2010 Schedule Wallpaper - Touchdown Jesus Says "No Good" - Game 2 Notre Dame

Submitted by monuMental on September 15th, 2010 at 5:01 PM

This week I've completely redrawn the top of Notre Dame's Hesburgh Library mosaic to make Touchdown Jesus signal "no good" (or incomplete). The stone textures and colors were all recreated using a reference photo of the original and have been enhanced for use on desktops, iPads and mobile phones.

The image below is a preview only. You can get this week's high resolution wallpaper at The Art. The Art. The Art!.

2010 Game 2 Wallpaper Preview

I am designing a new Michigan Football 2010 schedule wallpaper every Monday this season. I'm focusing the content of each wallpaper on Michigan's opponent and making widescreen, 4:3, iPad and mobile versions every week.

Why? Because I'm a little obsessed with Michigan football and a little obsessed with design and very obsessed with Michigan football-related design. Also, I wanted to always have the schedule handy. I decided to make a new wallpaper every week so that I wouldn't get sick of the same picture and am taking the "make fun of opponent mascot, history & tradition" approach because it is fun to make fun of opponents. I am making these public because I know of at least one person (other than my wife) who likes the idea. Feel free to pass on the link if you think anyone besides me, my friend and my wife will like this.

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 15th, 2010 at 5:51 PM ^

Thanks for the positive comments on the wallpapers. I planned to showcase the Week 3 wallpaper too, but felt bad about dominating the "New" Diaries tab on the main page. Also, with the lingering afterglow of week 2 I think that the ND wallpaper still has some relevance.

What do you think? Is it acceptable in this blog's culture to post another Diary so soon with some explanation and background on the Week 3 wallpaper, or will I be calling down upon myself the lightning bolts of mgoScorn? Should I be posting a new Diary each week with the new wallpapers or cramming them all into one Diary?


September 15th, 2010 at 6:22 PM ^

I tried to down load this for my mobile - iphone - all it opened was a new web browser. Since i was born in the early 70s I am not soo tech savy here... what's the scope?


September 15th, 2010 at 11:37 PM ^

A little voice in my head warned me about following through on the cupcake concept but I don't get the chance to design with pastel blues and pinks very often so I went for it. How nice was the Virginia Tech loss? I think I heard someone on TV say that it was a bigger upset than that one game we all still feel in our bones. Not sure I agree but nice to have a few other big programs to share in the shame.


September 15th, 2010 at 11:31 PM ^

I'm glad you like the wallpapers. I'm using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop to manipulate source photos (usually inexpensive stock photography). The Touchdown Jesus image was traced in Illustrator and then hand-textured and colorized in Photoshop. I've been considering a series of posts on my blog about how the images are made. If you are interested I will let you know if/when I do that.


September 16th, 2010 at 12:16 PM ^

I wasn't planning on designing a general season wallpaper, but last Saturday I was caught up in the Michigan football hype and started on an overall season concept to satisfy a creative itch. The hours are piling up but I'm about halfway done. On Monday I'll be releasing the Bowling Green wallpaper AND something special to fill the overall season gap. I hope you like it.


September 16th, 2010 at 12:19 PM ^

I usually try to finish these before gametime on Saturday (in case of loss by team and my resulting loss of motivation) but never put them on my devices before they go live on the site, so Monday feels like Christmas to me too. I'm glad you like them; you're welcome. It is nice to be able to offer something that the community enjoys.


October 10th, 2010 at 11:04 PM ^

I just went to pull up the site and saw that all of this happened. 

Now I can understand that there maybe an issue with the Denard action figure, which is completely amazing by the way, but there should be no issue with posting the weekly game wallpaper. 

You should be able to post the others without any problem. If you are concerned then do not use the M logo, and just say Michigan instead.

Despite being in law school, I really hate lawyers.