Wallpaper Weekends: Apple Celebrates Chinese New Year With Exclusive Wallpapers

Posted in iPad, iPhone, Mac on 07/01/2017 by Chris Hauk

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Apple is celebrating the 2017 Chinese New Year, (year of the rooster), by offering an exclusive collection of wallpapers from five young Chinese artists that offer new interpretations of traditional Chinese New Year Nianhua folk art. The first day of the Chinese New Year is January 28, 2017.

Wallpaper Weekends: Apple Celebrates Chinese New Year With Exclusive Wallpapers

Discover and enjoy new interpretations of traditional Chinese New Year Nianhuafolk art. Using Apple products with various apps, five young Chinese artists reinvent classic motifs to deliver new year blessings with a contemporary twist.

Featured artists include Victo Ngai, Eszter Chen, Zhou Fan, Ye Hongxing, and Jiang Shan. Apple’s web page offers up background information for each piece of art. The wallpapers were created using the MacBook Pro, iPad Pro, (and Apple Pencil), and the iMac. Software used to create the art include Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator on the Mac, and Procreate for the iPad.

Apple’s site offers download links for all of the art, to be used as wallpaper on Apple devices, and also information such as the date and location when each artist’s work will be features at a Chinese Apple retail store.

For more information, and to view and download the Chinese New Year-themed wallpapers, visit the Apple Website.


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