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04 August 2022 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Fun in the Sun

Fun in the Sun by Gamma-Ray has a fantastic look that is perfect for summer. The yellow to orange gradient on a cream shirt has the magic of faded vintage photographs, though the #Instagrim caption marks it as a modern take on that retro vibe. The punned caption is fun, as is Grim’s cheesy selfie pose- a nice parody of real social media behavior. Even better is the busy background, full of happy silhouetted people playing on the beach and fully unaware that the avatar of death has them in his sights. A perfect melding of a new, interesting concept and a look not often seen in the parody tee genre. Really nice!

Pampling has multiple prizes available. XPress Prize winners earn 1 euro for each product sold in the presale and XPress sale (with a guaranteed minimum of 500 euros). Shot Prize winners earn 1 euro per product sold (with a guaranteed minimum of 200 euros). Classic Prize winners get 300 euros. All designers are also potentially eligible for the 1000 euro Designer of the Month Prize (selected by the Pampling team taking into consideration sales success, priority, and participation).

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28 July 2022 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Recruit Your Demons

Recruit Your Demons by EduEly is a nice take on a classic slogan. I love the sweetness of the main cat, whose chunky frame and colorful spots make him seem very soft and harmless. But with his paws placed firmly on the cat skull beside him, it’s clear that he’s up to some dark deeds. From behind him, a creepy fog rises and gives way to a number of shadowy cat creatures- empty eyes and shaky, loose shapes make them seem like cat ghosts hiding in the darkness. The text also does well in helping to tell the story, with Demons getting most prominent billing with a script font, bright color, and a faded highlight for extra emphasis. That word feels scary, but it’s softened by the more playful look of the other text that brings it back to a humorous punchline. Good stuff!

Pampling has multiple prizes available. XPress Prize winners earn 1 euro for each product sold in the presale and XPress sale (with a guaranteed minimum of 500 euros). Shot Prize winners earn 1 euro per product sold (with a guaranteed minimum of 200 euros). Classic Prize winners get 300 euros. All designers are also potentially eligible for the 1000 euro Designer of the Month Prize (selected by the Pampling team taking into consideration sales success, priority, and participation).

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21 July 2022 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s The Working Dead

The Working Dead by EduEly combines zombies with the monotony of work life, and the results are hilarious. For starters, it’s very relatable- the phrase “everyday is a deadline” will feel familiar to most, as will the feeling of a severed hand continuing to work while its owner stares, empty-eyed, out into space. I also like the connection the artist makes between “brainstorms” and the zombie trait of eating brains. But for me the best part is all the details, like the way the zombie’s desk is actually a casket and hist chair is constructed of gravestones. This feeling of decay even continues in the zombie’s coffee cup, which is massively cracked down one side and drips its contents onto the desk’s paperwork. There’s a lot to notice and enjoy!

Pampling has multiple prizes available. XPress Prize winners earn 1 euro for each product sold in the presale and XPress sale (with a guaranteed minimum of 500 euros). Shot Prize winners earn 1 euro per product sold (with a guaranteed minimum of 200 euros). Classic Prize winners get 300 euros. All designers are also potentially eligible for the 1000 euro Designer of the Month Prize (selected by the Pampling team taking into consideration sales success, priority, and participation).

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14 July 2022 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Zen Music

Zen Music by Alfbocreative mixes peaceful vibes with music, with excellent results. There’s a lot about this design that works, but one of my favorite bits is how the dashed, sketchy style of the record’s pencilled lines forms a texture very much like the grooves of a vinyl disc. Another highlight is the sophisticated way that cherry blossoms grow around the turntable’s tone arm, their pink shades perfectly matching the record’s colorful label. Even the small written tag on the bottom left feels balanced, evening out the weight of the tone arm. It’s a great expression of visual harmony, all in the pursuit of musical harmony. How zen is that?

Pampling has multiple prizes available. XPress Prize winners earn 1 euro for each product sold in the presale and XPress sale (with a guaranteed minimum of 500 euros). Shot Prize winners earn 1 euro per product sold (with a guaranteed minimum of 200 euros). Classic Prize winners get 300 euros. All designers are also potentially eligible for the 1000 euro Designer of the Month Prize (selected by the Pampling team taking into consideration sales success, priority, and participation).

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07 July 2022 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Japan Night

Japan Night by Sebasebi is an unusual mashup, combining two famous paintings instead of rendering a currently popular thing in a painting’s style. It’s a great choice of pieces since The Great Wave Off Kanagawa has such a familiar structure, and Starry Night is such an outlier in its style- the combination is able to make both pieces equally recognizable, while also fusing them into something that stands on its own as beautiful and interesting. To me, the swooshes of the cresting waves are an especially successful area, drawing the eye and conveying motion well while also feeling very reminiscent of how the glow of stars was handled in the Van Gogh original. Excellent work, and a great shirt for fine art fans.

Pampling has multiple prizes available. XPress Prize winners earn 1 euro for each product sold in the presale and XPress sale (with a guaranteed minimum of 500 euros). Shot Prize winners earn 1 euro per product sold (with a guaranteed minimum of 200 euros). Classic Prize winners get 300 euros. All designers are also potentially eligible for the 1000 euro Designer of the Month Prize (selected by the Pampling team taking into consideration sales success, priority, and participation).

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30 June 2022 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Dark Side of the Cat

Dark Side of the Cat by Fanfabio transforms the famous Dark Side of the Moon album cover into something of an action scene. I love the contrast between the solidness of the white line and the confetti splatter of the rainbow it becomes, a very satisfying transition. The best part of the design, though, has got to be the cat’s amazing pose. It has all the raw athleticism of Nike’s Jumpman logo, except made adorable due to its feline protagonist and kittenish proportions. The cat is caught at a great moment, having just made contact with the white beam- it makes me feel like this is the outcome cats imagine when they chase laser dots. And the line drawing of the cat is handled really nicely as well, infused with the rainbow colors of the breaking beam above it. Very slick!

Pampling has multiple prizes available. XPress Prize winners earn 1 euro for each product sold in the presale and XPress sale (with a guaranteed minimum of 500 euros). Shot Prize winners earn 1 euro per product sold (with a guaranteed minimum of 200 euros). Classic Prize winners get 300 euros. All designers are also potentially eligible for the 1000 euro Designer of the Month Prize (selected by the Pampling team taking into consideration sales success, priority, and participation).

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23 June 2022 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Art Attack

Art Attack by Enkel Dika takes the famous Scream painting in a new direction. While the original piece channels the emotion of fear, this new version turns that vulnerability into an attack. Like the superhero comic Cyclops, the protagonist uses his raised hands to deactivate the visor covering his eyes and unleash a fire-y burst that blasts its way right through the painting’s frame. It’s well-illustrated, matching the dashed style and color palette of the masterpiece nicely. And I like the way the laser-eye effect feels of a similar visual language to the painting’s sky. The destruction of the frame works well with the superpower concept, and adds a fun moment of humor that I think will win this shirt a lot of fans.

Pampling has multiple prizes available. XPress Prize winners earn 1 euro for each product sold in the presale and XPress sale (with a guaranteed minimum of 500 euros). Shot Prize winners earn 1 euro per product sold (with a guaranteed minimum of 200 euros). Classic Prize winners get 300 euros. All designers are also potentially eligible for the 1000 euro Designer of the Month Prize (selected by the Pampling team taking into consideration sales success, priority, and participation).

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