Something cool for your desktop this week. To celebrate the latest minimalist wallpaper round-up on the site, we’ve found a very funky blissed-out split-tone aqua wall for your desktop. Airena is available in widescreen friendly 1920×1200, though given the design of the image you could crop it to any resolution. You can get it, right here.
Here’s a piping hot and brand new batch of minimalist wallpapers to adorn the coolest desktops around. We’ve curated this collection from DeviantArt, which is no mean process as many ‘Deviants’ seem to have a pretty fucked perception of what constitutes minimalism. If you like this article, plus consider ‘Liking’ or ‘+1′ing it below. Anyway – on with the show:
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Inspired by this Reddit thread, I’ve made a wallpaper based on the paper aeroplanes in the original image. Resolution is 1920×1080 and you can get the full size version here. Hope you like it.
Here at Geekosity, we’re currently in the throes of winter, but we understand that most of you guys live in that other hemisphere, upstairs. And with that in mind and with nothern hemisphere schools and colleges all breaking up for the long summer break, we thought we’d tap into that cool road-trip summer vibe with this rather funky wallpaper of a VW Combi Van. You can get it, right here.
Something a bit different for you this week. We’ve given minimalism the boot and told it to ‘man up’, in favour of a wallpaper so pumped full of testosterone it’s liable to start humping your leg. Yes, it’s a Captain America wallpaper, created by someone called deaviantwatcher from some original artwork created by Sega for their Captain America: Super Soldier game. Anyway – it’s a terrific wall and you should go and get it, right now.
Well now, we’ve got a superb selection of wallpapers for you today. We’ve scoured the wallpaper libraries from DeviantArt to Wallbase to find the best sunset walls available. This is not some dodgy list compiled from the most popular downloads, we’ve actually gone through all the sunset wallpapers looking for the best ones and handpicked them all. What’s more, we started out with 50 finalists and we wittled the list down to 20 that we’re happy to give the Geekosity stamp of approval. Enjoy.
Just click on any image to view its download page …
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This week’s five star wall is a beautifully understated design. It was created from this stunning photo by Thinh Nguyen. The colour palette’s a cool aqua blue that works really well on the desktop allowing for effective display of your customised desktop icons. It’s only available in 1920×1200, but other resolutions are only a Photoshop chop away.
There are loads of cheat-sheet style wallpapers out there, but the vast majority of them are either horrible to look at, or so specialised that they hold little interest for most people. For the purposes of this round-up we’ve tracked down six wallpapers that look great on the desktop and include useful facts or information.
So You Need a TypeFace
Anyone who’s ever struggled to find the right typeface will appreciate this functional
and useful wallpaper which will guide you through the whole process.
Another reference sheet for designers. This wallpaper manages to combine a very cool
design with useful advice.
Colourful and informative at the same time. If you’ve ever had one of those ‘where the
hell is Kruminjistan anyway …’ moments, this is the wall for you.
An absolute design classic, the original London Underground map looks great
on your desktop whether you live in in ‘the smoke’ or not.
The Anatomy of Type
Great cheat-sheet this one – it breaks down all the elements that go into making and
using a font.
Elements of Design
The absolute basic building blocks of design are explained clearly and concisely
in this useful and attractive wallpaper.
Kicking off the first of what will be a regular weekly update, we’ll be picking out one wallpaper from the wider Internet and awarding it five star status. I’m sad to say that I don’t know who the creator of this image was, or whether it was an amateur designer or an ice cream company behind it. What I do know is that it’s a superb colourful desktop wall that can and will brighten up your day. Click below to download from Wallbase.
Note: if you’re interested in cool wallpapers, please check out our other round-ups, Six Cool Cheat-Sheet Wallpapers, 20 Stunning Sunset Wallpapers, The Minimalist Collection July – 12 Stylish New Wallpapers and of course our regular wallpaper of the week.
Sometimes I wonder if people need to be shown the dictionary definition of the word minimalistic. Browse through any of the popular wallpaper sites and you’ll find thousands of wallpapers in that category that are about as minimalistic as a renaissance oil painting.
I’ve scoured the wallpaper sites and are happy to present to you, five incredibly cool wallpapers that are the very essence of minimalistic. For this first round-up I’ve chosen five dark wallpapers, these show off icons like the default OSX and Windows 7 variety to great effect. Just click on the links below to download the archives and then install the appropriate resolution for your desktop.
This is a really nicely done wallpaper with antique echoes and a tasteful vignette to
blend to your screen edges.
Clean, crisp, black, modern. What more could you ask for?
Beautiful high resolution wood textures and a cool black palette make this wallpaper
Crispy and white in tone, this is a deceptively tricksy wallpaper that makes fine use
of pixelated blocks.
Not one but three very cool antique styled walls to sit in an understated fashion
on your desktop.