MoMA Bauhaus 2010


momabauhaus490.jpgThe ever-growing collection of Moleskine notebooks created for the Museum of Modern Art now counts three new additions: a boxed set of pocket notebooks and cahiers inspired by the Bauhaus school, a trio of pocket ruled cahiers with the same Bauhaus imagery, and a MoMA New York City planner.

The MoMA's Bauhaus 1919-1933: Workshops for Modernity exhibition, on view November 8, 2009 through January 25, 2010, is the museum's first major exhibition on the subject since 1938. It features over 400 works reflecting the broad scope of the school's productions, whose influential aesthetic has helped define modern art and modern life. The production of the two Bauhaus-inspired Moleskine products was timed to coincide with the exhibition. Utilizing the simple imagery of a yellow triangle, red square and blue circle, the design of the notebooks and accompanying postcard and sticker set pays tribute to the basic geometric forms and primary colors cherished by Bauhaus faculty and students. The boxed set is on sale at the MoMA Store, marking the official introduction of the box into the Moleskine vocabulary.

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The MoMA NYC Planner, designed with both New Yorkers and visitors in mind, combines detailed museum maps, city maps and street index, and a 2010 weekly planner. Each page of the planner is set alongside a ruled page for notes, and the book counts three woven ribbon markers, making it the perfect tool to mark a day, a museum floor to explore, and a neighborhood to walk around in afterwards. Both the paper band and embossed cover feature a collection of six icons of activity (seeing, writing, photographing, among others), which were also printed as a collection of small, colorful stickers inserted in the book's memo pocket.