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23 June 2022 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Art Attack

Art Attack by Enkel Dika takes the famous Scream painting in a new direction. While the original piece channels the emotion of fear, this new version turns that vulnerability into an attack. Like the superhero comic Cyclops, the protagonist uses his raised hands to deactivate the visor covering his eyes and unleash a fire-y burst that blasts its way right through the painting’s frame. It’s well-illustrated, matching the dashed style and color palette of the masterpiece nicely. And I like the way the laser-eye effect feels of a similar visual language to the painting’s sky. The destruction of the frame works well with the superpower concept, and adds a fun moment of humor that I think will win this shirt a lot of fans.

Pampling has multiple prizes available. XPress Prize winners earn 1 euro for each product sold in the presale and XPress sale (with a guaranteed minimum of 500 euros). Shot Prize winners earn 1 euro per product sold (with a guaranteed minimum of 200 euros). Classic Prize winners get 300 euros. All designers are also potentially eligible for the 1000 euro Designer of the Month Prize (selected by the Pampling team taking into consideration sales success, priority, and participation).

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16 June 2022 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Need Memory

Need Memory by Gums succeeds by keeping things simple and to the point. The concept is relatable, because everyone has forgetful moments. The floppy disk is an especially good ambassador for the theme because it’s so recognizably obsolete, which communicates the idea that the era has passed him by and he’s not equipped for the modern world (also pretty relatable!). By keeping the disk’s cartoon features minimal, he reads as a genderless, ageless everyman sort of character, one of many. The cardboard sign looks convincingly hand scrawled at a glance (although making the e’s less identical would have improved it a bit). But overall, the design is smart in what details it does include- the angle of the shadow and a few implied bricks do an excellent job of giving a sense of environment for the piece.

Pampling has multiple prizes available. XPress Prize winners earn 1 euro for each product sold in the presale and XPress sale (with a guaranteed minimum of 500 euros). Shot Prize winners earn 1 euro per product sold (with a guaranteed minimum of 200 euros). Classic Prize winners get 300 euros. All designers are also potentially eligible for the 1000 euro Designer of the Month Prize (selected by the Pampling team taking into consideration sales success, priority, and participation).

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09 June 2022 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Audio

Audio by Bulografik ought to appeal to music lovers because of the way it embodies a wall of sound, a mound of speakers that promise to blast every beat of your favorite song at the highest possible volume, so loud you can feel it in your bones. But what I love about it is that it’s also aesthetically really interesting. The repetition of speakers at new angles gives variety inside its consistency, leaving the eye moments to recognize and appreciate. And because each speaker has some similarity in construction- a rectangular shape and round forms within- it hits the viewer the same way a piece of geometric patterning might. I also appreciate the way the depth of the speakers are shown, adding more interest than if they were kept flat.

Pampling has multiple prizes available. XPress Prize winners earn 1 euro for each product sold in the presale and XPress sale (with a guaranteed minimum of 500 euros). Shot Prize winners earn 1 euro per product sold (with a guaranteed minimum of 200 euros). Classic Prize winners get 300 euros. All designers are also potentially eligible for the 1000 euro Designer of the Month Prize (selected by the Pampling team taking into consideration sales success, priority, and participation).

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02 June 2022 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Drunk Beer Attack

Drunk Beer Attack by Ilustrata shows a new angle to the theme of huge food monsters attacking the city. While other monsters attack out of malice or do it to have a good time, this mug of beer is just drunkenly stumbling around, oblivious to the chaos being created around him. The beer’s face is cheerfully drowsy, and the explosion of foam at the top uses its splashes to show the mug’s erratic movement. In contrast to the giant beer’s goodnatured ambling, the humans on the street hit poses of extreme fear and terror as they flee through the streets. In a particularly funny moment, one even shouts, “I need a drink!” The lighter side of drinking also gets a nod in the form of an inset image with the tag “The endless happy hour,” perhaps hinting at the possible outcome for the city if that mug trips and falls over.

Pampling has multiple prizes available. XPress Prize winners earn 1 euro for each product sold in the presale and XPress sale (with a guaranteed minimum of 500 euros). Shot Prize winners earn 1 euro per product sold (with a guaranteed minimum of 200 euros). Classic Prize winners get 300 euros. All designers are also potentially eligible for the 1000 euro Designer of the Month Prize (selected by the Pampling team taking into consideration sales success, priority, and participation).

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26 May 2022 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s The Great Wave of Coffee

The Great Wave of Coffee by Gloopz takes the famous Great Wave Off Kanagawa piece in a new direction by placing it in a coffee machine-style pitcher. The coffee pot’s shape, especially with the clunky black handle, is unmistakable, but the volume markings on the pot’s side and a small coffee cup graphic help to add to the recognizability. There’s even a color shift for the wave itself, transforming the white peaks to shades of brown and tan that suit the color of coffee. Another smart visual detail is the way the vertical title tag is balanced by a thin reflection line in the same color at the bottom of the pot. It’s all very well executed, and I enjoy the way the kinetic energy of the wave is made to represent the caffeinated energy of coffee in this way- it just feels right!

Pampling has multiple prizes available. XPress Prize winners earn 1 euro for each product sold in the presale and XPress sale (with a guaranteed minimum of 500 euros). Shot Prize winners earn 1 euro per product sold (with a guaranteed minimum of 200 euros). Classic Prize winners get 300 euros. All designers are also potentially eligible for the 1000 euro Designer of the Month Prize (selected by the Pampling team taking into consideration sales success, priority, and participation).

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19 May 2022 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Sparrow on Cherry

Sparrow on Cherry by AlbertoCubatas feels refreshing, focusing on the beauty of nature and purity of one color illustration techniques with no attempts to bring in even a hint of pop culture. And it doesn’t need it, because the playfully mussed crest of the bird’s feathers and the gentle blooming of flowers is more than enough to hold any viewer’s interest. Delicate short, white lines reveal texture for the bird’s feathers, while a thick outline seats him firmly in the art’s foreground. In contrast to the bird’s lined look, the flowers are a solid-colored spectacle, capturing many stages of blooming as they fill in a background and environment for the bird. It’s especially nice how some petals layer to create more interest, and while some flowers are repeated in the art, it’s so well-done that most viewers will never notice. The vertical captions are a cool touch, framing the art and adding a bit of traditional flair.

Pampling has multiple prizes available. XPress Prize winners earn 1 euro for each product sold in the presale and XPress sale (with a guaranteed minimum of 500 euros). Shot Prize winners earn 1 euro per product sold (with a guaranteed minimum of 200 euros). Classic Prize winners get 300 euros. All designers are also potentially eligible for the 1000 euro Designer of the Month Prize (selected by the Pampling team taking into consideration sales success, priority, and participation).

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12 May 2022 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Devil Cat

Devil Cat by NemiMakeit has fun with the dual personalities of cats by literally transforming this kitten’s shadow into a devil. It’s a good representation of the way cats look far too cute and innocent for some of the mischief they get up to, as well as being a neat image to see one creature become two variants in this way. The light creating the shadow is bright red, a smart choice to make the shadow look more devilish (and of course the bright red narrowed eyes help, too!). This shadow effect is mirrored in the text, which shows “the Devil” scrawled in black text over a red brushstroke. Another neat moment is the soft grey texturing of the angelic cat, which helps it to seem extra-cuddly compared to its cruel shadow. Very well executed!

Pampling has multiple prizes available. XPress Prize winners earn 1 euro for each product sold in the presale and XPress sale (with a guaranteed minimum of 500 euros). Shot Prize winners earn 1 euro per product sold (with a guaranteed minimum of 200 euros). Classic Prize winners get 300 euros. All designers are also potentially eligible for the 1000 euro Designer of the Month Prize (selected by the Pampling team taking into consideration sales success, priority, and participation).

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