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I don't generally write about inks, but I like to post daily instagram entries, each featuring a different ink. I've never met the woman behind this ink, but she's a good pen buddy of mine via the interwebz. Recently she started a Kickstarter project for a new Tomoe River notebook made with the heavier 68 gsm paper. There are still 15 days to go in the project (see https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2016143253/hippo-noto-a-hippo-size-tomoe-paper-notebook?ref=project_share if you're interested.) I'm a dedicated journaller, but what intrigued me most was that she somehow got an exclusive ink from Robert Oster to complement the notebook. There's a good story behind the name of the ink: Hippo Purple and the notebook: Hippo Noto, and the ink turns out to be just perfect for that.

 

I was lucky enough to get my hands on a sample of the ink associated with this project and it turns out to be exactly the color of a hippopotamus. I seriously can't draw, but even my little sketch, filled in with the ink, is really reminiscent of all the hours of nature videos I've watched with my daughter. I should have tried to draw in a river and some rushes, or something, but such as it is, I thought I'd post my pictures of the ink. I'm sure there will be many better reviews when the project ships, but here's an early look. I've included the chromatography strip I made, which has a surprising rainbow of colors behind the brownish purple. There is a lot of shading in this ink, though I don't detect a lot of sheen.

 

Now I can't wait to get my hands on the notebook to go with it.

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That's exactly what I thought a purple hippo would look like in real life. Thank you for sharing.

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I don't generally write about inks, but I like to post daily instagram entries, each featuring a different ink. I've never met the woman behind this ink, but she's a good pen buddy of mine via the interwebz. Recently she started a Kickstarter project for a new Tomoe River notebook made with the heavier 68 gsm paper. There are still 15 days to go in the project (see https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2016143253/hippo-noto-a-hippo-size-tomoe-paper-notebook?ref=project_share if you're interested.) I'm a dedicated journaller, but what intrigued me most was that she somehow got an exclusive ink from Robert Oster to complement the notebook. There's a good story behind the name of the ink: Hippo Purple and the notebook: Hippo Noto, and the ink turns out to be just perfect for that.

 

I was lucky enough to get my hands on a sample of the ink associated with this project and it turns out to be exactly the color of a hippopotamus. I seriously can't draw, but even my little sketch, filled in with the ink, is really reminiscent of all the hours of nature videos I've watched with my daughter. I should have tried to draw in a river and some rushes, or something, but such as it is, I thought I'd post my pictures of the ink. I'm sure there will be many better reviews when the project ships, but here's an early look. I've included the chromatography strip I made, which has a surprising rainbow of colors behind the brownish purple. There is a lot of shading in this ink, though I don't detect a lot of sheen.

 

Now I can't wait to get my hands on the notebook to go with it.

 

You did an absolutely fantastic job with that hippo! The first time I saw it I was like omg! Perfect shade for a hippopotamus. Robert Oster is a genius and it was so much fun to work with him! ^_^

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Thanks for this review. I've joined the Kickstarter project and look forward to the notebook and the ink.

 

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Thank you for the review. I was on the fence about this ink as purples are not a big color for me. But Robert hit this one out of the park and I think I'll need a bottle. Updated my Kickstarter commitment :).

 

Thanks squishy for starting this awesome project!

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Thank you for the review. I was on the fence about this ink as purples are not a big color for me. But Robert hit this one out of the park and I think I'll need a bottle. Updated my Kickstarter commitment :).

 

Thanks squishy for starting this awesome project!

aww thank you for the support! Robert did indeed hit this one out of the park! I can't wait for everyone to have it in their hands! or on their hands as the case may be heh.

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Do you happen to know if this ink offers any water resistance? (I backed your project for 1 notebook and I'm on the fence regarding the ink)

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