Make Ink - A Foragers Guide to Natural Inkmaking. By Jason Logan

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Jason Logan is a wildly talented artist who forages from Toronto’s railbeds, ravines, parks, and gutters to create ink — the true lifeblood of civilization. This gorgeous book shows how he does it, and includes a wonderful conversation with someone who ma

In 2014, Logan founded the Toronto Ink Company as a citizen science experiment to make eco-friendly urban ink from street-harvested pigments. In Make Ink, Logan delves into the history of inkmaking and the science of distilling pigment from the natural world. 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. Organized by colour, and featuring lovely minimalist photography throughout, Make Ink combines science, art, and craft to instill the basics of ink making and demonstrate the beauty and necessity of engaging with one of mankind’s oldest tools of communication.

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