See Em Why, Kay? The Colored Pen Concept for Designers

CMYK are four letters near and dear to the heart of every designer and artist. They represent the four colors used in color printing: cyan, magenta, yellow and black. In fact, anyone who has ever worked with printing or print design probably dreams in these four colors. Designers Roma Lubimov and Sergey Safronov take a humorous approach to the omnipresent hues by redesigning the classic multiple-color pen with designers in mind.

Rather than the usual blue, black, green and red inks one would normally find in a multi-color ink pen, the designers have changed it up a bit to include CMYK inks. Although no description of the conceptual pen’s function is provided, it looks like only one color could be used at a time.

The CMYK pen may not be the most useful writing utensil in the designer’s pencil box, but it’s definitely worth the giggles that it would induce in anyone who has a hard time not deconstructing every color he or she sees in real life into these four distinctive shades.

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