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29 August 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Lord of the Drinks

Lord of the Drinks by Rafaelgafa keeps things relatively simple with this nerd-friendly drinking shirt, replacing some Lord of the Rings wording with beer ones. But while it’s not very deep at first glance, the concept was made more strong with a couple of smart details that make it much more appealing. One is that the beer barrel in the center isn’t as ordinary as it first appears- when you look closer, you can see that the barrel’s rings are inscribed with a message similar to that with the fantasy epic’s famous ring. Another nice moment is the curling of the grain at the bottom of the piece, making them resemble the Celtic scrolling so common in fantasy imagery. I do think more could have been done to unite the beer and Lord of the Rings concepts, but to be honest I think the target audience is going to be quite happy with this design as-is. It’s a solid, wearable design.

Pampling has two options for winners of their contest. XPress winners earn 1 euro per shirt sold, with a minimum of 100 euros guaranteed. If the design sells well, designers may have the option of earning 500 euros to give Pampling the exclusive printing rights for one year. The second option is Classic winners, who earn 680 euros cash and 120 euros in t-shirts (or 720 euros cash) for the first 400 units and exclusive rights for 3 years. If the design is reprinted, the artist earns 850 euros cash and 150 euros in Pampling products (or 900 euros cash).

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14 August 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Deuche Lorean

Deuche Lorean by chpere is a fun take on Back to the Future, imagining another iconic car in place of the famous Delorean. I like that this version maintains the wing-style car doors of the original, but otherwise stays true to the old-fashioned look of the Beetle. While the real BTTF car was all about futuristic cool, this one brings to mind bumbling protagonists blundering their way through the past, like a weird Herbie sequel. But while time travel is definitely a futuristic concept, the fact remains that if most people are asked what they’d do with a time machine, their first response is to name a moment in the past. So in a sense, although the approach of using an uncool older-looking car might seem backwards, it’s actually in someways more suited to the task. While the design feels right to me conceptually, though, I have to say that I think the actual printed design misses the mark a bit. By printing this art on a grey shirt, I feel like the design gets really lost in the similarly colored fabric. I’d have liked to see a medium blue that let both the car and the flames stand out instead of this more monotone approach.

Pampling has two options for winners of their contest. XPress winners earn 1 euro per shirt sold, with a minimum of 100 euros guaranteed. If the design sells well, designers may have the option of earning 500 euros to give Pampling the exclusive printing rights for one year. The second option is Classic winners, who earn 680 euros cash and 120 euros in t-shirts (or 720 euros cash) for the first 400 units and exclusive rights for 3 years. If the design is reprinted, the artist earns 850 euros cash and 150 euros in Pampling products (or 900 euros cash).

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17 July 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s I Am You

I Am You by ManuelDA is a reference to the anime Spirited Away, but what I like about it is that the theme of the artwork is so strong that you really don’t need to be familiar with the movie at all to appreciate this shirt. There’s a prevailing sense of the importance of connection in this design, which shows the characters as united in two different ways. At first they face away from each other, but a thin thread of something still weaves them together. Below, they’re separated by the city, but still reach out to each other and connect. Bright colors and detailed silhouettes ensure that every inch of the piece feels interesting and vibrant.

Pampling has two options for winners of their contest. XPress winners earn 1 euro per shirt sold, with a minimum of 100 euros guaranteed. If the design sells well, designers may have the option of earning 500 euros to give Pampling the exclusive printing rights for one year. The second option is Classic winners, who earn 680 euros cash and 120 euros in t-shirts (or 720 euros cash) for the first 400 units and exclusive rights for 3 years. If the design is reprinted, the artist earns 850 euros cash and 150 euros in Pampling products (or 900 euros cash).

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26 June 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Dementor’s Kiss

Dementor’s Kiss by 2mzdesign finds humor by combining two very different concepts, one a cartoon and the other a horror villain. It definitely feels off-kilter to see something so creepy paired with a familiar cartoon character, and the clash is highlighted in the art with an emphasis on shadow in the dementor and focus on smooth lines and shapes with Kenny. My favorite aspect of the design, though, is the way it sits on the shirt. I love the way the dementor oozes onto the scene from the left shoulder, and the strong asymmetry of the art. These choices contribute to the feel of discomfort and fright in the art and raise the level of the concept because of how thoroughly it commits to it.

Pampling has two options for winners of their contest. XPress winners earn 1 euro per shirt sold, with a minimum of 100 euros guaranteed. If the design sells well, designers may have the option of earning 500 euros to give Pampling the exclusive printing rights for one year. The second option is Classic winners, who earn 680 euros cash and 120 euros in t-shirts (or 720 euros cash) for the first 400 units and exclusive rights for 3 years. If the design is reprinted, the artist earns 850 euros cash and 150 euros in Pampling products (or 900 euros cash).

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05 June 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Infinity Search

Infinity Search by Vallina84 caught my attention because it does something few infinity symbol designs do- it greats a full environment for the symbol to exist in. The flight pattern of the cloud feels even cooler when you know it’s all happening high up in the sky, with other clouds both above and below as stars twinkle behind. The speed trail behind the cloud does a solid job of making it feel like it’s moving at a strong clip, so there’s a lot of motion in the art. And of course, using the dragonballs and compass to frame the symbol in the center create a good sense of balance while at the same time establishing more strong connections to the original property. Very well done.

Pampling has two options for winners of their contest. XPress winners earn 1 euro per shirt sold, with a minimum of 100 euros guaranteed. If the design sells well, designers may have the option of earning 500 euros to give Pampling the exclusive printing rights for one year. The second option is Classic winners, who earn 680 euros cash and 120 euros in t-shirts (or 720 euros cash) for the first 400 units and exclusive rights for 3 years. If the design is reprinted, the artist earns 850 euros cash and 150 euros in Pampling products (or 900 euros cash).

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22 May 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Space Golf

Space Golf by Gonenlisalih imagines a black hole as a potential hole in one, with hilarious results. I think the style mix here is very effective, using a cartoon for its moon scene and a more realistic halftone, detailed technique to call out the black hole in space. That helps the gag to feel more natural. Size of the elements mean that the last part of the design most viewers notice is the earth, hovering just over the moon’s horizon and forming the golf ball for this astronaut’s game. It’s a detail that perfectly caps off the joke, and makes each piece of the design to feel important and necessary. Even the other far away stars start to seem like shots that didn’t quite hit their mark and just kept flying, headed for some distant celestial sand trap.

Pampling has two options for winners of their contest. XPress winners earn 1 euro per shirt sold, with a minimum of 100 euros guaranteed. If the design sells well, designers may have the option of earning 500 euros to give Pampling the exclusive printing rights for one year. The second option is Classic winners, who earn 680 euros cash and 120 euros in t-shirts (or 720 euros cash) for the first 400 units and exclusive rights for 3 years. If the design is reprinted, the artist earns 850 euros cash and 150 euros in Pampling products (or 900 euros cash).

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01 May 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Geek!

Geek! by Unaifg is a fun, simple cartoon concept. In it, a traditional six-sided die pokes fun at a 20-sided die and calls it a geek in Portuguese. What’s nice is that the cartooning is clear enough in its implication that it is able to work without being translated, to a degree. It’s very clear that the white die is accusing the red fellow of something, and since that style of dice is so commonly associated with nerds, an educated guess will get most viewers to the right neighborhood. That said, I’d have loved to see the interaction play out without words at all. What if the speech bubble held a pair of black glasses instead (maybe even with tape on the nose)? This is such a wonderful concept that I wish it was represented in a way that could reach more fans.

Pampling has two options for winners of their contest. XPress winners earn 1 euro per shirt sold, with a minimum of 100 euros guaranteed. If the design sells well, designers may have the option of earning 500 euros to give Pampling the exclusive printing rights for one year. The second option is Classic winners, who earn 680 euros cash and 120 euros in t-shirts (or 720 euros cash) for the first 400 units and exclusive rights for 3 years. If the design is reprinted, the artist earns 850 euros cash and 150 euros in Pampling products (or 900 euros cash).

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