Memento Mori Print

Memento Mori Print

Regular price $40.00 Sale

Inspired by our popular Memento Mori Medallion, this 11 x 17" print is pressed into thick 100lb French Kraft-Tone stock. 

Each print is made using the centuries old letterpress technique, stamping each image into the paper to give incredible detail and texture. 

Memento Mori (“remember you will die”) is the ancient tradition of reflecting on mortality. Used properly memento mori is invigorating — a tool to create priority and urgency. To treat our time as a gift and not waste it on the trivial and vain.

The print is a modern interpretation of the French painter Philippe de Champaigne's painting "Still Life with a Skull," which showed the three essentials of existence - the tulip (life), the skull (death), and the hourglass (time). The original painting is part of a genre referred to as Vanitas, a form of 17th century artwork featuring symbols of mortality which encourage reflection on the meaning and fleetingness of life.