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Radar: Free April 2012 Calendar Wallpaper

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This post is part of the free calendar wallpaper series. Each month I create a new wallpaper featuring the current calendar. Looking at the same image over and over again is not very stimulating. Hence having a new desktop background each month should help getting your creative juices flowing. The April 2012 Calendar Wallpaper is entitled Radar. After using a lot of lines and angles in previous wallpapers I felt it was time to go back to my loved circle for this design. The design is split into 4, representing the 4th month as well as the four seasons. The lime colour was a conscious choice to relate to Spring. Everything else is pretty much random and should be classified under ‘happy accidents’. I hope you enjoy it! + Continue Reading

M: Free March 2012 Calendar Wallpaper

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This post is part of the free calendar wallpaper series. Each month I create a new wallpaper featuring the current calendar. Looking at the same image over and over again is not very stimulating. Hence having a new desktop background each month should help getting your creative juices flowing. The March 2012 Calendar Wallpaper is entitled M. The geometric pattern was created using only the the letter M, duplicated and blended together to create the intricate composition of triangles. I didn’t want it to be too obvious though which is why I introduced a lot of white space into design. The colour green was chosen for accents, after all this is a spring wallpaper and it shouldn’t be too dark. Enjoy! + Continue Reading

10 Free Hi-Res Light Grunge Textures (Set 2)

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It’s been a while since I released a new set of freebies. While working on a client project today I realised that I hadn’t published these 10 Free High Resolution Light Grunge Textures yet This is set 2 of 2, the first half is available here. I’m always aiming to only share the highest quality resources which is why each texture is a stunning 3200px wide. This makes them perfect for web and print purposes. All of these are graphite stick rubbings of various paper and surface textures. You could use them to give your type treatments a subtle grunge effect or to lightly distress your vector designs. Don’t be afraid to experiment! As always, the textures are free for both personal and commercial use. You can either download each texture individually or download the whole set at the bottom of the post. I hope you can put them to good use! + Continue Reading

Fabulous: Free February 2012 Calendar Wallpaper

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This post is part of the free calendar wallpaper series. Each month I create a new wallpaper featuring the current calendar. Looking at the same image over and over again is not very stimulating. Hence having a new desktop background each month should help getting your creative juices flowing. The February 2012 Calendar Wallpaper is entitled Fabulous. While most of my calendar designs are somewhat minimalistic I wanted to go even further this time round by using a very limited colour palette, subtle textures and a very basic geometric layout. It’s really difficult not to overdo it as I have a tendency to always add one more thing. I hope you like it! + Continue Reading

MSH: Free January 2012 Calendar Wallpaper

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This post is part of the free calendar wallpaper series. Each month I create a new wallpaper featuring the current calendar. Looking at the same image over and over again is not very stimulating. Hence having a new desktop background each month should help getting your creative juices flowing. The January Calendar Wallpaper is entitled Make Shit Happen (MSH). I’m not one to make new year’s resolutions often, but this time round I made one: Do more self-initiated projects. This wallpaper should be a reminder, so at least this month I won’t forget. While this design might not be suitable for office use I still hope that you enjoy it and take the message to heart: Don’t just come up with ideas, turn them into reality. Whatever you do, make sure you have fun! + Continue Reading

Flake: Free December 2011 Calendar Wallpaper

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This post is part of the free calendar wallpaper series. Each month I create a new wallpaper featuring the current calendar. Looking at the same image over and over again is not very stimulating. Hence having a new desktop background each month should help getting your creative juices flowing. The Decmeber 2011 Calendar Wallpaper is entitled Flake. I suppose the inspiration behind this one isn’t hard to crack. It’s all about winter, snow & Christmas at the moment so it made sense to come up with a related design. Truth be told, the plan was to create a minimal Christmas tree, but it turned out that you can make an even nicer snowflake by copying, rotating and scaling the same tree over and over again. As a special treat this festive season there’s 2 versions of the iPad & iPhone wallpapers available, one for the lock screen, one for the home screen. If you like it then please help spread the word. + Continue Reading

Now/Here: Free November 2011 Calendar Wallpaper

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This post is part of the free calendar wallpaper series. Each month I create a new wallpaper featuring the current calendar. Looking at the same image over and over again is not very stimulating. Hence having a new desktop background each month should help getting your creative juices flowing. The November 2011 Calendar Wallpaper is entitled Now/Here. I’ve always wanted to try out a minimalistic space-themed design reminiscent of 2001: A Space Odyssey and Moon. I hope you like the result. To those that have been waiting for the wallpaper I want to apologize for the delay. Enjoy!   + Continue Reading

11 Free Hi-Res Light Grunge Textures (Set 1)

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It’s an absolute pleasure to release these 11 Free High Resolution Light Grunge Textures. Each one is a stunning 3200px wide which makes them perfect for web and print purposes. I’ve recently bought a graphite stick and these textures are the result of experimenting with different surface textures. You can incorporate them into your backgrounds or use them to lightly distress your type and designs. Though I’m sure that you can think of loads more ways to use them. As always, they’re free for both personal and commercial use. You can either download each texture individually or download the whole set at the bottom of the post. Enjoy! + Continue Reading