The Moleskine notebook is iconic in the stationery world – a superstar that has come to epitomise culture and imagination. When you use a Moleskine notebook you are not just writing or drawing in a book, you are connecting yourself to a legacy of great thinkers and creatives such as legendary Moleskine-style notebook users Hemingway, Picasso and Van Gogh. So it’s no surprise that when someone in charge of props is tasked with finding a notebook they make a b-line for Moleskine. The original notebook of its style, it slots seamlessly into both historical and contemporary scenes and is instantly recognisable. We’ve thrown the spotlight on some of the most famous Moleskine notebook on-screen sightings below – we just feel sorry for the actor sharing the spotlight with one of these show-stealing notebooks…
The Devil wears Prada…and uses a Moleskine notebook
The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
One of our favourite Moleskine notebook on-screen sightings sees the Classic pocket hardback in chic black being used by Anne Hathaway’s overworked PA character at Vogue magazine. A perfect demonstration of being practical whilst remaining fabulous-looking; this little black book makes notetaking under pressure an easy task, keeping you in control. Regarded as a design classic in its own right, Moleskine was a natural choice for this modish rom-com film.
Dragons love Moleskine notebooks
Dragon’s Den (2005 – present)
If the cutting words and raised eyebrows weren’t enough to make each hopeful entrepreneur shake in their boots, watching five multimillionaire judges make silent notes in their Moleskine notebooks in this popular tv series probably is. After all, if they’re writing something down in their Moleskine, it’s either really good – or really bad news. These are notebooks that get reserved for life-changing decisions and revealing maths only!
A Moleskine notebook in Paris
Audrey Tatou’s quirky character decides to change the lives of the people around her for the better in this fanciful comedy film. In one scene she uses a Moleskine Classic pocket hardback notebook to cross off names on a list of people she intends to help during one of her quests, showing us how handy small notebooks can be when it comes to staying organised on the go. Filmed in Paris, the Moleskine notebook revisits its historical roots and travels back to its birthplace here, too.
A trusty notebook companion
Grey’s Anatomy (2005 – present)
Important medical notes are referred to in a red A6 Moleskine Classic hardback notebook in one of the Moleskine notebook on-screen sightings from Grey’s Anatomy. Because when you’re a busy and important professional you need those notes on hand – thank goodness you can make them in a trusty Moleskine notebook.
Discoveries made in a Moleskine notebook
Sherlock Holmes (2010 – present)
Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sherlock Holmes documents one of his mind-blowing epiphanies on the open pages of a Classic softcover pocket notebook in the last of our Moleskine notebook on-screen sightings – it’s the perfect size for keeping on your person, in your pocket or your bag. After all, you never know when the great moments of inspiration might strike!