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What's All This Then?

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This is our studio site. Among lots of other things, we run Field Notes Brand,
go there right now and spend lots of money. Thanks.

Coudal Partners

Take FTB Anywhere

Contains Field-Tests from: George Saunders, Karen Abbott, Michael Bierut, Randy Cohen, Jonathan Eig, Ben Greenman, Kevin Guilfoile, Steven Heller, Joe Meno, Debbie Millman, Jim DeRogatis and dozens more.

The Book

Because we were itching to give book publishing a try, we're offering the Field-Tested Books collection in a handsome trade paperback. Spanning the globe, and nearly 200 pages, the Field-Tested Books book contains three years of reviews; 143 entries from more than 90 contributors. Take it to the beach, use it to plan your next literary vacation, or keep it in your library for quick reference.

The Field-Tested Books Book, $17 $9



When you purchase the
Field-Tested Books Book and the 2008 Poster together, $41 $24


All prices USD. Shipping via FedEx Ground in the US and Canada, USPS mail everywhere else. Books and poster will ship in separate packages.

Read FTB Online

All the reviews from The Field-Tested Books 2008 Edition are online and so are previous editions and submissions from readers too.

The Posters

It's become a biennial tradition to ask great designers to create a poster for Field-Tested Books.

This year we were very fortunate to have John Solimine of Spike Press create a special, limited-edition, silkscreened poster to accompany the feature. You can see what he's come up with here. The actual poster is 18" x 24," printed in four colors on 100lb French Construction White Wash and would look swell at your summer house, or at your regular home this summer. The edition is just 400, and 100 have already been promised to reviewers and "Blind Faith" buyers, so they're going fast!

The 2008 FTB Poster
by Spike Press, $29 $19

The 2006 FTB Poster
Less than 25 remain
by Aesthetic Apparatus, $19

The 2003 FTB Poster
by The Bird Machine
Edition of 200 SOLD OUT

The Films

Three posters, three artists, three documentaries about the design and printmaking process. Watch 'em here:

2008 John Solimine
of Spike Press

2006 Dan and Mike
of Aesthetic Apparatus

2003 Jay Ryan
of The Bird Machine

What To Read In

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