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14 June 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Color Message

Color Message by Walmazan is one hell of an illustration. With her unibrow and distinct floral head decoration, this character is instantly recognizable as Frieda Kahlo. But this is no passive portrait of a historic figure, instead we see the artist as an action hero. She ducks low in a dramatic pose, wielding her paintbrush like a sword. A pink cape peeks out over her shoulder, cementing her as a kind of superhero and frantic white dashes emphasize her motion. As she struggled with serious injury, this is something she wouldn’t have been able to do in life, and that helps to highlight that the design is a metaphor for the strength, power, and skill her artwork demonstrated to the world. Her paintings were an attack on the establishment, and that paintbrush was indeed a weapon.

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 June 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Cats Live Here

Cats Live Here by Typhoonic is an earth-friendly design with a difference- it sees cats as the main thing worth saving! It’s a fun approach to a sometimes depressing topic, because the focus isn’t on an animal that’s already in grave danger (like an endangered or near-extinct species). Instead, we’re pretty much talking about humanity through the proxy of one of our most popular pets. In other words, if people aren’t willing to help themselves, maybe seeing the adorable face of a sweet, helpless kitten might change their tune. It’s additionally funny because of the cat’s pose, snuggled up on the North Pole as an homage to that very cat behavior of deciding to lay down in inconvenient places. Solid work, and very appealing to cat people.

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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17 May 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Magical Winter

Magical Winter by dandingeroz is an especially nice addition to the trend of pop culture silhouettes on t-shirts. I love how the emphasis here is so much on ambiance, with thick clouds and heavy snowfall filling most of the canvas. It feels subtle, with the moon highlighting the outline of Hogwarts below but giving it equal weight to the owl face above instead of making it the main focal point. The placement of the spire and distribution of buildings feels like it’s calling out the pattern of feathers and outline of the owl’s wing, softening the architecture. This is the kind of scene that feels cold and blizzard-y, the sort of evening you’d want to stay inside and curl up with a good book- perfect for the design’s subject matter.

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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05 April 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Fluent Sarcasm

Fluent Sarcasm by BlancaVidal is a great pairing of character and slogan, starring a cat who certainly looks much too smart and smug for its own good. The high positioning of its mouth and raised eyebrow create an imperious look, but also one that is fairly relatable because it conveys the feeling of having landed a really good joke (complete with jolly rosy cheeks). The book and papers help to imply that the humor is highbrow, making this a shirt for smart alecs rather than the easily amused. I also like the way the shading is handled, with soft shadows that give the cat dimension while sharp highlights at the edges keep the form tight and cartoony.

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 March 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Mixed Message

Mixed Message by Shadyjibes proves that a design doesn’t have to be complicated to be exciting and memorable. A familiar-sounding phrase, intelligent word alignment and a color shift combine to give this simple slogan two distinct messages, one a polite request for feedback and the other a firm rebuke. I love this arrangement because I think it hints at the reality of many feedback requests, where the requester really only wants compliments or doesn’t care much for suggestions because they’re already convinced they’re right (and certainly wouldn’t want to learn otherwise). The use of the Cooper Black font gives the design a retro feel that suits the universality and timelessness of the sentiment it expresses.

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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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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