Ricky’s Year in Review

Maybe this pic wasn’t in the blog, but I’m pretty sure it was in one of our emails.  This was taken last May, when I travelled over to Uganda with some friends to volunteer, primarily at an HIV/AIDS orphanage.  After about 3.5 weeks of volunteering, we headed to Queen Elizabeth National Park for a camping trip / safari.

This is probably my favourite product and product shot of 2011, DOMO ARIGATO MISTER ROBOTO.  My friend Laura was cool enough to help us up at Cypress Mountain and keep this goofy shot.  Like most of our shoots, we try to keep ’em serious.  We came up with this one through a collab effort between us and our pal Davey Gravy from Calgary.  Davey is well known for his unique art pieces, he sits at home in a rocking chair… Cross stitching rap lyrics.

I’d say my fave Instagram of the year would have to be from our drive down to San Francisco in July.  Instead of taking the I-5 (we were doing too well on time), we opted for the windy, scenic route… Which definitely added a little time.  This way we made plenty of pit stops at beaches along both the Oregon and California coasts.

2011 saw a ton of progress within Origami Ghost.  Not only did we step our game up in terms of product, presentation, and customer service, but we took a huge leap forward in our social agenda.  With our ‘Tees For Uganda‘ project, we were able to raise some funds towards my trip to volunteer in Uganda with fellow University students through Global Youth Network; for every shirt purchased, we donated a kids’ Origami Ghost tee.  This was one of the best moments of the trip, and my year.

For 2012 we definitely have some exciting products and projects in the works… All I can say is we may be developing the sickest member of the Origami Ghost family yet.

To continue to put out our favourite pieces… This means sticking to a creative process we find both engaging and challenging, putting out product we can stand behind and wear ourselves.  We created this company and brand as a reflection of ourselves 15 years ago and ourselves today, thanks for diggin’ what we do.



One Response to “Ricky’s Year in Review”
  1. Kerry says:

    I dig it!

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