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16 August 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Watermelon Ratio

Watermelon Ratio by Kinkajou88 gives a famous formula a fresh summer twist. By constructing the Golden Ratio segments out of watermelon slices instead of empty curves, it gives the feeling of eating a never-ending pile of melon. Plus, because of the seeds being used, it introduces some new complexity to the form with the gradually shrinking dot pattern, creating two smaller curved lines that mirror the angles of the large green peels. Light distressing helps the concept to seem more timeless, and also helps to hide the cut-and-paste nature of the segments. It all works really well together, though I do wonder if varying the thickness of the green peels so they meet smoothly instead of with a hard step down in size might have been even more effective.

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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09 August 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Choco Abdominal

Choco Abdominal by Fernando Sala is a fun twist on the idea of exercising to get a six pack. Using the rigid chunks of a candy bar to represent muscles just feels funny, mixing unhealthiness with health and using the hardness we expect of candy bars as another reason for the viewer to see strain in the snack’s actions- it can take a lot of force to break a chunk off a thick chocolate bar, so you have to think this poor fellow has very little chance of completing a similar motion for some sit-ups. On top of the great concept, I also like the choice to add a headband to the character. By doing this, the two sections at the top are obscured, creating the perfect number of six being toned below. Even the small water bottle does its part in this design by balancing the art and emphasizing the huge upward motion achieved by the chocolate. Nice work.

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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02 August 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Space Heartbeat

Space Heartbeat by Carbine keeps things simple but effective. I like that the first element the viewer notices is the heartbeat line, immediately setting the tone and establishing the stakes of the scene with a panicked-looking beat. After that, the astronaut’s angle and pose make sense- he seems off-balance and especially vulnerable hanging there among distant stars. That’s when the narrative truly pays off- the astronaut’s safety tether doesn’t just fade out into darkness, it looks savagely ripped. Barring a miracle, this spaceman appears to be doomed, and every inch of the art pays tribute to the drama of the moment and the isolation of this predicament.

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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19 July 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s G-Astronomy

G-Astronomy by UmbertoVicente is wonderfully surreal, using the spiral shape of a galaxy to stand in for the pattern made by a liquid being stirred. The play between large and small makes for some good humor, and I like the subtle way the darker G at the bottom joins the two concepts in a single word. By using the word gastronomy, I think many foodie types will also make the connection with the phrase Molecular Gastronomy and appreciate the way this displays its big-picture polar opposite. Solid concept backed up with a competent illustration for a shirt that has a unique appeal to those who like both space and food.

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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12 July 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Allergic to Your Bullshit

Allergic to Your Bullshit by EduEly is a very relatable slogan, and encapsulates the annoyance of allergies well. Just a constant stream of runny noses, congestion, and general aches, all because of a largely invisible source. It’s bullshit. And it mirrors some of the same qualities as dealing with an irritating person- it’s repetitive, gives you a headache, and it feels like it will never end. You can see the cat’s misery in this design and feel terrible for the poor critter, while also appreciating that for a lot of others, the cat is the cause of the allergies. It’s the human condition- one man’s quirk is another man’s pet peeve, and we’re all bound to annoy each other with our bullshit eventually. So the slogan and choice of a cat as the protagonist is perfect, although I can’t help but notice that a highlight line at the edge of the dark sections of the cat’s ears would make them read more clearly, making the piece even better.

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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21 June 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s The Infinity Controller

The Infinity Controller by Fatcakes is a clever take on Marvel’s Infinity Glove, translating the item’s famous colored stones and metallic sheen into a game controller. It’s a smart mashup because there’s so much overlap between comic book fans and gamers, and it’s impressive how well the two objects fit together visually. Labels on the buttons take the references even further (especially marking one Snap instead of Start). And of course, that huge ENDGAME headline up top clinches the deal, putting a huge spotlight on the “game” connection in each half of the mashup and matching the Avengers logo’s familiar big capitals and italic.

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 June 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Color Message

Color Message by Walmazan is one hell of an illustration. With her unibrow and distinct floral head decoration, this character is instantly recognizable as Frieda Kahlo. But this is no passive portrait of a historic figure, instead we see the artist as an action hero. She ducks low in a dramatic pose, wielding her paintbrush like a sword. A pink cape peeks out over her shoulder, cementing her as a kind of superhero and frantic white dashes emphasize her motion. As she struggled with serious injury, this is something she wouldn’t have been able to do in life, and that helps to highlight that the design is a metaphor for the strength, power, and skill her artwork demonstrated to the world. Her paintings were an attack on the establishment, and that paintbrush was indeed a weapon.

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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