Crankosaurus Press is a St. Paul based business, offering tea towels, pillows, aprons and other textiles designed and handprinted by Laura Corcoran and Jon Mahnke. Laura and Jon are a husband and wife team who are inspired by the fantastic array of creatures on this planet including dinosaurs, backyard chickens and beetles recently. Their images often feature Minnesota animals as well as farm animals, pets, and plants. They celebrate these animals and plants in our whimsical, yet elegant designs.
While Crankosaurus Press is committed to creating unique designs, they also strive to create practical, usable, environmentally friendly products. Their products are made out of a tightly woven flour sac cotton. Towels are smooth and absorbent–great for every day kitchen use and can be machine washed and dried.
Crankosaurus Press tries to reduce its impact on the planet by using unbleached cotton tea towels and printing with water based inks. They also use eco-friendly and USA made products.