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The designers behind Field Notes, the small-run high-quality notebook start-up, often look to the past for design ideas. For their first line of notebooks, they collected dozens of vintage farmers' pocket memo pads and mined them for ideas about typography, colors, and even imagery.

For its latest line, the company dropped the agricultural aesthetic and took design cues from the iconography and classic look of vintage road atlases and travel memo pads. Each notebook comes with 48 "looseleaf blue" lined pages, and is finished with a copper staple on the spine. They appropriately titled the throwback collection "America The Beautiful."

The "America The Beautiful" series is for sale in Field Notes' online shop, where you can also click through an awesome notebook archive.