" The Country Belongs to the People" - FDR
Ruled Paper 3½" × 5½" 48 Pages
Since the early days of Field Notes we have been searching for just the right way to create an edition celebrating America’s National Parks. When we saw the work of the artists of The Fifty-Nine Parks Print Series, we knew exactly what to do. We’re proud to present this collaboration and invite you to check out four 3-Packs and millions of acres of American treasure. We’re donating five percent of retail and wholesale purchases to the National Parks Service, to help preserve and expand on our nation’s best idea.
Gorgeous illustrations of twelve iconic National Parks are featured on the covers of twelve Memo Books, which are grouped into the four 3-Packs that make up the “National Parks” Series. Choose your favorite 3-Pack, or collect them all.
The covers are printed on a variety of colored 100-lb. cover stocks from the French Paper Company of Niles, Michigan, using a custom, five-color process that started with under-printing white ink. This allowed us to incorporate the color of the paper into the artwork. The illustrative styles, the printing process, and the copper staples recall the heritage, and archival promotional materials and publications, of the National Park System.
Each book features a brief history of the park on its inside back cover, a spot for the official National Park Passport Stamp on the inside front cover, and 48 pages of Finch Opaque 60#T marked with a 3/16" graph to record your plans, routes, notes, and memories.
These Field Notes are a tribute to places in the U.S.A. that can only truly be appreciated in person. Please visit, enjoy, and support our National Parks. We hope when you visit your favorite national park, you’ll bring along your new favorite memo book, get it stamped, and tag us in your photos.
We anticipate infinite e-mails and social media posts asking about all the other parks… don’t think for a moment we don’t love ’em all, but we had to start somewhere!
“National Parks” was our Summer 2019 Seasonal release, our 43rd one! To see them all, including the current one, and get details on how you can start a Year-Long Subscription and receive free USA shipping, subscriber exclusive items, and a 10% subscriber discount on just about everything on this site, check out the Limited Editions page.
Occasionally, when we’re running a print job, and the raw Press Sheets look particularly sweet, we put some aside to sell in our Shop at HQ, and once in a while, online too. This is one of those times.
They’ll look great framed in a workshop, kids room, den, or even near the kitchen in a timber-framed lodge with huge windows overlooking a meadow at dusk.
Yosemite & Zion - Dan McCarthy
Acadia - Telegramme Paper Co.
Grand Canyon - DKNG Studios
Joshua Tree - The Little Friends of Printmaking
Mount Rainier & Sequoia - Glenn Thomas
Rocky Mountain - Rory Kurtz
Great Smoky Mountains - Chris Turnham
Yellowstone - Brave the Woods
Grand Teton - Eric Nyffeler
Arches - Nicolas Delort
Sequoia - Glenn Thomas
Proudly printed by the good people of eDOC Communications, Mount Prospect, Ill.
Cover: A variety of French 100#C papers, some with a few burly hits of opaque white under process cyan, magenta, yellow, and black soy-based Toyo inks.
Cover printed in two passes through a Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 105 40" 6-color printing press.
Innards: Finch Paper Opaque Smooth 60#T “Bright White,” with a fine, 1-color application of “Green Earth” soy-based Toyo ink.
Bound with a Heidelberg Stitchmaster ST 270 5-pocket saddle stitcher.
Corners rounded to a 3/8" (9.5mm) radius with a Challenge round-corner machine.
Graph grid: 3/16" × 3/16" (4.7mm × 4.7mm).
Memo book dimensions are 3-1/2" × 5-1/2" (89mm × 140mm).
FIELD NOTES uses only the Futura typeface family (Paul Renner, 1927) in its materials.
All FIELD NOTES memo books are printed and manufactured in the U.S.A.
FNC-43a Yosemite, Acadia, Zion UPC: 858493003813
FNC-43b Grand Canyon, Joshua Tree, Mount Rainier UPC: 858493003820
FNC-43c Rocky Mountain, Great Smoky Mountains, Yellowstone UPC: 858493003837
FNC-43d Grand Teton, Arches, Sequoia UPC: 858493003851