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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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Field Nuts Update

October 1st, 2013 by Bryan Bedell

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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 fieldnotesbrand.com, emailable at crew@fieldnotesbrand.com, 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

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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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Draplin at Creative South

August 13th, 2013 by Bryan Bedell

Our man Aaron gave the keynote at Creative South back in April, this new video recaps the event with a great chat (starting around 9:00) with Mr. Draplin. Futura? Careful typography? Function over form? Respect for the elders? It’s all there (including an epic mouse-thumb-war at 18:30).

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Welcome, Tyler!

July 16th, 2013 by Bryan Bedell

tylerwebMeet our new mailroom guy, Tyler, who replaced Skyler two weeks ago (coincidence, not surgery), then promptly left to marry Tayler (coincidence, not dissociative identity disorder) and took a week off (Skyler filled in!) But he’s back now, from his honeymoon in Zion (where he’s pictured above, dressed for a community theater production of the 1986 Savage Steve Holland film One Crazy Summer). So he’ll be around, packing and shipping your orders, and if you’re some sort of Slugworth type looking for a Field Notes mole, he’s probably a good person to talk to, because he seems nice and wide-eyed and trusting. Welcome to the crew, Tyler!

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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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