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Funny Story…

November 21st, 2014 by Bryan Bedell

IMG_5364If you watched our Ambition film, you’ll remember the scene at 1:20 where Shea tucks the package in a big box atop the handcart that Tyler’s pushing to the freight elevator. Turns out we just left it in there and mailed it, and it was returned today with three “Insufficient Address” labels. That’ll happen when you just make up an address. Sorry, USPS!

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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!

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Elevator Rescue Mission

April 30th, 2014 by Bryan Bedell

Field Notes elevator rescue mission

We take customer service seriously. Way too seriously. Order now and we promise we will risk Matthew’s life, limbs, and jeans cleanliness to ensure your Field Notes get to you as efficiently as possible.

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Where’s the Memo Book Love?

January 23rd, 2014 by Bryan Bedell

Thanks to several Field Notes users, we’ve been notified of two paper-notebook media appearances this week that deserve our attention:

First, The Onion, once our office newspaper of record, posted the story “New Leather-Bound Notebook To Really Unleash Area Woman’s Creativity.” Clearly their decision to abandon their terrific newspaper to work towards becoming another cat video website was based not on economics, but a sheer hatred of paper.

Second, Bill Gates appeared on Jimmy Fallon’s variety program and proclaimed that “paper tablets will be the next thing to go,” as handwriting-recognition software for tablets and desktop computers improves.

We’re not sure what provoked this flurry of attacks on the modest pocket notebook (and you, its user!) but rest assured we’ll keep making notebooks long after short-sighted people like Bill Gates stop using them. Good luck prying our notebooks, vinyl records, and film cameras from our cold, obsolete hands.

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Field Notes meets the new Doxie Flip

November 6th, 2013 by Bryan Bedell


Today marks the release of the innovative new Doxie Flip, a small portable scanner that’s perfect for scanning your receipts, photos, notebooks (NOTEBOOKS!), and other ephemera.

doxieflip_flipnotebookSince it’s battery-powered and cordless, you can scan anywhere. The lid is removable and the bottom is transparent, so you scan anything that’s relatively flat. Scanning is as easy as pushing the big green button on the side. Everything’s saved to an SD card, and can be easily copied to your computer when it’s convenient. Larger items can be scanned in sections and automatically ‘stitched’ back together. Even better, Doxie software allows you to scan a whole notebook, then ‘staple’ the pages back into a PDF ‘book’ to archive or share online. If you’ve got a big box full of completed FIELD NOTES, that’s probably sounding pretty sweet right now.


But it gets better… Order a Doxie Flip direct from Doxie and you’ll get a limited-edition FIELD NOTES pocket notebook, made in the U.S.A. with a French Paper Speckletone 80# Cream Cordtone cover (while supplies last). The “Cordtone” paper has a beautiful, deep texture and the inside pages are plain Finch 50# text.

We’ll post a complete walk-through soon, with a very special notebook a FIELD NOTES user just sent us as a gift.

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A Toast: Let’s Post About Coasters!

October 3rd, 2013 by Bryan Bedell


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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Field Nuts Update

October 1st, 2013 by Bryan Bedell


Speaking of FIELD NOTES’ unofficial appreciation society, the Field Nuts have been growing quickly in number, and recently unveiled a new and improved Facebook page, Twitter page, and web forum. They even have a spiffy new logo. We thank them all for all their support, love, enthusiasm, and evangelism.

We do remind you that if you need to contact us about anything at all, we’re here at, emailable at, on twitter at @fieldnotesbrand, or at our official Facebook page. We dig Field Nuts and lurk there occasionally but we’d need to hire additional staff to keep up with their flood of posts!

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“Drink Local” Video: Behind the Scenes

September 27th, 2013 by Bryan Bedell

We were happy to see so many positive comments about our 30-second spot promoting our new FIELD NOTES COLORS “Drink Local” Edition. You can see the finished version of the ad here.

Most viewers noticed that the colors of surrounding objects (and the bar) change throughout the video to match the books, and a few commenters seemed to think we’d done it practically (“Practical” is what film people call special effects done with props and camera tricks, rather than in editing and post-production). We are big fans of practical effects, but this time, we went full-on Michael Bay (call us, Mike!) and utilized a healthy dose of FX magic (albeit still pretty subtle). Here’s the unedited original footage:

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Billy Crystal meets Mickey Mantle (and Bill Guilfoile)

September 24th, 2013 by Bryan Bedell

FIELD NOTES BOOKS’ first release, Kevin Guilfoile’s “A Drive into the Gap,” is a story about baseball, memory, baseball executive (and Kevin’s father) Bill Guilfoile, and Roberto Clemente’s 3000th hit-bat.

Kevin came across a great story featuring his dad and Mickey Mantle in Billy Crystal’s new memoir, “Still Foolin’ ‘Em”

“A Drive into the Gap” is still available in our shop.

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Details, Details

August 28th, 2013 by Jim Coudal


Bryan joined Brad Dowdy and Myke Hurley on The Pen Addict podcast for a chat about the Field Notes creative and production processes. Paper geeks will dig that the guys also got into various printing techniques and paper stocks, and FN collectors too.

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