CogitoPrints

Prints, cards, and paintings to challenge and inspire.

Minneapolis, Minnesota | 20 Sales

CogitoPrints

Prints, cards, and paintings to challenge and inspire.

Minneapolis, Minnesota 20 Sales On Etsy since 2017

5 out of 5 stars (8)

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Announcement   ***if you are in the Minneapolis area, we are happy to arrange a local pick up so you can avoid paying for shipping! We also have framed prints available for local pick up. Just shoot us a message and we can help you out!***

Welcome to Cogito Prints! We are so excited that our shop is finally up and running. We will be continuing to add new products over the coming weeks, so be sure to check back often for new listings!

Love our style but want something specific? We are available for custom products and commissions! Feel free to contact us and we can work something out.

Thanks for visiting!
-Cogito Prints (Andy and Sam)

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Last updated on Dec 2, 2018

***if you are in the Minneapolis area, we are happy to arrange a local pick up so you can avoid paying for shipping! We also have framed prints available for local pick up. Just shoot us a message and we can help you out!***

Welcome to Cogito Prints! We are so excited that our shop is finally up and running. We will be continuing to add new products over the coming weeks, so be sure to check back often for new listings!

Love our style but want something specific? We are available for custom products and commissions! Feel free to contact us and we can work something out.

Thanks for visiting!
-Cogito Prints (Andy and Sam)

Andy

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Andy

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About

I Print Therefore I Am

The phrase cogito ergo sum, attributed to French philosopher Rene Descartes, is Latin for “I think, therefore I am.” As radical skeptics, we at Cogito Prints know that we may doubt everything—who we are, what we are, why we are—but, as long as we are printing, the one thing that is indisputable is that we are. All of our products are entirely handmade with care and a sense of existential angst.

Our preferred mediums are linoleum relief printing, rubber stamping, and painting with acrylic and watercolor. Our process of linoleum printing involves carving an image into the surface of a linoleum plate, rolling oil-based ink onto the carved surface, then using a wooden spoon or rolling pin to burnish the ink onto paper. Rubber stamping involves a similar process using carved rubber, though the blocks are typically smaller and dabbed onto ink pads.

Our goal is to make art relevant, functional and accessible. Our designs are imbued with our real, honest emotions—the things that wake us up in the morning and that keep us up at night. Art is about expression and exchange—our hope is that you enjoy our prints, but also see the world just a little differently afterward. We welcome all feedback, open dialogs and random comments. Drop us a line at cogitoprints [!at] gmail.com or on Facebook (www.facebook.com/cogitoprints) or Instagram, @cogitoprints.

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  • Andy

    Artist, Designer

    Andy is the artist and designer. He’s a dreamer with his head in the clouds who takes everything just a little too seriously. Andy’s influences include existential philosophy, Russian literature, horror movies and emo music.

  • Sam

    Maker, Marketer

    Sam manages the business side of things. She reorganizes the studio 2 or 3 times a week. She also reads minds. She’s also done her fair share of art and crafting, and her creative influence can be seen in our products as well.

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