These wallpapers are tremendous. Thanks for making them.
2010 Schedule Wallpaper - Cheesehead Cross Stitch - Game 11 Wisconsin
Wisconsin is cheese and football and funny accents, so I had considered several images for this week's wallpaper including a moldy wedge of cheese, some appropriately mocking phrases with Wisconsonese phonetic spelling or a play on the mining roots of the "Badgers" nickname. I wasn't sure until very late what stereotypical Wisconsin imagery I would use, but I knew from the beginning that the image would be rendered as a cross stitch because you can probably walk into any home in Wisconsin and find a framed cross stitch on the wall. Most cross stitch art is tacky and cliché, so I've created a tacky and cliché image of a Wisconsin football player with a literal cheesehead.
The image below is a preview only. You can get this week's widescreen, 4:3, iPad and mobile wallpapers at The Art. The Art. The Art!.
How it was Made - Sorry, no video this week
As usual the artwork is all digital, though somewhere along the way I started to wonder whether it would have been faster to actually cross stitch the thing and photograph it. Probably not, but after copying and positioning hundreds of individual thread images I may have a full-blown case of stitcher's hand. I captured the creation of this week's wallpaper on video but unfortunately I had some unresolvable issues and won't be able to share it with you. I'm hopeful that I'll be able to resume the video demos with next week's Ohio State artwork.
All of the 2010 Schedule Wallpapers
tremendous! Great work!
For tOSU may I suggest a cooler floating in a yellow lake? Perhaps all in their toilet bowl of a stadium?
an homage to the alumni v trucker ratio?
That's great monuMental, I can't wait to see next weeks for tOSU.
I appreciate that you take the time to comment every week. I always look for your awesome yoda avatar whenever I'm skimming the comments. I really hope that the OSU wallpaper ends up looking how I see it in my head.
After watching last week's "Making of" video, I am simply in awe of what you're doing here. Love of Michigan and Michigan football compels us each in different ways. We're all lucky to have someone with your talent on our side.
Keep up the phenomenal work.
fantastic work and since I have no photoshop skills...
Yes! I love cat-grams.
As a Michigan fan I find this awesome
As a Packers fan I object to the cheese head being used to represent a team other than The Packers (especially a team I hate).
Mission accomplished on both fronts.
Monumental and I have discussed doing some offseason collaborations. If you're still interested, I'm definitely up for it. I haven't had much time recently but am itching to work on some creative Michigan-related artwork.
I'm looking forward to that shorts. Let's reconnect after the bowl game.
better every week. Your work is astounding.
I was hoping to see a wallpaper for the SC Upstate game ha! No but really I'd love to see an M basketball wallpaper if you had the time..
Now, is it premature for me to inquire into the possibility of a bowl game addition and perhaps a wall paper for the off season?
All of these have been amazing.
Yes and yes. I have some special things planned for the lead up to the bowl, especially if Michigan gets a bid to the Insight Bowl here in Tempe. For the off-season I'm going to try to connect with MGoUser shorts on a project and have some other ideas that will need to exit my brain sometime between January and September 2011.
This makes me smile.
im a lifelong wisconsin resident (with the exception of four years, of course) that has stayed true to my parents roots in Saginaw but the cross stitch thing is even more so in minnesota
i love the work and i love my cheese
Now we just need someone to make an actual cross stitch of this wallpaper and the cycle is complete.
Totally! I was tempted to publish a formal cross stitch pattern for this one to see if anyone would take the challenge but I decided to get some sleep instead.
This one makes me hungry... I like cheese. Hopefully the Michigan D does too...