Today we are excited to begin offering a new monthly freebie¬† here at Visual Swirl.¬† Emma Looney, a very talented freelance graphic designer, has graciously offered to bring you a new beautifully designed calendar every month for 2010.¬† Now I know we’re almost halfway through January but if you need a refresh for your desktop, today would be a great start. Also check back the first of every month for an awesome new creation from Emma.
About the Design
Celebrate the arrival of 2010 with this colorful desktop calendar inspired by the buzzing (and possibly blurred) excitement of ringing in the new year.
The background of this design is a great stock image from stock.xchng (download here). The background becomes visible through the type by using the soft light layer blending mode in Photoshop. This makes the highlights and shadows of the image much more noticeable than if you were to just simply decrease the opacity of the type.
The typography featured is both Trade Gothic Bold Extended and Trade Gothic Condensed.
Happy New Year!
About the Designer
This wallpaper was designed by Emma Looney, a freelance graphic designer who is passionate about typography, print design and branding.¬† Follow her on Twitter.