We are big fans of the 36 days of type on ABDZ, in fact we have featured the project and the submitting artists several times.
Our friends from Adobe has shared with us their latest collaboration with Moleskine. Introducing the Moleskine Paper Tablet - Creative Cloud Connected, it's their second collaboration and this new notebook will allow users, as its name suggests to link their work created on paper to Adobe Illustrator CC, where it can then be further developed, edited, colored, refined, organized and even shared in different file formats. Judging by the video (added below), it seems to work like magic! It's quite enhancing the relationship with the experience of being analog and going full digital for your experimentations and projects. It would be a cool thing to review in the future, give it a look.
In their words
It gives users the possibility to experience a continuum between analog and digital in the design and image capturing process. The new toolset condenses the creative process into a few simple steps and provides a solution that offers an unprecedented level of integration from start to finish.
This new tool works with the Moleskine Pen+Ellipse, and thanks to the special paper used within the notebooks it is now easier to capture notes and drawings. Each page has two symbols which when tapped by the Pen+Ellipse triggers actions; one turns on the toggle of the simultaneous drawing mode within Illustrator, while the other triggers the action of saving the current file to the Adobe Creative Cloud. Graphic designers, visual artists and illustrators will be able to work both solely on paper and then later connect their output to Illustrator CC or they can also create in real time as the art they create can be mirrored in simultaneously on their Windows PC or Mac effortlessly.
In an independent study commissioned by Moleskine it was discovered that while people increasingly use digital devices, they also continue to create output with pen and paper and a large portion of people frequently re-draw their work into digital format and this new tool allows users to enjoy the best of both worlds, efficiently and seamlessly.
Moleskine® was created as a brand in 1997, bringing back to life the nameless black notebooks used by writers and artists like Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway and Bruce Chatwin that had long gone out of print. Today, the Moleskine brand encompasses a family of objects that enhance productivity and creativity including notebooks, diaries and planners, journals, bags, writing instruments, reading accessories, publishing and digital tools. The Moleskine brand is a worldwide presence thanks to over 80 Moleskine Stores and the innovative retail concept, the Moleskine Café.