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Artist's Note

this is something i've wanted to do for awhile.. tried a couple years ago and failed miserably.

artwork is by pascal tremblay:

vs is gsm deep down, and litestep is gear's tribute.

it's actually probably my most functional setup to date, using launchy (the window in the bottom right, a quicklauncher), topdesk for expose like features, and strokeit, for both universal and program specific mouse gestures. they all work really well together, like being able to use litestep bangs with just a flick of a mouse.

there are a lot of animated goodies, like the amp in the top left, and taskbar, systray, and clock (not shown). i'll post a video of it in action if i find proper software.

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Pyro_ says:

A thing of artistic beauty. The start of a new revolution; desktops laced with art.

Sun, Jun 3rd at 08:37pm (7 years ago)
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fate0000 says:

Yeah, with this and your last one you took the timeline and spun of a new genre of d-top customization.

Sun, Jun 3rd at 08:46pm (7 years ago)
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This is so damned pretty. I can't even imagine how much work you put into it, but rest assured, it's plainly evident. Helluva job here, son.

Sun, Jun 3rd at 08:54pm (7 years ago)
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Damzk says:

I was anxious, now am happy. Thank you.

Outstanding.

Sun, Jun 3rd at 08:55pm (7 years ago)
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fate0000 says:

*off

Sun, Jun 3rd at 08:56pm (7 years ago)
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kinetx says:

simply amazing.

Sun, Jun 3rd at 09:16pm (7 years ago)
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kinetx says:

:-D

Sun, Jun 3rd at 09:16pm (7 years ago)
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egolatra says:

could you -please- come to my house and make all my pc look like that? (L)

Sun, Jun 3rd at 09:18pm (7 years ago)
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nitzua says:

the font and cl button make it for me...the lauchy looks great as well, are you able to make everything on it match the setup? i.e. mouseover fonts/highlights

Sun, Jun 3rd at 09:19pm (7 years ago)
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pjdark says:

to me it has that olden days feel to it. can't really explain.like olden time evilness.A genuine beauty.

Sun, Jun 3rd at 09:34pm (7 years ago)
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MaxZolt says:

Awesome. This is really a new direction...I'd love to see more like it.

Sun, Jun 3rd at 09:37pm (7 years ago)
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krate says:

Agree with everything above. I'd love to see a video of it in action. You and aakio are truly the current kings of custoing.

Sun, Jun 3rd at 09:38pm (7 years ago)
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dustkt says:

i remember the mockup of this :-D

Sun, Jun 3rd at 09:41pm (7 years ago)
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dustkt says:

and its sexy, i love it

Sun, Jun 3rd at 09:41pm (7 years ago)
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staticuxo says:

perfection.

Sun, Jun 3rd at 10:26pm (7 years ago)
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Nunch says:

shoot. this is awesomely nice.
my only beef in the font. but that's just personal opinion

Sun, Jun 3rd at 11:36pm (7 years ago)
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-_- says:

Uberleetartness, i'm getting all emotional here :)

Sun, Jun 3rd at 11:43pm (7 years ago)
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-_- says:

Uberleetartness, i'm getting all emotional here :)

Mon, Jun 4th at 01:20am (7 years ago)
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nosphere says:

wow, really incredible... love it!

hope to make my desktop look similar to this

Mon, Jun 4th at 01:23am (7 years ago)
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doneld says:

great shot, very unique :)

Mon, Jun 4th at 02:09am (7 years ago)
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aMADme says:

crazy motherfakka :)

Mon, Jun 4th at 02:52am (7 years ago)
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bdx says:

Akkamashine.

Mon, Jun 4th at 03:22am (7 years ago)
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Imrik says:

Next monday i will get my new monitor. I took some time to choose one. Some of the main problems was the high contrast on some models. As for me too high. The first word that came to my mind as i saw this was "approach". The second was my curiosity about your next submission (as you wrote me that massage last week). Now after looking at it for some time there are some points i would like to write about. At first the low contrast is something different from the screaming colours. The only colour that jumps out is the deep black for buttons and text. Maybe tone it to a more grey or anthracite-tone. Now something which is really personal preference. But that hard cut on the wallpaper to the left side keeps me from giving this a "complete" feeling. Artistic approach - ment in a really positive way.

Mon, Jun 4th at 03:59am (7 years ago)
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Thomax says:

i'm speachless.. i guess Loved says it all ;)

Mon, Jun 4th at 04:26am (7 years ago)
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akka says:

thank you everyone :) nitzua: yes, it's a handy little guy. marius: about the cut on the left, i actually think that's the whole point of it.. creates a certain tension in the wallpaper that i rather like. it also adds some needed contrast, and makes the whole desktop more exciting compositionally. but that's just my opinion, and i respect yours. and duly noted about the text colors, i'll be playing around with them some tomorrow. thanks for the words :]

Mon, Jun 4th at 04:47am (7 years ago)
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Imrik says:

Who is bill?

Mon, Jun 4th at 05:27am (7 years ago)
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shinter says:

akka this is just too beatyfull. awesome setup.

Mon, Jun 4th at 06:03am (7 years ago)
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swayso says:

definitly fav ss! i like the goove style

Mon, Jun 4th at 06:35am (7 years ago)
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qslig says:

mm, lovely. i remember the mock-up.
this is definetely unique, awesome colors aswell.
love it.

Mon, Jun 4th at 06:51am (7 years ago)
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plain-doh says:

Wow. That is.... wow.

Mon, Jun 4th at 07:42am (7 years ago)
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cthu1hu says:

Terrifically moody. I want some of this hanging on my walls.

Mon, Jun 4th at 08:07am (7 years ago)
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vsm says:

you really know how to do it... love!

Mon, Jun 4th at 09:01am (7 years ago)
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That's so great.

Mon, Jun 4th at 10:15am (7 years ago)
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craves says:

loved, no doubt. you amaze me.

Mon, Jun 4th at 11:01am (7 years ago)
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aakio says:

Again totally original, great concept, great work! I'd love to see more!

Mon, Jun 4th at 12:21pm (7 years ago)
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davidross says:

Love the whole piece and all the elements including the font. What font is it?

Mon, Jun 4th at 01:20pm (7 years ago)
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wow, mind blowing.

Mon, Jun 4th at 04:07pm (7 years ago)
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akka says:

david, times new roman, bold, italicized.

thanks again everyone :] it's appreciated.

Mon, Jun 4th at 06:38pm (7 years ago)
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dive says:

it has depth

Mon, Jun 4th at 07:22pm (7 years ago)
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nitzua says:

omfg. my hat goes off to you for using times new roman in the most effective manner i've ever witnessed. that alone makes this amazing.

Mon, Jun 4th at 10:34pm (7 years ago)
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archanN says:

hot

Wed, Jun 6th at 05:17am (7 years ago)
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split says:

hats off to you, bro. you've done it again. :)

Mon, Jun 18th at 11:29pm (7 years ago)
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heylove says:

Amazing.

Mon, Jun 18th at 11:35pm (7 years ago)
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bagner says:

awesome work O.o

Tue, Jun 19th at 10:43pm (7 years ago)
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roundbone says:

super !

Thu, Jul 19th at 12:15pm (7 years ago)
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kiD a says:

Man that's very cool!

Sun, Mar 16th at 11:07am (6 years ago)
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lordy says:

真是好东西!顶!

Fri, Nov 20th at 11:09am (4 years ago)
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Nort says:

gj

Sat, Dec 12th at 10:04pm (4 years ago)
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wow

Thu, Dec 31st at 07:25am (4 years ago)
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โหลดงัยอ่า
บอกหน่อยจิ
ก๊าสสสส

Thu, Dec 31st at 07:26am (4 years ago)
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Where i can find the visual style?

Thu, Jan 21st at 02:17pm (4 years ago)
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konoko21 says:

cool!

Fri, Jun 4th at 03:19pm (4 years ago)
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: : This piece took my breath away by its beauty....amazing!

Sat, Sep 25th at 01:13pm (3 years ago)


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