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Pitch Black Dot-Graph or Ruled Note Books | Field Notes

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Is it weird that it took us so long̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_to make a bigger notebook?

Weve been making̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_Field Notes̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_for ten years now, and ?æäÌÝÌÒ??‰ۡó»‰ۡÌÝÌá‰ۡó»?‰ۡó»‰ۡÌÝÌá‰ۡó»̴Ìà?‰ۡó»‰ۡÌÝÌá_with a few exceptions̢̍?‰ۡó»‰ۡÌÝÌá‰ۡó»?‰ۡó»‰ۡÌÝÌá‰ۡó»̴Ìà?‰ۡó»‰ۡÌÝÌá_theyve always̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_fit in your pocket. Customers often̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_request̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_bigger books with the same features as our regular Field Notes, and weve only̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_obliged̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_once, with the̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_?æäÌÝÌÒ??‰ۡó»‰ۡÌÝÌá‰ۡó»??Arts and Sciences?æäÌÝÌÒ??‰ۡó»_? limited edition. When those sold out, the requests kept coming, but we sought̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_the right formula to fit a̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_larger̢̍?‰ۡó»‰ۡÌÝÌá‰ۡó»??Note Book?æäÌÝÌÒ??‰ۡó»_? into̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_our̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_permanent collection.̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_

Our popular ?æäÌÝÌÒ??‰ۡó»‰ۡÌÝÌá‰ۡó»??Pitch Black?æäÌÝÌÒ??‰ۡó»_? memo book eventually gave us the inspiration we needed: we improved the original dot-graph version, added a ruled version,̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_and further̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_expanded the line to include larger ?æäÌÝÌÒ??‰ۡó»‰ۡÌÝÌá‰ۡó»??Note Book?æäÌÝÌÒ??‰ۡó»_? versions.

These new̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_Field Notes̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_Pitch Black Note Books are available in 2-Packs with̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_your choice of Dot-Graph or Ruled̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_60# Finch Opaque body paper. Theyre bound with glossy black staples and̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_sturdy̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_118# covers featuring new, Field̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_Notes-exclusive black/kraft duplex paper̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_from French Paper Co.̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_(see film below). Both feature a new̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_Pitch Black logo discreetly printed̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_on the back.̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_

These̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_4-3/4"̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_‰ۡó»‰ۡÌÝÌá‰ۡó»_‰ۡó»‰ۡÌÝÌá‰ۡó»‰ۡó�?‰ۡó»‰ۡÌÝÌá_7-1/2" books allow more̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_room for̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_textual̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_flim-flam, so we added̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_some̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_possibly-useful information regarding light and darkness to the inside covers of the Note Books, along with our̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_usual Specifications and Practical Applications.

Pitch Black also is available in our traditional Memo Book size (3-1/2" ‰ۡó»‰ۡÌÝÌá‰ۡó»_‰ۡó»‰ۡÌÝÌá‰ۡó»‰ۡó� 5-1/2")̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_with either̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_Dot-Graph or̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_Ruled pages. See those here.

Were̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_excited to finally offer larger Field Notes̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_in our̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_permanent collection. Well always̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_argue that̢̍?‰ۡó»‰ۡÌÝÌá‰ۡó»??kraft is the new black,?æäÌÝÌÒ??‰ۡó»_? but why not have both?̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_Youll find that̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_they̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_match every̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_outfit, and Field Notes have never felt more at home on̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_Main Street, Wall Street, and all the dark alleys in between.


Pitch Black has always been one of our best sellers. Aside from̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_expanding̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_the Pitch Black series̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_to include additional sizes and interior page styles, weve also upgraded̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_the look and feel of the books. Perhaps the biggest change is moving the series to custom-duplexed covers. Working with our pals at the French Paper Company in Niles,̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_Michigan, we created a̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_Field Notes-exclusive cover stock made up of̢̍?‰ۡó»‰ۡÌÝÌá‰ۡó»??Blacktop?æäÌÝÌÒ??‰ۡó»_? on̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_the outside̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_and fused it̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_to̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_our standby̢̍?‰ۡó»‰ۡÌÝÌá‰ۡó»??Packing Brown Wrap?æäÌÝÌÒ??‰ۡó»_? for the inside of the cover. It was a big undertaking, involving lots̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_of steps and̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_the̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_final result is pretty special. For those who dig machines in motion and sweet and̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_messy industrial environments, we present̢̍?‰ۡó»‰ۡÌÝÌá‰ۡó»??Cover Story,?æäÌÝÌÒ??‰ۡó»_??‰ۡó»‰ۡÌÝÌá_a documentary on the whole̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_process.̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_̢̍‰ۡ?‰ۡÌÝÌá_

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    Proudly printed by the good people of eDOC Communications, Mount Prospect, Ill.

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    Cover: French Paper Co. custom-made 118#C ?æäÌÝÌÒ??‰ۡó»‰ۡÌÝÌá‰ۡó»??Pitch Black Duplex?æäÌÝÌÒ??‰ۡó»_? (?æäÌÝÌÒ??‰ۡó»‰ۡÌÝÌá‰ۡó»??Blacktop?æäÌÝÌÒ??‰ۡó»_? and ?æäÌÝÌÒ??‰ۡó»‰ۡÌÝÌá‰ۡó»??Packing Brown Wrap?æäÌÝÌÒ??‰ۡó»_?) with a brute force application of ?æäÌÝÌÒ??‰ۡó»‰ۡÌÝÌá‰ۡó»??Stephanite?æäÌÝÌÒ??‰ۡó»_? (outside) and ?æäÌÝÌÒ??‰ۡó»‰ۡÌÝÌá‰ۡó»??Dachshund Nose Black?æäÌÝÌÒ??‰ۡó»_? (inside) soy-based Saphira inks.

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    Innards: Finch Paper Opaque Smooth 60#T ?æäÌÝÌÒ??‰ۡó»‰ۡÌÝÌá‰ۡó»??Bright White,?æäÌÝÌÒ??‰ۡó»_? with a fine, 1-color application of ?æäÌÝÌÒ??‰ۡó»‰ۡÌÝÌá‰ۡó»??Light Mist Gray?æäÌÝÌÒ??‰ۡó»_? soy-based Saphira ink.

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    Cover and innards printed on a Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 105 40" 6-color press.

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    Bound with gloss black staple wire on a Heidelberg Stitchmaster ST 270 5-pocket saddle stitcher with cover feeder/scorer & Rima RS 10S in-line stacker.

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    Corners precisely rounded to 1/2" (12.7mm) radius with a Challenge SCM double round-corner machine.

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    Dot-Graph grid: 3/16" ‰ۡó»‰ۡÌÝÌá‰ۡó»_‰ۡó»‰ۡÌÝÌá‰ۡó»‰ۡó� 3/16" (4.7mm ‰ۡó»‰ۡÌÝÌá‰ۡó»_‰ۡó»‰ۡÌÝÌá‰ۡó»‰ۡó� 4.7mm). Ruled lines: 1/4" (6.4mm).

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    Note book dimensions are 4-3/4" ‰ۡó»‰ۡÌÝÌá‰ۡó»_‰ۡó»‰ۡÌÝÌá‰ۡó»‰ۡó� 7-1/2" (121mm ‰ۡó»‰ۡÌÝÌá‰ۡó»_‰ۡó»‰ۡÌÝÌá‰ۡó»‰ۡó� 191mm).

  • 09.

    FIELD NOTES uses only the Futura typeface family (Paul Renner, 1927) in its materials.

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    All FIELD NOTES note books are printed and manufactured in the U.S.A.

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    UPCs: FN-35 Dot-Graph: 00858493003509, FN-36 Ruled: 00858493003516

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