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18 January 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Spielworld

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Movie buffs should be pleased with Spielworld by Marcin at Pampling. This design re-imagines one of the most memorable cinematic moments of all time, pulling back the camera from ET’s moonlit bike ride to show a whole cast of classic Spielberg characters looking on. In that second, the viewer is united with the scene because you’re doing the same thing they are- watching movie history being made. It feels magical, and it’s fun to let your eyes explore the shadows to discover each reference. While having ET himself watch is kind of a weird choice to me, I love that Spielberg himself is in the mix. Plus, Jaws poking his nose just past the tree line is a funny, unexpected moment.

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26 November 2011 ~ 1 Comment

Pampling’s Flagrante

Flagrante by Baruya is a recent print at Pampling, putting a neat spin on the Disney-fication of mice. The design calls attention both to the insane proportions of Mickey and the true nature of the mouse itself, as a scavenging, sneaky little food stealer rather than an adorable, friendly cartoon. I wouldn’t go as far as to call this rendition a complete success (it would have been nice to see cheeses featured prominently in the foods being nabbed), but it’s funny and easily recognizable.

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31 October 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Run Alice Run

Run Alice Run! by StudioM6 is new at Pampling, turning Alice in Wonderland into a creepy horror story. The Cheshire Cat’s smile becomes the woods itself, leaving poor Alice to run ineffectually from a villain who is nowhere and everywhere all at once. I love the moody, grey look of the piece- very much in contrast to the crazy, stylized colors usually associated with the story. It feels like we’re getting a peek at the kind of real life situation that might have inspired bits of the famous story, being lost and scared and seeing faces everywhere you turn. Surprising how well the gaps between trees read as teeth!

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28 May 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s The Island

The Island by Tedboundy is a Pampling release that really caught my eye. At first glance I interpreted it a great deal more evilly than was intended, thinking that the whale had disguised himself in order to make a meal of shipwrecked sailors. But of course looking at the design more closely, it’s clear that nothing is sinking- these are whaling boats, and it’s the tails of unlucky whales that I was seeing in the distance, not bits of ships. And really, both are pretty fun ideas but ultimately unimportant. The fun of this shirt is in the whale character, and his satisfaction at how well he’s implemented this disguise. I’m a big fan of how clean and crisp the style is.

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13 May 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Curious Fish

Curious Fish by Cib is a great tee at Pampling that, if you’ll excuse the expression, does a really nice job of telling a fish out of water tale. Every piece of the design does its job admirably, from the wide-eyed fish (bright red to ensure he’s the first thing you see) to the determined stance of the scuba suit as it marches forward. Even the environment does something interesting, mixing real with surreal by using layers of precisely vectored lines and realistic texture and shadow. This is some seriously good stuff!

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

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