YOU ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT SOMETHING THAT YOU ARE NOT DOING RIGHT NOW…

HOW IT STARTED

As humans, we continually seek opportunities to express our creativity outside of the boundaries of our day jobs, which can- at times- be uninspiring to say the least. In the summer of 2009, we decided to delve deeper and discover artistic talents that go far beyond the traditional realms of ‘architecture.’  (Yes – we are architects…) It honestly started as a challenge from a co-worker to get a shop up and running on ETSY and little by little we realized that the product was great and we needed to actually created a brand… BUT creating a brand is no easy task! What will be marketable? What will the people want? At the end of the day we realized that we just needed to take a step back – think about who was really important in the grand scheme – and learn to be true to ourselves.

 

Earlier that year, our founder – Tiffany Millner actually won the Newlywed Game show with her husband and one of the most memorable questions was in regards to her  love of  the hippopotamus. Needless to say the idea stuck and the Standard Hippo Co. was born. The hippo as a metaphor suggests that we all need to be versatile in life and we just need to learn to go with the flow. Just as the hippo is able to thrive on both land and in water, we need to adapt to all situations that life may throw at us and learn to live healthy meaningful lives. This is actually the long winded explanation as to why we chose a hippo as our brand. The short version is that we really just thought that they were cute – especially when they peep their heads out of the water and wiggle their ears.
THE STANDARD HIPPO CO.

We are not going to bore you with some long tirade about how we love the planet and want to save all of the animals. Of course we do. But - the fact of the matter is that we just wanted to make cool looking graphics that you will be compelled to wear, display, rock, etc...

PLEASE NOTE:
While these products may not actually give you SUPER POWERS, statistics show that they will provoke good feelings and positive energy.

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