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Dynamic wallpaper by Tommy Parker has been shortlisted for the World Illustration Awards

By December 12, 2019No Comments

WIA2019 is the most prestigious celebration of illustration globally. The World Illustration Awards continues the AOI’s tradition of delivering an annual illustration competition which has run in various forms for over 40 years. It is delivered by the AOI in partnership with the Directory of Illustration.


The World Illustration Awards are respected by illustrators, commissioners and agents alike, offering a comprehensive insight into the ideas, trends and techniques that are at the forefront of illustration today.

Dynamic wallpaper
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Tommy Parker was our Special Guest during Batch No. 3 and created the dynamic wallpaper for macOS Mojave users along with other amazing illustrations specially for 21wallpaper.


By Tommy Parker on WIA:

“21wallpaper asked me to make a set of wallpapers with the theme being very open. I wanted to experiment with the idea of doing a dynamic wallpaper for macOS, a wallpaper that changes with the position of the sun, as it was relatively new at the time and I hadn’t seen an illustrated one that had already been done.

The technical side involved a lot of trial and error as I had to find the correct altitude and azimuth data of the sun for the image so it would match the conditions in real time. Luckily there was a script to get me started made by Marcin Czachurski but was aimed at users with photos in set locations.”

Special thanks to Synergy.


Tommy Parker


Tommy Parker is an illustrator based in Exeter, UK. He likes to use a mix of bold colours and rough textures to create playful characters and conceptual illustrations.