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18 January 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Dive In

Dive In by Bukmek is a great take on the experience of reading a book. First hovering outside the narrative, suddenly the plot grabs you and you’re drawn into this strange new world’s rotation. It’s a scenario readers instinctively understand, and the astronaut’s progress is dotted out with a path of stars to make his trajectory even more clear. What I especially enjoy, though, is the clash between the 3D of the astronaut and the 2D of the universe as it lies flat on the page. It’s a neat way of illustrating the nature of books, which have hidden depths and the ability to immerse readers inside their pages. While the space subject matter probably especially appeals towards sci-fi fans, I think the concept speaks strongly enough to have appeal for readers of all stripes.

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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11 January 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Born Genius

Born Genius by skitchism has a slogan a lot of people can relate to, worrying that the rigors of formal schooling may have robbed them of some essential spark of creativity. It’s an absurd thought, of course, and the slogan’s emphasis on the word Genius makes it clear that it’s exaggerating for comedic effect. But it’s a playful concept as well, and it’s fun to think that if not for responsible choices in your past, your present might be a bit more magnificent. I like the way the lettering adds emphasis to the words, with a big, blocky, bold look for genius, while Education adopts a formal script. Ruined Me is messy and scrawled, almost as though so much was given to education that there’s nothing left to give. I like how while the rest is in white, Ruined Me is much more subtle as dark grey text on an orange ribbon- it hides the punchline just enough to make it funnier when you get there. Solid 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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01 January 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Tee Contest Year in Review(s): 2018

As another year of shirt design has come to a close, here’s a look at the best and brightest designs for each month in 2018!

January

Ancorado (Cinza Mascla) by Camiseteria and Zakeu Silva

“…bright pops of sea green represent lights, giving the whole illustration the feel of being deep underwater.”

– Camiseteria’s Ancorado (Cinza Mescla), January 26th, 2018


February

Rise From the Ashes by Dale Hutchinson

“Are they travelers who have stumbled upon this scene? Or maybe culprits who caused the mayhem and walked away unscathed?”

– Camiseteria’s Rise From the Ashes, February 23rd, 2018


March

 

Birds With Arms by Nicholas Ginty (Gintron)

“It’s a great concept because it takes something every day and with a simple edit makes it strange and extraordinary.”

– Threadless: Birds With Arms and more new this week, March 1st, 2018


April

Loup Loup by Amandine Meyer

“Each strange plant feels like imagination blossoming, and it’s all made even better by the strange, cartoony human-like figure who frolics within the chaos.”

– Monsieur Poulet’s Loup Loup, April 20th, 2018


May

Alien Abduction Club by Steven Rhodes (blue sparrow)

“…it was brilliant to use The Babysitters Club, one of the most mundane and safe of the genre, as the base of the parody- that very sensible grounding makes the final product feel more unsettling.”

– Threadless: Alien Abduction Club and more new this week, May 31st, 2018


June

Hectic Rain by Florent Bodart (speakerine)

“The differing lengths of the lines and the way they bunch together in some places while remaining sparse in others feels very much like the haphazard scatter of actual rainfall.”

– Threadless: Hectic Rain and more new this week, June 7th, 2018


July

No Worries by Cody Weiler (csweiler)

“The spacing of NO, with each letter as an eye, leads the viewer to read it with a lazy drawl, emphasizing the relaxed feel of the slogan.”

– Threadless: No Worries and more new this week, July 20th, 2018


August

Who Gives a Sh*t? by Steven Rhodes (blue sparrow)

“Parodying the overly innocent earnestness of those stories with the very adult language and sentiment of the text makes for a really funny juxtaposition…”

– Threadless: Who Gives a Sh*t? and more new this week, August 30th, 2018


September

Tiny Triceratops by Wawawiwa (wawawiwa)

“The style mix of using a photograph for the pencil shavings and dark, drawn lines for the rest is very effective, creating a fun mix of reality and fantasy.”

– Threadless: Tiny Triceratops and more new this week, September 13th, 2018


October

Tokyo Zoo by Michael Buxton (DinoMike)

“…my favorite moment is the way the gorilla seems to wave at the central Godzilla…”

– Threadless: Tokyo Zoo and more new this week, October 12th, 2018


November

Wanderlust by Mike Marshall (Mike Marshall)

“Even the color palette feels a bit weary, like it’s baked in the sun a bit too long and lost some of its vibrancy.”

– Threadless: Wanderlust and more new this week, November 15th, 2018


December

I’m Koalified by Trecho

“I love how instantly shady the little guy looks- with his winking eye and hand signaling “Ok,” he looks very untrustworthy.”

– Pampling’s Koalified, December 30th, 2018


That wraps it up for 2018, but you can see how t-shirt art fared in past years in Compete-tee-tion’s 2017, 201620152014201320122011, and 2010 contest roundups.

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30 December 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Koalified

I’m Koalified by Trecho starts with a fun pun, and the cartoon koala supports it really well. I love how instantly shady the little guy looks- with his winking eye and hand signaling “Ok,” he looks very untrustworthy. Even though he’s sporting the trappings of legitimacy with a graduation cap, business suit, and briefcase, his demeanor is a reminder not to trust appearances and that it’s always better to read the fine print. The clumsiness of the pun is part of what makes it work, because it implies a certain laziness and lack of effort that mirrors what you’d imagine the koala’s abilities to be. After all, they’re an animal best known for eating leaves and sleeping in trees, they don’t seem like they’d really sweat the details.

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 December 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Studio Brand

Studio Brand by JayHai is one of many designs parodying the Adidas logo, but what caught my eye about this one was the way it incorporated so many elements of the Studio Ghibli universe rather than focusing on one object, as most of these logo parodies do. It’s a choice that feels very natural with each of three iconic characters forming one of the logo’s three points, and a fourth character manages to sneak in near the text where a copyright or trademark symbol might normally be. It’s smart work, does a good job of conveying the personality of the characters in their facial expressions, and has a roughness to the remaining logo stripes that gives the design a hand drawn feel that reflects the art of the cartoons. Solid 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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14 December 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s We Can Undo It

We Can Undo It by Gebelia parodies the famous We Can Do It poster with a pair of keys united in undoing our mistakes. My favorite aspect of this piece is the way it isn’t afraid to stray from the original by showing full bodies for the keys (instead of just from the arms up). The choice to really humanize the keys by giving them both arms and legs amps up the humor of the situation, making it seem even more ridiculous that these little cartoons are tasked with fixing our mistakes. I like that there’s a degree of difference between the two, with one favoring their left arm while the other prefers their right, making them slightly more unique characters despite their identical costumes and builds. And of course, it only makes sense that Ctrl takes control and delivers the line, while Z silently agrees.

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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07 December 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Pizza Kong

Pizza Kong by Ilustrata is part of the artist’s series that casts popular foods as giant movie monsters, and for my money this is an especially strong pairing. For starters, there’s something cool about taking a food like pizza, which has the reputation for causing nightmares when eaten too late, and putting it in something of a nightmare scenario. Similarly, it’s always fun to see food eating people instead of the other way around. Even the shape of the pizza slice seems to lend itself to this kind of treatment, so top-heavy that it seems to careen off-balance as it swats at the fighter planes. We live in a world where fast food, including pizzas, seem to make their servings more generous with every year, making this gargantuan slice seem… well, not totally out of the realm of possibility! Maybe this is what happens when pizza is left too long in the fridge and it finally goes bad…

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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