Entries Tagged as 'Field News'
February 23rd, 2011 by Bryan Bedell
February 4th, 2011 by Bryan Bedell
Greetings from Field Notes Brand’s snowy Midwestern Headquarters. Above is the view from 400 N. May St. Lacking anywhere better to put all this snow, trucks have been piling it up in the empty lot next to us. After a couple days spent clearing out our alleys, we’re back in the office and ready to ship all your favorite FN products while we prepare to go on press with our eleventh printing (!) and a really fantastic Spring COLORS edition that we cant talk about just yet. Also note that all 50 states of our COUNTY FAIR edition are back in stock, and 50-state box sets are still available.
November 29th, 2010 by Aaron
It’s a big week for Field Notes in the news. Thanks to Deborah L. Cohen for this swell profile of our little enterprise at Reuters. And thanks to Mark Welsh for the photo of Aaron with a big ol’ stack.
Waking up this morning, all sleepy-eyed and half dead, I watched the entire Today Show, getting the crowd shots and weather updates from Al Roker, the feel good stories from Meredith Viera and even some holiday cooking tips from Matt Lauer. Everything a gift-of-girthed, overly-sedentary, workin’-that-mousefinger-to-the-bone kinda guy like myself would need to get his day going. Took some notes, shed some tears and learned some stuff.
In the fourth and final hour, wouldn’t you know it, there were our little memo books, (approx 4:30 in) just ready as hell for the world’s stage.
SORTA OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT:
Host Natalie Morales: Okay, then what is it with the Field Notebooks here?
Lucky Magazine Lady: These are hugely popular and allll the rage and they’re…
Lucky: …and they’re really cool little notebooks you stash in your pockets to inspire them to take notes in class. They are $9.99 for three.
Host: Encouraging them to write again, what a concept?
Lucky: I know, I know!
So proud to see them out there in the world, doing what they do. For the kids! For everyone!
Thank you, Today show! Al Roker forever.
October 29th, 2010 by Bryan Bedell
We’ve been busy with several FIELD NOTES customizations lately, and one of our favorites is pictured above. Rough Trade’s first record shop opened in 1976 and became legendary in punk, reggae, post-punk, and indie circles. A record label followed in 1978, putting out records by The Smiths, Scritti Politti, Swell Maps, Stiff Little Fingers, Cabaret Voltaire, and hundreds more great bands. The label was spun off from the store in 1982, but Rough Trade Shops’ two London locations are still gobbing in the face of a declining music retail industry, providing a carefully-curated selection for discerning music junkies. We’re ecstatic to know our humble notebooks will soon be on their shelves.
If you think your logo, slogan, or cattle brand would look at home on a FIELD NOTES notebook, drop Michele a line, she’ll be happy to go over the details with you.
October 22nd, 2010 by Bryan Bedell
@andysantamaria’s tweet this morning cracked us up:
We hope he’s joking. Don’t turn to crime, Andy! Just sign up for our mailing list (at the top of the left column there,) you’ll be the first to know when new editions are released, before they sell out.
September 30th, 2010 by Bryan Bedell
We’ve been busy with press checks lately, Our Fall “COLORS” edition and another custom project are being printed this week and headed to the bindery next week, they’ll be announced soon. Winter COLORS and a brand new product are being finalized right now, for October production, and they’ll be available before Thanksgiving. It’s always great seeing American pressmen hard at work, and let us tell you, they get as excited about FIELD NOTES as we do.
(PS, fear not, Toyo does manufacture soy-based inks in the U.S.A.)
September 2nd, 2010 by Bryan Bedell
The Between Friends Club of Calgary, Alberta, Canada organizes programs to create relationships between people with disabilities and their community. One of their great programs is Camp Bonaventure, a summer day camp for kids with or without disabilities. The camp builds friendships through the usual great outdoorsy stuff we all remember from camp, plus challenges that test campers potential and teamwork. We sent up some notebooks for campers and councilors to document their experiences. Thank you for all you do, Between Friends Club!
April 1st, 2010 by Bryan Bedell
We’ve been both fans and customers of the Busy Beaver Button Co. since forever. They’ve made buttons for Pinsetter, for Field Notes, and for a lot of our personal projects, too. So when Michele said, “Would you want to go over and film with them?” we were immediately out the door. We hung out in their office for a couple of hours, talking to founder Christen Carter, and put together this short doc, hopefully capturing a little of the greatness that is Busy Beaver (and along the way, showing how a Field Notes button gets made).
Want a FIELD NOTES button? We’re including one (and other goodies) with every order!
March 18th, 2010 by Bryan Bedell
Thanks to Michael Williams of A Continuous Lean for the kind shoutout in Time Out New York’s Blogger’s Choice “Trend Watch” (Slide #5).
February 9th, 2010 by Bryan Bedell
We’re maybe not as hip to the new sounds as we used to be, but we know getting written up on Pitchfork still means something. According to the ‘Fork, we’re featured (or at least pictured) in The Report, a new zine/DVD/cassette/compilation thingy published by Chocolate Bobka. We don’t recognize a single damn artist on the tracklist, so it’s surely great and we’re ordering it right now to get in on the ground floor, like we wish we had with Slay Tracks.
P.S. Yes, that’s Jane’s Addiction in their trailer. Ironic? Not sure.
Speaking of our fingers, and their placement on the pulse, we’d never really thought about what boots match nicely with FIELD NOTES, but SLAMXHYPE kindly tells us we look good with Mark McNairy boots. McNairy seems to be all about reinventing the classics, so the pairing makes sense to us.
Thanks, to you, and you, and you, and YOU.