The Desktop Wallpaper Project featuring Spike Press

This week’s desktop wallpaper is a gem that I’ve been holding on to for a while, way too long in fact, but sometimes I need to save some of these for a while to surprise you all. The wallpaper was designed by John Solimine, who some of you may know better as the guy behind Spike Press. John is an amazing illustrator and does some of the best concert posters out there.

His wallpaper features some cosmonauts obviously getting ready to blast off into space. John was stoked to be able to do a full color illustration cuz’ most of the time he has to stick to 3 or 4 colors for the posters he does. This looks like a kind of cartoon from the 70’s where you’d get an explanation of what NASA does and the astronauts would talk about what they do.


August 27, 2009