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If you find all those desktop wallpaper designs too busy and distracting, you may prefer the clean unobtrusive designs found at Simple Desktops. In the spirit of “less is more,” this cool site is curated by Tom Watson.
What if artists were asked to make chess sets that were art, i.e. original and expressive. What might happen is this: Check out this story on DesignBoom that explores this proposition. My favorite chess sets are the ones by Rachel Whiteread and Barbara Kruger. If you’re in Milan, you can see them all!
This is land art in the desert created by Jim Denevan. It was done in Black Rock Desert, Nevada. Visit his site for more gorgeous work in landscape. Photo credit: Peter Hinson/Jim Denevan
Yo Yo, from the portfolio Series II, originally uploaded by Smithsonian Institution. from The Smithsonian
Untitled, originally uploaded to flickr by Smithsonian Institution.
New work by Jacob Ouillette will be shown at Dean Project in Long Island City, New York from March 4th – May 8th, 2010. (via MocoLoco)
Home ownership isn’t everything. Hang up some free art on your desktop. If you want to be newly inspired, you must check out Totally Severe. Very wow!
Happy Valentine’s Day, Dear Readers! Note: Each month Smashing Magazine shares a whole bunch of free desktop wallpapers to inspire creativity throughout the year. This one is designed by Davide Vicariotto from Italy.
Traipse through the wonderful whimsy of Nate Williams here.
Create your own desktop wallpaper or download one that was created by someone else. The program is great for wannabe graphic designers or graffiti artists. It seems to lead to an urban aerosol look, as in this example.
Interior designers created a noodlesque baroque veil in this lavish Beijing noodle shop. (via Beautiful Life)
Charles Clay makes paper into something very otherly. (via Illusion 360)
Here’s a quick, fun project for those of us who dream of being graphic designers but just aren’t! Colour Lovers has created a little app called Themeleon that enables you to create huber cool wallpaper for your twitter background. It’s fun. Maybe too much fun.
I like the way Google creates logos for occasions in particular locales. It makes a huge conglomerate seem more personal. For example, you'd have to be googling from Japan to e-celebrate Isamu Noguchi's Birthday. You can see a collection of past Google doodles here.