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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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14 August 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Deuche Lorean

Deuche Lorean by chpere is a fun take on Back to the Future, imagining another iconic car in place of the famous Delorean. I like that this version maintains the wing-style car doors of the original, but otherwise stays true to the old-fashioned look of the Beetle. While the real BTTF car was all about futuristic cool, this one brings to mind bumbling protagonists blundering their way through the past, like a weird Herbie sequel. But while time travel is definitely a futuristic concept, the fact remains that if most people are asked what they’d do with a time machine, their first response is to name a moment in the past. So in a sense, although the approach of using an uncool older-looking car might seem backwards, it’s actually in someways more suited to the task. While the design feels right to me conceptually, though, I have to say that I think the actual printed design misses the mark a bit. By printing this art on a grey shirt, I feel like the design gets really lost in the similarly colored fabric. I’d have liked to see a medium blue that let both the car and the flames stand out instead of this more monotone approach.

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 July 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s I Am You

I Am You by ManuelDA is a reference to the anime Spirited Away, but what I like about it is that the theme of the artwork is so strong that you really don’t need to be familiar with the movie at all to appreciate this shirt. There’s a prevailing sense of the importance of connection in this design, which shows the characters as united in two different ways. At first they face away from each other, but a thin thread of something still weaves them together. Below, they’re separated by the city, but still reach out to each other and connect. Bright colors and detailed silhouettes ensure that every inch of the piece feels interesting and vibrant.

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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26 June 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Dementor’s Kiss

Dementor’s Kiss by 2mzdesign finds humor by combining two very different concepts, one a cartoon and the other a horror villain. It definitely feels off-kilter to see something so creepy paired with a familiar cartoon character, and the clash is highlighted in the art with an emphasis on shadow in the dementor and focus on smooth lines and shapes with Kenny. My favorite aspect of the design, though, is the way it sits on the shirt. I love the way the dementor oozes onto the scene from the left shoulder, and the strong asymmetry of the art. These choices contribute to the feel of discomfort and fright in the art and raise the level of the concept because of how thoroughly it commits to it.

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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