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18 May 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Free Hugs

Free Hugs by Vallina84 plays with a familiar concept, the cactus who just wants a hug. But what I find compelling about this design is the way it takes that idea and makes it something more… by literally making more! Because this is a whole collection of cacti instead of just a single plant, the story changes. Instead of a sole cactus wanting a hug, now ALL cacti on the planet want a hug! Each of those crooked arms is hanging out there in hopes of an embrace, totally unaware that their spikes and desert isolation are the reason their advances are spurned. In light of that, seeing all these cacti bunched together in one pot is a happy thought- they’re finally getting the cuddles they crave. The artist also used the opportunity to give each plant a different personality, so a whole bunch of colors, blossom styles, and sizes are represented in the group, enough so that everyone who looks will probably have a different favorite.

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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07 May 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Types of Beer

Types of Beer by Vallina84 has a lot of fun with different beer types, turning each into a funny character. Classic sports a monocle, mustache and little derby hat, which Red is a romantic with a rose in his mouth and hearts in his foam. Dark is a gloomy fellow with rain clouds circling his dome, while his opposite Light is an upbeat exerciser who pumps iron and wears a sweatband. The star of it all, though, is the jubilant Oktoberfest at the bottom, joined by several of his friends and a bloated mug that looks near bursting with drink. It’s the kind of shirt I think most beer fans could appreciate, and it’s fun to see what character is drawn for your favorite type.

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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30 April 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Explore the Space Vintagely

Explore the Space Vintagely by Hittouch is a smart illustration, using the size disparity between the earth and the moon to create an old-fashioned bicycle. In keeping with the classic form of the bike, the astronaut himself is also full of vintage touches. From his spats to his curled mustache, this fellow feels straight out of a fancy era from the past. He’s even got a little bowler hat that has blown off his helmet as he pedals. The color palette is also well-chosen, using shades of teal and orange that feel perfectly midcentury and help cement the old-fashioned feel.

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 April 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Ghost of Disapproval

Ghost of Disapproval by obinsun keeps things simple, and that’s part of why its humor comes across so well. The vector cartoon curves of the ghost show just enough to establish a pair of arms, necessary for the thumbs down gesture that is the design’s key. When that expression pairs with the spoken “boo,” it immediately communicates to the viewer both halves of the message- boo as both a ghost’s normal chant, and boo as an expressional of distaste. It’s funny to think of ghosts not trying to scare us, but instead being very disapproving and bored with the living. In a way, that makes even more sense than the usual horror depiction- wouldn’t anyone get tired of non-stop haunting after awhile? After a few centuries I imagine you’ve pretty much seen it all. It’s a great joke, and one that should stick in the head of anyone who has seen 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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16 April 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Moon Catcher

Moon Catcher by Kharmazero surrounds a photograph of the moon with the painted image of a panda. What I love about this image is the way it encourages the viewer to see both halves in a new way. Suddenly, placed next to the panda’s iconic spots, the patchy dark areas of the moon start to also feel like a kind of patterning. Instead of fur, the grey tones of the panda’s face begin to feel a bit like fluffy clouds. The panda now seems rounder and bigger than life, while the moon stops being a distant, cold rock and becomes something much smaller and in need of protection (or at least a hug). The one element I’m not completely sold on is the grass texture at the bottom- while I like the way it adds a diagonal angle to the bottom of the art, I dislike how thin and finicky it is compared to the bold strokes of the rest. I also dislike that it establishes the scale of the piece, because I like the open question of whether the moon is small or the panda is enormous.

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 April 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Antidepressants

Antidepressants by Madame_Medusa makes a bit of an awkward first impression, because after all who would wear a shirt with just a drawing of a bottle of pills on it? Luckily, though, the surprise reveal when you zoom in for a closeup is charming enough to overcome that initial oddness, packing the bottle with a collection of adorable, tiny blue kittens instead of pills. It’s the kind of juxtaposition that puts a smile on your face, because it’s such a sweet and wholesome solution that flies int eh face of the more clinical assumptions the bottle and label bring to mind. Pets definitely do serve as a mood elevator for a lot of people, and wouldn’t it be nice to have a bunch of them handy (and pocket-sized!) for emergencies?

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 April 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Wolf

Wolf by rizapeker takes an unusual approach to the animal by combining a photo realistic illustration with colorful splattered elements. That sets this design apart from other wolf shirts in a big way, trading their monotone, wintery palettes for something that feels bright and springlike. Instead of running through a heavily wooded forest, this is the kind of wolf that feels like it frolics in a flowered meadow, scattering petals into the air and across its grey fur as it races through tall grass and blossoms. It’s beautiful, but in a different way than wolves often are- less a predator than a spectacle, trading handsomeness for something downright pretty. Plus, the palette is smartly chosen with a blue that matches the icy stare wolves often have, and a pink so bright it brings a floral feel without being so red that it makes the viewer think of blood.

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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