J. Herbin, one of our sister companies, has just come out with a new ink: Stormy Grey. It will be the third ink in the 1670 collection.
The 1670 collection celebrates the rich life and adventures of J. Herbin, an enterprising French sailor of the 17th century. He made a number of voyages to India, collecting ingredients and formulas for his sealing wax and inks. He began making pen inks in 1700–beginning with the “Ink of Ships” and the “Jewel of Inks.” We’re not sure what the “J” means in “J. Herbin.” Some Quo Vadis Blog readers thought “Jean,” and others “Jacques.” Unfortunately so record exists, but perhaps someday one will turn up in a museum archive.
Stormy seas are the inspiration behind J. Herbin’s newest ink. Its color is a deep coal grey (anthracite) with flecks of gold.
On his many trips J. Herbin encountered dark and wild oceans. The gold flecks in the ink are meant to invoke both strikes of lightening across the water, and also its dark and mysterious depths.
The suggested list price of the ink is $26 per bottle. It will be available in September.
Sunny Huang of Exaclair will be showing the ink at the DC Pen Show, August 8-10. It will also be available at the Exaclair booth (#14018) at NY NOW from August 16-19.
We plan to raffle off a bottle of Stormy Grey on Quo Vadis Blog later this month.