October 1st, 2013 by Bryan Bedell
Speaking of FIELD NOTES’ unofficial appreciation society, the Field Nuts have been growing quickly in number, and recently unveiled a new and improved Facebook page, Twitter page, and web forum. They even have a spiffy new logo. We thank them all for all their support, love, enthusiasm, and evangelism.
We do remind you that if you need to contact us about anything at all, we’re here at fieldnotesbrand.com, emailable at firstname.lastname@example.org, on twitter at @fieldnotesbrand, or at our official Facebook page. We dig Field Nuts and lurk there occasionally but we’d need to hire additional staff to keep up with their flood of posts!
Field Notes In Action · Idea File:
October 1st, 2013 by Bryan Bedell
Dan Provost is a UI designer and he’s come up with a nifty hack to sketch up iPhone interface ideas in his FIELD NOTES. His write-up includes downloadable artwork to order your own stamp, but other possibilities are, as they say, endless. Thanks to Enon on Field Nuts for the link!
(btw, Dan’s site name “The Russians Used a Pencil” is a reference to a not-entirely-true story about the development of the Fisher Space Pen, which we just happen to have for sale. Synergy!
September 27th, 2013 by Bryan Bedell
We were happy to see so many positive comments about our 30-second spot promoting our new FIELD NOTES COLORS “Drink Local” Edition. You can see the finished version of the ad here.
Most viewers noticed that the colors of surrounding objects (and the bar) change throughout the video to match the books, and a few commenters seemed to think we’d done it practically (“Practical” is what film people call special effects done with props and camera tricks, rather than in editing and post-production). We are big fans of practical effects, but this time, we went full-on Michael Bay (call us, Mike!) and utilized a healthy dose of FX magic (albeit still pretty subtle). Here’s the unedited original footage:
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September 24th, 2013 by Jim Coudal
Our handy graphic is updated to show all twenty (!) of the the seasonal limited editions we’ve released so far. How many of them do you have?
FIELD NOTES COLORS seasonal 3-Packs are sold in limited quantities and they have a tendency to sell out almost immediately after they’re announced on our email list (sign up at the top of the left column!). Our newest release for fall, The “Drink Local” edition is selling like, beer to a thirsty crowd. Keep in mind, we also offer a yearly subscription, giving those who want first crack at each of our releases (and who didn’t want to camp out in front of a browser, hitting refresh) a simple method to guarantee delivery of four season’s worth of new COLORS. And trust us, you are going to want what we’re working on for the winter, it’s going to be very cool
September 24th, 2013 by Bryan Bedell
FIELD NOTES BOOKS’ first release, Kevin Guilfoile’s “A Drive into the Gap,” is a story about baseball, memory, baseball executive (and Kevin’s father) Bill Guilfoile, and Roberto Clemente’s 3000th hit-bat.
Kevin came across a great story featuring his dad and Mickey Mantle in Billy Crystal’s new memoir, “Still Foolin’ ‘Em”
“A Drive into the Gap” is still available in our shop.
September 23rd, 2013 by Bryan Bedell
In a rare instance of a FIELD NOTES project finished ahead of schedule, our new 2014 “18-Monther” calendar is hot off the presses and available for purchase. Specs match the 2013 ediiton: 6×9″ heavy chipboard backing, tear-off months from November 2013 through April 2015, and “Real Big Days” on the back. We’re pretty sure our crack proofreading team didn’t include any fictional dates this year.
Field Notes In Action:
September 21st, 2013 by Jim Coudal
“My next expedition. I’m planning to set out to complete Captain Scott’s ill-fated Terra Nova Antarctic expedition for the first time. At 1,800 miles and nearly four months long, it will be the longest unsupported polar journey in history, and it’s the biggest challenge I’ve ever taken on.” Gear Patrol interviews Ben Saunders. We’re totally psyched to be a part of Ben Saunders and his crew, and their attempt to mount The Scott Expedition, an 1,800-mile expedition to complete Captain Scott’s ill-fated journey to the South Pole from 100 years ago.
Colors · Field Notes In Action:
September 17th, 2013 by Bryan Bedell
Chris Broughton of Crash Bandit Photography took our Expedition notebooks on a trip to Guatemala. He writes:
I just wanted to thank you for making such a great notebook. It was great for writing down all the names, places and minor details I almost always forget. But another great thing it did was help me catch tarantulas when they got into people’s rooms. This guy here was captured out of the Australians’ room. You’d think they’d deal better, haha.
We thank you for the photo, Chris, especially Michele, whose love for arachnids is well-known. We suspect we’ll be hearing from some Australians soon. “That’s not a spider, THIS is a spider” kinda stuff.
Fall COLORS very soon, people, sign up for the list (up there to your left) if you want early dibs, or order a subscription. We deliver just about everywhere. Even Australia.
Field Notes In Action:
September 16th, 2013 by Bryan Bedell
Design Rangers tipped us off that we might want to take a look at Nerf’s new Target-exclusive Zombie Strike toys:
Michele headed over to Target and found the Nerfery in question. Aside from being pretty awesome in general (who doesn’t need a polyurethane foam machete?), the packaging features a familiar kraft-paper notebook on the back!
We’re not sure who to thank over at Nerf, but we’re glad to see FIELD NOTES employed in the war on the undead, and please excuse me, because, uhm, an important project just came whizzing past my face and I need to retaliate.
August 28th, 2013 by Jim Coudal
Bryan joined Brad Dowdy and Myke Hurley on The Pen Addict podcast for a chat about the Field Notes creative and production processes. Paper geeks will dig that the guys also got into various printing techniques and paper stocks, and FN collectors too.