Field Notes’ 60th Quarterly Limited Edition for Fall 2023 is “Birch Bark.” It’s as simple, elegant, and austere as its name-sake tree. The genus Betula is known for its white, papery bark. You see this evoked here in the new Field Notes Birch Bark by speckled 110# Mohawk Loop “Snow” cover stock, heavily debossed with just a hint of warm gray. Did you know this is a limited edition of only 24,000 packs?
First of all, bright green birch leaves turn radiant yellow in the autumn. When the leaves are gone in the winter, with snow on the ground, a birch stand becomes colorless. It’s a perfect subject for dreamy black-and-white photos. These three seasonal stages are echoed in the green, yellow, and black staples of the Field Notes Birch Bark books in each 3-Pack. You also see it in the graph colors of the 60# Finch Opaque body paper. I think that’s really fun to have the graph colors match the staple colors.
Above all, this is a simple, practical edition. As a successor to centuries of notes, proclamations and lists inscribed on birch bark, this is perfect. It’s also a throwback to Field Notes’ own past Fall releases, like long-sold-out favorites “Mackinaw Autumn,” “Fire Spotter,” and “Shenandoah.” Notably, these are 3.5” x 5.5”, which makes it the perfect fit for your pants pocket, purse, shirt pocket, etc. Practical and portable, Field Notes is an awesome travel companion for on-the-go notetaking.
Finally, we hope you’ll find these useful for journaling and note-taking this fall. I find this paper suitable for all modes of writing instrument use. Therefore, your fountain pens, rollerballs, ballpoints, and pencils will all hold up on this paper. As Robert Frost told us, “One could do worse than be a swinger of birches.”
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