Competition: we've teamed up with Italian designer Denis Guidone to give away nine of his Rigolo notebooks with slanted and squiggly ruled pages.
Designed for Fabriano boutique, the notebooks in red, blue and yellow are inspired by the way school children first learn to write on ruled paper.
This competition is now closed. Nine winners will be selected at random and notified by email. Winners’ names will be published in a future edition of our Dezeenmail newsletter and at the bottom of this page. Dezeen competitions are international and entries are accepted from readers in any country.
Here are some more details from Denis Guidone:
There's something irresistibly poetic in observing the notebooks of the children taking their first steps in writing; a wonderful mess rules.
In Rigolo errors will draw our thoughts ... free to make mistakes, every day all over again.
Rigolo is a lined notebook where the printing becomes landscape.
The idea takes shape from childhood memories; it is just a rethinking of the old lined notebooks that we used in kindergarden. How often has our teacher been reproaching us because we were unable to keep our notebook in good order?
In Rigolo the lines change colour and slope, they convey subjects ranging from geometry to figurative abstraction and the child is invited to follow them through writing.
While projecting the graphic, the optometry's studies stating that children at their first steps in writing tend to tilt their handwriting of 30 degrees were taken into account.
Rigolo: Bruno Munari national award 2008 for editorial graphic experimentation wanted by national committee Bruno Munari and its proponents: the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, the Foundation DNArt, Regione Lombardia, the association Bruno Munari and the Triennale of Milano.
Congratulations to the winners! Sheena Garcia in the United States, Valeza Nagasaputra in Indonesia, Domenico Lanzilotta in Italy, Yong Lin in the United States, Aidan Smith in the UK, Phoebe Tree in the United States, Thomas Higgins in the UK, Linda Zhang in Hong Kong and Kei Osawa in Japan all won a Rigolo notebook by Denis Guidone.
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