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Engrave Your Book

The latest artist designs lasered onto Moleskine covers

by Laura Neilson in Design on 17 June 2010


The same company behind bamboo iPhone cases, Engrave Your Book has been delighting pen-and-paper stalwarts with its artful collection of Moleskine notebook covers since their debut last year.

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Available for both pocket and larger Moleskine notebook sizes, the slip-on covers feature a growing collection of works by artists and illustrators, including most recently Spanish artist Pepa Prietro (design below right) and Marc Aspinall of the U.K.-based firm The Tree House Press. Japanese-born designer Junichi Tsuneoka—best known for creating the Japanese-American pop blend "California Roll Stylie"—also contributed his hallmark illustrations (below left) to the mix. These latest additions typify a broad and international scope of work, further proof of Moleskine's worldwide fan base.

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The designs are laser-etched with remarkable precision on all-natural, vegetable-tanned cowhide, and smart details include an inner card pocket and an elastic closure strap. As a contemporary component to an old-school product, the Portland, OR-based company takes it one step further by letting you create your own custom case with uploaded images. And unlike technology, these covers look better with age.

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Pocket-sized artist series covers start at $60, while larger-sized covers run about $80. Custom covers start at $60. Order them online.


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