Anne Robinson, Karen Saxby
The second title of the I Am the City series stops in London. Stunning colour illustrations by Carlo Stanga lead the reader into a virtual tour of the city that narrates and reveals landmarks, tales, lifestyle, architecture as well as secrets. From the Tower Bridge to the brutalist Trellick Tower, a never seen before fully comprehensive illustrated journey of London town. This notebook is a striking tribute to London, featuring intricate and colourful Carlo Stanga illustrations of Tower Bridge on the cover and a double-decker bus on the flyleaves. It captures the spirit and energy of one of the world's most iconic cities, giving you space to record ideas, jot down lists and take notes on its classic ruled pages. With a themed paperband B-side and themed postcard inside, London is calling.
It all started many years ago, with a pocket-sized black object, the product of a great tradition. The Moleskine notebook is, in fact, the heir and successor to the legendary notebook used by artists and thinkers over the past two centuries: among them Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway, and Bruce Chatwin. A simple black rectangle with rounded corners, an elastic page-holder, and an internal expandable pocket: a nameless object with a spare perfection all its own, produced for over a century by a small French bookbinder that supplied the stationery shops of Paris, where the artistic and literary avant-gardes of the world browsed and bought them. A trusted and handy travel companion, the notebook held invaluable sketches, notes, stories, and ideas that would one day become famous paintings or the pages of beloved books.