Moleskine has tapped three Asian creatives to celebrate the upcoming Lunar New Year.
The Italian manufacturer of luxury notebooks has created the 3 Artists, 3 Countries Collection to highlight the work of three distinct artists from three different countries in East Asia. The Year of the Dragon is celebrated by both Zeng Fanzhi, a Chinese painter based in Beijing, and by South Korean typographic designer Ahn Sang Soo. Meanwhile, the third style has been designed by Japanese manga artist Momoko Sakura, the creator of the manga character Chibi Maruko Chan, a third grader who has been featured in a series of popular books with her family and friends for the past 35 years. Sakura created artwork centered around the character.
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Fanzhi graduated from the Hubei Institute of Fine Arts in 1991 and is known for his technical mastery. Soo is a visual designer and typographer who was awarded the Gutenberg Prize by Leipzig, Germany, in 2007 and established the independent design school PaTI (Paju Typography Institute) and currently serves as its principal.
Each created works that Moleskine placed on limited-edition notebooks that are available for purchase individually or collectively in a fabric-covered box with each of the notebooks housed in its own drawer. The collection is available now on the Moleskine website and retails for $39 for the single notebooks and $185 for the box.
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