Lennon Tool Bar Hard Rime (霧淞) fountain pen ink is a pale blue-gray color. At night, cold air comes down from the mountains. The wind is so strong that it can almost uproot the trees. Meanwhile, air moisture turns into frost covering the needles of conifer trees until the unsettling wind stops blowing.
The following morning, the trees are sparkling with rime. Silently, in winter, the frost-crystallization seems to be amplified. Lennon Tool Bar picks up the greyish green from the image of the conifer trees which stubbornly resist the parky weather and exhibit their unique beauty when covered with rime.
The 2019 Winter Limited Series (2019冬季限定) is inspired by the changes winter brings. Mornings becomes colder and colder; sunsets becomes later and later. The sky is clean, the sunshine is pale, and the earth is quiet. But a hushed winter can also form a vivid picture. While moisture gets frozen and some plants sprout and grow, winter seems energetic.
Lennon Tool Bar was founded in 2014 at Tamsui, Taiwan. Initially they produced and promoted the art and craft of Indigo Dyeing, a business that flourished a century ago when Taiwan exported a considerable amount of “doroai” — or the raw material of colorants used in Indigo Dyeing — to the Japanese Empire. In recent years, Lennon Tool Bar has launched a series of fountain pen inks in order to popularize colors used in Indigo Dyeing and to present the enduring beauty of traditional workmanship.
- Volume: 30ml
- Bottle Material: Glass
- Color: Gray