August 20th, 2013 by Jim Coudal
Stephen White is the New York Times bestselling author of 20 novels featuring Boulder, Colorado clinical psychologist Alan Gregory. This week, Dutton is releasing Compound Fractures, the final book in the popular series that began with 1991′s Privileged Information. Here at FIELD NOTES, we are sad to see one of our favorite fictional characters reach the end of his journey, but we are also excited because FIELD NOTES —the Colorado “County Fair Edition” and specifically a missing yellow Field Notes Memo Book— plays a critical role in the mystery at the heart of Compound Fractures.
We asked Kevin Guilfoile, novelist and author of the first Field Notes Brand book, A Drive into the Gap, to chat with Stephen about his book and Field Notes.
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August 15th, 2013 by Jim Coudal
For our nineteenth seasonal release, we’ve created a set of memo books that celebrates the summer starscape above North America. Each of the memo books in the 3-Pack features a slice of the sky (early, mid-, and late summer), as well as important constellations (in holographic foil!) and notes for star gazers. For the summer of 2013, we’re proud to present THE NIGHT SKY EDITION.
Just about a week after release, 3-Packs of the “Night Sky” edition sold out. Thanks everyone! We still have a few packs set aside for subscriptions, so subscribe now to get “Night Sky” and be guaranteed delivery of our next three quarterly COLORS editions. Also remember that many of our retail locations may still have “Night Sky” in stock.)
August 13th, 2013 by Bryan Bedell
Our man Aaron gave the keynote at Creative South back in April, this new video recaps the event with a great chat (starting around 9:00) with Mr. Draplin. Futura? Careful typography? Function over form? Respect for the elders? It’s all there (including an epic mouse-thumb-war at 18:30).
July 31st, 2013 by Jim Coudal
Watching Aaron adjust analog letter-spacing is a thing of beauty. He’s prepping our booth at The Outdoor Retailers Show in Salt Lake City. Michele and Bryan are there this week too, so stop by the Pavilions area and say hello if you’re walking the floor. Our Expedition Editions, Space Pens and everything else are ready for your shelves.
July 26th, 2013 by Jim Coudal
If you collect our seasonal limited-editons and other releases and are on Facebook, you might want to check out a group that some Field Notes fans have started there to “discuss editions and to trade or sell their collections.” We’ll pop in when we have relevant information to share too. Thanks to Todd L. for starting the group and to Robert M. for showing his awesome collection.
July 16th, 2013 by Bryan Bedell
Meet our new mailroom guy, Tyler, who replaced Skyler two weeks ago (coincidence, not surgery), then promptly left to marry Tayler (coincidence, not dissociative identity disorder) and took a week off (Skyler filled in!) But he’s back now, from his honeymoon in Zion (where he’s pictured above, dressed for a community theater production of the 1986 Savage Steve Holland film One Crazy Summer). So he’ll be around, packing and shipping your orders, and if you’re some sort of Slugworth type looking for a Field Notes mole, he’s probably a good person to talk to, because he seems nice and wide-eyed and trusting. Welcome to the crew, Tyler!
Field Notes In Action:
July 10th, 2013 by Jim Coudal
We just received a note from dedicated Field Note user John Pull. Last time we heard from John, he on a field project among native Mayans in Guatemala’s Ixil Triangle. This letter was a bit different.
I find myself in the unexpected position of having brought Field Notes to London’s National Portrait Gallery. My friend Humphrey Ocean has painted me several times, and one of my sittings (clean-shaven, post-Guatemala) is on display through September 1st at his NPG show “A Handbook of Modern Life.”
On seeing the painting several friends have said, “That’s a Field Notes in your shirt pocket!” They’re right. I thought the detail was too subtle to mention but they’ve made me promise to let you know.
That’s not too subtle for us, thanks John.
Field Notes In Action:
June 28th, 2013 by Jim Coudal
We’ll have lots more to say about this as it gets closer, but here’s a great article at Sidetracked by Ben Saunders on how and why he’s mounting The Scott Expedition, an 1,800-mile polar journey on foot. We’re proud to be supporting Ben and even prouder that our Expedition Edition is going along with him.
June 21st, 2013 by Bryan Bedell
Just about a week after release, 3-Packs of “Night Sky” edition FIELD NOTES are now SOLD OUT. We still have a few packs set aside for subscriptions, so subscribe now to get “Night Sky” and be guaranteed delivery of our next three quarterly COLORS editions. Also remember that many of our retail locations may still have “Night Sky” in stock.)
Colors · Field Trip:
June 19th, 2013 by Steve Delahoyde
When we were coming up with ideas for what to put together for a short film for the Night Sky Edition, we ran into a couple of issues: First, we’re in Chicago, which is a very large, well-lit city, something that isn’t generally conducive to capturing the infinite vastness of space (on a cloudless night, even a ways out in the country, you’re lucky to see even half a dozen stars). Second, how do you try and capture said impressive vastness? While we thought it all through, we made two determinations: clearly, we needed to go somewhere dark, and maybe we didn’t necessarily need to be constrained by the “short” in short film.
The idea was fairly simple, though complex in the making: for those of us in big metropolitan, light-polluted areas like Chicago who can’t see the night sky very clearly, we wanted to travel to this section of rural Nevada and bring the stars back with us, capturing a full night sky and playing it back in real time.
View THE STARS AND THEIR COURSES here.
The story of how this all came to be, is below.
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