What inspires you and how do you envision the design for your business?
We're looking for a new default wallpaper to use in our upcoming release Netrunner 16 - Ozymandias.
All Netrunner releases are based on a codename, and the wallpaper for each release should reflect that thematically somehow.
So with Netrtunner 16, we'd like to see something that fits "Ozymandias", either directly or indirectly on an abstract level.
Having said that, one doesn't actually need Egypt Ramses/Ozymandias mandatory statue, but can also depict anything from ancient/babylonian pre-AD times, or mix symbols or items with scifi like in Stargate :) Really anything goes that captures the essence and sparks imagination of that themeing.
Besides that, a good wallpaper should always primarily be usable as a background, that means not to interfere too much with possible icons or widgets on the desktop.
The Netrunner logo may or may not be part of the wallpaper, but if used, try skip any text and make it appear well integrated and/or placed non-distractive.
All components of the wallpaper need to be made by yourself or used with the permission of the original author.
The background needs to look nice with a high resolution (1920x1200 is the minimum standard).
Your creation is protected by copyright and we will not use it without your consent, yet it would be nice to be able to try out any wallpaper design ourselves to know if it actually works as a background, as it's extremely hard for us to tell from just looking at some picture.
Also note that for the winning design, we'll require access to individual layers and/or vectorial components of your wallpaper.
As we will include more than the default wallpaper in Netrunner 16, we may still think to buy other designs, too. Since the winning prize is 549,-EUR we would deal with any artist on an individual base.
Good luck to all and please do not hesitate to ask questions!