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12 July 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Concierto de Hamelin

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Concierto de Hamelin by cowaca pokes fun at a reference I never expected to see on a shirt- the Pied Piper! While these days most Pied Piper imagery is only there because of the TV show Silicon Valley, it’s really refreshing to see a design that’s purely focused on the childhood fable. Even better, by turning the fable’s rats into ardent rock fans, it ages the story up along with the viewer. When you were a kid it made sense to think the rats would follow a guy playing a pretty tune on a flute, but most adults probably find this version where the rats follow their favorite rocker on tour to be a lot more relatable. Plus, how great is the intensity of the rat in the front with his heavy eyebrows? That’s a guy who really loves music!

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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23 June 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Cantando Baja la Lluvia

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Cantando Baja la Lluvia by Castelló is a fun mashup of Singing in the Rain and Gremlins, and although the combo is odd part of the fun of this piece is how much sense it makes. There are links between the movies in the way water transforms the gremlins, and in the gremlins’ memorable and raucous love of classic cinema. After seeing the gremlins sing along in a theater, it’s easy to imagine they’d take that show on the road and continue the performance in the rainy streets. Seeing the villain Stripe replace a very safe, traditional movie hero feels right for the kind of comic mischief the transformed gremlins employ, and there’s an element of both cuteness and horror to it that fit the film’s tone well. I even like the bend of the light pole, which lends an off-kilter feeling to the art that helps heighten the strangeness of 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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26 April 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Colors Eater

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Colors Eater by Mainial breathes new life into the PacMan parody genre by making the design not about Pac’s shape, but about what he is and what’s inside him. It’s a TV test pattern, which puts a new spin on all the ghosts, fruit, and dots he’s been gobbling up. Suddenly this familiar character starts to feel a lot like a glitch in the system, a strange bug the consumes and corrupts everything it comes into contact with. He’s not a savior in his endless eating, he’s the villain of the piece. It’s also neat to see an old-fashioned test pattern (does anyone even still use these) in the context of an early arcade game, since both seem like relics from another era of media. Fun stuff!

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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22 March 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s KLIKSS

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KLIKSS by Arinesart translates Lego figures into the world of rock and roll. The KISS makeup styles are a good fit for minifigs, since they use bold graphics and there’s an implication that you can mix and match the heads. And I love the band’s name, because it makes this a parody based in sound rather than image- it called attention to the sound of clicking two lego bricks together and compares that to loud music. It’s a fun concept, and one that invites you to look at Lego in a different way. The only thing this is missing, in my eyes, is the inclusion of the bricks themselves. I think if the title was spelled out in bricks instead of lights (or maybe a mixture of both?) it might have been even stronger.

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 March 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Monster Under the Bed

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Monster Under the Bed by Ben Chen caught my eye with its smart use of color. Most of the action is in blacks, whites and grays, totally channeling the creepy feel of an old monster movie. The one spot of color is the bright yellow banana, which gives you the feeling that he went to sleep in a normal, colorful room and was then transported into a world of creepy movie nightmares. It’s a great choice because it draws the eye right to him, and because his difference makes him appear even more vulnerable. The gorilla is well thought out too, so large that he seems barely able to squeeze his way out from under the bed. What really clinches his villainous feel, though, is the tumble of building blocks in front of him. This puts me immediately in mind of King Kong demolishing his way through the city. Smart choices all around!

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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08 March 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s New Look

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Pampling, a t-shirt contest site based in Spain, just got a great new site design. I love the clarity of their new look, which gives their limited time tee pride of place at the top of the screen, but then directs eyes towards the rest of the site below with catalog tees on the left and highlights contest designs to vote on and winners on the right.

There’s also a really fun doodle at the bottom of the page that does a great job of establishing the site’s spirit and sense of humor, making it clear that they see themselves as being more a hub of creativity than just a site that sells products.

English speakers will want to take note of the language box up top (next to the Instagram icon), which lets you navigate the site more easily by translating it from the native Spanish.

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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23 February 2015 ~ 1 Comment

Pampling’s Scuderia Corleone

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Scuderia Corleone by Jaguart is a bold shirt that makes an immediate impression, tweaking the famous Ferrari logo into a Godfather reference. It’s a connection that works both because of the horse imagery that both properties share in common, and because both properties are so iconically Italian. That makes this parody feel like an attempt to show the dark side of Italian culture through the lens of one of Italian culture’s biggest and most familiar successes, which is a neat trick. It’s especially strong since both are also symbols of power and riches.

Winners at Pampling earn 1200 euros cash and 300 euros in Pampling points.

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