I love words, and I love design, so I really love words IN design. Throughout years of abstract collaging, I never once made a piece that did not incorporate a quote. Even in 8th grade, when my life revolved around algebra and the mythical notion of a first kiss, my work featured magazine cutouts of lovelorn women and phrases like you are strong.
Imagine my delight, then, when I got kissed two years later discovered these free desktop backgrounds from Design Milk, an online magazine “dedicated to modern design.”
In addition to articles about inspirational home interiors, offices, hotels, outdoor style, and the life of designers themselves, Design Milk offers a new designer desktop image, complete with inspirational quote and illustration, once a month. Choose your favorite from the list here. I went with this one from February 2012:
A note to all you business owners out there: free, crowd-sourced giveaways are great social media bait. Imagine how much exposure Design Milk has gotten through this initiative? And they’ve branded themselves as tech-savvy, artistically-inclined philanthropists. Genius.