Creativity is all about being stubborn, reluctant, uncompromising or simply different. Unique ideas are becoming necessary, conformity to standards superflous and pointless. Few weeks ago we’ve published an overview of some (really) stunning desktop wallpapers1. Researching for some excellent wallpapers, we’ve stumbled upon Patricia Villanueva’s weblog2 with her sometimes bold, sometimes intriguing, sometimes crazy, but always creative, unusual and incredibly personal works.
That’s why we’ve contacted Patricia, a 29-year-old graphics designer from Mexico-City, and asked her to create English versions of her monthly desktop wallpapers for Smashing Magazine. Patricia agreed. Result: a very special desktop wallpaper calendar for March 2008.
You can download the wallpaper in 4 widescreen resolutions. A .zip-archive with all resolutions is packed in a wallpaper-pack and is also available for free download:
- 1920×12004 (0.9 Mb)
- 1680×10505 (0.7 Mb)
- 1440×9006 (0.5 Mb)
- 1280×8007 (0.4 Mb) or
- the whole March’08 wallpaper pack8 (2.5 Mb)
Here is how Patricia described the motivation behind her work: “The meaning of this wallpaper is really simple. My life nowadays is very confusing, a very personal situation. I’m in this constant turmoil, I have to make up my mind with these two big elephants. I’m fine, but I have to decide what I want to do.”
Please notice that we respect the ideas and motivation behind artists’ work which is why we’ve given Patricia full freedom to explore her creativity and express her emotions and experience through her work. And this is also why the theme of the wallpaper weren’t anyhow influenced by us, but designed from scratch by the artist herself.
Thank you, Patricia!
Please notice: we are regularly looking for creative designers and artists to be featured on Smashing Magazine. You don’t know it yet, but your work may be featured in one of our upcoming posts.
- 1 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/02/12/really-stunning-desktop-wallpapers/
- 2 http://www.ton3.net/?p=306
- 3 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-march08/march08wall1280x800.jpg
- 4 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-march08/march08wall1920x1200.jpg
- 5 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-march08/march08wall1680x1050.jpg
- 6 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-march08/march08wall1440x900.jpg
- 7 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-march08/march08wall1280x800.jpg
- 8 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-march08/march08pack.zip