Field Notes

Field News:

NEW Cherry Graph

October 21st, 2014 by Bryan Bedell


Welcome the newest edition to our regular line-up! “Cherry Graph” features real cherry wood covers, like our sold-out Spring 2014 Shelterwood Edition, but now with black text, filled with 48 pages of our tried-and true Finch Opaque Smooth 50#T with 48 pages of 3/16” graph paper inside.


Also note: Our waterproof and tearproof Expedition is back in stock!


Fall 2014 COLORS Edition: Available Now!

October 18th, 2014 by Bryan Bedell


A couple days ago, we mailed out our Fall 2014 edition to COLORS subscribers. Yesterday we revealed the edition to our email list. Well, maybe revealed isn’t the right word. In any case, we’ve opened up sales to everyone today, have a look, we think you’ll love it.


Things to Come

October 6th, 2014 by Jim Coudal


When we announce our seasonal release for Winter next month it will be our twenty-fifth one. 25. We’re working hard to make it something really special. And, on top of that, the edition for next Spring has been in production for more than a month already. That one is taking a long, long time to make. So, what we’re saying is that if you’re on the fence about starting a COLORS Subscription, now would be a very good time get moving.

The UNEXPOSED EDITION is selling quickly and while we’d like to tell you all about it, that would spoil the fun. We’ll just say that people are having as much fun getting them as we had making them. So, start a subscription with UNEXPOSED now and guarantee you’ll get Winter (#25) and Spring (#26) when they’re released. Oh, and you’ll also get next Summer’s release (#27), which, to be perfectly honest, we don’t have a clue about yet.

Field News · Retail Additions:

Northern Grade at Millennium Park, Chicago

October 5th, 2014 by Michele Seiler

NG Chicago FlyerLocal note: we’ll be showing off our notebooks at the Northern Grade market this weekend at the fabulous Millennium Park here in Chicago. Loads of great brands will be there with us so come on by, stock up, and say hello!


A Delivery from Outer Space

August 15th, 2014 by Jim Coudal

The handsome and versatile FIELD NOTES Space Pens in matte black and the iconic chrome are now back in stock! They go perfectly with our virtually indestructible EXPEDITION EDITION of memo books.

Jimmy Stamp for Smithsonian Magazine on the history of the Space Pen, To Boldly Write Where No Man Has Written Before.


A Long Term Relationship

August 13th, 2014 by Jim Coudal

We release seasonal editions four times each year. A very few of them, like the County Fair and Expedition Editions, become regular parts of our line, but for the vast majority, once they’re gone, they’re gone forever. You can purchase a year-long Colors Subscription and receive two of each release, plus lots of extra goodies and subscriber exclusives for just $97. Subscribers shipments always go out first too.

In a rare moment of organization and planning, we actually know what the next three editions will be. Winter is something people have been asking for, and Spring is, well, let’s just say it’s an really ambitious, and time-consuming, undertaking. You can start a subscription right now with the Unexposed Edition We’ll ship that out right away with extras and then you’ll be all set through next June or thereabouts.

Check this film, in which we try to use science to measure the value of a subscription.


Summer Session

July 14th, 2014 by Bryan Bedell


As our mailing list learned first, the Summer 2014 COLORS edition is now available! Arts and Sciences features new, bigger FIELD NOTES books, with more pages. Each pack contains one “Arts” book with a wine-colored cover and alternating blank and ruled pages, and one “Sciences” book with a slate-colored cover and alternating blank and “engineer’s graph” pages. Both feature handy info regarding their particular fields of study. Find out more and order a 2-Pack or start your subscription now! It’s a limited edition and once they’re gone, they’re gone.

Field Notes In Action:

Bus Passes and Happy Meals… And Field Notes

July 11th, 2014 by Dawson


Field Notes makes a cameo in Lizzo’s music video for Bus Passes and Happy Meals. Thanks for the tip Frank!

Field Notes Brand Books:

The Boy of Summer

July 10th, 2014 by Jim Coudal


With the baseball season on the verge of the All-Star break, it seems a good time to remind fathers, sons, wives and daughters about Kevin Guilfoile’s splendid memoir about his Dad, Roberto Clemente and a mysterious bat. A Drive into the Gap, from Field Notes Books is a short, delightful, touching story that deserves a place on any ball fan’s shelf. Check out an excerpt and a short film, and then pick up a copy or two.


So Long to Good Friends

June 24th, 2014 by Michele Seiler

We received the news from our dear friends over at The Paperie in the UK that they are winding down operations in anticipation of retirement. While we are happy for them to enjoy leisurely days going forward, we will certainly miss them as a retailer of our notebooks. Nigel and his crew have been staunch supporters of Field Notes from all the way back to our first year. We have very much appreciated that support and value the vendor/retailer relationship that seemed more like a friendship than business. So good luck wishes to our friends in their retirement! (Oh, and they are having a closing-down sale so check out the great prices!)