Category The Desktop Wallpaper Project

The Desktop Wallpaper Project featuring Tommy Shimko

Tommy Shimko wallpaper- iPhone, iPad, Desktop

Tommy Shimko

A couple years back I held a random meet-up at a bar in SoHo, hoping to meet some cool folks who read the site. One of the people I was able to meet was an awesome dude named Tommy Shimko, an art director at TracyLocke. He showed up kind of late to the party but he along with a few friends invited Kyle and I to hang out on his roof and drink some beers. So we did, and we had a blast.

Recently I noticed on his Instagram that he did this sweet bike piece called Haulin’ Tuckus which I thought would make a great wallpaper. So I asked him if he’d like to make it a wallpaper and he was into the idea, so here we are. I think there’s so much motion and fun to this piece, you really can’t help but smile when you see it. Plus I know a lot of you readers are big bike people, so I’m sure a lot of you will dig this.

Be sure to check back every Wednesday for a new wallpaper.

The Desktop Wallpaper Project featuring Christopher David Ryan

The Desktop Wallpaper Project featuring Christopher David Ryan

Christopher David Ryan

There are few creatives more prolific in their artistic output than Christopher David Ryan. Based in Portland, Maine, CDR is constantly creating amazing and interesting pieces of work, as evidenced by the Dailies section on his site. He’s also a previous contributor to the Desktop Wallpaper Project, so it’s awesome to see him with a new piece for the site. Inspired by M.C. Escher’s classic Drawing Hands, Christopher has created a bold, clean version which definitely makes for the perfect, minimalist wallpaper.

Be sure to check back every Wednesday for a new wallpaper.

The Desktop Wallpaper Project featuring Dirty Bandits

Dirty Bandits wallpaper - iPhone, iPad, Desktop

Dirty Bandits

I’m so excited by today’s wallpaper, I think it’s a really incredible piece. Our wallpaper was created by Dirty Bandits, the working name of letterer and illustrator Annica Lydenberg. She’s a Brooklyn based artist who started out in graphic design but has now found an incredible place in the world of hand-lettering, as is obvious in the wonderful piece you see above.

We discussed what might make for a great wallpaper, something that was proactive and positive. I’ve always been an optimist, so when Annica suggest “Taking Care of Business” I knew it would be the perfect message to share. She’s done an incredible job of mixing her more fluid, hand done style with a rigid, business-like type that really acts as the base for the rest of the words.

Be sure to check back every Wednesday for a new wallpaper.

The Desktop Wallpaper Project featuring Hedof

The Desktop Wallpaper Project featuring Hedof

Hedof

Rick Berkelman, who works under the pseudonym Hedof, is a designer and illustrator based out of Breda, The Netherlands. His work is a vibrant mix of shapes and colors that gracefully blend in and out of one another, creating stunning imagery. For his wallpaper this week he’s delivered an ode to summer, featuring a sun bathing lady, a fancy cocktail, and some rather extravagant scenery for her to lounge around with. It’s an idyllic scene that I’m personally jealous of… I wish I could be doing what she’s doing right this moment!

Be sure to check back every Wednesday for a new wallpaper.

The Desktop Wallpaper Project featuring Sarah Vanbelle

The Desktop Wallpaper Project featuring Sarah Vanbelle

Sarah Vanbelle

I’m very excited for our wallpaper today, which comes from Antwerp based illustrator and designer Sarah Vanbelle. Sarah’s style of illustration utilizes flat bold colors which are laid out into the most interesting of shapes, which all come together through her interesting and perhaps daring color schemes. The wallpaper she’s created consists of some images she created for an exhibit called Hawaii Hawaii that took place in a coffee shop in her home town. She’s combined the characters to create sort of a rag tag band, a motley crew of crustaceans.

Be sure to check back every Wednesday for a new wallpaper!

The Desktop Wallpaper Project featuring Colin Kinsley

The Desktop Wallpaper Project featuring Colin Kinsley

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Having some ridiculous wallpapers on the site is something that I always look forward to. They may not be right for everyone, but I know there are a dozen or so folks out there who don’t want a pretty drawing on their desktop, they want something conceptual and weird. I’d bucket this wallpaper from Hawaii/New York based designer Colin Kinsley.

Colin is a freelance designer and illustrator who’s work is made up of lots of bold, flat graphics that are filled with all kinds of color. And so is his wallpaper, which is a nice take on the idea of summer vibes.

The Desktop Wallpaper Project featuring Studio Elastik

The Desktop Wallpaper Project featuring Studio Elastik

Studio Elastik

It’s been a little while since there’s been a wallpaper on the site, sorry about that. Starting with this week things will be getting back to normal with wallpapers being featured each Wednesday. As for today, we have a really mellow wallpaper from Vienna based designer Constantin Demner, who’s a part of Studio Elastik. He created this wallpaper at the tail end of a trip to a Greek island, which definitely comes across in the type and cute sun and cloud illustration.

Be sure to check back every Wednesday for a new wallpaper!

The Desktop Wallpaper Project featuring Chloe Scheffe

Chloe Sheffe wallpaper - iPhone, iPad, Desktop

Chloe Scheffe

This week’s desktop wallpaper, to me, visually explores two very different things: type and microbes. What happens if you were to combine the two? Well, I think you’d get something like what Chloe Scheffe has created for us. Chloe is a student at the Rhode Island School of Design, and her portfolio of work is quite remarkable, pieces like this and this. Here’s what she said about her wallpaper.

I’m interested in bringing together disperate concepts or aesthetics, and in this case it’s modern colloquial language and Blackletter, which has great historical significance (and is related to my other inspiration—illumination a la Book of Kells). I also love repetition and layering.

I love the idea, even if ti’s not quite her intention, of turning a Blackletter font into something so fragile and minuscule looking. It’s quite the opposite of it’s normal behavior or being. PLus it’s awesome how swirls around with all those little shapes, the piece is almost effervescent.

Be sure to check back every Wednesday for a new wallpaper!

The Desktop Wallpaper Project featuring Evan Hughes

Evan Hughes Wallpaper - iPhone, iPad, Desktop

Evan Hughes

Summertime is basically here, well, if you’re in the northern hemisphere, and Evan Hughes is ready to party. A Scranton, Pennsylvania based illustrator, Evan has created an amazing wallpaper that celebrates all the very best aspects of what summer is. I love Evan’s work because of the fluidity his inky line work contains. A great example of this is the young, bikini-laden gal running down the beach, her legs looking like wiggly noodles. Physically it might be painful to have legs like that, but in an illustration it gives the girl so much life and movement.

A huge thanks to Evan for the awesome work, and be sure to check back next Wednesday for another sweet wallpaper.

The Desktop Wallpaper Project featuring Frank Svengsouk

Frank Svengsouk wallpaper - iPhone, iPad, Desktop

Frank Svengsouk

You may not have heard of Frank Svengsouk, but he’s one of the most talented guys I know. By day he works as an art director with me at Disney, creating beautiful, award winning websites that’ll knock your socks. He’s also a super talented artist as well though, dabbling in both digital and traditional mediums. Recently, Frank had a residency at the Wonderground Gallery in Downtown Disney where he debuted an epic series of pieces which he dubbed the Astro Zodiac Force.

The series takes all of the animals of the zodiac and outfits them in space suits, showcasing them adventuring across the cosmos. I loved what Frank did so much that I asked if he’d be interested in bringing the Force to the site, so he’s graced us with the luckiest member, the Rabbit. You can see the full range of animals over on Society 6, where prints of all sizes are available as well. And if you happen to be at Disneyland, Frank’s work will be on display at the Wonderground Gallery until the June 14.