Free October Calendar Wallpaper: Good Morning

This month’s wallpaper comes out of a long-exposure shot I took sometime in the pre-dawn hours a couple months ago.  As I was staring at my computer screen  at more or less the same time, it seemed an appropriate start for a new wallpaper.  T…

Free Texture Pack: Rock Textures 2

This month we’ve got a great texture pack full of rock textures for your grunge designs.  These were all taken from the same area of Big Cottonwood Mountain that we visited with last month’s texture pack.  This texture pack includes 23 high resolution images of various kinds of rocks.  If you like this texture pack, we’d love to  hear from you; let us know in the comments!  And if you like this pack, you’d probably also like our other rock texture pack and our Capitol Reef texture pack. All our textures are released under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution Share-Alike license. Click the license badge below for more information about usage. Arcane Palette textures by Arcane Palette Creative Design is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States […]

Free Calendar Wallpaper: Meditation

We just got back from a camping trip where we spent several days in a tent, surrounded by redwood trees. It’s easy to forget there’s a world outside our computer monitor sometimes, a world with only the noise of water dripping onto le…

Free Calendar Wallpaper: August Deadwood

I’ve been playing with various photographic effects and grunging them up for the new jazzsequence.com design, particularly the headers and post thumbnails.  So, it was with those techniques at my fingertips and on my mind that I approached these two wood textures from an upcoming texture pack to create this month’s wallpaper.  And since we were having so much fun, we created two wallpapers this month. Each wallpaper comes in calendar, non-calendar, Twitter, iPad and iPhone variations in the following sizes: Widescreen 1920×1200 1680×1050 1440×900 Standard 1600×1200 1280×960 1152×864 iPad 768×1024 iPhone 320×480 Twitter 1920×1200 (optimized to <800k) Download August Deadwood 23.84MB downloaded 653 times Mirror site (customize.org)

Free Desktop Wallpaper: Gilmel – The Lost Empire

The ancient city of Gilmel, bordered on three sides by the great river Nazarel, was lost in the battle of Harper’s Point.  Gilmel — once the thriving cradle of civilization — was fortified on all sides by walls 30 feet high and twice as thick.  Even that, however, could not stop the Samsen army from laying waste to the city.  The siege lasted 3 weeks, and when the walls came tumbling down,  the great stone gargoyles smashed and shattered in the streets, most of the civilians fled up-river to the nearby city of Oreh… The concept behind this month’s wallpaper was a mythical city, ancient, rich with culture and art, remembered in its architecture and ruins.  Anyone who’s been to Europe can appreciate the reverence you feel when looking at […]

Free Holiday Blogger Template: Stars n’ Stripes

It’s almost the Fourth of July.  In addition to barbecues, dry heat, and celebrating our country’s independence from Britain 234 years ago, that means it’s almost time to blow stuff up! Here’s a Blogger template that you can g…

Street Art by BEST | EVER

BEST | EVER is a street art duo from Bournemouth, England.  Their work combines surrealism with photorealism and addresses issues of human frailty, weakness, disease and death.  As you can imagine, the art of BEST | EVER transcends simple graffiti with their hauntingly beautiful images.  The subversive act of applying paint to public surfaces forces you to consider that some art is too important to be confined to stuffy and claustrophobic gallery spaces. You can see more of BEST | EVER’s work on their website or their Flickr photo stream.  You can learn more about them in this interview or follow their Tumblog.

Free Desktop Wallpaper: Forecast

Okay I admit it.  I have been reading too many steampunk novels recently because this is what spilled out of my subconcious when I sat down to create a new wallpaper.  Clockwork, ancient tomes filled with long lost technology, a mixture of organic a…

Graffiti Art and Design by DOCS

Doing Only Crooked Shit is a design duo based in Sao Paolo and Leeds,  UK that does visual art, graffiti, design and illustration.  And they’re pretty  much awesome.  I discovered them via their Times New Yorker free font available on DaFont.  Their illustrations and graffiti art explore typography and pop culture in new and interesting… Continue reading Graffiti Art and Design by DOCS