Microsoft is getting ready to release Windows 10 on July 29 and a brand new operating system needs a brand new desktop wallpaper image. But a basic Windows logo just isn't going to cut it.

Windows 10 Bug ArtMicrosoft enlisted a team of artists to create something special for Windows 10. In a new YouTube video (below), the team shows how they used light and lasers to create the new desktop wallpaper. Led by motion graphics designer Bradley G Munkowitz, the team built two installations in a photography studio in San Francisco to essentially create the Windows logo out of light.

Windows 10 Wallpaper"The project's all about one-point perspective, and looking at the logo itself as a portal that was allowing us to look into space," Munkowitz said. "In order to do that we had to develop some kind of weird techniques, kind of a camera mapping of the logo."

The camera mapping technique allowed the team to "create a volumetric area of light and haze and lasers and projections and little details everywhere lens flares, aberrations," he added.

Munkowitz said a ton of design went into creating the image, and Microsoft encouraged the team to take the project in an experimental direction. The result is a different look than we've seen from Windows before.

"It's very exciting to be an artist in these times where your medium is constantly changing," Munkowitz said. "I love the idea of delivering one perfect, pristine still."

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