WE ARE AN ART, DESIGN, AND PRINT STUDIO MADE UP OF CLIFF & WHITNEY CORDES.
Cliff & Whitney met while studying communications in Burtigny, Switzerland. Cliff works at his family owned printshop in Wyckoff, NJ. Whitney worked as a graphic designer in women’s fashion for 7 years. Together they created Recollect from their desire to bring more scripture and art into their lives.
:to bring back to the level of conscious awareness
ABOUT OUR WORK
In this day and age so much vies for our attention, and so little of it is truly important. We create art and goods that serve as reminders of God’s word through scripture, sacred texts, and hymns. Our hope is that by living with these messages we will be daily awakened to our Maker’s presence, love, sacrifice, forgiveness, and renewal.
About Our Process
Our artistic process starts by having fun and trying something new. We employ a wide range of tools and processes to get to a finished print. Some of our favorites are as simple as markers, paint, and ink but we’re always up for trying things like potato stamps, cyanotypes, and screen printing. Although our techniques range wildly the common theme that runs through each piece is our inspiration rooted in nature, simplicity, and authenticity.
About Our Materials
We believe that as good stewards we should chose sustainable and ethically sourced materials. That’s why we use French Paper, a sixth-generation, family-owned American company who uses hydroelectric energy for all of it’s paper production. The package you receive will include a biodegradable clear sleeve and 100% recycled mailers and boxes.
About Our Partners
For every sale we will give back 10% of our profits to a combination of three ministries. Star of Hope is a ministry in Paterson, NJ giving back to the community with Christ-Centered care for those who have basic needs going unmet. Lighthouse Pregnancy Resource Center is also in the North Jersey area, serving both women and men who find themselves in crisis by providing support and counseling in a pro-life atmosphere. Lastly, Youth with a Mission is an international missions organization who supports training and sending youth out into all the world for both mercy and evangelism ministry. We believe that we should support both those who are near to us as well as those around the world, and we seek to do that though our 10% pledge.
SOME OF OUR FAVORITES
French Paper, House Industries, Quality inks and paints, Trader Joe’s quinoa and black bean chips, Dark chocolate, Mid-century Design, Flannel sheets and Roasted Brussel sprouts just to name a few.
Located in northern (NJ NYC Metro Area)