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“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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Carpenter’s Pencils for the Night

February 26th, 2013 by Bryan Bedell


Our new(-ish) black carpenter’s pencils look as good with formal eveningwear as they do in your overall pocket. Just yesterday, Skyler was cleaning the back room and found a fairly large stack of FN/RC No.001 Carpenter Pencil Sharpening Reference Cards that shipped out way back with our “American Tradesman” COLORS edition. So for the first time in nearly two years, we’ll include hard-copy instructions with your carpenter pencil 3-pack, while they last.

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“We Believe in the Youngsters”

February 25th, 2013 by Bryan Bedell

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Thanks to Lawrence Kids for a lovely shout-out on p28-29 of their Spring 2013 issue. They write “Our kids use them just as much as we do,” which is great, and certainly true on our end of the supply chain too.

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Lucky 13, and Mixed 3-Packs are Back!

February 14th, 2013 by Bryan Bedell

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For those keeping track, we’ve just printed the 13th run of Field Notes kraft-cover notebooks. That means Mixed 3-Packs (graph/ruled/plain, shown above) are back in stock (available in the shop). As we run out of other 12th-printing 3-Packs, you’ll start seeing those in your online orders and in shops, too. What does this mean for you? Nothing, really, there’s been no change to our kraft books over the last several printings, we just wanted to share this milestone and let you know about the Mixed 3-Packs.

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Expedition and Subscription News

February 11th, 2013 by Bryan Bedell

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Subscriptions to our Expedition edition are now sold out, along with individual 3-Packs. The good news is, we’re gearing up to print a second Expedition edition and once they’re back in stock, they should remain available indefinitely.

If you’re the “leap of faith” sort and want to be sure to not miss the next four editions, Spring 2013 Subscriptions are available now, though of course we can’t tell you what to expect quite yet!

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A Shout from Tested.com

January 9th, 2013 by Bryan Bedell

Thanks to Will Smith, curator of Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage’s great site Tested.com, for naming us (belatedly but individually) to his list of Favorite Things from 2012.

We asked Will if our vigorous testing of the Expedition Edition pushed us to the top, but he hadn’t seen the videos. Now he’s surely aware: if the Tested.com crew ever need more assistants (or to dispose of hydrochloric acid in really ill-advised ways), we’re ready.

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Expedition Writing Tips

December 20th, 2012 by Bryan Bedell

FNC17inktest_sm Our new “Expedition” FIELD NOTES are pretty close to invincible, at least by notebook standards, but waterproof paper is nonporous and doesn’t soak up ink like most paper. That’s good in some ways (no bleeding, feathering, or show-through), but it does limit the writing implements you can use. Regular ball-point pens and pencils work fine, but pens that lay down a lot of ink, like fountain pens, rollerballs, and markers, don’t dry as quickly, and may smudge and/or come off on the opposite page (as seen in the last example in the photo).

Your “Expedition” 3-Pack is wrapped in a bellyband made of the same Yupo paper that’s in the books, so (after trying to tear it!) you can test your pens there and see what works best.

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Aaron Gets Refueled

November 15th, 2012 by Jim Coudal

Issue 10 of the great Refueled Magazine features Field Notes Co-Founder Aaron Draplin on the cover and an interview by Chris Brown and photography by Laura Dart. Thanks for that.

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Bringing It to the Table

October 31st, 2012 by Jim Coudal

In an article in the WSJ Magazine, Twitter and Square founder Jack Dorsey outlines his business philosophy in a Field Notes Brand Graph Paper Memo Book and we agree with it 100%. Thanks for that. And since we use Twitter every day and fire up Square at every show or event we attend, we like to think that what goes around comes around.

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The Ride with Field Notes

January 6th, 2012 by Bryan Bedell


Thanks to your amazing support of FIELD NOTES, we’ve done very little advertising. When we do, it’s generally sparked by the desire to support a publication or site we love. That’s the case again as this ad appears in the forthcoming (and highly-anticipated) issue 6 of The Ride Journal. The Ride is a beautifully-designed magazine full of great writing and photography, covering the many disciplines of cycling, all around the world. It’s the rare sort of magazine that you’d want to put in a safe plastic sleeve and hide from your friends, but you just can’t stand not to read and share it. We’re excited to be a small part of it, and we’re carefully watching Facebook for details on Issue 6′s release.

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