Submitted by jonvalk on May 20th, 2013 at 11:35 PM

Yes. I realize that it is still May.

Yes. May is still somewhat far from September.

Yes. I am a bit psychotic for working on wallpapers for the upcoming season so...early.

Yes. I'm expecting my second child in July and will most likely lose all free-time and sleep I currently enjoy.

That being said, I am really excited about this year's Under the Lights game and all the wonderful wallpaper ideas I have for this year's edition.  Because of "Yes" #4, I am trying to get as much work done early as I can.  Naturally, I will have to do some work DURING the season, but I'm hopeful I'll be AT the ND game this year, and thus will not have time for my normal insomniac-like last-minute wallpaper post.  So there you have it - my full justification for posting this wallpaper now.

Actually, this wallpaper was intended as more of a "poster" feel.  You could slide an Adidas logo quite nicely onto it, IMHO, and it could pass for part of their promotional material.  I liked the idea, even if it is predictable, and I think it turned out pretty well.  Let me know what you think.  The next UTL2 wallpaper I work on will most likely feature a chicken.  Just sayin'.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy it.  As always, a mobile version will follow within the next few days.

EDIT: Fixed the blocky font.  Man, I really need to proof my work more closely.

EDIT 2: Added two mobile designs.

Light It Up, Again. (Desktop - 16:9)

Light It Up, Again (iPhone 5 - Mobile)

Light It Up, Again [Broken Edition] (iPhone 5 - Mobile)


- JonValk


Hardware Sushi

May 21st, 2013 at 12:06 PM ^

The flame lighting effect is really cool. Great job on the concept, too, even if you say it's predictable.

EDIT: Unless those are dim lightbulbs, then cool effect still but they sorta look like flames

This is Michigan

May 21st, 2013 at 3:22 PM ^

I am not expecting you to do this, but I think a cool picture (for general use) is to lose the Notore Dame related content, zoom in on the field and keep the dark shading on the edges.


May 22nd, 2013 at 4:57 PM ^

Excellent work, as always. If you're taking suggestions though, I think the original artwork would look awesome just as it is, just without the outerglow around the text. Like the poster above, I have no expectations for actually seeing this, but thought I'd throw that out there.


May 22nd, 2013 at 8:41 PM ^

I'll try it out and see what it looks like.  If I like it, I'll post it in a reply for ya.

EDIT: Nice suggestion.  I REALLY liked what I saw when I removed the glow from the text.  That's a good critique and the reason I love posting these on here.  Here's your reward: