Although all paper comes from trees, the latest Field Notes seasonal release is literally made of wood. The brand’s Spring 2014 “Shelterwood” edition features covers made from actual American cherry wood, sliced ever-so-thin and bonded to a substrate of kraft paper for durability. Thanks to the natural texture of the wood, no two “Shelterwood” memo books are the same. The wood covers are sustainably produced, with just a few 60″ logs converted into 5,000 feet of what’s called sheer veneer. The covers are left uncoated with text printed in a triple-hit of ghostflower white, which remains slightly opaque. Inside covers are mossy green text on kraft paper, the guts of the books are finch fine soft white 70 lb. text stock, ruled in maidenhair green and bound together with three sturdy gold staples. The “Shelterwood” memo books are now available online for $9.95 USD, limit four per customer.
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