Black-base graphic tees have long been a staple of the Horror fan wardrobe. However, rather than just a band logo or vintage horror movie poster, Akumu Ink explores just what can be done artistically with a black canvas. Ranging from morbidly adorable skeletons, to striking reinterpretations of pop culture, Akumu Ink offers an enormous catalogue of designs on shirts, keychains, pins, backpacks, prints, and even recently a picture book! Between Joey, the artist behind Akumu Ink, and Aldora running the business end, they are quickly becoming an iconic brand. I got a chance to speak with Joey, to ask him what goes into building and running their successful business.
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