Introducing the Caran d'Ache + Keith Haring Special Edition—a cross-generational and symbolic collection that draws upon the iconic motifs of this influential pop artist to celebrate the realms of love and art. From the evocative white chalk sketches adorning subway walls to the vibrant public murals, Keith Haring masterfully conveys a universal language, where shapes accentuate the candidness of his message.
Keith Haring (1958-1990) was a renowned artist, filmmaker, musician, and performer whose creative resonance harmonized with the bustling urban street culture of the 1980s. His wellspring of inspiration sprung from the graffiti-strewn subway tunnels, where he employed white chalk on black paper to transform vacant advertising spaces into captivating canvases. These subway drawings, reaching a diverse audience, served as an experimental playground for his visionary ideas. Haring boldly defied conventions by establishing shops that made his art accessible to all, transcending the confines of exclusive collectors. His compelling symbols and iconic imagery forged a universal visual dialect that influenced popular culture for nearly four decades, disseminating a potent message of peace and love.
The Caran d'Ache 849 Keith Haring Ballpoint Pen in White - Christmas 2023 embodies this enduring artistic legacy. Fashioned with a hexagonal aluminum body adorned with designs inspired by Keith Haring's emblematic patterns and characters, this pen is an exquisite embodiment of his artistic vision. It is thoughtfully presented in a collector's red metal box, embellished with the co-branded logo, and features a sleeve adorned with the collection's identity—showcasing the iconic Keith Haring pattern alongside Caran d'Ache's signature red. The pen includes one medium black refill for your convenience.