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).
Entries Tagged as 'Field News'
August 13th, 2013 by Bryan Bedell
July 16th, 2013 by Bryan Bedell
Meet 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!
April 1st, 2013 by Bryan Bedell
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!
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.
February 25th, 2013 by Bryan Bedell
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.
February 14th, 2013 by Bryan Bedell
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.
February 11th, 2013 by Bryan Bedell
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!
January 9th, 2013 by Bryan Bedell
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.
December 20th, 2012 by Bryan Bedell
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.