For our 16th Quarterly Edition we’ve created an old-fashioned ledger book with modern practicality in celebration of the door-to-door salesmen who moved product and kept the American economy humming throughout the last century. For Fall 2012, we present Traveling Salesman.
Somehow, during the last fifty years, the noble traveling salesman became a “road warrior” and at Field Notes, we think that we’re all a little poorer because of it. In a perfect world, we would have stuck a perfectly buffed wingtip in your front door while extolling the virtues of this one-of-a-kind opportunity but alas, this post will have to do.
The covers of this edition are a lovely chocolate brown from French Paper Company in Niles, Michigan, printed with a metallic gold ink. The Field Notes logo is embossed on the cover making for a distinguished and timeless presentation. The interior pages are “Eye-Ease” green and are ruled, ledger style, in green and red providing the perfect format for tracking miles, sales, costs, inventories and lists of all kinds.
Each 3-Pack is belly-banded in green and shrink-wrapped and each comes with an official button (from Busy Beaver in Chicago) that shows the world you are “Certified and Trained” as an “Authorized Representative” of Field Notes Brand.
Proudly printed by the good people of Stromberg Allen & Company, Tinley Park, Ill.
Covers: French Pop-Tone 100#C "Hot Fudge," with embossed logotype and a thick double-hit of "Fool's Gold" metallic soy-based Superior ink.
Innards: Mohawk Via 70#T "Light Green" with fine ledger rules in "Sawbuck Green" and "Ledger Red" soy-based Superior ink.
Cover and innards printed on a Man Roland 700 perfecting 40" 4-color press.
Bound by a Muller Martini "Bravo Plus" 4-pocket stream-fed saddle stitcher, with appreciation to Samuel Slocum, George W. McGill, and William J. Brown, the "Founding Fathers of the Staple."
Corners precisely rounded to a ⅜" (9.5mm) radius with a Consolidated 250 hydraulic die-cutting machine.
Ledger lines: ¼" (6.4mm).
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.”