Microsoft Desktop Backgrounds

After the upgrade to Fedora 22 last night, I was looking for a new desktop background image, to change the mood.  Surprisingly, one of the top search results pointed me to the Microsoft website, which has a selection of some really good background images.   Backyard bonfire works well for me.

Backyard bonfire
Backyard bonfire

 

Illustrations by Jason Seiler

Via this blog post I came across an amazing artist – Jason Seiler.  Being an amateur photographer, I am not much into paintings.  I always thought that most paintings miss the details and accuracy of the photographs.  A lot of Jason Seiler’s art doesn’t have that problem.  Some of the images are breathtakingly similar to photographs and only the caricaturist distortion suggests that these are actually drawings.  Have a look at this image of Bill Murray, for example.

Or at this absolutely wonderful black and white portrait:

More images are available at Jason Seiler’s website and in his blog.  I’m an instant fan now.

Inglourious Basterds, art, Haiti

UnrealityMag runs a post with a whole bunch of posters for “Inglourious Basterds” movie.  These posters were drawn by various artists and are now collected into an exhibition.  But not only that!  Quentin Tarantino himself, signs the posters, which are being sold and all the money donated to help with the recent Haiti disaster.  Is that cool or what?  Check the link for more posters.