The Desktop Wallpaper Project featuring Levi Hastings

The Desktop Wallpaper Project featuring Levi Hastings

Levi Hastings

Summer seems to be winding down slowly, it’s currently sprinkling here in Los Angeles, so a bit of nostalgia feels in order. Our wallpaper this week is from Levi Hastings, an illustrator and graphic designer based in Seattle. Levi has a fondness for mustaches and watercolors, which becomes quite evident when you see his work.

His wallpaper though is a page from one of his sketchbooks, here’s his story.

I’ve been very fortunate to take a few trips to Greece, Turkey and Italy over the past few years. My boyfriend’s family is Greek, so I’ve received the authentic Mediterranean treatment alongside the typical tourist runaround, which has left me with a strong connection to these places.

There’s nothing I love more than an afternoon break following a long morning of sightseeing, kicking back on the cobblestones of a busy plaza. It’s one of the best ways I’ve found to fully appreciate the exhilaration and exhaustion that comes with foreign travel. This piece combines a few of my favorite cities, particularly, Istanbul and Athens and Siena.

I love the combination of imagery along with a beautifully balanced color palette. The angles of the piece make it almost look like the buildings are being reflected off of water rather than cobble stone. This makes me want to travel to Europe so desperately.

September 5, 2012 / By