25 March 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Mixed Message

Mixed Message by Shadyjibes proves that a design doesn’t have to be complicated to be exciting and memorable. A familiar-sounding phrase, intelligent word alignment and a color shift combine to give this simple slogan two distinct messages, one a polite request for feedback and the other a firm rebuke. I love this arrangement because I think it hints at the reality of many feedback requests, where the requester really only wants compliments or doesn’t care much for suggestions because they’re already convinced they’re right (and certainly wouldn’t want to learn otherwise). The use of the Cooper Black font gives the design a retro feel that suits the universality and timelessness of the sentiment it expresses.

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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