16 August 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Watermelon Ratio

Watermelon Ratio by Kinkajou88 gives a famous formula a fresh summer twist. By constructing the Golden Ratio segments out of watermelon slices instead of empty curves, it gives the feeling of eating a never-ending pile of melon. Plus, because of the seeds being used, it introduces some new complexity to the form with the gradually shrinking dot pattern, creating two smaller curved lines that mirror the angles of the large green peels. Light distressing helps the concept to seem more timeless, and also helps to hide the cut-and-paste nature of the segments. It all works really well together, though I do wonder if varying the thickness of the green peels so they meet smoothly instead of with a hard step down in size might have been even more effective.

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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