The Arts and Sciences editions are special because they are much larger than all past Colors editions. Instead of the normal package of three 3.5″ x 5.5″ notebooks you get two large 4.75″ x 7.5″ notebooks with 64 pages each.
The covers feature the normal Futura Bold typeface but unlike past editions “Field Notes” is debossed into the covers as are the little Arts and Sciences logos on the back cover.
The Arts notebook has a “chili” colored cover and features art related references on the inside covers:
The Sciences notebook has an “urban grey” colored cover and features science related references on the inside covers:
The pages in the Arts notebook are lined on one side and blank on the other. The Sciences notebook is a bit more interesting. It features “Engineer’s Graph Lines” on one side and blank pages on the other. The thickest grid lines are the 1″ followed by 0.5″ and 1/10″. I love these graph lines.
The paper in both of these notebooks is the same and like most Field Notes they don’t hold up well to fountain pen ink. There was a good amount of bleed.
Of the two, the Sciences notebook is my favorite. I really like what they did with this edition. I am not sold on this larger format at the moment but I need to spend more time with them. My initial reaction is that they are too big. You can’t put them in a pants or coat pocket.
6 thoughts on “Field Notes Arts and Sciences Edition Review”
I got these as a gift and really love them, especially the Science notebook, but find it hard to get over the non-fountain pen friendliness and am still uncertain about the size.
Thank you for your comment! I haven’t warmed up to the size yet either…to me a notebook this big should have more pages. As to the “non-fountain pen friendliness” I just try and use finer nibs with these books and try not to worry if about bleeding here and there.