Find Me On Apple Music

Whenever I’m designing, I’m listening to music. My music taste is very eclectic, so if you’re ever interested in what I’m listening to right now, you can find me on Apple Music! I’ve added 16 different playlists so far, and I’d recommend the ‘Felina’ & ‘Thirteen Reasons’ playlists to get you started! 🙂

Here’s my Apple Music link:

https://itunes.apple.com/profile/rycariad

‘Pale Green Ghosts (and other true stories) – The Very Best Of John Grant’ Cover Art

The cover art for this project is one of my favourites to date. As I said in a previous post, I prefer to design my own cover art for any iTunes playlists I put together – and I have tons – rather than the bog-standard collage thumbnail automatically generated by iTunes. Playlists are now the mix tapes of my 80’s former self – it feels a little nostalgic putting them together, despite traditional casssette tapes now being so obsolete. I’m also including my chosen track listing for this cover. The fonts used this time were Ababil Script for John’s name with the secondary font being Old Style Small Caps. Apologies for the watermarks – I hate them but they’re unfortunately necessary.


Cover Art for ‘Texas – The Platinum Collection’

I prefer to design my own covers for any playlists I put together in iTunes. This one is dedicated to the best songs recorded by the Scottish band ‘Texas.’ It’s a very simple design but I liked how the title came out, resembling a shoulder tattoo. The main title font used is called Normande Bold, with increased character spacing’ this has also been used by Texas for their last 2 releases. The secondary title logo uses the fonts Haymaker and Monthoers Vintage, with the star coming from Microbrew ornaments. 

All New Emoji 2 Emoticons taken from iOS 6 for iPhone & iPad

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Free Download: iPhone 4 High Resolution iBooks-Themed Homescreen Wallpaper by Ryan


Recently, Apple released a new version of the iBooks store, complete with a new icon and revised app graphics. I’ve been looking for a wallpaper based on the latest iBooks Store bookshelves for my lockscreen, but nothing I found online was quite right. So I spent a couple of hours playing around and designed one myself from scratch. The graphics were ported straight from the latest iBooks app file – I then manipulated and redesigned the layout in Photoshop CS5 to make it suitable for the iPhone 4 homescreen springboard. Click the image below to download the high resolution wallpaper:

I hope you like it – If you use this yourself, please leave a comment below and say thanks! Finally, please do not repost this anywhere else online or attmpt to pass it off as your own. Thanks.

contra omnia discrimina

Final Release: High-Resolution iPhone 4 Textured Wallpapers Light & Dark Grey

Finally, after painstaking (and admittedly questionable) work, here are the final High-Resolution iPhone 4 Textured Wallpapers in Light & Dark Grey. The images & wallpapers/backgrounds were created using system files and images extracted from the iPhone iOS 4 package. The dark grey texture exactly match the images used as the multitasking background and folder background in iOS 4.+ (Light Grey Theme is used in iBooks and iMovie) Please say thank you in the comments below! Or drop me a line at ryan@uselessdesires.co.uk

Enjoy… Dark Grey Theme:

Light Grey Theme (used in iBooks and iMovie):

Reproduced for educational purposes only. Images Copyright © 2010 Ryan Price and Apple Inc.