Going Dark: Field Notes' Autumn Trilogy Release

For us confirmed stationery nerds, a new, limited edition subscription release is the highlight of the quarter. Challenge is, with social media coverage within niche groups so rabid, it's nearly impossible to have the joy-like thrill of Christmas morning when the package arrives. Spoilers abound EVERYWHERE and there is only one way to ensure opening the package will be a surprise.

And so I went "dark." I hid my icons to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, (and had to do this on laptop, desktop, iPhone, iPad). Then I set up a Gmail filter to avoid seeing the announcement email when it came over. Worked pretty well, and the only news I couldn't avoid was the release was called Autumn Trilogy. Since it's the fall 2019 release, no surprise on the name.

Fortunately, my avoidance efforts worked. The release announcement, and no doubt multiple spoilers, came out yesterday, Tuesday. And through the benefit of being fairly close to Chicago, my package arrived today, Wednesday. So unlike our ancestral cave dwellers, I only had to spend a brief time being "in the dark."

This release is a stunner, and (recorders on and historians to note) just may be my all-time favorite Field Notes release. Let me repeat that: All. Time. Favorite.

The attention to detail in this release is amazing, clever, and hits the spot (at least, my spot). Since autumn is my favorite season, orange my favorite color, trees my favorite thing in nature, and pocket notebooks with 70#, fountain-pen friendly ruled paper my paper-format of choice, what else could this be but my new favorite? I see more packs of this coming to my mailbox soon since I believe this issue will sell out quickly.

The following post is an older review I wrote when I had the Ink & Core review blog. I'll pull in the better posts and share here, plus new posts on views and fresh reviews.

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