Field Notes notebooks have garnered a great deal of press for their pocket friendly field notebooks. Though they clearly are not the only notebooks on the market, they do tend to communicate their story well, personalizing the relationship between the user, the notebook, and the notebook manufacturer. Their latest jump into giving you a personal view of their notebooks comes through this visit to the reknown French Paper Company Factory who make the 80 pound brown paper covers used on Field Notes. “French Paper, located on the St. Joseph River in Niles, Michigan, is a tiny mill by industry standards, but a big name in most designers’ hearts. French’s whole aesthetic (largely based on their long-standing relationship with CSA Design) and their always-up-to-date variety of papers and colors has made them very popular, and their environmental policies have brought them even more attention lately.”
Check out the photos and essay on The French Paper Co. at Field Notes.