Christmas Desktop

It’s been many-a-month since I last posted a desktop, so just in time for Christmas I’ve drawn this reindeer to bring your screen some extra festive feeling :) It’s actually re-purposed from the site I’m currently working on, hopefully should launch in the new year, will be good to get some fresh work up on the internets after my long sabbatical.

Download the dimensions that suits you: 2560×1440, 1920×1200, 1680×1050, 1440×900, 1280×800.

For those interested in such things, the Phyllotactic Spiral used in the background was created with a Scriptographer script, their Illustrator plugin is my new favourite thing. And their Paper.js HTML 5 vector graphics scripting examples are blowing my mind.

Weekly Desktop Part 45

Different moustache styles illustration

Well we’re 3 days into Movember, so here’s a summary of possible moustache styles in desktop picture format to inspire all those taking part this year. If this is the first you’ve heard of Movember then you should sign up and help change the face of men’s health.

The illustrations are actually taken from a fun Movember related site I’ve been working on, more details when it goes live… soon!

Here a close up of the Zorro tache:

Zorro moustache vector illustration

Booze News – Beerosaurs!

Michael Crichton’s fictional tale Jurassic Park saw scientists bringing back dinosaurs from the dead by extracting dino blood from a mosquito preserved in a blob of amber. Seems like fact is catching up with fiction, they’re not building a funfair though, oh no, a brewery instead! Good lads :)

Apparently they’ve extracted a 45 million year old yeast from the belly of a bee trapped in a blob of amber. So after a long rest the yeast can finally get down to what it was born to do – turn sugar into CO2 & booze.

There’s a bit more of a backstory to it than that, Wired have got the lowdown on the prehistoric beer.

Apparently it’s due to be released in the Autumn, but there’s currently not much on their Fossil Fuels website.

Click on the dino pic to grab a desktop picture.

Weekly Desktops Part 43


I thought I might as well make a few quick desktops out of the graphic I made for the previous post. Here are 4 of my favourite designer chat up lines:

You know the hotkey to my Magic Wand Tool – Get this desktop here »

I’m just like a global nav; I love to be on top.

I’m just like a global nav; I love to be on top. – Get this desktop here »

If you like what you see now, wait’ll you look below the fold.

If you like what you see now, wait’ll you look below the fold – Get this desktop here »

Come back to my place and I’ll show you a really naughty way to fill up some negative space.

Come back to my place and I’ll show you a really naughty way to fill up some negative space – Get this desktop here »

See all my Weekly Destops here »

Weekly Desktop Part 42

Cartoon Rat deserting sinking ship trapped in the ice

Feels like an age since I last did any drawing, well luckily the beer making Beck’s came to my rescue and commissioned me to reinterpret a famous album for their Cover Story project. I had to pick one from Pitchfork’s top 100 albums of the past 4 decades, my favourite album Moon & Antarctica by Modest Mouse was on there, so it was a easy decision.

Sadly my Reserved Rat won’t be seeing the light of day because it’s apparently too attractive to kiddies for booze related branding.. Well worry not, that means you can download it and have it on your desktop instead :)

My favourite album was Rex’s cover of the Beatles – Let It Be. Modern Toss made quite a corker too. You can see all of them here.

I’m not blown away Modest Mouse’s album artwork, so if you’d like to update your iTunes artwork (like I did) then best use this square version here.