You’ve probably heard of the iconic Moleskine notebooks that are popular with artists and writers everywhere and were favorites of Van Gogh and Picasso and Hemingway….
Did you know they are now available in beautiful photobooks? Moleskine and Milk Books have teamed up to offer a wide variety of high-quality products.
Being a fan of the notebooks, which are such gorgeous quality, I was excited to see the photobook option. I spotted a promotion online and decided to try them out on a set of images we recently made of our winter on our sailboat, Windsong II.
The whole process of making the photobook was so much easier than many others I’ve used, and the design choices were elegant and simple, which is my preference for photobooks. The resulting hardcover book was well made, with heavy matte paper and a sturdy cover. The photographs were reproduced perfectly; the colours were true and rich and there was no sign of any bleedthrough. The book is stitched so it lies flat, which is a lovely feature not found in other books I’ve tried. And of course, it has that cute elastic closure which marks it as a Moleskine book. All in all, it is the best photobook I have purchased to date.
You also receive a PDF file of your book so you can share it online.
If you follow them on Facebook you can find out about their current offers. I’ve already pre-bought another book, and I can’t wait to get started filling it up.
Full disclosure: I have gained no benefit from Moleskine/Milk for writing this review. I just love these books.
Here is the photobook I made. Scroll down to see more images…
If you have any questions or comments, don’t hesitate to leave a note below.
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I’ve done Shutterfly photobooks, and I bet this is much nicer, from what you describe. You did a really nice job of creating a clean-looking presentation. Lovely photos!
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Thanks so much, Diane! And for the book tip — that’s one I really want to read.
Sherry, what a beautiful book of memories you put together. I also wanted to tell you how much I LOVE your new facade here at WordPress — beautiful.
Speaking of Hemingway … for our bookclub’s last selection we all read “The Paris Wife” … about the Hemingway’s first wife — highly recommended.
Great Sherry. Hope it works for you…
Sherry thanks for sharing this…could be just what I want for my recent trip overseas! Going to check it out.
Glad to help, Cheryl! Can’t wait to see yours…
I just sent in my payment…now to get started..
Your book is awesome…such great photo’s of your time on the boat…love the one of the dogs…
I’ll post mine when I get it..
Thanks for the suggestion and the help.
Thanks, Bente. I love those images too.
Great book. I love the birds and the two dogs!
Moleskine is a bit different and worth a look!
I think you will like it…but there are also other good options as well.
So nice of you to say, Mary.
I would love to see a book of photos of your two adorable grandchildren…what could be better?
Looks terrific Sherry! Will check it out. Am a big blurb user but moleskin is an interesting idea!
I love this idea and I love your book…I’m in the process of gathering photo’s for my Grandsons first birthday…this might be the answer to my problem..
I’ll check it out…thanks for the tip
Thanks Sherry Beautiful !
Sherry, It is a beautiful photobook. Something to keep close at hand during the grey, chilly days. Thanks for encouraging us to give it a try. Firstly, I would have to improve my photo-taking skills. 🙂
Many thanks, Laura. Providing a PDF is not unique to this company, but some of the other features are…
beautiful memories in moleskin Sherry especially the way you focused on the small details. Thanks for the link – blurb do the pdf too but I like the look of these
Thanks, Viv. I should have known you would be a Moleskine fan 😉 I think you would be very pleased with the result…very elegant looking. Thanks for your kind words.
Thanks so much, Laurie. I really like that feature. It makes it much easier to share with folks faraway…
Sherry this looks great I have used Blurb before but I love Moleskine too so I might very well think of Milk next time I want to make a book…. Your photos are wonderful…
Sherry this is so cool that they give you PDF file to share…love this. Your photobook holds so many beautiful images!