New design Naked Truth

We present to you our new design Naked Truth. This design is extracted from an artwork by Marit (house designer @autonomous artist) named  Concealed & Naked Truth. This artwork and design is al about the quest to find the truth, if there is just one truth. In this complex world truth seems to be in the eye of the beholder. When it comes to religion even more so. Many religions claim the sole and only truth. A non believer could state ‘ if it suppose to be the truth, than why does it called believe anyway?’. Is what I just wrote true? It is up to you.

Original artwork Concealed and Naked Truth 2015:

Design ‘Selfish’

What does it mean being selfish? What does it mean today? Selfishness use to have a negative connotation. Today it seems the way to go trough life; me, myself and I and leave some crumbs for the others.

No……… thats not entirely truth. Many people are going out of their way to create a better world, to be positive and cooperative and being aware and acting on it. But unfortunately the majority, the greater mass of people are putting their needs and wants for anything else. Even at the cost of others without even realizing it. This is the way we are brought up, buy, buy, buy. Life is beautiful if the economy runs. We are living in consumers paradise, we are tested every day. We became consumers before humans. What ever we consume gives us a nice feeling, a sense of belonging (according to the commercials). I spend therefor I exist! What does this innocent consuming actually harm anyway. A happy consumer is no harassement to others, that much is truth. But in the long run if this consumer does not analyze where his shit comes from and who carries the burden for it, it has great impact on anything, every where. For instant cheap stuff is often made by an (almost) enslaved working force, or from polluting factories producing worthless plastic gadgets.  So cutting down on the Selfish could be of great benefit for all, especially if everyone does so.

Design Selfish is available @www.artwearness.com we use fair trade, slave free and sustainable cottons by Stella & Stanley.

For inspiration for our promo: The 80/90 Hip hop formation Dela Soul made a song with the brilliant title: Me Myself and I (music video below)

For opening your eyes, if you were not aware yet: This is what our beautiful oceans are up to these days.

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/04/the-arctic-ocean-is-filling-with-billions-of-plastic-bits/523713/

https://secure.avaaz.org/campaign/nl/end_plastic_pollution_loc/?bXmNddb&v=93094&cl=12635796289&_checksum=87517f8868c5ecc6410bedf5b7f40c746cce275bb5981294dc6fe67dcc667ce6

Daddy Cool

Almost fathers day…… 18 juni

Is  your father your guardian, a super hero of anti hero, protective, handy, looking out for you?  Than this might be the perfect gift for him….

In our salute to honor our fathers we salute the real daddy (s) cool:

Behind the scenes

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?

Artwearness.

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.

Social statement.
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.

Inspiration.
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: info@artwearness.com.  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.

Artwearness team:

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.

British Delight

Design British Delight is extracted from an artful collaboration between (founder & house designer Artwearness & autonomous artist) Marit Otto & Mirthe Langelaan (artist, painter). This collaboration ‘Duo Ongezoet‘ was named after the material they both worked with in this project ‘candy. One of our ‘products’ from a series of candy photographs was called British Delight. 

The chosen iconic model on our promo is Iris Apfel. She stands for originality, personality, fashion and art. She was her own artwork in progress. Artwearness salutes her and all colorful people.

Design British Delight is available @ www.artwearness.com and nowhere else!

   

 

https://www.idfa.nl/nl/film/97779b9c-f2ab-46a2-ba14-73acedae5b90/iris

http://www.architecturaldigest.com/gallery/iris-apfel-manhattan-apartment-slideshow/all

http://www.harpersbazaar.com/fashion/news/a11893/11-inspiring-quotes-from-eternal-fashion-goddess-iris-apfel/

https://www.instagram.com/iris.apfel/