The Desktop Wallpaper Project featuring Ten Paces and Draw, with Ann Shen and Lydia Nichols

The Desktop Wallpaper Project featuring Ten Paces and Draw, with Ann Shen and Lydia Nichols

Ann Shen and Lydia Nichols

When I asked Alyssa of Ten Paces and Draw to collaborate with me on a monthly wallpaper, one of the ideas we threw around was to make the content of each wallpaper pretty random. Sure enough, she found a couple of folks who did exactly that.

Our illustrators for the month of May are Ann Shen and Lydia Nichols, who’ve decided to illustrated National Moving Month. I had no idea this was even a thing, but after some digging, sure enough, it’s a big thing here in America.

Recognizing America’s mobile roots and kicking off the busiest moving season of the year. Each year more than 43 million Americans pack up their belongings and relocate to new homes and communities. More than half of these moves take place between May and September. During National Moving Month, moving experts will be educating Americans on how to plan a successful move, pack efficiently and handle the uncertainties and questions that children may have.

It kind of sounds like the equivalent of a Hallmark holiday, but the image they created is anything but cheesy. The initial sketch was created by Lydia and the final drawing was done by Ann. It’s such a clever idea and leaves you with lots of room for your daily icons as well. A huge thanks to Ann (a fellow Angeleno) and Lydia for such a rad wallpaper.

Bobby Solomon

May 1, 2012 / By

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