At this weekend’s Chicago Pen Show, Papier Plume is offering two limited edition inks: Bootlegger’s Sacrament and Da Blue. Both inks are limited to 120 bottles of each and will sell for $10 each. Papier Plume will be selling them at their table starting on Friday morning on a first-come, first-serve basis and once these bottles are gone, they are gone!
Bootlegger’s Sacrament is wine colored and based on how Catholic priests were essentially bootleggers during prohibition in an effort to keep sacramental wine for services. Chicago, being populated by Irish, Polish, Mexican and many more of the Catholic faith, it stands to reason there were probably quite a few bootlegging priests. I think our good friend, Father Kyle would have made a good bootlegging priest back in the day.
And Da Blue was inspired by the classic SNL sketch of the most famous Bears fans of them all. But mostly, the deep navy blue of da Bears jerseys. Its a classic blue-black ink that will make you crave a Portillo’s Italian Beef wit extra giardiniera peppers, dipped. Crap, now I’m hungry.
I like the consistency of these colors much better than the House of the Rising Sun color that was released in time for the Atlanta Show. I love the Bootlegger’s Sacrament color and I’m pretty much a softie for anything named after something named for my hometown, even if its just another in a long line of blue-blacks.