Rainmeter Vitruvian Man Suite For Windows 7
Well after some time my creation is complete, my pièce de résistance if you will. I have always enjoyed Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man sketch along with his other works. To that end I wanted to create a Rainmeter suite for the Windows 7 & 8 desktop that incorporated the Vitruvian Man sketch as the main background.
The Vitruvian Man is a world-renowned drawing created by Leonardo da Vinci around the year 1487. It is accompanied by notes based on the work of the famed architect, Vitruvius. The drawing, which is in pen and ink on paper, depicts a male figure in two superimposed positions with his arms and legs apart and simultaneously inscribed in a circle and square.
The drawing is based on the correlations of ideal human proportions with geometry described by the ancient Roman architect Vitruvius in Book III of his treatise De Architectura. Vitruvius described the human figure as being the principal source of proportion among the Classical orders of architecture. Other artists had attempted to depict this concept, with less success. Leonardo’s drawing is traditionally named in honor of the architect.
While usually a fan of dark suites and themes I find this one to be pleasing and tried to stay true to the original color palette found in Da Vinci’s sketch. The hardest decision was deciding on which font I would use, in the end I chose Rabiohead by Jakob Fischer. In my opinion the font gave this Rainmeter suite it’s finishing touch. You can view a screenshot of my Windows 7 desktop using the suite at the top of this post.
Using the Rainmeter 1.2 export program Rainstaller and the .rmskin format I offer you the Vitruvian Man Suite. The Rainstaller utility allows me to include the addons and themes along with the skin in a single .rmskin package. The suite can then be installed by you with just a double click. I included the Rabiohead font separately so you can install it into Windows 7 if you wish.
This suite was designed for 1280 x 1024 desktops. It can be used for other resolutions just move the skins and arrange the background as you wish. As there any many different variables in Rainmeter usage and computer configurations this Rainmeter suite may or may not work flawlessly for everyone. Some skins will need you to add your information, i.e. feed readers, email and media players. Any feedback is appreciated and will help me as I move on to my next creative endeavor. All credit to skin authors and any I may have missed.
Hope you enjoy!