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Entry no.: 193

30 Jul 2007, 12:13 PM

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Photography Get wallpaperized

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.

Peace Wall

Graffiti on Peace Wall, Cristian Kit Paul, Arbat Street, Moscow, 2007

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

Graffiti on The Wall of Tsoi, Cristian Kit Paul, Arbat Street, Moscow, 2007

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.

Scratches

Scratched wall in Bucharest, Cristian Kit Paul, Bucharest, 2005

Scratched inscriptions on a house wall in Bucharest. A blind, distressed murmur relentlessly corroding the street.

Pro versions

Russian and Romanian graffiti wallpapers pro thumbs, Cristian Kit Paul, 2007

For the graphic professionals that cannot afford saturated colors on their desktop, low contrast grayscale versions are available:

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!


Collected:

Alexandre, Paris

Alexandre, Paris.

Vudu Cat, Bucharest

The Vudu Cat, Bucharest.

Simona

Simona.

Comments

Reply no.: 1

2 Sep 2007, 1:28 PM

alex:

graphic professionals that cannot afford saturated colors on their desktop
why is that?

Reply no.: 2

2 Sep 2007, 4:24 PM

Kit:

Alex, when saturated colors (especially complementary) are placed in close proximity to each other a phenomenon called 'simultaneous contrast' (chromostereopsis) may occur because of retina's chromatic adaptation. The result is a distorted perception of colors, something graphic pros cannot afford.

For instance, if you're color correcting an image while using a bright orange desktop wallpaper (Mac UI paradigm discourages apps to hog screen real estate so you see pieces of the desktop at all times, almost) you'll tend to see your image with a blue cast — which doesn't exist for real. Compensating for your distorted perception will tint the "color-corrected" image with an orange cast.

Pro video/graphics facilities have strict requirements for using saturated colors — walls and table surfaces should be neutral gray with a matte surface and free from glare.

Reply no.: 3

2 Sep 2007, 6:07 PM

alex:

Oh thanks, now I got a new word in my tool-shed to occasionally show off :)

Reply no.: 4

8 Oct 2008, 3:30 PM

fazd:

oh .. .ty for the photos

now I have new wallpaper after ages :P

Reply no.: 5

8 Jan 2009, 1:47 PM

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Reply no.: 6

12 Jan 2009, 1:21 PM

"Get wallpaperized" at Kit·blog:

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. Peace Wall Graffiti over Peace Wall's thousands...

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