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Entries Tagged as 'Idea File'
August 4th, 2011 by Jim Coudal
April 25th, 2011 by Bryan Bedell
The Spring 2011 edition of Field Notes features a blank cover, allowing users to “fill in the blank” with custom dry transfer type. Travis Fears used his “________” Edition to plan and document the restoration of a battered green ten-speed bicycle. We wholeheartedly endorse any video featuring cheap beer, hand tools, and Futura. Individual Three-Packs of the “________” Edition are sold out, but they’re still available with a FIELD NOTES COLORS subscription.
February 16th, 2011 by Bryan Bedell
Brent Phillips of Toronto recieved a FIELD NOTES Northerly 3 pack and Bic Clic pen as a Christmas gift from a friend…
…To thank her i wanted to send her a page from the book with something from me. So, in conversation, I asked her where her roots are; the name of the town her parents came from in Italy. With the help of Google Maps and Google Pictures i located a beautiful shot of the town Soverato, and i sketched it in the centrefold page of my first book, detatched it, and included the sketch with my return gift to her. She loved it so much, she puchased an antique frame and hung it on the wall of her bedroom.
October 21st, 2010 by Bryan Bedell
Field Notes loyalist Jonty Bell from Sydney, Australia wrote in with this new product idea for a storage box. Drop a line to crew@ and let us know what you think.
September 1st, 2010 by Bryan Bedell
An embarrassingly late shout out to Audra of the long-running and great Nemu*Nemu comic. Ages ago, Audra sent us an awesome limited-edition Gocco-printed Field Notes notebook featuring Nemu and Anpan in Bob and Doug McKenzie garb, created in an edition of 15 to sell at a Canadian comics convention. The Canuckophile’s dream notebook references the album-only pre-song banter with Geddy Lee on “Take Off,” and we’re going to assume the root beer is a reference to Canada’s second-most-beloved-brothers.
Audra and her Gocco have been cranking out customized FIELD NOTES for a while now, and you’re in luck, the current “Up Up and Away” version is available now in the Nemu shop.
UPDATE: Audra posted more photos of older editions on her blog, and they’re promising new editions for October and November.
July 20th, 2010 by Aaron
Here’s some great coverage of Brimfield’s summer offering from the good people of A Continuous Lean. So awesome. I had an INCREDIBLE time there a couple months back, and am enjoying my treasures hourly. Here’s a little something I got at Brimfield, for two bucks. Two bucks.
That’s my way of carrying extra Field Notes, in the bag, or on the road.
May 6th, 2010 by Bryan Bedell
We couldn’t resist this idea. A big group of very smart people are going to create, edit and publish and honest-to-goodness magazine in 48 hours this weekend. The theme will be announced tomorrow for the 48 Hour Magazine Project and we’re proud to say Field Notes is one of the sponsors of this madness. Here’s more on the project and our participation from Alissa Walker for Fast Company.
March 10th, 2010 by Bryan Bedell
For each Field Note book I simply scanned (…) each double spread (…) Then I made a new notebook in Evernote and dropped them in.
Here’s the killer thing though. Evernote indexes handwritten notes and makes the text searchable. It’s not perfect but it now means that my Field Notes archive is now searchable. It also means that they’re always with me; on my iPhone, the web or on my desktop.
Evernote made their own custom-branded FIELD NOTES way back in October 2008, we’ve always known that Evernotes and FIELD NOTES were a match made in heaven.
February 11th, 2010 by Aaron
Ladies and Gentleman, we bring you none other than Clint David Walkingstick.
If that isn’t just about the best name ever, I don’t know what is. Nevertheless, Clint’s on to something with his cunning use of our “FN-09″ General-Purpose Band of Rubber: “A good way to keep the cards tight and right.”
I’m gonna give this one a try here in Berlin. I’ve got my cards, a Field Notes Band of Rubber and an iron will.
Thanks, Clint David Walkingstick. That is one hell of a name.
January 4th, 2010 by Bryan Bedell
Our friend Jill Kuczmarski was at a Hamilton Wood Type Museum workshop up in Wisconsin a couple weeks ago. The Workshop was led by Jim Sherraden of Hatch Show Print fame, who brought along some vintage lumber from Hatch’s Collection.”
Jill noticed her classmate, AIGA Wisconsin VP Gage Mitchell, loading up his FIELD NOTES memo books with Hatch imagery and cuts from Hamilton’s “Globe Collection,” the results of which are shown here. Thanks for the images, Gage!
Gage and Jill add that Jim Moran and the other people who run the museum are “ridiculous nice and need all the support they can get.” Supporting the Hamilton Wood Type Museum also scores you some good benefits and allows you to use their print shop for $35/day.