Sound advice from Charles Simic, from the New York Review of Books blog.
Entries Tagged as 'Field Notes Public Service Announcement'
November 2nd, 2011 by Jim Coudal
April 8th, 2011 by Jim Coudal
Since we started our limited-edition, quarterly runs of COLORS memo books, we have tried to up the ante with each release. It’s going to be difficult to top what we’ve done over the last year, but we’re up for and eager for the challenge.
If you had signed up as a COLORS subscriber around this time a year ago, you would have received two 3-Packs of the states of your choosing from our County Fair edition, along with two 3-Packs of our original Graph Paper books (and a handful of goodies, per usual). That was followed up in the fall with two 3-Packs of the sinister, immensely popular, black-on-black Raven’s Wing edition, which sold out so quickly that individual orders were available for less than 24 hours. Come winter, we released Balsam Fir, and subscribers received two 3-Packs of the Olive memo books with white, high-gloss foil-stamped lettering, along with a gift envelope and gift card to mail one 3-Pack to a note-taking friend for the holidays. Most recently, subscribers found two packs of the Dry Transfer _______ Edition in their mailboxes. A fun nod to the glory days of graphic design, this edition comes with a sheet of rub-on alphabets so you can add your own title to the books.
In total over the last year, COLORS subscribers from have received 10 3-Packs of memo books, a special-edition calendar, lots of pens, pencils, buttons, bands of rubber, and all assortment of goodies in between, plus all shipping to anywhere as well as the piece of mind in knowing that their limited-edition COLORS books would arrive while they were immediately selling out for everyone else. Case in point: our latest, the Dry Transfer ________ Edition, is now sold out.
The only way to get the Dry Transfer _______ Edition now, and to be certain you don’t miss any of what we have cooked up for the next year (you’re going to flip for this summer’s), is through a new COLORS subscription. Whaddya say?
March 10th, 2011 by Bryan Bedell
We know from experience, after shipping thousands of Field Notes County Fair Memo Books to everywhere, that most of the USPS state abbreviations are easy. But darned if we don’t have to look up the “M” states every time. You could have that information and a ton more state-specific data, right at the tip of your fingers if you bought the special Box Set of All Fifty States. Shipping now.
The Farmer. The Salesman. The Minister. The Boy Scout. The Doctor. The Architect. The Naturalist. The Student.
August 27th, 2010 by Bryan Bedell
The Manly Tradition of the Pocket Notebook. By Brett & Kate McKay. Essential reading and the comment-thread is great too.
April 30th, 2010 by Bryan Bedell
We don’t mail that often but when we do there’s always an email-only offer, a first look at a new product or first crack at a limited-edition included. To sign up just add your address on the left. There are less than 30 COLORS Subscriptions starting with “Packet of Sunshine” still available. Need more convincing? We wrote this in a mailing earlier this week…
If you need another reason to purchase Colors, all we can offer is this mysterious one: We’re working on the SUMMER edition right now and it’s our most ambitious and awesome one yet. We’d like to tell you more about it but that would spoil all the fun.
Let’s just say that in farmhouses all across America, fresh-faced girls and boys are getting up at the crack of dawn every day to help us make it happen.
April 15th, 2010 by Aaron
That’s right, folks. All the styles that matter: Graph, Ruled and Plain.And to jumpstart your latest memo book, we’ve compiled a rather loose list of “Practical Applications” for whatever your flavor of line might be.
GRAPH: Spatial calculations, pixelated icon designs, frenzied matches of Tic-Tac-Toe and that perfect design of the deck you’ve always wanted to “add on” to the homestead.
RULED: Penmanship practice, carefully crafted lyrics, a missive pleading for parole, passive aggressive public notices, a lover’s note folded into some tabbed triangle thingie and maniacal lists of whatever you can dream up worth listing.
PLAIN: Freehand drawings, waiting room doodles, tripped-out mind-expanding-page-filling works of psychedelia and maybe even a loving portrait of your flea-bit pet.
There you go. Now get to work! As always, we thank you for believing in Field Notes brand products.
February 3rd, 2010 by Bryan Bedell
There’s a lot of stuff in the works at FIELD NOTES MIDWEST and NORTHWEST facilities. Both factory floors are humming with the sounds of non-robotic labor. This might be a good time to sign up for our mailing list, over there on the left. That is all.
August 29th, 2008 by Aaron
It’s Friday and we’re feeling good, and we wanted to remind you to “Do it on Graph Paper!”
Organize your life. Make a plan. Sketch up an addition to your household. Draft a contract. Make a list of records you are looking for. Write some poetry. Draw a friend. Make a grocery list. Practice your penmanship. Pretend you are in prison, and hatch an escape plan, complete with cool underground maps, tunnels schematics and “what you’ll do with your new life on the outside” hopes. Make a list of ailments. Measure something, and jot down the dimensions. Make a crop prediction for the autumn harvest. Rip a page out, write out a little message for someone in a far away land, put it in a bottle, chuck it out into an ocean, Great Lake or dangerous river and hope it doesn’t end up down the way, underneath some rich guy’s dock or something.
There’s a lot you can do on graph paper. Get to work!
August 1st, 2008 by Aaron
So this guy is staying at a hotel and the maid threw away his Field Notes memo book while tidying up his room. Aw man, I’d be beside myself. He kept his cool, scanned the room and decided to fight back.
He took matters into his own hands and went and retrieved them. You can see the scene illustrated right here.
Field Notes are good for recording precious memories like this one, as well as harrowing accounts of bravery, daring escapes, good nights out, bad nights out, gambling earnings, lists, short stories, treasure maps, mathematic equations and the occasional dumpster rescue that you just won’t yourself forget. This is why we say, “I’m not writing it down to remember it later. I’m writing it down to remember it now.”
Good work, Casual Brooks.
July 9th, 2008 by Aaron
Here’s the first of what we’d hope many “thought-provoking and inspiring” Public Service Announcements from Field Notes. From time to time we’ll be checking in to remind our customers about what makes us tick, from our core. Today we’re reminding everyone to “keep things simple.” Our world is made up of paper and staples, and more often than not, that’s all we need to keep everything above water and sailing along.
Thank you for believing in Field Notes. Stay tuned for “exciting developments in simple materials.”