Field Notes has seen fit to give us one of their quarterly edition 3-packs tailor made to keep track of those all-important phases of the moon. To paraphrase another admirer of all things lunar, the “Lunacy” mini-collection is one small step for notebooks, but a giant leap for Field Notes.
As the company explains, “Our 32nd Quarterly Edition for Fall 2016 is a perfect example of an idea that started simply and then got a bit out of hand. OK, maybe more than a bit. Originally, our basic concept was to do a 3-Pack of Memo Books celebrating the Harvest Moon. Then somebody asked, ‘What about highlighting the phases of the Moon…?’”
The result is a trio of notebooks that feel like a (die) cut above the attractive-but-ordinary ones we’ve come to expect from Field Notes.
For a start, they’ve cleverly die cut each of the three covers to represent a full moon, half moon, and a crescent – their first die-cut covers to date. Says Field Notes, “The moon that’s visible through the die cut is printed in 4-color on a glossy flyleaf which also includes facts and folklore about earth’s constant companion, as well as a lovely shot of the dark side of the moon in the back of the books.”
On the back cover is an embossed full moon – something that is even more effective thanks to the one-of-a-kind feel of the Neenah Classic Crest Epic Black Stipple on which it’s printed. The embossed Field Notes logo on the front stands out all the more thanks to a subtle varnish. Black staples complete the whole “dark side of the moon” effect.
Do you have to be a lunatic to find yourself embracing this “Lunacy” 3-pack? Of course not…but (all together now) it helps.