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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Five Kinds of Black

This just finished for customer Jason Logan  at The Toronto Ink Company who is in the fascinating trade of making ink by hand from peach pits, sea shells and other unlikely materials.  Photographs are by Kristn Sjaarda.


This modification of a classic "clamshell" box combined with Jason's "advertising" graphics made for a dual purpose structure that shows off the five bottles of Jason's hand made ink while protecting the  bottles in transit.  Jason liked how the reference to the clamshell box's usual use in libraries to house valuable books went sympathetically with the notion of the ink as a material in the creation of manuscripts both ancient and modern.