If you follow Broc Raiford on Instagram, than you know the dude likes to draw. If you’re a fan of tattoo style images, you are doubly in luck. I knew Broc would be a great candidate to whip up a wallpaper for us, so I hit him up to do so.
Find your size below.
The story behind this wallpaper is pretty crazy. JEST is a graffiti artist from NYC, who was also part of famed New York shop/brand Alife. I mainly followed him for his writing though. Back in the 90’s, I would drive around all over NYC shooting photos of graffiti.
Fast forward to 2012… I Instagram a set of my old graffiti photos, JEST being one of them (bottom left). I tagged JEST and he ended up commenting and asking for a scan of the pic, which I provided. In turn, I took a shot in the dark and asked him if he would be into hooking up a wallpaper for Defgrip, and he did.
So basically, I shot a film photo in the Bronx during the mid 90’s, Instagram’d it in 2012 and end being in contact with one of the artists. Crazy.
Find your size below. Limited sizes, you get what you get.
As soon as our wallpaper submission post went up, we started getting a bunch of emails from interested people. We will slowly start to dole out wallpapers as they become available to us. Psyched on this crowd participation!
Here is our first one, courtesy of Australia’s Bohie Palecek. Find your size below.
Have graphic design / illustration skills? Wanna contribute a Wallpaper for Defgrip? Want your stuff to be seen by 1,97872,0287826’s of people?
You’re in luck (maybe).
We want to continue our Wallpaper series here on the site, and we are calling out for submissions (sorta).
First, if you are interested, we would need you to email us a link to your site/portfolio to:
We will check out your site, and be in contact if we like your stuff.
We don’t care if you ride bikes or not. HIT US!!!
Huge thanks to everyone who voted for the winner of this contest! It looked like there was a few people who voted more than once, but overall we were blow away by how many people put their pick in! At almost 300 comments, this was the most commented post ever in Defgrip history!! There was a lot of votes for each dude, but Vincent Perraud came threw with the win!! We have Vincent’s wallpaper ready for download in few different sizes as well as iPhone size, so click the jump and get a new wallpaper… We will also have all the other entries available for download later this week… Again, huge thanks to everyone who submitted a wallpaper and to everyone who voted. We have a few more contest lined up right away, so get ready!!
With the help of Nigel and the Defgrip crew, we have picked the top three for the wallpaper contest. Rather than having us pick the winner, we wanted to leave it up to you. You can check out the top three after the jump and who ever has the most comments by Monday morning (est) will be the winner! All you have to do is leave the persons name in the comments and please only comment once. Thanks!!!
I just picked up the new issue of Wallpaper today that features two guest editors; Philippe Starck and Karl Lagerfeld. Each editor was given 27 pages to do what the like. On the very last page of Philippe Starck’s section is a promotion for a soundtrack composed and mixed by Soundwalk. What’s unique about this mix is it’s a 24 hour mix that is streaming online as well as in a accompanying iPhone app. So this means that when you press play, the mix will start from the exact time it is in your current time zone not matter where you are in the world. You can listen to the mix on the Wallpaper.com, or Starck.com and you can download the app in the iTunes store, just search for “24 Hour Starck Mix”. Make sure to check it out soon because the mix will only be available until the end of the month!