Note: don't leave your notebooks laying around a 2 year old..
For the uninitiated, Field Notes Brand started out as a little project with Aaron Draplin and Jim Coudal. Now I don't know the whole sordid tale of how these two met, what they had for dinner, who was on top, nothing. What I know is that the continual flow of what they are calling the "color subscriptions" are worth the price of admission alone in checking out their site.
I have infrequent emails/conversations with Aaron mainly asking where my freakin' shirt I want him to put together is (and he came through - Thanks Big Guy!). I have emails bouncing with the folks at coudal as well (asking to set some stuff aside for me - And they always come through).
So what is it about these little books made of 24 folded pieces of paper and a cover that make me desire them and collect them? Am I just one of the many sheeple? Not so much.
So where was I, oh yea the notebooks, subscriptions, colors thing. They came out with a NEW colors one for late/mid summer that has me all giddy.
So this one comes in 3 colors in the collection. Outfield Green, Infield Brown and Hardball White.
Along with the normal 3 pack of notebooks you get a copy of a Drive into the Gap. A great little story published by Field Notes Brand Books. A first from them as far as I know.
I will be sending off one of these sets to one of my readers and another to someone who sent me something special during my baseball mailing. I need to try and get a hold of a few more.
Disclaimer. The folks at Field Notes or Draplin Designs have never given me anything for review. I purchase their products because of the simplicity and great design of an american made and designed product. They put a lot of effort into the design and use of the product. I really like the sense of humor they put in them as well.
If you would like to know what I'm talking about and have never put your hands on one drop me a line and If I have some spares laying around, I'll send you one. They (the regular craft paper) come in lined, graph and blank. The colors come in various graph or dot patterns (my favorite).
They include goodies in every shipment. Could be a button, pencil, pen (also a big favorite), sticker or notebook. If you catch them on a special day you get a free 3 pack (subscribe to their e-mail listing).
Till next time..