A smartphone usually is laying on your desk without any additional purpose. Once I decided that it can be turned into a classic pixel icon — the «happy computer». The only thing you need is a special stand that looks like a small computer case. The easiest way to create such case is using some paper and glue. The papercraft is the way to create such thing. It took me few days to design a blueprint and now it is ready! The idea is pretty simple: you create the stand, then put a special wallpaper at lock screen of your phone , then put your phone in the stand. Voilà! You got a real life happy computer icon, which looks especilly good at a night
To create the stand you need heavy paper (you need something about 240-260 g/m2), it is better to use the matte one. A paper glue of a good quality. A paper cut knife and a ruler. Remember that you create the stand at your own risk! It is made of paper and it is not pretty solid, your phone can fall out and can be damaged, so be careful.
There several blueprints you can choose from (All are PDFs):
You can also download the assembly instructions
Download a proper wallpaper for you Lock screen. It would be better to turn off the Perspective Zoom feature for the wallpaper (in other case the image would not have a fixed position at the screen). That can be done at wallpaper choosing menu of your iPhone.
Then simply cut out all the elements from the blueprints and assemble them. Try to keep your hands clean, otherwise some black marks can be put. After the complection of the stand give some time for the glue to set. Meantime you can use a black magic marker (or black ink) to sweep under the carpet all seams
An update in my portfolio. For a puzzle game called Rail Maze 2 I designed all graphic assets that include 3D models of train, textures, game level tiles, UI elements, animation and many more. The project took around a year to complete. Find more details here: https://www.behance.net/gallery/14222425/Rail-Maze-2-game-graphics
The long-awaited update in my portfolio. I created game graphics for critically acclaimed puzzle game Blueprint 3D developed by Kostya Stankevych and published by FDG Entertainment. The project has included a lot hard work and consisted around of one hungred of graphic illustrations. The artwork includes such mandatory elements for mobile application as in-game UI-screens, game backgrounds, trophy illustrations, graphic achievements, icons and many more. The game is available for iOS, Mac, Android. Here you can find more details.
New item in portfolio: logo and icons for Reasoft Network drive. Read more…
What if the countries were shrunk down to the size of computer icons? Then small European country Republic of Moldova could be the tine one (16×16 pixels) . Romania would be standart Windows application icon (32×32 pixels). France would be Windows XP application icon (48×48 pixels). And Australia would be the biggest one, it would be Windows Vista large application icon (256×256 pixels)
The identity (web-logo) for TXT system. TXT is a text based context advertising resource. The project also includes some funny illustrations.
More details: http://www.icoeye.com/project/TXT
What would the windows desktop look like if we looked at it from the back side? The desktop would show us the back side of usual icons:)
Adobe Illustrator is running;)
You may use a template to create your own dust-jackets. Just download it, adjust, print it out, cut out:
Adobe PDF document: Pixel jacket template