Fantastic Wallpapers That Will Blow Your Desktop Away

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We love desktop wallpapers. And we love beautiful ones most. And although we monthly publish desktop wallpapers of our readers (desktop wallpaper calendar feature1), we thought that it would be nice to provide our contributors with some fresh inspiration and our readers with some nice wallpaper update for a lousy Monday.

The wallpapers for this post were selected over a long period of time; they cover mainly nature, abstract and digital art (further collections will be coming if you are interested). We’ve tried to pick only the most beautiful ones and hopefully you won’t be disappointed.

Below we present a showcase of over 50 fantastic wallpapers that will blow your desktop away. Most of them are in HD and will make your desktop look as nifty as it is possible. Because the resolutions are so high, if one doesn’t fit your screen, use your favorite image editor to refine its dimensions.

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Fantastic Wallpapers That Will Blow Your Desktop Away Link

Bird on a branch6
Available in various widescreen, fullscreen, HDTV and dualscreen resolutions.

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Patrick Gunderson’s abstract artworks8
Available in 1920×1080.

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Unbrella Sky11
1024×768, 1280×800, 1280×1024, 1440×900

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Glacier Sunrise13
Available in various full screen and wide screen resolutions – 1280×800, 1440×900, 1680×1050 and 1920×1200.

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The Dancing Nebula15
1920×1200px.

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Colors and An Animal17
Available in various fullscreen resolutions.

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Guara19
Available in 1920×1200, 2560×1600

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Strukt21
Available in 1024×640, 2560×1600

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Serenity23
Available in 1440×900.

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De La Haut25
Available in various fullscreen resolutions.

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Creamy Sky27
Available in various widescreen, fullscreen, HDTV and dualscreen resolutions.

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Chameleon29
Available in various widescreen and fullscreen resolutions.

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something like an astronomer31

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MacBook Pro33
Available in various widescreen, fullscreen, HDTV and dualscreen resolutions.

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Bello Nebula35
Available in the resolution 1920×1200.

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La Solitudine37
Available in the resolution 1680×1050.

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Super Silo39
Available in various resolutions – widescreen, fullscreen and iPhone.

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For A Thousand Years41
Available in 1280×1024, 1440×900, 1680×1050.

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Dreamer43
A beautiful wallpaper created by Henrik Newstream, available in various full screen resolutions.

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Equidistant45
Available in the resolutions 1280×1024, 1440×900, 1680×1050, 1900×1200 and in the iPhone-version.

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Nova47
Available in the resolution 1920×1200.

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Eifel Tower49
Available in the resolution 1600×1200.

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Ee Venn’s wallpaper51
Available in various resolutions – widescreen, fullscreen and iPhone.

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Bokeh53
Available in Dual & Single Display Screens (Wide/Full Screen)

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Vladstudio’s wallpapers55
Available in various fullscreen resolutions – 1280×1024, 1400×1050, 1600×1200.

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Cosmic Apple57
Available in various wide screen resolutions – 1280×800, 1440×900, 1680×1050 and 1920×1200.

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Let if fly59
Available in various full screen and wide screen resolutions – 1280×800, 1440×900, 1680×1050 and 1920×1200.

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Swan61
Available resolutions: 1440×900, 1680×1050 and 1920×1200.

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Phalanx63
Available in various full screen and wide screen resolutions – 1280×800, 1440×900, 1680×1050 and 1920×1200.

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Autumn65
Available in various full screen and wide screen resolutions – 1280×800, 1440×900, 1680×1050 and 1920×1200.

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Chasing Dreams67
Available in 1920×1080.

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It’s Magic69
Available in 1440×900, 1600×1200, 1680×1050 and 1920×1200.

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Influx71
Available in resolutions 1280×1024, 1920×1200 and 2560×1600.

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All Falls Down73
Available in resolutions 1280×800, 1440×900, 1680×1050 and 1920×1200.

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Distorted 7 HD Wallpaper75
Available in 1680×1050

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Rooster’s Ranch77
Available in 1440×900, designed by Andrea Andrade.

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Electricmanja79
Available in the resolutions 1024×768, 1280×800, 1280×1024, 1440×900, 1680×1050, 1920×1200 and in the iPhone version.

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Photons81
Available in various themes in resolutions 1280×1024, 1600×1200, 1920×1200.

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Korean Star Paper83
Available in the resolution 1920×1200.

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a flower85
Available in various resolutions 1600×1200 and 1920×1200.

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The End, The Tsunami87
Available in 1440×900, 1680×1050, 1920×1200

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depthCore Heist89
Available in various resolutions – widescreen, fullscreen and iPhone.

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Twizted91
Available in the resolution 2560×1600.

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In a Whisper93
Available in 1280×800

94

Fritrix95
Available in 1280×1224, 1680×1050, 2600×1300

96

Gone Clubbing97
Available in various resolutions: 1920×1200, 1680×1050, 1440×900, 1280×800, but also fullscreen, HDTV and Mobile versions are available.

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Route 6699
1920×1200

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The Dope Show101
Available in 1680×1050 (up to)

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Yellow Silk103
Available in 1680×1050.

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The Lich King (Warcraft)105
HD — 1900×1200

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Diablo3107
1024×768, 1280×960, 1280×1024, 1280×720, 1280×800, 1440×900, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1080, 1920×1200

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Bulls on Parade109
1100×778, 1920×1200, 1680×1050, 1280×1024, 1280×800, 1024×768

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Videogames Remakes Wallpapers111
The French designer Mikaël Aguirre112 designs remakes of legendary video games such as Mario, Sonic, Gunstar Heroes and others. The wallpaper dimensions are up to 5000×2800 for printing. Incredible pieces of art.

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Footnotes Link

  1. 1 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/03/19/desktop-wallpaper-calendar-join-in/
  2. 2 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/02/12/really-stunning-desktop-wallpapers/
  3. 3 http://www.drweb.de/magazin/wallpaper-gesammelte-hintergrundbilder-fur-den-desktop/
  4. 4 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/01/06/100-really-beautiful-iphone-wallpapers/
  5. 5 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/12/10/50-most-amazing-dual-screen-desktop-wallpapers/
  6. 6 http://interfacelift.com/wallpaper_beta/details/1819/bird_on_a_branch.html
  7. 7 http://interfacelift.com/wallpaper_beta/details/1819/bird_on_a_branch.html
  8. 8 http://www.flickr.com/photos/gunderson/
  9. 9 http://www.flickr.com/photos/gunderson/3051551649/sizes/o/
  10. 10 http://www.flickr.com/photos/gunderson/3007588450/sizes/o/in/set-72157608505526766/
  11. 11 http://www.wallcoo.net/cartoon/digital_CG_artwork_wallpaper_03_1920x1200/html/wallpaper1.html
  12. 12 http://www.wallcoo.net/cartoon/digital_CG_artwork_wallpaper_03_1920x1200/html/wallpaper1.html
  13. 13 http://www.zixpk.com/2008/09/hd-wallpaper-glacier-sunrise.html
  14. 14 http://www.zixpk.com/2008/09/hd-wallpaper-glacier-sunrise.html
  15. 15 http://casperium.deviantart.com/art/The-Dancing-Nebula-WS-116196286
  16. 16 http://casperium.deviantart.com/art/The-Dancing-Nebula-WS-116196286
  17. 17 http://www.customvector.com/wallpapers_dl.php?t=./img/wallpapers/800x600/800x600_43_batista.jpg&id=138&res=1680x1050
  18. 18 http://www.customvector.com/wallpapers_dl.php?t=./img/wallpapers/800x600/800x600_43_batista.jpg&id=138&res=1680x1050
  19. 19 http://eamejia.deviantart.com/art/Guara-WallPack-102938886
  20. 20 http://eamejia.deviantart.com/art/Guara-WallPack-102938886
  21. 21 http://www.flickr.com/photos/andreaskoller/2163086771/sizes/o/
  22. 22 http://www.flickr.com/photos/andreaskoller/2163086771/sizes/o/
  23. 23 http://nikander.deviantart.com/art/Serenity-74556648
  24. 24 http://nikander.deviantart.com/art/Serenity-74556648
  25. 25 http://www.customvector.com/wallpapers_dl.php?t=./img/wallpapers/800x600/800x600_43_De_la_haut_AlexandraPetracchi_1600_1200.jpg&id=212&res=1440x900#
  26. 26 http://www.customvector.com/wallpapers_dl.php?t=./img/wallpapers/800x600/800x600_43_De_la_haut_AlexandraPetracchi_1600_1200.jpg&id=212&res=1440x900#
  27. 27 http://interfacelift.com/wallpaper_beta/details/1794/creamy_sky.html
  28. 28 http://interfacelift.com/wallpaper_beta/details/1794/creamy_sky.html
  29. 29 http://www.zixpk.com/2008/12/chameleon-desktop-background.html
  30. 30 http://www.zixpk.com/2008/12/chameleon-desktop-background.html
  31. 31 http://ravenskar.deviantart.com/art/something-like-an-astronomer-111558725
  32. 32 http://ravenskar.deviantart.com/art/something-like-an-astronomer-111558725
  33. 33 http://interfacelift.com/wallpaper_beta/details/1840/macbook_pro,_just_awesome.html
  34. 34 http://interfacelift.com/wallpaper_beta/details/1840/macbook_pro,_just_awesome.html
  35. 35 http://casperium.deviantart.com/art/The-Bello-Nebula-WS-113173250
  36. 36 http://casperium.deviantart.com/art/The-Bello-Nebula-WS-113173250
  37. 37 http://cocacolagirlie.deviantart.com/art/La-Solitudine-113197753
  38. 38 http://cocacolagirlie.deviantart.com/art/La-Solitudine-113197753
  39. 39 http://abduzeedo.com/wallpaper-week-41-super-silo
  40. 40 http://abduzeedo.com/wallpaper-week-41-super-silo
  41. 41 http://vaporization.deviantart.com/art/For-A-Thousand-Years-108907908
  42. 42 http://vaporization.deviantart.com/art/For-A-Thousand-Years-108907908
  43. 43 http://www.wallpapers-room.com/1118/filter/popular/978/
  44. 44 http://www.wallpapers-room.com/1118/filter/popular/978/
  45. 45 http://colorburned.com/2008/05/wallpaper_of_the_week_vol_1.html
  46. 46 http://colorburned.com/2008/05/wallpaper_of_the_week_vol_1.html
  47. 47 http://casperium.deviantart.com/art/Nova-90613471
  48. 48 http://casperium.deviantart.com/art/Nova-90613471
  49. 49 http://www.hdwallpapers.net/travel-wallpapers
  50. 50 http://www.hdwallpapers.net/travel-wallpapers
  51. 51 http://abduzeedo.com/wallpaper-week-21-0
  52. 52 http://abduzeedo.com/wallpaper-week-21-0
  53. 53 http://-kol.deviantart.com/art/Bokeh-116165739
  54. 54 http://-kol.deviantart.com/art/Bokeh-116165739
  55. 55 http://www.vladstudio.com
  56. 56 http://www.vladstudio.com/wallpaper/?squareelephant
  57. 57 http://www.wallpapers-room.com/861/filter/popular/1680x1050/2/
  58. 58 http://www.wallpapers-room.com/861/filter/popular/1680x1050/2/
  59. 59 http://www.zixpk.com/2009/05/let-it-fly-hd-wallpaper.html
  60. 60 http://www.zixpk.com/2009/05/let-it-fly-hd-wallpaper.html
  61. 61 http://www.wallcoo.net/cartoon/digital_CG_artwork_wallpaper_04_1920x1200/html/wallpaper22.html
  62. 62 http://www.wallcoo.net/cartoon/digital_CG_artwork_wallpaper_04_1920x1200/html/wallpaper22.html
  63. 63 http://www.zixpk.com/2008/11/phalanx-hd-wallpaper.html
  64. 64 http://www.zixpk.com/2008/11/phalanx-hd-wallpaper.html
  65. 65 http://www.zixpk.com/2009/03/autumn.html
  66. 66 http://www.zixpk.com/2009/03/autumn.html
  67. 67 http://skyway.deviantart.com/art/Chasing-Dreams-107979482
  68. 68 http://skyway.deviantart.com/art/Chasing-Dreams-107979482
  69. 69 http://d4m.deviantart.com/art/Its-Magic-Wallpaper-Pack-90587141
  70. 70 http://d4m.deviantart.com/art/Its-Magic-Wallpaper-Pack-90587141
  71. 71 http://applesactually.deviantart.com/art/Influx-WallpaperPack-112183622
  72. 72 http://applesactually.deviantart.com/art/Influx-WallpaperPack-112183622
  73. 73 http://desk08.customize.org/wallpaper/31/
  74. 74 http://desk08.customize.org/wallpaper/31/
  75. 75 http://www.vistaknowledge.com/vista-hd-wallpapers/Distorted_7_by_Cavaille.jpg
  76. 76 http://www.vistaknowledge.com/vista-hd-wallpapers/Distorted_7_by_Cavaille.jpg
  77. 77 http://deinha1974.deviantart.com/art/Rooster-s-Ranch-92609916
  78. 78 http://deinha1974.deviantart.com/art/Rooster-s-Ranch-92609916
  79. 79 http://abduzeedo.com/wallpaper-week-44-electricmanja
  80. 80 http://abduzeedo.com/wallpaper-week-44-electricmanja
  81. 81 http://tinkupuri.deviantart.com/art/PHOTONS-37029927
  82. 82 http://tinkupuri.deviantart.com/art/PHOTONS-37029927
  83. 83 http://sunira.deviantart.com/art/Korean-Star-Paper-Wallpaper-I-100401856
  84. 84 http://sunira.deviantart.com/art/Korean-Star-Paper-Wallpaper-I-100401856
  85. 85 http://piginpond.com/bbs/board.php?bo_table=wallpaper&wr_id=166&page=4
  86. 86 http://piginpond.com/bbs/board.php?bo_table=wallpaper&wr_id=166&page=4
  87. 87 http://www.flowgraphic.com/?p=8628#more-8628
  88. 88 http://www.flowgraphic.com/?p=8628#more-8628
  89. 89 http://abduzeedo.com/wallpaper-week-43-depthcore-heist
  90. 90 http://abduzeedo.com/wallpaper-week-43-depthcore-heist
  91. 91 http://mrcool256.deviantart.com/art/Twizted-118211737
  92. 92 http://mrcool256.deviantart.com/art/Twizted-118211737
  93. 93 http://fc00.deviantart.com/fs44/i/2009/084/5/8/In_A_Whisper_by_Druology.jpg
  94. 94 http://fc00.deviantart.com/fs44/i/2009/084/5/8/In_A_Whisper_by_Druology.jpg
  95. 95 http://brandonwagner.deviantart.com/art/Fritrix-97995829
  96. 96 http://brandonwagner.deviantart.com/art/Fritrix-97995829
  97. 97 http://interfacelift.com/wallpaper_beta/details/1805/gone_clubbing.html
  98. 98 http://interfacelift.com/wallpaper_beta/details/1805/gone_clubbing.html
  99. 99 http://2806.deviantart.com/art/Route-66-117654015
  100. 100 http://2806.deviantart.com/art/Route-66-117654015
  101. 101 http://www.zixpk.com/2009/04/dopeshow.html
  102. 102 http://www.zixpk.com/2009/04/dopeshow.html
  103. 103 http://crazyivan969.deviantart.com/art/silk-86403723
  104. 104 http://crazyivan969.deviantart.com/art/silk-86403723
  105. 105 http://flamewalker.deviantart.com/art/The-Lich-King-s-might-116837421
  106. 106 http://flamewalker.deviantart.com/art/The-Lich-King-s-might-116837421
  107. 107 http://www.ewallpapers.eu/Games/Diablo-3/Diablo-III.html
  108. 108 http://www.ewallpapers.eu/Games/Diablo-3/Diablo-III.html
  109. 109 http://ouwenz.deviantart.com/art/Bulls-on-Parade-117912890
  110. 110 http://ouwenz.deviantart.com/art/Bulls-on-Parade-117912890
  111. 111 http://abduzeedo.com/videogame-remakes-orioto
  112. 112 http://orioto.deviantart.com/
  113. 113 http://orioto.deviantart.com/art/Aquatic-Run-97824569
  114. 114 http://orioto.deviantart.com/art/War-Zone-108312592
  115. 115 http://orioto.deviantart.com/art/Land-Sorrow-112551782
  116. 116 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/12/10/50-most-amazing-dual-screen-desktop-wallpapers/
  117. 117 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/01/06/100-really-beautiful-iphone-wallpapers/
  118. 118 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/02/12/really-stunning-desktop-wallpapers/

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  1. 1

    Beautiful collection!

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  2. 2

    Many of the wallpapers miss one criteria for a good wallpaper… you can’t see your icons on it.

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  3. 3

    For more awesome wallpapers check out http://WallpaperStock.net and http://Wallpapers.NET

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  4. 4

    Mann ist diese Site kitschig geworden … ich dachte, es wäre ein “Bug”, ist aber anscheinend ein “Feature”

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  5. 5

    Really great collection you’ve put together :) thanks for this

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  6. 6

    These are fantastic!

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  7. 7

    You may change these superlative titles at least when you only present kitsch … “amazing” ?

    I am just amazed about your editorial decisions in the last couple of weeks, are you looking for readers other than designers, may be Tokyo Hotel Fans?

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  8. 8

    mostly rubbish!

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  9. 9

    Blog design Lab

    May 11, 2009 12:49 am

    Awesome ! Thanks ;-)

    -1
  10. 10

    Thanks. Its about time to change wallpaper

    -1
  11. 11

    Wow, some really gorgeous examples here! I’m always on the lookout for new wallpapers and this definitely sets me up for the next few weeks!

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  12. 12

    wow my desktop already blows when I used one of them. thank you for sharing

    -1
  13. 13

    Pretty nice collection! :)

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  14. 14

    Hmm sorry.. Most of the time not my style. Gonna stick to the calendar wallpapers.

    -3
  15. 15

    Great wallpapers & great post! Thank you for sharing these jewels!

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  16. 16

    Niels Matthijs

    May 11, 2009 2:41 am

    Not really my kind of thing, but I was wondering about those Apple/Win desktops in there. No way they were chosen because they are “amazing”. You have to be a pretty brainless Apple/Mac zealot to put one of those on your desktop

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  17. 17

    awesome…thanks

    -1
  18. 18

    Awesome!

    -1
  19. 19

    Fantastic?
    Good, maybe cool, artistic….but none of ’em are really fan-tas-tic!

    I’m suspecting SM from using these superlatives on purpose to get more comments…and it’s working well, I suppose ;)

    -3
  20. 20

    Some of them are really stunning.
    But when I read something like “fantastic wallpapers that will blow your desktop away” I’m expecting something more than this collection -__-

    FYI: First visual container between headline and teasertext don’t work on Firefox Mac.

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  21. 21

    god there’s really too much kitsch in the world. why do people keep wasting their talents.

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  22. 22

    ugly.

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  23. 23

    very nice collection…

    thank you

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  24. 24

    Desktop wallpapers are hard to please people with especially when there’s 100000 places on the web for them. If you aren’t using InterfaceLift for your backgrounds then you should look into it.

    -1
  25. 25

    great selection, thanks!

    -1
  26. 26

    I’m bored

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  27. 27

    I have created a few wallpapers too. See them here

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  28. 28

    Well these are pretty awesome! I’m definitely a fan of about half those! :D

    -1
  29. 29

    Thank you!!! These are great!

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  30. 30

    Sanchit Thakur

    May 11, 2009 6:18 am

    Some really good ones.. Great!

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  31. 31

    nice collection! take a look at mine:mine

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  32. 32

    Most of those are not my style…But i do like some: umbrella sky, super silo, Eifel Tower, Vladstudio’s wallpapers, yellow silk.
    But I think I will stick to my Calendar Wallpapers…I just love them:)

    -1
  33. 33

    The link for Bokeh is broken. It is actually broken on deviantart, too.

    -1
  34. 34

    excellent stuff … thank you.

    -1
  35. 35

    thank you so much !

    -1
  36. 36

    wow really great walls to blow our desktops ;) …

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  37. 37

    i use Flow

    it is great cause i can use it on my duel monitor desktop and my phone!

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  38. 38

    This collection range from horrendous to beautiful.
    But how could any visual professional work with this in front of them?
    But my daughter will love it on her machine…

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  39. 39

    wow great collection!

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  40. 40

    I might say, some of them are nice. I think my favorite is Square Elephant. Very nice concept.

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  41. 41

    Influx is going to be my new wallpaper – it’s simple, clean, and gorgeous. Thanks for the list. :)

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  42. 42

    @WEBDEZINER.de I saw the Windows symbol… Look at Distorted 7 HD.

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  43. 43

    How can you suggest these are “HD”.

    You clearly have no idea what High Definition is. In the sense of images, HD is just a buzword for “High res”.

    And why does putting a MAC logo on some easily created starry background make for an awesome wallpaper? Because it has an apple on it? OMG AN APPLE! sigh.

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  44. 44

    Some are nice many are not !!

    DKumar M
    @instantShift

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  45. 45

    that’s just amazing… thanks SM … (bow)

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  46. 46

    great photoshoping but the results are kitsch.

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  47. 47

    Oh My God! These were great. Divine. I’m praying for more. Please!

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  48. 48

    A great collection. I personally think you should have included links to David Lanham’s site as well as to National Geographic’s Photo of the Day, but maybe you’ll grab those on the next go-around.

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  49. 49

    My screen just exploded. Yikes

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  50. 50

    Dennis van Lith

    May 11, 2009 9:41 am

    One more that deserves some attention…
    Chocolate dreams by =NKeo
    http://nkeo.deviantart.com/art/Chocolate-dreams-121060579

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