I got bored with my standard, gray desktop today, so I went out in search of something new. I found some great computer wallpapers that can only be described as art. The beauty I ultimately ended up plunking down on my desktop was at Smashing Magazine. Every month, they have a new set of wallpapers, available for free download, that have been submitted by artists and designers from around the world; artists such as Vlad Gerasimov, who has created an online studio teeming with his digital artwork.
Along the way, I also found a blog called Kitsune Noir, run by Bobby Solomon, which recently concluded the Desktop Wallpaper Project where artists submitted their works (some great stuff there). And, I found out that deviantART has a section devoted to artist submitted desktop images.
This got me thinking. I found all of these great places where individual artists were translating their work (or developing work exclusively) for computer desktops as a way of getting their art out there. Were any arts organizations doing the same?
I did some searching and almost drew a complete blank. The only case I could find was the Tasmanian Theatre Company. Are any arts organizations out there providing desktop wallpapers on their sites? I would have to think that it's a way to keep your organization and its brand in front of computer-bound patrons.