Desktop Wallpaper: June 2012

June’s Designer Desktop was created by UK-based artist Konrad Bednarski. We’re huge fans of his fonts.

Konrad explains his design of the Jack Kerouac quote “Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion.”:

I first started to draw some nice type but I quickly remembered who Kerouac and his friends were, what they did and what they represented. I realized that this quote reflects the whole work of Jack Kerouac and the Beat Generation and I wanted to get closer to his thoughts by, somehow mimicking his way of working (or the way I imagined it) which seemed to fit perfectly with the message of the quote. I tried to draw my type in an instinctive way, away of what I usually see or what you would expect from a conventional typeface.

The background is a picture taken with an old Myu2 in the tunnels of Barcelona’s underground system. I wanted to keep the background on the background without interfering with the type, and the picture being a bit different from what a “normal” picture should look like.

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Jaime Derringer, Founder + Executive Editor of Design Milk, is a Jersey girl living in SoCal. She dreams about funky, artistic jewelry + having enough free time to enjoy some of her favorite things—running, reading, making music, and drawing.