Wallpaper

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All of these wallpapers were created exclusively for Totally Severe.

May You live in Interesting Times
May You Live in Interesting Times
A Chinese curse, featured in a giant collage.
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What if this is as good as it gets?
What if this is as good as it gets?
An ornate, hand-drawn quote from the movie As Good as it Gets.
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Jackalope
Jackalope Crest
The Latin name for the jackalope is Lepus Cornutus Ridiculus. I totally made that up. I really just wanted to draw a bunny.
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Thoreau
Good Behavior
A quote from Walden: "If I repent of anything, it is very likely to be my good behavior. What demon possessed me that I behaved so well?"
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Oranges
Oranges
A collage in orange, with cowboy illustrations and lots of florals.
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Pomegranate
Pomegranate
A red collage with a 16th century Spanish princess, a priestess of Delphi and an orca whale.
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Apples
Apples
A collage in green, with Queen Nefertiti and an unknown Australian soldier.
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Bad Fortune ne'er should daunt me
Bad Fortune ne’er should daunt me
…for I am Young and the World is Wide. This is a line from an 18th century Irish song, here written in curly script.
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Umbrellas
Umbrellas
A graphic-y, tilted, polka-dotted swirl of a design.
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Feral Furniture
Feral Furniture
When good furniture goes bad!
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Superstition
Superstitious
Walk under a ladder, break a mirror, open an umbrella indoors and have a black cat cross your path.
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Red Collage
Red Collage
A mix of photos, art, and red flowers.
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Bus Stop
Bus Stop
I have taken many buses in my life, which is to say, I have a sense of humor.
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Proverbs
Proverbs
A bunch of proverbs from around the world, arranged typographically.
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Do Re Mi
Do-Re-Mi
A quote from a 1937 song by Woody Guthrie.
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Femme Fatale
Femme Fatale
Tell St. Peter at the Golden Gate
That you hate to make him wait
But you just gotta have another cigarette.

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Princess Sparkles
Princess Sparkles the Super Fantastic Unicorn
Note to self: Don’t design anything while angry. This pink nightmare has a pony, hearts, stars, cupcakes and lollipops.
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Presidents of the United States
Presidents of the United States
All 44 are accounted for, but you can’t make me draw George Bush.
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Do Bears Crap in the Woods?
Do Bears Crap in the Woods?
Only the park rangers know for sure.
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Jurassic Dollhouse
Jurassic Park Doll house
When I was a kid I had a doll house, and my brother’s Jurassic Park action figures moved in. The velociraptor, with his underdeveloped arms, was the perfect height to play the upright piano.
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The Death of Paperman
The Death of Paperman
The murder weapon was found at the crime scene.
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Elvis, Illuminated
Elvis, Illuminated
Sure, medieval manuscripts are beautiful, but they lack one critical element: Elvis.
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Napoleon's Little Pony
Napoleon’s Little Pony
Many historians have glossed over how Bonaparte actually crossed the Alps on the back of a pink pony named Gumdrop. Jacques-Louis David was in on it.
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Junk Drawer
Junk Drawer
Just a small selection of the many images I’ve collected over the years, thrown together in a scrapbook style.
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Clip Art
Clip Art
Making clipart is fun.
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Some Days
Some Days are Harder Than Others
A collage wallpaper made from a digital sketch, some photos, and some old postage stamps.
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Intergalactic Smoothie
Intergalactic Smoothie
My first job was working in an orange juice factory, but I got fired because I couldn’t concentrate.
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Sea Kelp
Sea Kelp
Hands with seaweed coming out of the fingernails. I know it’s a little psychedelic, but I swear I’m not on drugs.
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Sir Walter Raleigh
Sir Walter Raleigh
Sir Walter Raleigh made smoking look cool, at least until he was beheaded. Now he’s in a digital collage with doodles of eyeballs I drew in high school and some scraps I cut out of an IKEA catalogue.
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Hellow
Hellow!
No one wants to be friends with Yellow.
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Untitled
Carmen Miranda’s Star Trek
I was raised by nerds. Socially speaking, this means I am only slightly better off than if I had been raised by wolves.
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Entomology 101
Entomology 101
I was going to make a series of these, but this one took so many hours to finish I just couldn’t stand to do it again.
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Bob the Dinosaur
Bob the Dinosaur
Bob was not a very smart dinosaur. Here he is seen putting a fork in a toaster. Click here for the full story.

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Honey Bear
Honey Bear
A cheery honey container.
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Calle Aguacate
Calle Aguacate
Don’t know what was running through by mind here.
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Wavy Hair
Wavy Hair
A woman with hair made out of waves. It’s art nouveau meets hippie surfer style I guess.
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Cow and Pig
Cow & Pig on Ugly Wallpaper
Thomas Kinkade is from the same area as me. I can be kitschy too, dammit.
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Pompei
Pompei
A cityscape with photos from three continents. The sketch of the people is from 1880, and is called “The Return of Hadjis.” Methinks it’s a little obscure.
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Life's Not a Paragraph
Life’s Not a Paragraph
The words are from the final lines of a poem by e.e. cummings, which was a kind of an arbitrary choice for trying out some psychedelic lettering.
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Coffee break
Coffee Break
Hokusai’s famous wave with coffee cups, a statue, and an Egyptian-inspired background.
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Meadow
Meadow
A quick sketch in Illustrator of a girl in a flowery dress.
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Frog Princess
The Frog Princess
I dreamed this up a few years back while I was in a Spanish class. It includes works from Franz Xaver Winterhalter and Mark Catesby.
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At the Hop
At the Hop
Nothing says ‘wallpaper’ like French fashion and German Romanticism thrown together with orange slices.
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Rustic Cabin
Rustic Cabin
That moose died 98 years before I was born. You gotta love public domain photographs.
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Rabbit Ears
Rabbit ears have gone the way of the dinosaurs because of digital television. No more tin foil for me.
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Gnomes Looking at Broccoli
This is a picture of gnomes looking at broccoli. I call it "Gnomes Looking at Broccoli."
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Hipster Mural
Hipsters
It’s… modern. Dude.
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Modern Daguerreotype
It’s easy to romanticise history when iPods are involved.
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Fingerprints
Fingerprints
Simple Illustrator graphics, nice and clean.
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Divoon
Divoon!
…And so then I thought, you know what would make this image even more ridiculous? Boxes of pancake mix everywhere!
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Caribbean Rhino
Caribbean Rhino
Those Colonial buildings took a long time to draw, that’s for true. Made with five colors.

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Come Josephine in my Flying Machine
Come Josephine in my Flying Machine
This is based on a song written in 1911. My personal kudos to those who can recognize the landmarks in the skyline.
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Snow White
Geisha
The design in her hair is a long-forgotten embroidery pattern from the 1850s.
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Known by Heart
Known by Heart
A scratchy green design with frilly little scrollwork and a big red heart.
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La Paz
Una Noche en La Paz
An unedited photograph of a display in a restaurant in La Paz, Bolivia. In the daytime, this display looks a whole lot less eerie, but where’s the fun in that?
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Love Conquers All
"Omnia Vincit Amor" is Latin for "Love Conquers All." Hurray for typography.
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Happy Family
We’re a Happy Family
Does anyone remember this type of Fisher Price Little People? I think they got taken off the market because children kept trying to eat them.
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Heart
Heart
A photograph of a paper heart against some glass. I took this photo, developed it, and printed it in a darkroom. This is about as old school as photography can get.
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Jack of Diamonds
Jack of Diamonds
I photographed this with an SLR camera. I processed the negatives in a darkroom. I printed it and enlarged it under the red light, made a bunch of tools to burn it, then printed about 40 versions before I scanned it in for your viewing pleasure.
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Art Deco
The Cashier
All the 1920s art deco women always look like they’re brooding. I figure they must have some reason for looking so wicked serious all the time, like maybe they’re stuck in a crappy minimum wage job.
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Rave On
Rave On
Buddy Holly, early rock star extraordinaire, in desktop wallpaper form.
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Rockerfeller
Rockerfeller
Acrylic paint, collage, Illustrator and Photoshop used together, for better or worse. Inspired by a fireplace in J.D. Rockerfeller’s apartment.
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Vagabond
Vagabond
Hand drawn doodles, photos, and vector graphics collaged together. The dress is from a Victorian painting by Franz Winterhalter of the Empress Eugénie.
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Did you know…
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