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August 2013 links

Various links we shared via our social network accounts for August 2013:

fuckyeahbookarts

August 15: Found on the web http://fuckyeahbookarts.tumblr.com/

“A blog for creative types interested in the (un)conventional world of Book Arts! Posts here will feature artist’s books, illustration, book binding, typography, sketch-booking, scrap-booking, print-making, paper making, altered books, how to guides, zines, paper engineering and more!”


August 17: Recommended viewing to our journal / notebook buyers. Bullet Journal


game

August 18: Let’s play a game. Name the book based on its word cloud. Post your scores! http://www.sporcle.com/games/ubergerber/word-cloud-titles


 

readingfeast

August 21: How does reading affect your senses? From one of our dear customers, Reading: A Feast for the Senses –http://jennifernon.wordpress.com/2013/08/21/reading-a-feast-for-the-senses/


fieldnotesmanli

August 23: The Manly Tradition of the Pocket Notebookhttp://www.artofmanliness.com/2010/08/23/the-manly-tradition-of-the-pocket-notebook/


And we leave you with image of the month from Twitter user @lilynovels

Books + Cat combo, from Twitter user @lilynovels

bookscat

All images from their appropriate linked website.

Field Notes Colors: The Expedition Edition now available!

Field Notes Expedition

Field Notes: Expedition Edition is the 17th release of the Field Notes Colors special edition.

via Field Notes:

“FNC-17? marks the start of our fifth year of FIELD NOTES COLORS. In that time, we’ve explored a wide variety of papers, colors, and printing techniques, but with this new “EXPEDITION” edition, for the first time, we’ve actually expanded the basic utility of our notebooks.

Aesthetically, you’ll find an all-new design with plenty to like: a hi-visibility “Antarctic Survey Orange” front cover and “Polar Night Black” back cover, with a subtle varnish effect featuring a topographic map of Antarctica. The body pages feature our popular ‘dot grid’ graph paper, printed in light gray.

But the real innovation here is the paper. It’s maybe not even fair to call it paper. The whole book is printed on Yupo Synthetic paper, an amazing water- and tear-proof paper extruded from polypropylene pellets in Chesapeake, Virginia. We could go on and on about our new books’ durability and incredible properties, and we will, in this series of 12 (reasonably) scientific tests:

TEST 1: WATERPROOF (Pass)
TEST 2: VISIBILITY (Pass)
TEST 3: WIND RESISTANCE (Pass)
TEST 4: BALLISTICS (Pass)
TEST 5: VACUUM (Pass)
TEST 6: TENSILE STRENGTH (Pass)
TEST 7: COMPRESSION (Pass)
TEST 8: ACID RESISTANCE (Pass)
TEST 9: FLAME RESISTANCE (Fail, but fun to watch)
TEST 10: EXTREME TEMPERATURE (Pass)

TEST 11: ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES (Pass)
TEST 12: ELECTRICAL RESISTANCE (Pass)

Months of development and testing were required to get these books just right, and we’d like to thank Yupo for their extensive support, as well as the great printers and ink technicians that pitched in to help.

The majority of our customers may not test the limits of these books, but the map of Antarctica is neither hyperbole nor coincidence. We’ll be sending the “EXPEDITION” edition to the South Pole with explorer Ben Saunders as he and his team retrace Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s ill-fated journey to the Pole and back, on foot and unsupported, starting in October 2013. More on that soon.

Field Notes Expedition Ink Test

Note: Synthetic paper is nonporous and doesn’t absorb ink like our conventional papers.

Our new “Expedition” FIELD NOTES are pretty close to invincible, at least by notebook standards, but waterproof paper is nonporous and doesn’t soak up ink like most paper. That’s good in some ways (no bleeding, feathering, or show-through), but it does limit the writing implements you can use. Regular ball-point pens and pencils work fine, but pens that lay down a lot of ink, like fountain pens, rollerballs, and markers, don’t dry as quickly, and may smudge and/or come off on the opposite page (as seen in the last example in the photo).

Your “Expedition” 3-Pack is wrapped in a bellyband made of the same Yupo paper that’s in the books, so (after trying to tear it!) you can test your pens there and see what works best.

Field Notes COLORS: The Expedition Edition and other Field Notes products are exclusively available on Avalon.ph (PhP450.00).

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Moleskine Images from Peter Tan

 

From Peter Tan,

“Three are moleskine while the other 2 are Front Notebook & an old diary.

I am a 30 year old civil engineer working for a engineering design firm in Ortigas. My interests are photography, notebooks, books, pens, stamps, graphics, etc. I usually use Moleskine Square Notebooks, the lines help me in my work sketches & note alignment. I use the square skine for work drawings when in the field where you have to draw without rulers.”

“As you can see the spines are the first to go in my moleskine. I tried other notebooks over the years but always buy a moleskine when I get the chance.”

“The contents of my notebooks are like I said, work sketches, meeting schedules, reminders, contact information. If I have a nice family or travel photo then I just print these in 2R size & paste them on a page with some notes about the picture.”

“After several years when you read the notebooks again, it is like a diary of sorts.”

“I have a flickr account if you want to see some of my “artsy” photography images. – http://www.flickr.com/photos/57857775@N03/

Peter

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