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Almost 5!

Posted on January 22 2013

We are turning 5 years old in a few days. It's true, we started Akumu Ink February 2008, and it's been a crazy ride.

That's Dora sitting in the booth on the first day of our first convention. For some reason we were so excited and anxious, we had no idea what we were doing. It just makes me laugh now to see this booth with only 9 tshirt designs and 2 tote bags for sale, I can't believe somehow we kept going after this photo.

This was our original screen printing setup in the spare bedroom of our apartment. Everything from 2008 was printed here.

And lastly a photo of me test printing one of our first shirts ever. I had no idea what I was doing. I was also exhausted from an 8 hour work day, where I had to come home to try and figure out how to screen print without having any prior experience. It's really funny to see our humble beginnings, as I would never have thought we'd still be here creating new characters and art for all of you. Thank you for supporting us and we hope for at least another 5 amazing years!