Desktop wallpapers are always nice to look at and to draw inspiration from. They may provide with some fresh perspective and offer you some eye-candy for tedious coffee breaks. We are regularly hunting for free high-quality icons, fonts and wallpapers and present them to you, so you don’t need to search for them. As long as we find something beautiful, interesting or useful, we let you know in our posts. And now it’s time for some sweet wallpapers designer’s toolbox.
In this post we present more (really) stunning desktop wallpapers related to typography, photography, illustrations, HDR as well as some abstract and fantasy-related wallpapers. Hopefully, everybody will find something interesting for his or her desktop. All wallpapers can be downloaded for free.
You can also scan through the following posts:
- (Really) Stunning Desktop Wallpapers
- (Really) Stunning Pictures and Photos
- 35 Fantastic HDR Pictures
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An artwork by James White, available in resolutions 1900×1200px, 1680×1050px, 1440×900px and 1280×1024px as well as in an iPhone version.
The Minimalistic Sky
Available in resolutions 1680×1050px, 1440×900px and 1280×800px.
Light, bright and beautiful; available in various resolutions.
A nebula wallpaper available in resolution 1600×1200px. Designed in Adobe Photoshop by Sam Mulqueen from New Zealand.
Preiades Star Cluster
A set of wallpapers from Crestock: together with 12 further wallpapers, this one is available in 8 resolutions. Both wide screen and full screen versions are available for free download.
Design is retro
Designed by Ankur Patar from Chandigarh, India. Resolution: only 1280×1024px.
Impressive pattern with an Apple sticker on the left. Created by sunb1rd. High-resolution version should be available soon.
Designed by Guilherme Marconi and available in resolutions 1900×1200px, 1680×1050px, 1440×900px and 1280×1024px as well as an iPhone version.
Gosquared offerse a variety of creative artistic wallpapers. The ones below are available in 9 desktop resolutions.
When it comes to beauty, nothing can beat nature.
Available in the resolution 1900×1200px.
Apple & Co.
“One flash at 1/2 power from the left, reflector on the right, black background. Rotated image and painted the smoke in Photoshop with brush in overlay mode.”
Abstract work in Photoshop.
“Swimming by *Thelma1 is a beautiful, flowing, delicate reminder that things often conjured from reality are fragile and ready to crumble at the touch. This is delicate work reminiscant of the marine life, that is sure to make a wonderfull backdrop to anyone’s desktop.”
To download the wallpaper you need to download the software provided by Desktoptopia. While this is definitely obtrusive, some wallpapers are just beautiful.
Blue Dynamic Background
Offered for free download by Crestock.com. 8 resolutions, both wide screen and full screen.
“Space is one of the topics I find very inspiring to illustrate. Here is my vision of solar system. All proportions are very approximate!”
A series of abstract wallpapers, designed by Seventh Street Studio.
A high-quality collection of high-resolution wallpapers which are free for personal use only.
“This shot shows the wonderful early autumn sky here at the French riviera. I shot this picture with a Nikon D80 with a Sigma 10-20mm lens. Put together as HDR in Dynamic Photo HDR.”
Springtime is the best. Simple scene created in Vue.
A Beautiful Day
Available in resolutions 800×600, 1024×768, 1151×864, 1151×921, 1280×800, 1280×960, 1280×1024, 1400×1050, 1440×900, 1680×1050 and 1920×1200.
Desert Car Crash
Wide screen resolutions only. 1920×1200, 1680×1050, 1440×900, 1280×800.
“Soft” Wallpaper Pack
This pack contains 48 various wallpapers in resolutions 1024×768, 1280×1024, 1440×900, 1600×1200 and 1680×1050. Impressive photography.
A 30 second exposure taken just after sunset at Onehunga Harbour, Auckland. The photo is taken by Chris Gin.
Illustrations and Artwork
20 Cool Car Wallpapers
A selection of car wallpapers by YouTheDesigner.com. Below is the VW Beetle Sport Concept.
Airplane Art Painting – Art Air Combat
A huge collection of wallpapers related to airplane art painting.
Graphic Design of Hybrid
These ones look tasty. Simple but incredible.
Adhemas Batista mixes photos and vectors.
Wide screen wallpapers
This wide screen wallpapers pack contains 20 wallpapers in a variety of resolutions.
- 18×18 Excellent Wallpapers
A remarkable collection of desktop wallpapers from various sources and in various resolutions.
HDRWalls offers 349 desktop backgrounds in widescreen and standard format. High Dynamic Range only.
JapaneseChinese site has numerous collection of artistic high-quality desktop wallpapers. In various resolution. Problem: you need to follow the links blindly in order to find wallpapers you are looking for.