We limited the palette to the core Google brand colors with pops of neutral gray. Kleiner maintained the mathematical precision of the original paperscapes, but decreased the scale, making the geometry slightly more complex. We added dimensionality and depth by using materials like colored water to create troughs, and grainy powders to suggest pixelation.
To create a robust and thoughtful visual language, imagery needs to be considered as thoughtfully as the graphic UX elements. This allows users to intuitively understand our products and know that they are in a space that has been thought through down to every last detail. Kleiner’s abstract photographs share the spirit of the Material Design system, while adding a new dimension of interest by drawing from different artistic disciplines and artfully blur the boundaries between illustration, photography, and design with his unique visual style.
To celebrate the launch of Marshmallow, we are sharing two exclusive wallpapers: