About the project

At their best, desktop wallpapers bring animation to often lifeless computer screens, reflecting the personality of the user and acting as a calling card for creative talent. The desktopography project arrived in 2005 as a place to download nature / topological themed wallpapers with edits from selected designers. Designers spend about 90% of their waking life in front of a computer so the most appealing genre for a wallpaper would be one that has beautiful design mixed with the all important aspect of being outdoors.

Ever since its conception, Desktopography has been a non-profit, fun project and we would encourage you to share this site with family, friends and people you know, there is something here for everyone not just designers. Most of the wallpapers here can be downloaded in a variety of sizes

For the designer, creating wallpapers is a great way to perfect your craft and create images specifically for different environments from desktops and laptops to mobile phones and MP3 players. What we see everyday can affect our mood and state of mind, enhance your desktop with a wallpaper creation from desktopography and feel the essence of nature and the outdoor existence on your computer. Bring tranquility to your desktop, feel the wilderness and give your background a breath of fresh air..


Desktopography currently works on an invite only basis, however if you think you are up to scratch in Photoshop and think you could create something nice for next years exhibition then please get in touch via the contact section. We have a high quality control system, and we will need to see examples of your work.

Credit and thanks!

Idea / Curation / Website design - Pete Harrison (aeiko)
Website development - Mark Lampert (customize.org)
Logo design - Bob Sakoui (Original Linkage)
Album design - Marius Bauer (sublevel) and Pete Harrison (aeiko)

Thank you to all our designers / illustrators and musicians for making this project what it is!