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.