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22 July 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Retro Technology

Retro Technology by Rtcifra grabs the eye immediately with its bright, 80s neon color palette. No color is used too much or too little, instead they’re all parceled across the canvas in a way that makes the eye leap from one shape to the next. The assortment of objects is well-chosen, with items ranging from gaming controllers to music devices to communication tools and even a film canister. Each was once common and utterly unremarkable, but has now faded out of public usage. But while you’re unlikely to see a floppy disk these days, it and all these other contraptions capture the spirit of an era and evoke a strong nostalgia in those who remember it. 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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15 July 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Evil Queen

Evil Queen by JayHai uses a famous image of Queen’s Freddie Mercury and recreates the pose with Disney’s Famous Evil Queen. It’s a surprisingly effective mix, with the gold color of Freddie’s yellow coat suddenly feeling quite regal when it matches the queen’s crown. Another brilliant moment is the way the upraised hand has been altered, with Freddie’s fist turned into the queen’s hand grasping her iconic apple. While Freddie’s gesture feels powerful and triumphant, the queen’s face reads more darkly determined, suiting her evil sensibilities. My only quibble with the piece is the inclusion of the word “Evil” above the “Queen” text. While small, the less sophisticated font choice brings down the level of the art. It’s also unnecessary, as the mashup is clear without the text.

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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08 July 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Yin Yang Cat

Yin Yang Cat by Vo Maria uses two cuddling cats to form a basic yin yang shape. It’s a solid concept, backed up well by the casual, almost doodled style of the illustration. While well-rendered, the looseness of the strokes and wobbly edges of the shapes help this design to feel like a piece expertly but quickly dashed off by a skilled artist. It’s also a style that helps the cats to feel alive and in motion, like the perfect shape of their snuggle is a moment in time, one that might be quickly lost as they adjust their position. The design also benefits from not being too insistent on being true to the yin yang shape- using the curve of the tail to stand in for the shape’s dot helps the concept to feel much more natural than a literal spot would have.

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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01 July 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Magical World Edo

Magical World Edo by Dandingeroz infuses elements of Harry Potter into an unusual unrelated style, a traditional Japanese print. While there’s not much in common between a British boy wizard and an ancient Asian art style, the one thing they do share is truly epic moments. So seeing Harry in a heroic pose, shoulder defined by a massive tsunami wave, may not make sense, but it still feels right. The emotional content matches. Plus, it just plain looks cool. I love the soft colors of the mountain shapes, the gentle reflections of light on water, and the high drama of the snowy owl in flight directly towards the viewer. It’s like seeing movie magic through a different lens.

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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24 June 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Anime Dinner

Anime Dinner by Trheewood does what it says on the tin, populating the familiar structure of The Last Supper with an eclectic mix of anime characters. Studio Ghibli characters, to be exact. It’s impressive for one studio to have so much range that despite that limitation, it still feels so varied. I especially like the way creatures of all sizes (from a tiny Borrower perched at the table’s edge to a robot so long his stretched arms reach halfway across the table and even to Howl’s Moving Castle captured through a window) are all arranged in a way that feels natural. It’s well-illustrated, and so packed with detail that fans of the genre will appreciate spending time with the art and remembering all the characters.

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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17 June 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Sleeping Sheep

Sleeping Sheep by NemiMakeit centers on a great slogan, using the common phrase “It’s so easy I could do it with my eyes closed” and applying it to something always done with closed eyes, sleep. A lot of the fun of the piece is in how well the image reflects the themes of the words, with the sheep’s extra-thick eye lines calling attention to their closed nature. And while sheep and their counting is always associated with trying to fall asleep, its been drawn distinctively fluffy and cloud-like here in a way that reflects the ideas of dreaming and thought bubbles. Soft, pastel colors complete the gentle look.

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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10 June 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Second Breakfast Friends

Second Breakfast Friends by Fanfabio is one of many designs that uses the famous image of the Friends cast sharing milkshakes to demonstrate friendship between another group. What makes this design stand apart from the pack is the way it gives the meal itself extra billing, a brilliant move that makes the shirt not just about hobbits, but also about the extremely appealing custom of multiple extra meals that they get to live out. So even if you’re only a casual fan of this fantasy series, I wouldn’t be surprised if the sheer bounty and deliciousness of the lifestyle being shown still made this a pretty enticing shirt. And of course, the hobbits are very endearingly drawn as well, with touselled hair and round features that give them mischievous, rascally personalities.

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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