The Colour of Ink

Brian D. Johnson
2022 - Documentary - 105 min

Homegrown cinema

The Colour of Ink

English, Spanish, Japanese

Ink is our primal medium. It has always been with us, inscribing the evolution of humanity. La couleur de l’encreuncovers the medium’s mystery and power through the eyes of Jason Logan, a visionary Toronto inkmaker. Working with ingredients foraged in the wild—weeds, berries, bark, flowers, rocks, rust—he makes ink from just about anything. Jason sends custom-made inks to an eclectic range of artists around the world, from a New Yorker cartoonist to a Japanese calligrapher. As the inks take on a life of their own, his playful alchemy paints a story of colour that reconnects us to the earth and returns us to a childlike sense of wonder. (NFB)

FST - French subtitles
EST - English subtitles
CC - Closed captions

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