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Winter wallpaper download

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Wrap your screens up with a little festive cheer by downloading our
free wallpaper

Please click the links to download the version you require

Screen 1680 x 1050
Laptop 1024 x 768
iPad
iPhone

For Screen and Laptop, Ctrl or right click to use as Desktop
For iPad & iPhone add to Photostream and set as wallpaper

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Summer Wallpaper Download

The English Summer may have failed to arrive but I hope this image makes you think of

lying under a tree on a hot summers day.

This free download is available from our homepage www.parriswakefield.com

Available in 3 sizes 1024 x 768 px / 1280 x 1024 px / 1680 x 1050 px 
Click the required size,

which opens a new window displaying the image.
For Macs: Ctrl + click on the image. Select

'Set as desktop background.'
For PC's: Right click. Select 'Set as background.'

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May Wallpaper Download

Apologies for there being no April Wallpaper but I hope this image makes up for it. Anyone who knows me will know I love butterflies. Recently I saw an Orange Tip fluttering in the fresh green grass and this is the basis of this months image. Watch this space for more butterfly prints I am working on....

This free download is available from our homepage www.parriswakefield.com

Available in 3 sizes 1024 x 768 px / 1280 x 1024 px / 1680 x 1050 px 
Click the required size, which opens a new window displaying the image.
For Macs: Ctrl + click on the image. Select 'Set as desktop background.'
For PC's: Right click. Select 'Set as background.'

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March Wallpaper Download

At the moment the fields of Suffolk are abundant with hare's, and I remebered the fabulous book The Butterfly ball and the Grasshopper’s Feast, from 1973. Illustrated by Alan Aldridge and with verses by William Plomer. This months wallpaper image colour references Alan Aldridge's Harlequin Hare.

This free download is available from our homepage www.parriswakefield.com

Available in 3 sizes 1024 x 768 px / 1280 x 1024 px / 1680 x 1050 px 
Click the required size, which opens a new window displaying the image.
For Macs: Ctrl + click on the image. Select 'Set as desktop background.'
For PC's: Right click. Select 'Set as background.'

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February Wallpaper of the month

Naturally being February I looked to Valentines for my inspiration this month. I was admiring many historical Valentine card designs, many were pretty pale lacey designs and others were surprisingly bold and colourful. I have tried to keep it romantic, retaining some floral elements and then add a spark of love and passion.

Happy Valentines to you all x

This free download is available from our homepage www.parriswakefield.com

Available in 3 sizes 1024 x 768 px / 1280 x 1024 px / 1680 x 1050 px 
Click the required size, which opens a new window displaying the image.
For Macs: Ctrl + click on the image. Select 'Set as desktop background.'
For PC's: Right click. Select 'Set as background.'

January's Free Wallpaper download

Studio Parris Wakefield has created a new free wallpaper background for January

Happy New Year!

After a long lovely Christmas holiday being back at work was a bit of a shock to the system. What inspiration will kick start the new year? Pantone's vibrant colour of the year for 2012, Tangerine Tango, seemed a good place to start - even its name puts a smile on my face.

The color palette used this month is

Tangerine Tango Pantone 17-1463

Sodalite Blue Pantone 19-3953

Margarita Pantone 14-0116

Driftwood Pantone 18-1210

Cockatoo Pantone 14-5420

Starfish Pantone 16-1120 

This free download is available from our homepage www.parriswakefield.com

Available in 3 sizes 1024 x 768 px / 1280 x 1024 px / 1680 x 1050 px 
Click the required size, which opens a new window displaying the image.
For Macs: Ctrl + click on the image. Select 'Set as desktop background.'
For PC's: Right click. Select 'Set as background.'

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December's Free Wallpaper of the month

Studio Parris Wakefield has created a new free wallpaper background for December

While creating a Christmas image for a client, the process created some beautiful abstract images evocative of snow and ice, which were just too good not to use. So here is the best one for you to download - for free this month.

This free download is available from our homepage www.parriswakefield.com

Available in 3 sizes 1024 x 768 px / 1280 x 1024 px / 1680 x 1050 px 
Click the required size, which opens a new window displaying the image.
For Macs: Ctrl + click on the image. Select 'Set as desktop background.'
For PC's: Right click. Select 'Set as background.'

 

Just in case you are curious, below is the image we created for ColeySmith Consulting.



SPW's latest design for the Penelopes

We had quite a challenging brief from The Penelopes. They were obsessed with animals and surrealism, but they also wanted it colourful and upbeat. However animals in surreal situations, with human-like attributes can quickly descend into the macabre.

One illustrator, Malika Favre, stood out as being able to achieve their vision; by 'visually translating their collective subconscious' - sexy, edgy and quirky. This was coupled with a logo based on the the font 'Dear John' which complimented her graphic style.

Listen to Now Now Now
The Penelopes - Now Now Now by thepenelopes

November Wallpaper Download

Studio Parris Wakefield has created a new free wallpaper background for November

We recently visited the fantastic Gerhard Richter exhibition at Tate Modern This month's wallpaper is clearly inspired by Richter. The image was created entirely in Photoshop using a photograph I took of some peeling paint on a pillar in Ipswich. I did not want it to be a Richter copy, but I did want to capture his skill at layering and blurring digitally. It is testament to his skill as a painter that this was actually very difficult to do. I am pleased with the results of this homage to a great artist. I hope you enjoy it and if you have the opportunity to go to the exhibition you won't be disappointed.

This free download is available from our homepage www.parriswakefield.com

Available in 3 sizes 1024 x 768 px / 1280 x 1024 px / 1680 x 1050 px 
Click the required size, which opens a new window displaying the image.
For Macs: Ctrl + click on the image. Select 'Set as desktop background.'
For PC's: Right click. Select 'Set as background.'

 

October Wallpaper Download

Studio Parris Wakefield has created a new free wallpaper background for October

This month's wallpaper is a remix of an image by Simon Griffin called 'Autumn Leaves'.
Creating this image has got me really excited about the great autumnal colour on its way.

This free download is available from our homepage www.parriswakefield.com

Available in 3 sizes 1024 x 768 px / 1280 x 1024 px / 1680 x 1050 px 
Click the required size, which opens a new window displaying the image.
For Macs: Ctrl + click on the image. Select 'Set as desktop background.'
For PC's: Right click. Select 'Set as background.'

 

September Wallpaper of the month

Studio Parris Wakefield has created a new free wallpaper background for September

I was inspired by the beautiful Suffolk landscape that surround us. Before I started having fun in Photoshop, the photo was the originally of a cornfield.

This free download is available from our homepage www.parriswakefield.com

Available in 3 sizes 1024 x 768 px / 1280 x 1024 px / 1680 x 1050 px 
Click the required size, which opens a new window displaying the image.
For Macs: Ctrl + click on the image. Select 'Set as desktop background.'
For PC's: Right click. Select 'Set as background.'



August Wallpaper of the month

Studio Parris Wakefield has created a new free wallpaper background for August

It's no secret I love bold use of colour and when I saw Marie Claire‘s August issue it was a riot of colour that inspired me. The magazine jumps ahead a season by featuring warm looks in exotic colors that are normally reserved for spring/summer. I hope these colours inspire you.

This free download is available from our homepage www.parriswakefield.com

Available in 3 sizes 1024 x 768 px / 1280 x 1024 px / 1680 x 1050 px 
Click the required size, which opens a new window displaying the image.
For Macs: Ctrl + click on the image. Select 'Set as desktop background.'
For PC's: Right click. Select 'Set as background.'

 

image source http://blog.myfdb.com/2011/07/spin-the-color-wheel/ Photographer Tesh Fashion Editor Isabel Dupré

Studio Parris Wakefield on Søciety6

We have six designs availble on Society6 as prints, laptop and phone skins. Prices start at $22 and shipping is worldwide. We will be adding more designs over the next few months. If you like these products please like and share them with your friends.

You can buy this image as a canvas, phone case or laptop skin

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can buy this image as a canvas, phone case or laptop skin

Parris Wakefield July download

Studio Parris Wakefield has created a new free wallpaper background for July

This free download is available from our homepage www.parriswakefield.com

Available in 3 sizes 1024 x 768 px / 1280 x 1024 px / 1680 x 1050 px 
Click the required size, which opens a new window displaying the image.
For Macs: Ctrl + click on the image. Select 'Set as desktop background.'
For PC's: Right click. Select 'Set as background.'

Parris Wakefield June download of the month

Studio Parris Wakefield has created a new wallpaper background for June. This month's image was created from remixing the work of Daniel Koh, a graphic designer/art director based in Singapore.
We have been following Daniel and his work on twitter for a while and were delighted when he contacted us requesting that we create a wallpaper from his work.

View more of Daniel's  work at unit-studio.com/v2 or his visual log of collected observations and personal musings on: unitstudio.blogspot.com

This free download is available from our homepage www.parriswakefield.com

If you would like your work to be considered as the starting point of one of our wallpapers, please follow us on twitter and and send me the following message with a link to your portfolio
@SPWadditions please create a wallpaper based on my work #SPWwallpaper

Available in 3 sizes 1024 x 768 px / 1280 x 1024 px / 1680 x 1050 px 
Click the required size, which opens a new window displaying the image.
For Macs: Ctrl + click on the image. Select 'Set as desktop background.'
For PC's: Right click. Select 'Set as background.'

Glitch Fashion II by Daniel Koh

Studio Parris Wakefield design TOTAL from Joy Division to New Order

Endeavouring to capture the essence of Joy Division and New Order, both Peter Saville and I agreed that typography could be the link. We agreed that the Helvetica Heavy Italic from Technique, conveyed the 'look' of New Order, however Joy Division was predominantly uppercase. By merging the two, a TOTAL was created.

The design is a 'nod' to Run2's commercial packaging; while the out-of-register CMYK references the perils of clients printing without proofs, which now-a-days happens all too frequently…

I initially positioned TOTAL as large as it would fit on the cover, only for the band to say it had too much white space.

For me, the 'O' was the sexiest letter, the overlapping letterforms created a further Technique / Run 2 memory and funnily enough was the only letter to appear in New Order, Joy Division and TOTAL. So I decided that to reduce the white space, I would zoom into the kaleidoscopic 'O' and wrap the rest around.

Clients are always requesting 'make it larger', so here was an opportunity not to be missed. I love the irony that the final design is massive and out-of-register... yet beautiful.

Written by Howard Wakefield, creative director Studio Parris Wakefield.

TOTAL from Joy Division to New Order is released on 6 June 2011 and is available to pre-order

 

 

 

 

Los Angeles stitched by Peter Crawley

We recently worked with Peter Crawley to design his new identity and instantly developed a mutual admiration of each others work. We were delighted when Peter Crawley expressed an interest in our Cityscape Series and agreed to interpret LA as a stitched piece. The results were way beyond our expectations. The piece is hand stitched on 420gsm white watercolour paper | Coloured cotton thread | 700 x 420mm

If you are interested in any of the images from the Cityscape Series as either a giclée  print or a stitched piece please contact Sarah Parris.

 

Parris Wakefield Royal download of the month

Studio Parris Wakefield has created a new wallpaper background to Celebrate the Royal Wedding.
 We have blended together the Coats of arms of Kate Middleton and Prince William. Congratulations Kate & Will.

This free download is available from our homepage www.parriswakefield.com

Available in 3 sizes 1024 x 768 px / 1280 x 1024 px / 1680 x 1050 px 
Click the required size, which opens a new window displaying the image.
For Macs: Ctrl + click on the image. Select 'Set as desktop background.'
For PC's: Right click. Select 'Set as background.'

 

Parris Wakefield April download of the month

This month's wallpaper is for the colour brave. Inspired by Pantone 2011 colour of the year - Pantone 18-2120 Honeysuckle.

"Courageous. Confident. Vital. A brave new color, for a brave new world. Let the bold spirit of Honeysuckle infuse you, lift you and carry you through the year. It’s a color for every day – with nothing “everyday” about it." Pantone

Honeysuckle is combined with Willow 16-0632, Tapenade 18-0840, Apricot Brandy 17-1540, grape 2573 and Chocolate 483  - mmmm sounds delicious!

Read more about Pantone 2011 colour of the year Here

This free download is available from our homepage www.parriswakefield.com

Available in 3 sizes 1024 x 768 px / 1280 x 1024 px / 1680 x 1050 px
Click the required size, which opens a new window displaying the image.
For Macs: Ctrl + click on the image. Select 'Set as desktop background.'
For PC's: Right click. Select 'Set as background.'