“I’m not writing it down to remember it later, I’m writing it down to remember it now.” – Field Notes
The first thing that struck me when when I opened up the envelope (other than the usage of Futura) is how thin these guys are. In a familiar way, it was similar to my reaction to looking at my old Macbook Pro next to the Macbook Air: wow, small. Sure, these Field Notes notebooks are only 48 pages compared to the 192 pages of the Moleskine pocket size, so it’s obviously going to be thinner, but it just felt like it was going to be a good, durable and light travel companion.
The inside has 48 pages of 1 pica graph paper that is, well, graph paper. It works, has no feathering and I’ve only had minimal bleeding from one page through to the next. As others have mentioned, the inside covers are great – they’re filled with practical applications for the notebook such as:
- To Do Lists
- Half-Ass Calculations
- Hate Mail
- Escape Routes
- Loose Promises
- Last Will and Testament
It even has a built in ‘ruler’ on the back cover. How much more can you ask for?
On two separate occasions I’ve brought the notebook on trips, just throwing it into the side pocket of the laptop sleeve I I use with the Air – these notebooks have no ‘bulk’ to them and fit nicely. They’re great for meetings. I’ve also been spreading the love at work – I dropped one off with Chad Dickerson over at Brickhouse, so I’m still awaiting his feedback (nudge, nudge).
All in all, I’m pleased.
Anyways, in the spirit of David Yeiser’s ‘notebook giveaway’, I’ve decided to ‘share the love‘ and give away three notebooks. Here’s how to play: Email me (smakofsky at hotmail dot com) a photo that’s at least 400px wide of your old, tattered, doodled on and shredded notebooks – I’ll pick three of the best and send each winner a Field Note notebook. Please make sure that you have the rights to the image you send in – I’ll post the images with your name, link to your site, etc.
For more pictures, you can also check out my flickr photostream.