Spring 2024 Quarterly Edition Trio: Flora, Field Notes


See the world in shapes.

“Flora” was (or is, depending on your theology) the Roman goddess of flowers, the fertility of the land, and the coming of spring. Field Notes has borrowed her name for their 62nd Quarterly Edition. Three original designs (A, B, and C) by Chicago artist, muralist, and designer Emmy Star Brown grace the covers of these bright, joyful Memo Books. Emmy‘s work evokes the creativity of our youthful selves.

It‘s been some time since they've offered anything this colorful. These vibrant colors and shapes, printed on high-quality 100#C McCoy cover stock from Sappi, are precisely what we all need to break out of the bleak winter and into the hopeful spring. The artwork is enhanced by the subtle application of contrasting glossy and dull varnishes. Inside you’ll find three distinct page styles: one ruled, one dot graph, and one plain, featuring subtle grey ink on excellent Domtar Lynx 60#T paper. Glossy red staples tie it all together, figuratively, and literally.

The Quarterly Editions are limited. So like spring itself, they won‘t be around long.

  • Set of 3
  • 3½" × 5½" Mixed Paper

01. Cover artwork by Emmy Star Brown, Chicago Ill., emmystarbrown.com
02. Proudly printed by the good people of The Graphic Arts Studio, LLC, Barrington, Ill.
03. Cover: Sappi McCoy 100#C Gloss “White,” with a 4-color application of process soy-based Superior inks with added soft touch and gloss varnishes.
04. Innards: Domtar Lynx 60#T “White,” with a subtle, 1-color application of “Spring Mist Warm Gray” soy-based superior ink.
05. Cover and innards printed on a Heidelberg Speedmaster C 102S six-color printing press.
06. Bound with 24-gauge WCJ Pilgrim “Red” stitching wire on a Muller Martini 6-pocket saddle stitcher with cover feeder/scorer.
07. Corners precisely rounded to a 3/8" (9.5mm) radius with a Challenge DCM double round-corner machine.
08. Dot-graph grid: 3/16" × 3/16" (4.7mm × 4.7mm). Ruled lines: 1/4" (6.4mm). The third book is blank.
09. Memo book dimensions are 3-1/2" × 5-1/2" (89mm × 140mm).
10. FIELD NOTES uses only the Futura typeface family (Paul Renner, 1927) in its materials.
11. All FIELD NOTES memo books are printed and manufactured in the U.S.A.
12. Limited Edition of 30,000 3-Packs.
13. UPC: 850032279277

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