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Wallpaper of the Week for August 26, Grapefruit Popsicle Supernova, by Velocity’s graphic design intern Mercy-Anne Guevarra. A couple of weeks ago, senior designer Colette Boisvert kicked-off the August popsicle theme, and it’s been going pretty strong since then.
Grapefruit Popsicle Supernova is a stunning example of Lowbrow Pop Surrealism. An impossibly gigantic, planet-sized popsicle floats dripping in space, as the Klingon moon Praxis explodes behind it. In a decidedly postmodern twist, the image is “branded” with the Velocity logo. Clever.
Again, I could be over-interpreting things. I have been guilty of this before.
To all you weekend warriors, I say, Qapla’!
*Look carefully for the cloaked ship barely visible behind the popsicle stick.
The Clark + Huot Winnipeg office is hosting a gathering of creativity. People from all over are invited to talk, discuss, debate, entertain, show and tell about what we’re up to and what matters in the creative community.
Check out our facebook event page for more info.
Let it be known: it’s an invite only get together, so sending an RSVP is a must in order to get on the list.
More info/photos/fun stuff is on it’s way so stay tuned to the blog & facebook page. Also, the microsite will be up and running soon, so get ready for that.
REMIX! Wallpaper of the Week for August 19, Boieyrevert Landcape I by Velocity Copywriter Jay Booth (yours truly), is a dramatic reinterpretation of last week’s inspiring WotW by Colette Boisvert. I loved Colette’s design, and we discussed the idea of a popsicle forest in the style of Canadian artist Ivan Eyre.
For purposes of full disclosure, I am not a licensed graphic designer. At best, I might be considered a hobbyist. Or possibly, a giant hobbit. Regardless, we try to foster a collaborative and creative environment around here, and the other (fully licensed and accredited) designers have been hinting that I should try my hand at a Wallpaper. So here it is. The big Four-O.
Have a refreshingly cool, sugary weekend. -JB
Wallpaper of the Week for August 12, EPSICLE SPECTRUM LAMBDA by Senior Designer Colette Boisvert, is a delicious rainbow celebration of history and physics. You see, the modern iced pop was invented in 1905 by 11-year-old Frank Epperson, who dubbed the tasty frozen treat the Epsicle ice pop, which later became the well-known Popsicle. Boisvert’s endless field of polychromatic Epsicles references the peaks and valleys of a sinusodial wave, or wavelength, commonly designated by the Greek letter lambda. Genius!
Or, as I have been informed, I may have grossly over-interpreted the subject material, and Wallpaper of the Week #39 is, in fact, inspired by the New Kids on the Block single, Popsicle.
Hang tough this weekend. -JB
Okay, we admit it. We missed a wallpaper. Things were a little hectic around the office last week, and unfortunately colourful free desktop images had to shimmy over to the back-burner for a few days. But fear not, Wallpaperinos, like a time-travelling Austrian robot, we are back, and better than ever.
Waisting no time, we present Velocity Wallpaper of the Week for August 5, Dock o’ the Bay, by Creative Director Karla Burr. Inspired by the Otis Redding classic (Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay, this week’s wallpaper continues our Summer Jams Series.
Have a delightfully unproductive weekend. -JB