Desktop Wallpaper Calendars For September 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 50 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 September 2009?

Snow Leopard

“The new version of Mac OS X, Snow Leopard, has just been released, so I wanted to celebrate it with new artwork. In some way, I designed it in contrary to the OS box design, which is a bit too aggressive. Well, mine is a bit too ‘sweet’ probably :-)” Designed by Vlad Gerasimov1852 from Irkutsk, Russia.

Smashing Wallpaper - september 093

Colors of Autumn

"Illustration presenting the beginning of autumn." Designed by Berenika Kolaczynska17 from Poland.

Smashing Wallpaper - september 0918

Little Paris

"This was fun to play around with.Hope you guys like it.It shows the city center of Bucharest, Romania in the golden era of the city.Back then itwas called “The little Paris”.The image is part of an existing calendar ilustrating the old Bucharest in different times of the year." Designed by Ilie Vlad34 from Romania.

Smashing Wallpaper - september 0935

V for Vendetta

"This wallpaper was inspired by the movie V for vendetta (one of my favourites), the quote is from a very dramatic part of the movie where V kills one of the characters after having said the line(hence the blood)." Designed by Luka Dadiani33830347 from UK.

Smashing Wallpaper - september 0948


"Ride a small sea horse and find the depth of your own ocean." Designed by pampaneo61 from Spain.

Smashing Wallpaper - september 0962


"An experiment with photo manipulation and digital collage techniques. (Many thanks to78&nbspand79 that provide free high quality images for mixing and alteration. Also, thanks to 80 for the free script font, Porcelain)." Designed by S. Beehler from Canada.

Smashing Wallpaper - september 0981

Sunset Supervisor

"My wallpaper is an illustration of the Sunset Supervisor, Jack the Gecko and the White Elephant on an expedition through the desert of time." Designed by Manuel Esposito95 from Germany.

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Designed by Valentin Bojilov113.

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Where Acorns Come from

"Acorns coming to life in September." Designed by Monica Corduneanu126 from Romania.

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"Forest in Autumn." Designed by Jana Jelovac157 from Serbia.

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Sticking Art

"The idea behind my wallpapers is ‘Smashing Magazine’ with it’s amazingway of taking art from every place around the world and putting it infront – it is the way I thank you for everything you do." Designed by Catalin Boroi170 from Romania.

Smashing Wallpaper - september 09171

Upside Down World Map

Designed by Vlad Gerasimov1852 from Irkutsk, Russia.

Smashing Wallpaper - september 09186


"Dussehra is a very famous festival of hindu people. On this holy day lord ram killed dashanan (rawan). So it is a holy religious day and celebrated as the victory of truth and goodness over bad people. On this day, effigies of Ravana, Kumbhakaran and Meghanad are stuffed with firecrackers and set alight." Designed by Supriya Kunal Dcunha201 from India.

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Illustration Talk Like a Pirate Day

"A little Illustration for the month of the International Talk Like a Pirate Day." Designed by Leo Lemes214 from Brasil.

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"September marks the beginning of Autumn and this wallpaper design is a geometric depiction of dead leaves falling from trees." Designed by Franz Jeitz224 from Luxembourg.

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The Jam Factory

"The tastiest jam is being freshly prepared in the sky." Designed by Chris Alexander (Yipori)236 from England.

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Glowing Grunge

Designed by Sebastian Gonzalez261 from USA.

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Potato Pirates

"September being the national “potato month”, and having the international”talk like a pirate day” on the 19th, inspired us at gelattina to create a wallpaper, celebrating these two things.. that’s why we have Mr. Potato Pirate and his crew!! ARGGH…" Designed by Débora Márquez276 from Gelattina, México.

Smashing Wallpaper - september 09277

Neon House Spirit

"This deserted house needs some magic to return for life… so i send him a little bit of neon spirit light, maybe after it will recover his past life…and you some inspiration!" Designed by Dovi Vausk291 from Lithuania (resident Spain).

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"This is a little wallpaper I did according to abduzeedo’s supercool frilly bits typography tutorial 302 of course i changed a lot of details so as to make it look different. The wallpaper itself has one simple word “Music” why? Because I love music I think u can get the hidden meaning yourself. " Designed by Luka Dadiani33830347 from UK.

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Last Melitea

"Just another thought to the summer… September will bring a lot of nostalgia ;(" Designed by m-mstudio316 from Italy.

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Chicken Sunrise

"”The Inspiration for this Calender is the city of Mumbai itself. The city which usually never sleeps, but gets buzzing right in the early hours!I shot this picture of the hen, who was probably laying her eggs, but looks lost and sleepy in her thoughts! The graphic represents the hustle-bustle of Mumbai, represented by itstwo most common (and cheap) modes of transport- the three wheelers and the vintage FIAT taxi’s! Its Chaotic, Its Grungy, Its loud and Buzzing, but like thischaos has its own symphony which unfolds in front of you everyday!”A little bit about me – I’m Principal – Design at Pineapple Consulting ( ), we deal into areas like branding and communication design, Product and packagingdesign, and interaction design! Located in Mumbai, India, I’m looking to meet some interesting people and projects from across the world!" Designed by Ameet Mehta325 from India..

Smashing Wallpaper - september 09326

S for September

"I made this wallpaper because I am a big fan of Typography especially the Old English type, I drew the S myself and then scanned it in and made a wallpaper, I hope you will like it, let me know what u think." Designed by Luka Dadiani33830347 from UK.

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Brown September

Designed by Barney352 from Slovakia.

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First Fog

"This is the day the first fog came to this valley after a hot summer. The castle is preparing for the autumn. My first contribution to Smashing Magazine, feels really good though I didn’t have much timeto work on this one. Thanks for the inpsiration and the best online magazine ever!" Designed by Akif Top365 from Sweden.

Smashing Wallpaper - september 09366

Field of Gold

"Ready to start again after vacation? Take a deep breath! If you use an unsupported resolution and would like a version please send me an email: I’ll do my best to create it." Designed by Federica Sibella378 from Italy.

Smashing Wallpaper - september 09379

Darkness with Rays of Light

"Here comes another September filled with equal darkness and rays of light. The darkness and light flows in circles. The birds are tweeting to welcome the spring. The colorful lights are all around.Blessed are us for this is a transformation of energy. That will return three-fold back!" Designed by Puneeta Prakash395 from India.

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Designed by Hector Ruiz Gonzales404 from Peru.

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Curiosity and the Rose

"Alaskan Malamute Dog and Red Rose, This work is dedicated to the Public Domain. You may use this photo for any purpose, including commercial." Designed by Photos8.com417 from USA.

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The Blessed Night of Al-Qadr

"The first day of September 09 will be the 11th day of the Holy month of Ramadan in the Hijri calendar. The month of Ramadan is a very special month for the entire Muslim nation. Muslims are supposed to fast this holy month. Fasting is from first light of dawn until sundown, abstaining from food, drink, and sexual relations. On the moral, behavioral side, one must abstain from lying, malicious gossip, quarrelling and trivial nonsense. Fasting is a great act of worship for the Muslim which he performs by neglecting his desires to please his Lord and hopes for His Reward. The last 10 days of Ramadan have special virtues. Among the unique virtues of these special nights is that Laylat al-Qadr (the night of veneration or honor) is among them. It is the night on which the Quran was sent down. God described it as being blessed and better than a thousand months. He forgives the previous sins of the one who stays up and prays during this night out of faith and in hope of earning the reward from Him." Designed by Ahmed Hassan Alley425 from Egypt.

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Designed by Pedro Quesada438 from Spain.

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Smashing September

"A type-based wallpaper celebrating Smashing’s September set of wallpapers!" Designed by Justin Zalewski Design451 from USA.

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The Gift of The Nile

"The Greek historian, Herodotus, wrote that ‘Egypt was the gift of the Nile’, and in a sense that is correct. Without the waters of the Nile River for irrigation, Egyptian civilization would probably have been short-lived. The Nile provided the elements that make a vigorous civilization, and contributed much to its lasting three thousand years." Designed by Mahmoud Ahmed Hamam464 from Egypt.

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Zommmbie Girl

Designed by John Kichote483 from Poland.

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"September, the time when most of the worlds students go back to school after the summer holidays, something to cheer them up." Designed by Aleksey498 from Australia.

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"Best month in the Year. Elegant Helvetica typography." Designed by Dannci507 from Slovakia.

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Designed by Misty Michelle515 from USA.

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"Dedicated to all doggies missing their masters" Designed by Inna Dekhtiar528 from Ukraine.

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Bye Bye Beach

"The photo was taken at Sidmouth (England) this summer. The arm is a friend who posed in other photos." Designed by Jesús Ludeña541 from Guadalajara, Spain.

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September Colors

"”September Colors” wallpaper is based around colourful starting and peaceful endings. Most people think that the most favourable color for the month of September is purple but I refuse to agree. So i created this wallpaper with some mix feelings." Designed by DKumar M.554 from USA.

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"There are many remarkable events in september which make this month importantfor everyone.Some countries celebrate their independence day in it and some nations ascribe its daysfor remembering their heros. 11 September brings sad memories thus many good and bad belong tothis month. It also brings a special day (birthday) for me. Through this typographic wallpaper I try toexpose the value of september." Designed by NarjisNaqvi577 from Pakistan.

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Autumn Green

"Autumn starts on or around 15 September in solar term. September begins on the same day of the week as December every year. September’s birthstone is the ‘sapphire’ which means clear thinking. The birthflowers for this month are the ‘forget-me-not’, and ‘aster’. " Designed by Sagar605 from Bangladesh.

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Tea anyone?

"In September the weather gets cold and it starts raining very often, here in Germany. A nice way to keep yourself warm is a delicious cup of tea. I designed a clean wallpaper with some nice typography-elements and a warm cup of tea to express all that." Designed by Jens Thamm628 from Germany.

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September Sentense

"Just motivating sentence for September :)" Designed by Temeshi635 from Poland.

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A Geometric Vision

"This months wallpaper is inspired by the work of Andy Gilmore with the colours swatch based on the Blade Runner (final cut) DVD cover. The font is called Neighbourhood by Andy Chung" Designed by Paul Randall654 from England.

Smashing Wallpaper - september 09655

Rusting Beauty

"Old Changi Hospital in Singapore is a favourite amongst thrill-seekers and photographers for spine-chilling and paranormal experience. Served its purpose during WWII, decades of desolation brought the all-too familiar forlorn spookiness which abandoned architecture tends to present. Hopefully HDR techniques can bring out the rusting beauty in them." Designed by Wong Kuo Tsung Jordan669 from Singapore.

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Hang In There

"Things are always changing – hang in there: it’ll be alright." Designed by Marlaine Weber696 from Canada.

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"Through thought and madness the gods of ages past dwell in eternal etherial lands, where time is lost and insight gained." Designed by Daniel Whyte709 from New Zealand.

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Full Moon Dancing

"Just the imagination of the full moon dancing,inspired by the music album named “Buddha Moon”, produced by Chinmaya Dunster." Designed by Smalllotus725 from China.

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Designed by Carolina Araujo734 from Brasil.

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September Song

"A dark visualization of “September Song”, a song composed 70 years ago by K. Weill and M.Anderson, recorded by many music monsters (Frank Sinatra, Sara Vaughan, James Brown,Willie Nelson, Lou Reed)… and printed on the background of this wallpaper." Designed by Daniele Marino753 from Italy.

Smashing Wallpaper - september 09754

Retro Fall

"Simple and minimalistic wallpaper with a retro feel based on my analog photographs from Tokyo." Designed by Adrian Tomic770 from Sweden.

Smashing Wallpaper - september 09771

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 month787!

What’s your favorite?

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

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  1. 1

    nice one :)

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    Valentin Bojilov

    August 31, 2009 1:13 am

    By the way my name is Valentin no Valenin :)

    Nice collection :)

    (SM) Oops, sorry – just corrected your name, Valentin!

    <3 Thank you:)

  3. 3

    A big collection this month! Thanks!

  4. 4

    These are gr8. September is better than August :)

  5. 5

    Thanks SM for publishing my wallpapers, please let me know everyone what u think and what I could improve.

  6. 6

    it’s awesome and awful at the same time. amazing wallpapers, but i absolutely can’t choose the one to put on my desktop.. it seems i have one for every day of september ;)

  7. 7

    Thank you, SmashingMagazine, for giving us the opportunity to express our own creativity.

    I would like to ask, though, if it’s possible to get critiques on sent designs, that aren’t selected. I know that there is probably a world-wide-numbers of them, but overall?! (or maybe to give a link to the ones that have been submitted?)

    Great Inspiration for all to participate each month of the year & not give up.

    Best Regards,


  8. 8

    Really nice collection of wallpapers. But is it too hard to make a version for Full HD Screens with 1920×1080?

  9. 9

    Thanks for featuring my wallpaper Smashing Magazine!

  10. 10

    Wow, this is one of the best collection I’m seen from months. Great illustrations and wallpapers here this time.
    Great work smashing and the designers ! :)

    Mine isn’t in the list.. uwaa uwaaa ! :(

  11. 11

    The V For Vendetta wallpaper is to early! It should be posted in November….. remember remember…the fifth of November ;-)

  12. 12

    clear favorite: Colors of Autumn

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    Thank you SM for featuring my “Sticking Art” :)

  14. 14

    I know it’s too early but I love the move so much that I just had to be red assured though there is a much better wallaper coming up for November

  15. 15

    I want the V for Vendetta one as november.

  16. 16

    Nice to see an indian Dussehra poster- one glitch though – dashanan should have 10 heads, right ?

  17. 17

    I love that you have the Al-Qadr post. Brilliant! – Thanks guys for the superb explanation also. Us Muslims get a hard time now days and I think it’s mainly down to us not explaining our religion.

  18. 18

    i love “The Gift of The Nile”

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    I like “The Gift of The Nile” and “V for Vendetta” wallpapers :)

  20. 20

    Thank you very much, very nice collection!

  21. 21

    Difficult choose the best.
    All wallpaper are beautiful.

  22. 22

    I love that there is a Ramadan-related wallpaper!! I was going to make one myself, but I got caught up at :)

  23. 23

    This is really a great collection!
    And I thought last month was great, but wow this is awesome.

  24. 24

    The Upside-down map is now mine.

    Thanks a lot !! :-)

  25. 25

    The wallpaper collection is really cool. I like the “Centuries” Designed by Valentin Bojilov. I like it’s vintage look.

  26. 26

    This post hasn’t appeared in my RSS feed yet

  27. 27

    Loved “Music” & “S for September”!!

    Can we have wide screen resolution sizes…1680×1050??

  28. 28

    superb unity Nice Calendars For Desktop

  29. 29

    Glowing Grunge has the dates wrong. It has the 1st on Wednesday instead of Tuesday.

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    cool!… ^_^

  31. 31

    Great collection this month!
    My favorite “Snow Leopard” … sooo eye-candy :)

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    Thank you :)

  33. 33

    MI kid will love the first one, he loves cats!

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    These are great!! I love the Pirate ones, the punny fun of Hang in There, Yipori’s designs always make me smile, but I think the Snow Leopard is this month’s tops for me!

    Thanks to you all, you are so talented!!

  35. 35

    Thanks for putting up Existence, it was great fun working on it :)

  36. 36

    my favorite is Darkness with Rays of Light!thnks nice collection

  37. 37

    Great collection

  38. 38

    jens: i’d love some tea, please!

    thanks, sm – a lovely selection!!

  39. 39

    thanks! i love ‘em

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    ‘Zommmbie Girl’ wallpaper is my favourite one.

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    Those ‘balls’ on the old changi hospital photo are spooky, indeed ;)

  42. 42

    One of the best collections ever! The 1st is my choice :-D

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    putting windows on the bookspines in “prelude” is very cool- we should wake up each day feeling as if today is the prelude to something even greater ’round the bend =] I also really like the date setup (as a timeline) in “Centuries”

    lovely work-SMASHING mag is the sweetest, thanks to all the greats

  45. 45

    Very nice
    Thank u guys
    I like The Blessed Night of Al-Qadr
    thanx !

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    Russell Heimlich

    August 31, 2009 6:32 am

    Hang in there def. my fav!

  48. 48

    Wow, I got my wallpaper posted :) Thank you SM. Very nice submissions this month!

  49. 49

    September Colors, Autumn Green, and Shattered stand out to me. Very nice works.

  50. 50

    I choose “Field of Gold”

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    i’m going with v. thanks luka!

  52. 52

    Curiosity and the Rose, photo is amazing !

  53. 53

    There are so many nice ones! Great job everyone!

    However, I wish that there would have been one in rememberance of 9-11-2001, for those of us in the US. That would have been nice to see.

  54. 54

    waw…thx for new stuff…i wanna share it on my blog… thanks :)

  55. 55

    Awesome collection!!

  56. 56

    Hello! congratulationss its very nice thanks from Mexico City… xoxo..

  57. 57

    I am absolutely in love with the upside-down world map. Talk about a new perspective on an everyday thing.

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    Me gusto mucho este diseño “Upside Down World Map”
    Designed by Vlad Gerasimov from Irkutsk, Russia.

    Aunque es muy difícil elegir, pues son varios los diseño de calidad! Muy buen trabajo!!!

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    My prefered: Colors of Autumn
    Designed by Berenika Kolaczynska from Poland.

    Second: Centuries of Inspiration
    Designed by Valentin Bojilov.

    Third:Curiosity and the Rose
    Designed by from USA.

    I downloaded a lot of them without calendars to preserve for a long time.
    I enjoy your magazine! Each month I come here for my wallpaper! Congratulations! Thanks!

  60. 60

    Great Wallpapers. Really like the V for Vendetta one and the grunge glowing. Slight issue though, the dates are all off by 1 in grunge. The 1st is Tuesday and not Wednesday.

    Keep the awesome designs coming.

  61. 61

    There is a bunch of ugliest wallpapers(Like: See how i can make Photoshop effects everywhere). Only few are okay.
    But anywhere thanks, will wait for October)

  62. 62

    Thanks a lot for realizing the September collection, to me Snow Leopard was cutest of the lot.

  63. 63

    These are some amazing wallpapers, guys! Thanks so much for your time and effort.

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    Autumn Green uses one of the built in wallpaper’s from Windows 7. Not sure about the legality of that one.

  66. 66

    hm, first wallpaper post where i can’t find a nice wallpaper. There are some nice works, but not great as a wallpaper. My icons are spinning around with most of them.

  67. 67

    these suck

  68. 68

    Why don’t you quit with those wallpepers…

  69. 69

    @jurica Whats wrong with the wallpapers, if you dont like them dont use them, pretty simple realy

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    Everything is great, but S for September is amazing, wonderful. I loved it.

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    Son unos diseños bellísimos me gustó otoño verde.

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    I LOVE the Sunset Supervisor, so great to see him here :-)
    Great work Manu!

  73. 73

    Excellent Collection :)

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    thanks for remind us via “The Blessed Night of Al-Qadr”

  75. 75

    I Loved the snow leopard. Thanks VladStudio, thanks smashing magazine ;)

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    Sebastian Gonzalez

    August 31, 2009 6:39 pm

    How the heck did I get the dates wrong? I looked it over a couple hundred times. :) Anyway, here are the correct ones.

    Thanks so much for displaying my design.

  77. 77

    Thanks for sharing. This is really great to have these. :D
    Looking forward to have more next month. :D

  78. 78

    many great works for Sept

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    My favorite is the “Colors of Autumn”. It’s beautiful!

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    This is really a great collection! and creative wallpaper
    thanks for sharing awesome work
    thanks to all

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    I like ur creative wallpaper

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    My Fav is The Gift of The Nile
    Awesome! :)

  83. 83

    How come this doesnt show up in RSS-feed? None of the wallpaper posts do when I think about it

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    wowie ! all are nice. thanks

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    `S for September` 1280 X 1024 Calender missing in image, please check

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    I love ‘September sentense’
    simple and nice : ]

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    I think this month has only 30 days and in some calender it shows 31 why is that?

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    Berenika Kolaczynska

    September 1, 2009 12:21 am

    Thanks for featuring my wallpaper “Colors of Autumn” :).
    I like “Queen” (because of nice drawing) and “Tea anyone?” (its practical and clear).

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    For light : ” Tea anyone ? “, “S for September” and “September Sentense”
    and for graphics : “Sticking Art”, ” Bye bye Beach”, “Upside Down World Map” and
    “The Gift of The Nile”.

    Great work ;)

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    Why is there so many by repeat artists? (In the same month!) I would think SM would of recieved a vast number of entries, and they could choose to be a bit more selective?
    Although there is some nice wallpapers in this lot, there is one or two which personally arent great.

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    Chose ‘Queen’ for this month – love the colours and illustrative style, and ‘Walking’ is a lovely piece, looks like a book I’d want to read. Also loved ‘centuries’ for being so different, really stood out from the crowd, and something about ‘September’ by Narjis Naqvi made me smile, lovely colouring. Great looking selection this month – thanks all.

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    Great collection but too few duel monitor wallpapers. I’m sure that a good majority of people coming here use duel monitors so any chance of seeing more of these in the future?

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    The Snow Leopard one is my definite top favourite!
    Well done Vlad! : )

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    Some general comments for people designing the wallpapers. I love looking through and choosing one each month they are mostly excellent and the choice is difficult. Some pointers as to what I am looking for; I want to be able to see the icons and shortcuts on my desktop, with many busy pictures the icons are sometimes lost. So a clear or single colour background or part background is desirable. The date block should also have the days of the week marked as well as the date. Many thanks to all the contributors for their hard work!

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    Take it, marlaine :)
    Thank you for publishing my first wallpaper, and thanks for positive feedback.
    I will participate in the next contests, of course.
    Awesome wallpapers there.

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    Ahmed Hassan Alley

    September 1, 2009 3:30 am

    Al Slam Alaykom
    Thanks alot Sulcalibur, yoxx and Ola I’m so happy you liked the Blessed Night of Al Qadr Design

    @ Saarah, your web site is WOW masha2 Allah. I can’t wait to see your ramadan calendar :) please share it with us

    Happy Ramadan for all :)
    May God accept all your good deeds.

    I liked all the calendars.. but what i love the most is:
    “The Gift of The Nile”
    “September Colors”
    Keep up the good work :)

  97. 97

    bye bye beach wallpaper, without calendar – 1920×1200 pixel file is missing.
    would you reupload it please?

  98. 98

    Sticking Art is wow! on screen and the first day of the week is Sunday!

  99. 99

    Lovely wallpapers!!! Maybe best collection ever. Thanks!!! ♥♥♥

  100. 100

    great collection!!

  101. 101

    These are beaUtiful! This is my birthday month, so yay for the many eye-candy presents! :) They’re all fantastic, and I use these at work. The artist’s work and Smashing Magazine hosting of them is MUCHLY appreciated!

    (the potato pirates are adorable, btw)

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    Very nice, new ideas…. better than previous one.

    BEST Calendar’s of the year..

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    don’t like em..

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    I agree, one of the best, if not THE best collection ever!
    Thank you Smashing Magazine! You are such an awesome resource.

  106. 106

    soy de Peru me encantan los Wallpapers que hay aqui..todos los meses pongo uno nuevo :)
    Gracias .
    Lo maximo!

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    10x for The Blessed Night of Al-Qadr
    I like it :)

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    Love the bye bye beach

  109. 109

    I love this great and beautiful, magic and inspirational Sunset Supervisor. Great Idea. Is there a book about him? He looks, as if he had already lots of adventures! Compliments for this creation!

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    Wow, this is one of the worst collections I’ve ever seen here…. 0.o

  111. 111

    Wow , nice ones … I am having ‘Tea anyone’ as my desktop wallpaper :)

  112. 112

    they are just amazing!!!!! i love them XD

  113. 113

    I think I’m going to go watch V for Vendetta again. :)

  114. 114

    These are wonderful!!! Thank you! I especially love Colors of Autumn and Circles. So many good ones this month, I’ll be changing my desktop background frequently.

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    these are wonderful, but I love the clean look (and the description behind the thought) of the “Tea Anyone” set up. thank you so much for creating something beautiful for my desktop!

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    september and tee is awesome:D btw, what font is this?

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    some stellar designs this month. thanks to all the designers for their hard work, and to smashing magazine for hosting & posting.

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    These are, as always, absolutely amazing. I look forward to the first of every month, so I can see what gorgeous new wallpapers are available here. Thanks so much!

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    why is the music wallpaper not working? someone fix it maybe? I need to have this, bcause its really nice.

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    Smashing Magazine,

    Thank you for featuring my wallpaper.

    A beautiful September to everybody.


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    Thanks, such a great collections:
    i luv Snow Leopard, The Blessed Night of Al-Qadr and Bye bye beach
    but for Ramadhan period I use The Blessed Night of Al-Qadr as my desktop wallpaper ^-^

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    Wow great selection this month and interesting to see so many takes on the simple brief.
    Well done everyone!

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    Ahmed Hassan Alley

    September 1, 2009 7:47 pm

    @ ADK, Thanks a lot for your compliment :)
    @ wong jowo, I’m glad you like the design. I wish you and all of us a blessed and accepted night of Al-Qadr this year :)

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    Very Nice Collection, Eagerly wait for it every month…
    Loved most of them…. Good to see indian creative minds contributing to the collection….

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    woooooow, this month designs all are super, you know why because my birthday is this month only …. ha haa

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    i love retro fall <3

    where the acorns come form is also very cute~

    thank you :D

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    Once again great works :)
    Really hard to choose one.

    “Bye bye beach” – so true …, but “caballito” and “shattered” are very nice as well.
    And of course “september sentence”, just like all the wallpapers from

    One of the best collections in this year. Congratulations and big thank you :D

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    Nice collection ! I like the first one :)

    Thanks !

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    Snow Leopard – Vlad Gerasimov – the best

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    my favourite: “bye, bye beach” by Jesus from Guadalajara.
    Fantastic photo!
    Enhorabuena Jesus!

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    The one I like best is Centuries by Valentin Bojilov.

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    Wow, only one person noticed that some wallpapers have more than 30 days.

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    Snow Leopard is my Fav!! So cutie. Every time I go to my desktop the fluffy leopard is looking at me. Plus the blue color is a great background color for the icons and easy on the eyes.

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    muy buenos!! me sirven para ver los recursos utilizados en cada uno de ellos!!

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    Excellent collection. Thank you!

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    ‘Autumn Green’ looks like a photograph taken by Christopher Burkett.

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    Good job…i love it =)…Congratulations for all…


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    These past couple of months I haven’t had the time to make my own calendars so being able to come to SM to choose one is really great. Besides, these are way better than the ones I make :)

    I really liked a some of these and it was hard to choose one but I finally went with “S for September”. Great job Luka, thanks for sharing. And thank you SM.

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    Great effort “Ahmed Hassan Alley”.

    Good to see someone from Pakistan posting the work, good job “NarjisNaqvi”

    Overall good one SM but not the best.

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    Ahmed Hassan Alley

    September 3, 2009 3:07 am

    Thanks a lot Kashif
    Happy Ramada :)

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    I love Snow Leopard!! So cute!

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    i liked “Glowing Grunge” & “Circles”…

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    Some of my favourites this month:
    S for September – Gorgeous! My favourite this month! Luka, do one for every month!
    Prelude (I love wallpapers with a single hue or color scheme)
    Upside Down World Map (again, nice colors and concept, but I didn’t like the typography)
    Neon House Spirit (nice minimalistic color usage)
    Field of Gold (great image and placement, but bad typography)
    Curiosity and the Rose (love the image!)
    Smashin September (very bold, interesting typo)
    Septypo (nice colors and typo)
    September Colors (the colors, hah)

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    Thank you very much for this awesomeness!

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    I guess Slovakia only has 29 days in September

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    Thank you very much für den schönen Kalender.

    Viele Grüße

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    Heather Provencher

    September 3, 2009 10:39 am

    Can the creator of Glowing Grunge fix it so that the dates are correct for the month? I totally almost thought I was losing my mind earlier today until I realized it wasn’t me – it was the calendar that was off.
    I love the way the calendar is made, with the days, but would love for it to be correct.

    (sure I could do it myself I guess… )

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    Snow leopard wallpaper in 1280×1024 please?

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    I completely agree! Maybe Smashing Magazine should do a “Top 20 Ways To Check A Top 50 Calendar Wallpaper Post For Errors” post.

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    GRACIAS! Muy wenos todos, los colecciono desde hace tiempo. Gracias!

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    Thanks for the Ramadan Wallpaper

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    Tks Smashing. Best wish for u

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    Thank you very much! I enjoy you first month, but I sure that now all my wallpapers will be from Smashing Magazine! Most of all I like: Curiosity and the rose – very sensible, Breathe – very tender and Bye bye Beach – really bye bye my beach to the next summer!

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    Thanks to SM for publishing my “Field of Gold” wallpaper and thanks to bottleHeD (#143) for the precise comment on my work: I do really appeciate critiques that can help me improve my ideas! Have a good weekend

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    Thanks I am starting to love these particular ones with unique month callendars o nthem :)

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    Love First Fog – so relaxing to have on my work computer!

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    Lots of great ones this month; I especially like the Breathe desktop by Misty Michelle.

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    Every wallpaper has its unique taste..It is always confusing to choose one of them for my desktop; therefore I pick most liked and keep changing for the whole month !! Hats off for the great Artists and their contribution.. Thanks Smashing for the platform… YOU ROCK !!!

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    Fantastic collection of wallpapers,Smashing Magazine….
    These are much better than the August wallpapers.

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    Cool !!! I like Snow Leopard Wallpaper :)
    My Desktop Wallpaper
    URL :

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    really cool stuff ths month!

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    What a great collection of wallpapers,

    Also am happy to see “The Blessed Night of Al-Qadr” in here.

    Thanks for sharing

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    Snow leopard and Tea anyone? – my favourite!
    thanks a lot, I have a big smile when I turn on my computer every morning and see snow leopard :)

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    Franz Jeitz’s Shattered and DKumar M’s September Colors were my favorites! Altough all wallpapers have excellent quality

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    Absolutely the best collection I’ve seen in a long time. Awesome creativity!

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    amazing ~ thank u~ not too late

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    Love “prelude”. Just looking at it – with it’s use of various deep fall colors, hence the Fall Season. Great to use books as like a home, where you’ll mostly be cozy warm reading a good book. Nice!!!

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    I like ‘Curiosity and the Rose’. I like Alaskan Malamutes (I think they’re magnificently beautiful dogs). For me, the dog sniffing the red rose in the water signifies that we enjoy the summer scents with the rainy season approaching. Beautiful photograph!

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    Hi, thanks for a greate Wallpapers
    See my galery, just clik in Wallpapers

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    Beauuuutiful collection, thanks! *bows down and worships SM*

    I agree, much better than August! :p

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    thanks for wallpaper♥

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    Excelente coleccion , mi favorita es Queen de Jana Jelovac

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    Awesome! I have so many favourites! The blessed night of Al Qadr ( very appropriate for this month, gorgeous!!!) The snow leopard (oh so lovely!), Tea anyone (simple and so creative), Dogtember (so cute!), upside down world map (amazing perspective), where acorns come from (fun fun).

    Thank you for this gorgeous colletion!

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    Very nice work Franz. I like the concept, well done.

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    Bye Bye Beach is great, thank you!!

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    All the Wallpapers are Great!
    My favorite is Bye Bye Beach by Jesus Ludena, but i don’t like the line style of calendar so my next favorite and new desktop is Colors of Autumn by Berenika Kolaczynska

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    thank you so much for perfect wallpapers..all of them great..

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    — === !!!!!! Glowing Grunge by Sebastian Gonzalez have wrong date !!!!!! === —

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    Really amazing collection

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    Very nice this month!

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    my favorite is the curios dog and rose. It’s beautiful. But all of them is! Congrats to all, great job! Keep it up, because time is flying, we will soon need some October ones. lol. Thanks for everyone!

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    curios dog and rose by is amazing, i love the picture, Little Paris is also beautiful, great collection :)

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    This is such a great collection of walls. Quite inspiring!

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    Excelentes wallpapers en este mes, sobre todo los primeros. Gracias.

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    it is a really great collection ..It is something i was looking for a long long time.

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    My congratulations for all authors, neverless this month was poor!

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    As a librarian, Prelude really appealed to me. Its images are rich with meaning, and I can envision the image being adapted as a poster with selected quotations related to the power of reading. Do you grant permissions to non-profits to adapt these for non-commercial use in electronic and/or print form?

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    Perfect wallpapers. I love the world map upside down and a lot of others

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    thank you
    i like them very much

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    I’m using “September Sentense”.

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    Realmente excelente. Parabéns. From Brazil.

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    you guys rly are the greatest =]

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    I know this is an old thread. But I just wanted to say I think “Sticking Art” is my all-time favorite wallpaper since I’ve been using these wallpapers. I left it up for almost 2 months and still have it saved on my computer.

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    missing the september sentence :(

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    This is a very awesome collection, love it so much. Thanks a lot.. Keep it up..

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    This is really one of several better posts involving those that I have keep reading this theme lately. Excellent function.


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