As you know, most of our best ideas here at FIELD NOTES are conceived over a stiff drink in our luxe, smoke-filled mahogany-paneled conference room. Everything must be just-so to get the creative juices flowing properly, but something was missing… until our pal Justin Atkinson set us up with some FIELD NOTES logo-etched glassware. Now our afternoon Old Overholt-and-Diet Barq’s tastes better than ever. Nope, they’re not for sale, you can’t have one, and we’re not teasing a new product/edition. They’ll probably be smuggled out of the office by the end of the week by our kleptomaniac staff, but we’ll enjoy them while we can, Thanks, Justin! Now we just need to befriend a distillery…
Entries Tagged as 'Field Notes In Action'
July 7th, 2015 by Bryan Bedell
July 6th, 2015 by Bryan Bedell
This guy snuck into FIELD NOTES’ Midwest HQ today on Michele’s back. After a brief photo shoot, we released him back into Chicago’s verdant West Side. Anyone with fewer than eight legs is welcome to stop by anytime!
Update: FIELD NOTES fan Kelly R. wrote in to let us know that our little friend is a Red Milkweed Beetle.
May 26th, 2015 by Bryan Bedell
Graphic designers generally frown upon text that reads vertically from top to bottom, but here’s one example of ‘stacked type’ we could look at all day. Sadly, this 100-year-old smokestack in Two Rivers, WI is all that remains of the former Hamilton Manufacturing Co. wood type factory, and it will be blasted with dynamite at 1pm on Sunday, May 31, 2015.
The Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum will be closed Sunday, but museum staff ask you to join them at the site to watch the demolition. If you can’t make it in person, show your support on Facebook, and be sure to pick up our Spring COLORS edition, “Two Rivers,” while supplies last (which won’t be long!). $2 from each 3-pack support the museum. If you love the museum as much as we do, please chip in a few more bucks at checkout, or donate directly to the museum.
May 21st, 2015 by Bryan Bedell
Our old friend Mr. Walters over at Nerfect carries FIELD NOTES with him to all of Berwyn, Illinois’ finest thrift stores and coffee shops. He’s always sketching and collecting ideas for his paintings and “Artistic Novelties” featuring Diabolical Hot Dog, the “Pug Pack,” and such. After filling more than 40 FIELD NOTES, Mr. W decided to compile a few dozen of his favorite spreads into a limited-edition book; Support Your Local Weirdo!. He only made 40 books and there are only a few left, but if you miss out, be sure to follow Nerfect on Instagram to see what he’s up to, including lots of works in progress and more FIELD NOTES than you can shake a stick at. (Please never shake a stick at FIELD NOTES.)
May 20th, 2015 by Bryan Bedell
An email from journalist Svati Kirsten Narula:
I took these pictures of my memo book while at Everest Base Camp several weeks ago, thinking they’d be good to send you guys since the back of the memo book actually has a note saying “Tell us how you use your Field Notes”!
I’m happy to report that this memo book survived the awful avalanche that swept through camp on April 25… And that it’s now an invaluable resource for me as I recollect my experiences. It was invaluable always, actually; I’m a journalist and was taking a bunch of notes in this and other notebooks every day while in Nepal. Thanks for making a fantastic product!
Thanks, Svati, we look forward to your report on the avalanche! We love hearing how folks use FIELD NOTES, whether they’re at the Earth’s extremes, or at the local grocery store. Please send stories and photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 11th, 2014 by Dawson
April 7th, 2014 by Bryan Bedell
Thanks, Erik, good to know you’re on our side!
March 19th, 2014 by Bryan Bedell
Several FIELD NOTES users have reported an unusal FIELD NOTES sighting on Discovery Channel’s “Close Encounters” television program. Episode 7 features a dramatization of the 1980 “Rendlesham Forest Incident” near an Air Force base in Suffolk, England. According to Wikipedia: “Sgt. Jim Penniston later claimed to have encountered a ‘craft of unknown origin’ and to have made detailed notes of its features, touched its “warm” surface, and copied the numerous symbols on its body.”
So… yet another reason to keep FIELD NOTES (and your Fisher Space Pen) on hand at all times!
March 17th, 2014 by Bryan Bedell
Longtime Field Notes user Brett Peters had a pretty bad day last week:
Yesterday, my company closed without warning. There was no more money left, and with no money, none of us had jobs. I work from home, so I didn’t have the physical sense of cleaning out my office. I didn’t leave a space to never come back to it – instead, there’s the corner where my computer sits, where I’ve happily worked for years.
So this morning I sat down to clean out my office. I build… built virtual carriers, carriers which use the wireless networks of companies like Sprint and Clearwire. Virtual things don’t leave evidence behind. There wasn’t a lot to clean out, but there were my Field Notes notebooks. 22 of them. I’d managed millions of dollars of expenses with those little books, millions of dollars of project revenue with them.
Those I can keep. That stack of little books is a testament to the work I’ve done.
Hearing that means a lot to us, that our little notebooks can provide at least a bit of comfort and familiarity in the midst of a terrible situation. For people (most of us, these days) who spend most of their time in the magical realm of the internet, spending years of their life working hard to provide an etherial but necessary service, a tangible, well-worn notebook can help keep it all in perspective.
February 7th, 2014 by Jim Coudal
Check out “A Great Adventure,” the Scott Expeditions five-minute summary video on the completed journey. Yay team.
We’re totally psyched to be a sponsor of Ben Saunders and Tarka L’Herpiniere, and their now successful Scott Expedition, an 1,800-mile unsupported trek completing Captain Scott’s ill-fated journey from 100 years ago. The crew took our Expedition Edition along for note-taking on this historic journey to the South Pole and back again on foot. Find more information at the Expedition blog.