The Story Behind the Brand
Joey and Aldora started screen-printing and selling individual t-shirts they designed from a humble two-bedroom apartment in Montreal, Canada since 2008. They named the brand Akumu Ink (pronounced: akoo·moo ink), based on the Japanese translation for 'nightmare'.
In 2014, Joey and Aldora moved to Southern California, USA. The husband and wife duo still create each design themselves and come up with new products to merchandise, while finding time to pack and ship out all online and retail orders, as well as making their way around the country to set up a booth at about 20 comic conventions a year.
Akumu Ink is available all around the world in boutiques and online shops throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and Japan. A full list can be found here.
Akumu Ink is a socially-aware brand, and has taken part in multiple charitable projects over the years. Read more here.