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Stampede Wallpapers 2013: #WeAreCalgary Edition

Every July since 2009, Armadillo Studios has been crafting a set of humourous wallpapers to celebrate the always endearing “Calgary Exhibition and Stampede”:http://www.calgarystampede.com/. For better or worse, The Calgary Stampede is one of the defining elements of Calgary’s culture and identity. For many of us, it’s a huge aspect of our city’s stereotype and indentity and because of which it is always ripe for some good old fashioned ribbin’. And as I have done for the past few years, early last week I put out a call for sone witty suggestions for this year’s editions of the Wallpapers. We got sone great ideas and we had come up with a few witty ones ourselves.

Then “last week happened”:http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/story/2013/06/25/calgary-flood-economic-impact.html.

With a province and a city literally decimated by mother nature’s wrath and thousands of people looking to rebuild and regroup from the devistation, making fun of the Stampede just doesn’t seem right this year.

Now many are already debating whether or not the Calgary Stampede should actually take place this year, with less than ten days from the parade kick-off. But like the “Calgary Stampede organizing committee”:http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/calgary-stampede-will-go-ahead-come-hell-or-high-water-president-1.1339295 and “many others”:http://metronews.ca/voices/krause-encounters/717057/why-the-calgary-stampede-must-go-on/, I believe that the city needs the Stampede (in whatever capacity possible) this year more than ever. After times of disaster and crisis, communities need a rallying point. A few months ago, Boston needed the Bruins and a few years ago New Orleans rallied around the Saints. This is why at this time, the city needs the Stampede. Now for most cities, putting on something like the Stampede is a gigantic and daunting task, to do it after the largest disaster to hit the region in over a hundred years would be near impossible for most communities. But this Calgary and it’s a beautiful beast of a city.

If anyone can do this, it’s Calgary and the amazing people of this city.

So in solidarity with the rebuilding of our beloved city and the great spirt of the thousands of volunteers and people all over this province, we’ve created a special Stampede Wallpaper this year.

The Stampede… It’ll take more than an epic flood to stop this party

The Stampede… It'll take more than an epic flood to stop this party

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Old Cowboy Version

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*Now*, If you do decide download the wallpaper *please consider* donating to the “Canadian Red Cross on behalf of Flood victims”:http://www.redcross.ca/Donate/Donate-Online/Donate-to-the-Alberta-Floods or joining the “yycHelps.ca”:http://www.yychelps.ca/ project, spend sometime with your neighbours cleaning out or even pick-up “the Hell or High Water T-shirt”:http://store.calgarystampede.com/products/hell-or-high-water or buy “The Nenshi Bad Portraits Print”:http://badportraitproject.com/floodrelief.cfm. Let’s all band together and make rebuild this city.

*For those looking for the lighter versions* feel free to download the wallpapers from “2011”:http://www.armadillostudios.ca/stampede-wallpapers-2011-carnies-edition/ or “2012”:http://www.armadillostudios.ca/stampede-wallpapers-2012-stampede-centennial-edition/.

Stampede Wallpapers 2012: Stampede Centennial Edition

For the past three years Team Armadillo has been showcasing our undying Calgary pride by putting together a collection of tongue-in-cheek Stampede Themed Desktop and iPhone wallpapers. So with the 100th edition of the Calgary Exhibition & Stampede officially kicking off in a few days, we couldn’t help but take another run at our annual tradition.

So Team Armadillo is back with *four brand spanking new designs* (including the always popular Twitter design for the #yyc crowd) and we also have iPhone/iPod Touch compatible designs. Similar to previous year’s editions, the designs leverage “Veer’s amazing Calgary Font”:http://www.veer.com/products/typedetail.aspx?image=UMT0000326 and elements of “GoMedia’s Western Vector Pack”:http://gomedia.us/arsenal/#set9.

So for your enjoyment here are The 2012 Armadillo Stampede Wallpapers!

Nashville North… April Babies!

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Can’t Sleep… Rodeo Clowns Will Eat Me!

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Mechanical Bulls… Breaking Bones and Bruising Egos since 1930

Mechanical Bulls... Breaking Bones and Bruising Egos since 1930

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#YAAAHOOOO! #stampede100

yaaahooo!!! Centennial

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*A very special thank you goes to Jamie, Dan, Nathan & Louis for their great suggestions this year. We changed them up a bit, but to thank you we’ll be send you a batch of our brand spanking new stickers!*

Happy Centennial Stampede Everyone

Stampede Wallpapers 2011: Carnies Edition

It’s well known that Team Armadillo is unapologetically proud to be Calgarian. So with the 2011 edition of the Calgary Exhibition & Stampede officially kicking off today, we thought it was time revive our much loved *Stampede Desktop Wallpapers*.

This year we’ve kicked our designs up a notch.

Instead of two we now have four brand spanking new designs (including a Twitter design for the #yyc crowd) and we also have iPhone/iPod Touch compatible designs. Similar to last year, the designs leverage “Veer’s amazing Calgary Font”:http://www.veer.com/products/typedetail.aspx?image=UMT0000326 (Civic pride for the win?) and “GoMedia’s Western Vector Pack”:http://gomedia.us/arsenal/#set9.

So for your enjoyment here are The 2011 Armadillo Stampede Wallpapers!

Stampede Wallpaper - The ZZZZZIPPER

The zzzZipper! Built by Carnies… Held Together By Love!

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Calgary Stampede Wallpaper 2011 - Scewdrivers at 8am.

Screwdrivers at 8am… GIDDY-UP!

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Calgary Stampede Wallpapers 2012 - Bolo Ties...

Bolo Ties… The Original Hipster Accessory!

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#YAAAHOOO #yyc

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*A very special thank you goes to Jamie Rennie & Louis Ducharme for their great suggestions this year. We changed them up a bit, but to thank you we’ll be send you a batch of our brand spanking new stickers!*

Happy Stampede Everyone

Stampede Wallpapers 2010: Real Pancakes Edition

Being that Team Armadillo is unapologetically proud to be Calgarian, we thought it was time to do something a little special for Stampede. So what better way to celebrate the greatest outdoor show on earth, then to create a new set of Desktop Wallpapers.

So for everyone’s enjoyment here is the 2010 Edition of our Calgary Stampede wallpaper collection. (By the way these new wallpapers predominantly feature “Veer’s custom Calgary Font”:http://www.veer.com/products/typedetail.aspx?image=UMT0000326 and “GoMedia’s Western Vector Pack”:http://gomedia.us/arsenal/#set9.)

Real Pancakes contain Bacon

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Mini Donuts… Sugary Carny Crack

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If you have any other _slogan_ suggestions, feel free to leave a message in the comments. If they’re funny enough, we’ll make another batch of wallpapers.

*Happy Stampede Everyone*

Holiday Cheer! New Wallpaper For All

To celebrate the upcoming Holiday season, Armadillo Studios is releasing a new festive wallpaper for your desktop.

Yes, feel free to celebrate Christmas with Milo (Our playful Armadillo mascot) and the Armadillo Team, by sprucing up your “Windows XP or Mac desktop”:http://www.flickr.com/photos/ctoverdrive/3068031565/ or even one of the lucky few with the “Bumptop Desktop Application”:http://www.flickr.com/photos/ctoverdrive/3068868934/in/photostream/.

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So feel free join us in the holiday spirit and download our latest desktop.

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With that we wish you and yours all the best over the Holiday Season and a fantastic 2009.

The Armadillo Team.

Stampede Wallpapers 2008: YEE-HAW!

Well, since it is the first week in July and we just happen to be proud Calgarians; we here at Armadillo thought it would be a good idea to spread some of Alberta’s famous western hospitality.

So for everyone’s enjoyment here is our free Calgary Stampede wallpaper, which features “Veer’s custom Calgary Font”:http://www.veer.com/products/typedetail.aspx?image=UMT0000326 and “GoMedia’s Western Vector Pack”:http://gomedia.us/arsenal/#set9.

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Oh my! Free Armadillo WallPaper!

So it’s been a while since we had a little fun on the old Armadillo Corporate Blog. So we thought we’d whip up a little treat for our clients and regular readers.

That’s right we’ve created a our first official Armadillo Studios Inc. Wallpaper featuring our own little mascot Millo.

That’s right our first official wallpaper! And if things go right we’ll whip up a few more over the next few weeks.

So if you want our good friend Millo on your desktop just download him below.

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