Desktop Wallpaper: Space Frames

14 July 2011


A Blue Perspective: Desktop Wallpaper: Space Frames

I'm a big fan of a black desktop. It's easy on the eyes and icons are highly visible. But you have to have a dash of colour to add personality, so it's a fine balance between style and stark.

A few years ago, when I was heavily into Processing I wrote a program that dynamically generated spacey looking spectrum wallpapers, with the aim of offering it to the public so that 6 billion people could each have their own unique desktop wallpaper. Didn't work out. (But I used one of its outputs as my own wallpaper for the last 4 years).

A bout of recent procrastination made me realise that I hadn't changed my wallpaper in far too long and this time instead of breaking open some code I headed to Illustrator to make some jaunty little geometrics.

Now, I've got a new wallpaper and you can have one too! I'm calling it Space Frames and you can download it by clicking on the image below. Bon appetit!

Space Frames wallpaper




  1. 1/7

    Lea commented on 15 July 2011 @ 10:05

    I don't bother with wallpaper - I truly never see the background for all the windows, so whatever the box comes with by default is fine

  2. 2/7

    Steve commented on 15 July 2011 @ 11:55

    I always do as I'm told.

  3. 3/7

    Steve commented on 15 July 2011 @ 16:11

    Glo just walked into the room and said "cool picture"

  4. 4/7

    The Man in Blue commented on 16 July 2011 @ 02:28

    I always knew Glo had good taste :)

  5. 5/7

    Web Design Virginia commented on 19 July 2011 @ 00:05

    I like it.... think I'd REALLY like it if the windows were all shades of pinks and purples :-)

  6. 6/7

    Amor en linea commented on 19 July 2011 @ 08:36

    WoW! I love this background's! I'm a fan of Asteroids and this renember this to me

  7. 7/7

    Steve commented on 19 July 2011 @ 23:46

    All very good but I want the desktop background generator!

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