The Desktop Wallpaper Project featuring Garrett Vander Leun

The Desktop Wallpaper Project featuring Garrett Vander Leun

Garrett Vander Leun

Oh snap it’s Wednesday, I swear the days go by so fast! This week’s wallpaper is sort of a continuation from the last post, celebrating my roommate’s publication in Feasthetic #9. So I thought it was quite fitting to also give away the wallpaper he made for me as well! His name is Garrett Vander Leun, I’ve known him since I was 8, and he’s one of my favorite artists in the world. Drawing since he was a little, kid, his sketchy style has evolved from Bart Simpson doodles to the magnificent beast you see above. He’s done artwork for bands and movies and can basically draw everything in the world. We’re also working on a t-shirt design as well, so you all might want to keep your eye for that as well…

For his wallpaper above he decided to go with a tribute to Bill Murray, one of the finest actors out there. There are quotes from all of Bill’s movies, as well as visual references to many of them as well. I loved going through here and trying to figure out where all these quotes came from. Some of the images as well, like the purple heart on the side of the car, are pretty random, but make sense if you can figure it out. I hope you all love this as much as I do!

I just wanted to let everyone also know that DESKTOP BATTLE! will be back next Monday, so get your pens, pencils, paint brushes, blow torches ready for some massive art annihilation!

16 Comments The Desktop Wallpaper Project featuring Garrett Vander Leun

  1. kyle October 1, 2008 at 11:02 AM

    Yowza. Love it.

  2. Gerard Van der Leun October 1, 2008 at 11:18 AM

    Ah, the great work of my grand-nephew. Excellent choice.

    Get him to scan and post the amazing thing he made to memorialize his grandfather. Truly moving.

  3. Bobby October 1, 2008 at 11:52 AM

    Gerard: That’s so weird that you guys are related! It’s such a small world!

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  5. Afronaut October 1, 2008 at 6:35 PM

    Simply amazing. One of my favorite actors. Thank you.

  6. Chad Paulson October 1, 2008 at 7:24 PM

    I really appreciate the effort and care that went into making this. I love it so much I had to blog about it on

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  8. Bobby October 2, 2008 at 9:28 AM


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  10. Jeff October 4, 2008 at 9:12 AM

    This is great! I got all the references except for the flying saucer looking thing coming off the roof of the car. Anyone?

  11. Jana TheJunction October 9, 2008 at 4:15 AM

    Grand! Garrett’s work is amazing.

  12. Scot October 9, 2008 at 7:16 AM

    The flying saucer is probably from Ed Wood.

  13. Manor October 13, 2008 at 2:35 AM

    I love it.

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  16. Sandra R September 9, 2009 at 9:56 AM

    Hi! I was surfing and found your blog post… nice! I love your blog. :) Cheers! Sandra. R.

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