If You Visit A National Park This Summer, Don't Forget To Bring These New Field Notes Memo Books
by Bill McCool on 07/08/2019 | 2 Minute Read
Author and naturalist John Muir once wrote, “the mountains are calling and I must go.”
When you were a kid, that meant climbing into your parent’s station wagon for an epic camping trip likely resulting in poison ivy and bug bites, but it also meant feasting on some pretty fantastic smores. Today, for nature lovers the world over, it’s more of a rite of passage, and a chance to celebrate the natural world.
Inspired by the Fifty-Nine Parks Print Series, Field Notes has released a special edition series of memo books celebrating nine of America’s most beloved national parks. The National Park Series features gorgeous illustrations and are available in packs of three, or through a year-long subscription where you can get your hands on all nine.
Not only that, but Field Notes will donate 5% of wholesale and retail purchases to the National Parks Service, and based on President Trump’s proposed 2020 budget, they’re going to need all the help they can get.
According to its website, “the covers are printed on a variety of colored 100-lb cover stocks from the French Paper Company of Niles, Michigan, using a custom, five-color process that started with under-printing white ink. This allowed us to incorporate the color of the paper into the artwork. The illustrative styles, the printing process, and the copper staples recall the heritage, and archival promotional materials and publications, of the National Park System.”
Each book contains a history of that particular park on the back cover, an extra-special spot for your official National Park passport Stamp on the inside-front and 48 pages of glorious graph paper.
Artists for the National Park Series were:
- Yosemite & Zion - Dan McCarthy
- Acadia - Telegramme Paper Co.
- Grand Canyon - DKNG Studios
- Joshua Tree - The Little Friends of Printmaking
- Mount Rainier - Glenn Thomas
- Rocky Mountain - Rory Kurtz
- Great Smoky Mountains - Chris Turnham
- Yellowstone - Brave the Woods
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