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Colors · Field News:

A Toast: Let’s Post About Coasters!

October 3rd, 2013 by Bryan Bedell

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Can we tell you more about the letterpress-printed coasters you’ll find in our “Drink Local” Ales and Lager 3-Packs? We didn’t clutter ‘em up with the usual paragraph of production notes, so we’ll share some details here:

FIELD NOTES fans know we’ve been working for years with the amazing Dan Barron at Flywheel Letterpress in Freeport, IL for years. He was all set to do the coasters, until his girlfriend got a teaching job a couple hours from Freeport. Dan had to pack up and move quickly, and decided to sell his printing business and all his equipment.
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The XX

September 24th, 2013 by Jim Coudal

Our handy graphic is updated to show all twenty (!) of the the seasonal limited editions we’ve released so far. How many of them do you have?

FIELD NOTES COLORS seasonal 3-Packs are sold in limited quantities and they have a tendency to sell out almost immediately after they’re announced on our email list (sign up at the top of the left column!). Our newest release for fall, The “Drink Local” edition is selling like, beer to a thirsty crowd. Keep in mind, we also offer a yearly subscription, giving those who want first crack at each of our releases (and who didn’t want to camp out in front of a browser, hitting refresh) a simple method to guarantee delivery of four season’s worth of new COLORS. And trust us, you are going to want what we’re working on for the winter, it’s going to be very cool

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Colors · Field Notes In Action:

Did the Australians Have the Tiki Idol?

September 17th, 2013 by Bryan Bedell

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Chris Broughton of Crash Bandit Photography took our Expedition notebooks on a trip to Guatemala. He writes:

I just wanted to thank you for making such a great notebook. It was great for writing down all the names, places and minor details I almost always forget. But another great thing it did was help me catch tarantulas when they got into people’s rooms. This guy here was captured out of the Australians’ room. You’d think they’d deal better, haha.

We thank you for the photo, Chris, especially Michele, whose love for arachnids is well-known. We suspect we’ll be hearing from some Australians soon. “That’s not a spider, THIS is a spider” kinda stuff.

Fall COLORS very soon, people, sign up for the list (up there to your left) if you want early dibs, or order a subscription. We deliver just about everywhere. Even Australia.

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The Stars and Their Courses
Summer: The NIGHT SKY Edition

August 15th, 2013 by Jim Coudal

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For our nineteenth seasonal release, we’ve created a set of memo books that celebrates the summer starscape above North America. Each of the memo books in the 3-Pack features a slice of the sky (early, mid-, and late summer), as well as important constellations (in holographic foil!) and notes for star gazers. For the summer of 2013, we’re proud to present THE NIGHT SKY EDITION.

Just about a week after release, 3-Packs of the “Night Sky” edition sold out. Thanks everyone! We still have a few packs set aside for subscriptions, so subscribe now to get “Night Sky” and be guaranteed delivery of our next three quarterly COLORS editions. Also remember that many of our retail locations may still have “Night Sky” in stock.)

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Who’s Got What?

July 26th, 2013 by Jim Coudal

If you collect our seasonal limited-editons and other releases and are on Facebook, you might want to check out a group that some Field Notes fans have started there to “discuss editions and to trade or sell their collections.” We’ll pop in when we have relevant information to share too. Thanks to Todd L. for starting the group and to Robert M. for showing his awesome collection.

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Twinkle, Twinkle, Bye, Bye

June 21st, 2013 by Bryan Bedell

Just about a week after release, 3-Packs of “Night Sky” edition FIELD NOTES are now SOLD OUT. We still have a few packs set aside for subscriptions, so subscribe now to get “Night Sky” and be guaranteed delivery of our next three quarterly COLORS editions. Also remember that many of our retail locations may still have “Night Sky” in stock.)

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Colors · Field Trip:

“It’s So Bright and Clear That it Feels Like You Can Practically Walk Out on the Milky Way.”

June 19th, 2013 by Steve Delahoyde

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When we were coming up with ideas for what to put together for a short film for the Night Sky Edition, we ran into a couple of issues: First, we’re in Chicago, which is a very large, well-lit city, something that isn’t generally conducive to capturing the infinite vastness of space (on a cloudless night, even a ways out in the country, you’re lucky to see even half a dozen stars). Second, how do you try and capture said impressive vastness? While we thought it all through, we made two determinations: clearly, we needed to go somewhere dark, and maybe we didn’t necessarily need to be constrained by the “short” in short film.

 

The idea was fairly simple, though complex in the making: for those of us in big metropolitan, light-polluted areas like Chicago who can’t see the night sky very clearly, we wanted to travel to this section of rural Nevada and bring the stars back with us, capturing a full night sky and playing it back in real time.

View THE STARS AND THEIR COURSES here.

 

The story of how this all came to be, is below.
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Colors · Film Archive:

FNC-18a Water Transfer Decal Instructions

April 8th, 2013 by Bryan Bedell

If you ordered the new COLORS limited edition, you may want to watch this video about your “America the Beautiful” water transfer decal. It’s not difficult to apply, but it’s important to follow the directions carefully:

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If you didn’t order the new COLORS limited edition, it’s not too late to pick up a couple 3-Packs, or to start a COLORS subscription.

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Colors · Field News:

“America The Beautiful”
Spring COLORS Edition
Available Now!

April 1st, 2013 by Bryan Bedell

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Spring is here, and along with warmer weather comes the 18th limited edition FIELD NOTES COLORS notebooks. “America the Beautiful” features three full-color covers: “Spacious Skies,” “Amber Waves,” and “Mountain Majesty,” printed on meaty 15pt coated-one-side Tango cover stock with 1960s imprecision. Inside is Finch Fine “Soft White” paper ruled in “looseleaf blue.” Each pack includes a vibrant water-transfer decal. Read more about it, and see our new film here, then head to to stock up, while they last. Better yet, subscribe to COLORS and never miss an edition, or at least get on our mailing list (enter your email in the form to your left) so you can find out about stuff like this before anyone else!

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Colors · Film Archive:

An Obsessive’s Guide
to Field Notes COLORS Editions

March 16th, 2013 by Bryan Bedell

anorak [ˈænəˌræk] n. [from Eskimo ánorâq]

  1. (Clothing) a warm waterproof hip-length jacket, usually with a hood
  2. (Informal) a socially inept person with a hobby considered by most people to be boring

Collins English Dictionary ©2003, HarperCollins Publishers

Even casual Field Notes fans are surely familiar with our COLORS limited-edition notebooks and our subscription service. On the COLORS page, we’ve carefully listed all the editions in great detail, but if you’re a true believer, a real anorak, and you’ve always dreamed of spending 40 minutes watching Jim and Bryan tell the stories behind the notebooks, you are our real friends, and today is your lucky day!

The videos below are split into four parts, by year:

2009:

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