Field Notes


“Arts and Sciences,” Reviewed

June 18th, 2014 by Bryan Bedell


Josh Ginter of The Newsprint wrote a thorough and well-illustrated review of our new Arts and Sciences edition (with bonus photos here).

“Despite the plethora of new, Arts and Sciences is a Field Notes book through and through.”

Thanks, Josh, glad you dig ‘em! Thanks also to Uncrate, Hypebeast, Well-Appointed Desk, Woodclinched, Unroyal Warrant, Chase McCoy, Acquire, Tools and Toys for all the shoutouts. 2-Packs of the 64-page larger-format “Arts and Sciences” are still available for a limited time, or subscribe to guarantee a year’s worth of our limited edition notebooks before they sell out.

Vintage Memo Book Archive:

Wedding Crashers

June 17th, 2014 by Bryan Bedell

FIELD NOTES are invited to plenty of weddings; as wedding party gifts, guest favors, guestbooks, and often filled with vows, speeches, and prayers on the big day. But as @jacobwelchans tweeted recently, sometimes they sneak in, uninvited…


“I used my FIELD NOTES as a contact directory and pretty much overall wedding planner. Both of my brothers [Lucas and Eron, pictured] wrote the notes for their speeches in theirs. Our photographer saw me checking my notebook before the wedding and asked about it, and then asked if anyone else in my party had them, and both of my brothers pulled theirs out. My mom had hers too but wasn’t there at the time. My entire family (including my new wife) is all big fans of your company and product. I LOVE the shelterwood pack I recently purchased. My older brother carries the leather wallet. My wife used your steno pad for her wedding notes.”

Congratulations, Jake and Sylvia! Write it down now, and remember it forever!

Field Notes Public Service Announcement:

Get On The List

June 5th, 2014 by Jim Coudal

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Folks on The List get FIELD NOTES release information before everyone else. For example, our mailing list just got first dibs on the new Summer COLORS limited edition. Sign up and then click on the link on the “THANK YOU” page and see what all these films are about.

Also, we won’t make an offer on our products anywhere that we don’t also make to The List and we’ll never, ever share your email address with anyone. Generally speaking you’ll receive four mails each year announcing the seasonal editions, plus just a few more about product introductions or special offers. We know you’re busy and it’s hard to keep a clean inbox, so we’ll only send when we have something important to say.

Products · Special Offers:

Are We There Yet?

May 22nd, 2014 by Jim Coudal

Summer. Cars. The “License Plate Game.” Holiday Inn Swimming Pools. Pecan Logs. FIELD NOTES. It’s time to start planning your summer road trip and we can help make it great with our new ROAD TRIP KIT.

Above, we map a 1700-mile drive from the Field Notes Midwest HQ to the unbelievably beautiful Sedona, Arizona. Our route passes through Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona–six mighty fine states. Wouldn’t it be great to document the trip, state-by state, in a series of Field Notes “County Fair” notebooks? Here’s your chance! Even if you’re not hitting the road, you’ll find plenty of great uses for notebooks featuring your favorite six states.

Each ROAD TRIP KIT includes an 80-page Field Notes Steno notebook for pre-trip planning, ANY SIX individual county Fair State editions (you’ll get an email asking you to select six states after you place your order), six Field Notes Brand #2 Woodgrain pencils, and other goodies.

Grab the atlas from under your passenger seat, fill up the tank, and order today! The Field Notes Brand ROAD TRIP KIT is just $26.95 and it’s shipping right now.

Field News · Film Archive:

Elevator Rescue Mission

April 30th, 2014 by Bryan Bedell

Field Notes elevator rescue mission

We take customer service seriously. Way too seriously. Order now and we promise we will risk Matthew’s life, limbs, and jeans cleanliness to ensure your Field Notes get to you as efficiently as possible.


Logrolling In Our Time

April 15th, 2014 by Jim Coudal

Our Spring seasonal release is The Shelterwood Edition and it’s available in 3-Packs and as part of a year-long COLORS subscription right now. Oh by the way, it’s made of wood.


Ramble On

April 10th, 2014 by Jim Coudal


Sort of a “Director’s Commentary” about all our Field Notes COLORS seasonal editions, just not as interesting. Bryan and I go through all the releases, by year, in a series of video recaps.

Field Notes In Action:

…And One for Justice.

April 7th, 2014 by Bryan Bedell


Erik Schneider included some Field Notes love in “To Do,” a comic he drew up for Chicago Zine Fest.

Thanks, Erik, good to know you’re on our side!


With the Grain

April 2nd, 2014 by Jim Coudal


In the past, we’ve seen people doing occasional modifications and customizations to their FIELD NOTES editions. In fact, we released an edition that was created to be 100% customized, The “Dry Transfer” Edition, from the Spring of 2011. Now, check this very cool mod to our new Shelterwoods.

“Here is a quick video I made showing how I apply an easy, fine-woodworking finish to protect and pop the natural beauty of the wood.” Andy Hullinger stained his Field Notes Shelterwood Editions. While we’re on the topic, thanks to Josh Ginter and Ed Jelly for their thoughtful reviews, and congrats to Brad and Myke on the 100th Episode of the always excellent Pen Addict Podcast.

Field Notes Public Service Announcement:

New Flat Rate Shipping to Everywhere

March 19th, 2014 by Jim Coudal

Order a little, order a lot. Starting now, it all ships for the same low price. So load up that cart. In the USA we’ll ship whatever you order for $4 without tracking via the USPS, or just $7 with tracking via Standard FedEx Ground. Everywhere else, $7 covers shipping that takes 2-3 weeks to arrive. Shipping for the 4 shipments of a COLORS Subscription is now just $12, to anywhere.