FNC-17 marks the start of Field Notes fifth year of Quarterly Editions. In that time, they’ve explored a wide variety of papers, colors, and printing techniques, but with this new Expedition edition, for the first time, they've actually expanded the type of paper used in their notebooks. Aesthetically, you’ll find an all-new design with plenty to like: a hi-visibility “Antarctic Survey Orange” front cover and “Polar Night Black” back cover, with a subtle varnish effect featuring a topographic map of Antarctica. The body pages feature Field Notes popular dot-graph paper printed in light gray. But the real innovation here is the paper. It’s maybe not even fair to call it paper. The whole book is printed on Yupo Synthetic paper, an amazing water- and tear-proof paper extruded from polypropylene pellets in Chesapeake, Virginia.