• Make Ink – Jason Logan

    Make Ink – Jason Logan

    From designer and artist Jason Logan, founder of the Toronto Ink Company--a citizen science experiment to make eco-friendly, urban ink from street-harvested pigments--Make Ink delves into the history of inkmaking and the science of distilling pigment from the natural world. Foreword by Booker Prize-winning author Michael Ondaatje

    "In my experience, inkmaking is easiest when you are patient and remain open to everything. Some of the most interesting effects of handmade inkmaking happen when the unexpected happens. Wherever it takes you, the ink you make yourself can only be your own color. Follow your instincts. There is no wrong path."
    Readers will learn how to forage for materials such as soot, rust, cigarette butts, peach pits, and black walnut, then how to mix, test, and transform these ingredients into rich, vibrant inks that are sensitive to both place and environment.