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I Write The B-Sides




Three new vinyl inspired desktops, I had just listened to this album (Here We Go Magic – s/t, wonderful album!) and as it was en route to being back in its sleeve the light from the windows in the room hit it just right and these images just sort of made themselves really. After messing with a few different angles and focusing ideas I came up with these three, I hope you enjoy them!

To download these in their true full size desktop form simply CLICK OR RIGHT CLICK HERE to grab a zip containing all three images. Inside the zip you will also see a text file with the basic terms of use that state these are not for any commercial use without my permission. Some of you may wonder why I use zips rather than simply linking to full size jpgs and the reason is simply that it allows me to avoid people hot linking the large files as the backgrounds to their webpages and the like eating my bandwidth in the process, and it allows for a nice organized storage method as well as a nice way to subtly make the terms of use seen every time. Its an approach that has worked for a long time now.. Anyway, enjoy the desktops and I will talk to you next time!


  1. Alexander - July 16, 2009 at 8:55 am

    Gorgeous pics as always. I really like your work.


  2. john - July 18, 2009 at 2:14 am

    That little write up is fantastic! Thanks so much for the support, its always greatly appreciated.

  3. Lauren - July 20, 2009 at 11:51 am

    Oooh, more vinyl desktops! I couldn’t be any happier. :)

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• Post desktops elsewhere online.
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John Carey (curator, owner)