FNC-17 marks the start of Field Notes fifth year of their Quarterly Editions. In that time, they've explored a wide variety of papers, colors, and printing techniques, but with this new Expedition edition, for the first time, they've actually expanded the type of paper used in our notebooks.
Aesthetically, you’ll find an all-new design with plenty to like: a hi-visibility “Antarctic Survey Orange” front cover and “Polar Night Black” back cover, with a subtle varnish effect featuring a topographic map of Antarctica. The body pages feature our popular dot-graph paper printed in light gray.
- 01. Proudly printed by the good people of Stromberg Allen & Company, Tinley Park, Ill.
- 02. Cover: Yupo tear-resistant synthetic 74#C “Bright White,” with thick, brute force applications of “Polar Circle Gray” and “Hi-Visibility Orange” soy-based Superior inks, coated with a clear protective varnish.
- 03. Innards: Yupo tear-resistant synthetic 57#T “White,” with a fine, 1-color application of “Cartographer’s Gray” soy-based Superior ink.
- 04. Cover and innards printed on a Man Roland 700 perfecting 40" 4-color press.
- 05. Bound by a Muller Martini “Bravo Plus” 4-pocket stream-fed saddle stitcher, with appreciation to Samuel Slocum, George W. McGill, and William J. Brown, the “Founding Fathers of the Staple.”
- 06. Corners precisely rounded to a ⅜" (9.5mm) radius with a Consolidated 250 hydraulic die-cutting machine.
- 07. Dot-graph grid: 3/16" × 3/16" (4.7mm × 4.7mm).
- 08. Memo book dimensions are 3½" × 5½" (89mm × 140mm).
- 09. Field Notes uses only the Futura typeface family (Paul Renner, 1927) in its materials.
- 10. All Field Notes memo books are printed and manufactured in the U.S.A.
- 11. UPC 858493003127
Field Notes Brand is a collection of smartly-designed, vintage-styled pocket notebooks, calendars, and various office accoutrements. Co-founder and graphic designer, Aaron Draplin is a Michigan native who, from time to time, speaks highly of the Upper Peninsula.
"I grew up near and in Traverse City, with trips up to Houghton/Hancock every couple years. The lore of the Upper Peninsula was always there—an exciting frontier quality, with craggy rocks, steep streets and mysterious woods as far as the eye could see. Forty years later, I still feel it when I visit. One of America's great secrets! Having our Field Notes at UP Supply makes me so proud. We're doing our part to help outfit the wild rascals of the U.P.! Hell yeah." – Aaron Draplin, founder of Field Notes