One of the things I’ve always enjoyed doing is creating desktop wallpapers. I don’t know if it’s just my way of flexing my creative muscles, but I enjoy doing them. For the last little while I’ve spent quite a bit of (maybe way too much) time in the Crunchbang forums posting ideas and images in their artwork section. (They’re also in the midst of a logo design process too which has been great fun – for more info see this thread.). Anyway, I’ve probably posted almost 40 (!) of them so far (I did say maybe way too much time didn’t I?), so I thought I’d post some of the nicer ones up here. They’re looking at getting a community artwork team set up on Launchpad which I’d love to participate in. Also, I may get them up into a proper installable package (for Crunchbang) if I ever make the time to figure it out.
Incidentally, #! is the logotype for Crunchbang.. so you’ll see that symbol in many of the wallpapers I’ve done.
Also, I’m using the jQuery Lightbox plugin for WordPress to do this post. And while it does seem to function correctly, I can’t seem to get the thumbnails to display properly below. There seems to be a mile of whitespace between the first row of images and the rest of them. So you can either click on one of them and get the flash slideshow or scroll way down to see the thumbnails for the rest of them. If anybody’s got a better suggestion or any tips to help me out in this respect I’d really appreciate it.
If you like any of them, you can download an archive of the full size versions right here: http://rfquerin.org/cbang/cbangwpapers.zip
As usual, I’ve half-assed it, and mostly done them in 1680×1050 format. I probably should do at least 4:3 and 16:9 versions of each one but have wussed out in this respect.. at least for now. ;)