News, Notes, and Weirdness from Field Notes
Tuesday, May 12th, 2020
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Like everyone, we're rolling with the changes these days. Our online
store is open, and we'd truly appreciate it if you'd purchase some Field
Notes. To that end, shipping is free on all USA orders over $40 right
now. For safety's sake, fulfillment may take a little longer
than usual, but we're plugging away to keep the delays to a minimum.
A few days ago, a pallet of boxes arrived at HQ, unannounced, from Portland. Unbeknownst to us,
Field Notes co-founder Aaron Draplin had been quietly working for quite some time on a sequel to
his 2016 "Dead Prints" Edition. Now they're finished. Appropriately, the name of this Irregular Issue is "Deader Prints."
Aaron has collected a few years' worth of his prints, test sheets, proofs, and other oddball
DDC stuff and had them cut down into Memo Book covers for this series. Each 3-Pack includes three of the many, many variations, all
good and weird. There
is a very limited number of these available right now.
|Click to Order "Deader Prints"
A couple of our very favorite collaborations are nearly sold out. The
first is our Wilco x Field Notes Box Set. We
matched six fantastic graphic artists with the six members of the band and let them improvise.
This set, like the music of Wilco and Field Notes, comes to you via Chicago. If you've had your eye on these, now's
the time to grab one.
For years we've been producing small custom runs of our Memo Books for attendees of Portland's amazing XOXO Festival,
and then selling a limited run online.
Last Fall's version features the work of artist Maja Dlugolecki, whose brushstrokes and
abstract color fields look great reproduced on soft,
felt-textured cover stock. So you know, these watercolor beauties will be gone forever soon.
We always say this, but now would be a great time to start
a year-long subscription. Summer is on press right now and regarding that, we'll just share a comment from a
Crew member in the HQ Slack yesterday.
"By the way gang, I've been using a prototype of Nice Try, Nosy for a few weeks
now and I don't know why we didn't make these six years ago when we
originally talked about it because they are perfect."
Fall is also in production currently. It's an ambitious but relatively simple concept,
however the logistics are not simple at all, especially these days. Start a subscription with Spring's
"Vignette" Edition today,
or if you already have those (and a lot of you do), you can start
with Summer. Either way, you (and we) will be glad you did.
Thanks for all the supportive emails and notes you've added to orders. We love hearing from you and can't wait to re-open the doors at HQ to
say thanks in person. We miss you.
The Field Notes Crew
I'm not writing it down to remember it later.
I'm writing it down to remember it now.