Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: February 2009


The wallpapers calendar series will not be discontinued. Next month is the last month in our desktop wallpaper calendar series. In February, you’ll have one last chance to showcase your work by designing a desktop wallpaper calendar for Smashing Magazine. But don’t worry, we have a number of new contests coming up, so it will be worth staying in touch!

Wallpapers can serve as an excellent source of inspiration. However, if you use one wallpaper for a long time, it becomes harder to draw inspiration from it. That’s why we decided to supply you with smashing wallpapers to cover 12 months. And to make them a little more distinctive than the usual fare, we decided to embed calendars for each month. If you need to look up a date, isn’t it better to show off nice wallpaper with a nice calendar, instead of launching your default time application?

This post features 70 (!) free desktop wallpapers for February 2009, created by designers across the globe. Every wallpaper can be downloaded for free and comes in two versions: one with a calendar and one without.

Please note:

  • All images are linked to a preview of the wallpaper.
  • You can feature your work in our magazine1 by taking part in our desktop wallpaper calendar series. We are regularly looking for creative designers and artists to feature on Smashing Magazine. Are you one of them?

This month, we’ve been literally smashed by the explosion of your desktop wallpaper calendars. So look out, February 2009, we’re coming!

Moon Dreams

“Here is my moon schedule calendar for February 2009. A moon phase for every day, because since ancient times people have always known about the moon cycle and how it affects human behavior. When the moon is full or new, people can be extremely sensitive and show some big changes in their mood and behavior. That is why I wanted to create something fun and useful at the same time. I called it “Moon Dreams.’” Designed by Yana Foltice2.

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Love Knows No Boundaries

Designed by Vlad Gerasimov13.

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Color Moods

“Colors, elements and textures. Happy and cool. Bold and delicate. Sometimes, they’re all you need to change your mood. Besides, spring is just a few days away. Enjoy!” Designed by Maya Lavda28 from Ideaspot, Greece.

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Feeling warm

“This is more like a welcoming spring than a celebrating winter wallpaper… Feeling warm, yet? Don’t worry, it’s coming.” Designed by Kalina Georgieva39 of Bulgaria.

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Dragon Photograph

Designed by Marcin Kumorek50 of Krakow, Poland.

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Love Hurts

“The motivation for this is the moment one realizes that love’s prison has no other escape than pain. Does that sound like I think love stinks? Good… it does.” Designed by Don Giannatti61 of Phoenix, Arizona, USA.

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Simply Gorgeous

“Rather than taking the clichéd route of a Valentine’s Day theme, I went with something a bit more different. My original intent was to show something unique but bring in some colors that reflected the romantic essence of February. Kudos to artists like Chuck Anderson and Pete Harrison for the continued inspiration.” Designed by Umer Tahir72 of Calgary, Canada.

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River Dawn

“My entry is a photograph of the River Adur, near my home, and was taken just after dawn in the middle of winter. I love the blue and orange contrasting colors, and having it on my desktop in the warm reminds me to acclimatize my cameras to the cold before I venture outside.” Designed by Irving Bartlett83 of United Kingdom.

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I Love You More than My Laptop

“February is hearts month, and in celebrating upcoming Valentine’s Day, I came up with a theme with my own Mascot telling someone that ‘I love you more than my laptop.’ Am I sweet? :)” Designed by Ronald Bien Punla94 of Philippines.

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Other Lands

“These ‘Other Lands’ are those inside us, the ones we dwell in — or promise ourselves to reach someday — believing that we know and rule them, despite their inhospitable conditions and unpredictable climate.” Designed by Laura Racero105 of Madrid, Spain.

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Winter Bug 2009

“Last night, I was on my ‘night photography walk,’ and I saw this old VW Beetle and said to myself, ‘That car has not been driven for decades, but I’ll use my camera to drive it through cyberspace.’” Designed by Dejan Cirovic116 of Serbia.

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“The work was inspired by the etymology of the word ‘February’ and old customs related to this month. ‘February’ comes from the Latin term februum, which means purification, and it is a feature of many religions.” Designed by Bojan Ilic of Serbia.

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Simple, Clear and Cold

“A bit of Swiss-style graphic design here. Simple, clear and cold. This one is pretty pointless without all the numbers (2, 9), so the version without the calendar is not provided. Sorry for that.” Designed by Serhiy137 of Ukraine.

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Winter Sun

“On one of my trips back home to southern Germany I was out in the countryside on a beautiful sunny late winter day. The landscape was just magnificent, with the sparkling snow in the mid-day sun. I took the picture with my digital camera when the horse appeared because it really shows how small we are in proportion to these majestic mountains. From the picture, I created the artwork for the desktop. Hope you all enjoy! ” Designed by Brigitte DiBenedetto144 of USA and Germany.

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Rosso Alfa

“This is our proposal for the February desktop calendar. It is photography-based and features a superb red Alfa GTV on a beautiful sightseeing trip of Brasov, Romania. The motivation behind the design is in fact the birth of the Romanian Alfa Club Association, which was celebrated by a printed wall calendar featuring the most import cars from the community. Every month, we decided to also do a digital version of the calendar.” Designed by Stroe Alexandru and Marius Dumitru155 from Romania.

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Waiting for the Spring

“It’s still winter here in the Netherlands, but spring is in sight.” Designed by Edwin Duinkerken166 of The Netherlands.

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Designed by Jana Jelovac177 of Belgrade, Serbia.

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“Inspired by the Chinese New Year last month, I wanted to incorporate Chinese calligraphy into my design.” Designed by David Sutoyo188 of the USA.

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Fighting for Spring

“Where I live, February marks the month that the gloom of winter begins to dissipate, and the tiny buds of spring begin to peek out here and there. So… this is February, as I see it. ” Designed by Shannah Smith199 of Georgia, USA.

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My Summer

“I’m a designer from Perú (in South America). As you know, here in the southern hemisphere, it’s summer. We also have here in Perú the the best waves and beaches to surf and our own Surf World Champion: Sofia Mulanovich. So, I take that for inspiration. I think your southern-hemisphere readers will feel at home with my summer wallpaper calendar.” Designed by Heldrik Lynch210 of Perú.

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The Month of Love

Designed by Alex ElChehimi221 of Montreal, Canada.

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“I often look at Creative Commons images on Flickr for inspiration. These two (tormentas de verano228 and a woman, a boy, and a toy monkey229) were two I was playing with and suddenly thought of combining. I always like adding a little color to black amp, white or sepia, and I also try to find interesting color combinations. ” Designed by Seth Nickeson230 of the USA.

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Saint Valentines Day

“”Valentine’s Day, or Saint Valentine’s Day, is a holiday celebrated on February 14. When I think of February, love, hearts and images of happiness come to my mind. This happiness is the one I wanted to express in the calendar.” Designed by PhotoshopTutorials241 of the USA.

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Winter Frosty Leave

Designed by Sandie Sørensen252. Yes, that is a typo on the wallpaper.

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“My motivation was quite straightforward: needed to take a break and saw tweet about upcoming deadline for February ’09 calendar wallpaper.” Designed by Lukasz Tyrala263 of Poland.

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“This wallpaper features one of my photos, inspired by the Valentine’s Day. I took the photo to show that love is everywhere; sometimes it hides, but it always surrounds you.” Designed by Travis Person274 of the USA.

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“Here is a fairy-tale castle in a bog, guarded by lots of wisps.” Designed by Valeria Kuzminska285 of Ukraine.

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Fractal February

“This abstract piece of art was created using a single shape, a triangle. If you look close enough, you’ll notice that everything is made up of the same triangle, though in different sizes and orientations (this is called fractal art). The main motivation was to see that how a single simple shape like a triangle can almost magically generate beautiful-looking compositions.” Designed by Aakash Goel296 of India.

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“This image is an attempt to express freedom, joy, light…” Designed by David Gheorghita307 of Romania.

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Retro Wash

“I enjoyed your article celebrating vintage and retro design318, especially Andy Gilmore’s. Inspired by that, I created a wallpaper similar in vein but with my own spin, keeping in mind its purpose for desktop use. It even highlights everyone’s favorite holiday: Singles’ Awareness Day. ” Designed by William Law319 of United Kingdom.

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February Love

“When people think February, a lot will think of love. I wanted to do something that would go along with that idea, and that is where I got the heart idea. I also like to work with a lot of bright colors, so I decided to use watercolor brushes and blend as many bright colors together as I could. I also highlighted the 14th in red to represent one of the most popular days in February.” Designed by Anthony Nguyen330 of Pennsylvania, USA.

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Minimal Month

“Minimal calendar for the month of February 2009, to be used for 28 days only.” Designed by Tom Johnson341 of England.

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The Shortest Month

“February is the shortest month of the year, so why not line ‘em up and show that, using colors to represent the months and some simple typography to get the whole point across. Look out for the 14th, folks.” Designed by Liam J Moore348.

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Comic Sans

“This is a simple wallpaper, with humor. The inspiration behind the design is from the group on Facebook (which everybody should be a member of): ‘You know you’re a graphic designer when…’” Designed by Håvard Bergersen359 of Norway.

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Valentine’s Day febrUary

“This is a huge heart pattern with a groovy retro calendar to complement the round design elements. Patterns just look so good when they’re broken and destroyed.” Designed by Jonathan Haggard370 of the USA.

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Valentine’s februum

“This is basically an abstract kind of wallpaper, which includes the essence of love we feel in the month of Valentine. Kind of a different approach for the Valentine’s theme, with the combination of different colors and abstract art.” Designed by Shashank Goswami of India.

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Face Your Fading World

“‘Face Your Fading World’ features the world falling apart and floating away, back to where it came from, outer space! The illustration was created from photos that were heavily manipulated in various ways. Let us all take an extra lover on Valentine’s Day (and beyond): our planet :)” Designed by Sietse Visser391 of The Netherlands.

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Fuck Mac

“Here is my contribution to the wallpaper/calendar collection. I got inspired by a piece of work of Alexander Kaiser. I thougt it was really funny, so I followed his idea, and, well, this is what came out. I’m planning to do a whole series of these wallpapers, so expect more in future. The wallpaper itself is quite simple. For those of you who don’t know what the red thingy is, go to Amazon (or any other store) and purchase the DVD of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey.” Designed by Tim Jäger402 of Munich, Germany.

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Designed by Oliver Twardowski413 of Bonn, Germany.

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Full Moon

“The design is inspired by the lunar cycle and the fact that February is the only month that can pass without a full moon. This year, however, we do have one, and it appears on February 9th, which I have indicated in the design. Keep a look-out.” Designed by Mark Kirwan423 of England.

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“I wanted to create something illuminating and warm for this dark time of year.” Designed by Antti Lehtinen434 of Finland.

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Dark Spring

“The inspiration behind this wallpaper is very simple: there is something in the trees. Created with a free vector pack that you featured last month, it’s my first submission ever and I still have a lot to learn.” Designed by Christian Benstein445 of Holland.

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The Trees

“By showing the man in the form of a tree, I want to show that trees have lives just like us. I want to send the message that human beings should stop ‘murdering’ trees, because at the end of the day, by taking away the precious lives of these trees, human beings themselves are going to pay the price. In fact, we should appreciate the lives of these trees because they give our life to us.” Designed by Kasra Safavinia467456 of Germany.

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Alien Party

“Imagine aliens come to the Earth for their weekend party! How would you picture it? Software used to create this scene were Zbrush, 3D Max and Photoshop CS3.” Designed by Kasra Safavinia467456.

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Splashing 2D

“This is what I do for fun: splash paint on patterns I design. Hope you like it!” Designed by Lukasz Tomasz Rozanski478 of Opole, Poland.

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FEBulous Fire

Designed by Reon Viljoen489.

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The Heart Month

“My work is of a heart, just because February is the month of the lovers. I used a bar code because it identifies things, and I mixed both to represent love and its identification. I used stars with light to represent the magic that love is.” Designed by Ana Fernandes500 of Castelo Branco, Portugal.

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Romantic February 2009 Calendar

“For a warm holiday atmosphere, we have designed a romantic calendar in the Valentine’s Day spirit.” Designed by AdobeTutorialz511 of the USA.

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Carnival Mask

“This is my work for February because it is the month of carnival. Because of that, I used a mask and elements to recall the fantasy, the fairy and lights.” Designed by Ana Fernandes522 of Castelo Branco, Portugal.

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“My first wallpaper. Welcome, February. Nice to meet you!” Designed by Benoît “LeBen” Burgener533 of Switzerland.

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28 Days

Designed by K. Rutten544 of Belgium.

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My Valentine

“Happy Valentine’s Day in the year of ox!” Designed by Eloise Ha555 of Malaysia.

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Cold Isometric

“The wallpaper reflects how February is a cold and monotonous month. The shapes breaking off of the ‘Feb 09′ become more abstract the farther they get from the text. ” Designed by Kris Kouba.

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Orange Cross

“I found that link to your contest on Twitter, so I thought, ‘Let’s make a calendar,’ and after an hour I finished one.” Designed by Wieso Anders576 of Carinthia, Austria.

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“When I think of February, my mind fills with hearts and the color red, because February is famous for love.” Designed by Maya Sivalingam587 of Sri Lanka.

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Mended heart

“The wallpaper has a clean style with much negative space and is inspired by February and Valentine’s Day, with a broken heart mended by love.” Designed by Aaron L. of Ontario, Canada.

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“I thought you would probably gets lots of ‘Valentine’ submissions. Instead of going that route, I chose a strong black floral graphic, complemented by a mix-’n’-match typographic treatment for the month’s name. Enjoy!” Designed by Michelle Cormack604.

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Not Happy Valentine

“‘Not Happy Valentine’ is the downside of the February 14, when everything is hearts and love. Unfortunately, that day is painful for many people because of the trade. I recalled the frantic search for her elsewhere.” Designed by Diego615 of Argentina.

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Scratchy Desk

“By trade I do 3D animation, but I have a traditional 2D background, and I know good art comes from fresh ideas. I wanted to do something different with this piece and do some digital graffiti on a wooden desktop. I set about trying to make my love-filled doodles and text-scratchy goodness look like it was done either with blue biro, red biro or plain scratches. I would love to make an animation out of this!” Designed by Daniel Sweeney622 of England.

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Recycled Air

Designed by Bruno Fujii633.

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California Dusk

Designed by Laura Moloney640 of Ireland.

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Love’s in February

“February is all about love. Let’s share that love around the world. Love might hurt, love is sometimes hard, love is a heart, love is wanting to be heard and love is on earth.” Designed by Putri Regina (a.k.a Pu3W1tCh)651 of Indonesia.

Smashing Wallpaper - february 09652

February Choco

“This one is more of a chocolate theme, in which lovers show their love to each other while presenting chocolate. :)” Designed by Shashank Goswami662 of India.

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Global Hearts

“I was inspired seeing how many different countries visitors to my website are from, which made me think of adding other languages to the wallpaper.” Designed by Seth Nickeson669 of the USA.

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“This is not a night scene. I did this artwork on the spot in the morning. I used black-colored paper and white pencil. I tried to show the dramatic effect of light with black and white, with an old building as the subject.” Designed by Girish Chaudhary682 of India.

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Designed by Patricia Montero de Cabana689.

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Your Last Chance: Join In Next Month!

We respect the ideas and motivations behind an artist’s work, which is why we give artists full freedom to explore their creativity and express their emotions and experiences through their work. The designs of these wallpapers weren’t in any way influenced by us, but rather were created from scratch by the artists themselves.

Thanks to all the designers for participating. Join in next month696 (please note that it’s your last chance to feature your desktop wallpaper on Smashing Magazine)! And have a smashing February, folks!


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  1. 1

    last chance??? why?

  2. 2

    Why are you guys stopping after this month? I love these!

  3. 3

    Please don’t end the desktop wallpaper calendars, its something that I really enjoy and look forward to every month.

    Keep the wallpaper calendars, please.

  4. 4

    perhaps SM could followup the March post with a collection of artist “approved” wallpaper sites that dont suck.

  5. 5

    Cool list ! Happy Love month :D !

  6. 6

    Why last chance?

    And there are to many, I can not decide which to pick!

  7. 7

    Nice List of wallpapers…. But keep them coming !!

  8. 8

    I’m so completely impressed with some of these wallpapers (most). Great work!!

    I agree – I absolutely love the monthly wallpapers!

  9. 9

    Please keep the calendars going! That’s how I first heard of your site and something I look forward to each month.

  10. 10

    Please keep them coming!

  11. 11

    Thanks. This site rocks hard!

  12. 12

    Seriously, why stop? Desktop calendars are a great idea, and you’ve got plenty of designers willing to create content… You’re smashing my balls right now.

  13. 13

    Please don't stop the wallpapers

    January 30, 2009 10:39 am

    I have friends who are not web designers but always visit this site at the beginning of the month for the wallpapers.
    Keep them coming :-)

  14. 14

    “Sometimes, when I’m all alone, I use Comic Sans”


  15. 15

    Please don’t stop the wallpaper contests, I just discovered it and its’s brilliant! I love using the wallpapers! I switch them every week.

  16. 16

    dont end the calendars! I have just discovered them :(

  17. 17

    Help me! What is name of the font type in the “Splashing 2D” wallpaper?

  18. 18

    No, don’t stop!!! I’ve just begun to use these!!! They’re awesome!!! I think you know what you guys need to do… with all these requests, you just cannot stop them now….. PLEASE!!!

  19. 19

    That girl in the red dress 4x is Briana Shaker….

  20. 20

    Small correction on the Rosso Alfa wallpaper: it was designed together with Marius Dumitru.
    Anyway, i think you deffinetly should continue with the monthly desktop calendar, it is such a great ideea and such a great source of inspirational wallpapers!

  21. 21

    @Vitaly and Sven
    Ending the desktop wallpaper calendar is a great idea if you would like to lose most of your readers!
    I am very disappointed by your decision because I thought you guys were different from other magazine sites. Your readers spend hours looking for inspiration, and to kill of a vital source of inspiration is completely devastating.
    You need to consider your readers’ opinions. It is important when it goes to making decisions that could effect your audience this much. Since your readers are the reason Smashing Magazine is so popular.

  22. 22

    Are you going to stop publishing wallpapers???? whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
    By the way I love Purification,

  23. 23

    bummer. our office looks forward to new desktop calendars each month. We all choose our favorite, everyone has a different style so these are great. Plus it’s great that they are sized perfectly for our monitors already. we’ll miss them!

  24. 24

    The monthly desktop calendar feature is one of the primary reasons I come to this site! Please don’t kill it!!!

  25. 25

    What a big surprise , please tell me that it’s a typo or something.Seriously, you gonna lose tons of visitors if you stop it!!! .Thank your for this month anyway.

  26. 26

    It’s not terribly original (that’s why I come to Smashing!) but what I think about the decision to stop the monthly desktop calendars…


  27. 27

    What??? Please don’t cancel the monthly desktop posts. It is one of my favorite posts I look forward to each month, and each month I change my desktop wallpaper to one of that month’s wallpapers.

  28. 28

    Awesome! Please don’t stop publishing this yammy!))

  29. 29

    Amazing wallpapers specially ” Streakin’ ” thats one good wall paper

  30. 30


  31. 31

    I look forward to these every month!

  32. 32

    I’m with everyone else, why stop the calendars?

  33. 33

    Great List as always..
    This is something I always look forward to so please don’t stop desktop wallpaper calendar series!

  34. 34

    Yeah – keep the wallpapers going!
    And thanks for s Summer one! (It’s not winter everywhere you know!)

  35. 35

    Keep the wallpaper calendars, please
    Keep the wallpaper calendars, please
    Keep the wallpaper calendars, please
    I love it
    something I look forward to each month.

  36. 36

    One more vote — please keep the wallpapers!!!!! I wait for them every month and really enjoy them. Why stop?

  37. 37

    OMG! Please don’t stop the monthly calendar wallpapers! I love them! i only found them last month and i have told everyone i know about them! KEEP THEM PLEASE!!!!!!!


  38. 38

    Yes please! Keep the calendar wallpapers. LOVE them!

  39. 39

    You guys are the greatest, and I love Smashing and the monthly WallPapers! Please don’t take them away from us…

  40. 40

    I look forward to the monthly wallpapers each month to download to my work desktop. Please don’t take this feature away…

  41. 41

    im really a big fan…plz keep the wallpaper calendars

  42. 42

    Please don’t stop the calendar wallpaper, this is the main reason I visit the site. Stopping it would really be disappointing.

  43. 43

    I really like FEBulous. Shame the calendar’s wrong.

  44. 44

    What a foolish mistake. This article has drawn numerous people I know to your site. We LOVE this. Stopping it is a terrible idea.

  45. 45

    Did I miss something? Why are you stopping the calendar’s.
    Are you guys drunk!? :)

  46. 46

    Please, don’t stop this… It’s my favorite part of your magazine. Lots of fun will be gone :(

    BTW, amazing wallpapers this month!

  47. 47

    I only come here for the Wallpapers. Sure, I check your articles very often, but it’s the wallpapers that have me hooked. You’ve stumbled onto a very good thing and I highly recommend you make it a cornerstone of your site magazine. Don’t make us beg.

  48. 48

    No more Wallpaper?? Wha..??

    Smashing Magazine, I smote thee. And, at the behest of we, the hopelessly addicted, I shall only rectract thy smote should the continuance of our monthly wallpaper fix be reinstated.

  49. 49

    Why last??? there is no last on SM.
    Keep them coming guys its really good.

  50. 50

    What the heck? Me no likie that there’s no more Calendies. What’s the dealio here?

  51. 51

    The news about canceling Desktop Wallpaper Calendar Contest makes me very, very sad ;(((
    … and I thought that worlds economic crisis have nothing to do with this section… ;)

  52. 52

    What??!! Have you bumped your head and dipped in stupid juice? Please reconsider keeping the monthly wallpapers section. This is such an amazing idea and as far as I know no one has ever done it like you are doing it. Did I mention the word Rethinking?

  53. 53

    what are you guys smoking?! let me have some too!!! :)
    Come on don’t get rid of our favorite part of this site! THE MONTHLY CALENDAR of course!

  54. 54

    Noooo!!!!! Don’t stop montly wallpapers! I visit this site every month some days before the wallpapers are released, hoping that they will come some days earlier.

    These wallpapers are great!!!!
    These wallpapers are great!!!!
    These wallpapers are great!!!!
    These wallpapers are great!!!!
    These wallpapers are great!!!!
    These wallpapers are great!!!!
    These wallpapers are great!!!!
    These wallpapers are great!!!!
    These wallpapers are great!!!!
    These wallpapers are great!!!!
    These wallpapers are great!!!!
    These wallpapers are great!!!!

  55. 55

    I love the expanding choices in the wallpaper post every month. I would love to see it continue one way or another.

    Thanks for all the amazing monthly wallpapers so far!

  56. 56

    Would be a shame to see the monthly wallpapers dropped, as it gives contributors with very little to say a chance to hawk their wares #14.

    Now how do I get this into comic sans, for full effect…

  57. 57

    Don’t stop the wallpapers, keep them coming!!!

  58. 58

    Yea, keep them coming. and keep them open to submissions

  59. 59

    Don’t stop the wallpapers please! I love them :(

  60. 60

    I think it would be great if SM selected quality wallpapers for their post and keep the ugly ones out.

  61. 61

    I love those wallpapers! They’re awesome, like every month.
    Don’t stop publishing them, really!

  62. 62

    nice collection.

  63. 63

    I liked the Retro Wash wallpaper :)

  64. 64

    Alfa Romeo Gtv – awesome!

  65. 65

    I love these. Don’t stop! If you stop, I’ll be stuck using a freebie from a digital scrapbook company or worse. ART! I want ART! (Ooh… now I’m whining, huh?)….. Come on…. keep up the calendar wallpaper. Seems a shame to stop at February. Nobody stops at February. Go the distance! The whole frigging year! We will LOVE you! (have I hit all the buttons yet?)

  66. 66

    Oh Gosh.. You cant stop this anymore.. So much users who still want it. I found them around 3 months ago.. You cant stop it now. I am begging you! PLEASE DONT STOP!

  67. 67

    please do not stop the calendar desktop wallpaper… me and my friends look forward to these every month!!!! please do not stop… we enjoy it very much and is one of the reason why also look into other articles

  68. 68

    Please DO NOT STOP doing the monthly calendar wallpapers.

    I think its fairly clear that Smashing Magazine benefits from this monthly article and keeps people coming back for more.

    This month’s featured were FAR better than last months. Thank you artists for doing an incredible job this month!! Numerous wallpapers are worthy for my desktop.

  69. 69

    the person who did the first wallpaper skipped the 15-th day of the month.
    he put the 14-th twice.

  70. 70

    Please do not stop !! This is the only things that make Smashing unique on the Web !! I’ve never found something similar than your monthly contest… PLEASE !!!!

  71. 71

    Please don’t stop the calendar wallpaper section!

  72. 72

    PLEASEEEE!!!!! DON’T STOP!!! WE LOVE CALENDAR WALLPAPERS!!!!No, seriously, don’t…

  73. 73

    Great list
    I would miss too the wallpapers

  74. 74

    I hope that the scratched out “this will be the last month” means that Smashing has decided to continue calendar wallpapers.
    They are so unique and I look forward to choosing a new one every month- despite how difficult that choice is made by the profusion of talented artists each month!!

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    Why are you going to stop this?
    It´s great! Don´t do that, please…
    We all love them, and there are a lot of interesting designs here.
    Don´t Don´t Don´t!

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    Please keep it going. I love the monthly desktop.

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    i’m not a web designer but i still visit this site just to check out the AMAZING wallpapers people create and I’m sure there are many others like me which mean that you will lose sooooooo many visitors

    the monthly wallpapers are a trademark of smashing magazine

    so please don’t end them

  78. 78

    Don’t stop the wallpaper calendar!!!
    Please, please, pretty please with sprinkles! :)

  79. 79

    I am new to your site but I have already told several people…what brought me and will keep me are these amazing!!!!!!!! calendars. Please reconsider…

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    happy u changed your mind:D

  81. 81

    Why, oh, why!

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    Please do not stop the wallpapers!! This is the only things that make Smashing unique on the Web !! I’ve never found something similar than your monthly contest…I only visit this site because of this content and I think a lot of Users here, too! PLEASE, don’t be so unreasonable !!!! Otherwise I won’t visit Smashing again.

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    Woohoo! Democracy! Thanks for changing your mind…

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    Vitaly Friedman & Sven Lennartz

    January 31, 2009 3:54 pm

    We have heard you: the desktop wallpaper calendar series will not be discontinued.

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    Yes!!! Thanks!!!

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    super thanks!

  87. 87

    Thanks Smashing!
    Please continue the desktop calendars!!! Not only do I look forward to this post every month but it also continues to provide creative insight and inspiration throughout the month!

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    Thank you for continuing the monthly desktops. I can’t imagine why in the world you’d ever want to stop it. It’s a great feature that I look at every month!

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    Great stuff, love the calenders!

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    Please don’t stop’em!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Thank God.
    We’re waiting for these every month.
    So dont stop ‘em.

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    just don’t stop! we love this. and thank you

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    thanks to all great artists for the smashing! calendar and thanks to u for continuing this lovable wallpaper calendar series…i always look forward for this post in every first day in every upcoming month ^o^

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    made a wise decision! ;)

  97. 97

    nice wallpaper, i take it for my laptop

  98. 98

    I am a Chinese girl, like this website very much, especially this issue. I do not understand why you guys cancel this. It is my favourite!!! If there is something new, I hope it will be better.

  99. 99

    Yayy!!! I was all afraid when I read about no more wallpapers, I really look forward to them every month! *clings to Calendar wallpapers* Thank you for keeping them going!!

  100. 100

    Please don’t stop the wallpapers, keep them coming!!! They r awesome!!!

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    Dear SM,
    You don’t have a right to take these lovely wallpapers away from me. That’s good you decided to continue.
    chanux ;)

    Cool work dudes. Super cool work. Thanx for everyone created these.

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    Superb collection! Looking forward to the next installment of this series!

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    Thanks for paying attention to your readers request. Cheers!!!

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    I agree, its nice that you decided to continue. Wallpapers are excellent source of inspiration. Thanks for including mine!

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    Most of this is really horrible kitsch! I would fear to work if I had such wallpapers at my desktop!

    Only the minimalistic ones are useful

    hey. wake up. you are grown up. puberty is over!

  106. 106

    Thanks for keeping this awesome serie ! Like it !

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    Thank you so much for keeping the wallpapers, one of favorite monthly articles, I run two different ones every month on my dual screens, I love them!

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    Thanks! great post!

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    Amazing stuff guys! I’m in constant need of good, fresh wallpapers and this list hit the nail on the head.

    Keep them coming.

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    Don’t Stop! Please

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    I just want to throw in my two cents…it’s 7:45am on Feb 1st and the instant I opened my browser I typed in this website so I could get a new calendar wallpaper for the month. Please don’t stop!

  112. 112

    Muy guapos estos calendarios, por ahora me quedo con el de Bruno Fujii, porque estoy en época pensativa y de concentración. Saludos y hasta el próximo mes.

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    Me too – I really look forward to them – please don’t stop

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    haha!! it’s funny reading all the comments leading up to the decision to keep the wallpapers!!

    i look forward to the wallpapers – but i wasn’t going to stop reading the site!!

    keep all the killer content coming kids.

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    Hey! Thanks for keeping wallpapers! I love it!

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    Please, please, please – don’t stop it!
    Full moon my favourite in february (at home pc). Simply goregous or puryfication will be on the office pc :) Thanks for renewing my comp every month!

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    Thank you, for keeping the contest going. I look forward to the 1st when I update several PCs. I hope all the artists will continue to support the contest as well. Especially since SM heard our outcry! Also want take a moment to send props to the artists as well. Keep those calenders coming! Your time, effort, and talent have not gone unnoticed!

  118. 118

    I love these calendars,DON”T TAKE THEM AWAY!!!!!!!

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    Edouard from France

    February 1, 2009 8:10 am

    great selection…

    Too bad there are only 28 days for those awesome wallpapers.

    Keep it up ! :)

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    Merci so much SMASHING! You guys are awesome!

  121. 121

    wise decision to continue with the superb calendars!
    the calendars are one of the great features of the site.
    thanks for listening!

  122. 122

    Thanks for keeping the calendars! I love them and share your site with all my friends and family, who also enjoy picking out their monthly desktop from your site. :)

  123. 123

    YAY! please don’t ever stop the wallpapers!! I have found soo many artists that I otherwise would’ve never found through these posts! Thanks for listening to your readers! :)

  124. 124

    they´re great, but can you create more in 1024×768?

  125. 125

    Thank you smashing for keep this alive!

  126. 126

    thanks for not discontinuing!

  127. 127

    thank you for not stopping them. love the wallpapers. thank you.

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    relieved with the cancel lines! Thank you for keep going with these amazing calender wall papers. This is my only fun on the first working day of the month! Look forward to seeing months ahead! (“u”)

  129. 129

    thank you Smashing for keeping this alive.!!!

  130. 130

    Merci Smashing! Now I can sleep tight and dream about next months calenders! :D

  131. 131

    Thank you for keeping the calendar wallpapers. I think the quality of submissions, and how it ties in with so much of your other design content, is a real drawing card to get people to visit your site.

  132. 132

    Why last chance?
    I love those wallpapers!
    Please don’t stop publishing them!

  133. 133

    Oh, my Lordy…
    My desktop is featured, eventhoug I misspelled February.
    Sorry I couldn’t fix over the weekend- the workfile was on my work-pc, and not at home.
    So- sorry for the inconvienience everyone! I promise to spellcheck next time..
    (My entry is The Frosty Leave)

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    Great wallpapers again! Thanks alot guys.

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    Indeed, thanks for not stopping.
    But I have one request. If we shall “show off nice wallpaper with a nice calendar, instead of launching [our] default time application” could you make sure saturdays and sundays are in place?
    I love “FEBulous Fire” but I’m wondering why wednesdays are highlighted..?

  136. 136

    Maybe it’s already mentioned; but DON”T STOP! Puhlease!!

  137. 137

    The best collection yet. Keep it up!!!

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    @Vitaly Friedman & Sven Lennartz

    Thank you for continuing this Calendar issue. We appreciate it much. I believe I speak for those who are looking for inspirations and those who express themselves, both.

  139. 139

    your magazine is famous by helping designers with inspiration
    why you want to lose this connection between your readers and yourself?????????

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    I love all of these. I hope this series doesn’t end. I just discovered it last December and have loved it ever since. It’s so hard to find decent wallpaper and these exceed those standards by a trillion. :-)

    Love this site!!!

  141. 141

    Finally same calendar with Monday as a first day of a week as in the most of the countries.

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    First time commenter, long time reader.

    Thanks for keeping the desktop calendars. This is such an amazing magazine that it’s a staple read most every day. Keep up the great work and thanks for actually listening to your readers :)

  143. 143

    Please don’t end the calendars. These are the only reason I get here every month.

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    heather van de mark

    February 2, 2009 7:09 am

    great collection this month, guess everyone wanted to show off for what they thought was their last chance at the calendar.

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    I’m not sure how many other smashingmag readers use netbooks, but I’d love to see a 1024 x 600 resolution for my Eee

  147. 147

    Thanks for keeping the calendars!!! Look forward to them every month.

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    I’d love to see 1280×1024 :(

  149. 149

    Hey, what about us of 1440X900 people? Do we stink?

  150. 150

    I love this site and i love these calendars. Many thanks for these great collection.

  151. 151

    How about adding a poll to each one of these wallpapers to give the authors some extra credit?

  152. 152

    Please dont stop the calendars…..

  153. 153

    Why stop one of your best and most consistent marketing methods?!!! Someone at SM needs to do a study and see the correlation of site hits and no more wallpaper. Thanks for the great collections though!

  154. 154

    I Love these designs, please keep them coming! If your worried about running out of months I know for a fact there are at least 10 more this year!!!!!

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    It’s great you’ve canceled that decision. It really would’ve been a bad one. These monthly wallpapers are not the sole neither the primary reason for my being an rss-subscriber to your site, but even so I would’ve missed it (and would’ve had to find another site offering something like that.)

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    Thank you for this nice collection and thanks that you keep it alive :-)

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    This is odd, last month so many people left negative messages for the wallpapers. This month people are crying. The quality difference between the two months is there, but this is just amazing.

    SM is gonna keep the calendars. They just got what they wanted to know…with two simple words “last call”

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    Suuuper!! Thanks for not discontinuing the wallpaper calendar! I just love these!! I set my Mac to switching to an new one every hour and so I have a day full of wonderful calendars every day and every month!

    Thanks a lot also to all the designers who submit these super cool calendars!

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    Great, like every month.
    This time I chose the “Purification” Wallpaper… beautiful!

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    1440×900 would be great!

  162. 162

    You guys are simply awesome!!! Please don’t stop this work!!!

  163. 163

    Thank you SOOOO much for continuing to do the monthly calendar! It is something I eagerly look forward to each month and tell my co-workers and friends about. I think it is also something that makes Smashing Magazine stand out (amongst all of the other great articles and tips!) Thanks again!

  164. 164

    I can’t believe that it’s all over.
    Please don’t stop.

  165. 165

    I LOVE these wallpapers! Please don’t stop after March!

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    Although the past couple months I haven’t seen any wallpapers that I really like, I still enjoy this and look forward to it every month. I’m glad to see that it will be continued after all.

    And like a couple comments above, it would be great to see 1440×900. A lot of people I know have that resolution, myself included.

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    Thank you for NOT taking away the wallpapers. I love them.

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    Thank you for reconsidering doing away with the monthly wallpapers. I just discovered them last month. I would have been so sad to see them goI think they are a wonderful opportunity for everyday people to access new art from all over the world. They are a much better alternative to the majority of free wallpapers you find on the Web!

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    although most are nice, it would be nice to see something that represents black history month, since that’s what february is, and to celebrate the innaugration of Barrack Obama

  171. 171

    c’mon don’t stop this: is my favourite section!

  172. 172

    Oh my god
    Beautiful it is! I like it very much
    Please don’t stop it
    I wait for it.

  173. 173

    Really wonderfull and beautiful collection!!
    Ilove it…


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    Very good! i love it…

  175. 175

    Thanks for continuing the calendars! :)

  176. 176

    Hungary loves these wallpaper calendars so much!!!!
    Please don’t stop, what’s more, please let us subscribe our favourite ones!

    Many thanks!

  177. 177

    GREAT series this month! you guys rock!

  178. 178

    I love Alfa Romeo ! Great callendar. keep em coming :D

  179. 179

    This is one of the best Months ever! I hope to be able to come back every month.

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    nice walls boys and girls!^^

    that are very bad news why it is the last time? keep them coming!

  181. 181

    Thanks for keeping up the good work!

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    It’s such a shame! Please reconsider, it’s a tradition already!
    Thanks anyway.

  183. 183

    Thanks for the wallpapers, I’m glad you’re not stopping them! They would be sorely missed …

  184. 184

    Thanks! But please don’t stop!

  185. 185

    Love these wallpapers. Please dont stop !!

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    Wayfaring Wanderer

    February 3, 2009 10:04 am

    wow! Some of those are really awesome! I’m all about bright and cheery right now…..or at least I am trying to be :o)

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    Please do not stop the desktop calendars. We love them.

  188. 188

    I thought the January collection was weak as a whole –

    but February is great! Thank you for continuing the collections.

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    thanks for the inclusion!!
    thanks to all fellow designers for submitting inspirational pixels :-)
    thanks to Vitaly & Sven for listening !!

    cu next month then…

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    Awesome! I am so glad that you are keeping this. I first came to your magazine through because of the awesome wallpaper you put on here.

    I look forward to March and other future months!

  192. 192

    Please keep making these until people stop using wallpapers. Neeeed.

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    Christopher LCP Mendes

    February 3, 2009 4:20 pm

    This is my favorite series on Smashing. Thanks for keeping it.

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    go on with other months, I find nice talent for design in someone. Thank you

  195. 195

    Please please please keep the calendars coming!

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    Channakeshava B L

    February 3, 2009 10:51 pm

    I really enjoyed the desktop wallpaper calender design. So, please publish more more desktop wallpaper calender design every month.

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    Dude, my 10 year old daughter comes to the site every month to download wallpapers. Bad move to end this feature.

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    I cannot believe you even considered discontinuing the Monthly wallpapers. I look forward to them every month, and they are the only reason I found the site (through Delicious).

    The website as a whole is excellent and the removal of the monthly wallpapers would be a big loss.

    Keep up the good work.

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    I will write a post on this page and make link to it in my blog. thanks for this lovely collection.

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    i love them all~

  202. 202

    Please! continue with the calendar is a great forum in which one can discover creations of individuals and countries.
    This is a great idea, why is the last month? porqueeeeeeeeee?

  203. 203

    Please keep them coming.

  204. 204

    Hi, Please keep them coming ….. february is fabulous


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    Awsome, well, like always, thanks again for this month papers.

  206. 206

    Ohhhh, noooo, please don’t stop publishing wallpapers. The best website for the best wallpapers

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    Thanks for keeping the Desktop Calendar series going. I was about to ask for that too.

    Only 1 suggestion: Please, do encourage also people to put 1 more month. I’m missing a lot this month a calendar, which has both Feb and March!

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    I was disappointed when I read last week that the monthly calendar contest will be discontinued. I’m realllly glad that it will continue on~ i actually look forward to a new wallpaper every month =)

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    These wallpapers are actually good, and each month more come out, which is great!

    Please don’t stop!

  210. 210

    Guys! don’t be stupid!. Don’t even think about stopping this series. This is what makes me come here every month, unless I need some good designing ideas, which happens very rarely since I’m not any kind designer.
    (I know you’ve changed your mind, but I’m writing this to make sure you won’t try to do the same mistake in the future)

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    Every time I open my laptop to give a presentation, I run the risk of the calendar art outgunning my work! Thank you to all the “artists” and to Smashing. Don’t stop!

  212. 212

    YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!!!!! THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  213. 213

    Thanks a lot for not stopping the calendars. I absolutely love them.

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    These calendars are what keep me going through the month. PLLEEAAASSEE dont end them. They are a beautiful representation of modern digital art. So inspiring!

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    thanks for continuing the calendars!

  216. 216

    Thanks for everything Smashing! Not only the wallpapers every month, but the unending inspiration on every level!

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    there are some really cool ones, but what´s up with some of them, like the Orange Cross one. Pretty ugly if u ask me.

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    please don’t end. please please please

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    “But don’t worry, we have a number of new contests coming up, so it will be worth staying in touch!”

    => Yeaaaaaaaaaaah!!!!!!!!!!! Greeeaaaaaaaaaaaatttttttt!!!!

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    I LOVE the smashing monthly wallpaper series. It’s wonderful news that they won’t actually be discontinued!

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    Keep the monthly calendars!

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    Thank you so much for keeping em coming!

    I have already saved like 15 of them just for this month only. The guys who create them really deserve a platform, and what could be better then SM!

    Thanks for keeping this series alive! Let it go on…as long as calendars and desktops are required! :)

  223. 223

    The monthly calendars are awesome. Please don’t stop this service. I use them and ask my staff to pick their own. It helps to inspire them and catch their feelings. Thanks. Guy…!

  224. 224

    LOVED the comic sans one!!

  225. 225

    Lovely wallpapers!

  226. 226

    I love these! I would really hate for them to disappear :(

  227. 227

    Thanks for not discontinuing the wallpapers, I look forward to the next months papers almost as soon as I add the current months ‘fave’ to my desktop. :)

  228. 228

    Hope these continue. tops. creative. Ana Fernandes’ and Travis Person’s stand out, but each is unique.

  229. 229

    “28 Days” has the numbers/days off by one.

  230. 230

    plz ,plz be contd……………………………………………………….

  231. 231

    Please don’t end this thing!!!
    i wanted to change my mood when every months arrived~
    that what makes every months special !!!!!
    Please keep this up!!!~

  232. 232

    very nice wallpaper ………………………
    and hope that more splendid will added in it

  233. 233

    Please, Keep the monthly calendars!

  234. 234

    Although they are very nice, but none them could replace January “144 Celebrating Creativity” on my desk top right now. Waiting and look forward to March ones :)

  235. 235

    These monthly wallpapers are simply astonishing. They make the each month on my computer absolutely wonderful! Please don’t stop posting them =)

  236. 236

    God say’s thanks you for keeping the monthly wallpapers.

  237. 237

    This is my first time that I visit this web page, and I like it. I love these calendars. They have great talent very good designs. I like this web page because it show us of different designers from different places of the World. Also, these people share their amazing Knowelge in their designs with ideas, combination of colors, illustrations, styles of typography (calligraphy), galleries, layouts, and other styles of designs which only Smashing Magazine might show us in its calendars.
    I would like to see you continue with this great project because you have potential to get more sucess with your designs.
    Thank you for show us this web page.

  238. 238

    As many already wrote, you should not stop the monthly calendars.
    They are a source of inspiration and draw people back to your site month after month.


  239. 239

    OMG please Keep the wallpaper.. I really love this T_T Keep the wallpaper

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    Please keep making these until people stop using wallpapers

  241. 241

    Thanks for continuing the great work……

  242. 242

    Just thanks!

  243. 243

    Keep making calendar wallpapers. Some of them I like very much.

  244. 244

    These desktop wallpapers are amazing! PLEASE DON’T STOP MAKING THEM.

  245. 245

    Good collection. Hardly find such good work anywhere else. keep It up!!!

  246. 246

    Whyyyyyyyyyyyy????? this is one of the greatest things on your site, and I think a lot of us heard about this site on the first place because of your calendar contest. As a matter of fact, I thing it brings a lot of visitors looking for cool wallpapers, so if money is a problem, you could put more ads (I don’t mind the ads if I’m getting so many good wallpapers ;) ).

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    Ilani de Villiers

    March 19, 2009 6:39 am

    i neeeeeeeeeed march to! :) These are SUPA!

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    They’re great. really amazing ^0^

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    I like this site, cool design!

  251. 251

    thankiu so much :X :X

  252. 252

    you are the best!!!!!!! thank´s

  253. 253

    fantabulas work. i like it so much

  254. 254

    muy buenos calendarios


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