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24 September 2020 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s The Architect


The Architect by Gloopz immediately grabs the eye with its soft, pastel sunset shades. I like how the solid colors of the sunset have the style of stenciled graffiti, keeping the detail minimal so as to make the shapes of the buildings the focal point. There’s a lot of detail in that skyline, not just windows but also antennas and even a watercolor, and that realism helps the idea come to life. At the bottom, the tiny artist works. The white lines show his sketched first draft efforts, and make the ultimate beauty and scale of the piece seem even more impressive. Child-like proportions and over-sized clothing make the artist read as very young, which adds to the sense of wonder. I also love the shape the art takes, a gradual V of color that reminds me of a shirt peeking through a half-zippered hoodie.

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 September 2020 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Just Try It

Just Try It by Sebasebi might be the most well-intentioned logo parody I’ve ever seen. While athletic companies are usually about being the best, being first, and never stopping, this twist of the messaging gives a more gentle commandment. Nike’s K becomes a C, subtly setting the scene for other differences. The famous swoosh, once an indicator of speed, becomes an arm offering a cheerful thumbs up. And instead of the challenge “Just do it,” this piece offers a suggestion: “Just try it.” After all, every bit of positivity injected into the world makes a difference- even if you’re not (yet?) able to rise to the challenge every time. It’s the nice way of asking people to be nice.

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 September 2020 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Fries

Fries by Ian Byers is a slick Friends parody, that, very much like the show, ought to appeal to a pretty wide audience. After all, who doesn’t like Friends, and who doesn’t like french fries? It’s a combination of two popular subjects, and the mashup feels natural because of the commonality in letters- the show’s logo only needed to drop two letters to make it happen, so the new piece is a smooth evolution of the original. Like friends, fries come in a group. And while the original pals sipped milkshakes, seeing these salty snacks with milkshakes might leave a viewer hungry for both- everyone knows fries are even tastier dipped in a shake!

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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03 September 2020 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Groot Beer

Groot Beer by Coddesigns has a great concept, using Groot to headline a beer label in a way that feels reminiscent of Green Man style labels and Oktoberfest imagery. The quality of work has a professional polish, even down to the highlights of the textured banners and the intricate lines of the borders. This elevates the designs and makes it feel like a real product rather than a silly pop culture joke. That said, there are still plenty of references for the pop culture minded! Eagle-eyed fans will spot the whole Guardians of the Galaxy crew toasting mugs in silhouette form in the bottom section, and the art’s text connect to movie and comics references as well. It’s always nice to see a design succeed so completely at both art and parody.

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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27 August 2020 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s We Are Back

We Are Back by Enkel Dika imagines retro gaming in terms of survivors of an apocalypse. Given the beat-up nature of some used merchandise and the fact that it literally enjoys a second life as new gamers discover it, the undead zombie metaphor is apt- and even better, it makes for some cool visuals. So an NES controller’s faceplate crumbles and cracks, revealing the circuits underneath. The red button that falls off has the same energy as a zombie with a drooping, damaged eye. And the background has even more to offer, with famous characters chowing down on each others’ brains, while a leaping Link aims to even the score by beheading monsters with his trademark sword. The orange half-circle that forms the backdrop feels like a setting sun, marking the end of a gaming era as these relics attempt to prolong their time in the limelight.

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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20 August 2020 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s AM PM

AM PM by EduEly contrasts the moods of morning and night by showing the preferred beverages of a charming cat. The morning kitty is all business, with professional glasses and a quietly contented expression, savoring the aroma of his first cup of coffee. Night is a very different scene, when glasses turn to sunglasses, his mouth extends to a huge grin, and his overflowing mug of beer must be grasped enthusiastically with both hands. The big picture in each frame is similar, but the details are expertly used to tell two different stories. For me, the only missed opportunity is in the drink doodles that sit next to the AM and PM captions at the top. It’s unnecessarily repetitive, and showing another element in its place (bean/hops or sun/moon for example) could have fulfilled the same purpose by showing the contrast in a new way.

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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13 August 2020 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Fun Ride

Fun Ride by Enkel Dika points out what every nerd knows to be true- science and math are awesome! Here, some ordinary-looking diagrams and formulas have been doctored up so that even the least geeky can understand their appeal. The graph was always describing the relationship between time and space, but making it the specific journey of an astronaut surfing through the galaxy allows everyone to see what the lines meant. In this design, even the formulas aren’t just boring, hard to understand text- the equation just to the right of the astronaut literally spells out the message “Fun Ride.” Great work!

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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