The Desktop Wallpaper Project featuring Gregory Euclide

The Desktop Wallpaper Project featuring Gregory Euclide

Gregory Euclide

About a week ago I tweeted something to the effect of, “Write someone you admire and tell them you appreciate them, try to start a friendship from that connection.” Taking my own advice, I decided to write an artist named Gregory Euclide, who many of you will know as the guy who’s work is featured on the new Bon Iver album. I had recently seen his work in person at the PULSE Art Fair and was taken with how dimensional it all is. I spoke with a woman from David B. Smith Gallery (who represents him) and she mentioned how his work is more like a mixed media sculpture, which doesn’t really come across on the Bon Iver cover. And it’s true, when you look at Gregory’s work on his site, you see just how much depth there is, that’s it’s not just a large illustration, he’s creating miniature worlds.

So I wrote Gregory, and is it turns out he reads the site, which was awesome to hear, and he agreed to create a wallpaper set of the image you see on the cover of Bon Iver’s record. Each size is actually a different detail of the large image, so you should check out each one. And remember, you can always use a larger size for a smaller monitor. A big thanks to Gregory for hooking us up, and remember, it’s easy to meet people, you just have to take a chance.

Edit: If you’d like the full image you see above, click here, I’ve attached it as a 2560x1440px image to fit pretty much any monitor.


14 Comments The Desktop Wallpaper Project featuring Gregory Euclide

  1. Drew October 19, 2011 at 3:20 PM

    This is a really nice surprise! Thanks!

  2. Käthe October 19, 2011 at 3:21 PM

    Uh, are the images not loading correctly for anyone else?

  3. Bobby Solomon October 19, 2011 at 3:22 PM

    @Kathe – Each size is a different image, it says so in the post.

  4. Käthe October 19, 2011 at 3:29 PM

    You mean I gotta read?! That was my other idea, but I wasn’t sure. I really like the whole image, so I was being hopeful!

  5. Käthe October 19, 2011 at 3:30 PM

    This week’s is lovely, as usual, thank you for keeping up this project, btw.

  6. Bobby Solomon October 19, 2011 at 3:34 PM

    @Kathe – Glad you dig it. Just for you I’ve updated the post and put the full image, check the edit at the end : )

  7. Pablo October 19, 2011 at 4:02 PM

    I loved this! I always wanted to know who was the artist behind the art cover of that album. Thanks!

  8. Nicole October 19, 2011 at 10:06 PM

    I was wondering who the artist for that cover album was! One of my most favorite albums ever and this wallpaper is just as amazing! Also, great advice. I have been wanting to make some connections with people I admire and I just need to find the guts to do so. Thanks for the motivation!

  9. Cathy October 20, 2011 at 6:26 AM

    Thank you for reaching out for this! I had no idea how rich and detailed this was based on the Bon Iver cover. It’s gorgeous.

  10. Tyrone October 20, 2011 at 7:28 AM


  11. Marshall October 20, 2011 at 10:20 AM

    Gorgeous stuff, best wp in a while, thanks. Almost wish I still had a smaller screen so I could use the smaller ones.

  12. Käthe October 20, 2011 at 11:31 AM

    O goodness, Bobby, thanks a million, you’ve made my day.

  13. Jenn October 25, 2011 at 8:45 PM

    I love this album cover. Gregory Euclide even has videos on how he made it, and to watch it is incredible. Now when I look at the artwork, I like to look for the parts that I know are 3D elements.

  14. Shelly November 3, 2011 at 9:23 AM

    I love this! I really admire Gregory’s work and am glad he has shared it with us.

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