Of the three memo books in the Field Notes Winter 2014 Ambition edition, the one that people seemed to love the most was the Weekly Planner. It was a great, valuable tool for keeping track of a busy schedule and all that stuff that needs to get done. They were using it around here, and though they don’t have metrics or fancy graphs or anything, efficiency around Field Notes HQ seemed through the roof.
All of this got them thinking. What if maybe they took the Steno, one of their most useful products, in that it lays flat on the desk and is invaluable for jotting stuff down, and combined it with that planner? And so was born Field Notes’ new product: the 56-Week Planner.
They’ve been testing them at the HQ and they’ve come up with only one question that there isn’t really a good answer to: “What took so long?”
It’s a durable notebook that looks great, feels just right, and will hold up to years’ worth of your busy life without batteries, brand-sponsored Wi-Fi, or a monthly service charge loaded up with hidden fees.
They upped the size to 4¾” x 7½” (the size of our Arts and Sciences Edition). It was given a more durable 60pt. chipboard cover and lay-flat “Double-O” wire binding, like our Steno. 112 Pages of Finch 70# text paper are marked with one blank week per spread, ready to fill with your next 56 weeks of appointments, meetings, notes, or even brief journal entries.
- 01.Proudly printed by the good people of Schneider Graphics, Lake Zurich, Ill.
- 02.Cover printed on a General screen printing press, on 60 pt. “Super Duty Chipboard” with a thick, brute force, 1-color application of “Dachshund Nose” black Atlas ink.
- 03.Innards printed on a 19″ × 25″ Heidelberg MO offset printer, on Finch Paper Opaque Smooth 70#T “Bright White,” with a fine, 1-color application of “Canvas Duck” soy-based ISC America ink.
- 04.Bound with bombproof black metal “Double-O” Ring Wire, with appreciation to U.S. Patent #2142816 “Binding Construction and Method,” filed in 1935 by W. Walter Grumbacher.
- 05.Corners rounded to ½” (12.7mm) by a Challenge round-corner machine.
- 06.Planner dimensions are 4¾ × 7½ (121mm x 191mm).
- 07.Planner rules: .227″ (5.78mm). Pretty random, but it worked best that way.
- 08.FIELD NOTES uses only the Futura typeface family (Paul Renner, 1927) in its materials.
- 09.All FIELD NOTES memo books are printed and manufactured in the U.S.A.