Saucy Wallpaper of the Week #09 — “Homegrown” by Interactive Designer Lee Froese will be a welcome sight to anyone who enjoys spending a little (or a lot of) time in the garden over the summer months, tirelessly tending to tomato vines. It’s also a welcome sight to people who, like me, enjoy feasting on the sweet, tangy succulentiousness of a nice Manitoba-grown tomate.
On the other hand, if you are one of those people who doesn’t like fresh tomatoes, just pretend these are radishes or something.
Inspired by counting machines, Traffic Manager Paul Duque learned to use Illustrator for the first time and created Wallpaper of the Week #07 – “Abacus”
Alan Turing would be proud.
Wallpaper of the Week #06, designed by Ana Morgan, celebrates National Bike Week. The kinetic spiral geometry expresses the secret to cycling; perpetual motion. The colours employed in the work hold aloft two significant elements to the sport. The first, the fiery red tones of the right-most wheel, communicate the speed and passion of the sport. The complementary greens throw a nod to the environmental benefits presented by cycling. Finally, the connectivity and overlap of the separate components in the image show how in their best moments, the rider becomes one with the bicycle. — C.E.
Inspired by the playing of Titanic 3D, Colette Boisvert created this enchanting piece titled ‘The Heart of The Ocean’. The piece is meant to communicate the living nature of water. The waves depicted diagonally weave into and around one another, rolling together in vivid life. The interactions create small hollows, each bearing a beating heart nestled soft and red in the watery cavity. Science states the human body is mostly water. Colette believes that bodies of water are themselves very human.
This piece, dubbed ‘Pugs on Parade’ by its creator Christopher Samms, captures the Pug’s natural thirst for companionship. It’s simple, manic beauty. Both the layman and the scholar alike can immerse themselves in the dizzying joy of this work, and emerge improved because of it. Be the first of your friends to find the winking Pug.
It’s NHL Playoff time and the streets are abuzz with hockey talk. This week’s wallpaper, designed by Bryan Neufeld, pays homage to the unique Canadian pastime that we call “Ice Hockey,” and to the beards that are grown to accompany the pursuit of the Stanley Cup.
Today, our communications intern, Chuka Ejeckam, received word that a documentary he produced during school — titled “Hello? Hello?: UFOs in Manitoba” — will be run during the University of Winnipeg Student Film Festival. This news was the inspiration for the Wallpaper of the Week, a subtle celebration of the endless unknown all around us. We encourage you to take a step outside tonight and cast your eyes on the sky. You never know what you might see.
We went out on a limb and decided to go with a pretty radical concept for April
— Giant Insects Achieving Enlightenment Over Winnipeg Landmark Buildings.
Wait… I’ve been informed that this month’s theme is actually Spring.
ClarkHuot/Cocoon’s WOTW #01 is “Season Exchange: Spring Version,” by Design Intern Carl Shura.
Tune in each Wednesday for a spectacular new desktop wallpaper, courtesy of the Friendly Neighbourhood Creative Team at Suite #953 – 167 Lombard.
The sticky, sweet, tangerine horror…
Wallpaper of the Week for Friday, September 2, “Apopsiclypse Now” by designer Lee Froese, officially ends our Popsicle theme. And I mean, really ends our Popsicle theme. It’s like Armageddon for fruity frozen treats, except Bruce Willis has drown in a sea of artificially flavoured orange sugar-water. Grim!
And on that note — enjoy the Looooong Weekend, folks! -JB