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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.