Ink Drop Soup – Turquoise Makes Everything Better

9 01 2012

Mad color editing skills right here

Let me elucidate briefly on a pet theory of mine: turquoise makes everything better.

Pictured: everything

Let’s not get caught up in niceties and preciseties—turquoise, sky blue, aquamarine, call it what you will—you know the color. And it makes everything wonderful. I will lay out the evidence.

Exhibit A: The A.G. Spalding & Bros. Mini Fountain Pen

I wasn’t that thrilled with this pen originally. Then I loaded it with a Rotring Turquoise cartridge. Like magic. MAGIC.

Exhibit B: The Pilot Varsity Disposable Fountain Pen

Once again, was not into this pen in its original colors. Picked up the turquoise model—better by leaps, and perhaps even bounds.

Exhibit C: Moleskine Notebooks

A color that’s almost worth the excessive price.

Exhibit D: Blue-lead pencils (not actually drawn by a wizard)

Regular sketch: meh, whatever. Blue lead sketch? DRAWN BY A WIZARD.


And if the power of turquoise can do all that for a mediocre product, how much better it makes the already amazing, like the Lamy Safari, Pilot FriXion, Sharpie Pen, Pentel Slicci, Zebra Sarasa, and suchlike. The reasons for why turquoise is so marvelous remain unknown, but we know the result just the same: turquoise makes everything better.






16 responses

10 01 2012

I love this post :D I was looking through the pens in your first picture and thinking ‘I have that one, and that one… ooh – and that one!’

(Though occasionally I have the same reaction to purple…)

9 02 2012
No Pen Intended

Ahh! I LOOOOOVE purple, especially deep purple. Eggplant purple, that sort of color. Sadly, that color is not as widely available as turquoise :( I have yet to find a good & affordable fountain pen with a deep purple colored body.

10 01 2012

How very true. I always feel drawn to that colour even it it is only the colour of the plastic on a mechanical pencil or especially a translucent cover of a folder.

I’d also add cyan to the list.

9 02 2012
No Pen Intended

Ah, I forgot cyan. I have gone in turquoise moods sometimes, and leave the pen store with every kind of turquoise thing I can find :)

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Love this!
I used to like sky blue then for a period of time, I almost hated. Now it’s just a normal feeling :P But that photo is awesome and makes me love everything about it!

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No Pen Intended

:) Thanks! I go through phases. Top favorite color is a never-ending battle between turquoise, dark purple, warm yellow, and sometimes a kind of coral or salmon red.

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