The Internet was abuzz with activities this morning when contemporary artist Tom Sachs and famed graffiti artist KRINK (Craig Costello) announced the KRINK Tom Sachs Special Edition Marker Set. For any artist, the instruments or tools are extensions of more than just their arms, but minds as well, so Sachs was quite specific about the markers used for this project. The outcome were a few new KRINK products meant to meet Sachs requirements – A special formulated ink to meet Sachs standard for fluidity, durability, and quality. The new K-12 Rollerball with a new marker tip. A new red color formula for K-66 Marker. Plus, a re-designed casing for the K-70. As part of the Tom Sachs Store, the 3 KRINK products plus Sachs’ own “Police Line Do Not Cross” trademark wood block are available through Tom Sachs online store and Parisian boutique colette only, with only 100 made, each signed and numbered by Sachs himself.
We worked closely with Tom to create markers that suited specific needs for his work. Tom uses a lot of different markers in his work and he has strict standards related to flow, durability and archival quality. He tested a wide variety of Krink products and we formulated inks to meet his specs. The K-12 rollerball is a brand new marker tip that Tom is really excited about, It’s unique to the market, and is a Krink / Tom Sachs exclusive. We also formulated a new red “Slow Drip Formula” for our K-66 marker meeting Tom’s specific specs. Perfect for NASA logos on any surface. We also have a new barrel design and over cap for the Krink K-70. Tom liked the ink and flow properties so much that he felt no change was needed for this Krink classic.
To complete the set, Tom created a custom “Dock” to hold the markers, taking his trademark “Police Line Do Not Cross” wood stock and drilling out custom holes for each of the markers to sit in. Each base is equipped with rubber feet, signed on the front, and numbered on the bottom.