25 June 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Saltador Interestelar

Saltador Interestelar by MoisEscudero hits upon a really cool visual similarity between the swirl of a galaxy and the splash of an object entering water. To this end, a diving board and an astronaut are employed, letting the spaceman take a big moonwalk-ish leap from the board and then several spins before diving into a photo realistic galaxy. It’s smart work, and the commitment to the astronaut’s epic contortions adds a lot of humor. That said, I’m disappointed that the image doesn’t look better on the shirt. The way everything is printed on the center of the shirt, and so small, really does nothing to capitalize on the concept, and in fact slightly hides the punchline by making the diving board stand out so much more than the galaxy splash. I wish that instead the artwork had been massaged into a single, tall column, so that the astronaut’s dive would hang tightly toward the side seam of the shirt, traveling from the top of the chest to the bottom hem. Sometimes a big idea needs a big print to truly do it justice.

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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