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21 September 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Fox Given

Fox Given by NemiMakeIt is a great take on the fox pun. My favorite thing about it is the size of the fox, massive on the shirt and with a squat, dumpy form and exaggerated ears that make him look huge. So the viewer’s first thought might be to think that the wearer gives quite a lot of fox indeed… but that’s where a seriously nice, well-hidden gag comes into play. The fox’s tiny eyebrows are pressed down in anger, giving the viewer a clue that all is not as it seems. And at the end of the fox’s tiny, tiny paws, do you see what I see? The fox is subtly giving everyone the double middle finger gesture, making it clear that no fox are given at all. How dare you give a fox! It’s solidly crafted, and the playful font used is the icing on the cake, cementing the humor.

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 September 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Drink Beer

Drink Beer by Ma_Lockser might be a familiar slogan, but this is certainly a well-illustrated example. The beer mug is a great graphic, feeling realistic in the golden gradients used, glass indent lines, and white highlights. The foam oozes and drips with such intensity that it almost seems to move as you look at it. The text, though, is not quite at the same level. The straight lines of the Water and Beer lettering are an extreme contrast with the curves of the glass behind it, and the decision to arrange things that way is perplexing. Even stranger, the handwriting font used doesn’t suit it- these are not styles that make any sense together, and they’re delivering very different messages. Water and Beer are solid, commanding the viewer, while Save and Drink are a casual scrawl that merely suggests. Their thin, meandering lines are no match for the powerful points and heft of the rest. In my opinion, the art would have been better served with text that conformed to both the curved contours of the mug and the softer (no hard corners here, lines are not quite straight) illustration style.

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 September 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s The Upside Down

The Upside Down by itsdanielle91 definitely impresses, collaging together elements from Stranger Things at such strong angles, the viewer’s eye is drawn right into the world it creates. You really feel the grandness of the forest, the stoicism of Eleven, and the danger that the boys are biking into below. The color palette is well-chosen, helping the art to envision a shift from the hopeful blue skies of above to the foreboding, sunset reds of the upside-down. I like the way Eleven and the demogorgon are balanced in position, but the thick trunk of the design’s tallest tree pulls attention towards the creature, giving him extra weight. Angles used throughout keep everything feeling a bit off-kilter, like nothing is truly normal in this scene. It’s very well made, and should be a big hit with fans.

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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31 August 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s The Incredible Pickle Man

The Incredible Pickle Man by Drsimonbutler is a fun addition to the pop culture comic book cover parody trend. What I like about this design is how frantic it is, with something happening everywhere you look that packs an extra reference or punchline into the artwork. Even the pose scientist Rick takes is dramatic, with a foreboding shadow darkening his face as he tweaks his pickle creation. Where Rick the scientist is meticulous and intense, Rick the pickle is drunk on power and striking a muscle-y, maniacal stance. Even the text hits the right tone in this design, choosing lettering that looks ripped from real classic comics. I especially enjoy the way text fills the large question mark (such an authentic comic choice) and how a bumpy pickle texture fills the Pickle Man letterforms. It’s great attention to detail that makes the design feel richer.

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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20 August 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Anxiety is my Superpower

Anxiety is my Superpower by NemiMakeit parodies the classic Superman title style, but instead of painting a portrait of an invulnerable man of steel, uses its text to tell a story about perceived weakness. I like the way it reframes anxiety as something that might be helpful, because after all what really is anxiety if not constant vigilance, which is a classic superhero trait? The distressing of the art works on two levels, both to express the unease of an anxiety sufferer and as a way of connecting the design to the retro look and age of the original comic. All-in-all, a great example of a simple concept executed really well, in a bold and memorable way.

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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13 August 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Types of Cats

Types of Cats by Licunatt takes the familiar Schrodinger’s Cat scenario and translates it into a Venn diagram format. What makes it funny is that it doesn’t just take the known Schrodinger’s Cat stages and use them as-is, it further complicates the situation by adding the possibility of a zombie cat solution. Putting that zombie cat option in a highly visible place is a smart move, and helps increase the viewer’s interest in the rest of the design. The slapdash, sketchy style of the circles and hastily written text add to the humor by making it feel off the cuff, like a casual joke that was fired off without much effort. That style choice also helps keep the viewer from questioning the logic too deeply (which is good, since the box circle should probably encompass the zombie cat as well, killing the joke). But for people who want a new, silly spin on Schrodinger’s Cat, this shirt does its job admirably.

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 August 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Bat Landing

Bat Landing by Panamerum is a funny take on the familiar Batman bat symbol. In this take, his flat shape and spread wings are the unfortunate fallout from a bloody crash with a wall, a mishap that calls to mind both that bats don’t see well and that Batman is prone to using gadgets and athleticism to travel across city rooftops, something that is definitely not for the clumsy or careless. So it’s funny that instead of an imposing hero achieving impossible feats, we’ve got this chubby animal who has failed to outwit a brick wall. Great concept, and the small details like the realism of the brick pattern and the way the bat’s feet land so awkwardly are choices that add to the ambiance and comical feeling of the piece.

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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