I’d be lying if I said that this month’s calendar wallpaper wasn’t at least a little bit inspired by Franz Jeitz aka Fudgegraphics. I thought we’d kick off the new year with a minimalist, typographic design that incorporates one of our snow textures. This wallpaper is a calendar-only wallpaper, but we’ve got it in a wider variety of sizes including PSP.
Completely bypassing #1 and 2 (since this is actually the third random song, after all), we move onto rsotd3. This track is from when I did tech support and stumbled on an indie music site that had some free downloads. The band is Nanang Tatang and I’ve been trying to find anything else by them to know if their other stuff is as beautiful as this sparse & minimalist piece.
This month we have a simple, minimalist calendar wallpaper for you typophiles. A smooth, textured chocolate background with a classy, retro typeface for the calendar overlaid with a bokeh texture that gives the wallpaper its name. The wallpaper comes in the following resolutions:
Yesterday we released our fifth Museum Theme, Ex Libris. If you’re reading this today (August 4, 2010), there’s still time to get $10 of the purchase price with the coupon code ‘exlibris’ (no quotes).
Ex Libris was designed for typophiles and writers, putting the focus on type and content rather than graphics and bells and whistles. Everything about the theme was done with readability in mind, from the background color to the font size, but we also added some of our own creative flair to give it a bit of minimalist edginess. We used fonts from the reputable exljbris font foundry, which also inspired the name of the WordPress theme. We’re excited about the powerful type controls we’ve added to the options page, allowing users to have full control over the typefaces and font families used on their site.
Ex Libris was designed for writers and typophiles. Lacking fancy graphical bells and whistles, we focussed our attention, instead, on making your content readable with full typographic control. Ex Libris features a unique approach to choosing the typography for your site. Rather than relying on the tired basic web fonts, we’ve embedded the gorgeous free fonts from font foundry exljbris, giving you freedom to style your site with access to full font families and unique typefaces, while maintaining a consistent visual style. We’ve also built the theme with a unique, optional home page layout (Magazine Style, pictured above), and kept an uncluttered approach to page layouts.
If you’re a writer, if you love minimalism, clean design and unique typography, Ex Libris was made for you. Literally.