Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: November 2010

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

This post features 50 free desktop wallpapers, created by designers across the globe for November 2010. Both versions with a calendar and without a calendar can be downloaded for free.


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

This post features 50 free desktop wallpapers, created by designers across the globe for November 2010. Both versions with a calendar and without a calendar can be downloaded for free.

Please notice:

  • all images can be clicked on 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 November 2010?

Rose Petal

“Don’t underestimate the true beauty of a single dried rose petal….” Designed by Thuy Truong.

Rose Petal 44 in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: November 2010

Infinite Space

“Infinite Space… Inspired by the infinite beauty of our universe” Designed by Natanael Fernandez from Santo Domingo, Rep. Dominicana.

Infinite Space 85 in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: November 2010

Flying

“I’d like to fly away to warm countries for winter.” Designed by Marta Miazek from Poland.

Flying 90 in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: November 2010

Pink Morning

“Some watercolor, inspiration and good mood!” Designed by Oxana Kostromina from Poland/Russia.

Pink Morning 45 in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: November 2010

UX cake

Designed by WitFlow from Poland.

Ux Cake 69 in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: November 2010

Symbian World

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

Symbian World 23 in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: November 2010

Favourite Pair

“Ps. Thank you to Olivia Bell and Rosanna Bell for modelling.” Designed by Sasha Bell from England, UK.

Favourite Pair 78 in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: November 2010

Fall into Place

“Photos from a damp, autumn day.” Designed by Laurice Solomon from Canada.

Fall Into Place 2 in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: November 2010

Enjoy the creative process

“November will surely be rainy for most of us. Hopefully you’ll remember to take a glimpse through the window, at least a virtual one. This wallpaper also features great free font called Franchise.” Designed by Lucijan Blagonic from Croatia.

Enjoy The Creative Process 9 in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: November 2010

Thanks For Giving

Designed by Graphic from USA.

Thanks For Giving 21 in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: November 2010

Bon Voyage

“And in the morning I’ll be goneFor other towns and other livesI’ll catch the first train, bag in hand. And I won’t miss you, and you won’t cry.” Designed by Yellowbook from South Korea.

Bon Voyage 24 in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: November 2010

Fallen Leaves

“You know Autumn has arrived when the leaves have fallen, and it rains? Have a great November everybody!” Designed by Olivia Bell from England, UK.

Fallen Leaves 87 in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: November 2010

Heavy Equipment

“In the vicinity of Zürich, the company hosted a field test with the new machine and presented the first diesel electrical chain dozer. The Caterpillar D7E Dozer is the November motif of the Heavy Equipment Calendar 2010.Weight: 25,7 Tons/ Performance: 175kW (238 PS) / Motor: Caterpillar with capacity 9,3 l / Location: Zürich, Swiitzerland” Designed by Bauforum24 from Germany.

Heavy Equipment 80 in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: November 2010

Reprieve

“Watching nature prepare to go to sleep for the winter. The beauty of the process deserves a closer look. The austerity of a branch without its leaves and a leaf’s exposed skeleton. All for us to marvel at in this season of change.” Designed by Kim Carney from USA.

Reprieve 60 in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: November 2010

High Treason

“After a bit of plotting and planning we decided we would use the British tradition of Bonfire Night and create something explosive for the desktops of Smashing Magazine’s followers for the month of November, so here it is, “High Treason” — inspired by the ultimate raving lunatic (Guy Fawkes) and crafted in a digital masterpiece!” Designed by Fluid Creativity from England.

High Treason 33 in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: November 2010

One Big Heart of Ours

Designed by Sasha Bell from England, UK.

One Big Heart Of Ours 43 in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: November 2010

November Tree

Designed by Christine Bradway from United States.

November Tree 70 in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: November 2010

Autumn with gecko

“Graphics made in Illustrator and Photoshop, combining nature elements, like classic autumm leaves with a more exotic and unexpected little gecko. Its purpose is to create an athmosphere of mystery and stillness, before the harsh winter strikes.” Designed by Diana Samoila from Romania.

Autumm With Gecko 86 in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: November 2010

Mechanical Month

Designed by Lemonsquash from france.

Mechanical Month 65 in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: November 2010

Lonely White Guardian

“It’s almost winter and there’s only one thing stopping it from coming down the mountains and into the plains. This lonely white guardian struggling to keep the freezing snow at bay. Special thanks to Mikhail Dudarev for the photo.” Designed by Bogdan Lazar from Romania.

Lonely White Guardian 25 in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: November 2010

Calaca for El d’a de Muertos

“This illustration was created to celebrate the day of dead in the Hispanic countries and reflects the joy of those who celebrates the life through the death.” Designed by Celsiuspictor from Spain.

Calaca 38 in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: November 2010

Autumn Fun

“After a happy cold and colourful afternoon, with the wet smell of earth filling my senses, we were walking home, for a hot chocolate, and with all these familliar feelings that sweet image got in my mind, and then I decided… I had to draw it!” Designed by Alkminnie Nestoridou from Greece.

Autumnfun 9 in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: November 2010

Expectation

Designed by Jaro Mlkvy from Slovakia.

Expectation 74 in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: November 2010

November Rain

“Every night I look down this street, because I’m attracted to color and shape of the newly constructed gas station. This is the most beautiful street in my town, with plenty of benches and alleys. Walking along this street You can relax a lot, and forget all the problems. By day it is very noisy, because the school is close to the street, but in the evening – becoming very quiet and lovely. When it starts raining, the street is just Yours.” Designed by Edis Selimovic from Bosnia and Herzegovina.

November Rain 64 in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: November 2010

Hendrix Fire Lyrics Micrography

“Hendrix micrography themed wallpaper, based on the “Fire” lyrics. Micrography is an ancient art of drawing shapes based on letters.” Designed by Ron Gilad from Israel.

Hendrix Fire Micrography 84 in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: November 2010

Remember, Remember

“Remember, remember the 5th of November.” Designed by Ian Lunn from England.

Remember 66 in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: November 2010

Stereo is better!

“On November 5, 1955, the stereo radio was introduced. Stereo is really better!” Designed by Matteo Palazzani from Italy.

Stereo Is Better 17 in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: November 2010

Diwali Greetings

“Diwali is the celebration of the Hindu new year which is celebrated all over the world. This piece wishes everyone warm wishes for the Hindu new year and the common new year holiday coming up soon.” Designed by Smita Upadhye from New Zealand.

Diwali Greetings 84 in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: November 2010

Friendship

“Day of National Unity.” Designed by cheloveche.ru from Russia.

Friendship 52 in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: November 2010

A Myriad of Stars

“Each separate star, Seems nothing, but a myriad scattered stars, Break up the Night, and make it beautiful.” — Bayard Taylor. This photo was taken during the Perseids Meteor Shower this year, a magical night in the pine forests of Flagstaff, Arizona.” Designed by Myriad Advertising from USA.

Myriad Stars 9 in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: November 2010

Speaker Bird

Designed by Emily Shirley from USA.

Speaker 31 in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: November 2010

November Girl

Designed by Yuskiv Taras from Ukraine.

November Girl 6 in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: November 2010

Autumn Afternoon

Designed by Sasha Bell from England, UK.

Autumn Afternoon 89 in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: November 2010

Racing Incident

“For racing snails, a split minute decision can lead to disaster, but racing incidents are just one part of the crazy world of The Racers.” Designed by Ian Pullen from Spain.

Racing Incident 4 in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: November 2010

Ghost Friends

“Boney wanted to have friends but they are all ghosts.” Designed by Constantino Co from Singapore.

Ghost Friends 18 in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: November 2010

Picturesque November

“Just another picturesque place from Iran!” Designed by Arash Zad from IRAN.

Picturesque November 93 in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: November 2010

Transitions

“Autumn meets winter…The vibrant red leaves meet the grey mist of winter mornings.” Designed by Nishith from India.

Transitions 50 in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: November 2010

Life Thougths

“November is the month to think about the yearend and of the new year… where we plan about enjoyment… each one should enjoy the life during this month.. so a colorfull “11″ and some life quotes surronded.” Designed by Darshan Kore from India.

Lifethoughts 16 in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: November 2010

Simple Sunflower

“This photo was taken in the spring, but I always think of sunflowers as an autumn flower.” Designed by Allison Jirsa from United States.

Simple Sunflower 81 in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: November 2010

November in Africa

“One of the most striking attribute of any rural area of Africa is the calm and peace it has. This is why the number of tourists from far and wide come here to be a part of this memory-etching experience. It is in this light that I try to portray such nostalgic atmosphere. Keenako!” Designed by Aroyewun Babajide from Nigeria.

Novemberinafrica 57 in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: November 2010

November Fire

Designed by Pietje Precies from The Netherlands.

Novemberfire 4 in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: November 2010

Remembering George

“Nine years ago on November 29th, the world lost its second Beatle to cancer. George was my favorite of the four, and I thought this lyric was fitting for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.” Designed by Emily Blackwell from USA.

Remembering George 19 in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: November 2010

Lawka

“photography” Designed by Mon from Poland.

Lawka 59 in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: November 2010

Rustic Flower

“Decoration on a coffe table on a sunny autumn day on a beach.” Designed by Ivana Stojkovic from Serbia.

Rustic Flower 75 in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: November 2010

Tiramisu

“Who doesn’t like a good piece of Tiramisu? Just created this simple wallpaper with no special reason, just felt like putting a vector piece of cake in a corner, and have everything else breathe and leave room for all you un-organized people with tons of icon on your desktop (just like me). Enjoy, and if you wonder what kind of desert you should have today, this week or this month (if on a really strict diet) well don’t look further!” Designed by Kevin Bedard from USA.

Tiramisu 48 in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: November 2010

November

“It is November. It is rich. It is golden.” Designed by Jade Cheng from USA.

November 39 in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: November 2010

Movember

“For a weird reason, Australia and New Zealand celebrate Moustache November. And USA and Canada call it No Shave Month.” Designed by Sahil Khan from India.

Movember 67 in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: November 2010

Knitting Fall

“Cosy and bright knitting wallpaper will warm you on cold fall days.” Designed by Maria Fisenko (marylika) from Ukraine.

Knitting Fall 83 in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: November 2010

Channel 11

“Have a nice November!” Designed by Marco Palma from Italy/Germany.

Channel 11 13 in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: November 2010

Expanse

“The shear magnitude of our corner of creation is inconceivably small compared to the known universe, which overshadows our solar system 1.25 quadrillion (successor to trillion) to 1 in diameter alone. Humility in this great expanse should be instinctive.” Designed by Coswyn from United States.

Expanse 24 in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: November 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!

What’s your favorite?

What’s your favourite theme or wallpaper for this month? Please let us know in the comments! And have a smashing November, folks!

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Vitaly Friedman

Vitaly Friedman, editor-in-chief of Smashing Magazine, an online magazine dedicated to designers and developers.

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