Back to the mothership

(Eng) Artwearness is next to the web-shop also based in hometown Zwolle @ (lets call it) the Mothership, for our live shirts and much more cool art from other artist/creatives, Warehouse Blauwdruck. (also known as little Berlin 🙂

Here you can sample what high quality shirts we sell and of course few of our unique designs. Some of them are not even for sale in the web-shop. So any trendsetting early bird should take a look. You could be the first one wearing it.

When: from the 15th of November. Where: Warehouse Blauwdruck, Sassenstraat 26, Zwolle.

(NL) Artwearness heeft naast haar web shop nog een basis in haar thuisstad Zwolle @ (laten we het) het moederschip (noemen), waar onze shirts live verkocht worden naast allerlei andere kunstzinnige items van kunstenaars en creatieven, Warehouse Blauwdruck. (ook wel bekend als klein Berlijn 😉

Hier kan je voelen wat voor hoge kwaliteit t-shirts we verkopen en natuurlijk onze unieke designs bekijken. Sommigen zijn nog niet eens te koop op de web-site. Dus elke trendsettende vroege vogel zou eigenlijk even moeten gaan kijken… je zou maar zomaar de eerste kunnen zijn die het draagt.

Waneer: vanaf 15 november. Waar: Warehouse Blauwdruck, Sassenstraat 26, Zwolle.

Back to the mothership

Discounted Machine Men

Design: Machine Men Discounted till oktober 05 2017. from 29,95 to 25,00.

Famous phrase from the Charley Chaplin Movie ‘ The Great Dictator’:

“Don’t give yourself to machine men with machine minds” .

It’s all over the news. Kim Jong-un and Donald J. Trump constantly bragging about their weapons of mass destruction. Obsessed with war. Will there be a nuclear-war between North Korea and the US?
Only time will tell I guess. Both have no means of standing down and showing a bit of humanity.

Experts tell us that Kim Jong-un has no means of starting a war and using his acclaimed weapons. He uses them only to scare the United States. He calls them his “gifts” for the States.
We can only hope that Kim Jong-un nor Donald J. Trump are clever enough not to push the buttons and launch their weaponry.

Nuclear warfare, death, destruction. Why? Because they want to show who has more power. Who can do most damage to the other, over the heads of innocent civilians. But what do they hope to achieve with a nuclear war? War is and never will be the answer to anything.

Our design originates from the famous Charlie Chaplin and The Final Speech from the “Great Dictator’.

Even though this was ment as a political satire against Adolf Hitler in 1940, it is still relevant to the present.

Even though Kim Jong-un, the 4-star general with no solid military background whatsoever, sounds like an evil and dangerous dictator, there are some claimed facts about him that make him look just silly.

Wear our design and support Charlie’s message. Don’t subside to those so called “superpowers” with their machine minds. We’re humans with the power to create peace. Lets put it to use.

Check us @ www.artwearness.com

-Davey van der Velden

 

 

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

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40441712

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.

 

Design ‘No Spares’

Design ‘No Spares’ @ Artwearness is extracted from an artwork of Marit Otto. With this design we remind you and everyone of the fact that we do have actually just one planet. Despite all the efforts of Elon Musk planning a trip to Mars with the first explorers. Brave, bravo! Once you went to the red there’s no turning back to the bleu planet. Despite of all scientists who signal all the time, the real change has to come from you, everyone and me.

This design and many more cool designs, is available at www.artwearness.com > check us!

For inspiration:

 

 

 

Happy Apocalypse

Design Happy Apocalypse; I can almost hear your thoughts right now, isn’t it a bit of a rough start of a new spring Monday. Well, yes. But not the way you expect. This particular design is extracted from an artwork of mine (mao’07) from 2007 ‘Apocalypse’. The artwork represents an apocalyptic concept of men but the tumbling figures are somewhere in between flying and falling.  It leaves the viewer with the question, are they having fun or what? Are the on their way to meet the creator or are they celebrating freedom? They are footloose, somewhere in between ecstasy and disaster. The choreography of life as I see it. Life is like an ocean with high tides and low tides, crushing and vibrant, destructive and glorious at the same time. We are not living the ultimate dream, we just try to maintain and survive the best we can. In the meanwhile enjoying our selves it if we are able too.

Design Happy Apocalypse is discounted during a period of one month! Check us @ www.,artwearness.com

Painting Apocalypse by Marit Otto 2007 (in art collection Isala, Zwolle)

Some extra inspiration on the subject:

 

 

 

 

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?

Check us: www.artwearness.com

Not Only Civilized (part two)

What is civilization really? We look upon our selves as civilized creatures. We went to school, dress our selves properly and are house broken. Early civilizations began to overrule the so-called inferior species (primitives). For very civilized reasons of course: they would bring civilization according to what they thought it meant. If the inferiors were not supportive about their submission, the civilized would force civilization on them for the good off all (although, they claimed). Take the Romans with their silly manors and their frivolous outfits, they left us with roads, aqua ducts, drainage canals, politic systems and nice touristic sites all over Europe. But they also introduced slavery on a larger scale (note: they were not the first) they were decadent and thought they were superior to the under developed cavemen like Vikings, Germans, Hispanics, Gauloises and so on. To concur is to civilize. The Roman civilization collapsed on excesses, decadency, politic disputes and paranoia and finally ceased her existence. So much for the Roman Empire. With our very well developed intellect and civilization you could think that from then it was only upwards! And we would have learned from history. No such thing is true; later on many empires inspired on the Romans tried to concur in new ways, new strategies but according to the same dogma. We still commemorate the Second World War. Even after this war everyone was convinced that this (racism, fascism, genocide) could never happen again. Little did we know? This war was not the last war; it is unfortunately one of many and many more to come. A lot of new Roman empires with other names and appearances are growing and expanding. The motto: make war, and bring (our idea of) civilization is still very trending. So that rises to the question; what is being civilized really? I hope to find the answer some day…

This thought is brought to you by Artwearness design ‘ Not Only Civilized On the Outside’. Also available in our web store www.artwearness.com

We are by far the most original but not the cheapest in the world because we try to make civilized choices by using slave free and sustainable t-shirts.

See what we have selected for you in the theme ‘ civilization’ see below.

http://www.ibtimes.com/kim-jong-un-quotes-10-provocative-things-north-koreas-dictatorial-leader-has-said-2471179

http://menstrait.com/article/32-worst-things-donald-trump-has-ever-said/

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/russia/12055826/Seven-quotes-that-show-Vladimir-Putin-is-still-in-charge.html

 

Shit Happens

Stepping out of the wrong side of the bed, bumping your little toe to the bedside, stumbling over the cat who’s constant at your feet to show you her affection, spilling milk over your fresh outfit, forgot your keys while you just slammed the door, missed the bus, forgot your lunchbox or to comb your hair, spinach between your teeth’s, two different socks, traffic jam, data loss, got fired, bad hair day, quiet desperation shit happens (and then you die)

Personal affairs can be shitty by them selves, you really don’t need the shit of the entire world. Still…you cannot close your eyes to it. Currently a large piece of coral is damaged by BAM at Curacao harbour. It happened by accident, they said. And they (BAM) will look in to it. If they appear to be guilty of the matter they will compensate. But who or what are they going to compensate? It took ages to grow; it took a minute to annihilate. It cannot be compensated by money and they cannot make new coral, that’s for sure. To get back on the shitty subject, there’s nothing you can do really, but saying he!, shit happens and proceed with whatever you were doing. And life’s goes on until it stops.

Who ever dived or snorkeld at Curacao or Bonaire knows how exeptional overwhelming, delicate and beautifull it is.

http://www.secore.org/site/our-work/detail/tourism-and-coral-reefs-in-curacao.26.html

Design Shit Happens is in store @ artwearness. Cool design and a little awareness. Check us out