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January 19, 2010

Branded Signature

This is email correspondence with Norweigan artist Jens Werner Andersen


Read about your project in the Norwegian art magazine "Billedkunst". Nice Blanket, and a nice project. I used to sign all my paintings with the swosh until Nike sued me.

Good luck with your project. Hope you make it further than I did.

Best regards

Jens Werner Andersen


Hi Jens,
Thanks for emailing. I just got a copy yesterday in the mail and was excited. I don't have any idea what it says of course. Your project sounds interesting, what year did you get sued and how much did they sue you for? The Nike Blanket project started almost 7 years ago and Nike has never been in touch. I stopped expecting to hear anything years ago. Thanks for letting me know about the project, I'll post about it on the microRevolt blog.


I was sued in 2005, we settled, I had to pay their expenses (about 7000$) and had to write a statement saying I would never use their logo again. Adidas is now my prefered brand. I can sign anything with the logo (anything but art). It's my signature on my drivers license and my passport.
Merry Christmas

Jens I think also painted this house in the Burberry pattern. link


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