408 blank pages to fill with drawings, sketches and illustrations.
Top designers including NB Studio's Alan Dye, Hive's Monika Piatkowski, Noma Bar and Lee Broom depict the design that is special to them, picking up on details in London's homes, offices, studios, transit hubs and city skylines in response to this year's London Design Festival theme, ‘Design is Here, There and Everywhere'.
Moleskine and the London Design Festival have invited over 70 of London's most celebrated designers to each fill five pages of a Japanese Album before sending it to the next designer to continue the chain. The concertina pages, speckled with contours, corners and crevices will be hung in an immersive installation during the Festival at the Victoria and Albert Museum for the Moleskine Sketch Relay.
What are the little details that you love about London? Join in with your own interpretations at an open sketching session and depict the design details that are special to you. Drop in to the Moleskine Sketchathon to make your mark on the Japanese Album's pages, which will then be displayed alongside the Moleskine Sketch Relay for the remainder of the Festival. Come to the lunchtime talk to hear Maria Sebregondi, VP of Brand Equity and Communication at Moleskine, discuss the relevance of drawing in the digital age with panelists including designers Benjamin Hubert and Tracey Neuls and Director of the Jerwood Drawing Prize, Anita Taylor. Chaired by Angus Montgomery, Editor of Design Week.
[Left-Right: Anita Taylor, Tracey Neuls, Benjamin Hubert, Maria Sebregondi ]
The Moleskine Sketch Relay is run in collaboration with Detour: a travelling exhibition, online gallery, published volume and archive of contemporary creative thinking as told through over 250 authored Moleskine notebooks.
Moleskine Sketch Relay
14 – 22 September
Gallery 220, Sackler Centre
Lunchtime talk: Moleskine Sketch Relay
14 September | 12:30-13:30
Hochhauser Auditorium, Sackler Centre
14 September | 12:00-17:00
Lunchroom 1, Sackler Centre