Tuesday, May 27, 2008

On the Color of Ink

English dandy Wilfred Gowers-Round (1845-1950) tabulated the traditional (Edwardian) significance of various writing-ink colors:
  • BLACK • the ink of gentlemen
  • DARK BLUE • the ink of schoolchildren
  • LIGHT BLUE • the ink of ladies of quality
  • BURGUNDY • the ink of country squires and clergymen
  • SCARLET • the ink of stock market and city men
  • TURQUOISE • the ink of ingenious and creative minds
  • GREEN • the ink of knaves and the insane
  • BROWN • the ink of tradesmen and clerks
I prefer Black ink myself.

H/T Pat.

1 comment:

  1. I prefer black and red. I guess burgundy is closest to red.


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