A woman wearing a dolphins leaping New Zealand all-over printed t-shirt with her hair all over her face.

April 2020
Dear Surface Dweller,

We’re excited to announce our fab Surface Active TeeSpring store has popped up! Our Surface Active Artwear celebrates some of the beautiful assets of New Zealand. Please pause & peruse our first few designs over at Teespring—Adelie penguins, Tuatara, and Dolphins leaping, Kaikoura.

Adelie penguins, Antarctica

from Surface Active

Noisy, stinky & aggressive in reality but ain’t they cute? This design is a chuckle with penguins coming & going on the front and back. By the magic of art the white cotton of a plain teeshirt is transformed into Antarctic sea ice so this design is available on white only.

a woman in an Adelie penguin white t-shirt with her all over her face

This imagery tells a tale of a dramatic before and after scene that unfolded when this formation of hungry Adelie penguins hesitated near the edge of the Antarctic sea ice, then they were suddenly faced with a leopard seal on the prowl in the waters just below.

This Adelie penguin all-over print, is available here.


Design firm: Surface Active
Art direction: Design pARTners, Chrissie Terpstra and Shaun Waugh
Client: Surface Active
Graphic designer: Shaun Waugh

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Join the conversation! 2 Comments

  1. Great design there guys. I am new to WordPress. I followed you and I would really appreciate a follow back. Here is what I do: I seek to empower women to find their inner queen. Lots of content is coming soon. I might also come out with merchandise such as t-shirts, mugs, phone cases etc in the future with empowering messages on them. However for now, I am just focused on empowering women with information. I look forward to supporting your content.

    • Thanks for your review and kind comments. Will follow back. Apologies for the long delay in responding. Since April I have been single-mindedly focussed on launching the Surface Active store properly, with a good range of our designs on apparel and homewares. Which I have just completed today. You can read more about that in my latest blog post. Your idea to develop a storefront with merchandise is a good one, I wish you the best of luck with that venture.


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