Artist Creates Bright Colorful Inks Using Insects

Artist Creates Bright Colorful Inks Using Insects
Design

Designer creates a screen printed book with the help of tiny beetles.

Yi Chen
  • 5 november 2013


Graphic design graduate Evelien Crooy has created her own organic ink using female cochineals. These tiny beetles are often found in South America and have been used for centuries to produce a red-colored dye called carmine. Carmine is often used as a coloring agent and it’s what gives Aperol that bright reddish orange color.

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