Cognitive Surplus

Cognitive Surplus was started in 2013 by Kristen and Geoff Zephyrus to celebrate the intersection of science and design.  They are proudly based in Portland, Oregon.

They are fascinated by and curious about the science in the world around us. They love everything from physics jokes to the exquisite beauty of early scientific etchings and illustrations.  They’re inspired by a sense of wonder for our universe and a desire to look closer.  They think gazing up at the night sky, watching leaves turn color in the fall, and the way magnets work is intriguing and kinda magical, and they hope that they’re able to share some of their excitement through their designs.

Whether you’re looking for a birthday gift for your lab partner, or a sweet new graphic t-shirt for yourself, they’ve got your smarty-pants covered.