We just fell upon a rather fitting article on the top 5 notebooks (of the world?!) from Lifehacker.com. We thought it was quite serendipitous that 5 out of 5 of their coveted notebooks are best sellers of ours. Here are a few gems from the article we’d like to highlight :
FIELD NOTES | Chicago, Illinois
Enjoy America the beautiful under her spacious skies! Get outside and take your Field Notes with you to record your findings.
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HANDMADE LETTERPRESSED STATIONERY
BROOKFIELD | New England
The beauty and the subtlety of the hand mixed
colors, the fine vellum finish of each card, and the supreme attention to detail with each hand printed design make these an American classic.
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COAST to rainy COAST
RITE IN THE RAIN | Tacoma, Washington
Designed to address the needs of logging industry workers in the Pacific Northwest, the new paper technology soon became popular for outdoor professionals and enthusiasts around the United States.
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Antietam Red, Baystate blue, & many more…
NOODLER’S INK | Fayetteville, Georgia
One hundred percent made in the US, Noodler’s inks are very saturated, giving you a rich,
clean line as you write, and as an added bonus, there is less feathering and bleedthrough.
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QUO VADIS | Hamburg, New York
With the aim to keep you organized, all Quo Vadis Planners have acid-free and pH neutral paper, plus tear-off corners to open directly to the week in progress.
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WRITE LIKE AN ASTRONAUT
LAMY PENS | Wilton, Conneticut
Environmentally friendly, Fisher Pens were designed for space and are guaranteed to perform in temperatures from -30 to +250 degrees F, underwater, in zero gravity, in elevations up to 12,500 feet, and at any angle.
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THE AMERICAN ARTIST’S CHOICE
STILLMAN & BIRN | Fairfield, New Jersey
Offering both hardbound and spiralbound sketchbooks with archival-grade paper, Stillman & Birn sketchbooks are your platform for expression in either dry or wet media.
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ECO-FRIENDLY AMERICAN GOODNESS
Mudlark Papers | Bolingbrook, Illinois
Mudlark stationery is made with recycled materials and soy inks. The fun, happy designs of the boxed stationery are beautiful and inspiring, and great for everything! Thank yous, hellos, wish you were here, the list goes on. Enjoy the cards and then keep mementos in the beautiful box when they’re all gone.
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A special tribute to U.S. agriculture, the Field Notes National Crop Box Set consists of six memo books celebrating American farmers and the six leading crops they grow.
With 48 pages each, a different cover color per book, and a strong 3 side-staple binding, Field Notes Memo Books have a “go anywhere” attitude. The light-tan lined graph paper inside each notebook is perfect to record notes, keep track of your to-do lists, or organize your plan for world peace.
Packaged in a custom box and with an included souvenir reference map, this special National Crop Box Set is full of information about American corn, soybeans, hay, wheat, cotton and sorghum.
Made in the USA, Field Notes is a collaboration between Portland, Oregon’s Draplin Design Company and Chicago’s Coudal Partners. An instant classic, Field Notes harkens back to the days of agricultural memo books and simple pocket notebooks. With a bit of cheeky humor and a whole lot of personality, Field Notes’ tagline says it all: “I’m not writing it down to remember it later, I’m writing it down to remember it now.”
Read our brand story on Field Notes here, and shop Field Notes memo books on EuropeanPaper.com here!
Made in America!
These products have earned their stars & stripes …
Harkening back to the days of list-making simplicity in the fields of your family, Field Notes notebooks are a modern cult sensation for their straightforward design and marketing spunk.
Field Notes is the lovechild of Draplin Design Co. (DDC) and Coudal Partners, the first a design company, the latter a design and advertising studio. Both are hard to pin down to one element. Which is interesting as Field Notes is only one element: “honest memo books.”
At the center you’ll find Aaron Draplin, founder of DDC, expounding on the classic memo books that kickstarted the idea for Field Notes. Draplin’s passion comes from direct experience with picking up and using older agricultural notebooks in the decade before he started Draplin Design Co. in 2004.
Filled with measurements, guides, and extra tidbits of data, the old memo books Field Notes are based off of “are meant to save a guy’s life,” Draplin says in their latest video (a must watch) while explaining Field Notes’ history a bit more.
DDC and Coudal have effectively revived the memo book in their grab-and-go Field Notes 3-Pack Memo Books, available in plain, ruled, or graphed page stylings (or a mixed set of all three). Field Notes’ utilitarian design with simple type, a three staple side binding, rounded corners, and 48 pages make each notebook handy and versatile.
At a perfect pocket size of 3.5 by 5.5 inches, these notebooks can live in your backpack, purse, shirt or pants pocket and withstand most abuse to last until it’s full up and you grab another. Field Notes lined and squared paper is printed in a soft brown ink, reducing the harsh contrast black lines can have with your writings. And best of all, they’re all 100% made in the USA.