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09 July 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s In the Woods

In the Woods by dandingeroz does a great job of communicating the vastness of nature. The height of the shirt is used well, creating the illusion of heavily forested mountains in the way it layers foggy lines of treetops over each other. You get the sense that anything could be in those foggy patches, and that if the clouds disappeared the scene would suddenly be even more lush with plants and animals. This technique of using fog as a major element helps the design to sit well on the white fabric of the shirt, turning that blankness into just more heavy mist. The pair of bears and lonely tent at the bottom of the piece do a good job of establishing a scale for the art, as well as adding to the narrative of nature as a place full of life and wildness that a camper could be surrounded by, and maybe even lost in. A great design, my only wish is that the print was bigger to give even more of a sense of the largeness of the wild.

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 July 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Morning Is Coming

Morning Is Coming by TaylorRoss combines coffee with Game of Thrones. For me, the most charming aspect of this piece is how well the coffee’s expression captures the cute, but horrified and generally bewildered look of Jon Snow. I also love the replacement of the sword with a spoon, as it increases the humor of the situation to see a weapon switched with something so safe and toothless. The text is spot-on to the font it parodies, completing the design nicely (and the pale circle background does well to unite the drawing and slogan). All in all, it’s a well-made piece, and should appeal to coffee drinking fantasy 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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25 June 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Saltador Interestelar

Saltador Interestelar by MoisEscudero hits upon a really cool visual similarity between the swirl of a galaxy and the splash of an object entering water. To this end, a diving board and an astronaut are employed, letting the spaceman take a big moonwalk-ish leap from the board and then several spins before diving into a photo realistic galaxy. It’s smart work, and the commitment to the astronaut’s epic contortions adds a lot of humor. That said, I’m disappointed that the image doesn’t look better on the shirt. The way everything is printed on the center of the shirt, and so small, really does nothing to capitalize on the concept, and in fact slightly hides the punchline by making the diving board stand out so much more than the galaxy splash. I wish that instead the artwork had been massaged into a single, tall column, so that the astronaut’s dive would hang tightly toward the side seam of the shirt, traveling from the top of the chest to the bottom hem. Sometimes a big idea needs a big print to truly do it justice.

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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15 June 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s TrumPet

TrumPet by expo01 is a lovely bit of cartooning, illustrating the instrument’s name into a pun by literally turning it into a pet dog. It’s a drawing full of lovely moments, using the trumpet’s bell as a face, complete with floppy dog ears and a cheerful grin. The mouthpiece wags like a tail, adding further to the image of a happy pup. And even the lettering is a bit playful, with slightly uneven thickness and heights in the strokes used to form the letters, making them seem to move a bit as you look at them. My favorite moment, though is the way the feet are handled- they’re drawn in like music notes, doing double-duty as simplified paws. It’s a great choice that helps unite the design’s two halves.

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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08 June 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Strongbox

Strongbox by Fernando Sala is a well-crafted cartoon, and one that effortlessly makes its angles work so that all the shapes on the design appear dimensional and to have been reflected properly. The cardboard box is a familiar, relatable fellow with his dapper This Side Up marking and tiny bicep. Meanwhile, the strongbox practically seems ready to burst out of the mirror, all hardness, metal, and intimidation compared to the shipping box. It’s a cute moment, and one that I think takes on some added resonance for English-speakers. After all, we’re much more likely to call that object in the mirror a Safe than a Strongbox. So when he’s building muscle, it’s with the intention of being Safe. It’s a slightly different, sweeter goal than just trying to look tough, and makes the little guy even easier to root for.

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 June 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Bear Loves Beer

Bear Loves Beer by coffeeman is an appealing combination, pairing the beloved animal with a much-enjoyed beverage. I think part of the fun here is the way it comes so close to scratching that pun itch with the similar sounding words bear and beer. And given their propensity for hibernating and impressive food consumption, the slow, shambling strut of a bear can feel a bit drunk-ish, making the comparison work well. Calling out the word beer through the curving of the tube on top is a fun choice because it adds a bit of playful wackiness to the proceedings, especially since yellow and black are the only colors used in the piece and the yellow grabs the eye so quickly. That said, I wish that the face of the bear was a bit less heavy on the contrast- he ends up looking striped, and I think a more subtle progression between dark and light would have created a more realistic fur texture.

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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25 May 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Wilderness

Wilderness by dandingeroz is a neat spin on the trend of using silhouettes filled with landscapes that suggest detail. The difference here is that there’s no forced silhouette, and the dark lines of the tree on the white shirt are all the outline needed to create the deer. In another innovation, there’s also some shading offered within the shape that gives the deer’s head some dimension. I’m torn on that choice, because while I appreciate how it clarifies the animal’s form and makes it feel more real, there’s also no real attempt to mask the shading as clouds which might have helped the tree scene to feel more authentic. At any rate, the effect is strong and I love the way the stiff branches are livened up with birds perched on them and flying out of the animal’s confines. It helps the art to feel loose and free despite the technical requirements of the style.

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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