I have also included my humble suggestion for a new edition at the end.
What started out as a goal to always have a notebook on or near me has turned into a rather large collection.
I started buying Field Notes because I loved the idea behind their product and to support an American small business. As they continue to make new editions every quarter, I end up buying every new release because they continue to surprise me.
Standard, State Fair editions and a couple special bonus books I was lucky enough to get:
Just as I like to read real books, I also appreciate actually writing things down on paper.
As Field Notes saying goes: "I'm not writing it down to remember it later, I'm writing it down to remember it now".
Which I think is becoming even more relevant as we our electronic world encompasses more of our lives.
As I have written before, I like the green and wood covered books the best:
I usually open one pack when I get new ones and keep the rest wrapped if I'm able to buy multiples.
All here is all of them together:
In addition to the Field Notes Brand books, I have other notebooks.
I was, for a while, even buying a few vintage notebooks that Field Notes are patterned after when I would see them available.
A couple of them even have notes from the farmers who used them.
I even tried my hand at making a few:
Now my suggestion for a new edition:
I would love to have one with topographic lines somewhere on the books. Maybe on the inside covers or the back? It could be a traveler edition. With a travel theme or a globe theme. The books could be green, blue and tan for the colors of jungle, sea and desert with topo lines on the back. Just some thoughts. But as a Geographer by education I love topographic maps and I think they look great as a design aspect.
Another idea would be to have the books represent the 3 highest peaks on the US with the topo maps of the peaks on the cover of each one.
I may just have to have some custom books done one day.
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