Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

* By Smashing Editorial

Desktop wallpapers can serve as an excellent source of inspiration. However, if you use some specific wallpaper for a long period of time, it becomes harder to draw inspiration out of it. That’s why we have decided to supply you with smashing wallpapers over 12 months. And to make them a little bit more distinctive from the usual crowd, we’ve decided to embed calendars for the upcoming month. So if you need to look up some date, isn’t it better to show off a nice wallpaper with a nice calendar instead of launching some default time application?

This post features 75 free desktop wallpapers, created by designers across the globe. Both versions with a calendar and without a calendar can be downloaded for free.

Please notice:

* all images can be clicked and lead to the preview of the wallpaper;
* you can feature your work in our magazine by taking part in our desktop wallpaper calendar series. We are regularly looking for creative designers and artists to be featured on Smashing Magazine. Are you one of them?

So what wallpapers have we received for September 2010?


Desktop wallpapers can serve as an excellent source of inspiration. However, if you use some specific wallpaper for a long period of time, it becomes harder to draw inspiration out of it. That’s why we have decided to supply you with smashing wallpapers over 12 months. And to make them a little bit more distinctive from the usual crowd, we’ve decided to embed calendars for the upcoming month. So if you need to look up some date, isn’t it better to show off a nice wallpaper with a nice calendar instead of launching some default time application?

This post features 75 free desktop wallpapers, created by designers across the globe. Both versions with a calendar and without a calendar can be downloaded for free.

Please notice:

  • all images can be clicked and lead to the preview of the wallpaper;
  • you can feature your work in our magazine by taking part in our desktop wallpaper calendar series. We are regularly looking for creative designers and artists to be featured on Smashing Magazine. Are you one of them?

So what wallpapers have we received for September 2010?

Tension9

“I made a 9 on the fence with nails and woolen to express the tension. It has come to the ninth month of 2010. Still working hardly and stressfully? Take it easy!” Designed by Ssu-Hua Chen from Australia.

Tension9 in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

Autumn Skyview

“Laying on field watching the sky above, leaves are falling, autumn is coming.” Designed by Jaro Mlkvy from Slovakia.

Autumn-skyview in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

Symbian World

“Scene from Symbian World.” Designed by Anna Alfut from UK.

Symbian-world in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

Melancholic Painting

“September always makes me melancholic, not sure why.” Designed by Alex Roman from Romania.

Melancholic-painting in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

Autumn Paper

“Autumn is the season that’s most calming to me. Perfect weather, an array of colors, and a great source of inspiration to designers.” Designed by Bogdan Lazar from Romania.

Autumn-paper in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

Blue Fall

“A fun and intricate Illustration for the month of September inspired by Canadian scenery and the colors of fall” Designed by Avid Muse Design from Canada.

Blue-fall in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

Gold autumn

“When the leaves begin to change it means that autumn comes and schoolyear begins.” Designed by cheloveche.ru from Russia.

Gold-autumn in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

My Daisy

“Do not under estimated the beauty of a little daisy.” Designed by Esther Lau from USA.

My-daisy in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

Colourful Relaxation

“A design based on a photograph by Olivia Bell – I ended up altering it a fair bit, but I just loved the original so I wanted to base a design on it. I hope you like it!” Designed by Sasha Bell from England, UK.

Colourful-relaxation in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

Memorial Tribute

“This wallpaper is a memorial tribute to the heroes of 9-11-2001,remembering the events of that September day and the innocent victims of the whole matter.” Designed by Nishith from India.

Memorial-tribute in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

Summer’s End

“The Month of Ramadan is a time for many in which we fast, worship, and evaluate ourselves in order to strive to become a better person. Summer came and now it is leaving, the month of Ramadan came and now it is also leaving us and so this design is to show the tranquility, beauty, and spirituality of this month but at the same time show the power of these last ten nights.” Designed by Arif Huda (Ihsaan|Fusion) from USA.

Summers End in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

My Chilly Beach

“Although autumn is calling, the beach is still a gorgeous place – even if chilly. Just a little reminder of summer and the fun it has brought – I hope you all have had a lovely summer (or winter for those in Australia etc) and have a wonderful new season, whatever it may be! Happy September :)” Designed by Olivia Bell from England, UK.

My-chilly-beach in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

Hues of Autumn

“As summer turns to fall, we enjoy watching the colors around us change to beautiful shades of orange. Enjoy this fun wallpaper on your desktop this season!” Designed by thunder::tech from USA.

Hues-of-autumn in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

Origami flight

“Grab some paper, fold yourself a plane, and take flight!” Designed by Chris Alexander (Yipori) from England.

Flight in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

Far Far Away

“Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your OWN sunshine. (Anthony J. D’Angelo, The College Blue Book)” Designed by Juanita Ooi from London, UK (Originally Malaysia).

Far-far-away in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

Ending of Summer

“Summer feels like it is truly finishing in the UK, we’ve gone from 20 degree weather to the 12/15′s and have spent an entire week immersed in rain! This photograph was taken during a brief dry spell – I thought it was a good representation of what we’re moving towards? even the grass looks sad!” Designed by Olivia Bell from England, UK.

Ending-of-summer in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

Wake Me Up

“This is how Green Day’s “Wake Me Up When September Ends,” makes me feel.” Designed by Umer Tahir from Canada.

Wake-me-up 1 in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

Love Birds

“Celebrate love and be free. Happy September to everyone!” Designed by Martina Skender from Croatia/Israel.

Love Birds in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

The Browser

“Meet the Browser-The Rockstar of the Internet. Preloaded with vibrant colors, he is all ea_rss to the happenings of the world wide web. Ask him about anything and you’ll get a reply, so quick that will make you go-ogling at him. He is the happening cool dude with a goatee in all the chatrooms, forums and social networks. So Click Him! ;)” Designed by Pixel Pundits from India.

The-browser in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

Back To School

Designed by Irene from Spain.

Back-to-school in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

Wear & Tear

Designed by Christopher Lee from USA.

Wear-and-tear in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

The Cobweb Field

“For a week we were immersed in a cloud. You couldn’t see into the distance at all, it was miserable but it did give us a wonderful chance for this photograph. I titled it “The Cobweb Field” as when I looked closer, it was literally covered in them. Quite amazing! Thank you to my models Sasha Bell and Rosanna Bell, without them this photograph would be empty! Enjoy September Smashing Magazine readers! :D” Designed by Olivia Bell from England, UK.

The-cobweb-field in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

International Day of Peace

“The International Day of Peace, also known as the World Peace Day, occurs annually on September 21. It is dedicated to peace, or specifically the absence of war, such as might be occasioned by a temporary ceasefire in a combat zone. It is observed by many nations, political groups, military groups, and peoples. The first year this holiday was celebrated was 1981.” Designed by Darshan Kore from India.

Day-of-peace in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

Colorado Wildflowers

Designed by Kari Andresen from USA.

Colorado-wildflowers in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

Victorian newspaper

“I am interested in typography and ornamental Victorian style.I wanted to present this calendar as a Victorian newspaper.Je m’int?resse ? la typographie ornementale et de style Victorienne.J’ai voulu pr?senter ce calendrier comme un journal d’?poque Victorienne.” Designed by Sandrine Abraham from Paris, France.

Victorian-newspaper in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

Earth Wind and Fire September

“I was born a hippie at heart and am completely in love with the old Fillmore posters from the 60s and 70s. Have a happy September with this Fillmore-style illustration featuring the lyrics to Earth Wind & Fire’s song “September.” Look closely into the disco lights for lyrics.” Designed by Allison Doty from USA.

Earth-wind-and-fire-september in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

Friends

“Cat and mouse, a contrived action involving constant pursuit, near captures, and repeated escape. We can do better than that, let’s start this month!” Designed by VCO Studios from The Netherlands.

Friends in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

Mexico 1810-2010

“Commemorating Mexico’s bicentennial.” Designed by Alicia Ramirez from Canada/Mexico.

Mexico18102010 in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

Nat 2010

“Nat 2010 stands for Nature 2010. A graphical representation of what nature will become during the start of this years autumn.” Designed by Alec Leigh from France.

Nat in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

Talk like a pirate day

“Ahoy, semptember 19th be th’ speak like a scurvy pirate day. Be a jolly scurvy pirate ‘n on 19th o’ Semptember speak like a scurvy pirate th’ whole day. Gar, Where can I find a bottle o’rum?” Designed by Vladimir Remenar from Croatia.

Talk-like-a-pirate-day in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

Summers End

“Take a look out of my little Forest.” Designed by Christopher Krahlisch from Germany.

Summers-end in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

Mimimi

“It’s September, the Summer will end nearly? Don’t make Mimimi, and appreciate the last summer days.” Designed by Sandra Heinzen from Germany.

Mimimi in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

A Tale

“Un poco de fantas’a no le hace mal a nadie :)” Designed by Srpn from Spain.

Tale in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

Parallel Universe

“The most tolerant ladybug ever :)” Designed by Bruna Šuligoj from Croatia.

Parallel-universe in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

Spring Origami

“Flying origami birds in the spring.” Designed by Paula Laneri from Argentina.

Spring-origami in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

Ramadan Kareem

“I have design this wallpaper for the holy month of Ramadan Kareem.” Designed by Waqas Khna from Pakistan.

Ramadan-kareem 1 in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

Oh Joy

Designed by Valerie Morgan from USA.

Ohjoy in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

Wet

“Raindrops Keep Falling on My Leaves! Photo by Daniel Furtado.” Designed by Wezen Design from Brazil.

Wet in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

Iran Guilan

“Guilan, is one of the provinces of Iran that have very desirable weather with beautiful nature.It lies along the Caspian Sea. This photo shows one of the beauty of this region.” Designed by Arash Zad from IRAN.

Iran-guilan in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

Bridge to reflections

“Autumn is that dreamy time when we remember all the good things happened through the summer.” Designed by Jaro Mlkvy from Slovakia.

Bridge-reflections in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

Meditation

“We just got back from a camping trip where we spent severaldays in a tent, surrounded by redwood trees. It’s easy to forget there’s aworld outside our computer monitor sometimes, a world with only the noise ofwater dripping onto leaves and gentle breezes, a world that isn’t dividedinto pixels and margins. It’s important, sometimes, to take a step away fromthe blue haze of our monitors and step into the real world just to keep ourown sanity.” Designed by Arcane Palette Creative Design from USA.

Meditation in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

Back to School

“When I would get a little bored in class I would doodle these little characters on my notebooks. Now that I am no longer in school, I still find myself doodling whenever I’m brainstorming for a project or need a little break from what I’m working on.” Designed by Amy Vitale from Gilbert, AZ USA.

Back-to-school in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

Wake me up when September… ends

“A little friend hibernating. When the right time comes, he will rise & shine again.” Designed by Alecsandru Grigoriu from Romania.

Wake-me-up in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

SeptembARR

“Just a little something for Talk Like a Pirate Day!” Designed by Carly Dybka from Canada.

Septembarr in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

Sweet September

“My last September was so sweet with lots of memories with my best friend. So i decided to design a wallpaper for her. And here it is…” Designed by Aswani from India.

Sweetseptember in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

Chestnut

Designed by Barney from Slovakia.

Chestnut in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

Cool Cat

“A literal wallpaper, this is an illustration of the coolest cat: the one and only, James Dean.” Designed by 3 Roads Media from USA.

Cool Cat in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

Domo At The Playground

“I ❤ Domo.” Designed by Anca Varsandan from Romania.

Domo-at-the-playground in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

Sweet September

“This is one of my first shots on the new Canon EOS 500D DSLR.Actually, raspberries grown in my garden,so I decided to photographthem a little. I hope you enjoy it.” Designed by Dominik Levytskyi from Ukraine.

Sweet-september in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

Why Autumn

“A little reason for Autumn, From morocco… with love !” Designed by Adil Fattoumy from Morocco.

Why-autumn in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

Landscape in Santa Catarina

“Winter in South America” Designed by Marco Aurelio Fevereiro from Brazil.

Landscapeinsantacatarina in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

September Space

“Beautiful space wallpaper with desktop calendar of September 2010” Designed by Sagar from Bangladesh.

Space in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

Hello September

“Say Bye to summer, September is here.” Designed by Jaro Mlkvy from Slovakia.

Hello-september in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

New Season

Designed by Eugenie Huard from California, USA.

New-season in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

Going to seed

“September calendar celebrates Autumn and nature Going To Seed. “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf’s a flower. – Albert Camus”” Designed by Kim Carney from USA.

Going-to-seed in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

Hanging

“Random Idea…” Designed by Kris Koubaddy from United States.

Hanging in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

Welcome Autumn.

“Let’s give a big welcome to Autumn that will begin in September!” Designed by Marco Palma from Germany.

Welcome-autumn in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

Umbrella

“Don’t forget to take your umbrella with you in September. Actually this is more what August was like in Germany.” Designed by Martin Kolb from Germany.

Umbrella in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

Happy Place

Designed by Kasper Nordkvist from Denmark.

Happy-place in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

Time to Design

“The summer is ending, everyone is going back to school/work and the weather is starting to change. But this can be a good thing because now we have a good excuse to stay inside and start designing beautful things. Designed by: Robin de Jong from The Netherlands” Designed by Robin de Jong from Netherlands.

Time To Design in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

Back to School

“To grow up, meet new friends and learn life.” Designed by Eugenie Huard from California, USA.

Back-to-school 1 in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

Ramadan Kareem

“Eid ul-Fitr, This happy festival marks the end of the fast of Ramadan which is the Islamic month of fasting. I designed this wallpaper to dedicate my design for the month of Ramadan kareem.” Designed by Vanshika Wadhwani from Bahrain.

Ramadan-kareem in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

Welcome Ramadan

“Wallpaper I made on the holy occasion of Ramadan.” Designed by Taghreed Alhaqbani from Saudi Arabia.

Ahlan-ramadan in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

Star

“Never Forget.” Designed by Eric Hooper from USA.

Star in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

Kitchen Hymns

“During my time at NYSC, I was inspired abotu learning and observing a culture very new to me. Specifically was the body dimensions of ladies from the Southern part of Nigeria was something I want to hold dear to memory – not that I stare at them, but some things can not hide for long. This artwork shows a typical African lady having a swell time at the kitchen.” Designed by Aroyewun Babajide from Nigeria.

Kitchen Hymns in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

Falling Leaves

“As the air turns crisp and the leaves begin to change, use this desktop to give yourself a picturesque reminder of autumn.” Designed by fifty2forty8 studios from USA.

Falling-leaves in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

Note for Dad

“A simple reminder to all Dads to go home early :)” Designed by Aswani from India.

Note4dad in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

Afternoon Bike

“Afternoon Bike” Designed by emily shirley from USA.

Bike in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

Sunshine

“Awesome autumn sunset, shoot in Norway just a few days ago.The photo was made at around 10 p.m. withvery little editing done to it, just to make the color pop a little more and remove a jet line.” Designed by Nistor Mihai from Romania.

Sunshine in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

When leaves leave…

“September…when leaves leave…” Designed by Vy Phan from United Kingdom.

When-leaves-leave in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

Inspirations

“A simple calendar hope you guys like it, i got the inspiration from a photo-manipulated imageIf you guys want to change anything or have any suggestions please let me know.Free to use but mention my name.” Designed by Qayum Khan from Afghanistan.

Inspirations in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

Seagull Days

“A view from the Head Island Causeway in Boston’s South Shore. Photo-traced.” Designed by Nate Green from USA.

Seagull-days in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

Zzzz..!

“The illustration was created as a booklet for A Nursery Center, so, I used the sameillustration on the cover for a wallpaper.” Designed by Fatima Alghafli from Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Zzzz in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

Through the window

“I always look up my windows when I am tired of starring the computer screen. It reminds me the weather outside at the moment or the time to eat dinner. I clipped off the word “September” from news paper and pasted it to my window, which notices me that it’s already September.” Designed by Ssu-Hua Chen from Australia.

Through-the-window in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

Layover

Designed by Megan Smith from USA.

Layover in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

Join in next month!

Please notice that we respect the ideas and motivation behind artists’ work which is why we’ve given artists full freedom to explore their creativity and express emotions and experience through their works. And this is also why the themes of the wallpapers weren’t anyhow influenced by us, but designed from scratch by the artists themselves.

Thanks to all designers for participation. Join in next month!

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