Field Notes

Entries from October 2011

Colors · Film Archive:

Fire Spotter

October 14th, 2011 by Bryan Bedell

Our 12th FIELD NOTES COLORS edition was designed as a companion for the dedicated and vigilant men and women who have served as the “eyes of the forest” for the last 100 years. “FIRE SPOTTER” was printed by hand on a vintage Miehle vertical press at Flywheel Letterpress (Freeport, Ill.) on “Electric Red” Construction cover stock from the French Paper Co. (Niles, Mich.). The interior pages are a brand-new light-gray “Dot Grid” pattern.

We’ve teamed up with Tattly (Brooklyn, N.Y.) to include an “ALWAYS WATCHING” temporary tattoo with each 3-Pack of “FIRE SPOTTERS,” so you can show that you’re keeping an eye on things.

Our recent visit to the Mountain Fire Lookout Tower in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest in Wisconsin (Background here) taught us that autumn looks pretty incredible from 93 feet up:


Even if you’re not monitoring wildfires from a cabin in the sky, you’ll find plenty of uses for these handsome made-in-the-U.S.A. “Dot-Grid” notebooks.

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New Limited-Release for Fall:
The Fire Spotter Edition

October 13th, 2011 by Jim Coudal

Our 12th FIELD NOTES COLORS edition was designed as a companion for the dedicated and vigilant men and women who have served as the “eyes of the forest” for the last 100 years. The FIRE SPOTTER EDITION went on sale to our mail list and 3-Packs sold out in less than 48 hours. You can still get Fire Spotters as part of a Field Notes COLORS subscription. Those are now just $97 each, reduced from the previous price of $129. Take that, inflation!

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Colors · Field Notes In Action:

Vermont Maps and Legends

October 12th, 2011 by Bryan Bedell

Our unofficial New England Ambassador (1, 2) Abraham A. Schechter visited Vermont a couple times recently, and of course brought along Vermont “County Fair” FIELD NOTES. He spins a great story with great photos, and it’s amazing to see how he transformed our humble books into something truly personal, useful, and beautiful…

The little book began to look like something of a scrapbook, then as a kind of handbook with needed maps and itineraries. Adding it into pictures, the book resembled a passport. The working, unfinished document en route to becoming an archival document (…) Now I see my document as artifact, and through the pages I can recall the mountains, rivers, and skies that surrounded my steps.

Abraham writes about FIELD NOTES a lot in his blog, and he promises us Maine and Massachusetts writeups soon. Thanks for the field work, Abraham, we’re lucky to have great fans like you spreading the word.

Most “County Fair” state editions are in stock, including the second printing of New York. The few missing states will be back in stock next week.

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Field Notes In Action:

You’re Going to Die in There

October 12th, 2011 by Jim Coudal

“It’s in the house. It’s in the house!” Field Notes pal Dave Caolo tweeted that he found one of our Memo Books as an “artifact” in this nice and creepy interactive promo site for FX’s new series, “American Horror Story.” Can you find it? We’re not sure how it got there and we’re not sure if it will get out alive either, but, thanks. We think.

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Film Archive · Products:

United Memo Books of America

October 11th, 2011 by Jim Coudal

We had some fun with our County Fair edition, making the good ol’ U. S. of A. on the studio floor. Why don’t you have some fun with them too? Available in 3-Packs or Box Sets or customize your own Road Trip Kit.

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Retail Additions:

Hickoree’s Hard Goods Goes Brick & Mortar

October 6th, 2011 by Michele Seiler

One of our long-time online retailers, Hickoree’s Hard Goods has opened up a brick and mortar shop in Brooklyn. As you can see from the photo above, the space is gorgeous and packed with awesome goodies (including Field Notes). We are so excited for them and wish them the best of luck with the shop. We’ll stop by next time we are in town but for all you New Yorkers, head on over and say hi to the fine folks, you can find them at 109 S. 6th street, 2nd floor in Brooklyn.

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Colors · Film Archive:

Love a Parade

October 3rd, 2011 by Jim Coudal

Find out more about our thirteen COLORS releases here. There are still a few 3-Packs and Subscriptions starting with the latest release, The Northerly Edition available. Four more to come in 2012!

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Field Notes In Action:

The Ultimate Tribute?

October 1st, 2011 by Bryan Bedell

Surely the last thing on anyone’s mind as one toils away… practicing guitar, running for political office, writing code, looking through a microscope, or, say, designing notebooks… is “this would make an awesome halloween costume.” But as Patton Oswalt will tell you, there’s nothing quite like seeing your very creation begging for candy at your door on October 31.

So we were as honored as we were surprised to find an email from Gary the Gary this morning about his FIELD NOTES halloween costume:

Did a little homage to your awesome product for this Halloween. My craftsmanship doesn’t approach yours (as evidenced by my off-center stenciling) but it still turned out to be a super fun costume.

Wow. Just wow. Thanks, man! That give us an idea for next year’s fall edition…

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