Nowadays it seems that everyone has an iPhone or an iPad. Even finding others who have them in different colors isn’t unique any more. The only way to individualize your devices is to change the view on the inside. iPhone wallpaper can make your smartphone your own, and make it distinguishable from your sibling or your significant other. And while there are many different options on the web, we’ve decided to select a few of our favorite sites for iPhone wallpaper and other digital art.
1. Abduzeedo – Abduzeedo is a graphic design blog that’s got it all – various artistic collections, designs, interviews, daily inspiration, and, of course, wallpaper. In fact, it just celebrated its 7th anniversary of “Wallpaper of the Week”, its weekly focus on one particular artist’s work. There are pages and pages to choose from; however, if you don’t like any of them, Abduzeedo will help you make your own, with a free online tutorial found on the site. It’s got tutorials for Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks, Pixelmator, and some case studies from other blog readers.
2. The Fox Is Black – Like Abduzeedo, The Fox Is Black is a blog by and for designers, showcasing their favorite graphic design works, also with a weekly wallpaper from a profiled artist. The amount of creative styles should satisfy anyone looking to spice up their personalized phone art collection.
3. deviantART – On its website, deviantART boasts that they are the world’s largest online art community, “proudly showing 273 million pieces of art from over 29 million registered artists and art appreciators”. That’s a lot of art, and its wallpaper collection isn’t anything to sneeze at, with 24 different categories of art to choose from — anything from politics to people, and from minimalist to macabre.
4. I Love Typography – We’re adding this because we actually do love typography, sad as that may be to some of you. You’ll find some minimalist font styles that are definitely not the common wallpaper.
5. Poolga – This well-organized site offers illustrated wallpapers for iPhone retina displays, the new iPhone 5, iPad and iPad retina. The wallpapers are contributed by graphic artists and illustrators.
6. TSeventy – A sister site to Poolga, this features photographs instead of illustrations, sorted for iPhone, iPhone 4 and iPad.
7. iPhone Retina 5 Wallpaper – Wallpapers on this site are categorized and tagged for easy search. A wallpaper rating system allows you to see all of the top-rated wallpapers and download those as well. As a bonus feature, you can preview what the wallpaper would look like on the lock screen and home screen of your iPhone 5.