Field Notes' latest, limited-edition, seasonal release is all about color change.
You know how when you turn your face up into the bright sunlight, even on the coldest winter day, it can totally lift your mood? Well, that’s what the "Snowblind" is all about.
At first glance, it’s a wintry white-on-white, but take “Snowblind” out into the sunlight, and it’s a whole different story.
The covers are silk-screened with two custom inks. The Field Notes logo is a pearlescent “interference” ink that glimmers and sparkles, and the rest of the book is coated in a nearly-magical “photochromic” ink that changes color when exposed to sunlight.
The body pages are 60# Finch Opaque text paper marked with a very faint grey graph, and the books are bound with glossy white staples.
Direct sunlight works best. Most types of glass filter a great deal of UV light, so the color-change effect is greatly diminished through a window. The effect is also diminished early or late in the day when the sun passes through the atmosphere at a greater angle.
Long-term exposure to UV light will fade the ink and reduce the color-changing effect, so keep the books out of direct sunlight when you’re not using them.
Create temporary images and patterns on your books with stencils, household objects, plants, or photo negatives. Any object that casts an interesting shadow will work.