Field Notes: The Memo Book Archive

by 28 mayo 2012

Es genial cuando alguien te llega a transmitir toda su pasión por algo con un vídeo que apenas dura 8 minutos. Y cuando la pasión es algo tan especial o hasta raro, como lo pueden ser las libretitas y sus diseños que usaban los agricultores yankis en estos últimos 100 años, ya le puedes ponerle ganas para vender la moto… Pero si, la vende y la vende muy bien. Es muy grande Aaron James Draplin.

For the release of our 14th seasonal limited edition, we decided it was about time to get back to our roots. Field Notes in general, and the new “National Crop Edition” specifically, owe their existence to a tradition of promotional memo books distributed to American farmers over the last hundred years by seed, tractor, and other agricultural companies.

Field Notes co-founder Aaron Draplin has been collecting these for years, “rescuing them” from obscurity. He talks about Field Notes’ ancestry in this film, From Seed, and we’re happy to present an ever-growing collection of our “family tree” for your perusal. The“National Crop Edition” is available now in custom boxed 6-packs and as part of a yearly COLORS SUBSCRIPTION.

Portland/CreativeMornings – Aaron James Draplin

Our speaker at the March 2012 Portland/CreativeMornings was Aaron James Draplin ( The event was generously hosted by Ziba ( and sponsored by 52 Limited ( Many thanks to Pro Photo Supply ( for lending us the gear to capture the talk and to Paul Searle ( for shooting and editing this video.

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