Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Moleskine Spring 2017 catalog with 2018 planners!

I've been looking online hopefully for weeks for the Moleskine Spring 2017 catalog, and finally it's out! You can see it here.

Note: I am not affiliated with Moleskine in any way so if you have any questions about their products or availability you'll have to talk to them.

Every year I go digging for the new catalog to see what Moleskine is coming out with next. For the past several years their planner selection has been decreasing, and this year seems to be no different in that regard. But I'll get to planners in a minute.

This catalog is called What's New, so their standard products like the large hardcover notebooks are not here. I'm assuming those are still available since they are the backbone of their brand.

UPDATE: I found the full product catalog here, and I can confirm the standard notebooks, pens and pencils, accessories etc. are still there. 

Some items are listed as Spring Launch and others are Summer Launch.

Let's go through the catalog together, shall we?

First of all, the "Naturally Smart" storyline for 2017? Eh? Discuss.

Notebooks:

Extra Large classic hardcover notebooks in new colors, with blank, lined, grid or dotted pages. Yay!

Soft cover notebooks in new colors (only red or blue) again with blank, lined, grid or dotted pages.

Blend collection in large lined only. They did a similar fabric hardcover a year or two ago.

Ok here we go: Planners!

18 month weekly notebook hardcover in black, elm green, red, berry rose, blue or yellow. (No purple! WAAAAAHHH!) Soft cover in black or red, horizontal week on 2 pages layout in black.

Then there's something called the 18 month Daily planner. In their little chart on the page before it says it has a page for every day, but in this section it says it has only 208 pages, so one of those has to be wrong. Seems like a page for every day for 18 months would result in a massive book! I'm curious to see what this actually is when the products are released.

Ok moving on: 12 month classic planners.

Daily in hard or soft covers, and a return of the daily desk calendar which was discontinued for a few years.

12 month weekly notebooks in hard or soft covers, and 12 month week on 2 pages.

12 month vertical in pocket and large sizes, and the 12 month monthly notebooks are back (yay!).

The Pro Planners selection seems severely reduced. Gone are the Action Planner, the Taskmaster, the Dashboard planner, and several others. This only lists Weekly Vertical in Large, Extra Large and A4 sizes.

Ok here's what I really came to see: the Limited Edition planners: Star Wars, Peanuts and Alice in Wonderland. HOORAY STAR WARS PLANNERS ARE BACK!!!!!! I collect these and I was really peeved there were no Star Wars planners for 2017, so I'm poised and ready to throw my money at Moleskine for Star Wars planners yet again. Here we go:

The Star Wars covers are really cool looking, looks like the designs are like stars/ constellations. I really like it! The 18 month planners have the Star Wars logo, the pocket size daily planner is BB-8, Large daily is a Stormtrooper, pocket 12 month weekly is Rey, and 12 month large is Darth Vader! SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY, MOLESKINE!!!!

Peanuts and Alice in Wonderland covers in 18 and 12 months. I personally am not a fan of these designs but they must be popular because they've been going for years now.

Limited edition notebooks: Peter Pan, Beauty and the Beast, Keith Haring and Minions. Seems like a fairly random selection of themes. I want X-Men notebooks!!!!

Cahier journals in Pocket to XXL sizes, a new Paper Tablet, and wow pages and pages of bags.

So obviously I'm psyched about the Star Wars planners, but I have to admit that's pretty much all I see here that I'm really excited about. I don't particularly like any of the new notebook colors. But you never know what they'll come out with as the year goes on. For example I snapped up the Harry Potter notebooks that came out recently! Maybe I'll get my X-Men wish!

What do you like in the new Moleskine catalog?

7 comments:

  1. I'll buy the Alice in Wonderland and Beauty and the Beast, so you can have all the Star Wars!

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  2. I'm a Peanuts planner fan, 2017 will be my 4th year in a pocket size. I like the look of 2018 :)

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  3. ARGH - that Maple Yellow color!!

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  4. I am sorry to see the Taskmaster planner missing. I am in grad school and that layout was brilliant for keeping track of everything.

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  5. Thanks for sharing the sneak peek. Although I haven't successfully used a Moleskine planner yet, it doesn't stop me from buying their stuff. : )

    I managed to convert my husband - he’s on his third year using 2 Moleskine planners. The XL Black monthly notebook is for work project hours, and he moved from a Peanuts Pocket weekly to the Large red hard cover weekly last year – it started as his personal planner, but it’s morphed into his fitness planner. He also stole one of my Pocket Volants - he’s filling it with random childhood memories but it’s getting full - maybe I’ll buy him one of the new Peanut Pocket notebooks so he stops stealing from my stash!

    I'm glad to see they are continuing to offer a red soft-cover planner option. Soft covers are so hard to find, and non-black is much appreciated.

    I will buy the Sapphire Blue large soft cover dotted notebook when I finish the Ocean one I'm using right now. I like it better than the hard cover LEUCHTTURM1917 I tried, although I love their bright color options.
    I foresee an Alice, Peter Pan and Minion items as gifts.
    I only managed to get the Marauder's Map from the Potter collection, and was hoping for more. This makes the one I have too precious, which makes it harder for me to use it. :(

    I noticed no more Little Prince items. That collection was around awhile.

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