Field Notes

Entries from March 2008

Vintage Memo Book Archive:

George L. Simonds Co.

March 11th, 2008 by Bryan Bedell

George L. Simonds Memo BookHere’s a Florida contractor’s promotional memo book. Them’re some rounded corners, boy. It was nice of William F. Buckley to pose for the cover illustration.

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Idea File:

Doane Paper

March 6th, 2008 by Bryan Bedell

Our current crop of Field Notes™ brand memo books feature proven American one-pica graph paper technology, but we’re always considering new ideas. These yahoos have invented a whole new way to put lines on paper, bolder horizontal lines just like a school notebook, with a lighter grid in the background. We’re not the sort to jump on a trend without careful consideration, but we’re not entirely afraid of progress either. Looks like they’ve got a patent pending, but maybe we’ll find a way to work together some day, or maybe we’ll just have to “up the ante” and add diagonal lines or something. (Thanks to our friends at Pica+Pixel for the link.)

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