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Moleskine Detour New York

See the world through creativity

Moleskine Detour New York
See the world through creativity

Discover the diverse ways that creativity can manifest and change the way we view the world around us, through the lens of 75 international contemporary thinkers from the Moleskine Foundation Collection.

One World Observatory at One World Trade Center
117 West Street, New York, NY 10007
May 13 – May 22

The Detour traveling notebook experience reaches New York City after showcasing in Paris and Shanghai earlier this year.

75 decorated notebooks by creative thinkers including Paula Scher, Francis Kéré, Sigur Rós and William Kentridge arrive in New York, revealing unique stories, dreams, projects, and distinctive ways of relating to the society we live in. Each notebook is part of the Moleskine Foundation Collection and generously donated by the authors in support of the Foundation’s mission of “Creativity for Social Change."

Step into the world each notebook portrays; their blank pages morph into an expression of human ingenuity and a message of inspiration to all. Whether scribbled, torn apart, rebuilt or regenerated, each notebook is a testimony to the personality, imagination, and memory of the person who owned it.


Elevating Creativity

The 75 notebooks will be on view at One World Observatory located at the top of One World Trade Center, a symbol of peace, rebirth, and progress where we celebrate the role creativity has in shaping not only this creative capital but the entire world. The landmark venue joins Moleskine in becoming a supporter of the Moleskine Foundation by contributing to its Creativity Pioneers Fund, which will provide resources to non-profit organizations who use creativity to power positive social change in communities across the globe.


Inspiring a new creative chapter

Moleskine invited 25 artists from the New York art gallery Harman Projects to be a part of the exhibition and share their unique vision.
Each participating artist donated their notebook to the Moleskine Foundation Collection, adding a new layer to the ongoing conversation around the role of creativity in generating change.
In June 2022, the gallery will host a separate Detour exhibition of all 25 works of art.

Harman Projects
210 Rivington Street
10002 New York


Moleskine Store Exclusive

Step into a Moleskine Store in New York from May 9th to May 19th, 2022 for a chance to win a free ticket to see the Detour exhibition at One World Observatory and to admire some of the best views from the highest point in NYC. Sign up to our mailing list to be enrolled in the daily raffle.


Discover the Detour custom edition notebook designed by FAUST, featuring his powerful message of creativity.
Available exclusively at Moleskine New York Stores.

FAUST’s artwork channels the ethos of street culture and a clandestine artform that saw it’s rise on the New York subways and spread across the globe. Primarily garnering recognition for public art, the formal qualities of FAUST’s murals explore scale and placement to challenge how viewers perceive graffiti.