15 June 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s TrumPet

TrumPet by expo01 is a lovely bit of cartooning, illustrating the instrument’s name into a pun by literally turning it into a pet dog. It’s a drawing full of lovely moments, using the trumpet’s bell as a face, complete with floppy dog ears and a cheerful grin. The mouthpiece wags like a tail, adding further to the image of a happy pup. And even the lettering is a bit playful, with slightly uneven thickness and heights in the strokes used to form the letters, making them seem to move a bit as you look at them. My favorite moment, though is the way the feet are handled- they’re drawn in like music notes, doing double-duty as simplified paws. It’s a great choice that helps unite the design’s two halves.

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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