Field Notes Night Sky Edition

Field Notes Night Sky Edition Summer 2013

Whenever the folks over at Coudal announce a new edition of the Colors series, the frenzy to get a set (or four) begins. I am lucky enough to have a subscription so as soon as the emails go out announcing the latest series, I know at least two sets of the books are winging their way to me. For Summer 2013, the new set is called Night Sky. The aesthetic is a smooth black, uncoated cardstock cover (French Construction 100#C in blacktop) with gray ink for the logo, branding and information. The back features constellations of the night sky in gray, dotted with holographic foil stars. It looks magical!

Inside, the folks at Field Notes must have heard the enthusiasm over the Finch 70#T used in the America The Beautiful sets because the same stock has been used for Night Sky in the 50#T weight — a little lighter weight but should hold up pretty well. Instead of lines or grid, they have printed each page with reticle graph markings in gray that evoke star charts and NASA photos.

I would like to remind you that these limited edition sets sell out very quickly so if you want one, I recommend you hop over to the Field Notes shop right now and order one because chances are, by this time next week, they will be sold out.

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I will follow up with some writing samples in a few days and compare it to the 70#T paper used in the America The Beautiful set (which I realized I never tested).

View all the images of the new Field Notes Night Sky Colors set on Flickr.

0 comment on Field Notes Night Sky Edition

  1. Norman DeValliere
    June 15, 2013 at 2:22 pm (3 years ago)

    Just ordered some. The reticle markings are intriguing.

    I switched to Field Notes for my day to day work note taking. The “pocketability” factor is key, but the aesthetics of the Field Notes books make them attractive to possess.

  2. Johnny
    June 15, 2013 at 8:33 pm (3 years ago)

    Gracious! Your photos have been eyeing my mailbox even more! :)

  3. Johnny
    June 16, 2013 at 12:26 pm (3 years ago)

    ME, not “been.” Sorry. Newborn sleep. :)

  4. kimberly ah
    June 16, 2013 at 10:44 pm (3 years ago)

    I bought a set for my dad & one for myself…I had no idea I could pick them up in Chicago, so yay for an adventure on the west side this week!

    • The Well-Appointed Desk
      June 17, 2013 at 6:23 am (3 years ago)

      Oh, I haven’t visited Coudal in ages. If you see, Bryan, tell him we say HI!

  5. inktronics
    June 17, 2013 at 9:58 am (3 years ago)

    I am really selective with my Field Notes purchases these days but I ordered as soon as I saw your photos. :)

  6. Bryan Bedell (@lytREF)
    June 19, 2013 at 3:44 pm (3 years ago)

    Thanks, Ana… for the record, the 50#T Finch “Opaque Smooth Bright White” in the Night Sky Edition is the same paper we’ve used for the last few years in the standard editions. America the Beautiful was a different Finch, 70# Finch “Fine Soft White,” a different line and a heavier weight.

    • Johnny
      June 19, 2013 at 5:03 pm (3 years ago)

      The AtB edition was one of my faves, def of the last year. That paper might be the best FN for graphite yet.


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