ABOUT THE HIPPO

We know that they kill people. BUT. There is just something about them when they lift their heads out of the water and shake their ears…

I don’t know. We blame this obsession on National Geographic. 

In any event, if you are going to name your brand The Standard Hippo Company – you damn well better have a shirt with a hippo on it. Here is one of the initial sketches for the new logo… (yes – it’s kind of cute)

We thought about putting eyes on it, but it gave it too much of a personality…

And it looked too damn happy.

WE ARE ONE

….AND HERE’S ANOTHER ONE!

(we may need to put these on a t-shirt…. hummmm :)

WAO

 

LOVE LOVE

As you may know we are crazy about Adinkra symbols…  Hummm – What’s an adinkra symbol??

Adinkra are visual symbols, originally created by the Akan, that represent concepts or aphorisms. Adinkra are used extensively in fabrics, pottery, logos and advertising. They are incorporated into walls and other architectural features. Fabric adinkra are often made by woodcut sign writing as well as screen printing.Adinkra symbols appear on some traditional akan gold weights. The symbols are also carved on stools for domestic and ritual use..

Needless to say,  they spoke to us in more ways than one. As we started to look closer and closer they actually started to reveal hidden (graphic) messages that were screaming to be brought to life…

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