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30 November 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Computer Mafia

Computer Mafia by Mekazoo turns three computer keys into weapon-toting gangsters. Naturally, the three keys are Ctrl Alt Del, the trio of keys that when pressed have the power to end a program. It’s a great way of adding personality to something that computer users are already familiar with. Even better, each key has a distinct character that suits their name. Ctrl is an old school mafia type, with a cigar and shiny shoes. Alt is a modern street tough with a crooked cap and a baseball bat. Del, meanwhile, is the only one of the group to hide his face behind a patterned bandana- armed with a sharp knife, you can tell this guy means business. It’s a smartly arranged scene, and there’s something cool about the concept that all these keyboard criminals are your enforcers when you’re typing out the Ctrl Alt Del sequence.

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 November 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Wi-Fadouken

Wi-Fadouken by Raffiiti is a clever take on the wi-fi symbol, turning it on its side to become an energy blast weapon. The phone sports a red headband that marks him as a martial artist (specifically Ryu from the franchise Street Fighter), making this design also a blast of video game nostalgia. The nostalgia is interesting because in a way it future proofs the piece- even as free, strong wifi signals might become more common and the symbol might change or lose importance over time, the only effect on this design will be to make the nostalgia double-barreled rather than a mix of old and current. But for now, there’s a nice feel to the idea of your phone battling to get you a stronger internet connection, and to see your phone (which might be used to play games) suddenly a video game character in its own right.

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 November 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Not Today

Not Today by Skitchism is a great match between message and style, using a rough, doodled look that adds weight and authenticity to the art’s Not Now, Not Today text. The cat is perfectly lazy, flopped on its back with paws thrown flat like a splat. And on top, the shirt uses a large blanket covering the kitty to impart its slogan. It’s a billboard-like effect, making the words even more prominent than the cat whose actions they describe (this is partly due to the color choice of the lettering). But what I can’t help notice is that, although the design is appealing, I’d almost rather have a literal blanket like the cat’s with its message of sloth than wear a shirt showing the situation.

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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26 October 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Ink Wars

Ink Wars by Hittouch is a genuinely novel concept, taking inspiration from the unusual shape of an squid’s dome. Here, that head becomes a famous pop culture helmet, fashioning this fellow as a regular Darth of the deep. And even better, in his mission to convert more folks to the dark side, he does it literally- by using his dark squid ink to change them to his color. I love the way this uses two squid properties in service of its humor, making the joke feel natural and complete. There are also some nice visual choices, like the freeform, smoky shape of the ink burst and the use of pink in the squid’s tentacles to create suction cups. I think the text might have been better served with more dramatic type, something solid to make it read in Darth’s deep voice, but that’s a minor quibble in an otherwise very effective 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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05 October 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Dartbusters

Dartbusters by 2mzdesign combines Ghostbusters with Stranger Things, giving one group of four the outfits of the other. I think it works because each group has the same amount of members and both worlds share supernatural themes and a small green creature. While Dart isn’t exactly like Slimer, he’s a character that is both cute and still a bit of a monster, so he suits the role well. What works best in this design is the way each boy’s posture and facial expression communicate so clearly their outlook and personality, quite a feat given the simplicity of the cartooning style used on the faces. The only weak moment for me is the background, which is too flimsy to add much value and loses readability due to gradients and the lightness of its color against the brown shirt.

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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28 September 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Reservoir Drinkers

Reservoir Drinkers by melonseta uses the colored framing of Reservoir Dogs as a uniting theme for this array of cartoon drinkers. I think a lot of the fun here is imagining the worlds of these characters colliding, that they all might meet up in the same pub and go off on a massive bender together. The suits and sunglasses are also neat, and give each of the characters a bit more dignity than they sometimes have. The shared uniform makes shared adventures easier to picture. That said, I feel like having two very grey shades right in a row on the left feels like a missed opportunity, making it harder to connect to the colorful roles from the original movie. I’d have liked to see pink backing for Bender and a pink flower in his pocket, giving him a reason to be raging and adding to the narrative 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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21 September 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Fox Given

Fox Given by NemiMakeIt is a great take on the fox pun. My favorite thing about it is the size of the fox, massive on the shirt and with a squat, dumpy form and exaggerated ears that make him look huge. So the viewer’s first thought might be to think that the wearer gives quite a lot of fox indeed… but that’s where a seriously nice, well-hidden gag comes into play. The fox’s tiny eyebrows are pressed down in anger, giving the viewer a clue that all is not as it seems. And at the end of the fox’s tiny, tiny paws, do you see what I see? The fox is subtly giving everyone the double middle finger gesture, making it clear that no fox are given at all. How dare you give a fox! It’s solidly crafted, and the playful font used is the icing on the cake, cementing the humor.

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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