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Field Notes - Two Rivers Edition

Field Notes

  • $ 1500


Pack contains 3 48-page graph-lined memo notebooks. Each book is 3.5" x 5.5".

The Hamilton Manufacturing Company of Two Rivers, Wisconsin, produced much of the wood type used to print America’s headlines and broadsides from 1880 through the mid-20th century. Over the last 15 years, the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum has assembled a must-see collection of printing history and an extensive print shop, attracting printers, students, and designers from around the world. The Museum hosts conferences, workshops, and residencies, providing hands-on access to the museum’s equipment, with the guidance of experienced staff and volunteers.

French Paper supplied four cover stocks for these books: Pop-Tone 100#C “Lemon Drop” and “Sno Cone,” Speckletone 100#C “True White,” and Dur-O-Tone 80#C “Packing Brown Wrap.” We hand-set several designs using Hamilton’s collection of vintage type and ornaments. Hamilton then printed our designs in two random colors on a 1961 Heidelberg GT 13″×18″ windmill press. Randomizing the designs, papers, and colors resulted in thousands of variations. Further variations were introduced thanks to the nature of wood type, letterpress printing, and the music playing in the print shop during the 200+ hours on press.

Back in Chicago, the Field Notes Brand logo and specifications were added with a hit of “Broadside Blue-Black” ink. Then the books were bound with 48 pages of Finch Opaque Smooth 50#T featuring our “Double Knee Duck Canvas” graph grid. Three copper staples hold ’em together. As always, they’re all-U.S.A.-made, with a lot of love from the shores of Lake Michigan.

PLEASE NOTE: NO TWO PACKS OF TWO RIVERS IS THE SAME. YOUR PACK WILL BE PICKED AT RANDOM.

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