Field Notes

Entries from July 2011


Build Something That Will Last 100 Years

July 23rd, 2011 by Bryan Bedell

Our “American Tradesman” COLORS limited-edition memo books were announced to our mailing list, and now 3 packs are sold out. If you want first dibs on future COLORS editions, join our mailing list (top of the left column). You can still get the “American Tradesman” edition as the first shipment in a COLORS subscription and also get the next three editions shipped automatically to your door!

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Field Trip:

County Fair, A Field Trip

July 20th, 2011 by Jim Coudal

Last summer we introduced our “County Fair Editions” by taking a long, hot road trip to the Iowa/Nebraska border.


There are FIFTY versions available in the series, one for each state in the Union. Above is a look at “Alaska.” They’re sold in 3-Packs, as a special 50-State Box Set and also via our new ROAD TRIP KIT. Traveling the USA this summer? Make sure to take along the proper state books.

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If You’d Subscribed to COLORS…

July 19th, 2011 by Bryan Bedell

Let’s say you subscribed to FIELD NOTES COLORS last fall. You’d have a pretty impressive collection right now. You’d have (clockwise from the top) six of the super-popular and now very rare Raven’s Wings from Fall 2010, six foil-stamped Balsam Firs from Winter 2010, six customizable Dry Transfer Editions from Spring 2010, and your two American Tradesman Editions with Carpenter Pencils would have arrived recently.

You’d also have two free 3-Packs of regular FIELD NOTES (one graph, one mixed), not to mention a ton of the extra stuff we throw in the mailings.

Subscribe now with a American Tradesman subscription so you don’t miss out on these limited-edition beauties and FIELD NOTES of the future. At the very least, join our mailing list (top of the left column) and find out first about new COLORS releases. Dum-dah-dee-dum! Thanks for your support!

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Field Notes In Action:

A Heartbreaking Story of Loss and Recovery

July 16th, 2011 by Bryan Bedell

A letter from a loyal customer:

Dear Field Notes Crew:

This past weekend, I helped two friends move. After going in to work at 7am (a bit hung over, I might add) and working six hours, I helped them load the truck, drive an hour to their new apartment, and unload the truck. About fifteen minutes into the unloading process, in order to keep them from getting any sweatier, I took out the things that I always keep in my left front pocket, and laid them on the kitchen counter: my wallet and my notebooks, the notebooks in this case being a maroon Moleskine Cahier and the Raven’s Wing FIELD NOTES that I’ve been carrying since mid-November. A half-hour or so later, the unloading was finished and as we left to grab dinner, I picked up my wallet and notebook and (so I thought) shoved them into my pocket.

Retracing my steps about an hour later, we realized that in my overworked, still semi-hungover, addled state, I must have laid them on the roof of the car when I got into it, and they fell off at some point in our travels. And so, for the first time in my life, I had
lost my wallet.

About three hours later, I received an email from the local police department telling me that my wallet had been found next to the road by a gas station right off the highway, and that I could pick it up at my convenience. Since my friends were coming down the next day they volunteered to make the pickup for me. The Moleskine is lost, but waiting at the police station were my Raven’s Wing and my wallet, completely intact with ID, and credit cards. Even cash and gift cards were in place and undisturbed. I give credit for the quick, full recovery to the fact that my name and email address are written inside the front cover of my Raven’s Wing.

Or maybe it’s because my wallet says “BAD MOTHER FUCKER” on it.
But it was probably the Raven’s Wing.

Thanks, from a loyal customer for life,

William A. Cockrell

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Retail Additions:

And Everything In Its Place

July 7th, 2011 by Jim Coudal

Our roster of retail locations keeps growing, with new stores popping up everywhere. If you’re running a shop and want to carry Field Notes Brand products or if you want to add the “Field Notes Official Product Display Unit” to your existing retail decor just let us know. This goes double if you are in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska or Wyoming. We’re calling out the “Great Plains” to get with the program.

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