As of yesterday, the Kitsune Noir Desktop Wallpaper Project is a full year old. From Bobby’s description upon the project’s launch on March 5, 2008:
First and foremost I decided that I wanted this project to be something that was free. Well, free doesnt leave a whole lot of options that dont include me going into debt, so I had to be creative. What I decided to do was start a project based off the of the Radiohead desktop wallpapers I created last year in honor of In Rainbows coming out.
But this time around, I decided to write all of my favorite artists and designers, many of which youve seen featured on this blog, and see if theyd contribute a wallpaper. As it turns out, my favorite artists and designers happen to be some of the nicest people out there, and so many of them were more than happy to help and be a part of this project…
We’re lucky Bobby knows so many nice folks — although I’m sure it’s not a matter of luck. So, out of appreciation for one of the most consistently inspiring (and free!) services in the blog jungle, here are a few favorites from this past year. Follow the image to pick up the wallpaper through Kitsune Noir (for any manner of desktop sizes, along with iPhones, PSPs, et al.) and click the banners for links to each artist’s site/info.
*bonus, from Bobby’s description: “Right now shes illustrating three comics for independent publishers and working on projects with Image and DC Comics” (!) And also, “…the anime influence, sort of reminds me of James Jean but doesnt feel like a ripoff.” My thoughts exactly.