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Genius Series Prints (A Recap)
July 20, 2014 4:28 pm | by

Since we get a lot of questions about our Genius Series prints, let’s do a quick recap of each one that was released. 1240411_10151937298451640_1454951411_n

First things first — What are the Genius Series prints?

The Genius Series includes limited edition cloth diaper prints that have been inspired by well-known geniuses throughout history. From technicians to movie stars, each featured “genius” has made a mark on the world through their inspirational talents.   

Albert was inspired after Albert Einstein, a world renowned physicist who was widely regarded as one of the most influential scientists of all time. It features a black and white design that resembles a chalkboard filled with some of Albert’s famous sketches and equations.

Lovelace was shaped after the earliest computer programmer, Ada Lovelace. This print features a white diaper with a whimsical, colorful pattern that is carried throughout.

Irwin is a camouflage-style print that features a variety of wildlife, including elephants, alligators and bears, in shades of Ribbit and Mirror with dark green and purple accents. Steve Irwin, aka “The Crocodile Hunter,” was the driving force behind this.

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Maathai (pronounced MATH-eye) is a floral design that with deep orange, Sassy, White and Mirror flowers on a Blossom background. Small ladybugs are also adorned on this botanical print that was developed after Kenyan botanist and environmental activist, Wangari Muta Maathai.

Jules was made after the French novelist, playwright and poet, Jules Verne, who is most known for the novel, “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.” It includes a nautical design featuring anchors, fishes, and Krackens on a mirror diaper with white and Sassy touches.

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Carroll pays homage to the English writer, Lewis Carroll, who is known for the story “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.” This deep red diaper includes white and pink characters and notable elements from the tale such as the Rabbit, key, tea cup, playing card and watch.

Audrey was sparked by one of the most heralded style icons, Audrey Hepburn. It has a black and white design with Blossom sunglasses and the word “stylish” repeated over the diaper.

Chaplin was created after one of the most pivotal actors during the silent-film era, Charlie Chaplin. It is decorated with a few of Chaplin’s most famous staples – top and bowler hats – and includes the word “dapper” over an impeccable mix of black and white with Clementine accents.

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Spence is inspired by underwater archaeologist, Dr. E. Lee Spence. This print embodies a deep sea adventure, and is decked with treasure maps, parrots and pirates. Spence also features Moonbeam, Sassy and Clementine accents.

Marie was developed after oceanographic cartographer, Marie Tharpe. Mermaids, seahorses, and other deep sea creatures decorate this print with splashes of Mirror, Clementine, Zinnia and Dazzle.

Forged after a true wildlife explorer, Martin Johnson, Martin exhibits adventure, risk, courage and strength. Capturing the bold yet majestic characteristics of a tiger, this eye-popping print includes a striking mix of black, white and Mirror.

Harper, an Abby’s Lane exclusive, was designed in honor of Harper Lee, the 1961 Pulitzer Prize winner and author of To Kill a Mockingbird. It features some of Mother Nature’s favorite characters and colors: birds and flowers paired next to Hummingbird, Moonbeam and Armadillo.

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Get ready for any adventure with Osa. This bold, distinct print features a timeless combination of black and white with a modern floral design. Osa was formed after famous explorer Osa Johnson, who was married to Martin Johnson, another genius featured in Genius Series.

Jazz up your stash with Louis! Named after famous jazz musician and singer, Louis Armstrong, this charismatic print highlights a perfect harmony of instruments and music notes with a pop of Mirror, Clementine and Sassy.  

Alicia is a cloth diaper kaleidoscope. Bold, vibrant and beautiful, this symmetrical pattern is formed from familiar hues like Countess, Dazzle, Moonbeam, Twilight and Butternut! Alicia Boole Stott, better known as “The Princess of Polytopia,” was a British mathematician who not only introduced the meaning of the word “polytope,” but was one of the first to explore the fourth dimension.

Patch features a monochromatic color scheme, filled with different shades of Dazzle, Patch resembles a monarch’s wings through a kaleidoscopic design. It’s influenced by the work of American Entomologist, Edith Patch.

Take a stroll through the Amazon with our newest Genius Series print, Chico! This adventurous print roars with rich greens, lush, oversized palm leaves and exotic animals. Conveying nature and the wild, this safari-inspired print is named after Brazilian environmentalist, Chico Mendes.

Siepinski is geometric pattern is fresh, fun and far from obtuse! Multi-color triangles in blues, greens, and reds act in congruence to help this print take shape. It was created after Waclaw Sierpinski, a Polish mathematician, known for his work on set theory, number theory and the theory of functions and topology.

Learn more about each Genius featured in our Hall of Genius.







About the Author

Brittney is a social media coordinator for Cotton Babies. She has three sisters, loves pizza and enjoys listening to obscure bands no one has heard of. Outside of posting on the Cotton Babies Facebook and Instagram pages, she babysits a few cloth diaper-wearing kids and likes playing with her dogs.



  • Jennifer said...
    July 30, 2014 at 12:10 am

    I would love to see a re-release of the Maathai as well as the Jules. Such beautiful prints.

  • Jeanne M said...
    July 25, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    I’m very strongly considering finding another cloth diaper retailer. I have been waiting for a rerelease of Jules as well. But, in the meantime, Audrey & Chaplin have been released, the latter of which was in such short supply that it wasn’t even announced. Limited edition is one thing, so limited you don’t even tell your regular customers about it is ridiculous. Prior to Audrey prints were limited, but not unreasonable.

    I made the switch to cloth after some considerable time using disposables, and bought just a few to start not realizing how nuts the pursuit of prints would become. My desired print is Jules, and I don’t care for the solid colors, nor do I believe moms should have to forfeit their life in pursuit of prints. It is ridiculous. Where is your commitment to families being families? Where is your commitment to making cloth diapers that people actually want to use accessible to everyone, at least for a reasonable period of time with each new release? Why should parents be forced to use boring colors if they aren’t willing to sacrifice their life to find diapers? Pushing people to be obsessed with finding certain prints really bothers me, and I will not be party to it. So, if this is what your company now stands for, I’m no longer interested in supporting it.

  • Michelle T said...
    July 25, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    Why are some still being made, but others are retired?

  • Sarah said...
    July 21, 2014 at 4:50 am

    We had our 4th beautiful baby 4 months ago I started cloth after I became a stay at home mom, I love the Jules I’ve been looking for 2 months for one, no luck. Do you think there will be a re release and if so how would I find out about it before they are gone again. I’ve got 8 months to find one before the first birthday

  • Jen said...
    July 20, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    Omg. Jules. So mad at myself for not buying it when it came out! Please please please bring it back!!!!!

  • Lindsay H said...
    July 20, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    They are all so cute! I don’t think I’ve even seen Irwin before-is that an old one or one yet to come?

    • Jill S said...
      July 25, 2014 at 6:31 am

      long gone and heavily sought after Irwin and Jules, ladies.. sorry. It doesn’t look like anyone answers these so thought I’d update just in case you were coming back and looking for an answer. Occasionally something shows up on a Cotton Babies seconds release (from the .com) or in a giveaway by a blogger, but for the most part, you are out of luck on everything up there, but Albert, which has kept a steady popularity.