SKATING IN HAVANA

February 15th, 2014

One of the decks we painted was photographed in Havana, Cuba by Adam Wiseman for ESPN The Magazine. We were hoping just to get a photo back of whoever received the board, but this is obviously way more awesome and unexpected. Here is a link to ESPN’s website with this photo plus others from Adam’s Havana shoot.

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HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY

February 14th, 2014

Here is a quick sketch I made of me and Aldora for Valentine’s Day. This is exactly what it’s like when we’re creating a new design.

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TOKYO CHAN

February 10th, 2014

Over the years, one of our character has come back time and time again: Tokyo Chan! A Japanese school girl hell bent on revenge.

This character was the first completely original character I introduced to Akumu Ink back in 2008 which shaped the entire future of the brand. It was because of the success of this design that we went from creating generic objects, and skulls with blood splatters to forming different characters and situations. For a long time I didn’t know how to follow up Tokyo Massacre (which is the same problem I’m having with our Umami character) but once we did it opened up so many possibilities. And she will continue to haunt us in future collections.

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AKUMU INK IS 6 YEARS OLD!

February 6th, 2014

We started this company back in February 2008 not really having any idea what we were doing. 6 years later we have created a brand that is growing with all your support. Here is a drawing we created this morning to celebrate the occasion. And below that image let’s take a look at what Akumu Ink looked like 6 years ago, with the original website layout, and some model photos from our first collection. Photos were taken of friends and co-workers at my old work place and Concordia University.

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KYARY PAMYU PAMYU

February 5th, 2014

Do you know Kyary Pamyu Pamyu? Kyary is a Japanese model, blogger and recording artist. The media has referred to her as “Queen of J-Pop” and “Harajuku Pop Princess”. She went viral on youtube last year with her signature song PonPonPon. Check her out, it’s very inspiring and along the lines of what we’re doing.


FEBRUARY TSHIRTS

February 4th, 2014

I wanted to do something different this month and I wanted to create some gifs of our newest designs. I thought it would be fun to do it directly on the model’s photos. So check it out:


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Models: William Unzicker, Princess Anathema. Photo: Isaac Suttell Photography

AMERICAN HORROR STORY COVEN FAN ART

February 3rd, 2014

We really enjoyed this season of American Horror Story Coven. So much so that I couldn’t help myself from drawing Taissa Farmiga and Emma Roberts into my sketchbook.

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HOW A T-SHIRT IS BORN

January 29th, 2014

I saw Alex Bloomberg (Planet Money) talk on The Colbert Report and decided to look him up and and found these fascinating videos of how tshirts are made. The first video shows how the cotton is picked, and the second video shows how the cotton is made into fabric. For more of his videos of how the fabric is sewn and shipped to the USA check out this youtube link.


SNOW DAY

January 28th, 2014

It was really snowing hard yesterday and I noticed that e never really represent that we’re from Montreal/Canada so here is the best image to describe how we feel. Cold, and snowed in.

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CATWOMAN FANART

January 28th, 2014

Here’s my take on Catwoman from Batman Returns.

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