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|Type||Housewares & Kitchen Wares, Gifts, Apparel|
|Founded||San Francisco, California, 2000|
|Headquarters||San Francisco, California, USA|
|Key people||Chris Edmundson
GAMAGO is a company that was started in 2001 by Greg Long and Chris Edmundson. The pair began silkscreening t-shirts with artwork from their friends in Long’s San Francisco garage. They wanted to help promote the San Francisco art scene and distract from their day jobs. Shortly after starting, one of Long’s friends, artist Tim Biskup joined them, and printed shirts with Biskup’s Gama-Goon character. The three of them together took the basement hobby and turned it into a company. In 2006, Tim Biskup ceased his creative involvement with the company.
In 2006, GAMAGO shifted their focus from apparel to gifts for the home and kitchen. 2009 saw the release of The Flipper, a guitar shaped spatula. The success of The Flipper helped to cement GAMAGO's name among the top gift-ware design companies.
GAMAGO products are available in 1000+ stores internationally. Products are also available online through the company's website and in their flagship store in San Francisco's SOMA neighborhood.