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18 October 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s ABC Nerd

ABC Nerd by NemiMakeIt is a smorgasbord of geeky references, encapsulating some of the most fun characters and archetypes of nerdy media like film, TV, video games and comics. While a couple of the letters were outside my pop culture knowledge (anyone know what A and U are?), most are quickly recognizable and from properties geeks love to obsess over. For me, the most fun letters are the ones like Q, where the character naturally resembles the letter, and the ones that are able to clearly convey a character with very little information, like the F for Fry that only uses his hair and skin tone. I think most geeky types will enjoy this chance to quiz their knowledge, making it a tee that is great for starting a conversation.

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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11 October 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Zero Gravity

Zero Gravity by GammaRay is the kind of design that captures the imagination. By bringing the skateboard into space, it opens up a world of possibilities of insane tricks that couldn’t happen in any other environment. I also like the way the art emphasizes speed, so opposite to the usual depictions of outer space as slow-moving and vast. Filling the skateboard, speed lines, and faceplate with a busy patch of stars is a fun way of playing with foreground and background, making these sections fall into both categories and creating an interesting surreal effect. The use of red on the wheels is a good move, separating the board from the rest of the astronaut’s body and making it read as an individual object. 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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27 September 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Say Aaa

Say Aaa by Rodrigo Maia uses a famous rock logo to create a new gag. What I love here is the attention to detail with both characters feeling fully realized. The rocker is poured into some skinny jeans and sports a very metal wristband, capping off the look with a floppy hairstyle befitting a serious music fan. Meanwhile, the doctor is decked out all in white, calling even more attention to his shock of white hair and advanced age. Even better, both characters have their vision impaired (the rocker by his long bangs, and the doctor with his prominent glasses), which helps the logo mishap make a little more sense. Another neat moment is the way the text is handled, using rounded forms and bright highlights that are reminiscent of the logo’s style and help the art to all feel part of the same universe.

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 September 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s For Sale

For Sale by Nesk keeps things simple for an unexpected icy gag. I love how aspirational it is, taking the everyday object of the refrigerator and turning it into a real estate status symbol. Igloos are regularly used as symbols of cold, but this design makes that connection feel more fresh by spotlighting its small size as well. With the fridge towering far over the heads of both the character and his home, it’s much bigger than it would be in reality, but is the perfect proportion to imply two floors of living space (and each with their own door!). It’s funny that the rectangular shape of the fridge makes it read as modernist architecture in this context, another factor differentiating the two properties. The subtle heart, just barely visible, is a nice way to indicate the protagonist’s feelings even though we’re not able to see his face. Really great work, simple in style but rich in storytelling.

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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06 September 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s We Love Animals

We Love Animals by Laura Nagel is a sweet tribute to Frida Kahlo. The prominent unibrow makes Frida immediately recognizable, not really needing the labelled banner below. But instead of strictly imitating the painter’s original work, Nagel makes the wise choice of using her own minimal, cartooned style to explore Kahlo’s frequent motifs. So the subject matter is still there- the visible heart, lush plantscapes, animals and elaborate outfit, but it’s been seen through another set of eyes. I like the choice to encircle the piece in a frame of leaves, which creates the impression of Kahlo being embraced by the land itself, just as she embraces the animals.

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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30 August 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Disappointed But Not Surprised

Disappointed But Not Surprised by Typhoonic stars the most skeptical cat I have ever seen in my life. Between those narrowed green eyes and expressive eyebrows, it’s very clear that this cat is judging you… and the verdict is not great. But despite his disdain for you, the cat still cuts quite a charming figure. His thick body and stubby limbs give him a kittenish energy, and his ball of yarn implies that most of the time he’s a fun-loving animal. Plus, the sentiment expressed by the slogan is definitely relatable.

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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23 August 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Game of Nachos

Game of Nachos by Fernando Sala mixes Game of Thrones with food in a way that works really well. Using chips in place of swords for the iron throne is brilliant because it captures their sharp and jagged nature, also making the avocado look even softer by comparison. Guacamole caps some of the chip edges and even pools on the floor, implying some heinous carnage we’ve just missed. While the avocado on the throne smiles, the viewer sees his softness, his deliciousness, and knows that his reign will also be short, another victim of the nachos. There’s also a natural fit in using the snacks we eat while watching TV to parody them- a connection between binge eating and binge watching, if you will. It’s a fun piece, and ought to find a lot of fans due to its mix of two very popular things.

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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