Founded in 2014 by creative director and strategic graphic designer Jason S. Logan, The Toronto Ink Company is a collaborative citizen-science experiment to harvest colour from built, wild, and hybrid landscapes. The Toronto Ink Company works on all scales from bottled pigments and ink tests to collaborative projects with poets, artists, designers, filmmakers, and architects. The company has been profiled in Maclean’s, Martha Stewart, Azure, and The Toronto Star.
The inks have been tested by artists, illustrators, and experimenters around the world and exhibited at The University of Toronto and other galleries throughout the city. Each ink test has been stabilized with a casein fixative, creating living archives which may crystallize, oxidize, or change colour over time.