2010 Schedule Wallpaper - Good at Basketball - Game 5 Indiana

Submitted by monuMental on September 27th, 2010 at 10:25 AM

There is debate about what the word "Hoosier" actually means, but about this there is no debate: Indiana is known for being good at basketball and tragically bad at football. This week's schedule wallpaper explores the idea that after all these years, the University of Indiana is still just trying to figure out football. I love the idea of an Indiana shooting guard about to be trucked by a Michigan running back.

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 5 Wallpaper Preview

How it was made

This wallpaper was created using parts of 9 different images: a closeup of a red cushion, a scrapbook that was stretched to fill the screen, a vintage photo frame, a Life image of the 1955 Michigan vs. Army football game, an Army football helmet cut out of a different photo from the same game, a basketball player from an unidentified school, an old photo with water spots and other features to give the base photo a distressed appearance and two scans of watercolor brush strokes that were sampled and repeated to form the Michigan and Indiana logos. I made color and contrast adjustments to just about every element to accomplish the final look.

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



September 27th, 2010 at 12:01 PM ^

...how each week is unique and obviously the result of a lot of thought (and hard work!)  Keep up the amazing job, cause these are definitely the highlight of my Mondays...


September 27th, 2010 at 5:32 PM ^

After the season, you should totally make this series into a calendar. 12 games, 12 months. The Denard Action Figure can be the cover graphic.


September 27th, 2010 at 7:01 PM ^

I've been thinking about something similar. I want to make it available to the community for free AND avoid any legal issues. I am leaning toward posting the calendar pages in a file format that people can download and send to the calendar-making service of their choice. If I move forward with the idea I will make sure that it is available in time for Christmas.

Maize n Blue Balls

September 27th, 2010 at 5:56 PM ^

I didn't comment on last week's Denard action figure, but wanted to.  Anyway, I think your work is fantastic.  Great stuff.  Creative and very professionally done.

Definitely look forward to these each week as my wallpaper.