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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

Cut: Free December 2012 Calendar Wallpaper

Thumbnail December 2012 Desktop Wallpaper: Christmas Tree

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 December 2012 Calendar Wallpaper is called Cut and features a minimal Christmas tree as main element. I felt rather festive when designing this so it’s no surprise that I opted for a holiday-inspired graphic. The triangles were drawn in Illustrator using simple Shape Finder options. I then imported it all as separate smart objects into Photoshop to add the texture and tweak the colours. I hope you enjoy it and that it’ll put you in a cheerful mood.  + Continue Reading

Shout: Free November 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 November 2012 Calendar Wallpaper is called Shout and can be categorised as a minimal typographic design. I’ve been playing around with these letterforms for a client and decided to use them for this month’s calendar. The word ‘shout’ is a reminder that it’s alright to get frustrated some times. Shout it out, leave the office and go for a coffee or pint with mates. Or just go for a stroll in nature and soak in all the beautiful colours that autumn’s got to offer. As always, feedback is encouraged in the comment section and sharing with friends and lovers is highly appreciated. + Continue Reading

Aura: Free October 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 October 2012 Calendar Wallpaper is called Aura. For this month’s free background I decided to use and abuse some  design elements from a client project. The idea is remind of a vinyl as well as playing on the pumpkin orange for Halloween. It was great fun putting this together and  I hope you like the design as much as I do. Leave your feedback in the comments section and feel free to share it with your friends and lovers. + Continue Reading

Eye: Free September 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 September 2012 Calendar Wallpaper is called Eye. After last month’s rather busy layout I’ve decided to go back to my roots and design a minimal geometric desktop background like I often do. However, there’s something new! Starting today you can download Retina Display versions for all platforms! As always, I hope you like the design. Feel free to comment on it and share it with friends and lovers. + Continue Reading

Bold: Free August 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 August 2012 Calendar Wallpaper goes by the name of Bold. As with most of my personal designs this one happened by pure (rather happy) accident. I usually play around with simple geometric shapes, combining them until it appeals to me. Next step is to blend in colours or photographs, both in this case, and see where it leads. Anyways, enough rambling, enjoy the free wallpaper! + Continue Reading

Kingdom: Free July 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 July 2012 Calendar Wallpaper is called Kingdom, for no other reason than the name coming into my mind when designing. The background uses a couple of landscape photographs from my recent road trip through the States. It’s mostly random though, just playing around with shapes and colours until I was happy to put it on my devices. I hope you like it. + Continue Reading