You can tell a lot about someone by their computer desktop wallpaper. Proud parents often have a favorite photo of their child. Pet owners often do the same with their furry friends. Others like to adorn their screen with vacation photos, favorite movie characters, or sports stars. I veer toward the abstract...
Some of you might already be acquainted with music label, Ghostly International. Their fine stable of musicians focus on the electronic and experimental, oftentimes with a cross-pollination between visual artists, designers, and musicians all pushing the boundaries of technology aurally and visually. Example: Ghostly offers an app, Ghostly Discovery, matching music from their catalog to the listener's mood, with a navigation system based upon emotion coordinated colors (a desktop web app is also available).
Above are ten of my favorite dark desktop wallpapers from Ghostly, with many more offered for download by artists and designers, Michael Cina, Andy Gilmore, Sougwen Chung, in glorious 2560x1440 pixel resolution.
I tend to gravitate toward desktop wallpapers in the darker, subtle contrast range...ironic, considering I'm a sunshine and outdoors-loving personality with a strong affinity for color otherwise. I find desktop like these are easier on the eyes over the span of a day, less distracting.
(Images: Ghostly International)