Make Ink

BY Jason Logan


In Make Ink, artist Jason Logan delves into the history of ink making and the science of distilling pigment from the natural world. Logan discusses how to forage for materials, such as soot, rust, peach pits, and black walnut, then how to mix, test, and transform these ingredients into rich, vibrant inks. This 192-page hardcover reference is organized by color and features inspiring photography throughout, including a striking series of the artist’s own notebook of ink tests. A conversation piece between Logan and author Michael Ondaatje adds reflections on the importance of ink as a tool for communication. Make Ink combines science, art, and craft in this beautiful ode to ink making.