Live graffiti performances and a new collection of Special Edition Notebooks. Moleskine celebrates the American artist who brought art to the sidewalks and subways of New York in the 1980s. Moleskine celebrates one of the most iconic artists of the past century with a new Special Edition Collection dedicated to Keith Haring. In the spirit of the “Pop Shops” which Haring opened to make his art accessible to anyone, from rich collectors to “kids from the Bronx”, this Special Edition Notebook Collection reminds us that art is for everybody. Each of the five notebooks in the collection features a different Keith Haring artwork on the cover as well as customized front and end pages with a stylized pattern of people, animals and symbols also taken from one of the artist’s famous works.
Keith Haring was a ground-breaking artist who tapped in to the communicative power of street art, using its tools to eclipse the barriers between “high” and “low” art. Borrowing the bold lines, symbolic language and bright saturated colors from graffiti and cartoons, he kept the imagery he used accessible so viewers of all kinds could enjoy themselves and engage with the themes and topics. His simple, yet powerfully communicative pop art figures of people and animals fit well on the cover of the Moleskine notebook. Haring intentionally used a wide range of mediums as canvas for his work, from subway stations and church walls to skateboards, bringing art to public spaces and other un-traditional spheres, opening up possibilities and engaging with the public. It is with this essence that Moleskine welcomes Keith Haring to its legendary notebook, as an inspiration for everyone to use the blank spaces inside to express their hopes, fears and dreams. Art is not something remote and untouchable, but something you can carry with you everywhere.