Since the early days of Field Notes they have been searching for just the right way to create an edition celebrating America’s National Parks. When they saw the work of the artists of The Fifty-Nine Parks Print Series, they knew exactly what to do. Field Notes is proud to present this collaboration and invite you to check out three 3-Packs and 52 million acres of American treasure. They’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 nine iconic National Parks are featured on the covers of nine Memo Books, which are grouped into the three 3-Packs that make up the “National Parks” Series.
SERIES A 3-PACK
Includes Yosemite National Park and Zion National Park, both by Dan McCarthy, and Acadia National Park by Telegramme Paper Co.
SERIES B 3-PACK
Grand Canyon National Park by DKNG Studios, Joshua Tree Nat’l Park by The Little Friends of Printmaking, Mount Rainier Nat’l Park by Glenn Thomas.
SERIES C 3-PACK
Rocky Mountain National Park by Rory Kurtz, Great Smoky Mountains National Park by Chris Turnham, Yellowstone National Park by Brave the Woods.
SERIES D 3-PACK
Grand Teton National Park by Eric Nyffeler, Arches National Park by Nicolas Delort, Sequoia National Park by Glenn Thomas.
SERIES E 3-PACK
Denali National Park by Dan McCarthy, Cuyahoga Valley National Park by Kim Smith, Olympic National Park by Daniel Danger.
A STEP BACKWARDS
The covers are printed on a variety of coloured 100-lb. cover stocks from the French Paper Company of Niles, Michigan, using a custom, five-colour process that started with under-printing white ink. This allowed Field Notes to incorporate the colour 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 all National Parks. We hope when you visit your favourite national park, you’ll bring along your new favourite memo book, get it stamped, and tag us in your photos.
Yosemite, Zion, and Denali - 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
Cuyahoga - Kim Smith
Olympic - Daniel Danger
Proudly printed by the good people of eDOC Communications, Mount Prospect, Ill., USA
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-colour printing press.
Innards: Finch Paper Opaque Smooth 60#T “Bright White,” with a fine, 1-colour 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
FNC-43e Denali, Cuyahoga Valley, Olympic UPC: 858493003929