Apple’s Chinese New Year wallpapers

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The iDownloadBlog Wallpapers of the Week section aims to bring you stunning, photo quality images every Sunday for your favorite iOS devices. Today, we feature an official Apple set of Chinese New Year wallpapers, by five Chinese artists, who place their modern impressions upon traditional Nianhua folk art. Get ready to celebrate on January 27 and 28!

The five image collection is hosted via Apple and available for iPhone, iPad, and desktop. All original works of art, step inside for your downloads.

Official Apple Chinese New Year wallpaper

As a side: it is interesting these wallpapers are exactly the dimension of the device screens, 1920 x 1080 for iPhone, 2732 x 2732 for iPad Pro, and 2880 x 1800 for desktop (and no 4k or 5k). There is always an open debate about the iOS wallpaper parallax effect for images and what creators should make the canvas size, when creating an original. While these images are from Apple, the company gives us no leads on what the perfect wallpaper size should be, if you are hoping to give margin for screen tilting, parallax effects.

The following image was created by Victo Ngai, using a MacBook Pro, iPad Pro, Apple Pencil and Procreate. This is an interpretation of the Chinese belief that good luck follows happiness. According to Apple “she used Apple Pencil in the Procreate app on iPad Pro to sketch, then moved to MacBook Pro to compose and color the design.”


Download “Lucky Rooster:” iPhone; iPad; desktop (2880 x 1800)

The following image was created by Eszter Chen using iMac, MacBook Pro, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator to depict a modern day Chinese New Year Eve dinner. “Working directly on iMac with Adobe Photoshop, Ester created fun characters with a childlike quality in her signature style of detailed block-print patterns and bright colors.”


Download “Joyful Reunions:” iPhone; iPad; desktop (2880 x 1800)

The following image was created by Zhou Fan, first using hand-painted images. Fan “then multiplied and overlapped them using Adobe Photoshop on MacBook Pro to create a surreal image of a plentiful harvest that captures the spirit of bountiful blessings.”


Download “Rich Harvest:” iPhone; iPad; desktop (2880 x 1800)

The following image was created by Ye Hongxing is a “surprising work that combines a conventional new year motif with contemporary objects.” Initially utilizing Adobe Photoshop on MacBook Pro, “she then worked directly on the canvas, adding a variety of colorful stickers.”


Download “Peaceful Home:” iPhone; iPad; desktop (2880 x 1800)

The following image was created by Jiang Shan, depicting new year fish in a bold update. The symbol of blessing was drafted on paper, colored and enhanced in Adobe Photoshop, then touched-up in Adobe Illustrator.


Download “Fortune Flows:” iPhone; iPad; desktop (2880 x 1800)

Our Wallpapers of the Week section is curated from images that are submitted or tipped to me. Alternately, I always have my eye out for great, photo quality images! Catch up with me via @jim_gresham for conversation, mid-week wallpapers, or to send something my way.