Traditionally Dark Illustrations & Apparel

Brecksville, Ohio 5143 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Traditionally Dark Illustrations & Apparel

Brecksville, Ohio | 5143 Sales

Rose M. Karčić

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Rose M. Karčić


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snowflake️ My holiday cut-off date for U.S. orders will be December 16th at Noon EST. Then I will have enough time to gather, print & ship them all so that they arrive in time for Christmas Eve! snowflake
CRYPTOSTYLIS HOLIDAY GIFTS sparkles // To be included with each order until the end of the year!
fallen_leafLORD SPICE // Limited edition design released for All Hallows’ Eve! Also available in patches, prints, candles, and NEW faux suede banner.


Sales 5,143
On Etsy since 2012

Each design released is traditionally illustrated with passion.

The name 'cryptostylis' is a fusion of 'cryptic' meaning that which is mysterious and obscure, and 'style'. It is the creative intent of this project to bring deeper symbolism into the grain of everyday life, breaking through the veil of the mundane and into a world full of magic and wonder. Drawing inspiration from the feral essence of nature and the archetypes of various mythologies, Northeast Ohio artist and screen printer Rose M. Karčić weaves lines of ink with intricate detail to be made into adornment for daily-wear and utmost fashion.

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  • Rose M. Karčić

    Owner, Creator, Photographer

    I am the artist, designer, screenprinter, photographer, and packaging wizard(ess) of every order. I rule with an iron fist every aspect of Cryptostylis, providing my inner Virgo an outlet for my detail-oriented nature.

  • Indigo

    Cat Assistant, Mischief Maker

    As the official artist's companion, it's my job to make sure no string is untouched, and no ink unpawed. But all of this hard work is paid off in tummy rubs and a warm lap.

  • Aleksandar J. Karčić

    Assistant, Soulmate, Model

    The other half and love of my life, Aleks is always there to assist me when I need an extra hand. Whether it be modeling shirts, washing screens, helping me vend at festivals, or keeping me focused I can always count on him to be there.

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Last updated on Dec 11, 2019
Frequently asked questions
How long will it take to receive my order?

Once sent out most domestic orders take anywhere from 2 to 5 business days to arrive depending on the efficiency of your local postal service. International shipping delivery times may vary between 2 and 12 weeks. If tracking says 'delivered' before actual delivery, most likely it will arrive within the next few days but please contact me if lost in the mail.

Wholesale availability

All of my shirts, patches and prints are available for wholesale at a heavily discounted rate to select physical retail locations. Initial orders must total $300 or more, with payment made in full before items are shipped. Subsequent orders must total $175 or more. Please allow at least 5 business days from the time of your order for completion of items. Larger orders may require additional time and returns are not accepted but exchanges are with an additional shipping charge. Contact me for more information through Etsy or my Email account at Thank you!

Returns and Exchanges

It's important to me that every customer adores what I create for them. Therefore I accept exchanges and returns for all purchased clothing. To be eligible for a size exchange or return your item must be unused/unwashed and in the same condition that you received it. Special considerations may be made in the rare event of ink fading after washing, shirt seams unraveling, or any defects noticed upon arrival. I do not accept or assume responsibility for loss of or damage to returned goods while in transit from the customer. Please double check your measurements against the size charts provided before you order, as you will be required to pay for return shipping. A full refund will be issued minus original shipping.

Do you offer custom illustration?

Yes! Please contact me for a quote. I specialize in detailed ink illustration inspired by nature, mythology, folklore, the occult, metal music and have experience in tattoo designs, packaging design, event posters, album artwork, logo designs and custom patches.

Will you do a custom print for me/my company?

I don't offer custom printing since I am a small scale screen printer and one woman operation. For a better price and efficiency I suggest visiting your local screen printer who specializes in printing logos and designs for organizations and companies for the best rate.

Problem with your order?

If you are unhappy with any aspect of your order please let me know prior to leaving a review. I will walk you through the return or exchange process. Your satisfaction is my top priority and I will work with you to honor all reasonable requests.

Care instructions

All screen printed clothing is washer/dryer safe and needs no special care other than the basic instructions on the garment tags. The water-based ink I use is permanent for the life of the fabric.

Sizing details

Please note for international orders that all sizing within my shop is U.S. based, and may be larger or smaller than the same size would be in your country.