Launch of design Surreal!

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Yesss! today is the day that our new design will launch. Design ‘’Surreal’’ is now a reality! Normally I don’t wright blogs, but today is an exception. My name is Damiën Eektimmerman (One of the artists featured on the ‘’More artists page’’  Artwearness and creator of the surreal design). And as guest blogger for today, I’m gonna tell you a bit about the process of the ‘’Surreal’ design.

When I heard the theme for this design was ‘’Surreal’’  I immediately got exited. Surrealism might be one of my favourite forms of art, so this assignment suited me very well.

During the first steps I came up with several concepts, but I wasn’t really feeling it. Until one evening Salvador Dali and his iconic moustache just popped up in my head. I could see his moustache spelling out the word ‘’Surreal’’, and knew straight away that this would be a great base for the design. Once I had the idea my head it seemed so obvious. Dali is a legend when in comes to surrealism, furthermore his way of looking at the world has been a huge inspiration for me.

Design Surreal shows his Royal surrealness, Salvador Dali. Man’s madness and genius captured in a surreal image it-self. What can we learn from the outrages art of Dali? Well, what we can learn from artists like Dali is creating that art is a process of a total fusion between art & soul. A little strangeness is more than welcome and helps by staying mesmerized and bewildered. An artist is really not in the first place a merchant; he’s the enchanter we are all longing for in this time and age.

Richie wears Surreal design

This design is made by Damien Eektimmerman, 2018. See also

Available as of today on

Soon available @ Blaudruck as well


Yesss! Vandaag is de dag dat ons nieuwe design online komt. Design ‘’Surreal’’ is nu realiteit! Normaal gesproken schijf ik geen blogs, maar vandaag is een uitzondering. Mijn naam is Damiën Eektimmerman (1 van de artiesten die te vinden is op de ‘’more artist’’ pagina). En als gast blogger voor vandaag  ga ik jullie wat vertellen over het process van het ‘’Surreal’’ ontwerp.

Toen ik hoorde dat het thema ‘’Surreal’’ zou zijn werd ik gelijk enthousiast. Surrealisme is misschien wel een van mijn meest favoriete vormen van kunst, dus dit thema paste perfect bij me. Tijdens de eerste stappen heb ik een aantal concepten bedacht, maar ik was er nog niet echt tevreden mee. Tot ik op een avond plotseling Salvador Dali en zijn iconische snor in m’n hoofd had zitten. Ik stelde me zijn snor voor die het woord ‘’Surreal’’ spelde, en wist gelijk dat dat een goeie basis was voor het ontwerp. Toen ik het idee eenmaal had leek het zo vanzelfsprekend. Dali is een legende als het aankomt op Surrealisme, en daarbij is zijn manier van naar de werd kijken voor mij persoonlijk een enorme bron van inspiratie.

Design Surreal toont zijne surrealistische hoogheid, Salvador Dali. De mans gekte en genialiteit zelf,  gevangen in een surrealistisch portret. Wat zouden we kunnen leren van de buitenissige kunst van Dali? Ik denk dat als we iets  kunnen leren van kunstenaars als Dali is het wel dat kunst maken een proces is van art en ziel. Dat een beetje raarheid meer dan welkom is en helpt bij het betoverd en  het verwonderd blijven. Een kunstenaar is niet in de eerste plaats een koopman, hij is de tovenaar waar we allemaal naar verlangen in deze tijd!

Dit design is gemaakt door Damiën Eektimmerman, 2018. Zie ook moreartists

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Binnenkort ook verkrijgbaar bij Blaudruck

Mix And Match

Design ‘Mix and Match’ (mao2015) is on discount @ Artwearness till October 5th 2017. This design refers to Darwins evolution theory. Mixing and matching the gene-pool was the best route to become successful as a living organism. We, the people are living proof of this theory. Though, I must note the following: what means being successful in this perspective?The human race is reproducing as rabbits. An expanding population that wants to submit everything to her wishes, eats and slaves all the other animals till they are vanished. Finally it exhaust the ground she /he walks on till there’s no natural space left. Maybe, Darwin had in mind that everything should be balanced too in order to be really successful.

Anyway, mixing and matching must be the answer to war, dispuit and intolerance too. If we keep mixing and matching we will become all brothers and sisters. Metaphorically speaking that is ( :

New design ‘Paradox’ @ Artwearness

A paradoxical paradox is that the word paradox might aswell is paradox in it self.

We proudly present our latest design to you ‘Paradox’. (concept & design by mao2017)

Can words be artful and mystic? I think they can. An interesting example is the word paradox. This is a beautiful word, word wise. The sum of the characters is visually attractive. If it was art, you could speak of a (Dutch term) ‘Droste effect’ or infinity effect. It is a reoccurring theme that spirals endlessly within itself. Like a riddle in a puzzle that’s a riddle in a puzzle. It contradicts and conflicts all the time without a releasing outcome.

For instance:

“The liar’s paradox.”

“This statement is false.” If you think it’s true, then it must be false, but if you think it’s false, it must be true

Quote on quote: “Paradoxical statements may seem completely self-contradictory, but they can be used to reveal deeper truths.  

The Oscar Wilde paradox I can resist anything except temptation,”

Oscar Wilde used a paradox to point to our fundamental weakness to give in to tempting things (like chocolate or a pretty smile), all the while imagining that we can hold firm and resist them.”

*Source Internet famous paradoxes

The Russel Paradox

The man in the Artwearness promo is Bertrand Arthur William Russell (1872- 1970) was a British Philosopher and freethinker. The Russell Paradox, one of many paradoxes, is named after him. This paradox handles the question if the collection of all collections contains it self?

We the people are walking paradoxes all the time

Well maybe you don’t need all this information to be attracted to this cool design. But the paradox is that without it you probably wondered why I choose to design this specific print and what my motives were. Never mind, like it? You can purchase it @

Model Davey is wearing design Paradox.

PS: did you know Artwearness is homed in Zwolle, the Netherlands?

Folow us!

Che(z) Moi (revolutionaire avant la lettre)

Did you ever notice that lots of fashionitas, fashionobro’s and fashionadas are wearing prints of Che Guevara? Unfortunately lots of people are totally unaware of what they wear. Che became just a commercial cool picture with a hint of a rebellion mind-set, to rub off on the one that carries the image. So my statement here is; at least know what or whom you wear, if you wear a portrait or a famous quote or even a brandname.

But we would not be us if not to play with this ultimate iconic and squeezed to the max image. But we did give the icon a new perspective. This time it is all about the empowerment of the hero within your selves, if there ever is one. Che (z) Vouz? Che(z) Moi, Revolutionaire avant la lettre? (Excuse our French). This specific design exist for a while now, but is now discounted from €29,95 to €25,00. Become heroic your self! Check us

Oh God, Why Am I So Fly?

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Oh God, Why Am I So Fly? This could be an outcall for recognition if you did not knew any better. We are totally aware of the lucidity of flyness, hipness, coolness and trendiness. Truly, it is all in the eye of the beholder. If you want to become a true member of the fly community it might help to be totally not dedicated to what ever fashion dictates, but be your own and dictate fashion, That, or become a regular fly and buzz.


For our promotion we always use inspirational elements that are rooted in the film, art, design and popular industries; in short > culture. The upside of this is that if you keep track of our Cultcorner you wil be automatically fed with all kinds of culture (cult). In this case: The green Butchers by Anders Thomas, the director of many fantastic and humoristic movies. A side effect of that is that he like to work with the same actors.  Mads Mikkelsen and Thomas Jensen are frequent flyers with Anders Thomas! Both wonderful and allround actors. A few trailers for you to feast on. check it out!

If you happen to be in Amsterdam coming week; do not forget to check The Go Gallery for our special limited  Harry met Harry and Sally met Sally  designs


When Harry met Harry & Sally met Sally


‘When Harry met Harry & Sally met Sally’ are the latest & brand new
designs of Artwearness.  Next to our regular designs we also
anticipate on social events once in a while. The event of choice this
time is the Pride event & the Gay Parade 2017, in Amsterdam or
everywhere else in the world for that matter!  Artwearness (what’s in
a name) is a socially engaged brand with a message. Our message with
this design is clear! Love is Love regardless sex, gender identity,
and entity, colour ore race. Celebrate and embrace it. Love, peace and
happiness all around!
To all Harries and Sallies in Germany > Cheers

Dog Eat Dog

Dog eat dog design @ Artwearness

It is a dog eat dog world. A funny expression, I cannot recall an actual dog eat dog situation, not in real life, not in the papers & not on the web. Of course dogs do have a certain reputation, to live up to. The larger dog intimidates by size, the small dogs barks & bite. Not seldom the smallest dog has the biggest dog eat dog mind set. It has no choice it is small. So attack is in this case the best defence. It seems to say “Beware I look small and innocent but underneath I am a giant maniac. I am totally non predictable, by the time you turned around I already bit your tail off”. The big dog, the one that actually lives up to the term Dog eat dog…. is totally unaware of his size, and dog eat dog capabilities. He’s a good fella & lovable. Still dog eat dog is a marvellous saying that makes sense instantly if no actual dogs are involved.

The most famous dog of all is notorious Snoop Dog. For his alther ego he choose the most lovely charley brown cartoon dog ever. He’s the big dog, looks dangerous (probably was in his early days) but ends up being a nice & relaxed fella. The dog, likes Gansha. So maybe he barks a bit, but he won’t bite.

Besides Snoop Dog, there’s also a movie called Dog eat Dog. Really an amusing but typical film. Not really a plotline. But great enlarged characters. Dafoe and Gage doing what they do best playing the tormented bad guy. Who are accidentally getting from worse to catastrophical situations.


The Content Of Me

Design ‘The content Of Me’ (2015) is al about you, containing flesh and bones and much more. Not the surface of you but your gut, your heart, your brain. What is that what you are made of?   Is your body a silicon valley? Your soul plastic soup…Or is it pure and natural? What is the content of you, what are you about…………………………check this design @ Check us anyway for cool designs!

Connecting inspiring songs: (fresh) Only Human >Rag’n Bone Man & (classic) Flesh & Blood by Roxy Music.