The last few days have been so busy with trying to launch the site that I didn’t have a thought to launch our monthly wallpaper from Ten Paces and Draw. For April’s wallpaper we have the talented duo of Lydia Nichols and Paul Windle, with Paul handling the initial sketch and Lydia finishing it off. As a professional gay man I had no idea that baseball’s opening day starts in the first week of April, but now I know! I don’t know much about baseball, but I can tell you this illustration hits it out of the park.
First there’s the colors. The lime green, robins egg blue tied together with the brown is a winning combination. Then there’s the type. The baseball font hints back to the good ol’ days, while April is playful, fun, and has a Spring in it’s step. Tying the whole thing together is the curveball of the century, dotting it’s way around April and straight for home plate. A big thanks to Lydia and Paul for the wallpaper and to Alyssa for orchestrating the whole thing.