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Live Layer Tennis Season 4

Game On

Friday, Elliot Jay Stocks faced Ryan Putnam in live Layer Tennis, with Ben Greenman in the play-by-play booth. Thanks to our pals at Adobe Creative Cloud for making fun like that possible. Do you want to play?

Field Notes For Fall

The Unexposed Edition


Free Vehicle ID System

In Lieu of Depicting Your Family as Ugly Stick-People on Your Rear Windshield

We have word that two readers in New York City, who followed our guidelines for updating their vehicle identification systems, pulled up alongside each other at a traffic light and celebrated their common bond by honking and pointing. Excellent. More recently, John Heslop's vintage Toyota HiAce is looking badass in Wales. Our plot is beginning to take hold. Write for yours free today, but hurry, we only have tens of thousands left. BTW, who has a green Mini Cooper with the Fleet sticker in Chicago?

New on The Deck

McSweeney’s Internet Tendency

Those people who have assumed that we built The Deck by simply throwing together an ad network from our personal list of favorite bookmarks will find further confirmation of their suspicions in today's announcement. We're happy to say that McSweeney's Internet Tendency has joined us.

If you have a product or service that could benefit by being in front of millions of smart, curious, mostly good-looking people, give us a shout. We're booking Q3 and Q4 schedules now.

One From Way Way Back

How Do You Spell Courage?

"How do you spell courage?" For the proper effect, check the trailer first and then please take a few minutes (eleven actually) to watch our short feature film about words, pictures and bravery, Copy Goes Here.

Stuff About Stanley Kubrick

I am putting myself to
the fullest possible use which is all, I think, that any conscious entity can ever hope to do

As you probably have noticed over the last fifteen years, we're a bit of obsessed with the films of Stanley Kubrick. Check this sweet collection of behind-the-scenes photos from the set of 2001 and find tons more stuff in our big, messy archive of Kubrickian links.

Origins of the Universe

It Came From
Outer Space,
and Other Places

Context vs. Brevity from Michael Heilemann of Kitbashed, who released his film on the origins of Star Wars recently. The two hour film is highly recommended. The painting above is by Ralph McQuarrie.

New in The MoOM

Ways of Seeing

There's something for everyone in the Spring Exhibitions at our Museum of Online Museums. Like most cultural institutions, The MoOM needs the support of the community to survive. Well, not really, since we don't have a building or a staff or even those cheap little round colored badges that you hook on your collar when you attend... We do however have a new version of The MoOM Mug, which is available exclusively to benefactors.

Spring Summer Fall Winter

To Every Season

Roughly every three months since January of 2009, we have introduced a seasonal release of Field Notes. With a couple exceptions these have all been limited-editions and have all sold out quickly. Thanks for that. You can see and read about them here and also in our Obsessive's Guide videos where we chat about the "making of" each release.

Each edition was made available to our Field Notes email list first and was offered in 3-Packs and by a year-long subscription, for those wanting to collect them all and to make sure they don't miss out on one. Subscribers frequently get extra and exclusive items with their shipments. While they last, you can start a subscription right now with our current release, The Arts & Sciences Edition. The Fall edition is on press now and is a radical departure from previous releases and if we can pull off what we have planned for winter, you are surely going to want to be a part of that too.

JC at Creative Mornings

The Problem With Doing a Project in
Your Spare Time is That There isn’t Any

Here's Jim's presentation from the inaugural edition of Chicago Creative Mornings. Thanks to Tina, Mig, Gravity Tank and everyone who showed up.

How'd That Get There?

Regarding That
Recent Order

Customer service at the Field Notes Brand Midwest HQ is handled one order at a time.

September Guest Jeremy J. Quinn


Jeremy J. Quinn (jq) is an architect with a multidisciplinary practice, JJQAD, which is based in Los Angeles and just celebrated its one-year anniversary. His work spans the fields of architecture, graphic design, installation art, set design and experimental music and often takes the form of collaborations with other creative people in many fields. His days are packed, exploring the wilderness surrounding LA, checking out the burgeoning LA art and design scenes and trying to get back some of his high school skateboarding skills. He can be found at @JeremyJQuinn and, more often on Tumblr, posting photos from his trusty Yashica medium format camera. For the month of September, he'll be right here with us, serving as our Guest Editor

A list of all the brilliant people who have helped us by guest editing Fresh Signals can be found here.

Other recent features are listed on Page Two.

Fresh Signals

"Just a quick recording outside my house, please use how you like I don't want any credit (AS I DESERVES NO CREDITS) I mean come on anyone can stand with a microphone and record outside! So go ahead and take it." A big, special thanks to Drewy685 for his recording. sd-09.19

"That Stranger Who Showed Up In Town Sure Looks a Lot Like My Dead Father Who Was Murdered Years Ago When I Was Just a Kid But It Couldn't Be Because I Saw Pa Killed With My Own Eyes Though Looks Can Be Deceiving, Especially Since I Lost My Eyesight In That Horrible Fire Last June. ms-09.19

Sir George Martin makes a martini. Via Michael Kauffman. jc-09.19

Sam's Club is selling barrels of Jack Daniels. JC, can I borrow 10k? mcj-09.19

Sweet Linocut Prints by Eric Rewitzer. Via Things Mag. jc-09.19

Find your city and make your plans for the apocalypse with the Zombie Safe Zone Maps. Via Cool Material. ms-09.19

Aurora Substorm-Real Time. ms-09.19

For BB, a European football stadium quiz, which team plays where? ms-09.19

I busted out some 3-D glasses from an old VHS of "The Polar Express" and watched this ten times last night. bb-09.18

What do Afghan Kyrgyz nomads eat? bb-09.18

A Million Times, an installation by Humans since 1982. What time is it? More info from The Fox Is Black. jc-09.18

Oh dear, vertigo at my desk. ms-09.18

A Brief History of Citröen, Parts One and Two. By Rain Noe. jc-09.18

Nick Acosta wondered what Star Trek would have looked like had it been released using the in the Cinerama aspect ratio. Via john Martz. jc-09.18

For goodness sake, how is it we don't yet have one of these in the studio? ms-09.18

So you know, the chemicals behind the colours of Autumn Leaves. ms-09.18

"A schoolboy pops into the library to find a book on taxation in the Ottoman empire - this is his first mistake."A sneak peek at Haruki Murakami's illustrated The Strange Library. jc-09.18

Totally over the top, a bit schmaltzy and even predictable. But just great Made in New York. Thanks DJ. jc-09.18

Cartoon Bombing from Troqman. Is the drawing bombing the photo or is it the other way around? jc-09.18

FILM FX_L3.0. ms-09.18

"I am the ultimate fighter! I am the master of the Satsui no Hadou! I am...Steve! I work in the finance department, I think we met during that training session the other week. Yeah, I'm good, how are you? Cool, cool. Hey, how does my hair look? 'Like a volcano that's erupting candy floss instead of lava but somehow stupider than that?' ' Oh." ms-09.18

I didn't know Canada had a "Walk of Fame," but now that I do I'm sure glad to see these fellows are on it. jc-09.17

Everyone bookmark this Enigma Machine Simulator. From now on we'll post Fresh Signals in code. bb-09.17

Auction catalog of the Ray Bradbury estate, including some lovely cover art sketches by Joesph Mugnaini. jc-09.17

Shooting a new Ref video. Sadly, my idea to copy this video frame-for frame didn't get approved. bb-09.17

Relink. Arrested Motion has some samples from Kubrick - An Art Show Tribute, plus this one by Bartosz Kosowski. The show is currently showing at Art Spoke in San Francisco and looks great. jc-09.17

"No future generation will know the joy of biking through the blistering Central Texas heat and slipping into the cool embrace of Hastings while the Knack or Blue Oyster Cult chases away the summer doldrums." ms-09.17

Every wonder about the Figure in Figure Skating? It's actually quite literal. And things get complicated in Ice Dancing. jq-09.17

My commute today felt exactly like this. ms-09.17

John Gruber on the new iPhones and some thoughts on the watch. jc-09.17

Photographs from the past, colorized. Great browse, via OMGFG Co. jc-09.17

Today's Office Digital Edition, by Jan Chipchase. jc-09.17

Walk. Don't Walk. Dance! jc-09.17

Not everyone who jumps off cliffs is doing it for an energy drink commercial... some people just like to jump off things. This is how it's done around LA. jq-09.17

Only brilliant, the entire Harry Potter saga in one comic. ms-09.17

Glad I don't work in Death Valley, high of 114 degrees. LA had a measly 104. jq-09.17

From photographer Bernhard Lang, Aerial Views. ms-09.17

GQ names our fair town as America's Best Drinking City 2014. ms-09.17

Meet the Ipsums, by Tim Holman and Claudio Guglieri. Yes! jc-09.16

7685 Frames of Netherlands. ms-09.16

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