Lennon Tool Bar Plastic Sky (冬霽) fountain pen ink is a pale blue color. Shining with no heat just like plastic, the winter sun doesn't respond to people's desire for warmth. The sun hangs in the clean sky, as if urging people to spirit up for work despite the cold weather. Getting up drowsily, people clean themselves up, dress up, pick up their backpacks, and repeat the magic words "cellphone, wallet, keys" to pray for good luck, then taking the first step out.
"霽" is pronounced "jì." It means "the sunny day after rain or snow," while another interpretation is "the clean sunny sky." So "冬霽" refers to "the clean winter sky." Lennon Tool Bar picks up the turquoise green from the image of Taiwan's plastic sky as well as in association with those who walk alone with their steps one after another in winter.
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: Blue