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05 March 2020 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Rock Fiction

Rock Fiction by EduEly parodies Pulp Fiction in a novel way, replacing its stars with two of history’s most iconic rock stars. The illustration takes the form of a movie poster, which allows for a lot of realism in the way each man is portrayed. The likenesses are strong, with just enough emotion shown in each (Elvis’s raised lip, Jimi’s skeptical eyes) to convey personality. Where the design falls down a bit for me is in the background- the chair and lamp feel too prominent, too much of a focal point, due to their position between the two characters. I think the art would actually be stronger with a plain grey backdrop. That said, the distressing and weathering work well here, helping the design to feel like a vintage relic of a better past. Most music fans would be very happy with this, especially if they had particular affection for either of the musicians featured.

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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27 February 2020 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s We Are Better Together

We Are Better Together by Rodrighobhz takes a novel approach to showing that two items are a perfect pair. Normally when artists try to show a pair on a shirt, it’s done in a very straightforward way- two characters holding hands, or two objects with a heart between them, for example. But what’s great about this design is that it conveys the same warm feeling, but also a sense of adventure! These characters aren’t just statically standing and reacting to each other, they’re a team on a journey. Who knows what flavors could be down the road? I almost with the text wasn’t there at all, because the artwork captures the feeling of the words so well they’re not really needed.

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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06 February 2020 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Avocado Core Workout

Avocado Core Workout by Gedsalazargarcia takes a supposedly healthy food, the avocado, and uses its unusual shape to tell a story about exercise. With its pear shape and large pit, thee avocado definitely looks like its sporting a potbelly and could afford to lose a few pounds. It’s a fun concept, and the choice to show both how his shape makes these exercises more difficult and the effort on his face is a good one. In particular, the stomach crunch pose where the poor guy seems to be rocking on his back like an upside-down turtle is charming and silly. The only quibble I have is that it might have been nice to see a panel where his hard work pays off and the pit is gone!

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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30 January 2020 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Ukiyo-e Red Fox

Ukiyo-e Red Fox by Dandingeroz takes its name from a Japanese style of woodblock print, though to my eye the soft gradients inject more of a watercolor feel. But whatever the style, the visuals are certainly impressive. I love the way this piece uses nature to highlight the features of the fox. Crashing waves (very reminiscent of The Great Wave of Kanagawa) emphasize the stripe on the fox’s face where red and white meet. A tree bent in the wind captures the bend of the animal’s neck and highlight the edge of his ears. The sun, complete with a flock of geese flying through to provide a pupil, provides and eye. And within the orange fur, subtle clouds create highlights and shadows for a sky at sunset. It’s beautiful to look at and a must-have for fox fans.

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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22 January 2020 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Move Faster

Move Faster by Tri Agus Nuradhim counters the usual sloth narrative by showing an animal that, despite his slow-moving nature, is working to be faster. I love this tactic because it instantly sets the design apart from other sloth pieces, and it’s also quite inspirational. It feels like an exercise shirt for people who feel like athletics is outside their nature, who have to fight their instincts and be uncomfortable to succeed. But this sloth isn’t unhappy with his situation, he’s clearly giving it all his enthusiasm as he’s fully decked out in some spiffy work out gear and even seems to be grinning. A great character, and one that is very easy to relate to. Plus, the black and white lines of the sloth’s fur are a smart choice to give his body a realistic texture.

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 January 2020 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Ideas Rock

Ideas Rock by Jorge López has a brilliant concept, turning the filament of a light bulb into the “rock” hand gesture. It’s a smart combo because it takes advantage of the filament’s natural coiled shape, turning those bends into two knuckles at the center of the gesture. The rest of the hand is rendered in a fast, fluid way that speaks to the motion and wild spirit of the action, incorporating a few more coils at key points to ensure that the entire shape still reads as the same electric wire. Meanwhile, the outer bulb is kept as simple as possible with just a few scant lines to ensure the bulb reads as lit. The design does a great job of channeling the energy and emotion of getting a great idea, solid work.

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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09 January 2020 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Frida Calavera

Frida Calavera by NemiMakeIt is one of those designs that just feels right. It makes sense to see Frida Kahlo, an artist whose work frequently explored her heritage, represented as one of Mexico’s most iconic images, the sugar skull. Even better, the similarity of sound between Kahlo and Calavera makes it a bit of a pun. Her distinctive hairstyle and unibrow make the skull easily recognizable, and the way the skull is covered in big, bright flowers both suits the traditional look of the calavera as well as reinforces themes from Kahlo’s own work. I slightly wish there’d been a nod to monkeys (or other animals from her paintings) tucked away in the art somewhere to further unite the two concepts, but it’s an excellent design with wide appeal as-is.

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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