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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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23 July 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s See You

See You by skitchism is a fun, light-hearted take on death. The text starts things off on a friendly note, with playful lettering in a bright color that ensures it is the first thing you see. The drips on the word “later” hint at something more sinister, setting the tone perfectly for the illustration. And there, smack dab in the center, crowded in by that cheerful text, is a jolly Grim Reaper drawn with thin lines and a bemused bony grin. His scythe is an oar (lessening its menace) and he lantern brightly lights the way for his journey. It all feels very happy, until you stop to think about why he’ll be seeing you. The only weak moment for me is the inclusion of the jackolantern. While the pumpkin’s grumbly expression is neat, I think it’s a very seasonal choice and moves the design towards feeling like a Halloween shirt instead of the year round design it should be.

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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09 July 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s In the Woods

In the Woods by dandingeroz does a great job of communicating the vastness of nature. The height of the shirt is used well, creating the illusion of heavily forested mountains in the way it layers foggy lines of treetops over each other. You get the sense that anything could be in those foggy patches, and that if the clouds disappeared the scene would suddenly be even more lush with plants and animals. This technique of using fog as a major element helps the design to sit well on the white fabric of the shirt, turning that blankness into just more heavy mist. The pair of bears and lonely tent at the bottom of the piece do a good job of establishing a scale for the art, as well as adding to the narrative of nature as a place full of life and wildness that a camper could be surrounded by, and maybe even lost in. A great design, my only wish is that the print was bigger to give even more of a sense of the largeness of the wild.

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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