Pampling’s Pirate Shadow

Pirate Shadow by Danielmorris1993 makes an anime shirt extremely stylish with its unusual presentation. While a lot of pop culture shirts aim for sales by imitating the precise look of a character, trying to get as close to genuine merchandise as possible, this design succeeds by reducing the character to a silhouette and a few well-chosen colored lines. The pose chosen is classically heroic, standing above the viewer like a towering statue, and with one raised hand helping to highlight the iconic yellow hat. The background gives the hat and face even more emphasis by placing a huge moon behind them like a halo. But the colorful, streaking pattern of the sky is for me the real star of the shirt- it achieves gorgeous sunset tones and even a sense of motion, the perfect setting for implying adventure and wildness.

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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