How about some nice oriental eye candy? Here are some beautiful pastel Japanese sights from artist Elora Pautrat. I’m only showing a few of those below. If you want more of those, and in higher resolutions, you’ll have to head over to her Owakita_ Twitter account and get them from the media list. You can also get them from her website, but you’ll have to dig a little deeper there as the images can’t be directly downloaded. In Firefox, you can get them by right-clicking and choosing View Page Info > Media, or by saving the full page to your hard drive. This last trick also works with Chrome.
Note that these are for personal use only. You’re free to use them as desktop or phone wallpapers, or use them as your Twitter banner. But no commercial use of any kind please.
My web stats tell me that you lot like to find some new and shiny wallpapers for your desktops and phones now and then. Since I’ve been tagging my flickr photos for a while now with wallpaper tags, I thought it would be nice if I’d just link them up here so you can take a peek and use them if you like.
All wallpapers are cc-licensed as usual so you’re free to use them, chop and manipulate them. To download an image, click the Actions menu on top, then pick “View All Sizes”.
Space invaders. Probably one of the first computer games I ever played on a console. The blocky invaders have turned into pieces of geek culture all by themselves showing up all over the place from graffiti to tattoos and post-it art. So at one point I ran into this image on Flickr with yet another space invader on it and thought it would be great to use that as a desktop wallpaper somehow. I tried it out but didn’t like the result enough so I decided to make my own. From there I had a template to create some more and now I’m putting them up here for you to download. Yay!
All images are Creative Commons licensed so you can use them quite freely and share them with anyone you like. To maintain the crispness of the awesome gradient backgrounds (yeah, that’s about how far my Gimping skills go) all images are saved in PNG format for maximum quality. I’m also sharing the original GIMP XCF project files with these so that you can go ahead and create your own smashing mash-up of the space invader wallpaper suited to your own personal taste. There’s a template in there with the space invader ranging from very small to rather large. New backgrounds, new resolutions, new compositions, it’s all within your grasp if you get yourself a free copy of GIMP. Don’t forget to link back here if you create something truly awesome btw. I don’t mind some kick-ass wallpapers myself.
All files are released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike license just to keep things a tad fair and make sure that everyone finds it way to the source files and gets the same chances of being creative with them. It’s all about the sharing baby!
Images are available in a blue, gold and green background and in 1024×768, 1280×1024, 1440×900 and 1680×1050 screen sizes.
Click the images to get a larger preview. To download you just click that little blue arrow appearing in the right upper corned when hovering the thumbnail.
Can’t see a widget? No problem, click here for direct linkage.
One of the top hits I’m getting on this blog is that post I did once on Aphex Twin wallpapers. In a way I thought this was odd, as there are tons of wallpaper sites around which I guessed where getting more hits than me about this kind of thing right?
But when you do a quick Google search you’ll notice that most of the sites that claim to have some wicked Aphex Twin wallpaper goodness are dummy sites that want to have you download some odd executable to get the wallpapers. Odd, and damn fishy if you ask me! Apparently there isn’t a lot of AFX wallpaper goodness out there, so I dug a little deeper and found these sweet gems deep in the bowls of the interwebs. Well, not that deep really, but they are quite nice anyway.
So there you have it. A fresh load of AFX for your monitors in various resolutions. If you feel like flexing your Photoshop muscles and create some more dazzling Aphex fan-art, feel free to let me know cause I should be getting a few more hits on this topic right after this post.
Since all the links to awesome Aphex Twin wallpaper goodness have gone dead since the original post, I thought I’d give this baby a makeover, find some new wallpapers and post them right here.
If the below ones turn up dead again at some point in the future (which I’m sure they will, it’s the nature of teh interwebz) you can always try your luck with a good Flickr search and hope you’ll strike gold.
In the meanwhile, here’s some nice ones I just found.