We never purposefully set out to target fountain pen users, but as things turned out, Richard Binder (who happens to be Bryan’s college buddy’s father-in-law) was one of our first customers, and he wrote a nice review back when we first got started, and that’s led to a devoted FN/FP relationship ever since. National Geographic made a great film featuring Richard at work, and while it doesn’t have anything specifically to do with FIELD NOTES, if you dig our notebooks, and especially if you love fountain pens, we bet you’ll find it interesting.
Entries Tagged as 'Partners'
January 19th, 2015 by Bryan Bedell
November 20th, 2014 by Bryan Bedell
The Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room opened on December 5th in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle. All of Starbucks small-batch Reserve coffees are roasted on-site. The 15,000-foot space in a historic 1920 building offers tours of the roasting process, a tasting room, and a shop selling Reserve coffees and limited-edition gifts commissioned just for the Roastery.
FIELD NOTES was happy to be involved, we’ve put together an all-new 2-pack of our larger 4 3/4″ x 7 1/2″ Note Books available exclusively at the Roastery. The covers are Graphic Wood Technology’s PureVeneer birch (real wood laminated to paper) and stamped with copper foil. Bound inside (with copper staples) are 64 orange dot-grid pages and coffee facts and figures. Notebooks and coffee go together like… now that you mention it, pretty much nothing goes together like notebooks and coffee, so if you’re in the Seattle area, you can pick up a pack right now!
June 24th, 2014 by Michele Seiler
We received the news from our dear friends over at The Paperie in the UK that they are winding down operations in anticipation of retirement. While we are happy for them to enjoy leisurely days going forward, we will certainly miss them as a retailer of our notebooks. Nigel and his crew have been staunch supporters of Field Notes from all the way back to our first year. We have very much appreciated that support and value the vendor/retailer relationship that seemed more like a friendship than business. So good luck wishes to our friends in their retirement! (Oh, and they are having a closing-down sale so check out the great prices!)
November 6th, 2013 by Bryan Bedell
Today marks the release of the innovative new Doxie Flip, a small portable scanner that’s perfect for scanning your receipts, photos, notebooks (NOTEBOOKS!), and other ephemera.
Since it’s battery-powered and cordless, you can scan anywhere. The lid is removable and the bottom is transparent, so you scan anything that’s relatively flat. Scanning is as easy as pushing the big green button on the side. Everything’s saved to an SD card, and can be easily copied to your computer when it’s convenient. Larger items can be scanned in sections and automatically ‘stitched’ back together. Even better, Doxie software allows you to scan a whole notebook, then ‘staple’ the pages back into a PDF ‘book’ to archive or share online. If you’ve got a big box full of completed FIELD NOTES, that’s probably sounding pretty sweet right now.
But it gets better… Order a Doxie Flip direct from Doxie and you’ll get a limited-edition FIELD NOTES pocket notebook, made in the U.S.A. with a French Paper Speckletone 80# Cream Cordtone cover (while supplies last). The “Cordtone” paper has a beautiful, deep texture and the inside pages are plain Finch 50# text.
We’ll post a complete walk-through soon, with a very special notebook a FIELD NOTES user just sent us as a gift.
March 14th, 2013 by Michele Seiler
We’ve been working hard to get our Field Notes into shops all over the world and sometimes we are lucky to meet people who “get” Field Notes and our philosophy immediately. We are pleased to announce that we have partnered with the great folks at Hightide to increase our presence in the Japanese market. Yuu from Hightide took the time to visit us at Field Notes Midwest HQ and we spent a nice afternoon chatting about how we could work together. We’re excited to be partnering with such a smart and influential brand. Onwards!
October 29th, 2010 by Bryan Bedell
We’ve been busy with several FIELD NOTES customizations lately, and one of our favorites is pictured above. Rough Trade’s first record shop opened in 1976 and became legendary in punk, reggae, post-punk, and indie circles. A record label followed in 1978, putting out records by The Smiths, Scritti Politti, Swell Maps, Stiff Little Fingers, Cabaret Voltaire, and hundreds more great bands. The label was spun off from the store in 1982, but Rough Trade Shops’ two London locations are still gobbing in the face of a declining music retail industry, providing a carefully-curated selection for discerning music junkies. We’re ecstatic to know our humble notebooks will soon be on their shelves.
If you think your logo, slogan, or cattle brand would look at home on a FIELD NOTES notebook, drop Michele a line, she’ll be happy to go over the details with you.
October 7th, 2010 by Bryan Bedell
Field Notes retailer MS&Co. has unveiled a new line of U.S.A.-made selvedge denim accessories, featuring a sleeve specially designed for FIELD NOTES. Stylishly protect your FIELD NOTES from the world, or protect the world from your FIELD NOTES (either way).
July 8th, 2010 by Michele Seiler
We here at Field Notes have been lucky enough to have done some cool co-promotions with some pretty cool people. We did a special run of notebooks for our pals at Threadless and just recently did a fun collaboration with the crew at Sound Opinions. Plus, we’ve had a blast working with Oakley, Microsoft MIX, Gowalla and J Crew too.
We are super excited about our latest collaboration, a special edition for a summer store promotion for the Levi Strauss Company. The result is a custom 3-pack with a red, a white and a blue notebook on French Construction 100# cover with a double-hit of metallic silver ink. They are gorgeous, if we do say so ourselves, and they’re only available in Levi’s stores. Find a location near you here and stop in and pick up a pack to add to your Field Notes collection.
UPDATE: A Continuous Lean visited the new Tailor Shop at Levi’s flagship store in San Francisco and took tons of great photos. Thanks for the FN shoutout!
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 24th, 2010 by Bryan Bedell
You may remember we made some custom FIELD NOTES for our friends at Threadless and they ran a contest on flickr a coupl’a weeks ago. One of the ten winners, Kyle Kastranec, posted some photos of his winnings and shared his winning entry:
So I answered the question of how I would use a custom 3-pack of Threadless Field Notes with this:
I will use the first to plan a chest painting for every single Cleveland Browns home game next season.
I will use the second to document my vintage t-shirt collection (via precise color facsimiles) for future generations to envy.
And I will use the third to help me memorize the name and placement of every human organ in case I decide to become a doctor.
We will certainly follow up with Kyle to see the finished notebooks, especially the chest painting sketches, matched to photos, matched to Browns’ final scores. Thanks, Kyle!
We’ve been crazy busy with custom editions lately. Aside from a few “logo jobs” like these, we did Kids’ “Neon Ice Pop” FIELD NOTES for J.Crew’s “CrewCuts” kids’ store, the aforementioned Threadless books, and a couple other colorful runs we can’t talk about yet, not to mention our upcoming limited-edition Spring 2010 COLORS set, which will be available soon for presale to our e-mail list. Sign up at the top of the left column of this very page!
As always, drop Michele a line if you’re interested in customized FIELD NOTES!