For as long as I can remember, painting and drawing has been a fundamental part of my personal and professional journey. As a result, I was always fascinated by colour and the mediums through which I could utilize to bring colour to the things I worked on.
Naturally, learning that there was a documentary film at TIFF 2022 that was all about ink and colours, I was immediately intrigued.
The Colour of Ink, directed by Brian D. Johnson, follows Jason Logan – a Toronto-based artist and inkmaker – as he uses unconventional sources to create and develop ink for some of the world’s most renowned artists. The idea that ink can be made out of anything, literally, was fascinating to me and having the opportunity to sit down with Logan and get into the weeds of his inkmaking journey was a real treat.
Logan, as mentioned before, is based in Toronto and runs the Toronto Ink Company. He has spent the majority of his professional life as an illustrator and creative director, working with and for some of the biggest names in the business; The New York Times, Horses Atelier, Rogers Publishing, to name a few. The Colour of Ink spotlights his foray into inkmaking through his various creative roles, specifically chronicling his quest to develop natural inks. This is something he keenly discusses in our interview.
Watch the interview as Jason shares his love for inkmaking, and be sure to catch The Colour of Ink at TIFF 2022.
Jason Logan’s journey in The Colour of Ink plays as part of TIFF’s Docs programme at the 47th Toronto International Film Festival. Visit TIFF’s website HERE for all the details on screenings.
Cover Photo: Steve Murakami / The Arts Guild