Welcome back to Euro Tech’s wallpaper of the week segment, where the only thing remotely consistent about it is the fact that it entails wallpapers.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, I couldn’t do wallpaper of the week this past week, so I’m going to treat you all to two wonderfully ingenious wallpapers in this weeks edition.
This week I’m delving into the saturated world of what I assume is called shapeography. What Shapeography is, even if that name is made up, is the effect of using one singular shape in a wallpaper and making the most out of it. Larger technology companies such as Google and Samsung have embraced this very unique design when it comes to their stock wallpapers they ship on their devices.
I’m not here to boast about the bigger players, though – I’m here to show you the under-appreciated wallpapers out there that many people don’t know about.
Get your phones/tablets ready – it’s time to get in shape.
Red Wrath by Samer Zayer
Red Wrath is one of those wallpapers that ticks all of the boxes for being unassuming, yet brilliant at the same time. You wouldn’t think that a simple triangle could create something so grungy and pleasing on the eye. The use of red with the ‘scratching’ effect on each shape really gives this wallpaper its own personality and sets it apart from the rest of the field of wallpapers attempting to do the same thing.
The creator of this masterpiece, Samer Zayer, has been creating wallpaper ‘packs’ and releasing them on the Google Play Store ever since I started theming for Android; he even made a couple of wallpapers for my Black Exodus theme which I’m eternally grateful for. Samer and a couple of his other cohorts decided to venture into the ‘app’ market, providing the best of the best creations they have come up with and insert them into one stunning app which is named Backdrops. Backdrops is a very popular wallpaper application for Android, if not the most popular. I’ll share a link at the bottom of this article so you can check it out. Every wallpaper’s resolution hits that sweet spot of not making the wallpaper completely out of shot, to also giving you the finer quality of wallpaper without pixelating the image (Unless it’s intentional, of course). The foray of categories in the application is also incredible, with Samer and his colleagues providing a ‘wall of the day’ (you need the paid version to download the wallpapers), and this feature along is worth every penny.
Static Woes by Kxnt
From my initial impressions of this wallpaper, I thought it was something that had been ripped straight out of the stock KitKat arsenal of designs Google released back in 2013, but it turns out that this wallpaper is an original creation by the Backdrops team. Upon viewing the wallpaper, you would think that it was a sheet of paper on your screen. The amount of depth along with the detailing is something to behold. With the multitude of shapes that blend well together, to the colour scheming that is not too garish to look at, this is an absolute winner for someone who can appreciate great wallpaper designs.
Much like I explained with Red Wrath, this wallpaper can be found in the Backdrops app for free in the Google Play Store.
Red Wrath – Original
Static Woes – Original
That’s it for this week. Make sure to let us know how you’re getting on with these wallpapers, and I’ll see you next week.