Field Notes “Mile Marker” Edition

Field Notes’ latest quarterly release for spring 2019, the “Mile Marker” edition, is all about something near and dear to my heart: the US Interstate Highway System.

These memo books were made with road trippers in mind:

They’re perfect for laying out routes, recording mileage, and noting the various roadside attractions and oddities you’ve spotted along the way.

…and contain all the paper-and-ink nerdery you’ve come to expect from Field Notes:

The bright, beefy covers are made from Westrock Tango 12pt C1S and covered with Pantone Toyo inks as specified by the awesome US DOT Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices. They’ve also been stamped with holographic Crown Foil so they’re easy to spot in the beams of your headlights. They’re bound with black and white staples, with innards featuring a “Horizon Mist Gray” Dot-Graph pattern on 60#T Domtar Lynx.


If you have a year-long subscription with Field Notes (or start a new one today), you’ll receive their handy, foldable National Highway Map alongside the memo book 3-pack. It was designed in collaboration with Cameron Booth, who adds some context to this project on his Transit Maps blog:

Although this “Mile Marker” map is inspired by my older “Highways of the USA” map, almost everything has been completely redrawn and re-evaluated – with thicker route line weights for the smaller print size, new labelling set in all-caps Futura Bold to match the Field Notes house style, and new icons for highway route number designations. This map shows all two-digit Interstate highways as well as the “major” U.S. Numbered Highways (those ending in “0” or “1”, as defined by AASHTO*) in thinner grey lines. This struck a good balance between simplicity and complexity while allowing the map to retain its distinctive bold graphic style.

Get a 3-pack of the “Mile Marker” Edition for $13 at Field Notes. If you’re not a year-long subscriber but still want that National Highway Map, you can buy it separately for $8.