Red T Peter Nguyen splash

On our tenth anniversary for Wallpapers of the Week, I took a simplistic design and a simplistic subject matter as the focus of this week’s offering. Of course, there is nothing simple about the upcoming week for Apple news and fans the world round.

We are on the edge of iPhone history, when Tuesday, the newly planned models will be announced. Earlier this week, iDB highlighted excellent September 10 event wallpapers by Bas van der Ploeg and linked to another set designed by a community standard, Surenix.

In the meantime, we are happy to feature a new set of walls to hold everyone over until the excitement begins…


Over the past nine weeks, I have featured amazing graphic artists that hand created wallpapers perfect for iOS. A majority of the first featured artists have large portfolios and a lot of experience manipulating beautiful pixels. In a turn toward true simplicity, this week I am featuring “artist” Peter Nguyen. When I first received the following walls, I really enjoyed the slight color variations. Asking Nguyen how exactly he managed to create the images, I was quite shocked at his creativity.

The following images are pictures of Nguyen’s t-shirts! The ultimate in simplicity, Nguyen took a close up snapshot of his t’s and cut them to the appropriate resolution. Voila!

Red T Peter Nguyen Preview  Green T Peter Nguyen Preview

iPhone 5: Red; Green


Maybe your t-shirts are awesome too. Send over your wallpaper submissions directly to me for consideration. I receive many images each week and make sure to consider them all. However, with the number of submissions, we cannot spend time resizing them for posting.

For future submissions, please send at least two different wallpapers and ensure the resolution perfectly matches at least one specific Apple device. For example, iPhone 5 is 640×1136 or iPad retina is 2048×2048. Simply submitting pictures taken with a camera or iPhone is not acceptable for full consideration. To make it easy, send me a tweet @jim_gresham or embed the image in an email to I look forward to seeing your walls!


As with most posts, I receive many complaints about not hosting the images for iPhone 4/S or iPad 2/mini or retina. First, an iPhone 5 image will fit an iPhone 4/S. Also, an iPad retina wallpaper will fit an iPad 2/mini. Double tap the image and it will scale appropriately to the smaller resolution screen.

When it comes to other devices, I post the images that were submitted. Therefore, if I feature an iPhone 5 wallpaper and not an iPad image, that is because the artist did not submit alternative device resolutions. If I receive images for all devices, be sure, they will all be linked in the article.

To download the images above, tap the corresponding color link. Once the full resolution loads, tap and hold the image. A menu will prompt you to save a copy to the Camera Roll. Setting the image as wallpaper can be accomplished through the or directly from the Camera Roll. If using a desktop, download the full resolution image to the iTunes sync folder.

What do you think about these crafty T-Shirt wallpapers?

  • Prasoon Singh

    Only two wallpapers this week? I can easily create the orange wallpaper in Photoshop.

    • Guest

      then do it 🙂

      • Prasoon Singh

        I did something similar. It’s up on my deviantart page.

      • Felipe Queiroz Drumond

        Calm down guys!

      • Guest

        Just did.

      • Guest

        i made this by putting my finger on the iphone camera and facing it to the sun light and voila without any effort

      • Rave Farid

        i made this by putting my finger on the iphone camera and facing it to the sun light and voila without any effort or photoshope trikes

    • Question

      Easily make wallpapers just blur the crap out of them ;D

      • Moi

        But how to do that ? Help me , I’ve been trying to do that since ios 7 announcement !

      • Question

        Lol what to blur the wallpaper? i used this app called blur

      • Moi

        I tried to do it on PC so …

      • ax3ko74

        Bokeh lens also does it

      • Jem Roxas

        iPad mini version of this please! And iPhone 4S please! Thanks. 🙂

    • Question

      This app

      • Moi


  • Jimothy

    Why not cover the DIY jailbreak?

  • chumawumba

    It would look better with textures

  • Willie

    Hi, any minimalistic icons or logos wallpaper would be nice!! Keep it up with all these wallpapers!! I love them.

  • Guest

    Desktop Version?

    • JimGresham

      Read the entire post.

  • Jeff Ramirez

    Surprisingly, I’m not a fan of this week’s wallpapers, despite them being cropped out pictures of t-shirts…

  • Question

    Easily make wallpapers lol just blur the crap out of them

    • Taf Khan

      This still does it for me, it’s my take on the Maverick image, it’s been enhanced further, even more of the northern lights effect.

  • Michael Crabtree

    Read looks to weird on iOS 7 green is good though

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  • Khalil awada

    check mine looks awesome on lock screen with transparent keys on ios7 😀

  • Andrew Roth

    I submitted my sports walls but I have yet to hear back. Sorry guys. Last I heard they couldn’t feature it because it was i5 only but mine had about three for every team in the NFL. If you want them featured please vote up and let them know! 🙂 Here’s a couple as an example:

    • OrphanNonFostered

      Oh man, I’d love to get some seahawks or browns wallpapers like this. They look great

      • Andrew Roth

        Here you go:

      • OrphanNonFostered

        Sweet! Thank you! Using one already

    • OrphanNonFostered

      Actually my girlfriend was wondering if you wouldn’t mind putting up a green bay one as well. She’s a cheesehead

      • Andrew Roth

        Sure thing! Here you go:

      • OrphanNonFostered

        You’re the man! Thank you again

    • Charley Harper

      Denver Broncos whould be nice!

      • Andrew Roth

        Heard back last night so I kind of doubt they want me to keep posting them here. Sorry. As far as I can tell, they should be featured in a week or two.

  • M Last

    really nice
    for iPad retina?

  • George Yfantopoulos

    Y u no make for 4s?

    • Umut Bilgiç

      Holy crap dude read the post D: xD

  • andy

    Very nice wallpapers!!! 😀 thanks

  • Huntz

    A few of mine:

  • unknown

    Detroit Lions?

  • NoahMaranesi

    It’d be good to see iOS 7 resolution wallpapers (744×1398 pixels) soon!