I really liked making this week’s Tech Meets Books wallpaper. I met the very cool Eric Smith at BEA this year and got a signed copy of The Geek’s Guide to Dating. I somehow made small talk about Philly, which was a feat because I tend to be unintelligible when I meet authors.
Philly holds a special place in my heart and it’s so great seeing it change for the better in the past decade. Philly is also where the Quirk Books headquarters is, so I was filled with a lot of Philly-love at once. (On an unrelated note, if you’re ever in the area, Omoi Zakka on Pine St. and S. 16th St in downtown Philly is a design/Japan lover’s delight. They have so many pretty, whimsical things from stationery to daily items such as alarm clocks. If you’re not, they have an online store as well.)
The Geek’s Guide to Dating is a cute book filled with dating advice skewed toward geeks (including book lovers) and the dating advice is practical. It was incredibly fun to read and I loved how there were 8-bit illustrations throughout the book.
And as usual, I made a wallpaper inspired by the book and I wanted to do something with 8-bit, which I’ve never really done before. I hope you like the wallpaper!
Link to download The Geek’s Guide to Dating desktop wallpaper
Background pattern via Subtle Patterns