Chicago, Illinois | 2220 Sales



Chicago, Illinois 2220 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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BSandRS is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Happy Holidays! I'll be back in the new year.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Dec 15, 2018

Happy Holidays! I'll be back in the new year.

Aimee Schewe

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Aimee Schewe


Oh snap! New Valentine's Day card from Brain Surgeons and Rocket Scientists.


Cards and stuff for the rest of us.

My name is Aimee. I’m a freelance writer / creative director. A sometime-runner. And I used to be a full-time ad girl. Just like Peggy on Madmen…but with more comfortable clothes.

I broke up with full-time advertising because I wanted to make real actual things that could make someone’s day better instead of commercial-type things that would just get fast-forwarded through. (And because most of my relatives still don’t understand what a copywriter does, but everybody knows what a card is.)

I like writing how people speak. I like friends who give friends a kick in the pants. I like to print stupid hot pink curse words in an old fashioned way on super fancy fine papers. Blah blah blah...
I just make cards I like.
I hope you like them too!

Thanks for checking the shop out!

PHOTO CREDIT: printing photos (and all of the good product shots) are by the awesome

STUDIO CREDIT: I rent press time at a very cool place called Spudnik Press Co-op in Chicago. That's where these photos were taken.

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Shop members

  • Aimee Lehto Schewe

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Founder, Etc.

    I love stationery, writing notes, getting mail, big old heavy dirty letterpress machines, Michigan football, working out sometimes, and hot pink.

  • Roo


    Roo was a rescue Border Jack who didn't care if I used hot pink or blue or teal or grey because she was a dog and couldn't see colors. Roo was a founding partner of BS&RS and sadly died of the cancer at age 3. RIP Roo Roo.

  • Wheezy


    Louise is an Australian Cattle Dog rescue and she likes to snore, grunt, and eat paper trimmings. Louise would also like to go to the studio to help me print, but as of yet, dogs are not allowed. Till then, she is content to chew on delivery boxes.

  • Raylan Givens


    Raylan Givens (Ray Ray) is a Platinum Solid Tonkinese. He is a big fan of the paper cutter, and would really like to have his head or tail cut off, apparently. He also likes to eat scrap paper and sit on stuff.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 12, 2014
Hi there.
Welcome to Brain Surgeons & Rocket Scientists' store policy page. It's very exciting.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
I accept PayPal, and PayPal accepts all major credit cards. Or etsy direct pay accepts credit cards too. Super easy.
Orders ship (leave my hands) within five business days of payment. Usually earlier, but sometimes, you know, life happens.

Orders ship USPS first class, which takes 3-5 business days.

So, you're going to want to order at least 10 business days before you need it.
(Longer for international orders.)

I generally ship without tracking to keep costs down. But you can add tracking for $1, it's listed as an item in my shipping section.

If you would like expedited shipping (in the US), I can send things Priority Mail, which costs an extra $4 dollars for a standard card order (up to 10) and gets it there in 2-3 business days. I have an expedited shipping listing in my shop that you can add to your order.

Each unique address incurs its own shipping charges.
Additional policies and FAQs
Wholesale inquiries please email:
hello.bsandrs [!at]

Sorry. No. It's just way way too expensive to do custom letterpress for one-off orders. Trust me.
BUT, I'm working on some custom offset options. (much more affordable printing) Coming soon.