Field Notes

COLORS limited editions. Can you believe we’ve done 20 of these things? Let’s celebrate over a thoughtfully-brewed beer from an esteemed local brewery, served at a favorite neighborhood bar. Hey, that gives us an idea!

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Our new FNC-20 “Drink Local” books feature heavyweight New Page Sterling Premium 120# covers with a “soft touch” varnish, giving them a soft, almost rubbery feel. The logo is varnished with a contrasting gloss, and each book is colored to represent a different brew, with a brief history of each style of beer on the back cover. Inside is our acclaimed Finch Opaque Smooth 50# text paper, with a “Hefeweizen” yellow-orange graph grid. It’s all bound together with bright gold staples.

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There are two 3-Pack versions available: ALES and LAGERS, limited to 10,000 3-Packs each. ALES features STOUT (dark brown-black), AMBER ALE (warm red), and INDIA PALE ALE (rusty orange). LAGERS features PILSNER (gold), BOCK (brown), and PALE LAGER (pale yellow). Each three pack comes bound in a chipboard belly band with a matching (ALES or LAGERS) 3.5″-diameter, 2-color, pub-style coaster, lovingly letterpress-printed in Chicago by our new pal Liz Isakson-Dado on a vintage press.

30-SECOND SPOT

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Usually our films are meandering meditations on something sorta related to the latest edition, but in knowing how well beer and commercials go hand in hand, here’s our first thirty-second, TV-ready spot.

COLORS SUBSCRIPTIONS

If you’ve been waiting to subscribe, now is the time. New subscribers not only get two 3-Packs (one ALES, one LAGERS) of this edition with coasters, plus two kraft-cover FIELD NOTES 3-Packs (one Graph, one Mixed), they’ll also get a limited-edition FNC-20e chipboard “Ales and Lagers 6-Pack Carrier!”

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This beauty is available ONLY to subscribers and holds any six FIELD NOTES notebooks in style. Over the next year, subscribers get three more quarterly mailings featuring a pair of FIELD NOTES COLORS limited-edition 3-Packs (or equivalent) and other goodies. That adds up to 30 memo books! 750 subscriptions are available, for just $97. (If you’re a current subscriber, yours are already in the mail!)

“DRINK LOCAL” 3-Packs

If you just want some sweet notebooks without a subscription, make sure to order fast. We suspect these will disappear very quickly. They’re, as always, only $9.95 per 3-Pack, limit four per customer.

ALES 3-PACK

“Stout” (dark brown-black), “Amber Ale” (warm red),
and “India Pale Ale (rusty orange), with “Ales” coaster (photo).

LAGERS 3-PACK

“Pilsner” (gold), “Bock” (brown),
and “Pale Lager” (pale yellow), with “Lagers” coaster (photo).

“DRINK LOCAL” Coaster set

If you have friends, you’ll need extra coasters. Add four handsome letterpress-printed coasters (two “Ales,” two “Lagers”) to your order for $3.95!

Check out our previous limited-editions, and don’t forget to stock up on other FIELD NOTES notebooks and writing utensils in our online shop.

Cheers!