Located in the United States Midwest, Chicago stands out as a cultural hub with the Chicago River, Lake Michigan and Sears Tower (ahem, we mean, Willis Tower). As the headquarters of Field Notes, it was appropriate that they create an edition to celebrate their hometown and America's Second City.
The cover is Field Notes standard French Paper Co. Dur-O-Tone 80#C "Packing Brown Wrap" featuring Chicago's iconic blue and red city flag. Inside, you’ll find a set of Chicago-centric Practical Applications, and Field Notes standard Finch 50#T "Bright White" graph paper. To paraphrase Nelson Algren, Chicago may not always love you back, but your Chicago Field Notes will always be there for you. There’s no better place to keep track of Italian beef joints, Blackhawks point streaks, neighborhood bars, Mayoral election calendars, and parking dibs.
Sold as a 3-pack.
Proudly printed by the good people of Service Graphics, Inc., Oakbrook Terrace, IL
Cover: French Dur-O-Tone 80#C "Packing Brown Wrap," with a thick, brute force, 1-color application of "Dachshund Nose" black soy-based Toyo ink
Innards: Finch Paper Opaque Smooth 50#T "Bright White," with a fine, 1-color application of "Double Knee Duck Canvas" light brown soy-based Toyo ink
Cover printed on a Mitsubishi Diamond Series 40" 6-color printing press
Innards printed on a Miller TP104 28" × 40" 2-color printing press
Bound by a Heidelberg ST350 "Stitchmaster" 8-pocket saddle stitcher, with appreciation to Samuel Slocum, George W. McGill, and William J. Brown, the "Founding Fathers of the Staple."
Corners precisely rounded to 3/8" (9.5mm) by a CRC round-corner machine
Graph grid: 3/16" × 3/16" (4.7mm x 4.7mm)
Memo book dimensions are 3½" × 5½" (89mm x 140mm)
Field Notes uses only the Futura typeface family (Paul Renner, 1927) in its materials
All Field Notes memo books are printed and manufactured in the U.S.A.