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2018 Wish List

2018 Wish List

Oddly enough, I got a few things from my 2017 Wish List that I'll quickly recap here. Palomino didn't release a FULL TIME natural pencil with the extra firm core, but they did release one as a subscriber extra. They also brought back the Palomino HB! Field Notes did in fact release a larger edition available full time in the Pitch Black Note Book. All things I asked for in last year's wish list.

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Favorites of 2017

Favorites of 2017

2017 flew by, and I'm glad, because it was kind of a sucky year for nearly everyone involved. But, ultimately, it was a good year for Lead Fast. The site grew faster and bigger than I expected. I launched a shop with some stickers to help fund it, and the response was beyond what I expected...thanks to you! I couldn't have built the site without the help of some cool people in this community.

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Field Notes 2017 Recap

Field Notes 2017 Recap

At first glance, it seemed to me that Field Notes had a slow year, but after I looked back, it was actually a lot busier than I had initially thought. It's likely that I just didn't succumb to as much FOMO as I did in years past, and I skipped a few releases, mainly the simple collaborations. There was also a little bit of drama with them this year, first with the quality control of some of the early 2017 items, then with the tone-deaf collaboration with Abercrombie & Fitch towards the latter part of the year. First, I'll dig into the Quarterly releases, then we'll talk about the other stuff.

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Field Notes Resolution Review

Field Notes Resolution Review

Just in time for the holidays, Field Notes has released their winter limited edition set, Resolution. With this set, you get two Checklist Journals and a 56 week planner (which they call the Date Book), with one week per page. A couple things about this set confuse me a bit, but it's not an overall dud.

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In Pictures: Bellroy + Field Notes Everyday Inspiration Cover

Field Notes Dime Novel Review

Field Notes Dime Novel Review

Inspired by 19th century publications of the same name, the Dime Novel edition from Field Notes is quite a departure from what they're known for, both in design and theme. This is the 36th quarterly limited release, and only the third to come in a size different from the standard. While I don't have much love for this edition, I find the story behind it very interesting and very Field Notes.

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