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Field Notes Lunacy-Special Edition

$13.00

The Field Notes Brand 32nd Quarterly Edition is a perfect example of an idea that started simply and then got a bit out of hand. Originally, the basic concept was to do a 3-Pack of Memo Books celebrating the Harvest Moon. Then somebody asked, “What about highlighting the phases of the Moon?” Somebody else said “DIE-CUT!” which was followed quickly by a chorus of “Matte Varnish!” “Embossing!” and “Let’s make sure that people know how to avoid becoming a werewolf.”

This is the aptly-titled “Lunacy” Edition. The embossed covers are made from Neenah’s Classic Crest “Epic Black Stipple” which features a gorgeous, almost leathery finish. For the first time ever, Field Notes Brand die-cut the covers, using individual dies for each of the three books. One reveals a full moon, one a half moon, and one a crescent.

The moon that’s visible through the die-cut is printed in 4-color on a glossy flyleaf which also includes facts and folklore about earth’s constant companion, as well as a lovely shot of the dark side of the moon in the back of the books. The Field Notes logo is embossed with a subtle hit of varnish, and the back cover features an embossed full moon. The books are bound with black staples (of course), and the 48 body pages feature a reticle pattern on light grey “Moondust” pages.

“Lunacy” is available now in 3-Packs featuring full, half, and crescent moons. “Lunacy” is a limited-edition, so when they’re gone. they’re gone.

  • Cover: Neenah Classic Crest “Epic Black Stipple” 100#C, with die cutting and embossing by Nu Wave Die Cutting & Finishing, Chicago, Ill.
  • Innards: Domtar Earth Choice “Gray” 60#T with “Moondust Gray,” and Opus Text “White” 70# with 4-color process soy-based Saphira inks.
  • Cover and innards printed on a Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 105 40" 6-color printing press.
  • Bound with a Heidelberg Stitchmaster ST 270 5-pocket saddle stitcher with cover feeder/scorer & Rima RS 10S in-line stacker
  • Corners precisely rounded to a 3/8" (9.5mm) radius with a Challenge SCM double round-corner machine.
  • Reticle 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.

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