"Do Unprofitable Things" - Mug 11oz - Artist Mug - Artichokes For Dinner T-Shirts & Stuff
"Do Unprofitable Things" - Mug 11oz - Artist Mug - Artichokes For Dinner T-Shirts & Stuff
"Do Unprofitable Things" - Mug 11oz - Artist Mug - Artichokes For Dinner T-Shirts & Stuff

"Do Unprofitable Things" - Mug 11oz - Artist Mug

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"Do Unprofitable Things" - Mug 11oz - Artist Mug

There a number of money-losing professions in this world that are major parts of our society, and we are major subscribers to the notion of doing them anyway. This may include teaching, activism, poetry, writing and art. Studies show that fine art majors, for example, make less money on average than people that didn't finish high school. We apply for arts grants, seek art jobs, but find what we need most is ample time to create. This store is run by musicians to fund touring and recording that usually come at a loss. Yet makers keep making. We take chances and create without consideration for how much money something will make or cost, though we are often forced to. This mug serves as a reminder that working for non-monetary gain is valid and important, and we cherish local artists. If you are looking for inspirational gifts for artists, or anyone deeply committed to their passions and beliefs that persist in spite of difficulties, consider this one.

Perfect for coffee, tea and hot chocolate, this classic shape white, durable ceramic mug in the most popular size. High quality sublimation printing makes it an appreciated gift to every true hot beverage lover.

.: White ceramic
.: 11 oz (0.33 l)
.: Rounded corners
.: C-Handle

This design is also available on a t-shirt.
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All items are printed on demand and may take one week to ship.  Domestic US orders typically arrive within two weeks or so.  International orders may take three or four weeks.  Covid-19 and other events may cause occasional delays.   Please reach out at any moment if you have questions about your order.  We do not offer express shipments at this time.  

We are musicians. We make t-shirts and other products to fund touring, gear repair, recording, and food. We are strong believers that unprofitable professions have immense value to society. These include musicians, artists, teachers and activists. We have to take chances and create without consideration for how much something will make or cost, though we are often forced to. Funding has to come from somewhere. Hence we made this shop. It turns out making t-shirts is a lot of fun and we are now addicted to it now too. As we grow, we hope you'll enjoy the original designs by us and our friends. We really appreciate your support.

We strive for customer satisfaction. If you are unhappy for any reason, please let us know and we will do our best to resolve the issue. If there is a manufacturing defect or other visible problem with your item, please snap a photo and send it to us in a message at info@artichokesfordinner.com. Because our items and printed on demand, orders cannot be cancelled or changed once placed, and items cannot be exchanged if the wrong item was ordered. However, please feel free to be in touch for any reason at any time during the process, and we always love to hear your feedback.

$4.99 for each mug.
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We are based in the US.  
Pricing is in USD.

Shirts & Sweatshirts: $5.99 flat rate for any number of t-shirts.
Mugs: $4.99.  Free if you buy two or more!
Socks: $4.99.  Free if you buy two or more pairs!
Leggings: $9.99.  Free if you buy two or more pairs!
Canvas art prints:  $9.99.  Free if you buy two or more!
Yes:  Buy any two or more from above categories and we will ship them free.
Masks, pillows and aprons do not ship internationally at this time

Different item types are printed and shipped by different companies.  If you order, say, three t-shirts, only one flat rate shipping fee will be charged.  If you order three t-shirts and a mug, additional shipping for the mug may be added.  

-Customs and Duties-

Customers are responsible for the payment of any fees, taxes or duties, such as VAT, related to shipment(s) to destinations outside of the United States. We are not responsible for any delays or refusals by customs, nor local laws that our content might offend. 

-Shipping Times-

International shipments typically take spend 3 to 4 weeks in the mail.  Our products are printed on demand, meaning we need time to print them before we ship.  Most orders go out within a week, usually sooner.  We are mostly back to normal now after covid-19 madness, but delays could return if lockdowns do. 

Delays can occur based on country, world events, and customs.  We've seen items arrive at Canadian destinations, for example, in as little as one week after shipment, but we've also seen them take almost a month.  In addition to passing through customs, events such as Covid-19, wildfires, and politics may all interfere with mail operations.  A tracking number is provided whenever possible.  

-Combined Shipments-

We combine multiple items into one shipment whenever we can.  However, some items may be shipped separately because they are printed at separate facilities.  For example, different companies produce our mugs and our t-shirts, so they will not arrive together.  Some t-shirts require special printing that our preferred printing service does not offer, and will be shipped separately.  


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