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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