Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: October 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 October 2009?

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Fairytale Land

Designed by Monica Corduneanu945 from Romania.

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Designed by Vlad Gerasimov36 from Irkutsk, Russia.

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"As autumn arrives here in the northern hemisphere, we are reminded of the fragility and brevity of life. Yet the brilliant colors of nature, even in death, are a beacon of HOPE — a sure sign that after the cold and death of winter we will experience a new beginning." Designed by Abigail Paul50 from USA.

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Trick or Treat 2000

"It is the year 2000, and robots rule the world. This is a photo of a recently completed fully-functional rod puppet, approx. 10″ tall, set within a digital halloween scene via Photoshop. 0000101011001! (robot translation: Trick or treat!)" Designed by Out of the Chair Design65 from Canada.

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Beautiful Prague

"Last month I visited Prague – a beautiful city.I re-did my wallpaper with Sibiu from May, now with Prague." Designed by Anca Varsandan79 from Romania.

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Escape of Red Riding Hood

"Escape of Red Riding Hood" Designed by Monica Corduneanu945 from Romania.

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Kill your boss (Do not take it seriously)

(Editorial Team) Yes, this is a controversial wallpaper. Please do not take it seriously and consider it to be a funny and scary Halloween wallpaper. Some bosses can be quite harsh sometimes, but that’s definitely no the reason to kill anybody. So we do not take any legal responsibilities for the side effects of you having this wallpaper on your desktop. Happy Halloween!

"When your boss yells that you are too immature to be a designer you are morally obliged to stop whatever youare doing, go to him and have an encounter." Designed by Milana Adamov125 from Serbia.

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Caring for planet

"In October 15 is celebrated the Environmental Education Day in Brazil so i made this illustration to remember the date." Designed by Marcelo Henrique140 from Brazil.

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Designed by amandinelle167 from France.

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Designed by Aman Behl from India.

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pop girl

Designed by Jennifer Rodriguez from Spain-Tenerife.

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Designed by Nikola Lazarevic199 from Serbia.

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Sad Eyes

"I take and edit the picture." Designed by Nuno Silva207 from Portugal.

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Pixel Glass

Designed by Khristian Mendoza220 from Australia.

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Pumpkin Time

"After watching ‘Pulp Fiction’ for the nth time, I decided that October is a bad-ass month. This wallpaper is a representation of (what I imagine as) Samuel L. Jackson’s take on October. Badass." Designed by Tessa Pahkamaa229 from California, United States.

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"The colors of Autumn revealed in a harvest of fallen leaves." Designed by Charles Godewyn244 from United States of America.

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Movement of Bodies

"I came across a picture of the dancer who inspired me to give him some more movement." Designed by Rhoda Ndirangu254 from USA.

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"The past is never dead, it is not even past. ~William Faulkner" Designed by Lety Gidea267 from Romania.

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"Inspired from Cinderella fairy tale chracater and created by using free clip art image of cinderella." Designed by NarjisNaqvi284 from Pakistan.

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The moons glow

"It is a full moon tonight. The fall wind blows the clouds. The leaves have fallen from the trees and a happy pumpkin sits beneath a spooky tree. The tree and the pumpkin both welcome in the month of October." Designed by Allison S. Hoge317 from USA.

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Scary Pumpkin

"Halloween is my favorite holiday. This calendar shows my desire to make Halloween a darker holiday than it has been in the past for me." Designed by Rachel Cobb330 from USA.

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This is how I pass my time

"I was at il Biennale in Venice this August. The Russian house was my favorite, and one of the exhibits had this great “haunted house” set up–plastic baby hands hanging from the ceiling, cramped walking space in darkness. My friend snapped this photo in a hurry and it turned out great considering the low light. I think it’s a bit creepy without overdoing it." Designed by Heather Van De Mark345 from USA.

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After the Fire

"I drove past these burnt houses several times on my way home from work and knew I wantedto try and capture the vision that came to me every time I drove by. With the help of my friends daughter, Kylah, wemanaged to get some great photos and we all really liked this one.I am new at graphics and design but have a very strong passion for anything creative and decided to give it a trythis month as I felt the photo would be a good fit for an October wallpaper." Designed by Flori Chaykowski359 from Canada.

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Zombie’s Grafitti

"A mystical month like October diserve an trash art contribution so the dead can go back to life and haunt the living people. This wallpaper was made for terror e thriller lovers. Download and enjoy it!" Designed by Vinicius Ervilha from Brazil.

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Autumn Colors

"Demonstrating the warm, dark colors of fall." Designed by Kari Andresen388 from USA.

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On The Road Again

"Here you have a calendar design. I think that was a pleasant evening to take pictures especially since it was a beautiful sky. Hope you like it." Designed by Adrian Hasmasan405 from Romania.

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Designed by Christine Theis418 from Germany.

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Energy of water

"My wallpaper illustration Energy of water was inspired by terrible ecological problems in Ukraine and round the world." Designed by Egor Kosten433 from Ukraine.

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Mossy Pavement

"Last October we were wandering in the beautiful old section of town Sopron, Hungary, while I took a picture of this pattern at a courtyard. One year later the season is in the right mood to make a wallpaper from the photo." Designed by Balazs Kereskenyi450 from Hungary.

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Pumpkin -Surprise

"Grab your pointy hat and get ready for some magic." Designed by Chris Alexander (Yipori)491 from England.

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"Theme “Oktoberfest” is written on the hot dog with mustard, served with a beer. All made by modeling clay, photographed, and adjusted in Photoshop." Designed by Begum Burian516 from Turkey.

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October Canvas

Designed by Hashem Gamal Ahmed529 from Egypt.

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The only thing

"This is Spack, my “little” dog (just three years old…!)! I love dogs, don’t leave them alone." Designed by Riccardo Medana537 from Italy.

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Marcha Zaragoza

"This is a composition we made for an event thats going to take place in Zaragoza next 24 October, to join people all over the world to take a stand for a safe climate future, claiming atention from governments of Copenhagen United Nations conference. We are going to ride our bicycles around the city (Zaragoza, Spain)." Designed by Pablo Jimeno Pérez560 from Spain.

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"Also called the festival of lights, Diwali is one of the most popular festivals celebrated in India. Diwali or Deepavali is an occasion which is celebrated with lot of enthusiasm in most parts of the country. The day of Diwali witnesses celebrations of the highest magnitude as the entire country is lit with beautiful lights and lot of fireworks are used to celebrate Diwali, a victory of light over darkness.The magnificent five days long jubilation of Diwali celebrations is marked by multi-colored Rangoli designs, special pooja ceremonies, lines of lamps, floral decorations, fireworks, exchange of Diwali Sweets and Diwali Gifts that lend grandeur to the Occasions." Designed by Supriya Kunal Dcunha579 from India.

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Designed by Rumake Web Agency594 from Russia.

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Smash Type

"Just a typographically artistic display indedication to smashing magazine." Designed by Two six eight design613 from United States.

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Burnt Orange

"For this wallpaper I wanted to use orange, but not with traditional imagery of pumpkins and Hallowe’en. I did however want to celebrate that October is national breast cancer awareness month, that apple day takes place on the 21st, and I of course had to make a note of Hallowe’en!" Designed by Ducky Design627 from Canada.

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Vintage October

"True colour – casual look. A classical vintage label that becomes all PCs. A must have for all autumn designistas." Designed by Dannci655 from Slovakia.

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"simple, calm, quiet and relaxed like some Italian landscape views in the month of October; if you would like this wallpaper in a different resolution just drop me an e-mail. Enjoy!" Designed by Federica Sibella664 from Italy.

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"”October is a month full of endless questions about creativity. Should I be Jason from Friday the 13th or Michael Myers from Halloween for the costume party. Is this too much for my front yard (while looking upon a extremely detailed macabre with realistic CGI ghosts, goblins, and pyrotechnics)? Designed completely with “" Designed by Ian Patrick Buss685 from United States of America.

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Praying Mantis

"My neighbourhood has recently been invaded by hundreds of beautiful praying mantis and this one decided to pose for a while." Designed by Antonio Bustamante Mirayo693 from Spain.

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"Have a nice autumn" Designed by John Kichote702 from Poland.

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A Halloween Theme, Go Figure.

"It’s orange. It has a spider and some crazy eyes, so yup, sounds like Halloween to me. Hopefully it is still fun enough to be enjoyed by all of our friends that are not celebrating Halloween. Looks great with or without the calendar. Enjoy!" Designed by Steve Mullen715 from USA.

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"This picture was taken from Zermatt, Switzerland at the beginning of October 2007. The summit of the Matterhorn peak was on fire and reminded me of the colors of Autumn." Designed by Vincent Prat732 from France.

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"Sarajevo is capital city of (the state of) Bosnia and Herzegovina and it is wll known with name “City of east and west” I used old postcards which were popular during Austro – Hungarian period to make this digital greeting and to promote this beatuful city. Greetings / Gruss / Selam" Designed by Azra Crneta751 from Bosni and Herzegovina.

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Be Present

"We are here, and it is now. What else is there? Enjoy the moment." Designed by Marlaine Weber764 from Canada.

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"Doodletober celebrates the spontaneous creativity that can come with the long drawn out nights of the month of October (especially in the UK). When your stuck inside and it’s raining on the outside, why not whip out your finest sharpie and a sheet of paper and get doodling!" Designed by Rob Hampson776 from United Kingdom.

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"This is a wallpaper I made mostly for myself, As some of you might have noticed it is very similar to last month’s one, and sorry for that i will be bringing more original wallpapers later on. But the wallpaper itself is about my all-time favourite movie the godfather and contains one of my favourite quotes out of the movie." Designed by Luka Dadiani793 from UK.

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"This design celebrates the spooky side of October by showing a cloud of Will-o-the-wisps under a tree in the moonlight. A passage from my favorite poem by English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge reminds me of these ghostly lights, so I thought it appropriate to include." Designed by 3 Roads Media806 from United States.

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Falling Leaves

Designed by Rita Pereira831 from Portugal.

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Autumn Leaves

Designed by Kevin Wolstenholme841 from UK.

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"Design Kompany’s “wavular” series is about possibility. Our title is inspired by the Greek letter lambda, which signifies wavelength in the famous equation E=hc/l. In quantum theory, energy (E), is indirectly proportional to wavelength; and it is in the implied spaces, rather than those we discern most readily with our senses, which inspire our “wavular” drawings. Energy is also directly proportional to c, the speed of light, and h, a coefficient determined by physicist Max Planck, who said: ÒWhen we change the way we look at things, the things we look at change.” “Wavular” invokes and invites you to turn a thing on its side, move it a bit here, shift it there, flip it inside out, and consider the negative space it implies, to investigate what else is really there. —DK" Designed by Design Kompany857 from USA.

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"Adam Plitt’s Porsche Boxster on the way to the deer camp. Created with Photoshop CS4." Designed by Adam Plitt870 from USA.

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Autumn Waves

"Abstract illustration representing the month october." Designed by Angelika Omer883 from Austria, Vienna.

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That’s CMYK’s Show

"I’m not used to described my own wallpapers. I prefer when spirit do the job. So – What do you think? -" Designed by Lechaftois Boris (Bš)897 from France.

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More Behind

"Websites can look very simple, beautiful and clean, but there is much more behind it, starting in a sheet of paper." Designed by Diego Homem926 from Brazil.

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"Display typography is a potent element in graphic design, where there is less concern for readability and more potential for using type in an artistic manner. OctoTypo design Inspired by various existing online designs and typographic posters." Designed by DKumar M.939 from USA.

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"It’s the VMAs. Something had to happen. Big shout out to Mr. West for the inspiration. We’re not mad at you. We got nothing but love for you." Designed by Umer Tahir962 from Canada.

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Animal Day

"This month we celebrate the international school library month and the world animal day integrating it all with a playful use of typography, you may find a hidden message, enjoy." Designed by Ana Laura Diosdado975 from mexico.

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"Development of typography and light in a minimalist and quiet scene." Designed by Tarik AMAR983 from France.

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October Sentense

"Just motivating sentence for October :)" Designed by Temeshi996 from Poland.

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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 month1013!

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 October, folks!

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  1. 1

    Nice Collection

  2. 2

    Amazing collection. I like most of them.

    Keep it up!

  3. 3

    Do you really like these wallpapers? Only 2 or 3 are nice works. I think there should be more works selection from smashing mag.

  4. 4

    WOW !!! All are wonderful ! But the winner is: Autumn Leaves! :)

  5. 5

    Great wallpapers once again! Hard to choose the best one and the one for my desktop.

  6. 6

    these r superb… better than september :) i like them….. supriya nice one on diwali

  7. 7

    I like More Behind and the way the calendar shows up at the bottom of my screen if I re-size my open windows just a bit!

    Plus, I’m a sucker for the Moleskine fad!

  8. 8

    really nice work! My favorite is Autumn Waves … I like minimal style

  9. 9

    Gets better every month….thanks for the inspiration!

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    First thing: there is mistake in my calendar – one day is missing. Sorry for this. I noticed that to late.
    Secund thing: Some of new wallpapers this month are really good. I like a specially Halloween by Rumake Web Agency and More Behind by Diego Homem but congratulations for all authors! CU next month!

  11. 11

    I like Diwali wallpaper..great work

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    In an unrelated comment. Smashing Magazine is one of the best sites I have ever been to for web designers hands down. Anyone know of anything like this except for print? I’m dying for some inspiration on this print newsletter I’m doing and I cant find anything online.

  13. 13

    GREAT!! My favourite is Cindirella, I love disney’s cartoons. (and I’m more than 20 ;) )

  14. 14

    liked the autumn waves! nice warm colors! great job!

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    I love the kanye wallpaper! I am going to make one that says “IMMA LET YOU SPEAK!”

    Oh that’s great. Excellect walls for october! 90ish days left in the year….go figure

  16. 16

    GREAT Job!

  17. 17

    “That’s CMYK’s Show” & “Autumn Waves” are impressive ! well done and creative :)

  18. 18

    Very nice collection, I really like the “Matterhorn”!

  19. 19

    nice wallpapers

  20. 20

    Awesome set this month, but it’s spring down here in NZ!

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    Thank you at all artist for your time.

  22. 22

    Some strange ones this time, but I like “Hope”.

  23. 23

    Awesome collection for this month! Really like ‘Beautiful Prague’ & ‘On the road again’. Keep it up!

  24. 24

    i love:
    - fairytale land
    - metropolitain
    - sad eyes
    - the only thing ♥
    - more behind ♥
    thanks, sm :) what a lovely selection!

  25. 25

    You guys rocks… apart from 2 , 3 designs all are very nice.. really good, thanks for sharing with us…

  26. 26

    Amazing collection.

    i love this designs

  27. 27

    Huuuu congratulations for all…..I love this site *-*

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    Martin Bentley Krebs

    September 30, 2009 6:02 am

    Very nice collection overall ( a few “duds,” but that’s just a matter of taste).

    I’d look into the Disney/Cinderella wallpaper, though. Just because someone refers to it as “free clipart” doesn’t necessarily mean that copyright issues aren’t at stake here. It is still a protected likeness of a character, no matter where it originated.

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    This is awesome. I was just looking for an updated calendar from Patricia Villanueva and when I gave up came over here and sure enough. This is great.

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    Not too keen on this month’s wallpapers. There are some good ones in there, but most are pretty ropey. Bit more quality control needed?

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    ‘Harvest’ is beautiful! A lot of others are great too tho

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    “Trick or Treat 2000″ is my favorite, lots of good ones though

  33. 33

    Non of ‘m is worth my screen =(

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    Kill your boss > We are not stupids, you don’t need ton treat us like childs…
    Too much political correctness in this world…

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    Some of these are nice, but most of them, MOST of them kinda suck. Why would you want a busy, super colorful desktop? To me.. it seams to make the most sense be more simple with lots of dark space. Maybe I’ll do one next month.

  36. 36

    One of the best collection so far…..
    Its nice to see few “Diwali” Wallpaper as well.

    Hey I have just one suggestion. Could it be possible to have the source files of these wallpaper here as well. With Source I mean PSD, AI files.

    These files will help new designer like me to do work like this. And this will definitely increase the number & quality of wallpapers next month onwards, as designers like me have many ideas in mind but find it difficult to have it in PSD, AI files.

  37. 37

    “Hope” is beaaaaaaaautiful. And too small :(

  38. 38

    It’s great to see my wallpaper here, and I loved: Autumn Leaves, Autumnal, Be Present and Cognac!

    thanks Smashing.

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    I agree with Mirko #3.

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    Fairytale Land is my new background… it’s just gorgeous but I might be back to change it up to Hummingbird, Hope, Autumn Colors or The only thing! I look forward to this post every month :) Thank you!!!

  42. 42

    Sweet! I love new wallpapers to add to my collection. These are fantastic. Thanks!

  43. 43

    So many submissions from Romania. Thumbs up!

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    Wow – I usually only see 2 or 3 each month that I like. But this month – WOW! So many great ones to choose from! I will have a hard time deciding.

    If I had to choose 1 favorite – “Be Present”

    Keep up the good work!

  45. 45

    Most of them are Lowpapers…

  46. 46

    What happened to the quality of your wallpapers? I used to look forward to this every month but now I almost pass on these posts. All of these designs are really immature with poor color choice and lack of cohesion. What changed between now and 6 months ago?

  47. 47

    Thank you marlaine ! And thank you SM to choose my wallpaper ;)

  48. 48

    @ Jase “All of these designs are really immature with poor color choice and lack of cohesion.”

    Wow, really? All of them? There are some pretty good ones in there if you ask me. Which one is yours?

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    It’s a real honor to be present in this selection. There is amazing creations ! I hope the most of people here will like them.
    By the way, thanks to Mat-u ;)

  50. 50

    ehh.. not too crazy about this month. will stick with last month.

  51. 51

    Absolutly great work guys.

  52. 52

    Octo Typo, Autumnal and Hope are my faves, but there are a lot of wonderful desktops this month! Thanks!

  53. 53

    Downloaded Autumn Leaves. The minimalism in Autumn Waves was a close second.

  54. 54

    Kudos to Kevin Wolstenholme for “Autumn Leaves”! I liked several others, but this one caught my mood perfectly.

  55. 55

    i really like your creative calendars, i must make more beautiful my desktop. thanks

  56. 56

    thank you Smashing Magazine!!! my wallpaper (and my dog!) at this wonderful place!!! ;-)

  57. 57

    Great collection, but why is in most cases 1280×1024 missing? :-)

  58. 58

    This has to be one of the best collection of wallpapers. I love most of them. Thanks for sharing and to ever one that made these. :)

  59. 59

    The Movement of Bodies is really nicely done, too!!

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    It would be nice to know how many were submitted! so that we could get a sense of how many made it… Thnx smashing mag… besides mine, i like metropolitan! thats some pretty sick stuff

    (SM) Over 95 wallpapers were submitted.

  61. 61

    i love these

  62. 62

    Once again, this doesn’t show up in your rss-feed.
    Btw, love the kanye west one.

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    Mistake on Stamps Wallapaper . 1-2-3-4-5-6-6-8 ?? what the?

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    I’m sorry, but these collections are getting worse each month. Can you at least have some sort of minimum standard of design decency for inclusion? I mean, if I just take a photo of some random thing like a cute cat and slap a calendar on top of it, does that make a well-designed desktop?

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    I see more fresh creativity for this month, keep it up.

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    Love the first one !!
    Was a very creative month, much better than september, great work.

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    i downloaded On The Road Again. I think it’s just a great picture and i really need the wide open space feel. But there are many good ones, more than September’s! Great job, everyone!!

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    Keep it up your wonderful work!

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    Not a big fan of this months wallpapers. Most seem a little dodgy to me. Won’t be updating my wallpaper this month.

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    My favorite is Autumnal. So beautiful :)

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    “Caring for planet” is a nice idea, congrats! and Thanks to SM for sharing these wallpapers.

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    need resolution for netbook

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    As soon as I saw the first one I knew I didn’t need to look any It’s PERFECT!

    Thank you for everyone who submitted! They are all amazing.

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    how is it possible to make these high resolution wallpapers ?

  76. 76

    “Kill your boss” is definitely not good for my office computer :P

  77. 77

    It’s amaging collection

    keep it up

  78. 78

    Excellent Wallpapers! I love them all. Thank you SM. :)

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    Better now that I’ve been linked to the right year – some really good, and some basically very ‘weak’

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    Eightieth ;)

    Who care about those wallpapers???

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    The designs that I particularly like are the ones that are cheerful by design not so seasonal. No Autumnal colors, no fall and certainly no Halloween. I live in Thailand where its hot all year round.

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    I wish a few more WP came in 1920×1080 :(

  83. 83

    There are so many in fact too many beautiful ones I can’t say which is my favourite but there are enough that I can have a different gorgeous wallpaper every couple of days! I love them all!

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    wow! Great selection this month! Thanks folks!

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    Great collection

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    It’s a great image, but

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    the last one is cool. will be on my work’s desktop ;)

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    I liked Fairytale Land
    How To add image with the Reply can anybody tell me???

  90. 90

    I’ve posted my first calender of “Diwali” theme and want your reviews on that. Hope to come up with more creative thing in future.


  91. 91

    A great collection again…..
    It gets better every month….
    Please try to avoid putting those scary wall papers….. they arent too exciting….

  92. 92

    Thanks SM for choosing my wallpaper, and really proud of you because I thought it would be a bit to much maybe (most of people seem to think so, glad you don’t and have an open mind).

  93. 93

    Great collection ! Love this site. Thanks to the artists.

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    I love the Hummingbird. The dark purple background is serene and unobtrusive. The lines and circles give it such a delicate feel.

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    Diwali Wallpaper is very nice

    Thnx for Supriya…….

    I want to talk wid you supriya mail dis id

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    FrontPage Blogsome

    October 1, 2009 3:44 am

    Great artworks.

    I like Energy of Water and Mossy Pavement; these share inspiritaion implicitly and trigger creativity. Also October Sentence, what a simple inspiring word.

  97. 97

    The Only Thing

    Dog lover and this is the best and sooooo true!! Keep em comin!!

  98. 98

    most of these are not good at all

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    All of these are not good at all.

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    Fairytale land match to my desktop the best in this month. Energy of water was close :) Thanks again!

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    Really liked this collection..
    The Stamps one is great but it has the date 6th twice…!!

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    They are nice. Great job artists.

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    Gracias por tan bueno diseños.

    Saludos desde la Ciudad de México.

  104. 104

    I love ‘Hope’ and ‘Caring for Planet’. Thanks and great job! What an awesome resource for desktop wallpaper – will come back again!

  105. 105

    So you DID decide to post the “Kill Your Boss” wallpaper! Good move, I like it. Definitely different.

    tw: @alexpriest

  106. 106

    Enough of pumpkins and skulls! Lets increase the care to our Environment. Congratulations to Marcelo Henrique, from Brazil’s celebration of Environmental Education Day!!

  107. 107

    Wonderful! thank you so much!

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    GREAAAT! Good, very good job!

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    Cinderella, seriously? I am disappointed in this month’s collection. Definitely need more ‘quality control’.

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    What an amazing website!!!
    These desktops are so awesome, most of them are my favourites, if I really have to to pick one, then the first one “Fairytale Land” is my choice.


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    Would be cool if you included some dual-screen ones!

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    I love this post every month and eagerly pick out my wallpaper for the month. Just wanted to pass on my observation. No matter HOW beautiful your design is….if the left side is busy (and this includes the calendar) I won’t pick it. Why? Look at your desktop. The icons go here. I don’t want to have to hide the icons just to look at the calendar or see the bulk of a design.

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    Great Collection! good job everyone!

    I like:
    Faiytale Land
    Beautiful Prague
    Escape of Red Riding Hood
    Pumpkin time
    the only thing
    falling leaves <—— with this being the best!!!
    autumn waves

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    Why doesn’t the calendar post show up on your RSS feed?! Quite annoying!

    My fav is pumpkin surprise.

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    Love the “Hope” wallpaper.

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    You’ve really done a wonderful job for this month!

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    Azra Crneta iz best for me, i really like that..

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    ONE BIG FAT DISAPPOINTMENT!!! very amateurish works.
    you can do better, smashmag!

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    I like “Hope” by Abigail Paul. It’s quite girly without being frilly…and it’s calm and conveys joy. Hope and calm are a good thing to remember when you are hard at work!

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    heather van de mark

    October 1, 2009 3:19 pm

    a few suggestions:

    for commentors–instead of just making a blanket statement about how the WPs are all horrible, why not pick one and really point what’s not working in the design. (you know CONSTRUCTIVE criticism). when you just saying everything is bad, it comes off as being very judgemental and egotistical. you have to look beyond your own personal likes and dislikes before deciding if something is good or bad. not everyone out there is going to cater to your aesthetic, but that doesn’t make their work bad.

    i was lucky and SM posted my WP this month (This is how I pass my time), and if it’s one of the “bad ones” I wouldn’t mind at all hearing reasons for what doesn’t work about it. But don’t just tell me it sucks.

    Secondly for SM–you received 95 submissions? But posted over 50? I’m glad that there is a good variety. But people are right, maybe more quality control. Maybe pick the top 30. It’ll push us designers to strive further with our submissions.


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    I just love these calendars my favorite so far is Fairytale Land many other great runners up.

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    Amazing Wps.. Thanks U

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    poor selection of artwork this month, better up smashing!

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    ‘More Behind’ is superb

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    Favourite is Beautiful Prague. I’ve missed her calendar wallpaper since the May one!

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    Fantastic wallpapers

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    Going with the Stamp Collection this Month… thanks!

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    Why did nobody do a Breast Cancer Awareness Month wallpaper? I was really looking forward to seeing some fun pink ones :(

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    cele mai frumoase sunt doar 4 pt mine… ;)

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    im sorry but this is the worst collection ive seen from smashingmag.
    totally agree with Mike C :

    Mike C (September 30th, 2009, 4:48 pm)

    ….., if I just take a photo of some random thing like a cute cat and slap a calendar on top of it, does that make a well-designed desktop? ”

    Man, you took the words right out of my mouth.. Last years posts were streets ahead of the ones that are coming out now.. Seems like any tom dick and harry can post their “calendar” up..

    Oh well. Have a great Rocktober people..

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    yipori is a perennial favorite for my two young daughters. my fav this month is the hummingbird. i also agree that this month’s batch is so-so. but they can’t all be five starts, right?

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    Love them! Some of them are really nice this month.
    Doodletober, Mossy Pavement, and Pixel Glass are my favorite.

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    Some of these are awful!!! Especially Cinderella and pop girl. it’s almost as if you don’t try anymore to find cool wallpapers..

    Disappointed isn’t the word.

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    I like ‘Autumn Leaves’. Nice blend of colours

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    Oh my God… Which one I’ll pick? All of them, perfect! Great Job everyone!

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    Thanks for featuring Wavular!

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    Thanks for always including a few cuties.
    I love pumpkin-surprise!

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    Wonderful wallpapers. Thanks.
    I loved “Hope”, “Moviment of bodies”, “Sad eyes”, ” Be present” and the idea of “October sentece”,so the month will begin with this sentence….

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    I love “Hope,” “Hummingbird,” “Beautiful Prague,” and “Sad Eyes.”

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    Great collection. Thank you.

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    Fairytale Land

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    Most where pretty good I think… Although the I love Dog’s one holds a special place in my heart LOL…

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    After a year of entertainment I want to say thank you to all of the artists. This month I’ve chosen Fairytale Land. Lovely!

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    Very beautiful ones! Thank you very much! I loved Fairytale Land the best…it is my background right now. I will be back again to see next month’s.

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    1) Another month with more than one wallpaper tasty enough to download. Thankfully, I’m running Linux with a slideshow option for my calendar workspace (#5).
    2) Please bring back your topic / tag page for calendars ( ). This time around I had to search for this month’s entry after getting a “404″ for my bookmark.
    3) Please keep on running this series of columns.
    Vielen Dank !

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    I come here every month for the calendar wallpapers and honestly, most of these aren’t very appealing to my creative inspiration.

    Autumn Leaves seems to be my favorite.

    I suppose I’m going to have to do a wallpaper of my own here soon. :)

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    I like Smashing Media…
    is very best.

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    Really like Fairytale Land. Reminds me of a story book… only a couple of suggestions. The “two moons” you might have been able to work them in closer together possibly, for a more surreal look, or just used one and not the other. Reason is, the lighting on them are so different, it doesn’t make sense…. Also, the calendar portion, I had to look a printed calendar to check where Sunday was in relation to yours. Call me a traditionalist, but if its not a line calendar, do we not all start our calendar week on a Sunday? Pet peeve of mine I look for when picking one of these as a wallpaper. I chose to use this one on my second screen, sans calendar, because of the emote I got from looking at it. Nice job.

    For my main screen, chose “More Behind” as the colour scheme works great with the Fairytale Land wallpaper, and the calendar portion was easily readable and understood at a glance.

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    Your Octobers wallpapers rock… Hope you run the same calendar wallpapers for Thanksgiving! Love Smashing Magazine!

    Joe – Wallpaper Pimper
    Desktop Wallpapers

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    Really nice wallpapers…Thank you

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    Nice wallpapers.
    I love Trick or Treat 2000 and Fairytale Land
    Thanks you job

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    Some of them are wanderfull. Especially Hope is perfect. But there is an forgotten point. It is left siding of caleander. If you put in right it will be very good.

    Thanks ….

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    Some of them are wanderfull. Especially Hope is perfect. But there is an forgotten point. It is left siding of caleander. If you put in right it will be very good.
    Thanks ….

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    Nice wallpapers.
    I love Trick or Treat 2000 and Fairytale Land
    Thanks you job

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    i think it’s the weakest set of wallpapers in SM ever… maybe it would be better to publish less but only good works?

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    weeeeaaaakkkkk – really though, most of these designs are terribly predictable and look like they’ve been put together in 5 mins. There definitely needs to be a filter on these.

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    I was generally very happy with a lot of the wallpapers – I definitely liked the Autumn Leaves and the one from Rumake Web Agency. The only thing is (this is just a personal opinion) the Disney wallpaper was just plain blah. Seriously – try something original, this is obviously a copyright character!

    Otherwise, nicely done, would just maybe choose a bit more carefully next time? Maybe I’ll enter for next month… ;)

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    Not a great collection, few original art !

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    really all wallpapers are mindblowing………great

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    I love Fairytale Land designed by Monica Corduneanu from Romania. The colors and the clarity are awesome, I kinda wish she would’ve given the trees in the background some colors of fall, still this is my all time favorite so far!
    I also love Autumn Leaves, Greetings From Sarajevo, and Pumpkin Surprise for the grandchildren.

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    Mossy Pavement and moorland are my fav.. liked alot..
    no other was that captivating !!

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    Wow! love it.. great job guys!

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    Too weak… =/

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    This was the poorest selection I’ve saw here. Even CINDERELA appeared as an wallpaper! C’mon… I did not see a little bit of DESIGN in the most of this works. Very, very WEAK. -_-

    PS. bad English, sorry.

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    so cool…I love so much…

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    Sooo good

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    thanks…..I got mine

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    i like it

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    I ve been seeing since a year and i think this month is not so great…….

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    weak….dont u think so?

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    i like it so much!!! are great! my prefers wasAutunm Colors and Hope

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    It’s awesome this month! I love the most of the defigns :) I hardly deside what to choose ;)

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    really nice collection

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    really like Hummingbird , it’is beautifull, has nice colors and definition, will be my wallpaper this month, thank you smash!!!!

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    for me I liked “Beautiful Prague” and it is on my desktop

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    i think this mouths desktops llook as though they are a work in process. Maybe if their was a little more care and time the desktops would look more complete.

    Regards to all

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    I missed the deadline for this months calendar, but I created some desktop wallpapers of the pumpkin I carved last year for WordPress fans to show their holiday spirit ;)


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    shahrul malaysia

    October 8, 2009 9:21 pm

    wow! totally cool!

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    Thanks so much for this service, I enjoy the wallpapers immensely!

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    Amazing screenshots. Already set itself on the desktop!

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    Great Wallpapers indeed! :)
    Hey, I wanted to email subscribe to this website but couldn’t find the link. Is there none? Although the content is awesome, I really doubt visiting here again by fate! :P

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    Yes, Diwali wallpapers were great!
    Thanks SM.

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    What an imagination. Nice Wallpapers. Diwali wallpapers are superb. I must say Smashing Wallpapers !! :)

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    Pumpkin surprise
    October sentence

    Great job =)

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    Seriously, keep doing the every month wallpapers, it’S AWESOME :D
    What a great idea!

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    I love some of them, thank you very much!

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    awesome — will def be looking forward to new inspiration on a monthly basis :)

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    Idolizing an insensitive egotist like that?

    Maybe next month I’ll submit a wallpaper dedicated to Kim Jong Il.


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    Fairytale Land is gorgeous!

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    Sad Eyes nefisssss

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    I like the Halloween design but the October dates are from last year.

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    Fairytale Land, fantastic once again!!!

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    Lindos, maravilhosos….

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    As usual pretty good selection. But Cinderalla, a Porsche, and a cat photo? This is the kind of stuff I’d expect on any one of a million “free wallpaper” sites, not a quality place like smashing. Vet your content and tighten up the quality control. I’m a fan of quality, not quantity.

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    Would really enjoying seeing wallpapers for dual monitors! It looks funny repeating, and when i have a different one on each monitor that don’t match it’s not as fun. :)

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    In the Animal Day from Ana Laura Diosdado, the word “mexico” it’s not capitalized, should be “Mexico”.

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    As usual, I love, love, LOVE all the wallpapers. I downlo a new one every month!!! The Cinderella is my fave==I wish we had that with other characters like Tinkerbell….Snow White, pooh etc etc etc.

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    This month I’ve chosen Monica Corduneanu’s. Beautiful scenary!

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    This is about the best collection so far! Which to choose? Which to choose?

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    loving the majority of the art work!! beautiful colors and imaginations!! i used “more behind” by diego homem from Brazil. I like the concept of the text”it’s not only what you see” because – I’m working on my “faith walk” which is believing even when u dont see what you’re hoping for :) thanks diego!! excited to come back for my nov wallpaper and posting this “jackpot” site on fb! thx!!

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    I can´t see “desktop wallpapers” on my rss reader anymore, any idea why isn´t working?

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    Amazing site! I love you!

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    So nice

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    Great work! they are all so great!

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    Congratulations everyone but this time, the only one I like is Fairytale Land designed by Monica Corduneanu from Romania.Good Job!

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    really2 creative…nice job…can anyone teach me how to design all these…i reallt wanna learn this,,,huhu

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    Super vos fond d’écran, j’aurais un peu plus vu dans le thème d’halloween mais ils sont super jolis !

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    its gr8 collection,
    all of them- beautiful..

    but in Stamps (Designed by Nikola Lazarevic) –
    6 tuesday 6 wednesday 8 thursday
    7 is missing

    I know its 2010 now,
    but even then these are good for inspiration…
    always :)

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    to the one who is responsible designing fairy tale land it so good that i can only design it in fairy tale pleas show me how

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    GREAT Job!
    need resolution for netbook

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    Wow !. !! Happy Thanksgiving! :) :) :) :) :)
    Thanksgiving is 1 of my favorite holidays, and each year I like to get into the mood-extend the holiday, as it were-by reading “Thanksgiving novels.” Of course, these stories are mostly about family, about coming together to heal old hurts and showing thanks for the gift of love. .. . “”
    Are You Far better Off These days Than You Had been 2 Yrs Ago?

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    very nice calendars


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