Desktop Wallpaper: April 2021

While all of our Designer Desktops are unique, today’s feature is truly a one-of-a-kind piece of art. Created by James L. Tucker, founder of The Aesthetic Union, a letterpress print shop in San Francisco specializing in original work and custom editions, this month’s desktop is actually a close-up of an ink swipe, which is a small card James makes and uses on the daily to test or mix inks before doing a large run on the press. In his opinion, these “acts of spontaneous creation” are beautiful little treasures that people who don’t print, don’t know about. Instead of discarding them, you can purchase these cards to send out your next batch of snail mail. Because each card is unique, your borderline order is a complete surprise, which we think is half the fun! Below, you can download one (or all!) of three designs.

Of course, these cards are just small pieces of a bigger picture. The Aesthetic Union designs and prints original artwork that supports the local communities and raises awareness on national issues. Check out the full shop here!

DESKTOP #1: 1024×768 \\\ 1280×1024 \\\ 1680×1050 \\\ 1900×1200 \\\ 2560×1440

DESKTOP #2: 1024×768 \\\ 1280×1024 \\\ 1680×1050 \\\ 1900×1200 \\\ 2560×1440

MOBILE: iPhone XS Max

DESKTOP #1: 1024×768 \\\ 1280×1024 \\\ 1680×1050 \\\ 1900×1200 \\\ 2560×1440

Learn more about The Aesthetic Union here.

View and download past Designer Desktops here.

As the Senior Contributing Editor, Vy Yang is obsessed with discovering ways to live well + with intention through design. She's probably sharing what she finds over on Instagram stories. You can also find her at