Field Notes Brand

Field Notes - Tenth Anniversary - Special Edition

$12.95

To celebrate Field Notes Brand’s tenth anniversary, the new 3-Pack features reproductions of three early versions of Field Notes. Perfect addition to the collection for any new or long-time Field Notes fan.

2002: “OLD RED”

This anniversary version is matte-foil-stamped in white on red Mohawk Carnival 90# cover stock with a “cordwain” texture, and features 32 blank Finch Opaque 60# body pages. with two staples and 1/4"-radius rounded corners.

This was a small notebook with a red-leather-textured hard cover that Field Notes creator Aaron Draplin customized with his Gocco desktop screen printing press, circa 2002. This was Aaron’s first use of the name “FIELD NOTES”. 

2005: FIRST FIELD NOTES

Aaron’s first printing (200 books!) of Field Notes were a bit taller and narrower, but otherwise pretty close to today’s Field Notes. They were hand-printed, hand-bound, and hand-numbered by Aaron himself in early 2005.

This reprint has been adjusted to the canonical 3.5" x 5.5" size, with a French “Speckletone Kraft” 100# cover, and 32 pages of simulated old-school graph paper printed on 60# Finch Opaque, with two staples and 1/4" rounded corners.

2007: FIELD NOTES BRAND’S FIRST TEST RUN

This “test batch” featured 32 pages and two staples. They had 1/4" radius round corners, future editions were all 3/8" except for a couple printings. This reprint is so close that they’re nearly impossible to tell apart from the originals. The specs are familiar now: 80# French Packing Brown Wrap covers, 60# Finch body with a light gray graph and our logo atop each page. Again, they’re one staple short, and the corners are not-quite-round-enough.

Set of Three 32 Page Memo Books.
3.5 x 5.5 inches.