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 continue to blog?
FIELD NOTES is how, these handy little scribbling solutions will keep you from staying up late worrying about such things, we use these perfect little solutions for the team. There is something oh so much cleaner by having your thoughts on paper. The range is expanding every few months. With lots of colours and paper styles to choose from this series is a winner! Need accessories? We found these leather Field Note covers online by the guys over the pond at Popov Leather.
Behind the brand
Inspired by the vanishing sub-genre of agricultural memo books, ornate pocket ledgers and the simple, unassuming beauty of a well-crafted grocery list, the Draplin Design Company of Portland and Coudal Partners, a Chicago creative firm, have created Field Notes Brand, a collection of smartly-designed, vintage-styled pocket notebooks, calendars, and various office accoutrements.
From a gift to a brand
In 2006, Aaron Draplin, a designer and collector of American ephemera, decided to create a homage to the utilitarian pocket notebooks found in the first half of the 20th century at full-service fuel stations, midwestern stores, and all points in between. He called the hundred or so books he’d printed, “Field Notes,” and sent them out to friends, including Jim Coudal. The day that first book arrived in Chicago, Jim called Aaron. In less than a week, their company was born.
Beginning with packages of three graph-ruled booklets wrapped with a thick “kraft” brown cover, Field Notes has since printed dozens of variations and introduced wildly popular limited editions, exploring new colors, papers, printing processes, and special packaging. With our own collection growing, we must admit, we love them all! Do you Field Note? #AmazingQuality #LetsShareNotes
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