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  • TOGETHER WE RISE X AKUMU INK

    Wednesday Mar 04 2015

    For the entire month of March we decided to try something new: For every regularly priced t-shirt, tank top, and hoodie* that you purchase at www.akumuink.com in March 2015, we...

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  • KURT COBAIN SKETCH

    Tuesday Mar 03 2015

    Sketch 8/52 of my weekly sketches continues with this drawing of Kurt Cobain from Nirvana. I took a somewhat obscure photo of him solely based on how much I liked...

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  • SKATEBOARDS FOR CHARITY

    Monday Mar 02 2015

    Two winters back we took part in a charity called Skateboards for Hope, where I painted 4 decks for a charity which donated the boards to underprivileged kids to teach...

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  • NOSFERATU CONTEST WINNERS

    Friday Feb 27 2015

    Thanks to everyone who participated in our Nosferatu Photo Contest on Facebook and Giveaway on Instagram. Here are the 4 winners of both contests wearing their shirts proudly.

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  • HANNIBAL SKETCH

    Wednesday Feb 25 2015

    Sketch 7/52. Mads Mikkelsen as Hannibal Lecter.

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  • WORKING WITH YAYA HAN

    Saturday Feb 21 2015

    As mentioned yesterday on Yaya Han's facebook page, we are currently working with her to design a collection of 3 tshirts which she will be selling within the next few...

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  • 7 YEARS OLD

    Friday Feb 20 2015

    Akumu Ink is seven years old this month! We launched with six generic emo/goth designs and a rough idea that we wanted to create a nightmare inspired brand with a...

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  • MADDIE ZIEGLER SKETCH

    Sunday Feb 15 2015

    Sketch 6/52: After watching the awards I was so inspired to sketch Maddie Ziegler from Sia's "Chandelier" & "Elastic Heart" videos. She came out looking a lot older than she...

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  • CONTEST WINNERS

    Friday Feb 13 2015

    Winners of our exclusive Nosferatu shirts from San Diego Comiccon 2014 Contest are going to the following contestants. Facebook Winners: Marissa Denny & Keirran Connor DavidsonInstagram Winners: @kolztrofobz & @billzzworth...

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  • SLC FANX 2015

    Sunday Feb 08 2015

    Here's a few happy faces from last weekend at Salt Lake City FanX.

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  • WE GOT ENGAGED SKETCH

    Friday Feb 06 2015

    Aldora and I met back in 2007. After only 3 months together she came up with the idea to start a tshirt company. 6 months later Akumu Ink was online...

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  • FACEBOOK & INSTAGRAM GIVEAWAY

    Friday Feb 06 2015

    We found a few San Diego ComicCon 2014 exclusive Nosferatu shirts and we decided to give them away to you. 2 winners will be chosen on Friday Feb 13th per...

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  • TEA TIME

    Tuesday Feb 03 2015

    I came up with this design after seeing the positive reaction to our Deadly Rose design. I had wanted to do something with the Mad Hatter and tea cups, and...

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  • TWIN PEAKS SKETCH

    Friday Jan 30 2015

    Sketch 4/52. Agent Cooper from Twin Peaks. I wanted to try a different approach and make the image flatter, but then I second guessed myself and kinda ruined it. A...

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  • SUMMER PHOTO SHOOT

    Tuesday Jan 27 2015

    We just got done our first ever photoshoot! We always had a professional photographer do this for us, but now that we're out here in California we found that we...

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  • AMERICAN HORROR STORY SKETCH

    Sunday Jan 25 2015

    Twisty the clown from American Horror Story Freakshow is easily the creepiest clown on tv to date.

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  • GHASHLYCRUMB TINIES

    Wednesday Jan 21 2015

    One of my earliest inspirations that took Akumu Ink from a generic emo/goth graphic tshirt company to experimenting with characters and concepts. The Ghashlycrumb Tinies by Edward Gorey was my...

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  • SLC FANX

    Monday Jan 19 2015

    Comiccon season is starting again and this year we're taking on 20 shows! The most we've ever done by far. We have a 9 week tour starting in Salt Lake...

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  • SATURDAY MORNING

    Saturday Jan 17 2015

    Just some Saturday morning cartoons before work. I'm an adult...

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  • DIE ANTWOORD SKETCH

    Friday Jan 16 2015

    Here is a sketch of one of my favorite musicians Die Antwoord. They're from South Africa and have some really interesting music videos on youtube. Here is my 2/52 sketch...

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  • THROWBACK THURSDAY

    Thursday Jan 15 2015

    This photo is literally from our first ever post back in January 2008. The first shirt we ever printed was our Of Horror I design. And yes our products were...

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  • MASK & BONES

    Wednesday Jan 14 2015

    Tokyo Crossbones has been in my sketchbook 4 years, it's really great to see it finally come to life.

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  • HOODIE SALE

    Tuesday Jan 13 2015

    Currently on sale: KILLER SNOWMAN & NIGHTMARE IN OZ hoodies only $40! (until January 31, 2015)

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  • 2014 RECAP VIDEO

    Monday Jan 12 2015

    A few weeks late to post this as I've been busy finalizing the 2015 summer collection. But here we go: The 2014 recap video which looks back on all our...

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  • Summer 2013 Collection Video

    Friday Jan 09 2015

    I had a few people ask me what our older shirts are so they can collect them via other retailers. So I wanted to create some videos that will show...

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  • KALISI SKETCH

    Friday Jan 09 2015

    This was a sketch for one of our Vault subscribers who we got a chance to meet when we were out in Philly.

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  • SKULL13

    Tuesday Jan 06 2015

    This is another design I had been holding onto for a long time and never felt it was quite right to use it until now. With the whole move to...

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  • UNDERWORLD CIRCUS

    Monday Jan 05 2015

    For the longest time I've wanted to create a collection revolving around a circus theme. I just wasn't confident enough to do that yet. Maybe some day in the future...

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  • TOKYO CROSSBONES

    Monday Jan 05 2015

    New this month is a design I've had in my sketchbook for almost 3 years. I drew it randomly while away to Indonesia. I was trying to come up with...

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  • CHRISTMAS DRIVE

    Monday Dec 29 2014

    Took a little 20 hour drive (one way) to see our closest friends for the holidays. We drove through California, Oregon, and most of Washington. It was a gorgeous drive...

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  • HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

    Monday Dec 22 2014

    Hope you all received your shirts at this time so that you can surprise your loved ones. Aldora and I will be taking this week off to take a little...

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  • RULER OF THE WORLD PAINTING

    Thursday Dec 18 2014

    I was commissioned to create this painting based off a paragraph of info from a customer. It was a really fun project, I usually am asked to reproduce a photo,...

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  • PHOENIX DRIVE

    Tuesday Dec 16 2014

    Something I was thinking about when driving to Phoenix this weekend: When I used to have a full time job back in 2008, I would work from 8am to 5pm...

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  • DOPPELGĂ„NGER

    Monday Dec 15 2014

    While driving to Arizona for Fanfest this weekend we stopped by this little town to get gas we encountered the palm tree versions of us.

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  • WHITNEY PEYTON

    Thursday Dec 11 2014

    Check out rapper Whitney Peyton. She is currently on tour with Blood on the Dance Floor until the end of next week (US tour dates below). She has been, and...

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  • PHOTOS AT WORK

    Wednesday Dec 10 2014

    Our newest labels.I finally had time to label all our inventory (Only took me two and a half months, not too bad).

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  • DECEMBER CONS

    Monday Dec 08 2014

    This weekend we'll be at the Phoenix Fanfest in Glendale, Arizona. We'll be featuring a couple new designs that are yet to be released on our website for another 4-5...

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  • WARNER BROS TOUR

    Sunday Dec 07 2014

    A few weeks ago we went on the Warner Bros VIP tour. It's a 2.5 hour tour through the back lots and sound stages of Warner Bros studios. If you're...

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  • BLACK WIDOW

    Saturday Dec 06 2014

    I worked on this design for a long time before deciding to go with this final artwork. We knew we wanted a black widow character, I also knew I wanted...

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  • LASAGNA

    Saturday Dec 06 2014

    Today was a great resting day, until I realized how soon we are to needing to release our Sumner 2015 collection.  next season. So I worked on 3 almost completed...

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  • CL :: BADDEST FEMALE

    Wednesday Dec 03 2014

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  • RAINING

    Tuesday Dec 02 2014

    Since moving to California it's rained 3 times. It's a really nice change of pace as we just finished shipping out the last of the Nightmare Before Christmas shirts, and...

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  • NIGHTMARE BEFORE XMAS SUCCESS

    Monday Dec 01 2014

    Now that our exclusive November offer has ended I just wanted to say a big 'thank you' to everyone who participated in getting our free Nightmare Before Xmas fanart shirts....

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  • EXCLUSIVE NIGHTMARE BEFORE XMAS FANART SHIRT

    Saturday Nov 22 2014

    [UPDATE: Dec. 1, 2014] This offer has ended. Thank you to all those of you who got one, two, and even all three of these designs!Only for NOVEMBER 2014: As...

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  • WORKING/PAINTING

    Friday Nov 21 2014

    Working on a new piece similar to the Cheshire Cat painting with my art director at my side making sure I don't take too many breaks.

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  • PANCAKES

    Thursday Nov 20 2014

    I was updating some of our older blog posts and realized I posted a lot more photos of Aldora's cooking in our earlier posts. I thought I should revisit that...

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  • INSTAGRAM PHOTOS

    Saturday Nov 15 2014

    If you're not yet following us on instagram you can always tag your photos with #akumuink when wearing our shirts. We will most likely repost them as you are a...

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  • TWIN PEAKS

    Saturday Nov 15 2014

    I've been listening to and loving the X-Files Files podcast as well as the Twilight Zone podcast. Both pods gave me a new found love of the tv shows as...

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