Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: May 2009


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 60 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 magazine1 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 May 2009?

Hot Dog

"Hot dog! It’s Spring already?! Time to break out the barbeque." Designed by Mediumjones2 from USA / Canada.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 093

Dreams & Aspirations

"Colorful and vivid wallpaper that fits your screen perfectly in the month May." Designed by Vincent Vander Cruyssen (ViniMan)14 from Belgium.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 0915


Designed by Vlad Gerasimov25 from Russia.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 0926


"A lifegrid for may: births, birds, flowers, blossoms, last month of Spring." Designed by Benedikte Vanderweeën (Bene)42 from Belgium.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 0943

Mother’s Day

"I designed this wallpaper to celebrate Mother’s Day. This is a picture of day lilies in our front yard. They remind me of fallopian tubes – the beginning of life. With issues of women’s rights to choose, it is refreshing to watch my children live and grow." Designed by Millicent Bowman65 from United States.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 0966

Today isn’t just another yesterday

"I wanted to explore the idea that each day is unique and filled with new possibilities. That there are little opportunities in each day to break out of the routine, if we look for them!" Designed by Ben White80 from UK.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 0981


Designed by Tatiana Valkovskaya from Ukraine.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 0993

No Limits

"In this design I mainly focus, there are no limitation for imagination and for ideas. And I used Jamie Paolinetti’s quote “Limitation live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations our possibilities become limitless”" Designed by Maya Sivalingam104 from Sri Lanka.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09105

Pink Flower

"Well, here in Chile it’s Autumn, but this is a gift to my friends on the northern hemisphere, enjoy the Spring!" Designed by Dusan Vlahovic117 from Chile.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09118

Monster at the Park

"Stranged Monster got scared on a cute purple little bird. Made from stock vector and photo. Created using both raster and vector application to make the scene realistic and fun in a way." Designed by Edward Calugtong130 from Philippines.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09131


"Just remembering my time spent two years ago in Sibiu, when it was our European Capital of Culture." Designed by Anca Varsandan147 from Romania.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09148


"In life everything must have an aim, except orchids. Nero Wolfe" Designed by Valentina Rachiele164 from Italy.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09165

May I kiss you?

Designed by Alexandru Precup177 from Romania.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09178

Creative Spark

"The entire concept of this art came out when i was playing around with various photoshop brushes. The effect came in so beautifully that i instantly named it Creative Spark." Designed by Vinod Batus190 from India.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09191

Bob Dylan: “You’re a Liar”

"From Wikipedia203: Dylan undertook a world tour of Australia and Europe in the spring of 1966. Each show was split into two parts. Dylan performed solo during the first half, accompanying himself on acoustic guitar and harmonica. In the second half, backed by the Hawks, he played high voltage electric music. This contrast provoked many fans, who jeered and slow handclapped. The tour culminated in a famously raucous confrontation between Dylan and his audience in England. At the climax of the concert, one fan, angry with Dylan’s electric sound, shouted: “Judas!” to which Dylan responded, “I don’t believe you … You’re a liar!” He then turned to the band and, just within earshot of the microphone, said “Play it f****** loud.” They then launched into the last song of the night: “Like a Rolling Stone”.

On May 24 the world celebrates the birthday of Rock’s greatest poet. Also in this month, Bob Dylan is releasing his 33rd studio album. This wallpaper is a tribute to him. " Designed by Rodrigo Esch204 from Brazil.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09205


"It’s time to relax!" Designed by Christian Pucci (miniMAC)219 from Italy.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09220

Don’t forget May 12th 2008

"Don’t fotget 12 May 2008. This is designed to commemorate Sichuan earthquake, which happened one year before.
The 2008 Sichuan earthquake or Great Sichuan Earthquake. Official figures state that 69,227 are confirmed dead, including 68,636 in Sichuan province, and 374,176 injured, with 18,222 listed as missing." Designed by Evan236 from China.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09237

Hmmmm… May

"Cartoon green worm poking out of the ground wearing a bib." Designed by Josh Cleland244 from United States.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09245

San Fran

"San Francisco is shaping up to be one of my favorite travel destinations so this is for you San Fran!" Designed by Ole Martin Buene265 from Norway.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09266


Designed by Raffaele Tannoia278 from Sweden.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09279

The Workday

"The work day, when we tack a breack and go to a quiet place…" Designed by Ana Fernandes291 from Castelo Branco, Portugal.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09292

May Dreams

"Pursue your dreams…They’ll take you places! My brother took this picture just before sunrise.The place is 20 miles from our home. We often go there on weekends to get away from the noise and commotion of the city… standing on top of that cliff somehow makes you feel special, yet in a simple way. I hope you’ll like it." Designed by Ayhan Kamil302 from Sheffield, United Kingdom.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09303


"The trees outside were budding beautiful purple flowers. Everything is blooming and turning into a beautiful spring." Designed by Kevin Shorter315 from Winston Salem, NC USA.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09316

Cherry Blossoms

"A couple of weeks ago I was walking in our garden and saw this bee on our cherry tree. It felt like spring is here and I was inspired to design this wallpaper." Designed by Rawan Soudah332 from Jordan.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09333

Mystic Spell

"I have myself designed this picture right from the portrait of this lady to the main background effect by using the brushes in photoshop. The inspiration behind this is nothing but Smashing magazine itself and with so many creative graphics & articles that are every now and then displayed in your magazine i think we designers can never fall short of any inspiration. This is my first wallpaper with SM & i just pray that there will be many more to come." Designed by Milind Bhosale from India.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09349

Flower Emergence

"Summer is approaching, the flowers are emerging, each of my senses awaken." Designed by Sonia Gagnon361 from Canada.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09362

Cute Evilness

Designed by Martha Garzon374 from Colombia / USA.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09375

Stamp Collection

"I have been recently looking at some interesting russian stamps and thought it would be a great desktop calendar idea." Designed by Chris Wylie from Canada.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09387

London Underground

"We designed this wallpaper to remember our May 2008 trip to London. The photo was taken with a simple digital camera and then elaborated to exalt the color of the typical london underground entrace." Designed by Alt Design Web Agency399 from Venice, Italy.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09400

Zen of Golf

Designed by John Morris414 from USA.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09415

Showers Bring Flowers

"A colorful depiction of “April Showers, bring May flowers”. A sprinkler is watering the lush green grass that the word May is sitting in." Designed by Adrienne Levin – Moonshine Design431.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09432

Polzeath Beach

"Crowds swarm into toe water as summertime hits Polzeath Beach, Cornwall, United Kingdom." Designed by Irving Bartlett442 from United Kingdom.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09443

Cast a Clout

"My design is based on the old saying ‘Ne’er cast a clout till May be out’ meaning ‘Don’t take off you Winter coat/or clothes until the end of May’. This old lady has taken this advice to the extreme. She refuses to let her Grandson remove his winter vest. Instead she washes the vest and hangs it out to dry with the boy still inside it." Designed by Nicki Algar459 from UK.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09460

Cinco de Mayo Wrestler

"Wanted to celebrate the best party day of the month and what better image than a mexican wrestler." Designed by Joven Orozco476 from USA.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09477


"The wallpaper pack is something between photography and abstract. Basically it is a photomanipulated photography from my last party.
There is no real idea behind this wall, it just looked awesome as this Vodka/Energy drink stood there under this blue LED lamp. So I took a photo of it and manipulated it for wallpaper purposes." Designed by Michal Slupczynski495 from Poland.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09496

Illustration Woody

"”Woody:” One of a series of cinema-inspired portraits by Jordan Kerfeld, a Kansas City filmmaker and illustrator." Designed by Jordan Kerfeld508 from Kansas City, MO USA.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09509

Create your own God

"Create your own God, be your own sunshine!" Designed by Charvi Sarfare516 from India.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09517


Designed by Nenad Remenar from Croatia.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09525

Fresh Cloud

"These days, we’re seeing a lot of tags clouds on the web. I illustrated that for the month of May, with a choice of 2 smashing color backgrounds: refreshing green for the freshness of the nature waking up or vivid orange for the warmth of the sun coming back…" Designed by Julie Lê from Quebec, Canada.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09535

Listen to Groovy May

"What are you listening on this Groovy May?" Designed by JP Fuam547 from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09548

A Precious Notion

"Focusing on typography, I’ve tried to bring this concept to life in which a message is brought forth dealing with the sacrifice of life." Designed by Umer Tahir556 from Canada.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09557


"This wallpaper was made just for fun and to share it with other people :)" Designed by Alexandra Schinck (Yvaine2010)569 from Germany.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09570

Fete Muguet

"Every 1st May is celebrated in France with bouquets of delicate Lilies of the Valley (muguet). I wanted to join this tradition and wish you all happiness!" Designed by PeHaa598 from Poland.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09599

Smashing Disguise

"Little strange and funny like May – some funny people or “things” Smashingly disguiseing like each other :) … Fashion in the funny way at a bus stop somewhere … Or maybe these are some alients going somewhere and just witing for the bus like everibody else (and not with alientcrafts like we all think ) :) – it’s just a nice and misterionus picture to thing about while looking at your destop ." Designed by Nevena Nikolcheva (NEN)611 from Bulgaria.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09612

Red Pencil

"Inspired by the mess on my table." Designed by Petr Vaclavek624 from Czech Republic.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09625


"A little fish character I came up with while trying out typographic plays on the letter ‘a’. I tried to keep it simple and uncluttered, just the way I like my desktop." Designed by Vlad Tamas from Romania.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09631


"Outline of a city and its shadow in a moon. Story between trees and city buildings." Designed by Ana F.647 from Slovenia.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09648


"May is the start of summer season. we feel sick to see burning hot sun and our eyes wish to see something cool and light. So I avoid the dark color and heavy design. “Here’s a nice and minimalistic wallpaper to decorate your desktop.Enjoy it with iPod goodness!”" Designed by NarjisNaqvi663 from Pakistan.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09664

Motherly Love

"The inspiration behind this piece came from the photo I took of my son and I. It showed me how much I meant to him just the way he leaned on to me and looked so peaceful I’ve decided to play a mother’s team of course because of the mother’s day and because this is the first year that I am going to celebrate mother’s day as a mother and I wanted to dedicate this wall paper to all the mothers out there." Designed by Emina D Sehovic682 from Albany, NY, USA.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09683

Mothers Day

"Second sunday of May is celebrated as Mother’s Day. This year the day comes on May 10. For this theme, i have made a pencil sketch and made some alterations on the scanned image." Designed by Abhishek Ravindran699 from India.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09700


"I enjoy playing around with my photographys, making my own wallpapers, and thought that this one would fit the month that my birthday is in :)" Designed by Gisli Már Viglundsson714.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09715

May Yay

"I looked at the word May and thought I could mirror it nicely to form the word Yay, so May Yay!" Designed by Loann West from Boston, MA, USA.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09727


"The wallpaper is inspired from the floor patterns observed in Sikh Gurudwaras. Coupled with the Hindi rendition of ‘May 2009′, the wallpaper has been lent an modern-exotic feel." Designed by Aditya Bhandari739 from India.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09740


"A typography design. May as 5th month. 5 link together can be sEEN like a link of people (victim). Calling for mayday." Designed by Vina748 from Indonesia.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09749

Design & Technology

"Design & Technology is a wallpaper created to enjoy colours, lines, forms, words and ideas. It’s a composition made out by a memeber of gelattina, where our main porpouse is to combine design with technology for the web." Designed by Débora Márquez from México.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09761

We fight our skate spots!

"A skate spot inspired May Wallpaper. Assembled with freebie textures and brushes and multiple overlay, desaturation and motion blur filters in CS4." Designed by Antonio Hadrovic777 from Croatia.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09778


"May is the last chance to enjoy Spring. The flowers, the green grass, and the beautiful weather. It’s also the month of my birthday :)" Designed by Mona Parvin from USA.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09789


"Here are some cute, bright and happy creatures, bouncing around ready for the summer!" Designed by Chris Alexander (Yipori)803 from England.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09804

May Footprint

"Just a cute design made by me. Hope you like it…" Designed by Jonah Enrile from Philippines.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09816

Let’s go have a camp fire!

Designed by Tahir828 from USA.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09829


"And old mailbox from Cafund?…

(Cafundo is an portuguese word/expression for somewhere that is far away from everything and everyone…)" Designed by Cafundó Estúdio837 from Brazil.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09838


Designed by David Beljan850 from Slovenia.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09851

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 month859!

What’s your favorite?

What’s your favourite theme or wallpaper for May? Please let us know in the comments! And smashing May, folks!

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  1. 1

    very nice

  2. 2

    Hurrah – I really look forward to these being released. Thank you SM.

  3. 3

    Great collection again. Thanks!

  4. 4

    “Monster in the Park” is my favorite of the bunch.

  5. 5

    favorite: Astronaut

  6. 6

    Don’t forget 12 May 2008.

  7. 7

    Every month you outdo your previous collection!

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  9. 9

    So many lovely images to choose from!! Plumpted for ‘Today isn’t just another yesterday’
    Thanks SM

  10. 10

    I would remove half of them and leave just the decent ones. But as always, found one or two for myself – cheers!

  11. 11

    Favourites are Melancholy and Mailbox! But some icons overlap with the calendar of Mailbox on my desktop so I’m using Melancholy. :D Awesome selection again!

  12. 12

    Not even one wallpaper with a political theme about 1st of May? It is embarrassed forgeting that workers all around the world sacrificed their lifes for us… Shame, especially nowadays…

  13. 13

    I like cute evilness – BTW, I think the author is Colombian (from south America) not Columbia / USA – so ‘/ USA’ shouldn’t be there…

    Monster at the park is also cool…

  14. 14

    Nice, always looking forward to the next month.

    But now it’s the first time i don’t really find one i want to use :)

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    Patrice Poliquin

    April 30, 2009 3:28 am

    Nice collection but I can’t use some that I liked because the calendar is on top right or right side only and with vista it goes bad… The little applications at the right just hide it.

  16. 16

    Astronaut is my favorite… Well done!

  17. 17

    May collection is the best!

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    Yey ! I got featured, I am happy :)

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    Edward Calugtong

    April 30, 2009 4:06 am

    Wee! I got featured!

    Thanks SM! Glad to be featured. :)

    - Edward

  21. 21

    Thanks Smashing for the 3rd feature in a row :D

    I LOVE monster at the park

  22. 22

    Simply beautiful! Can I use them for my Twitter background?

  23. 23

    Great selection, Monster at the Park is my favourite!

  24. 24

    Another brilliant collection, couldn’t possibly pick a favourite – thanks guys!

  25. 25

    Edward Calugtong

    April 30, 2009 4:20 am

    Sorry for the link. ^_^

    Really overwhelmed with these feature. Wee!

  26. 26

    These are great wallpapers, except one thing. Links and logos like “Smashing Magazine” on them. These do spoil the overall image. Anyway, what’s the purpose? To make a user remember where did he get this stuff? Personally, I don’t understand why a user needs some advertisement on his desktop.
    P.S. I’d choose fresh cloud.

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    Chris Alexander

    April 30, 2009 4:28 am

    Thanks for listing mine (the Bounce one). Great work everyone!

  28. 28

    i took look forward to them every month. i think this is the first time i couldn’t find one i wanted to use.
    but keep posted the calendars!!

  29. 29

    They are all great, but I have to go with astronaut.

  30. 30

    Pink flower, Spring, May dreams
    Thanks everyone for the work.

  31. 31

    awesome as always =)

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    Markus Koljonen

    April 30, 2009 4:47 am

    Dreams & Aspirations is my fave of these.

  33. 33

    Love the golf one! Green! Thanks as always Smashing.

  34. 34

    ¡Gracias! visualmente deliciosos…
    Thanks! visually delicious

  35. 35

    Woody ! Is my favorite

  36. 36

    I liked a lot of the wallpapers. Actually it was really hard this month to decide. After all I choosed “Melancholy”.

  37. 37

    Like some others have said, i’m surprised too by some wallpapers here: iI’d say the quality of half of them is very… let’s say amateur to be nice :)
    I hope next month’s selection will be as the previous ones, maybe less images, but more quality !

  38. 38

    Awesome collection. how can I submit a calendar design?

  39. 39

    Some incredible wallpapers there, and yes I agree that the logo sometimes destroys the effect. I do wish there was at least one dual-monitor wallpaper in there though.

  40. 40

    Listen to Groovy May is great and I just love how they did the numbers on the Hotdog one, nice!!!

  41. 41

    Thanks SM! Glad to be featured. Keep Going!

  42. 42

    nice Wallpaper, lovem them

  43. 43

    Lots of great ones here, thank you very much for keeping this going. For me, I like to have something that shows a calendar large enough to see from a few feet away…. and for easy recognition of what day’s what, having them laid out in 7-day rows is preferred. Also, I’ve learned that I’m used to seeing weeks begin on Sundays. Once I find something that meets this, I pick a design. For this month, my choice is Stamp Collection, but I also like A Precious Notion, Cityimage, Woody Allen and Showers Bring Flowers….

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    Massimo Bastianon

    April 30, 2009 5:47 am

    always the best!

  45. 45

    Melancholy, Mailbox and Monster in the Park were good. Nothing else spoke to me.

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    heather van de mark

    April 30, 2009 5:56 am

    the hot dog i set as my wall paper instantly. it is just too hilarious.
    the calendar with a pink background and may headphones stands out.
    And the cast a clout, is great in it’s understated ness.

  47. 47

    So many wonderful designs to choose from!!!! Thought “Cute Evilness” was awesome — with actual usable space for my cluttered desktop. Kudos to all designers!!! Thanks!!

  48. 48

    Thanks SM. Glad to be featured :)

  49. 49

    Fantastic collection, though I can’t say I like all of these.

  50. 50

    Thank you for accepting mine last month and this, especially as I am an “amateur” whose ideas often outpace her skills.
    I like that there is always a wide variety of styles. I, for instance, am not interested in the phogographically based ones, but I respect the skill that goes into them. I think the nay sayers on here should remember this is a free contest with no prize except publication–open to anyone, and not based on technical virtuosity alone.
    As to picking one–why? I change mine every week of the month, and use them as my screensaver in a slide show. I keep previous months without calendar in the queue.
    Thank you again, (and to the person who liked mine last month in the comments!).

  51. 51

    And thank you to all the designers for sharing their work. I loved this month’s selections and downloaded more than I ever have before.

  52. 52

    what’s up with the wild swings in quality? is there a review process that these go through? some are absolutely phenomenal and others look like they were done in 15 minutes by people who have never used photoshop before. no offense, i guess i’ve just come to expect a certain level of quality.

  53. 53

    A superb collection.

  54. 54

    Wow ! I got featured!

  55. 55

    I think this is my favourite collection so far! Great job putting it together, and fantastic work from all the designers – thanks a lot!

  56. 56

    Best collection set I’ve ever seen, so many unique and amazing calendars that made me download at least 8 of these when I actually the most I’ve downloaded before was 1.

    My 2 fav are “No Limits” and “Monster at the park”

  57. 57

    Great selection, thanks

  58. 58

    Fishy …fishy ….fishy^^

  59. 59

    Don’t forget May 12th 2008. Thanks, Smashing Magazine.

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    Char-Lou Benedict

    April 30, 2009 8:36 am

    These are all great – and each month they get better. You need to develop a wallpaper rotator so that a different one can come up each time I log on.

    Thanks for all the inspiration!

  61. 61

    My 2nd feature… next stop June ;)

  62. 62

    It’s almost silly how much I look forward to these every month

  63. 63

    yes…….so cool wallpapers for 2009 may

  64. 64

    Woody made it! Niice. Some really great work here; inspired as usual

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  66. 66

    they are Great!!!! Congratuations…

  67. 67

    I’m gonna go ahead and admit that none of these are very impressive. There are maybe 2 or 3 good designs. This is the worst backgroundup that Smashing’s posted in a while.

  68. 68 + rainlendar > all

  69. 69

    i LOVE the hot dog :D that’s the best thing about this time of year—a grilled hot dog!

  70. 70

    As always – Amazing! I think I will take one.

  71. 71

    Thanks! I love this wallpapers.

  72. 72

    Nice Wallpapers. Great job everyone!
    Those are the best ones:
    Mother’s Day — Armchair — Cherry Blossoms — Spring — Fishy — Bounce — Dandelion

  73. 73

    Nasing spešal.

  74. 74

    The Luchador is the best!

  75. 75

    great list, especially loving the monster at the park!!

  76. 76

    I like very much “Astronaut” Theme

  77. 77

    May collection is very nice.
    My favorite is “fresh cloud”.

  78. 78

    Amazing collection once again. They just seem to get better and better. I’m spoilt for choice this month, maybe the Spring, Spring, Cityimage, Polzbeath or San Fran.

  79. 79

    I love these calendars, thanks for sharing your creativity freely.

    Can I make one suggestion? Im in OZ and we are heading into Autumn perhaps think of some Autumnal themes for us down under :)

  80. 80

    who has time to look at wallpaper? my desktop is always full.

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    John Morris Photography

    April 30, 2009 6:09 pm

    Ah, creativity is refreshing. Glad to see ours made it. Lots of great work here.

  82. 82

    Some of these are fantastic! You guys really should use a spellchecker for some of the blurbs about the wallpapers, even if it’s fixing their authors’(Wallpaper creators) mistakes, not yours. The spelling in some of these hurts my head.

  83. 83

    Great Collection. Thanks For Sharing.

  84. 84

    Awesome, absolutely Awesome, can’t thank you all enough!

    This post always makes my day for the month and always me to have something fresh and pleasant to look at each month. Can’t thank you all enough! Cheers!

  85. 85

    I love this collection so much. Thank’s a lot!!

  86. 86

    Very diverse selection, love the May Dreams one! What I want to know is why people feel the need to put down other people’s hard work? Why discourage all these artists by insulting their efforts?

  87. 87

    Hey Smashing,
    Thanks again so much for keeping this up! I really look forward to it every month, and I tell everyone about your site and they use the wallpapers too now. I’m using Moonaway, it was a tough choice with so many nice ones to choose from! Thanks again, and please don’t stop posting these!!

  88. 88

    Again – A great effort by the designers.. and a Lovely collection.

    But am not able to participate this time :(

    No worries..I like most of them and these are my favorites – Hot Dog – Astronaut – No Limits – Creative Spark – Fresh Cloud – Fishy – Mothers Day(by Abhishek Ravindran).

    Great work guys and Keep it up.!


  89. 89

    Great Collection. Very nice!!!! Thanks For Sharing.

  90. 90

    Gravity Station

    April 30, 2009 9:46 pm

    NO LIMITS! *my fave!

  91. 91

    Hi good collection


  92. 92

    Great collection – Cute Evilness is my favorite this time :-)

  93. 93

    Great designs by Maya from Sri Lanka and Anca from Romania!

  94. 94

    Thanks SM for featured my design esp for a beginner like me ^^, i’m very pleased. That was my very first wallpaper. I’m so happy. Hope i can join next time and hope can improve in my wallpaper design.

  95. 95

    WHOOOOOO! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, for featuring my design…

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    Danny fro India

    May 1, 2009 1:36 am

    NO L=I=M=I=T=S RoKzZzZzZzZzZzZzZ

  97. 97

    mailbox is for me. yes it is. thanks.

  98. 98

    For me: the best collection in this year :) Next month, the same problem: what to choose :D Thanx

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  100. 100

    Monster @ the park wallpaper without calendar in the size 1920×1200 is not availible!!!!
    please load it up // its so great!!!

  101. 101

    oh man these just keep getting better and better.

  102. 102

    Nice ones this month.

    I like Fete Muguet and Cityimage a lot.

  103. 103

    Great works! And thank you :)

  104. 104


    We Fight Our Skate Spots!

    and also May Dreams.

    they just keep getting
    better and better.

    so heads up to you there;)

  105. 105

    At work, I have my screen tilted vertically for greater ease when reading documents. I would love to see some desktop/wallpaper/calendars in this format! (960×1280)

  106. 106

    I’m sorry but the smashing magazine logo just ruins these. Please use a transparent logo next time or better yet, don’t use one at all.
    Thank god most of us know how to use Photoshop at least enough to remove a logo :/

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    Jessica Kennedy

    May 1, 2009 6:11 am

    I’m using Cute Evilness! Too cute! Wish it had more color but it’s my fav!

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    1. No Limits
    2. Creative Spark
    3. Orchids

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    OMG!! my teacher totally made a cool calendar posting!! The Mother’s Day calendar with the breathtaking Red flower! She is gonna totally have to teach me some more photoshop skills! lol

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    “Monster at the Park” – “without calendar” – “1920×1200″ is not available!
    it gives 404 – Not Found error !!

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    thanx smashing for the cool wallpapers. I like the 3rd Spring by Mona! ;)

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    Totally Spring by Mona Parvin. Just look at the Illustration of the grass, it looks so real! I am totally diggin’ this one. Great Job!

    … I guess it’s named Spring 2 cause there’s so many ones named Spring … lol

    Awesome Job Everyone!!!

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    Melancholy is my favourite!

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    very awesome collection. please keep up the good work.

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    Might I entreat more designers to include a 1280 x 1024 version of their design?

    I love these desktops. Thanks, all!

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    All wallpapers ar awesome, but I like Melancholy, No limits, Spring and mailbox.

    Thanks all

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    I liked these a lot better than last month, but in reality, I’m only going to download about 3 of them.
    Thanks though.

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    Excellnte web page with the most interesting and beautiful images i can use to decorate my desktop. Thanks for sharing your ideas here and make us happy with the illustrations.

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    Oh thank you, especially for May-Yay! Every time I sit at my computer the first thing I’ll see is a positive message. Fantastic!

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    Yey, I get published on May ; Listen to the Groovy May :) Thank you. SmashingMagazine. Hope to submit more in near future.
    Most of them are fantastic, Different people comes different creative

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    Thanks for SM . . . I got Publish this month also . . . end of every month im tempt to see the collection . . . Thanks again to SM and to all

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    Thanks, I’m using the one called spring

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    F*ck, they are so awesome, and i can’t choose!!

    Love them. I’m already looking forward to 31th May, for next month wallpapers, hehe!

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    Favourite brighter: ‘Create your own god’
    Favourite darker: ‘No limits’

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    Great stuff as usual.

    One question though: Why do the wallpaper posts not appear in the RSS Feed?

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    Thanks from Russia !!! .. :)

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    is beatifull wallpaper,thanks

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    Robert (InToGraphics at the forum)

    May 2, 2009 12:13 pm

    Astronaut is my favourite.
    Just like me when I was at that age. I could still become anything I wanted.
    Better still, I would go anywhere my mind could think of.

    BTW, Ana Fernandes played tricks with my mind for a second with “The Workday”.


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    every month i am waiting for updating my desktop. and every month you show much better designs. thanks to all the submitters!!! really great!

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    ze blijven eig wel zotsjiek

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    Thanks for a few 2560×1600, hopefully more of the designers will offer this resolution in the future. I have two computers at 2560×1600 and one at 1920×1080 so nowadays fewer of these excellent designs can be used on my primary systems!

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    Faves: “Listen to Groovy May,” “Moonaway” and “Create Your Own God.” Plus two or three close seconds. Great batch, thanks guys! My computer smiles.

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    These are awesome thanks!

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    Every month is better and better. Once again I am blown away.

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    Hehe! I love that you guys included the Naruto one ;)

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    Stunning wallpaper

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    Mother’s Day, Moonaway, and Cherry Blossoms were my favorite’s this month. I love all the great choices each month!

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    GIlmara Elisa

    May 3, 2009 5:33 am

    I love all of them!
    My favorites are Melancholy and May Dreams.


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    Nice wallpapers! I love most of them!
    I was going to submit one but I forgot to send my wallpapers.

    Nature Photos

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    Once again a nice gallery.
    Looking forward to it every month!
    Thanks a lot SM!

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    Amazing stuff!

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    Excellent stuff… thanks for sharing…

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    awesome collection, Bravo

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    Monster at the Park

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    Great collection….!!! Loved it!

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    yo! thanks :)

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    I like it ….

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    Great great great wallpapers

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    I love ‘No Limits’, but it have mistake. It don’t have 24 of May… I don’t know if it is purposeful action.

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    “Pink Flower” (without calendar)

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    I like some more, some less. You already had published better wallpapers. I’d like to see more amazing nature wallpapers.

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    Matthew Gonzalez

    May 4, 2009 5:29 am

    Cinco de Mayo and May Dreams and Aspirations for me

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    Thanks SM! Very nice wallpapers!!!

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    No great ones this time, except the underground pic. Maybe a little more creativity?

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    On second thoughts, there are indeed some nice ones! Thanks

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    Not as impressed with the selection this month as I have been in the past. There are a few solid pieces of work, but not as many standouts as in previous months.

    The Mother’s Day (the red lillies by Millicent B.) is a striking and beautiful image, but I’m actually surprised that you put something so polemic on this site as the whole right-to-choice vs. right-to-life argument. “Mothers choose life” is a tautology, but I don’t think that its too hard to see where the author’s loyalties lie…perhaps Smashing doesn’t want to get into that whole debate.

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    siberian girl

    May 4, 2009 2:31 pm

    cute evilness. great idea with the boxes!

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    The “Don’t Forget” one has a very prominent error that I caught from the thumbnail. Says “Don’t Forgot”. :(

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    Brilliant piece of work.
    Abhishek keep up the good work …Good luck

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    Moonaway is so great!!

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    Gr8 work Abhishek…. :) Keep Rocking!!!

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    wooow! :)

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    Cute Evilness is the best by far, but everyone has shown extraordinary talent.

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    I can’t belive, I share the town with this girl :-)
    great Ana F.

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    Thank you. Nice walls

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    «No great ones this time… Maybe a little more creativity?»
    OK! I’m eager to see what, those who criticized this month, will send oh-so great next month!…

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    Nice Collection!
    Thanks :)

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    Mailbox by Cafundó is certainly my favourite.

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    Absolutely BRILLIANT!!

    Thank you!!

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    Awesome wallpapers.
    Keep it on.
    god bless u……..:-)

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    Excelentes calendarios! muchas gracias.

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    Just fell on your website…Its the website of my dreams. I Love your calendars!!! Keep up the great work! There are so amazing! Absolutely BRILLIANT!! Thank-you!!!

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    Beautiful work…thank you again!

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    Just a suggestion- maybe someone should proof read these before they are put on your site. It’s a reflection on you- I see some spelling mistakes and the No lImits one has May 24 missing. I do like this site a lot though- so many to pick from and I love the calendars!! Thank you!!

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    Mês de maio está demais..! Muito bom.!

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    I adore having a new desktop every month, thank you!!

    Monster in the Park is definately my fave –×1050.jpg

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    Once again, much excellence here. One full week into May, I’m finding that Cityimage is my favorite. Thanks Ana!

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    Belinda Lirach Vega

    May 7, 2009 6:52 am

    Great! I love this page, thank you designers for bringing this cool wallpapers, see you next month!

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    i love this web site, i love the months to change to see what’s coming out next. NICE WORK!

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    Favorite = Orchids

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    brilliant collection folks!!!

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    Great series. I am now hooked on these. Keep the awsome walls flowing!

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    i like “Cityimage”,thanks~

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    No limit doesnt have a 24th???

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    >~Adam I agree,
    Should have at leaste ONE Dual Monitor. SmashingMagazine doesn’t mention these sizes in their ‘rules’.

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    Great collection, I agree that a few of them should be left out. Quality over quantity!

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    Really Awesome…
    Loves much to surf this site….

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    I absolutely love, love this site. Every month I am on it to see the new calendar wallpapers. Such talent! Thank you for sharing.

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    My favorites this month:
    - Melancholy – nice author’s site too, btw ;)
    - Astronaut – toujours Vlad Gerasimov!
    - Fishy – pretty good! + another Vlad :) Tamas this time

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    moonaway!!! good

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    ‘Spring’ is my favorite. I love all the black with May spotlighted.

    I am so glad I found this site, I love all the choices and beautiful designs. I normally change it out each week so that I can sample the different designs, but this month I’ve kept ‘Spring’ up until today. I just changed it to ‘Creative Spark’.

    Thanks to all the designers who contribute for making my desktop lovely!!!

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    I love the picture of Dandelion.
    It’s so beautiful. Cool

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    impressive photos………..

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    may all your dreams come true!..

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    My favorite was the cherry blossom one. beautiful!

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    The wallpapers are very beautiful. It has inspired me to create one.

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    Francis Adu-Gyamfi

    May 19, 2010 4:01 am

    I downloaded them all. MWUAAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

    I just create a theme in Win 7 and watch them change every hour. God bless you guys for making my day!


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