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Free Typography Wallpapers for iPhone & Android

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It’s been awfully quiet on the blog and it’s time to finally break the silence. I’m pleased to release my first set of iPhone and Android typography wallpapers of 2014. Those of you who have been following me on Instagram know that I’ve gotten in hand-lettering over the past couple of months. These wallpapers are a snapshot of what I’ve been up to lately and feature some of my favourite typography quotes. All photographs are ming and were taken during an road trip from Denver, CO to Seattle, WA in 2012.  + Continue Reading

Seven: Free July 2013 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 July 2013 Calendar Wallpaper is simply called Seven as a reference to this being the 7th month of the year. This was by far one of the most challenging and rewarding design I’ve done so far. It’s been great fun getting into this kind of style which I’ve been a fan of for a long time. Those of you who follow me on Twitter and Instagram will have seen some of the process, from the initial sketches to the almost finished piece. + Continue Reading

Lift Offf: Free June 2013 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.

With a bit of a delay I’m happy to give you the June 2013 Calendar Wallpaper, which goes by the name entitled Lift Offf. The reasoning behind it is quite simple:  Tomorrow I’m flying out to Barcelona to attend OFFF2013 and I wanted to commemorate that with a lovely minimal design. I’ve been to OFFF in 2011 and it was awesome. This year round I’m looking forward to catching up with old friends as well as meeting loads of new people. Give me a shout on Twitter if you’re around, I’d love to catch up over a drink or two. I’m also gonna be carrying some stickers with me, don’t be afraid to ask for them. Until then, enjoy the free wallpaper. + Continue Reading

M2: Free May 2013 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 May 2013 Calendar Wallpaper, entitled M2, is minimal geometric design using fresh, summery colours. As the name suggests, this is a stylised form of the letter M (for May). The typography infused with vibrant colours, subtle textures and block shapes should get you in the mood for the upcoming hot summer days. Let’s hope that there will be plenty of days like that in May. + Continue Reading

Last Exit: Free April 2013 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 2013 Calendar Wallpaper goes by the name of Last Exit. This is a reference to the Pearl Jam song with the same title. In terms of design the wallpaper combines my favourite elements: type, geometric shapes and subtle textures. After the initial sketch I build all the shapes in Illustrator. Once they were exported as individual smart objects into Photoshop all I had to do was to add the textures and adjust the colours. As always, the calendar comes in the most common resolutions for all of your iGadgets. + Continue Reading

Bricks: Free March 2013 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 2013 Calendar Wallpaper goes by the name of Bricks. It is heavily inspired by minimal geometric design, the biggest influence being the Windows of New York project by José Guízar. I’ve always been a fan of this style and wanted to give it a go myself. The design itself isn’t based on any particular object. I’ve just added more and more shapes and played with the colours until I was happy with the composition. It might be a door, a window, a building or something completely different. What do you see it as? + Continue Reading

Ampersand: Free February 2013 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 2013 Calendar Wallpaper is simply called Ampersand, for obvious reasons. Those of you that follow me on Instagram will have seen a couple of rough ampersand sketches, so for this wallpaper I took it a step further and created my own custom ampersand in Illustrator. Colour correction and texturising was done in Photoshop. I’m sure that’ll experiment more with custom typography as I’ve become quite obsessed with it over the past month or so. As always, I hope you enjoy the design and feel free to leave feedback in the comments section. + Continue Reading

MMXIII: Free January 2013 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 2013 Calendar Wallpaper is called MMXIII. The main element is hand-drawn lettering of MMXIII with the quote ‘No More Excuses’. January is the time to make resolutions for the year to come. Mine is to stop messing around, stop finding excuses not to do something. Whatever your plans for 2013 are, don’t let anything get in the way of it. Just go for it. On a more technical note, I’ve finally added support for the iPhone 5, don’t worry though, the wallpaper looks great on older models too! Enjoy. + Continue Reading