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INKTOBER + KURETAKE PARTNERSHIP

Kuretake Co., Ltd. was established in 1902 at Nara in Japan. Since then, by combining our Sumi Ink(Japanese Calligraphy Ink) with our own technological developments, we have achieved recognition as a manufacturer of high quality stationery products as well as Arts & Crafts industries.

Jake Parker created Inktober as a challenge to improve his inking skills and develop positive drawing habits.

In a world filled with increasingly more digital experiences, hyper consumerism, and the shallow productivity of multi-tasking, the Inktober challenge invites people to slow down for few minutes each day and make something tangible with their hands.

The binary beauty of thick black ink on crisp white paper prompts simplicity and focus in a person.

Jake began Inktober in 2009 by making an announcement on his blog and a small handful of people joined Jake's challenge that first year. Since then, Inktober has grown into a world wide endeavor with thousands of artists taking on the challenge every year.

Kuretake embraced both Inktober's activity and philosophy and became an official partner.  Through this partnership, we believe we can convey the joy and culture of creating with ink, markers or brush pen to artists and those who are thinking of starting to ink.

WHAT IS INKTOBER ?

Inktober is a month long art challenge where artists create an ink drawing each day during October; creating thirty-one drawings in thirty-one days. Jake Parker started the challenge back in 2009 as a way to improve his own inking skills. Since then the challenge has grown into a massive event with people participating all over the world.  Inktober official website

WHO IS JAKE PARKER ?

Jake Parker is an illustrator, who writes and draws comics and picture books in the US. In 2009 he started the popular online art challenge Inktober.  Jake Parker's website

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