Herbin is the oldest name in pen inks in the world, dating back to 1700 when Herbin opened a small boutique in Saint-Germain, Paris. These inks are among the best in the world. From Napoleon Bonaparte to Victor Hugo and Coco Chanel, Herbin inks and sealing waxes have been used by conquerors, novelists, designers and dignitaries for over 300 years. Today, their vibrant colours and long-lasting pigments ensure Herbin continues to be the foremost choice of ink for calligraphy writers and fountain pen users around the globe.
Kenzo Takada is recognized worldwide as one of the most famous creators and designers of his generation. His recognizable style combines multicultural inspirations with a distinct Japanese touch.
Kenzo Takada sadly passed away just as the partnership with Jacques Herbin, who was dear to him, had started. This ink is thus a homage to this exceptional man.
Creating was Kenzo Takada’s passion, a powerful drive to always bring beauty to the fore. The Herbin Shogun Ink by Kenzo Takada twilight-colored ink, reminiscent of a beautiful night of stars, is coated with fine red and gold shimmer. The resulting hue is reminiscent of certain armors from the Shogun era, for which Kenzo Takada held a fine appreciation.