition featuring all the original sketches at villa necchi campiglio and triennale bovisa, during milan design week 2010 from april 14-19, 2010. following the exhibition, the original works will be auctioned by sotheby’s milan at villa necchi campiglio on may 13, 2010, the initiative is organized by and will benefit fai fondo ambiente italiano (the italian national trust). partners include alterstudio, in collaboration with la triennale di milano, galleria antonia jannone and sotheby’s, with moleskine as the publishing partner. curators are francesca serrazanetti and matteo schubert, together with design expert doia giovanola.

‘the hand of the designer’ follows the successful publication of moleskine’s ‘the hand of the architect,’ first published in 2009 and now in its fourth reprint distributed worldwide. like its predecessor, ‘the hand of the designer’ features an array of original designs and never-before-seen works donated by designers alberto meda, ronan and erwan bouroullec, fernando and humberto campana, antonio citterio, massimiliano e doriana fuksas, michael graves, jaime hayon, james irvine, hella jongerius, piero lissoni, ross lovegrove, alessandro mendini, karim rashid, and oscar tusquets, among many others. the book will also include previously unreleased essays by the curators, juli capella, cristina morozzi, enrico morteo, vanni pasca and franco raggi.

‘the hand of the designer’ curated by francesca serrazanetti – matteo schubert ISBN 13: 978-88-6293-531-9 size (inches): 12" x 8 ½" size (cm): 21×29,7 pages: 362 + 196 cover: hard cover + cardboard cover cover colour: white + black format: A4 450 color illustrations 70.00 USD 59,00 euros

  • This book is funny. Everybody knows that designers can’t draw anymore, so who cares about their unrefined process oriented scribbles? Piranesi, Mucha, Moser, Tiffany, Glaeser; these guys could draw AND design, but I suppose those are bygone eras, eh?

    Sissyfuss says:
  • nah….you are right designers in new computer age cannot draw by hand anymore….they got too attached to computer mouses LOL….

    ksobon says:
  • over expensive

    me says:
  • 70 bucks! Whoa! too expensive for the student market who are likely to be the main people to buy this book.

    I disagree with the first two comments above, I still draw and try to work things out on paper (sometimes a Moleskine :-0) before I develop them on the CPU… Many of my classmates do the same.

    Pete says:
  • I agree with Pete, im a student on a product design course and my course revolves around sketching and drawing. It is constantly drilled into us that this is one of the most important skills we could have…

    J says:
  • obviously, sissyfuss and ksobon are not designers….

    Redder says:
  • obviously

    A says:

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