It might be that you are a regular visitor of our site or our Cultcorner and it might be that you have no idea who’s who behind all the visual violence and comments and what is our drive. So it is about time we introduce our selves to you,
What kind of enterprise are we?
Artful, fresh, sustainable and original.
Artful & original.
The time we live in requires a different way of thinking and acting. We have to deal with mass culture, overconsumption, over population and climate change.
Artwearness offers the conscious consumer an original and honest product with awareness.
It is a matter of choice.
Artwearness is an initiative of Marit Otto and Erik van Scheijndel. The concept is simple, a t-shirt as a canvas, with a social statement.
By our artistic statements and ironic graphics we seduce and tickle the wearer of the shirt to get out of his or her comfort zone and become more than a signpost for a brand name.
Some of the prints are inspired on and extracted from Marit’s artworks. They are stripped of their original context and placed in a new perspective. Next to this we present fresh and new conceptual graphic designs. The concepts are based on an idea, a hunch or on current events.
Sustainability and fair trade.
Artwearness has no stock; each order is printed especially for each customer. No stock means no surplus and no waste resulting in a smaller ecological footprint. We print on the shirts of Stanley and Stella, they produce beautiful, high quality, modern, sustainable and slave free products.These choices are reflected in the price, we are not cheap. We are no competition for price fighters (Remember some one, some were, some environment gets exploited for cheap fashion). We offer you an honest alternative.
More artist, welcome.
Artwearness is looking for more creative’s. Are you a designer, artist, illustrator looking for a piece of wearable canvas to expose your art on? Join us by sending us a letter of application and a portfolio by mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Read our conditions (@ more artist)
Artwearness wants to exhale artfulness, playfulness, enthusiasm and sustainability. We take you to a cool and untamed world of art and philosophy.
Who are we; (from left to right, top to bottom) Founders: Marit Otto & Erik van Scheijndel and crew: Mike Olgers, Ellen Bloemhof en Davey van der Velden
Marit is autonomous artist and currently she runs ‘Atelier 007’ for art and graphic design in Zwolle. She believes art is a way to communicate. Art is authentic and offers a different point of view to current affairs and day to day live. The prints she makes are humorous and sometimes a bit on edge, but always original. Not designed for the greater masses but for the connoisseur. Marit used elements from her artworks and turned them into graphic designs. But most designs are graphic designs based on thoughts and concepts.
More information see also: www.maritotto.nl
Let me introduce myself, I’m Erik van Scheijndel. I daily life I’m in command of www.19hetatelier.nl. My experience and my connections with artists led me into the world of Artwearness. The energy and working ethos of Artwearness is very inspiring. My job at Artwearness is processing orders, budget accounting and morale support.
Mike Olgers –Young talent ICT / Back end.
Ellen Bloemhof – Young talent -Graphic design/ Front end.
Davey van der Velden –Young talent- Graphic design/animation/ Front end.