Here's Our FAQ

Answer your Questions 

Q. How do you pronounce, "Recursia"?

Follows are the two valid pronunciations:

1. Ri-kUHR-zhuh

2. Ri-kUHR-Cee-ah

Here at Recursia we like to create art and designs that can be interpreted in different ways depending on how you are perceiving the piece. This principle is reflected in the pronunciation of Recursia. It is an, "I say potato, you say potato", kind of thing. However, being that the word "recursion" was a main inspiration behind the company's name, one could argue that the proper pronunciation must reflect this, and thus should be Ri-kUHR-zhuh

Q. What makes Recursia art, designs,  and products special?

Recursia's diverse array of unprecedented art and designs is born from interdisciplinary approaches, counter-intuitive and unconventional production methods, unbridled creative, and applied scientific understanding of human visual perception. All of the contributing artists of Recursia have a formal understanding of visual sensation and perception on a psychological and neurobiological level and we use this knowledge to produce displays that are generally accepted as aesthetically pleasing at the least to awe-inspiring at best.

One example of what makes Recursia art, designs, and products special can be found in the many artworks where we can transform a "base" image or pattern into an eye-catching, attention-holding visual display that operates on many scales. By many scales, we mean, If one were to view one of these artworks from a distance it would appear to be a beautiful, cohesive and complex motif, however, upon closer inspection, the viewer soon realizes that the motif is actually composed of the unmodified "base" image countlessly replicated. See what we were able to do with an image of the classic internet meme, "doge" in the next question.

Q. Can Recursia make art or products out of a picture of my dog(e)?

Q. Can you explain how the design collections work?

Here at Recursia we try to make and use designs which would look great on multiple products to allow you to create your own matching ensembles or home décor sets. At any given time we use around 25-30 unique collections as the basis of our diverse products catalog. All Recursia art and design collections are derived either from original Recursia® art and photographs by our artists and photographers, or material from the public domain. Each design collection page contains a brief description of where the patterns were derived or its inspiration. We hope you enjoy exploring our design collections and find something that will make your day!

Q. Why are some designs not available as certain products? For example, say there are Rainbow Rose Leggings but not a Rainbow Rose Bean Bag. 

If you're asking this because there is a product you would like in a particular design we are not currently offering? If so, email bespoke@recursia.design here and we can see if we can turn your vision into reality! In general, we strive to make as many products available in each collection as possible. Check back often to see what new products have been added. However, do know that sometimes our chief designer does not feel a certain design works well as a particular product, and thus is not made for public sale.

Q. Who are Recursia's Artists? Who designs the products?

Virtually all art, print designs, and products offered by both the Recursia® Marketplace and Recursia Studios are original creations by the founder, CEO, and chief artist of Recursia, LLC, Michael Karlovich. Some product designs have resulted from collaborations between Michael and his best friends - to view these collaborations please visit the "Indranet" collection page. Click here to view Michael's Personal Website.

Q. Do you do custom designs or commissions?

Yes! Please visit our commissions and custom designs page or email comissions@recursia.design for more information

Q. Can I follow Recursia on social media?

Q. HOW DO YOU MAKE THE ART AND DESIGNS?

At Recursia, we have a proprietary suite of processes for creating our one-of-a-kind art. Beyond that, we can't say much, but we can say that when our lead artist first started, he routinely overheated his high-powered computer creating his art! He had to get a custom-designed high-power computing rig to handle the Recursia creative processes. 99+% of the art, products, and designs offered at Recursia are created by our CEO, Michael Karlovich.

Q. WHAT IS YOUR INSPIRATION?

We are inspired by a broad range of things. Here is a fairly unexhaustive list: Abstract mathematics, visual neuroscience, gestalt psychology, philosophy, meditation, improvisational music, coffee.

Q. Do you accept returns?

We do not accept returns or exchanges unless the item you purchased is defective. If you receive a defective item, please contact us at sales@recursia.design with pictures and details of the product and the defect. We will provide you with an address to ship the item back. Upon receipt of the returned product, we will fully examine it and notify you via e-mail, within a reasonable period of time, whether you are entitled to a replacement as a result of the defect. If you are entitled to a replacement, we will replace the product. 

To be clear: Recursia® does not accept returns due to garments being ordered in the wrong size. Please inspect the size charts before purchasing clothing or any product where the size is important. 

Shipping charges for all returns must be prepaid and insured by you. You are responsible for any loss or damage to hardware during shipment. We do not guarantee that we will receive your returned item. Shipping and handling charges are not refundable. Any amounts refunded will not include the cost of shipping.

Recursia is a brand new small business with a small team. As we grow we fully intend to be able to handle returns based on mistake orders orders, however at this time we have no infrastructure to handle this. We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience and hope you understand. 

Again, please always carefully inspect the size guides before purchasing to ensure you get the product that will fit you best!

Q. Are you aware that "Recursia, Many-in-One", is a succubi variant of the Hellspawn which appears as the fifth boss encounter in the Hell Raised dungeon of the 2016 videogame, CryGaia?

We became aware of this after we were granted Recursia® as our registered trademark. We think it is pretty cool that our company shares the name of a secret boss in an obscure video game. Further, we too are many things in one.  Did you know that Recursia also happens to be the name of an algorithm which was published a few weeks after the formation of Recursia, LLC.  Also, In Bulgarian, "Recursia" is a conjugation of the word "recursion".