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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Field Notes Spring COLORS are now shipping and we’re calling them the “Dry Transfer _______ Edition.”

Burnish in the blank, man!

My stash came in just 20 minutes ago and man, I ripped that box open like a gorilla and am here to tell you: You need some of these. So cool.

Easy to use, with this cosmic sense of, “So this is how they used to do it, eh?” and equally, this overwhelming cerebral landslide along the lines of, “Man, we’ve got it good these days.” We have no idea. Have respect for the folks who came before us! A different time.

RIGHT OUT OF THE BOX: Here’s our first two. On the first one we got a little “burnish happy” and went to town, just rubbing away as if our life depended upon. That big blast of Futura Bold was too good to pass up. And our second one, a tribute to our little buddy we gave back to the universe in August. For Gary. Transferred!

MULTIPLE USES: Hell, all hopped on this stuff, we left a little “public service announcement” for a coworker. On our lunchroom table. Done. Transferred!

YOU GOTTA BE ON THE BALL: This stuff puts you to the test! Check my centering on this one. Not my finest moment, but the spirit’s there. Transferred!

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THERE’S EVEN A MOVIE OUT TO HELP YOU ALONG: Produced by Field Notes Midwest, you DO NOT want to miss this one. Here you go. Click the link below, and be transformed. Er, transferred!

REQUIRED VIEWING: “You And Your Dry Transfer Edition” featuring Field Notes’ very own Bryan Bedell.

Field Notes: Dry Transfer Edition Instructions from Coudal Partners on Vimeo.

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GOING FAST: “Dry Transfer _______ Edition.” Act now. Burnish away, friends.

Special thanks to Field Notes Midwest for knocking it out of the park on this. Seriously, I can’t even take how awesome these kits are. Thank you!

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01. Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska
02. Anthrax - Among The Living
03. Idaho - People Like Us Should Be Stopped
04. Red Fang - Red Fang
05. Kort - Invariable Heartache

There Are 9 Comments

Hell yes!

Posted by: Doug Wilson on 03/18/11 at 3:39 PM

Awesome! That is such a killer idea. I’m definitely going to have to get me one of these! I Loved the instructional video too. Keep on fighting the good fight and all that.

Posted by: Chip Truex on 03/18/11 at 5:35 PM

Wow! I went to art school from 1991 - 1993, and ALL of my assignments incorporated rub-off type until we finally were introduced to the computer two quarters before graduating. I miss buying rub-off type and getting photo stats of my finished art. Thanks for bringing this back!

Posted by: erica on 03/19/11 at 11:26 AM

F-ing love dry transfer letters. As soon as I got the e-mail from Field Notes I immediately ordered two packs.

Posted by: Grace on 03/21/11 at 10:55 AM

Goddammit, you’re a nerd…a soon to be rich-er nerd.

Draplin, good work.

Posted by: Basher on 03/22/11 at 8:49 AM

These are so great that it almost makes me hate you.
And the video kills, especially the intro.
Keep up the good work!

Posted by: Chris k on 03/22/11 at 1:13 PM

Mine just arrived yesterday and they’re freakin’ sick!

Posted by: Andrew on 03/24/11 at 10:13 AM

fuckin’ genius Draps! Haven’t used rub-down type since makin’ FLOW skate zine in the 80’s. realgood®

Posted by: jon baugh on 03/24/11 at 2:26 PM

Hey cousin,

I ordered and just received a set of these. Awesome idea! Love em’!

Posted by: Scott Steele on 03/29/11 at 3:12 PM
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