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Google Shares Two Exclusive Material Design Wallpapers You Haven’t Seen Before, Download Them Here

Yesterday, on Google’s Design site, Rachel Been penned an article that shared the story of the art behind the new wallpapers in Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The story talks of the artist’s (Carl Kleiner) use of different types of paper, layering, and lighting to create these Material Design beauties…wait a minute. Did I just say paper, layering, and lighting? I did. Wait, you mean the Material Design wallpapers in Android 6.0 aren’t just digital creations? They are real compositions of paper that are actual photographs? Indeed they are. How cool is that? 

The entire blog post on these “paperscapes” lets you in on things like the types of paper used that have “subtle and sophisticated texture.” Kleiner also references the “organic” feel to each that is highlighted by “painted surfaces, color pigment powders, floating ink, and the like.” It’s actually pretty interesting stuff, even if you aren’t an art guy or gal.

On a related note, the post includes two never-before-seen exclusive wallpapers designed by Carl Kleiner that are available for download. Both are fantastic looking, especially when you, again, realize that these are photos of actual creations made up of paper and texture.

Below, you will find small resized versions of each to give you a preview of what you are about to get yourself into. If you want the full resolution versions, you can grab them here (blue) and here (red) or at the source link below.

wallpaper-kleiner-google-blue wallpaper-kleiner-google-red

Via:  Google Design
  • Bruce

    All the wallpapers on Marshmallow except the last 3 nature ones look rubbish. As do all these type ones on Lollipop. Thanks God for Muzei.

  • Dan DeMarco

    Anyone else notice the Penis in the first graphic?

  • trwb

    They would be cooler without the phallic symbols in them

    • moew

      Yeah, what’s up with that triangle… ohhh and that line…. oh. my. god…. a circle? I just about died.

      • trwb


  • s0nic69

    Well duh!! You have to use MATERIALS to make material designs 😛

  • Walter Partlo

    If you do a google image search of the artist’s name, you will get quite a bit of wallpaper worthy images.

  • Tyler

    These pictures screw with my eyes, all the edges line up.

  • MReprogle

    I was kinda hoping they would have at least spent a little more time with the artist to show off their process. It would have been great to watch him make one of these awesome pieces.

  • Dirge

    Blew my mind when I read that those wallpapers are actually pictures of artwork. Very creative. I like it.

    • Agreed. Still I have to wonder how many man (person) hours it takes to do it through photography vs using Photoshop. Still there is value in the way its done.

    • Alpha Drew

      I know what you mean man, but over the years I’ve come to realize that art isn’t something that’s always perfect. There’s good art and than there is bad art. None of these are particularly bad art, but based off other works that I’ve seen from these artist you would expecting something better then this.

      • moew

        So if it’s not bad art, it’s good art? I can see that you fully approve of them!

    • Cowboydroid

      They’re contrived. And ugly.

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