02 Mar, 2014
My new background image is a rip-off of the Boing Boing Fnord
t-shirt. Apologies to Rob
Beschizza, but your design was too good not to
play around with!
IF YOU DON'T SEE THE FNORD IT CAN'T EAT YOU, DON'T SEE THE FNORD,
DON'T SEE THE FNORD...
I claim no copyright on this image. TV texture courtesy of Chaotic
If you dislike amateurishly applied GIMP filters I suggest you check out
the unadulterated SVG
12 Feb, 2014
When I was a kid I was never into the superhero comics. When my friends
enjoyed Superman, Batman or The Phantom I devoured the great
Franco-Belgian comics, Asterix, Spirou, Gaston, The Smurfs, Lucky Luke,
and yes, Tintin. Tintin was always the favourite (well, at least the
later stories that dropped the racism and colonialist stuff).
Of the albums Destination Moon and Explorers on the Moon stand out as
being particularly well researched and well-written. It's pretty cool to
consider that it was written in 1950, nineteen years before the moon
landing. I'm not sure how many times I've re-read these books but it
must be close to a three digit number.
I've redrawn the rocket blueprint from page 35 of Destination Moon.
Initially I wanted to create a design for a t-shirt, but I also created
a version for use as a wallpaper:
(Ironically, the design of the rocket is actually one of the things that
Hergé was pretty much off the mark on.)
The SVG (linked from the background page) contains a hidden bonus in the
form of the Swedish translation, Månen tur och retur. This is the
version I choose for the t-shirt:
Unfortunately I misjudged the darkness of the t-shirt so the text ended
up close to unreadable, but I guess I live and learn.
29 Dec, 2013
Inspired by the awesome glow-in-the-dark Ghostbusters t-shirt I received
as a a Christmas gift I decided to trace and redraw the logo as vector
I ended up with two background images, one vanilla, straight from
Inkscape, and another with a "distressed" look courtesy of GIMP. It's
kind of an amateurish effort as I'm still teaching myself GIMP,
As a bonus here's the SVG for the logo:
I claim no copyright on these as the logo is partially traced, and it's
obviously already a copyrighted and trademarked work.
18 Dec, 2013
I have uploaded a wide-screen (1920x1080) variant of the Monkey Island
background. Complete with corresponding XCF file. Since it's basically a
couple of stitched together screen shots I make no copyright claim on
I can't believe that it has been ten years since I made the original
background. And it was created in Photoshop!
28 Dec, 2009
I was given a DVD collection containing the early films by Alfred
Hitchcock for Christmas this year. The box set cover art included a very
good two colour profile of the master of suspense, in other words,
perfect for scanning, tracing and converting to
I made a nice desktop background, and also a bonus variant with only the
rough outline and signature.
28 Oct, 2006
I have created a couple of Dark Side of the Moon wallpapers, mostly as a
way of getting to know Inkscape. They are by
no means super accurate, but I guess they satisfy the most wallpaper
starved Pink Floyd fans out there.
The first one is the original cover art, and the other is an alternate
version that I think have been used both as a back side to the album and
as a poster.
The wallpapers are in size 1280x1024 but can easily be resized to fit
any screen using Inkscape or a similar vector editor. I claim no
copyright on these files, and they can be considered public domain.
However, if you feel like improving my work I appreciate if you show me
the result :-)