Mike Lantry, 1972
It's about time we have some new Michigan basketball wallpapers. Last year, I made a couple intricate ones of a "throwback" roster photo an Atlanta-themed one come tourney time. Recently, I wanted to make something bold and simple, but that would also tie into this year's team.
Behold WE WORK. I've made one for desktops (widescreen and fullscreen), plus an iPad version that is built to rotate with your device and another for the iPhone. You can download all of them HERE.
As always, if you have any ideas for other wallpapers, post in the comments and I'll make others throughout the rest of the season.
I made a couple wallpapers tonight. Ive been meaning to for a while now and finally threw a few together. Looking forward to football season.
Hope the resolution works.
EDIT: This is my first post and I have no idea how to do nifty full res popouts. The links go to the high res versions.
If you guys want a different resolution I can sometime tomorrow.
A recent post about the lack of Michigan Basketball wallpapers prompted me to throw my hat in the ring. I too, am in serious need of a computer/iPad background change, so what better way than to help everyone else out at the same time?!
Full disclosure: I am in no way a graphic designer or Photoshop professional, so all you get are my basic skills. This is also my first foray into creating a wallpaper, so if anyone has tips or recommendations, feel free to share.
Have you ever wondered what our current Michigan basketball roster would look like as an old-school 1970s hoops squad? No? Me either. Until I ran across a gem of a photo in the Bentley Library archives...the 1978-79 team photo – complete with feathered hair, a wicked afro, short shorts and high socks.
It was then that I set out on a conquest to mold both that photo and our current player photos into an epic composite that makes me laugh every time I look at it.
After noting that the amount of players and coaches was almost exactly identical to this year's team, I knew I had to take a crack at it. Also, skin colors were almost perfect with the players that we currently have. There was only one extra body in the original that needed to be accounted for...the glorious man kneeling down on the right in the front row. And let's be honest – he just looks so cool that I had to leave him in.
After a few hours of work, below is the final product. I have multiple versions (desktop color/B&W, iPad) at the link below. I'd have to say that my favorite parts are Jordan Morgan with a sweet afro and Mitch McGary with blonde feathered hair. Also, Trey Burke looks really happy despite how tight his shorts are. I did not deal with jersey number changes because of all the shading and angles those entailed.
Special thanks to TheArtTheArtTheArt's football wallpaper for inspiring this piece.
In honor of our upcoming epic season opener in Dallas, I'm very pleased to share with all of you this Blockhams original Wallpaper design titled "TURN BACK THE TIDE!" Using artwork previously created in a Blockhams Friday Rough, this is a design where the good guys always win... Let it be no different in the Cowboy Classic. GO BLUE!!!!
WIDESCREEN FORMAT (Click to download full size artwork)
iPAD FORMAT (Click to download full size artwork)
SMARTPHONE FORMAT (Click to download full size artwork)
EDIT: As requested, here is the artwork in a suitable Facebook timeline proportion:
FACEBOOK FORMAT (Click to download full size artwork)
THREE DAYS UNTIL MICHIGAN FOOTBALL...
All through the year - we've been seeing some excellent wallpapers by worthy successors to Monumental.
I was wondering if we'll see some Illini wallpapers (I haven't seen one as of yet - but incase there is one already - if someone could please point them out, I'd appreciate.
This is a call to MonuMental, who charmed us all last season with his outstanding Michigan Football opponent themed wallpapers. It's been a long off-season, and as September 3rd approaches, I wondered if we might see more of these coming our way.
MonuMental, I (hope I) speak for the rest of the MGoCommunity when I say we eagerly await the newest installment to your already sterling portfolio of impressive works.