The Fall 2014 COLORS release (our 24th) remains a bit of an enigma. It’s a 3-Pack of our 3.5×5.5″ Memo books, with “reticle grid” paper inside, but beyond that, we’re asking you to take a leap of faith. “Unexposed” features a random mix of three (of six different) new designs hidden inide a black sleeve. Which will you get? You don’t know, and neither do we! Read a bit more (and see the video) here.
Arts and Sciences
Our 23rd COLORS release introduces a brand-new, larger FIELD NOTES format for Summer 2014. We’ve created a limited-edition 2-Pack of 7.5-inch by 4.75-inch “Note Books,” big enough to accommodate ideas from both sides of your brain. Both books feature sturdy Mohawk Loop 110-lb covers with silver ink and debossed logos, with 64 pages of Finch Opaque 50-lb text paper inside. Read more about this edition.
Our original 48-page memo book available in four varieties.
Each book measures 3-1/2” wide by 5-1/2” tall and is bound with a rugged three-staple saddle-stitch process.
80-Page Steno Book
Stenography, or “shorthand,” is a writing system designed to increase speed and/or space-efficiency, most often used in journalism, medical, legal, and business environments to transcribe the spoken word.
THE STENO is 6″ by 9″ with a black Double-O Wiring spiral at the top so it lies flat, open or closed. Inside you’ll find 80 pages of 70# “Bright White” paper Gregg-ruled with a fine, soy-based application of “Double Knee Duck Canvas” light brown ink. The covers are Newark Paperboard Mills 60 pt. “Super Duty Chipboard,” with a screen-printed 1-Color application of “Dictation Smudge” black ink.
The inside covers provide a range of useful information from the history of stenography and an abbreviations guide, to temperature conversions, planetary distances from the sun, a hobo symbol quick reference guide and more. Frankly, we wonder how we ever got by without one open on our desks at all times.
Since Winter 2008, we’ve issued quarterly FIELD NOTES COLORS, limited-edition variations on our classic memo books. The COLORS series explores new papers, printing processes, and colors, sometimes adding special packaging and other fringe benefits. This nifty stop-motion film about the 2008-2009 COLORS editions explains it nicely.
Visit our COLORS Archive to view previous seasons and to order a subscription.
A Drive into the Gap
A Drive into the Gap is a true story about fathers and sons, baseball and memory, and the improbable journey of a bat from one of the most iconic moments in the history of the game to the bedroom of a 12-year-old boy. Read more about our first Field Notes Brand Book.
Work Station Calendar
The new edition of these beefy, chipboard-backed, tear-off 18-Month Workstation Calendar, is 6″ x 9″ and will fit perfectly next to the bookshelf, or in the garage hanging above the air compressor, or in an office cubicle, or by that screen door at the summer place that makes such a racket when it slams shut.
Our new “Expedition Edition” features a hi-visibility “Antarctic Survey Orange” front cover and “Polar Night Black” back cover, with a subtle varnish effect featuring a topographic map of Antarctica. The body pages feature our popular ‘dot grid’ graph paper, printed in light gray.
The whole book is printed on Yupo Synthetic paper, an amazing water- and tear-proof paper extruded from polypropylene pellets in Chesapeake, Virginia. Read more about this edition.
Available later this winter.
None of us like to think about catastrophe, but when emergency strikes, will you be prepared? Sure, you have bandages, water, dog food, and duct tape, but in a no-internet situation, how will you blog? FIELD NOTES BRAND stays up late worrying about such things, and we’ve created the perfect solution.
2 – 80-Page Steno Books
1 – “18-Monther” 2015 Calendar
1 – Graph 3-Pack
1 – Mixed 3-Pack
6 – #2 Pencils
6 – Clic Pens
6 – Bands of Rubber
The Archival Wooden Box
For folks who subscribe to our Seasonal Limited Editions, “completists,” collectors, or anyone who just needs a place to store their Memo Books after they’ve been filled up with good information, we present the Field Notes Brand Archival Wooden Box. Custom-manufactured in Brooklyn, New York from 5-ply
cabinet-grade American Birch, each Wooden Archival Box has a heat-branded sliding top, holds 60+ Memo Books and comes with a dozen, handy letterpressed Divider Tabs for organizing your collection. Added bonus: they smell great! External measurements: 6.25″ x 10.5″ x 5.” More info here.
Memo Book Cover
Our new “Everyday Carry” Memo book cover is a collaboration with Iron and Resin of Ventura, California. This casual, utilitarian cover is handmade in California from top grain, vegetable tanned, U.S.A. 5.5 oz. cowhide. The soft leather is american-tanned with a slightly “waxy” surface and a smooth, tight grain. Inside are two card pockets, a pen loop, and two large pockets to hold a notebook, cash, and all your other day-to-day ephemera. It’ll fit nicely in your back pocket, purse, or camera bag. More info here.
“Pony Express” Leather Pouch
Each “Pony Express” Leather Pouch fits three of our Field Notes Memo Books perfectly and is hand-tooled from premium American leather by Tanner Goods of Portland, Oregon. It’s beautiful how this leather gets darker, softer, and more supple with time and use. We’ve just taken delivery of the first batch of these and more are on the way. More info here.
Memo Book Cover
Each Gentlemen’s Memo Book Cover is individually cut, sewn and tooled by hand at the Esquivel Workshop in California and is fashioned from the highest-grade, rich, brown French Calf leather and carries a subtly-stamped Field Notes trademark on the inside. It fits perfectly in your favorite tweed sport coat pocket or duster, and even with its gender-specific name, it will feel right at home in any purse or handbag.
Perfectly simple and simply perfect. We have a limited number of these on-hand. More info here.
Each COUNTY FAIR 3-Pack highlights an individual U.S. state, with one memo book each in the colors of 1st, 2nd and 3rd place County Fair ribbons; blue, red and yellow. They’re printed on 100-lb. linen cover stock and all three feature metallic gold printing and 48 pages of graph paper with light blue/grey lines inside. The back covers feature a bevy of meticulously-researched state facts and figures. Check out Alaska’s cover here (pdf) or read more about this edition.
CHOOSE YOUR STATE: Make your own “Great Lakes Edition” or “Places I Have Visited Set.”
Road Trip Kit
Mix and match your own custom Field Notes Road Trip Kit and get an individual “County Fair” memo book for each state you pass through on the way. Each kit includes 6 State books, 1 Field Notes Steno Pad for pre-trip planning, 6 Woodgrain Pencils and more. After checkout you’ll receive an email invoice with a link to select your 6 states.
County Fair Box Set
of All 50 States
For Field Notes collectors. A special limited-edition complete set of 50 individual notebooks, one from each state, packaged in a custom box along with a 6 pack of Field Notes Clic Pens. A great gift for kids, for recording your travels or just learning about the U.S.A. Read more on our County Fair editions.
There is no pen more versatile than the Fisher Space Pen. Precision-made, durable, and capable of writing in zero gravity, upside down, underwater, and at temperatures from −30 to 250°F (−35 to 120°C). Made in the U.S.A., and trusted by demanding users all over (and orbiting above) the planet Earth. More info.
Clic Pen 6-Pack
Polished, nickel-plated trim. Smooth plastic for smooth handling. Really. Make a gun out of the things, just like in 4th grade. Square deal.
Lacquer-free renewable cal-cedar wood casing, recyclable aluminum ferrule, enviro-green degradable eraser and certified non-toxic imprint inks.
7″ carpenter pencils fit nicely in your coverall pocket or behind most ears, and won’t roll away while you work. Three FSC-certified wood pencils with red paint and white type.
Band of Rubber
The Field Notes Band of Rubber fits perfectly around a single notebook and can also be used it to wrangle that wad of cash and cards in your pocket.