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22 January 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Forever Famous

Forever Famous by Gamma-Ray is a real puzzle of a shirt, delivering up skulls drawn to look like famous faces and then leaving it to the viewer to discern who each skull represents. It’s a testament to the unique styles that stand the test of time, as even a pop culture lightweight should be able to pick out most of these icons. Although hair, face paint, and the occasional headwear are the only clues, each skull feels like a pretty good caricature of the star it takes inspiration from. I think the bearded redhead at the bottom right is the least recognizable of the bunch (I’ll guess it’s Chuck Norris?), though, so perhaps a bit more brainstorming time could have developed into a more unique person. That said, overall the design is a lot of fun and I think the trivia aspect to guessing the skulls’ identities will generate a lot of interest from viewers.

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 December 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Spirit Animal

Spirit Animal by dandingeroz is a Harry Potter tribute that works within the design trend of wildlife scenes contained in the silhouettes of animals. It’s a combination that is more than the sum of its parts because it appeals to both affection for the Potter series and characters and to the pure beauty of a nature scene. The depth achieved in the wilderness scene feels magical, like there’s a whole world rich with animals and forest that exists just barely out of view. This depth is exaggerated further by the use of the moon as the deer silhouette’s eye, making it part of both the foreground and background at once. And of course, the stacking of the wizard, ghostly stag, and symbol has a strong vertical that creates visual motion, directing the eye through the entire piece and towards those fading antlers.

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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10 December 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Moon Song

Moon Song by dandingeroz is a nice, atmospheric piece that captures the way that music can make you feel a million miles away from reality. The astronaut’s pose is off-balance, which makes him seem more concerned with hitting the perfect note than maintaining his fragile balance on his sliver of moon. It gives a lot of personality to both the character and to the tune he’s playing, something much more exciting and active than the cool, empty expanse of space he inhabits. What I really love about the way the design is framed, though, is the clouds below. Because of those clouds, there’s a clear sense that this spaceman is playing for an audience, for all of earth, instead of just for his own ears. It creates the feeling that maybe, just maybe, if you look up at the stars on a quiet night, you might be able to hear his song.

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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29 October 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Japanese World

Japanese World by itsdanielle91 is one heck of a crowdpleaser for anyone who is into either anime, video games, or Japanese art. And if you like all three, you are definitely in for a treat. This design uses the pirate ship from One Piece as a base and surrounds it with all kinds of recognizable characters and elements. The water is infused with the spirit of The Great Wave off Kanagawa, and despite the oceanic setting cherry blossoms crowd the background (which is, quite naturally, a large red sun). Meanwhile, Pikachu tries his hand at surfing and Link plays a handheld Mario game, seemingly oblivious to the fact that he’s riding around on the head of a dragon. It’s those weird moments and interactions that capture the viewer’s imagination and make the shirt feel special. And with so much going on, my bet is that most fans will find something to love somewhere in the mix.

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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16 October 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s The Onion’s Funeral

The Onion’s Funeral by Madcobra uses the onion’s famous ability to induce tears as the inspiration for a funeral scene that leaves all the attendants reduced to sobbing. I like the way that the onion’s injury (what looks like a partial decapitation!) is a reference to the onion being cut, which causes those tears. And of course the histrionics of the other vegetables is good fun as well, with the poor distraught carrot actively pulling at his own hair as the green pepper and a mustachioed tomato wail beside him. There’s a lot of character packed into each veggie, shown in their suit choices, leafy bits, and positioning, and that helps the viewer to feel the sadness (and humor!) of the situation. Solid work, and details like the puddle of tears on the floor and the elaborate look of the coffin are integral in making it all work together.

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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02 October 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Rock N Roll Pictionary

Rock N Roll Pictionary by Gamma-Ray ought to catch the eye of most music fans. Relatively simple, sparsely detailed drawings and silhouettes illustrate the names of 15 major music acts, keeping the icons united both through style and a primarily black color palette.  The band names are extremely well-chosen, as all can be distilled into imagery very clearly and are also such iconic groups in music that even the most casual music listener has heard of most (if not all). I like the way white and red ink are used, it’s a subtle addition that is necessary to the names of only two groups, but is made to function as an active element that moves the eye in other places with some light splattering and use of doodled stars and lightning bolts. This is the kind of shirt that works really well as a conversation piece, and I think it’ll be popular with a wide audience of 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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29 August 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Lord of the Drinks

Lord of the Drinks by Rafaelgafa keeps things relatively simple with this nerd-friendly drinking shirt, replacing some Lord of the Rings wording with beer ones. But while it’s not very deep at first glance, the concept was made more strong with a couple of smart details that make it much more appealing. One is that the beer barrel in the center isn’t as ordinary as it first appears- when you look closer, you can see that the barrel’s rings are inscribed with a message similar to that with the fantasy epic’s famous ring. Another nice moment is the curling of the grain at the bottom of the piece, making them resemble the Celtic scrolling so common in fantasy imagery. I do think more could have been done to unite the beer and Lord of the Rings concepts, but to be honest I think the target audience is going to be quite happy with this design as-is. It’s a solid, wearable design.

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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