2010 Schedule Wallpaper - Cheesehead Cross Stitch - Game 11 Wisconsin

Submitted by monuMental on November 15th, 2010 at 6:27 AM

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!.

2010 Game 10 Wallpaper Preview

2010 Game 10 Wallpaper Preview

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

Season Wallpaper - Denard Robinson Action Figure

Game 1 Connecticut Wallpaper - Husky Puppy Piddles in Fear

Game 2 Notre Dame Wallpaper - Touchdown Jesus Says "No Good"

Game 3 Massachusetts Wallpaper - The $550,000 Cupcake

Game 4 Bowling Green Wallpaper - Wolverine vs. Falcon

Game 5 Indiana Wallpaper - Good at Basketball

Game 6 Michigan State Wallpaper - Sibling Rivalry

Game 7 Iowa Wallpaper - Maize is Blue

Game 8 Penn State Wallpaper - The Eyes Have It

Game 8 Penn State Wallpaper - JoePa Halloween Costume

Game 9 Illinois Wallpaper - We Be Illin'

Game 10 Purdue Wallpaper - I Think We Can! I Think We Can?

Game 11 Wisconsin Wallpaper - Cheesehead Cross Stitch



November 15th, 2010 at 9:04 AM ^

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.

Go Blue!


November 15th, 2010 at 9:50 AM ^

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).


November 15th, 2010 at 1:35 PM ^

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. 


November 15th, 2010 at 10:58 PM ^

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.


November 15th, 2010 at 8:24 PM ^

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