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23 August 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Game of Nachos

Game of Nachos by Fernando Sala mixes Game of Thrones with food in a way that works really well. Using chips in place of swords for the iron throne is brilliant because it captures their sharp and jagged nature, also making the avocado look even softer by comparison. Guacamole caps some of the chip edges and even pools on the floor, implying some heinous carnage we’ve just missed. While the avocado on the throne smiles, the viewer sees his softness, his deliciousness, and knows that his reign will also be short, another victim of the nachos. There’s also a natural fit in using the snacks we eat while watching TV to parody them- a connection between binge eating and binge watching, if you will. It’s a fun piece, and ought to find a lot of fans due to its mix of two very popular things.

Pampling has multiple prizes available. XPress Prize winners earn 1 euro for each product sold in the presale and XPress sale (with a guaranteed minimum of 500 euros). Shot Prize winners earn 1 euro per product sold (with a guaranteed minimum of 200 euros). Classic Prize winners get 300 euros. All designers are also potentially eligible for the 1000 euro Designer of the Month Prize (selected by the Pampling team taking into consideration sales success, priority, and participation).

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16 August 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Watermelon Ratio

Watermelon Ratio by Kinkajou88 gives a famous formula a fresh summer twist. By constructing the Golden Ratio segments out of watermelon slices instead of empty curves, it gives the feeling of eating a never-ending pile of melon. Plus, because of the seeds being used, it introduces some new complexity to the form with the gradually shrinking dot pattern, creating two smaller curved lines that mirror the angles of the large green peels. Light distressing helps the concept to seem more timeless, and also helps to hide the cut-and-paste nature of the segments. It all works really well together, though I do wonder if varying the thickness of the green peels so they meet smoothly instead of with a hard step down in size might have been even more effective.

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 August 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Choco Abdominal

Choco Abdominal by Fernando Sala is a fun twist on the idea of exercising to get a six pack. Using the rigid chunks of a candy bar to represent muscles just feels funny, mixing unhealthiness with health and using the hardness we expect of candy bars as another reason for the viewer to see strain in the snack’s actions- it can take a lot of force to break a chunk off a thick chocolate bar, so you have to think this poor fellow has very little chance of completing a similar motion for some sit-ups. On top of the great concept, I also like the choice to add a headband to the character. By doing this, the two sections at the top are obscured, creating the perfect number of six being toned below. Even the small water bottle does its part in this design by balancing the art and emphasizing the huge upward motion achieved by the chocolate. Nice work.

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 August 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Space Heartbeat

Space Heartbeat by Carbine keeps things simple but effective. I like that the first element the viewer notices is the heartbeat line, immediately setting the tone and establishing the stakes of the scene with a panicked-looking beat. After that, the astronaut’s angle and pose make sense- he seems off-balance and especially vulnerable hanging there among distant stars. That’s when the narrative truly pays off- the astronaut’s safety tether doesn’t just fade out into darkness, it looks savagely ripped. Barring a miracle, this spaceman appears to be doomed, and every inch of the art pays tribute to the drama of the moment and the isolation of this predicament.

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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19 July 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s G-Astronomy

G-Astronomy by UmbertoVicente is wonderfully surreal, using the spiral shape of a galaxy to stand in for the pattern made by a liquid being stirred. The play between large and small makes for some good humor, and I like the subtle way the darker G at the bottom joins the two concepts in a single word. By using the word gastronomy, I think many foodie types will also make the connection with the phrase Molecular Gastronomy and appreciate the way this displays its big-picture polar opposite. Solid concept backed up with a competent illustration for a shirt that has a unique appeal to those who like both space and food.

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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12 July 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Allergic to Your Bullshit

Allergic to Your Bullshit by EduEly is a very relatable slogan, and encapsulates the annoyance of allergies well. Just a constant stream of runny noses, congestion, and general aches, all because of a largely invisible source. It’s bullshit. And it mirrors some of the same qualities as dealing with an irritating person- it’s repetitive, gives you a headache, and it feels like it will never end. You can see the cat’s misery in this design and feel terrible for the poor critter, while also appreciating that for a lot of others, the cat is the cause of the allergies. It’s the human condition- one man’s quirk is another man’s pet peeve, and we’re all bound to annoy each other with our bullshit eventually. So the slogan and choice of a cat as the protagonist is perfect, although I can’t help but notice that a highlight line at the edge of the dark sections of the cat’s ears would make them read more clearly, making the piece even better.

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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21 June 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s The Infinity Controller

The Infinity Controller by Fatcakes is a clever take on Marvel’s Infinity Glove, translating the item’s famous colored stones and metallic sheen into a game controller. It’s a smart mashup because there’s so much overlap between comic book fans and gamers, and it’s impressive how well the two objects fit together visually. Labels on the buttons take the references even further (especially marking one Snap instead of Start). And of course, that huge ENDGAME headline up top clinches the deal, putting a huge spotlight on the “game” connection in each half of the mashup and matching the Avengers logo’s familiar big capitals and italic.

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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