Look sharp and keep an eye out because the latest collection of Vinta Inks is just on the horizon! An enigmatic collection of colors that take bold inspiration from a selected array of endangered animals in the Philippines.
In celebration of this collection's release, we have donated a portion of the sales to three primary foundations of our choosing in order to recognize and help further their courageous conservation efforts! (World Wildlife Fund - Philippines, Philippine Eagle Foundation, Haribon Foundation)
Solitary Teal [Nahan 2010] is inspired by the rare Pygmy Blue Whale, a subspecies of the blue whale found in the Indian Ocean and the Southern Pacific Ocean. The last sighting of this majestic animal in the Philippines was in Bohol, 2010.
*This is a delicate teal ink overlaid with hidden depths of light green, overlaid with a fine silver shimmer. This color is reminiscent of the sparkling glints of light on the ocean.
Liquid Sepia [Isabela 1999] is inspired by the Philippine Freshwater Crocodile, also known as the Mindoro Crocodile. This species of crocodile is endemic only to the Philippines with the largest known population being in Isabela, San Mariano. Officially recognized as a separate species in 1999.
*This is a sepia-toned ink with subtle shades of pink and a gorgeous gold shimmer. This color pays tribute to the raw earthiness and beauty of the Philippine Crocodile, an ancient symbol of power, femininity and the divine.
Elusive Blue [Tandikan 2000] is inspired by the Palawan Peacock-Pheasant. This spectacularly vivid forest-ground bird features prominently in the culture of the indigenous people of Palawan. The bird is also depicted in the official seal of the city of Puerto Princesa. Classified as ‘vulnerable’ in 2000.
*This ink is a mysterious and enthralling shade of blue overlaid with a pretty, pink shimmer.
Sailfin Green [Ibid 1829] is inspired by the The Philippine Sailfin Lizard also known as the Soa-Soa Water Lizard, Crested Lizard or by its native Philippine name, ‘Ibid’. It is an oviparous lizard endemic to the Philippines, New Guinea and some parts of Eastern Indonesia. It was first discovered in 1829.
*This is a light-hearted and playful green ink with a subtle sheen of brown, topped off with an electric blue shimmer.
Apex Silver [Haribon 1994] is inspired by one of the world’s rarest birds of prey, the Great Philippine Eagle, also known as the Monkey-Eating Eagle or by its native name, Haribon. This magnificent bird is endemic only to the Philippines and was declared ‘critically endangered’ in 1994.
*This ink is a marvelous grey with the faintest tint of purple and green, overlaid with the most brilliant silver shimmer. This color evokes the elegance of this apex predator.