‘Naar Inkt Vissen’ features sailors’ tales and the ink has a fishy smell which reminds readers of the ocean.
Dutch design studio Today Designers has created a book featuring sailors’ tales about the sea written by Menno Smit and Edwin de Voigt. It uses squid ink to produce a fishy smell that helps bring the stories to life.
‘Naar Inkt Vissen’ (‘Fishing For Ink’) has 48 pages of tales written in Dutch, accompanied by illustrations. Squid ink in a dip pen was used for the writers’ stories and illustrators’ drawings, with the unique publication then bound with solid fishing wire.
Click through to see images of the Naar Inkt Vissen book and the printing process: