Van Dieman's Ink capture the beauty of the Tasmanian landscape and flora and fauna in their Wildeness Series.
Azure Kingfisher (Shimmer)
The colour was inspired by the stunningly beautiful Tasmanian Azure Kingfisher, whose plumage is a remarkably entrancing blue with a unique deep red sheen, while his breast has golden fiery orange tones. This complex and multifaceted ink was built to replicate all the beauty in the kingfisher’s coat, with shades from light aqua, to teal green and dark royal blue, and a golden shimmer that plays with the light to create greenish tones, all bordered by a vibrant red sheen. This ink is decadent, eye-catching and a true delight to write with.
Black Tongue Spider Orchid
This colour was inspired by the exotic and enticing Black tongue spider orchid (Caladenia caudata). Tasmania’s orchids are some of the most beautiful in the world. This species is found only in Tasmania. The Black Tongue Spider Orchid, with a gorgeous shade from black to deep magenta, is under conservation and listed as vulnerable due to agricultural expansion and disturbance in burning in certain regions.
The Devil’s kitchen, where The Great Southern Ocean smashes into scattered inlets lining the Eagle Hawk Neck cliff face on the eastern side of the Tasman Peninsular, creating a violent churn and the rich vibrantly cool teal which inspires this colour. Tasmania’s wilderness of this calibre is breath taking.
This ink is based on the colour of the tallest flowering trees in the world. With a mottled kahki green tone, the magnificent Tasmanian Mountain Ash, or Eucalyptus Regnans, grows up to lengths of 100 meters. Growing in such places as the "Valley of the Giants", these iconic Tasmanian Eucalyptus trees have a lustre and beauty within their own right and are a lost wilderness themselves.
This ink is an ash dark grey based upon Federation Peak, a lone quartzite mountain possessing a menacing sharp spire on the Eastern most tip of the East Arthur ranges, overlooking Hanging Lake and 600m above Lake Geeves in the south west wilderness of Tasmania.
This ink is a unique and vivid red, inspired by the The Beautiful Firetail, a native bird species endemic to Tasmania and the neighbouring islands, standing out with his lustrous red tail. This finch, and many other of Tasmania’s fauna remain abundant, due to the vast stretches of wilderness left untouched.
Situated within the isolated east Arthur ranges of Tasmania’s South West Wilderness is Hanging Lake, one of the highest altitude melt-water tarns, a serene majestic dark blue lake hidden within the rugged back drop of Federation Peak. This ink is a dark blue-black ink with a strong mahogany sheen, and is an excellent everyday writing.
Hastings Caves (Shimmer)
Tasmania is home to some of the deepest and longest cave systems in the world. When brightly lit, this huge complex of dolomite caves at the southern most tip of Tasmania shines a golden brown and glistens with its countless delicate stalactites. Hastings is also home to a natural hot spring that warms the nearby rivers year-round to 280C. This ink shades from faintest yellow to dark amber, with greenish edging sheens and light silver shimmer.
The Lagarostrobes Franklinii is an ancient yet threatened tree, living as long as 3,500 years, native only to Tasmania and found solely in the damp, subalpine southernmost regions of the island. The Huon is not a true pine, but the solitary member of its own family. This ink takes its colour from The Huon Pine’s rich green foliage and is inspired by its uniqueness.
Spotted Sun Orchid
This beautiful colour is another edition to Van Dieman’s purple collection, close to a lilac tone with a soft bluish hue. Inspired by the native flower The Spotted Sun Orchid which, like its name shows colours on the flower that range from warm to cool, but with this gorgeous flower it has spots of a darker tones closer to its pistil. This excellently shading ink ranges from very light soft blue-lilac to a strong muted lavender.
Fountain Pen Ink 30ml