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Number of Counties in Oklahoma: 77
The Field Notes County Fair edition. Our tribute to the 50 states.
"One climbs, one sees. One descends, one sees no longer, but one has seen." —Rene Daumal. Why did we do it? Because it is there. Or was anyhow. Presenting Above the Sun, a true story.
It's often lost in the candy-coated, super-styled proceedings of the holiday, but Halloween is really all about departed souls and dealing with loss.
Since 2004, we have been doing our part to encourage acrimony and hard feelings at family gatherings. Face it, you'll probably fight about something at your next get-together, it might as well be something important, like whether or not you're in the two percent of the world's population that Albert Einstein purportedly claimed could solve this puzzle. So... Who Owns The Fish?
We have word that two readers in New York City, who followed our guidelines for updating their vehicle identification systems, pulled up alongside each other at a traffic light and celebrated their common bond by honking and pointing. Excellent. More recently, John Heslop's vintage Toyota HiAce is looking badass in Wales. Our plot is beginning to take hold. Write for yours free today, but hurry, we only have tens of thousands left. BTW, who has a green Mini Cooper with the Fleet sticker in Chicago?
Can you really clean your computer keyboard in the dishwasher? With the help of the RinseCam 9000, Michele created a short film to find out, Shift Option Rinse.
RIP Ed Grothus who we met while we were in Los Alamos, New Mexico. We were looking for locations for one film project and on the way we discovered a lot more about the town and its people than we bargained for. So we made a different film and called it Laboratory Conditions. We're showing it in five episodes.
This film documents our latest project from the workshop. More on our newest limited release, "The Northerly Edition" at Field Notes. 3packs of this bright white and silver release are now sold out but there are still a few available as part of a COLORS subscription.
Herb Lubalin and Tony DiSpigna's 1974 release for ITC, Serif Gothic doesn't get the kind of attention that sparked a recent (and overdone) Avant Garde revival but it speaks for itself when set tight, in all-caps for a short declarative headline, especially one that needs a sort of non whiz-bangy science-fiction feel. Suggested pairing: Univers 65 Bold.
So you know. We've seen a little pick-up in Pinsetter orders lately so we thought we'd let you know that Pinsetter is still, um, setting pins.
A lovely photo by Chris Mueller with prop styling by Elise McMahon for the "Modern Americana" section of Fast Company's just-released United States of Design issue, which is also available as an innovative iPad app. We're more than a little excited to have our Field Notes Brand products included in this curated collection of Made in the USA products. Thanks for that.
A quick trip back to Freeport, Illinois and one of our most popular films. Think of it as "How It's Made" with much cooler music, awesome people and hot, nasty, metal-on-paper printing action. The making of Field Notes, Wings. We're working on the brand-spanking new Fall Edition right now. Sign up for a COLORS subscription so you don't miss a single seasonal release.
Last night in NYC, there was a Pythagorean Party at the Flatiron Building.
Slate's review of a book about drum machines will send you racing to find a lot of great songs.
Imbibe magazine gives us their 2013 Gift Guide.
Creative Spark has a great interview with designer James White.
"As an ultimate prove that there are no limits to what can be made out of a uncut square piece of paper I plan to fold a life-size replica of an elephant.
So great, 2013 Movie Trailer Mashup.
For the golfer in your life, the Golf Club Wine Bottle holder.
On your next trip to London, be sure to grab the Craft Beer Map London.
"I swallowed my first mouthful of our pre-dinner energy drink just now and asked Tarka how old he reckoned the ice that we were consuming was. 'Oh', he said, 'no more than a couple of thousand years.'" Blue Ice Day 42 of The Scott Expedition.
So you know, how to kern type perfectly. Well, that's one way I guess.
What ever else you say about her you have to admit Jennifer Lawrence sure has some fine technique.
A list of lists of the best photos of 2013, from jason Kottke.
"In another raucous drinking bout in a 1609 Cheshire alehouse, one drinker repeatedly blasted a trumpet to call together all the drunkards." Seventeenth-Century Drinking Songs and the Challenges of Hearing the Past, by Mark Hailwood.
Have you created a world-changing contraption? Now is your chance to show your smarts, enter the Popular Science 8th Annual Invention Awards.
World's Largest Gingerbread House.
So you know, how to make your own major publishing house.
One Launcher to Rule Them All.
Dinosaurs! What the F*ck? is a blog devoted to exposing dinosaurs for the murder oriented monstrosities they were, promoting preparations for the likelihood of their return, and outing those people who support the dinosaur agenda."
The neighborhood hasn't been the same since Magritte moved in.
Happy Repeal Day!
Not for the faint-hearted, Moab Towers and Magic Backpacks. Gah, my palms are sweating....
Trailer for White Raindeer.
As everyone is excited by the live Sound of Music tonight, you can watch a streaming version of the last big live TV event: Stephen Frears' 2000 remake of Fail Safe, staring George Clooney, Richard Dreyfuss, and Harvey Keitel, among a whole host of others. Still holds up.
Numberphile's collection of advertising for watches, which by and large always has the product set for 10:10.
First performed in Paris on this date back in 1830, Symphonie Fantastique.
"The point of my keeping a notebook has never been, nor is it now, to have an accurate factual record of what I have been doing or thinking..." Joan Didion on Keeping a Notebook.
2015 Ford Mustang. Bam.
I look forward to this every year, Matthew Baldwin's The 2013 Good Gift Games Guide at The Morning News.
X-ray couples by Ayako Kanda and Mayuka Hayashi.
Looking forward to arguing this one at the bar, Jordan Hoffman ranks the Coen Brothers films.
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A post from our monthly guest editor. The complete listing af all the people we owe favors can be found here.
We love these products so much we even paid for them.
A post with this icon may well end up in our Museum of Online Museums.
About Depth of Field.
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A Friday Drink Link. Hic.
Film feed. Short attention span video theater.
Having to do with our Field Notes Brand.
What we just talked about at lunch.
We hated the options available for custom packaging DVDs and CDs so we created a brand that gives creative professionals and hobbyists the tools to make great stuff. Here's a bit from the latest Jewelboxing weblog entry:
"Clients are always stunned at the result, almost to the point of being speechless, shocked that their faces are so artfully placed on a professional DVD cover. I couldn't be happier with Jewelboxing and I think I can say the same thing for my clients as well." Read the entire post.
Pinsetter: Spell with buttons.
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