Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: March 2010


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 March 2010?

Please notice that you can also download the March 2010 Windows 7 Theme2, prepared by Tim Heuer for Smashing Magazine and its readers.

Super Mario bros 1985

"My 25th anniversary tribute to Super Mario bros." Designed by Davide Vicariotto3 from Italy.

Smashing Wallpaper - March 104

Haiku on Hanami

"And the wind says swish, swish…" Designed by April Joy E. Jasmin22 from Philippines.

Smashing Wallpaper - March 1023

Road to Success

"The photograph was taken in 2009, of my little sister (Sasha Bell) walking in Cornwall, it really reminded me of “the road to success”, and I’ve had it on my desktop for a long time, so I thought others might enjoy it — it gives me a sense of excitement, freedom and the struggle we all have to archive success." Designed by Olivia Bell37 from England, UK.

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Little Girl

"Something much more simple, a little simple typography. :)" Designed by Sasha Bell41838852 from England, UK.

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"The bright colours of March." Designed by Ellen Xue from Canada.

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Spring Time

Designed by Indeziner79 from Romania.

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Sticks and Stones

"Was daydreaming and listening to Sticks and Stones by The Pierces over and over againand came up with this idea for the March Calendar." Designed by Kathlyn Marie Salazar from Philippines.

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Searching for spring

Designed by Andrei Verner106 from Russia.

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Goes in like a lion and out like a lamb

"Just an illustration for march :)" Designed by Jennifer Herd127 from Canada.

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"This is a color-work done 100% with Adobe illustrator CS4, its all about messing with gradients, transparency and a lot of blend tool. “Soom” means breath, this represents the breathing of universal time. the time of the stars." Designed by David Fernandes / Random Spirals142 from Portugal.

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"Fun spring wallpaper." Designed by Anca Varsandan159 from Romania.

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Even Cupcakes Have Bad Days

Designed by Valerie Morgan598493174 from USA.

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Ghost Stories

"Background picture by Esa Wendelin193" Designed by Marta Miazek194 from Poland.

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Gummy March

Designed by Monica Corduneanu211 from Romania.

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A New Day

"It’s the start of a brand new day." Designed by Stephanie Lam242 from Australia.

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Lucky Shamrocks

"Despite the three-leaved clover being synonymous with St. Patrick’s Day, I decided that a four-leaved clover would bring more luck to all the readers. Despite the three-leaved clover being synonymous with St. Patrick’s Day, I decided that a four-leaved clover would bring more luck to all the readers. Cheers!" Designed by Crystal Ng255 from Malaysia.

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"Inspired by last months article about Mathematics…" Designed by Zhongde Liu270 from Germany/China.

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"I simply adore donuts, they’re delicious and they always look so pretty — I tried to create a design revolving around them, and thought it would be a fun desktop wallpaper to have. Enjoy!" Designed by Rosanna Bell403285 from England, UK.

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"The telephone has had a bit of an impact over the last century on the way we communicate, so I thought a telephone-themed wallpaper would be appropriate for the month of its patent." Designed by Dan Sweet299 from USA.

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Midnight Sun

"The midnight sun sets on the party in the trees." Designed by Chris Alexander (Yipori)314 from England.

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Romanian Tradition Martisorul

Designed by Alexandra Ipate339 from Romania.

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"If I would be a ladybug…" Designed by Christine Schirbel358 from Germany.

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Designed by Pietje Precies371 from The Netherlands.

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Lemonade Love

"Just a little wallpaper from me, I’m a huge fan of lemonade!" Designed by Sasha Bell41838852 from England, UK.

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Heart Splash

"I always see a lot of photography featuring random fruit and lemons (a lot of lemons!) falling/splashing into water, and thought it would be cool to turn a photography “idea” into a vector looking design, but with a heart! Hope you enjoy this!" Designed by Rosanna Bell403285 from England, UK.

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Snowdrop Picking

"Snowdrops are my favourite flower of the “warmer season” — I know when they come out that summer isn’t too far away! Enjoy!" Designed by Sasha Bell41838852 from England, UK.

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"This what we do. This is how we live. This is how we evolve. All for the sake of art." Designed by Popephoenix433 from USA.

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No Smoking

"Millions of people die every year because of Smoking but yet millions of people still smoke. I Designed this wallpaper just to Celebrate the NO SMOKING Day and raise our voices against this habit that Kills." Designed by Vanshika Wadhwani from Bahrain.

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Women as nature

"Women have long been associated with nature – metaphorically, as in ‘mother Earth’,for instance.International Womens Day is celebrated as the first spring holiday in the Northern Hemisphere, March is considered as the month which brings spring season with Nature Dressed in Green, to Greet the season of spring." Designed by Neelam Asrani454 from India.

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Spring is coming

"The vision of spring by m-mstudio. Now the nature is awakening!" Designed by m-mstudio467 from Italy.

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Designed by Jordan Scott665476 from Canada.

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Are you doing all you can?

"Are you doing all you can to become the person you want to be?" Designed by Valerie Morgan598493174 from USA.

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Bright Summer

"In America, March is the month of American Red Cross. In India people celebrate Holi – the festival of colors in March. And in history it is the month in which Brutus assassinated Julius Caesar. Moreover, it is the starting of summer with the hot air, in southern Asia. In human color psychology, red is associated with bravery, purity, happiness, good luck, heat/fire, energy, and blood, and emotions that “stir the blood”, including anger, passion, love, pain, and sacrifice." Designed by Ramesh V R504 from India.

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"The letters with drips represent the cold winter and the ballerine is spring." Designed by Axenis521 from France.

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Birthday Month

Designed by Ammar Ceker538 from Turkey.

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March Sentense

"Just motivating sentence for March :)" Designed by Temeshi547 from Poland.

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Winter’s Almost Over

"Winters are long and slushy in Buffalo, NY. March is both the ugliest and most hopeful month, because spring is just around the corner." Designed by Palmer Louise568 from USA.

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New Beginnings

"I graduated college approximately 2 years ago, and since that time have worked as an IT consultant/auditor for a large accounting firm. I realized early on that I had made a mistake and would never be content until I got back into the world of design and development, which is where my passion truly lies. I have been working for the past year building a portfolio in the hopes to do this. This design is a direct byproduct of this and a hope that with Spring comes a new life and a new beginning." Designed by Noah Jablonski581 from USA.

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Lucky Me

Designed by Valerie Morgan598493174 from USA.

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"I am presenting a colourfull march." Designed by Sandhya Banshal613 from India.

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Spring Bloom

"March marks the beginning of a new season and is the time of year when plants begin the grow.The beauty of the month is depicted in this wallpaper." Designed by Ellen Xue from Canada.

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Escaping Winter

"I took this photo of Wharariki Beach while on holiday last month in New Zealand. I hope it brings some good weather this side of the world in March." Designed by Adam Foster638 from England.

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Why March

"Nothing like a good ol’ anti-war statement. For the record, I am not against the troops. I am against war. Thanks!" Designed by Kris K. from United States.

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Feeling Sheepish

"A visual interpretation of the month that most importantly connects winter with summer, it just sometimes feels a bit sheepish." Designed by Jordan Scott665476 from Canada.

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Chuck misses a tooth

"Was kinda bored and looking for some fun. So, came up with Mr. Chuck who just lost a tooth!" Designed by Abdus Salam682 from Pakistan.

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Spring Is The Season

"Spring is the season of new, young and vibrant colors. My idea behind this creation is to leave behind the darkness of failure, tears, pain and broken hearts. Brighten yourself with new colors, hopes and thoughts like these flowers." Designed by Upasana Jain699 from India.

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Ultimate Sophistication

"I’m keeping the description simple to. The motivation behind this design was reading the Leonardo DaVinci quote online, liking it and wanting to do something to illustrate it." Designed by Håvard Bergersen714 from Norway.

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"Bring in March with a sploosh." Designed by Ryan McLeod731 from Scotland.

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"Be simple and bold this march :)" Designed by Akash Chandrayan from India.

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Standing Tall

"Like any designer, I derive inspiration from nature. And animals are my favourite. Still I remember the tall, majestic Giraffes that I saw in my school excursion. Have a beautiful month." Designed by Ganesh k Swaminaathan755 from India.

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Olympic Mania

"Desktop Wallpaper for March, 2010, Inspired by Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter games." Designed by Sagar772 from Bangladesh.

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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 month789!

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 March, folks!

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  1. 1

    Very nice collection again, like always! I like the Luminance wallpaper. :)

    • 2

      Great Wall Papers once again! Thank You Smashing Magazine! Spring Bloom is my favorite, but it was hard to choose between that one and the Haiku on Hanami-so that one will go on my laptop.

    • 3

      Thanks, so glad you liked it!!

  2. 4

    Another great collection of wonderful wallpapers.
    I Love the “Spring Time”
    Keep up :-)

  3. 5

    i love “Spring is coming”, good job!

  4. 8

    I`d love to see that Vancouver wallpaper in 1920*1200 :D

  5. 10

    Very nice wallpaper collection. Thank you.
    My fav is “Spring Is The Season”.

  6. 12

    i love “A New Day”

    • 13

      I LOVE A New Day except that the dates are wrong. There are two 29′s…

    • 14

      Oops, I liked it too…

      Despite the 29 day problem, it’s on my desktop right now !

      • 15

        I’m sorry, I didn’t realise my mistake. If you email me at steph[at]stephlamdesigns[dot]com with your resolution size, I’ll be happy to send back the correctly dated wallpaper :) and I’m glad you like it :)

  7. 16

    Awesome collection ! Simplicity is the Ultimate Sophistication – Leonardo Da Vinci !

  8. 17

    Holy hell these are amazing!!

    I cannot make up my mind which one I want!! I’m sharing this with everyone!!

  9. 18

    Excellent job! You are the one :)

  10. 19

    Ultimate Sophistication is lovely :)

  11. 20

    feb desktops are far better than march ones ..

  12. 21

    It would be nice if you could split the calendars up into three different categories:

    1. Week starts on Monday
    2. Week starts on Sunday
    3. Linear calendar

    I ofter find a lot of awesome wallpapers that I would like, but I just can’t use the ones that start the week on Sunday. Maybe you could ask the designers to submit one of each? So for the non-linear week designs, the download options would be:

    with calendar – Monday-based week
    with calendar – Sunday-based week
    without calendar

    That would help a lot! Thanks!

  13. 22

    thanks! ^-^

  14. 23

    Soom is my favorite,great!

  15. 24

    It’s MARIO!

  16. 26

    Great wallpapers this time! :) But my favorite ones aren’t available in 2560×1600.. :(

  17. 27

    Ghost Stories is the best..
    But a bit depressing though :)

  18. 28

    I really love Smashing Magazine, but I absolutely detest these wallpaper posts, simply because they are so extremely ugly. They are in no way innovative, creative or inspiring. Please quit this habit of this monthly spray of vomit!

    • 29

      Though honestly I don’t much like this month’s wallpapers, others may find them beautiful and usable. So the same old saying, if you don’t like them – too bad. Why so aggressive?

    • 30

      I really have enjoyed some of the Calendar months in the past but especially lean months like this one seem to detract from the usual quality I expect from Smashing magazine. Yet this collection still merited 4 stars out of 5?

      After more than twenty years of agency work I must admit that I am surprised. I think it’s fair to ask yourself if this work would share that level of acceptance in the real world. I think there are those who are “boosters” for the site and are very “charitable” in a way you’d expect your mother to be, just happy that you competed. In my life as a creative director that has hardly ever been enough.

      If you are going to “rank” this work there must be a level of oversight to prevent “grade inflation.” The work must be compared with the broad spectrum of work produced by our community to have any validity.

      Simply put, all work is not equal.

  19. 31

    Great wallpapers, but why not in 1920×1080 resolution?

  20. 32

    “UP” will be my wallpaper. Great! :)

  21. 33

    The new spring collection is very cool.
    My favorite is “Up” (I’m eleven).

  22. 34

    Great like always! But I really fell for the “Gummy March” one.

  23. 35

    Very beautiful Wallpapers!
    Very nice, greets.

  24. 36

    Very beautiful wallpaper. Thank you for the compilation

  25. 37

    Great selection, thanks so much for the round-up.

    I’m glad that more masculine wallpapers got featured this time round, very much a 50/50 split – which is very, very cool.

    Keep it up.

  26. 38

    Wow, thank you so much for accepting Road to Success — totally messed up and was supposed to submit the other day but totally forgot and thought there’d be no chance. You rock SM!!

  27. 39

    Good collection

  28. 40

    Love, love, love……AWESOME!

  29. 41

    Can we get a 1920p version of the last one (Vancouver)? I really like it! :)

  30. 42

    Thank you so much for accepting A New Day and for, yet again another wonderful collection of wallpapers! :)

  31. 45

    popephoenix is my fave :)

  32. 47

    my english teacher always told me not to use “if” and “would” in the same part of an if sentence…dont wanna be a smartass but i think it should be “if i were a ladybug”

  33. 49

    I see only Wallpaper for girls!

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  35. 52

    i have set “Haiku on Hanami”. thanks

  36. 53

    Any change for a windows 7 theme? I’m getting sick off all the valentine crap from last month ;)

    Nice work!

  37. 54

    Great! they are beautyful!
    Thank you very much!

  38. 55

    The collection is especially good this month. Thanks to all!

  39. 56

    As always, great selection! The Olivia Bell one was magnificent! I chose that one! :)

  40. 58

    My very best compliments to Ghost Stories and Gummy March!
    Truly well done!

  41. 59

    Solar, optimist, and promising; but at the same time simple and refined, namely:
    A NEW DAY.

    • 60

      I LOVE A New Day except that the dates are wrong. There are two 29s.

    • 61

      Thank you so much, I honestly didn’t realise the mistake :(

    • 62

      Thank you, I honestly didn’t realise my mistake at the time :(

      • 63

        Martin Bentley Krebs

        March 2, 2010 9:15 am

        Then you honestly didn’t check your work carefully enough before you submitted it. This brings to mind an earlier poster’s concern about these designs “making it” in the real world. You have a responsibility as a designer to make certain that your work is accurate. And SM should never have accepted it in the first place until it was corrected.

        For those of you who think I’m being harsh, consider if this would be for actual paying clients. This would not be acceptable to them.

        • 64

          I understand that I should have checked my work closely and picked up on my mistake. It was an honest one and we’re all humans beings, therefore we are inclined to make mistakes. You could look at a piece of work a thousand times and still not pick it up. In the design industry, it’s not acceptable to paying clients, but it happens and you learn from it.

        • 65

          Yes, I do think you’re being too harsh here. Imho it would have been sufficient to point out that the date was incorrect, like Brian, instead of launching into a mini-tirade.

  42. 66

    Escaping winter, brilliant photo, love to be there

  43. 67

    Thank you so much for adding my “Heart Splash” Wallpaper even though it was submitted a little late…. I really appreciate it! :D

    And a wonderful collection as always :)

  44. 68

    Super bomba! Thanky very much.

  45. 69

    “Ultimate Sophistication” <- I like this one best…

  46. 70

    Patrick Wieczorek

    February 28, 2010 2:55 pm

    And again almost no HD-Wallpapers 1920×1080 :*(

  47. 71

    searching for spring! beautiful:)

  48. 73

    Better than last month! The high level of design is back on Smashing Magazine!

  49. 74

    Gummy March is the best of them. The rest are so typical and can’t find the inspiration out of them!
    I forgot to mention, Sticks and Stones is also fabulous.

  50. 75

    Nice, thanks so much!

  51. 76

    I really like Fractal, Chuck Misses a Tooth and Ultimate Sophistication. Awesome batch!

  52. 78

    Thank you so much for a nice collection. Waiting for next month’s!

  53. 79

    very good! I like it

  54. 80

    great. i love green and Lucky March too :P

  55. 81

    I took “Fractal” and like “Olympic Mania”

  56. 83

    Road to success is my pick.

  57. 84

    Great collection yet again! Having trouble deciding ;)

  58. 85

    That’s perfect! Thanks a lot! :)

  59. 86

    Since I am from Romania I am choosing my favourite as “Romanian Tradition Martisorul” designed by Alexandra Ipate from Romania.

    It’s indeed inspired from our tradition, it’s nice and simple but also elegant. Congrats Alexandra.

  60. 88

    hey! for us windows 7 users, there’s an RSS feed option for desktop backgrounds. it would be awesome if you guys at smashing could set us up an rss link to put into our desktop configuration so we could enjoy all of these!

  61. 89

    Pretty uninspiring set this month, VERY girl centric.

  62. 90

    “birthday month” is my favorite, it looks fresh, bright and simple, just what i need for March :)

  63. 91

    great work. keep it up.

  64. 92

    These are awesome!
    I have 2 monitors at work, could you make dual screen versions e.g. 2560×1024 – that would be really cool.

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  66. 94

    I agree with Tuhin Kumar, the quality is compromised. No comparison between old collections and this one. This would be first month when I will stick to my previous wallpaper collection and wouldn’t update my wallpaper with any of the showcased one this month.

  67. 95

    I LOVE A New Day except that the dates are wrong. There are two 29′s and it wouldn’t normally bother me but that’s my anniversary and it simply bothers me a bit….

    • 96

      Hi Brian, I am so sorry about that error. If you send me an email to steph[at]stephlamdesigns[dot]com, with your screen resolution size I’ll be happy to send you back the wallpaper with the error fixed :)

  68. 97

    i love ghostories.. so cold.. :D

  69. 98

    Haiku on Hanami – you are hot stuff

  70. 99

    Smexy! No 1920×1080 ? :’(

  71. 100

    Good selection. It’s always much better when everyone isn’t doing wallpapers for a single ‘theme’, like love in February…

  72. 101

    I really like the ‘why march’ wallpaper.
    Just like the way the word is used in another context.

  73. 102

    Seems to be a lot of submissions from the Bell family!

  74. 103

    I’m fairly new to the calendars (since January) and confess to being smitten by each month’s collection. Haven’t named a favorite yet, just my thanks for the splendor of it all!

  75. 104

    Beautiful collection!!
    I love ghost stories …

  76. 105

    There were only two which bashed me from chair. Ultimate Sophistication and Olympic Mania are very good. Nice Work! Next month i’ll be with you again.

  77. 106

    Whao!! Increible me encantan, excelentes Wallpapers! Los sigo desde Venezuela. Estoy usando el “Sploosh” muy bueno (Y)

  78. 107

    Cool, nice and humorous as always.

    Choosed “Are you doing all you can?” for my 2010 March desktop. But liked the “March Sentence” too.

    Tks to SM team.

  79. 108

    My favorites are definitely Haiku on Hanami and Escaping Winter. Brilliant landscapes!

  80. 109

    Love Donuts

  81. 111

    Oh WOW thank you so much for submitting all 3 of my designs “Lemonade Love” “Little Girl” and “Snowdrop Picking” I’m so happy!!! :)

  82. 112

    Olympics FTW!! Canada FTW! Wooo!

    Thank you for the beautiful wallpaper!

  83. 113

    I like fractal and telephones. Nice.

  84. 114

    Excelentes fondos de pantalla. Estan hermosisimos, gracias a uds conformo mi juego de fondos de todo el mes.

  85. 115

    Lovely collection this month (and it is also MY birthday month!), but I just had to go with the giraffes. Nothing like a light-hearted backdrop during my month-long celebration! =D

  86. 116

    Great Collection!

  87. 117

    first time ever seeing this site. such a neat idea. :-)

    my favorite is the little girl one, which is adorable. and timely b/c my best friend gave birth to a baby girl this morning!

  88. 118

    I love Chuck misses a tooth, its the best…

  89. 119

    Thank you so much for going back and adding my “Donuts” wallpaper, I really do appreciate it! :)

  90. 120

    Iván Sanaguano

    March 1, 2010 10:21 am

    Muy hermosos los fondos de pantalla. Me encuentro coleccionando de todos los meses del año 2010. Los utilizo en mi trabajo. Saludos desde La Peninsula de Santa Elena-Ecuador

  91. 121

    superb wallpapers :)

  92. 122

    Had there been a dropped P in Lucky Me, Designed by Valerie Morgan from USA, it would have been my first choice.

    • 123

      What is a dropped P?

      • 124

        Valerie, for Plucky. Having pluck or courage of course. A “p” off to the side would read p…lucky me. I’m into inspirational subliminal hidden messages. One can then be plucky to be lucky and vice versa lucky to be plucky. .

  93. 125

    i loved ‘Spring Time’
    very neat and cool…

  94. 126

    Clear favorite for me Women as Nature Designed by Neelam Asrani from India.

    Clever and imaginative

    Also liked the concept of Mr. Chuck Missing a tooth Designed by Abdus Salam from Pakistan why not ‘growing new teeth or in-coming teeth?’

    New beginnings. Designed by Noah Jablonski from USA.


  95. 127

    An especially good crop this month. I’m using Fractal. Thanks!

  96. 129

    wow! honestly I had hard time finding one that I like for February, now I don’t know which one to take cuz they are amazing!

  97. 130

    I like luminance, but I tend to gravitate to the mostly black with colorful content that is simple.

  98. 132

    This is by far one of the best collections :) lots of variety and different topics!
    good job designers :)

  99. 133

    Wallpapers this month are “okay” at best. The Mario one could have been done a lot better to capture the mood of it. Right now it is the most cliche wallpaper with Mario and a couple clouds slapped on top. Whoopy! Great job on getting the posts main image though…

    And does SM or anybody here know what HD is? None of these are HD resolutions. 480p, 720p, 1080p… I have a Mac with 16:10 (not true HD) and a secondary monitor that is 16:9 (true HD). How did 16:10 get to be the standard resolution when 16:9 is used more often?

  100. 134

    Donuts! Nice set of wallpapers, I’ll have plenty to alternate now

  101. 135

    SPRING TIME is the best.

  102. 136

    Pandora batteries

    March 1, 2010 9:23 pm

    Very nice wallpapers and very inspirational article. Honestly speaking I had never think about an desktop as an inspiration because I thought we are not so free to look at our wallpapers and thus never care for the wallpaper but now my vision is quite changed. And from all the design I liked “The Road of Success” a lot. I felt it’s very inspirational and also looks good.Pandora batteries

  103. 137

    Good collection of wallpapers. I love the collections coooooooool!!!

  104. 138

    This site always make awesome wallpapers!!! I love it!!

  105. 139

    My favorites are Super Mario Bros and Haiku on Hanami.

    This is a great way to spice up my desktop :)

  106. 140

    Loved Spring Bloom, and the ones from Sasha Bell. Sasha! Your wallpapers are really cute. My 6 year old niece just loves them all and insists I don change it. “Why March” is awesome. I am against war too.

  107. 142

    why march is the best! rest all are mediore

  108. 143

    I love the spring time:)))

  109. 144

    thank you so much. i love Heart Splash the most ^^ !

  110. 146

    Valdecir Carvalho

    March 2, 2010 5:08 am

    Hey guys, check this out! You have been “featured” in the biggest internet portal in Brazil —

  111. 147

    Really lovely work as always, and thanks once again to Smashing Magazine for making these available!

    I went for simplicity. :)

  112. 148

    Laryssa Alvarado

    March 2, 2010 7:08 am

    ultimate sophistication! — already on my desktop :)
    thanks SM.

  113. 149

    There are others done so creatively

    Valerie Martin USA Are you doing all you can? clever shadowing. So right question.

    “If I would be a ladybug…” Designed by Christine Schirbel from Germany. Just wow. the thoughts turn just long enough for relief from a cruel day to be embraced by such massive beauty and refreshed enough to yes do all one can in one’s own way.

    Just like all of you so thanks to all your creativity spans the globe via smashing magazine.

  114. 150

    My favourite one is Ghost Stories!

  115. 151

    Wow. As a BC graphic designer, i would suggest you take off the olympic wallpaper before you get sued. It is highly illegal to use that image and the olympic rings image.

    • 152

      They aren’t making any money off of it. I could make one too and put it on my desktop along with sharing it with my friends with no problems.

  116. 153

    Didn’t really see anything amazing this month.

  117. 154

    I love then, every month I download some ones and put to cicle in the backgrounf of Windows 7… =D Thanks!

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    mario bross is the best :D

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    My favourite is “Why March?”, nice illustration. Lemmings style =)

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    Kudos to Dan Sweet for finding something to celebrate in March, with “telephones.” ;) I like the illustration style as well.

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    This is a fantastic month, I have too many favorites to choose from

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    nice collection but its not better then previous ones :(

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    More great designs this month as usual. Great work designers! ;)

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    Wow!!! I got again so many collections for this month.
    each one differ with 1 another, all the best for all designers and
    thank u all.

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    I love almost all….Thanks Smashing Magazine!

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    M sooooo sad! I could not find the size of 1366X768,
    noone is suites on my notebook :(

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    Maybe what would make this more of an impact is having a functional calender over layed over the wallpaper. That is something I’ve been looking for my website since the front page is like a desktop.

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    Milos Mike Homola

    March 3, 2010 1:42 pm

    “Why March?” is splendid!

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    I became a fan of April Joy E. Jasmin’s works! Tnx can’t wait for “April” ;-)

    PS: “Why March” is also fatastic and it goes to ma screen at work :)

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    I loved the one by Anca Varsandan. To be true I usually like the cute ones. “Donuts” is really nice too. I wish the designers remembered not to put the calendar in the bottom because it usually disappear in the computer desktop.

    I also want to say that I’m a big fan of this website. I’ve been using your wallpapers for a long time. Hope you keep posting them and they keep getting better.

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    this time I choice Mario Bross, its great! thanks ;)

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    i love sasha bell’s words.

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    spring time es preciso para mi, es mi favorito…
    Desde Chile

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    Ultimate Sophistication, is very nice.

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    Gummy March.

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    “Haiku on Hanami” is my choice

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    I choice “Why March?”, it’s funny!

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    “A New Day” is my choise!

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    ghost stories is d best, i lv it.. :)

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    I liked all the designs, so I can use one for each day. Thank you.

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    Currently using Spring Time & love it!!

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    Does SM have updated this post? and updated some of the wallpapers because I see some new ones which were not there on 1st March. May be I am wrong, can anyone please confirm?

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    i like “Lucky Me”

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    Inspiring desktop wallpaper designs. Keeps you fresh.

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    My favs are “Even Cupcakes Have Bad Days” (fabulous!) and Luminance. How fun!

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    Wow. That fractal is just amazing. I’m usually into desktop wallpaper photographs (currently have the Hubbel Ultra-deep Field photograph as the background), but I might take that for a spin!

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    Heart splash is my favourite – now on my desktop for march.
    they are all good in their own way, really impressed ,have bookmarked the site for future viewing.


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    Please, we need more 2560 wide wallpapers for iMac 27.

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    Haiku on Hanami is my fav~~

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    Really would like to thank all the talented designers and smashing for bringing us all these wonderful wallpapers every month. Butterfly is on my desktop now but I’ve saved a few others like A New Day, Midnight and Up as well!

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    Haiku on Hanami its nice!
    I love his simple colours, its serius but not a lot.

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    I can’t believe how cool these wallpapers are! What an awesome site, bookmarked!

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    I love the telephones, cupcakes and women as nature wallpapers.

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    Haiku on Hanami!!!!!!!!! It´s beautiful!!! Very nice collection, like always!

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    Thanx u alot from Mexico for these Wps

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    good work buddy

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    Kerrie Brooking

    March 10, 2010 2:50 am

    Once again….a wonderful selection……tHaNkYoU!!

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    Heart Splash is great work, m lovin it.

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    This is ridiculous. What did happen to cause this degradation of creativity and originality.

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    Nice Wallpapers.

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    I love Ghost Stories!!!

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    i love standing tall so much!~

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    wallpaper r good for computer destop

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    Thanks for your various options of wallpaper, which makes me wondering in a happy worry :-)

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    I put it on desktop, really liked olivia bell and Haiku on Hanami alot :p

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    The Donut one is very jummy.. =)

    Keep work!

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    i like ‘why march’ and ‘lucky shamrocks’
    i LOVE DONUTS! <3

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    Cupcake is my favorite! I like the glow, the colors.

    Lemonade Love is second best. It’s very happy.

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    Please include wallpaper size 1366 x 768, because my laptop screen size 1366 x 768.


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    Great selection again this month guys! You make the month much more bearable by brining us such a unique and eclectic group of wallpapers to pick from. I find myself choosing one a week cause I can never decide a favorite!
    This month I liked: Morgan, Wendelins, Salazar, Cordueanu.

    Thanks for the inspirations! Keep up the good work!

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    hello smash
    this is my first magazine i was read this is most interesting magazine and please paste poster of kate winslet and leanardo dicoprio and lyrics of akon you r so beautiful plz in april smash magazine keep smashing and enjoy.

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    … vote for “Haiku on Hanami”
    Designed by April Joy E. Jasmin from Philippines.

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    I think “Colourfull” should be called “9Flavors”. The artist inspiration surely came from our website :)

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    ‘Nothing like a good ol’ anti-war statement. For the record, I am not against the troops. I am against war. Thanks!” Designed by Kris K. from United States.’

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    All the wallpapers are very good. I liked “Are you doing all you can?” for its message, Luminance and Olympic mania for their color composition. Keep up the Great work!

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    “Chinese also like this” ,nice work!

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    I love wallpapers…. Dammm, I love this site….

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    I love them all! But my favorites are
    heart Splash for sure
    Olympic mania

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    @Sasha Bell
    you have no shame !

    building portfolio of other people’s works, isn’t ok….

    all those “designs” are traces of many other illustrators working at stock agencies….I know very well that ilustration

    Considering that I also work for stock agencies this is realy upset me…

    you are a teaf….

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    Your post will be rather good, and I’m sure some will find it interesting because it’s about a topic that’s as widely discussed as others. Some may even find it useful.Thanks so much for your post.

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    Great for inspiration. We plan to use a few of these design for inspiration for our new splash screen.


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