Field Notes have received a lot of press over the past couple of weeks. First, they were declared to be “all the rage” on the Today Show. A day or two later Reuter’s featured Field Notes on their site. This promoted me to look at the Field Notes site again, and as I was going through some of the older editions from the Colors series, I noticed that most of the colors they’ve featured are derived from things in the temperate north.
Nice enough, but out here in the Southwest, we don’t see the golds of Mackinaw Autumn and it’s generally to hot to grow the marigolds that came with the Spring 2010 Packet of Sunshine edition. I decided to pitch my own color scheme for Spring of 2011 and send it on to the staff at Field Notes. I called it Spring in the Desert and the color scheme is derived from a cactus flower typical of the ones you see in the desert Southwest as we move through spring. I used Adobe Illustrator to mock up the covers and sent the image on to them, if you like this, give them a shout and let them know.
Here’s the image that inspired the color palette.