Name: Adam Hancher
Degree/College: I currently live and study Illustration in Bristol, England.
Website: Portfolio site
About Your Wallpaper:
I’ve been looking through books of old engravings and woodcuts recently, and have found myself quite inspired by vignettes and imagery created by different engravers for shops, small business’ etc. So the wallpaper I have produced is like a modern day version of one of those images. I have tried to give it a rustic feel through using the warm, Autumn colours. A little touch of the country while you’re sat at your computer!
Some people commented that they wanted my two cents on these wallpapers, so I thought I’d start chiming in now and then with my thoughts. I thoroughly enjoy Adam’s wallpaper, the old-timey feeling is so pleasing and though it was made by computer, you still get the sense of inlaid wood. I’d definitely suggest downloading this now and once autumn comes, putting it back up on your desktop.
It’s really pretty stupid that I haven’t posted about Frank Chimero before. I’ve seen and loved his work for about a year now, I follow him on the Twitters, there’s really no good reason. But I was browsing his Flickr yesterday and I came across his new laser-etched wood panels he’s in the process of making and I thought it went well with the things I’ve been posting today…. oh yeah, and they’re freaking beautiful. I’m not sure what size these will be or when they’re going to be released, but I’m sure I’ll re-post about them when they’re available.
My favorites are the log (the irony!) and the record with the hands, though that face one looks pretty sweet as well. Keep up the excellent work Mr. Chimero.
Continuing my recent flirtation with chairs, I present you the Lockwood chair by Miswell. This little puppy has a steel frame with a wooden seat and a really unique silhouette. I love the bends in the back of the chair which would cradle you into the chair. I think that blue color is pretty amazing as well, I’d love to have a little patio with a set of these to lounge around in.
I’ve been a fan of HunterGatherer for I don’t know how long now, probably 8 or 9 years. So it’s so awesome to see Arkitip doing an issue featuring HuGa and the two amazing designers behind it, Todd St. John and Gary Benzel. Arkitip and Incase yet again bust out another great mini-interview with these guys, giving some insight into their work and showing a ton of their projects.
I love that these guys are so hands on, it makes me feel like I need to get off my damn computer and start picking up paints and pencils. The thing about these two is that they’re so talented that they make it look easy. Anyhow, check out the video and learn how to be an amazing artist.
Also, be sure to check out the classic HuGa wood grain printed Incase Slider Case and the sweet Laptop Sleeve. These are soooo damn good looking.
Click here to see Jeefrey’s other wallpaper.
Hey all, Wednesday is here already. I’ve been sleepy all day, so I’m just getting to these awesome wallpapers, my apologies. This week’s desktop comes from the amazingly talented Jeffrey Bowman, an illustrator from London who’s definitely starting to blow up. He’s done work for Converse and Computer Arts, as well as being one half of the creative team over at The Wizard’s Hat. He’s also just recently updated his portfolio, so check that out as well.
For the DWP this week he’s created two wonderful wallpapers. The first is an explosion of shapes and colors, perfect for jazzing up a dark and lonely desktop. The second is nature-y looking collage of wooden logs and cloudy skies all presented in a cool-ish color palette.
I hope you all enjoy these pair, check back next week for more goodness!