Unfinished Objects
By: Matthew Battles | Categories: Codebreaking

The latest wrinkle from Field Notes, the Moleskine killer notebook brand created by omnicapable hipster design studio Coudal Partners: the unfinished notebook. You set the logo on the cover yourself using dry-transfer type like the once-indispensable Letraset kits. They’re available for a limited time only, in three-packs and… in quarterly subscriptions as well.

Of course, your notebook doesn’t have to say “FIELD NOTES”; you’re an individual after all. Be creative! But it had better be witty and insouciant — your network will notice if it isn’t. And whatever your notebook ends up saying, there are a lot of letters left. Look around: the refrigerator, the fishbowl, the guitar… the world is filled with unfinished objects.

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Matthew Battles, Hilobrow's cofounder, has written about language, history, and the natural world for many publications. When he makes poems, he puts them here. A fellow at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society, he's also the author of Library, An Unquiet History.