Field Notes.. My favorite notebooks have issued their new colors subscriptions pack today.
I their words:
When you think of FIELD NOTES, two things should be abundantly clear by now: first, obviously, we are obsessed with the design and variety of pocket notebooks of the twentieth century. Second, simply put, we love the U.S.A. The good, the bad, the corny, the deep; all of it. Our commitment to American materials and labor is well known.
As we set out to create the eighteenth COLORS limited edition, we dug into Aaron’s collection of vintage memo books for inspiration, and set out to pay tribute to the cross-country-road-trip spirit of America, via the vibrant full-color aesthetic of the beautifully-roughhewn memo books and road maps of the 1960s.
In today’s world of computerized precision, it was challenging to find anything but the brightest-white paper, and our printer takes great pride in perfection. Printing oversaturated photos on yellowed paper, with a purposefully out-of-register 100-line screen, was nearly outside the capabilities of modern machinery and left pressmen scratching their heads. But we made it happen! The dust has settled, and we present our beefiest FIELD NOTES ever. Colorful stock photography of “Spacious Skies,” “Amber Waves,” and “Mountains Majesty” are reproduced in full-color on heavyweight, off-white, Tango-coated one-side covers, and stuffed with 48 pages of burly Finch “Soft White” paper ruled with “Looseleaf Blue” ink. They’re bound together with shiny copper staples, and as always: they’re manufactured in the very nation they celebrate.
As the infomercials say: that’s not all! Each 3-Pack includes an “America the Beautiful” water-transfer decal inspired by the ubiquitous decals that mid-century tourists proudly applied to their Samsonite, Airstream, or Chevy Bel-Air. The decal is screen-printed in fluorescent colors on a clear backing, waiting to be briefly soaked in water and applied to an inviting, soon-to-be-more-attractive surface.
Field Notes: America the Beautiful Edition from Coudal Partners on Vimeo.
Now some of my own. I LOVE THESE! so much, that I have ordered a few for giveaways.
How do you get some? How do you partake in the magic of over the road travel to find the world's biggest Toilet? or the Worlds biggest Diaper Pail? (please don't insert the worlds largest diaper into the worlds largest toilet as we don't want to find the worlds biggest plunger and that's just not right)
So to enter, send me a postcard of something travel related in a touristy fashion. That would be as described above. Examples would be, the Jackalope etc. I will add to this post tonight.. something you might find at a bus stop, trailer park, truck stop you know what I'm talking about.
I will be posting ALL of them as received.
Up for grabs. 1 full pack and decal of the new books. I have 4 sets to give away. This will end April 15th. Hey I figure something good should happen then.
OH HOORAY! LOVE ROAD TRIPS, AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL. I'M AN OLD RTE. 66 TRAVELER. LOVE TO TRAVEL THE LONELIEST ROAD IN AMERICA: HIWAY 50 IN NEVADA. SOME OF THE MOST REMOTE ROADS IN THE COUNTRY.ReplyDelete
HOPE I WIN. THE POSTCARD WENT OUT IN TODAY'S MAIL.
Hahaha! Imagining a giant rooter rooter. Scratching my head. Hmm. What do I have . . .ReplyDelete
These look great!! I'm waiting for some of my own to arrive in the mail, but I'll enter the giveaway too. Just visited a souvenir shop in Biloxi the other day for the express purpose of buying touristy postcards, so you're in luck!ReplyDelete
Postcard en-route, Derrick. Be forewarned...you've never seen anything like it, anywhere! I hope it arrives in time :DReplyDelete
I have received 4 so far. I will be posting in a few days with the entrants received thus far :)ReplyDelete