08 June 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Strongbox

Strongbox by Fernando Sala is a well-crafted cartoon, and one that effortlessly makes its angles work so that all the shapes on the design appear dimensional and to have been reflected properly. The cardboard box is a familiar, relatable fellow with his dapper This Side Up marking and tiny bicep. Meanwhile, the strongbox practically seems ready to burst out of the mirror, all hardness, metal, and intimidation compared to the shipping box. It’s a cute moment, and one that I think takes on some added resonance for English-speakers. After all, we’re much more likely to call that object in the mirror a Safe than a Strongbox. So when he’s building muscle, it’s with the intention of being Safe. It’s a slightly different, sweeter goal than just trying to look tough, and makes the little guy even easier to root for.

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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