Wallpaper: Happy Halloween

Let me start out by saying, Fall is my favorite time of year.

I can’t be definite, but I’m pretty sure I made my Mom go into labor 7 weeks early, just so I could have my birthday so close to Halloween. What’s not to love about dressing up as your favorite character and receiving free candy to do so?!

If you’ve been keeping track of some of our design work on the blog, you’ll know I did some work on a pretty spooky rendition of Hansel and Gretel. Since I had already played with a spooky “photo-manipulation” style earlier this month, I wanted to try something a little bit different here.

Lately, I’ve been a big fan of infusing real world elements into digital design. I found some torn/shredded construction paper and thought that it lent itself well to a spooky landscape. I decided to create a crooked little town in Illustrator to sit on the top of my construction paper cliffs, adding a few haunting elements here and there.

What I love about Halloween, it that it’s not always about the blood, guts and gore. Sometimes, it’s what you don’t see that makes a scene interesting and spooky. There isn’t much detail in this wallpaper, but I think it leaves just enough to the imagination.