Hot & still looking ‘Shark as a Knife’

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Hello to you all, our weather report is HOT…..& still looking ‘Shark as a Knife’. Smooth as jelly, slippery when wet.We just consumed a nice short holiday. Artwearness had to un-load and re-load. Therefor we used our vacation to get inspired. We went to cool musea in Prague and Vienna and enjoyed beautiful nature as well. We present our fresh discount to you ‘ Shark As a Knife’ for any sharp dresser, such as your self, of course. So check in on us and get yours!

A variety of shirts is also available @ warehouse Blauwdruck, Zwolle.

Oh and our website has a temporary different look due to ICT things we have no knowledge of. It is of no bother to you but it looks less slick as it used to look. Excuse us for the inconvenience.

We will keep you posted. See you soon., really the coolest, yet slightly undiscovered, t-shirt print design web-shop

Hot & still looking ‘Shark as a Knife’

Hallo allemaal, ons weerbericht is HEET & still looking ‘Shark as a Knife’. Smooth as jelly, slippery when wet.. We hebben net een heerlijke korte vakantie achter de rug. Artwearness moest zich even ontladen en opladen. Daarom hebben we onze vakantie gebruikt om ons weer te laten inspireren. Zo zijn we naar te gekke musea geweest in Praag en Wenen en hebben ons gelaafd aan mooie natuur. We presenteren onze frisse, verse discount aan jullie ‘ Shark As a Knife’ voor elke ‘sharp dresser’ zoals jij zelf, natuurlijk. Dus check onze website en bestel jouw shirt.

een selectie van onze shirts is ook verkrijgbaar @ warehouse Blauwdruck, Zwolle.

Oh ja, onze web shop heeft tijdelijk een iets andere aanblik. dit heeft te maken met ICT issues waar wij zelf geen weet van hebben. Het is verder niet nadelig voor jou als klant behalve dan dat het er minder slick uitziet dan je wellicht gewend bent. Wordt aan gewerkt. excuses voor enig ongemak.

We houden je op de hoogte!, echt de coolste, edoch onontdekt door enkelen, t-shirt print design web-shop

new design ‘MOM’ @ Artwearness

We present to you our brand new design; MOM. (Your and mine) mother’s day will be on the 14th of May. Take in mind; if it weren’t for your mom you would not exist at all! She carried you around for 9 months and learned how to behave. The simple fact that you are functioning today you owe to her. So celebrate your mother and her special day by giving her a great homage by wearing or giving this great shirt! She will be touched by your effort and feel very much appreciated. That’s worth something, isn’t it?

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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 @ and nowhere else!






Potential Hero

Have a nice weekend!
Design Potential Hero @ www.artwearness.comBeing a potential Hero definitely beats being no hero at all.

Inspiration for the flyer are the Dude & Walter from The Big Lebowski




‘Not Easy Being Green’

It is not easy being green” is a famous quote from a green Muppet frog called Kermit. Kermit was referring to him self, his destiny wearing his green skin, and during romantic endeavours with miss Piggy. He suffered from self-pity in a very charming way. But his words covered a lot more, maybe more than he realized back in the happy Jim Hanson years.

It is ‘not easy being green’ > if you live in Russia and being critical to the corruption of Medvedev or the Poetin administration. Or being critical to the regime what’s so ever.

It is not easy being green if you are Turkish and not in favour of the rising new dictator called Erdogan.


It is not easy being green if you are a Muslim in a polarized world. Caught in between two extremes. Not Muslim enough for the Muslim fundamentalist, not western enough for the populist.

It is not easy being green if your name is Jesse Klaver, in for the race to the new ‘right’- ‘middle’ oriented Dutch cabinet. What’s there to win; a lot! What’s there to lose? His electorate> see what happened earlier.

It is not easy being green in a globalized world, with rapidly increasing populations and many mouths to feed.

But it might be the only reasonable thing to do.

Become green, stay Human!










Interested in wearing design ‘ Not easy being green’ on a slave free and sustainable t- shirt? check us at


It Rains Shirts

It rains shirts, it is pouring. Fortunately it is not causing a flood like in Peru, but a continuous stream of new ideas and designs.

Nevertheless, mentioning Peru; images of the flood, rivers running trough streets and destroying houses, constantly on my mind. On the other hand draught, like in some parts of Africa right now, is also a real killer.

The latest news on climate change is that we entered an new era that no scientist could predict so far, temperature and catastrofe wise. The best part is that living in the damp and cold Netherlands, is getting better. No one here will resist to the idea of a few degrees warmer. Other parts of the world will become desserts, wetlands or too hot to live.

That is why Artwearness supports the Green and honest way of doing busyness. This is why we do not offer you a shirt for a few euro’s. We offer you a shirt with a great original design and a clear conscious. By choosing for sustainable T shirts (Stella and Stanley) with eye for the welfare of the earth and the people on the cottonfields. No modern slavery but fairtrade. No polluted cottons but bio cotton. No enormous stocks but printing on demand.

In the future we would like to make the transport wrap more sustainable too. That is step two.


So do you believe it’s time to make a chance? Pay a little more, because you can, maybe buy a little less, to work on a better, fairer world?

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Power Woman


Why is the globe mainly controlled by men? What is the greater benefit for this ‘mans world’. To quote James Brown back in the sixties : What would it be without a woman or a girl”.  It would be much more dull and the world would not be round but square. Theres a statement about woman and war: that no mother would gladly send her young ones to war. I think that’s a true thing.

It is almost forgotten but next to colored, gay, disabled people, woman are still a big discriminated group, maybe the largest in the world. That is why we should celebrate every brave woman who stands up to the oppression of her kind. In our western society maybe not a big deal, but new heroins claiming space in the middle east is a big deal.

An interesting documentary of ‘Tegenlight’ VPRO. (in dutch) see below.


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change is gonna come @ artwearness

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Artwearness is going trough a transition. Some things will be different in the nearby future. Our website will have a little makeover. For instance the first thing you’ll see is a banner presenting in fast modus a few highlighted designs in various colours. In a wink of an eye the visitor gets an impression of what is offered on our website. The new designs will be presented two by two, instead of in a row of 4 and the images slightly bigger and more obvious than before. A few shirt colours are added or replaced.

What remains is the consumer’s choice, which means you can personalize your design at little additional cost by asking for a different colour combination, print/shirt. Therefor we advice you to get in contact with us by mail. It is even possible you create a personal design, or a design for your club, group, class, institute or platform. There are a few options how. And we would like to inform you about it.

Mail us if you like to have more info.

What also remains is the shirt & print quality. We stay true to the sustainable and slave free cotton of the brand  Stella and Stanley. We do not have any stock, a shirt is printed on demand so we have a rather small ecological footprint.

Dennis Bakker our commercial man is leaving to pursuit his other dream and for now a temporary team will be assembled to keep going. Of course the designs and creative part will remain as it was.

We keep our yes and mind open for someone who likes to explore this commercial part of Artwearness. We cannot offer a job, but a venture with partnership.

Are you that person? Please get in touch with

Due to this changes getting in contact directly is easier using this email:

Within two weeks from now you can use the regular email again. This email is active at all times but it might take a little more time to respond directly.

Your sincerely, Marit Otto & Dennis Bakker


Artwearness maakt momenteel wat veranderingen door. Sommige dingen zullen wat anders zijn in de nabije toekomst. Onze website ondergaat een paar aanpassingen.  De banner bijvoorbeeld, een van de eerste dingen die je ziet, is groter en toont een aantal highlighted designs in verschillende shirt kleuren, in snelle modes. In een oogwenk krijgt de bezoeker een impressie van wat we bieden op onze site.

De nieuwe ontwerpen zullen twee aan twee worden gepresenteerd in plaats van vier op een rij en de afbeeldingen zullen daarom iets groter en beter zichtbaar zijn. Ook zullen we een paar nieuwe shirt kleuren toevoegen.

Wat het zelfde blijft is de ‘consumers choice’, wat betekent dat je, je ontwerp kan customizen door bijvoorbeeld een andere kleur combinatie van print en shirt te vragen. Hiervoor komen er wat additionele kosten bij. Wel adviseren we dit per mail aan te vragen. Het is zelfs mogelijk om een persoonlijk ontwerp voor je club, groep, klas of instituut te laten maken. Er zijn wat opties die we kunnen bespreken. Meer informatie daarover kunt u ook krijgen door ons te mailen.

Wat ook het zelfde blijft is de kwaliteit van de T-shirts. Daarnaast blijven we de keuze maken voor Shirts van duurzame slaafvrije katoen van het merk  Stella and Stanley. We hebben geen shirts op voorraad, een shirt wordt per bestelling geprint. Dus hebben we een kleine ecologische  footprint.

Dennis Bakker onze commerciële man vertrekt om een andere droom na te jagen en voor nu stellen we een tijdelijk team samen om door te kunnen gaan. Natuurlijk blijft het ontwerp en het creatieve deel ongewijzigd. Deze verandering kan wat tijdelijk vertragingen veroorzaken in bestellingen.

We houden onze ogen en oren open voor iemand die een commercieel avontuur aan wil gaan. We kunnen geen baan aanbieden maar wel een partnerschap.

Mocht je, je geroepen voelen; neem dan contact op met Marit Otto

Als gevolg van de veranderingen is het misschien tijdelijk sneller via bovenstaande email te mailen.

Binnen twee weken kunt u gewoon weer mailen met Dit email adres is steeds actief maar mogelijk duurt het iets langer voordat u antwoord krijgt.

Met vriendelijke groet,

Marit Otto en Dennis Bakker