Our 12th Field Notes Quarterly Edition was designed as a companion for the dedicated and vigilant men and women who have served as the “eyes of the forest” for the last 100 years. Fire Spotter was printed by hand on a vintage Miehle vertical press at Flywheel Letterpress (Freeport, Ill.) on “Electric Red” Construction cover stock from the French Paper Co. (Niles, Mich.). The interior pages are a brand-new light-gray dot-graph pattern.
We’ve teamed up with Tattly (Brooklyn, N.Y.) to include an “Always Watching” temporary tattoo with each Fire Spotter 3-Pack so you can show that you’re keeping an eye on things.
Our recent visit to the Mountain Fire Lookout Tower in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest in Wisconsin taught us that autumn looks pretty incredible from 93 feet up.
Even if you’re not monitoring wildfires from a cabin in the sky, you’ll find plenty of uses for these handsome made-in-the-U.S.A. dot-graph notebooks.
Proudly printed by the good people of Flywheel Letterpress, Freeport, Ill., and the equally good people of Service Graphics, Inc., Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.
Cover: French Construction 100#C “Electric Red,” with spot-varnished debossed logo/text (outside) and black soy-based Toyo ink (inside).
Innards: Finch Paper Opaque Smooth 50#T “Bright White,” with a fine, 1-color application of light gray soy-based Toyo ink.
Outside cover printed on a Miehle V50 14" × 20" vertical cylinder press. Inside cover printed on a 1965 Heidelberg KORD 18" × 25¼" offset press.
Innards printed on a Miller TP104 28" × 40" 2-color printing press.
Bound by a Heidelberg ST350 “Stitchmaster” 8-pocket saddle stitcher.
Corners precisely rounded to ⅜" (9.5mm) by a CRC round-corner machine.
Dot-graph grid: 3/16" × 3/16" (4.7mm × 4.7mm).
Memo book dimensions are 3½" × 5½" (89mm × 140mm).
Field Notes uses only the Futura typeface family (Paul Renner, 1927) in its materials.
All Field Notes memo books are printed and manufactured in the U.S.A.
Made in the U.S.A.
“I’m not writing it down to remember it later, I’m writing it down to remember it now.”