“During 2013, I made a radical cut in my artistic practice, starting to use only one color: Pink. While I immersed more and more into the color, I found many examples of activists using pink to scream out their claims. Since then, pink has been like a theme or a refrain that keeps coming back in most of my paintings and series. Pink as a symbol of resistance as an alert sign for equity, justice, and humanity. Pink is always the rebel, the subversive protagonist – whether it’s paint, yarn, or print. And now: ink!”
– Caroline Corleone
Pink is the new red. At the tipping point of cold and warm red-pink tones with a noticeable golden sheen, this extravagant ink invites you to play with your sensual perception and symbolic understanding of color. Whether it’s a love letter or a manifesto, whatever you write with this ink will not be overlooked.
Handwriting is a means of expression for individuality and creativity. This fountain pen ink was designed to take you on a beautiful and exciting detour from the keyboards and touchscreens. It will inspire your writing hand and help you to redefine your personal handwriting style. Fill in your favorite fountain pen and make a note.
New Red No. 5 is a unique fountain pen ink composition by the visual artist Caroline Corleone.
- 30 ml bottle of a premium fountain pen ink
- very rich pink color with a light golden sheen
- water-based ink to provide the best possible ink flow in a variety of fountain pens
- packed in a sealed cardboard box
- Made in Germany
We recommend using this ink with less voluminous paper for a more intensive color brilliance effect.
Please notice: The experience of fountain pen ink depends heavily on the context. The type of the fountain pen, size of the nib, quality of the paper, writing style, and even the environment’s temperature and humidity may all strongly influence the ultimate experience of a fountain pen ink.
This water-based ink provides the best possible ink flow in various fountain pens. However, we recommend that you shake the ink bottle before filling up the fountain pen because of the used colors’ intensity.
Listen to the interview with Caroline Corleone – the artist behind the New Red No. 5!
Johan Gustaphzon –
It is a happy and lively color that is pleasant to look at. The ink is dry and dries very fast, around 10 seconds on most papers. On cheap printer paper, there will be threading and ghosting, on the verge of bleeding. I suspect there is some kind of small particles in the ink to cause the shimmer. Sometimes I feel that it gets stuck in the feed and the pen stops writing. This is very random and after a few tries, it writes nicely again. There is also a certain coating in the pen when it is unused, something that disappears when I pick up the pen and start writing.
When it comes to cleaning, a few extra rinses are required and the ink is happy to stay in the tip. It also discolors a little on transparent pens and demonstraters. If you get it on your hands, it is difficult to get rid of and requires many washes.
I like the ink much more than I first thought and I am happy to write with it. Due to the discoloration, I will dedicate some pens to use it with, but I will definitely continue to use it. Also tried to paint with the ink as watercolor and it was very concentrated and lasted a long time.
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