Field Notes 2014 Hand Drawn Calendar

by on January 17, 2014
in art, design, life

Every January I look around all of the local shops in Seattle for the perfect everyday carry monthly planner. Every year I am frustrated and eventually disappointed that no one seems to produce an option with the following features:

  • Small everyday carry format
  • High quality paper w/ grid or dot grid – where pens wont bleed though
  • Section for quarterly goals planning
  • Section for quarterly monthly planning
  • Standard monthly calendar
  • Minimal clean aesthetic
  • Good use of horizontal format

Because I am a designer by trade, aesthetics, integration with my existing everyday tools, and quality are really important to me.

To this end I have taken matters literally into my own hands. Using a .05 Uni Jetstream in red and black, a straight edge, and a red Field Notes notebook I have drawn exactly the feature set above by hand.

I am quite pleased with the results, the utility, the feature set, and the fact that I can carry this with my other Field Notes make this a clear win for me.

Finally I decided at the encouragement of a college of mine to snap a few quick photos, write this post, and attempt to lobby the fine folks at Field Notes to consider actually producing such a notebook.

Field Notes 2014 Hand Drawn Calendar - Cover

Field Notes 2014 Hand Drawn Calendar – Cover

Field Notes 2014 Hand Drawn Calendar - Interior

Field Notes 2014 Hand Drawn Calendar – Interior

Field Notes 2014 Hand Drawn Calendar - Quarterly Goals

Field Notes 2014 Hand Drawn Calendar – Quarterly Goals

Field Notes 2014 Hand Drawn Calendar - Quarterly Calendar

Field Notes 2014 Hand Drawn Calendar – Quarterly Calendar

Field Notes 2014 Hand Drawn Calendar - Monthly Calendar

Field Notes 2014 Hand Drawn Calendar – Monthly Calendar

If there is demand and interest out there speak up! I would totally volunteer my design services pro-bono simply for the opportunity to work with such awesome people, products, and to make this concept a real product.

Perhaps if you have a similar need every January why not pile on with comments, share this, and lets get some momentum behind this together!
Cheers,
-Kynan Antos

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One Response to “Field Notes 2014 Hand Drawn Calendar”
  1. kim says:

    Really cool idea you have. Thanks for sharing. Hope Field Notes takes a look.

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