Entry no.: 193
30 Jul 2007, 12:13 PM
Speaking of graffiti and walls, I have some crazy-textured wallpapers for you: two from Moscow with love and one from Bucharest with murmured anger. Handmade.
Graffiti over Peace Wall's thousands of tiles painted by schoolchildren on Arbat pedestrian street in Moscow. Corny cold-war name — Peace Wall — but cool texture.
The Wall of Tsoi
The Wall of Tsoi on Arbat St. in Moscow is covered with graffiti dedicated to Russian rock musician Viktor Tsoi (Russian: Виктор Робертович Цой), leader of the rock group Kino, who died in a car accident in 1990. Rough and sincere like spilled guts.
Scratched inscriptions on a house wall in Bucharest. A blind, distressed murmur relentlessly corroding the street.
For the graphic professionals that cannot afford saturated colors on their desktop, low contrast grayscale versions are available:
- Peace Wall — pro, full format 1600 × 1200
- Peace Wall — pro, wide format 1920 × 1200
- The Wall of Tsoi — pro, full format 1600 × 1200
- The Wall of Tsoi — pro, wide format — 1920 × 1200
- Scratches — pro, full format — 1600 × 1200
- Scratches — pro, wide format — 1920 × 1200
Send 'em in
If you decide to use one of these wallpapers and you don't mind sending a screenshot of your desktop (e-mail to kit at kitblog followed by dot com) along with your name and/or web site address, your precious captures will be appended to this post, after the jump. Now is a good time to acknowledge your obsessive-compulsive need for maniacally ordered rows of icons, or to admit your lazy-ass style of obliviously piling random yet completely useless stuff.
Be brave — if you’ve got it, why not flaunt it? Send 'em in!