10 Free Wallpapers by Jim Krause

Jim KrauseIf you’ve heard of the consistently remarkable logo designer, photographer, typography master and color connoisseur Jim Krause, you already know about his brilliant and whimsical antics.

In addition to his exceptional design work, he also speaks at HOW Design conferences, teaches courses at HOW Design University, and he’s written some awesome design books. We’re particularly thrilled that Krause will be speaking at HOW Design Live in Chicago, presenting “Sustainable Insanity.”

Propelled into the design world by inspiration from Letraset run-down typefaces, Jim began his career in the late 70s. He loves all the latest tech, but his absolute favorite design tools are an ultra-fine felt-tip pen and a sketch pad. “For me, everything starts there,” he says. And if he weren’t a designer…

I’d be the guy standing on a street corner dressed in worn jeans and a second-hand t-shirt holding a sign that reads, ‘Life is short: Kill your television.’

And now, Jim Krause has created these 10 magnificent downloadable wallpapers for you to enjoy!

Download Free Wallpapers by Jim Krause

Wallpapers from Color for Designers

The wallpapers below are from Jim’s book, Color for Designers: Ninety-five things you need to know when choosing and using colors for layouts and illustrations. This book explores the timeless thinking behind effective color selection and palette building. Starting with the basics, it offers an in-depth exploration of the color wheel, hue, saturation, value, and more. Jim then dives into a practical application of color with explanations of how to alter hues, paint with color, target themes, create palettes, use digital color, and accurately output your colorful creations to print. Get this engaging and unconventional design book here.

To download each image, right-click the dimensions of your choice (e.g., 800×600) and select “Save As.”

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Want to learn more? Watch this video that outlines 10 reasons you need Color for Designers:


 

Wallpapers from Visual Design

The following wallpapers were drawn from Jim’s book Visual Design: Ninety-five things you need to know. Told in Helvetica and dingbats. In this book, Jim utilizes a combination of Helvetica and Dingbats to clarify how each of the 95 axioms of effective design are relevant and applicable across all forms of visuals, including print, Web, and fine arts. With a touch a humor, practical tips, and inspiring visual examples, this graphic design guide not only presents the techniques and concepts you need to become a design professional, but also makes the learning process fun. Get this engaging and unconventional design book here.

To download each image, right-click the dimensions of your choice (e.g., 800×600) and select “Save As.”


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Learn more about Visual Design from this anthropomorphic rabbit who bears a striking resemblance to Jim himself:


Do you create great illustrations and images you’d like us to feature as free wallpapers? We’d love to showcase your best work—including credit to you and a link to your website, of course!

If you want to submit a wallpaper so that our users can download and use them, please email your designs, a short bio, and any relevant links to howwallpapers@gmail.com.

We request that you submit your image in the following file sizes: 800×600, 1024×768, 1280×720, 1280×800, 1280×960, 1280×1024, 1440×900, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1900×1200, 1920×1080

By submitting your work, you are authorizing HOW to publish and distribute your artwork for download. Your work will be credited.

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