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14 October 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Mixer Space

Mixer Space by Jack Duarte looks at the universe in a new way, giving the spiral shape of a galaxy a culinary spin with the addition of a hand mixer. The heightened color palette of the stars, vibrant with bright blues, rich purples, and warm reds, draw the eye in immediately. By contrasting this hyperreal star system with the simple line drawing of the blender, the humor of the situation is enhanced and the beauty of the galaxy scene isn’t distracted from. The size clash is fun as well, giving the impression that a celestial hand might be guiding this kitchen tool invisibly, maybe with a tasty alternative to the Big Bang in mind.

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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07 October 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Closed Road

Closed Road by JayHai combines music and fantasy in this blend of two powerhouse fandoms, The Beatles and Lord of the Rings. With fanbases that large, there’s bound to be a fair bit of crossover, and this design does justice to both by providing enough detail to make each character easily recognizable (right down to Paul’s bare feet) and posed in a way that makes sense for their situation (each musician waits in a unique way). The concept works because it’s fun in two ways- it’s funny to think of Gandalf loose in modern Britain, and also exciting to imagine what the Beatles might get up to if they somehow landed in a fantasy world. Solid work, and very well-crafted.

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 September 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Best Friends Forever

Best Friends Forever by JackDuarte might be treading ground that has been covered by many other artists, but he expresses it with such charm and skill here that the concept almost feels fresh again. The swooping, variable thickness of the lines does a good job of conveying the roundness of both objects. Identical facial expressions make the two characters seem even more similar. And while many artists emphasize the sharpness of the spikes on the cactus, this artist zigs from that by keeping the pricks dull and rounded at the ends. This choice means that the one sharp edge- the sound effect line for the Bff- makes the text read both as the saying B.F.F. and the sound of a slow air leak having popped. Really clever thinking there, creating an image that can read as wholesome cuteness or dark comedy depending on the viewer’s perception.

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 September 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Metallicat

Metallicat by NemiMakeIt oozes charm. I love the playful anger of this cat, whose short, chubby limbs and huge eyes feel so at odds with his ferocious pose and mean face. The cuteness is strong, and well-accented by the harsh clash of the red and yellow accents. Those lightning bolts and the musical theme make it easy to picture this heavy metal kitten yowling its off-key song, maybe even literally shredding the guitar with its claws. And of course the Metallicat text is a good way to ensure the clarity of the concept while also adding a nice pop culture reference in the type’s style. All in all, I think a lot of metal fans with some affection for cats will enjoy this one, and it also has plenty of crossover appeal for non-metal types because the cuteness of the art is such a strong draw.

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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02 September 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Milking Out

Milking Out by FlyingMouse365 is a great image, immediately clear, memorable and hilarious. The simplicity of the concept is also reflected in the way the rest of the design is illustrated. There’s just enough detail to imply dimension (like the shadowed curve of the bucket), add character (the color shown in the cow’s nose), and create a sense of place (the plaid of the farmer’s shirt), but many areas (the farmer’s boots, the cow’s body) have no shadow or detail shown which keeps the focus on the cow’s milk specifically. It’s a skillfully-made piece, and all the more valuable because it tackles an environment (farming) that is rarely explored well in shirt design.

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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26 August 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s My Life

My Life by Vó Maria is definitely a relatable concept, as I think every tech user has been frustrated with an overly tangled cord at least a few times. And this one is well-rendered, with realistic holes in the earbuds, an accurate plug, and just enough detail in the tangle to make the complication clear. What cements the concept for me, though, is the use of rough, almost MSPaint-style writing. Having the slogan in such a state of disarray makes it clear that this shirt isn’t just about having a messy, knotted cord, it’s about having a messy, knotted whole entire life. And now that this style of headphone is more old-fashioned, with many users moving towards cordless air pods, it says something not just about messiness, but potentially also about cheapness or lack of money as well. If anything, that just makes the concept even more 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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19 August 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Kill Maki

Kill Maki by Chow Hon lam is a brilliant take on Kill Bill, transforming the iconic yellow jumpsuit from the movie into a bright yellow tomago sushi roll. There’s a strong similarity in the yellow color and dark stripe, as well as the height of the roll when stood up like this. Meanwhile, the endless faceless enemy henchmen become the most ubiquitous type of sushi, the nondescript maki roll. The swords are straight out of the movie, but also suit sushi well- their ingredients are always being chopped up, after all. I also like that it seems to introduce the idea of what might happen if you slice a maki roll in half horizontally- would it just add one new enemy to fight?

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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