Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: April 2010 (Easter Edition)


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 the default time application?

This post features 80 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 April 2010?


"Inspired by an area of my painting studio." Designed by Stephanie Crisalli2 from USA.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 103

Unknown Beauty

"I’m a 21 year old student from the Netherlands. My school project was to make a wallpaper for this contest ^^So i did..Why the girl? this was my first vector and i wanted to show you all.Greetz,Jeroen van den Brand." Designed by Jeroen van den Brand19 from Netherlands.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 1020

Design Sleep Design

Designed by Krystian Kubicki32 from Poland.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 1033

Spring Flower

"Shot with a 50mm lens. I love bokehs. And this flower was so springy I had to shoot it.Enjoy and Happy Easter!" Designed by Anca Varsandan49 from Romania.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 1050

Little April

"In the spring I have a lot on my mind and no rest day." Designed by Anna Skibinska64 from Poland.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 1065

Oops Illustration

"Oops! – wallpaper is devoted to upcoming onset :)" Designed by Egor Kosten79 from Ukraine.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 1080

Happy Easter

"HQ-wallpapers and Smashing Magazine wishes you a Happy Easter" Designed by Paul96 from USA.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 1097

Easter Bunny With Painted Egg

"This month I decided to make something related to Easter , so it’s a painted egg and a bunny :D" Designed by Alexandra Ipate104 from Romania.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 10105

Spring Bunny

"The bunny family for Easter and whole April" Designed by Kamila Norys121 from Poland.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 10122

Spring Bunny

Designed by Andrei Tudorica142 from Romania.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 10143

Don’t Mess with Mr.Hare

"Greyhound learns a valuable lesson about messing with the hare at Easter" Designed by Tom Bradshaw155 from United Kingdom.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 10156

Easter Bunny

"A white Easter Bunny standing in the tall green grass." Designed by Narcis Lupou170 from Romania.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 10171

Easter Bunny

"The scene represents a bucolic place. There’s a little bunny in a green field with two trees and bushes. He’s taking a greeting of “happy easter”. On the horizon there are white clouds in the blue sky. On the top-right cloud lays the smashing magazine logo while the days of april’s month flying in that sky." Designed by Laura Sclavi185 from Italy.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 10186

Let’s read with Tiger

"Theme: International Children’s Book DayI dedicate my illustration to children. I decided to draw my story with a little tiger, because2010 is Tiger’s year. My illustration combines this two events.:)" Designed by Miglena Boncheva from Bulgaria.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 10202


"I was inspired by a photograph of Olivia Bell, on DeviantART216 and thought it would be quite cool as a wallpaper! Happy April and enjoy!" Designed by Rosanna Bell217 from England, UK.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 10218

April Showers

"Living in Seattle, there are always showers…especially in April" Designed by Lauren Curtis230 from United States.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 10231

Carpe Diem

"Carpe diem (from latin) means to live fully. like a man who is not afraid from anything, and despite of a pain caused by a fire, he is fully happy. during the april, also the nature wakes up, as well as we should to start live fully." Designed by Tomas Golha from Slovakia.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 10244

Sweet Messy

"April is hot and messy in sun, colors and mushrooms April is hot and messy in sun, colors and mushrooms" Designed by Romy Menegazzi258 from Brazil.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 10259

Spring Beez

"For me, the bees signify April, spring and the sunny days beginning." Designed by Eugenie Huard273 from California, USA.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 10274

New Beginnings

"Designed for daily inspiration and encouragement to live life." Designed by Millicent Bowman302 from USA.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 10303

Global Warming Warning

"I just wanted to remind you, guys, that we should all take care of our planet and don’t forget about global warming too! ;)" Designed by Andrei Verner319 from Russia.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 10320

Imagine April

"Use this wallpaper as an motivation for your creation." Designed by Klement Grgić340 from Croatia.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 10341

Legs Legs Legs

"I thought I’d try to make something fun and cheerful for April, and not overly Easter-ish! Just a little funky wallpaper – probably mainly for girls!! Happy April 2010!" Designed by Rosanna Bell355 from England, UK.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 10356

Circle of Love

"Lite Romance using Typography" Designed by Bassam Elbiltagi368 from Egypt.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 10369

Green Strings

"Guitar is one of my favorite musical instruments and April is celebrated as International Guitar month. So, I have designed this wallpaper to express my love for Guitar. :D”" Designed by Upasana Jain1178781385 from India.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 10386


"The only word that come into my mind is ‘Delighted’ when I see this beautiful, charming and innocent creation of God. That is my way to appreciate beauty of Daisy flower.”" Designed by Upasana Jain400 from India.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 10401

Eye of the Sun

"Sunset over the English Bay, Vancouver." Designed by Matthew Lawless415 from Canada.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 10416

Spring Discovery

"It’s a springtime in Belgrade finaly!.:)" Designed by Jana Jelovac428 from Serbia.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 10429

Banana Slip

"I had an idea about a big monkey/gorilla with a lovely girl in his neck. The girl is a little bit dominant and she points him at the banana. So I drawed it on a paper, scanned it and work it all out in Illustrator and Photoshop. The idea is that the monkey has drop his banana on the floor, which is dangerous because someone can slip over it. So the little girl points at the banana and the monkey/gorilla has to pick it up, before someone is going to slip over it." Designed by Eelco Verbrugge441 from Netherlands.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 10442

Miss April

Designed by Tijana Bulatovic454 from Serbia.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 10455


"I was inspired by the movie ‘reservoir dogs’" Designed by Pim de Vries467 from The Netherlands.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 10468

Creeping Up

"Another month creeping up on us. Seems like 2010 just started, but here’s April!" Designed by Kris Koubaddy from United States.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 10480

Healing Nature

Designed by Sietse Visser from The Netherlands.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 10504

My World

"”My World”… This creation was inspired by the floating islands, create an island with my own body." Designed by Natanael Fernández516 from Santo Domingo, Rep. Dominicana.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 10517

The Parrot Catching Season. Arrrr!

"Ever thought why pirates had parrots? Well they exotic animals were expensive back in the pirate days. Catching and selling the colorful parrots back at home was a nice profit for the pirates." Designed by Robert Wojciechowski527 from Australia.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 10528

Sunset Playtime

"I created this while I was reminiscing about my childhood and how much fun i had playing when the sun was setting. I wish i could rewind time and go back to those days of just feeling free." Designed by Elyse Jones957540 from USA.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 10541

Illustration of Urban Woman

"One of my digital illustrations turned calendar for the month of April." Designed by Johnny Del Guercio553 from Canada.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 10554


Designed by Artcream688566 from Netherlands.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 10567

Patlabor Ninja

"Patlabor is one of my favorite character anime when I was child. It always amazed me everytime I looked the details about well-designed character’s mechanical shape. So, here I create my own vector character version of Patlabor which I called “Patlabor Ninja”. I hope it’s not too bad comparing to the original design… :)" Designed by Andik Taufiq579 from Indonesia.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 10580

Somewhere Some Beach

"There’s a big umbrella casting shade over an empty chair,Palm trees are growing and a warm breezes blowing,I picture myself right there On Some beach, somewhereThere’s ship cruice with music, dancing and lovers romancingIn the salty evening air, On some beach Somewhere…" Designed by Neelam Asrani596 from India.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 10597

Clint Eastwood

"A simple easy tribute to Clint Eastwood." Designed by iheb003609 from Tunisia.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 10610

Little People

"Two little people are hiking in the fresh spring forest. You should go too!" Designed by István Szép626 from Hungary.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 10627

Taxi Whale

"Even the whale needs job when our world’s been drown :D . Stop global warming! before it’s too late." Designed by M. Nur Lanta Adena637 from Indonesia.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 10638

Love the Earth

"April 22nd is Earth Day, but shouldn’t every day be?" Designed by Phidev Inc.650 from USA.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 10651

Another Pink Rabbit in Love

"Let’s have fun with acronyms!" Designed by Binario Creativo665 from Italy.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 10666

April Showers

"If the old saying holds true, this retro-cute shower will bring the May flowers!" Designed by tech674 from USA.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 10675


Designed by Artcream688566 from Netherlands.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 10689

Wood Desktop

Designed by Indeziner701 from Romania.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 10702

Happy Cake Shop

"Tasty treats sit in the sun, celebrating the start of spring." Designed by Chris Alexander (Yipori)716 from England.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 10717

Monsters In April

"Uh, it took me forever to make this since I was having my junior high final exam this April. Hope you like it! And be sure to check my DeviantART!" Designed by Adrian W (Ryan Kon)741 from Indonesia.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 10742

Wash Away

"For my home country, April is always a rainy season filled with cherished memory of the deceased. The rain is washing away our sorrow and cleansing the earth where our beloved lying under" Designed by Jade Cheng766 from USA.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 10767

Spring Fun

"Spring is the season of fun and joy. I have used spring and daisy flowers to express the joy. Even the fonts are adding funny mood to this wallpaper.”" Designed by Upasana Jain1178781385 from India.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 10782

Ride a Bike

"With spring rolling around (at least in the Northern Hemisphere), it’s time to dust off the old bicycle and get some much needed fresh air and exercise. Let this wallpaper encourage you to spin your wheels at least once this month." Designed by Dan Sweet796 from USA.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 10797

Cinematic Squirrel

"There is just something awesome about opening your laptop and having the eyes of a quirrel stare deep into your soul. Maybe it’s just me, but I absolutely love it!" Designed by Jake Donahue815 from USA.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 10816

What’s for Lunch

"Don’t you think it’s for free, my dear bunnies!" Designed by April Joy E. Jasmin828 from Philippines.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 10829

Surprise Its Me

"Month of April is well known for Fool’s day. April Fools’ Day or All Fools’ Day is a day celebrated in many countries on April 1. The day is marked by the commission of hoaxes and other practical jokes of varying sophistication on friends, family members, enemies, and neighbors, or sending them on a fool’s errand, the aim of which is to embarrass the gullible. I designed this wallpaper to represent the Month of april in my way, which begins with the fool’s day. I designed this wallpaper to represent the Month of april in my way, which begins with the fool’s day." Designed by Vanshika Wadhwani from Bahrain.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 10843

Have A Martini?

"Working too hard? Take a break, have a martini." Designed by Stephanie Lam855 from Australia.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 10856

Abandoned Stone Door

"Due to my love for spontanious photography, this photo was also made in that way, in one simple monday afternoon walk. It shows entrance to one of the uptown parks in capital of Croatia. Photo was taken with cell phone, filtered in PhotoScape, and finished in Photoshop CS4." Designed by Lahorka Lojen870 from Croatia.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 10871

April Fools

Designed by Frank van Oudhuizen (AddictDesign)882 from Netherlands.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 10883


"Richard Shuback’s “Heated Discussion” takes a light satirical look at how corporate America communicates in 2010." Designed by Richard Shuback897 from USA.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 10898

Poor, Dear, Silly Spring

"Poor, dear, silly Spring, preparing her annual surprise! Wallace Stevens" Designed by Mac Funamizu910 from Japan.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 10911


"I describe a mirror that has been cracked :D" Designed by Rifki Budikusuma925 from Indonesia.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 10926

Paisley in The Office

"A paisley/swirly doodle paper-textured desktop with office stationery." Designed by J E Pearce940 from New Zealand.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 10941

I Heart April

Designed by Elyse Jones957540 from USA.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 10958

Flower of Power

"This wallpaper is dedicated to my wife, Jenny. Celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary this month!" Designed by Sven Johnson at Modern Postcard970 from USA.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 10971

TreE MadNeSs

Designed by Pietje Precies987 from The Netherlands.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 10988

Isometric Indulgence

"An isometric artwork made out of simple shapes." Designed by Abdus Salam1004 from Pakistan.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 101005

Sunrise Grazing

"April is one of my favourite months, in England everything begins to come to life and the sun is out! I know it’s Easter, but I know a lot of people don’t always like Easter wallpapers, so here’s something different!" Designed by Olivia Bell1021 from England, UK.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 101022

April Sky

"The derivation of the name April (Latin Aprilis) is uncertain. The traditional etymology is from the Latin aperire, “to open,” in allusion to its being the season when trees and flowers begin to “open,”" Designed by Sagar1034 from Bangladesh.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 101035

The However

Designed by Benoit Chartron1051 from France.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 101052


"Inspired by some comment-leavers to create a more minimal desktop wallpaper with lots of space for icons and whatnot." Designed by Eli Burford1062 from Australia.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 101063

Reactor Number 4

"On April 26, 1986, reactor number 4 of the Soviet Chernobyl powerplant triggered a nuclear meltdown. It was the worst nuclear disaster in human history. The radioactivity released on that day irradiated thousands of people; the area will remain inhabitable for centuries. This photograph shows the reactor today, and is part of my Chernobyl photo journal." Designed by Timm Suess1071 from Switzerland.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 101072


Designed by Blake Gentry1110 from USA.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 101111

April Sentense

"Just motivating sentence for April :)" Designed by Temeshi1123 from Poland.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 101124

Postcard from SF

"A personal postcard from Molden, mountain top in Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. Great view, though only a small taste is given through this postcard. Should I say: Visit Norway!?" Designed by Asbjørn Ness1144 from Norway.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 101145


"Everyone sometimes needs some change in life. Maybe April will be the right time for your revolution?" Designed by Wouter Sioen1163 from Belgium.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 101164

April Daisy

"I chose Daisy flower as a theme for this wallpaper because it is known as birth flower for April [My month :)]. I used only two effects i.e. ( Drop shadow & Inner glow) of Photoshop to design this wallpaper. I hope you will also like them…”" Designed by Upasana Jain1178781385 from India.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 101179

Space Lines

"I`ve decided to create very simple futuristic theme and I`m pretty sure, April (and 1st particulary) is the period of a year in which you can see lines in the space ;)" Designed by Marek Chrenko1193 from Slovakia.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 101194

Skull Break

Designed by jadekone1206 from Venezuela.

Smashing Wallpaper - april 101207

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 month1219!

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 April, folks!

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  1. 1

    eyeofthesun is nice,
    love the simple and dark ones so you can see clearly all your icons desktop

    • 2

      me too.
      i like simple and dark.

      • 3

        Me too. i typically have over 100 icons justified left. So simple, dark, with the calendar on the right is my preference. I would think there are many who follow that windows paradigm. This may be helpful feedback for next month’s designers. ;)

      • 4

        dark background always looking good for desktop

  2. 5

    Great collection. April month is very special for me in several ways… Thanks

    • 6

      Of course it was a great collection but Smashing magazine was unable to mix the art of April Fool in wallpaper calenders.

      Anyhow, great collection.


      • 7

        Gostei muito dos calendários que tal estes mesmos calendários
        vocês colocar como montagem de fotos assim o assinante coloca sua foto dentro do teu calendário, vai ficar legal.

  3. 8

    Thanks for including mine :)

  4. 9

    Very colorful – very nice art. It’s great to see colors again.

  5. 10

    much, but not best

  6. 11

    my fav is Revolution, but a lot of those walls are great, thx!

  7. 14

    WOW!!! Thank you so much for accepting “Sunrise Grazing” — I’m so pleased you guys at SM liked it. FANTASTIC feature as always, even more amazing than normal though!

  8. 15

    YAYYYYYYY! thank you so much for submitting my designs “Girl In The Rain” and “Easter Day” I’m so pleased! :)

    • 16

      Hey Sasha.. Big Fan.. :).. Love your creations.. I still wonder how old u are.. give me a hint.. ;-)

  9. 17

    thank you very much for accepting my design… :)

  10. 18

    Thanks for including mine guys :)

  11. 19

    I like April Showers by tech, I Heart April by Elyse Jones, Little April by Anna Skibinska, Secrets by Rosanna Bell, Global Warming Warning by Andrei Verner, Spring Discovery by Jana Jelovac, Love the Earth by Phidev Inc, Postcard from SF by Asbjørn Ness ))

  12. 21

    Sunset Playtime stands out for me!

  13. 22

    I like Sunset Playtime most. This set is really nice, thank you guys!

  14. 23

    Its Tree Madness for me! Cool design by Pietje Precies. I like that its mostly white – creates a light & clean effect.
    Thanks for this interesting list

  15. 25

    Aaah, so many wallpapers to choose. I love ‘em all! :D

  16. 26

    Thank you SO much for including “Legs Legs Legs” and “Secrets”, I really appreciate it!!! :D And fantastic collection of wallpapers… even better than usual!! :)

  17. 27

    The second picture is _very_ heavily inspired by a desktop wallpaper of Elisha Cuthbert. So much for unknown ;)

  18. 28

    awesome collection… thanks to all who made those and especially to Andrei Verner from Russia and Matthew Lawless from Canada :)

  19. 29

    Legs legs legs, I like that one :D

  20. 31

    Little April by Anna Skibinska! Charming, charming, charming!

  21. 32

    Ugh… when I find one that I really like, there’s no 1920×1200 resolution :/

  22. 33

    Coming month onwards, can you please include size of (1366×768), because my laptop’s screen resolution (1366×768).

    Thanks in advance

  23. 34

    My favorite is “girl in the rain” but I’m using Spring Bunny for easy readability.

  24. 36

    Beautiful calenders! I was thinking yesterday with April around the corner, new calenders must be on the way and what a wonderful selection too!

  25. 37

    Thanks for including my “Global Warming Warning” =)

  26. 38

    This all looks like student work. Not impressed…

  27. 40

    wow not the best of the ones ive seen on here before. choices have really gone down hill

  28. 42

    I concur H.

  29. 43

    Hehehe, wallpapers strikes again ;)
    I dont want to be negative… but kitchy style rules with this world ;p

    Giveaway, wallpaper, never used.

  30. 44

    Good collection

  31. 45

    What a post! Bravo!!! That is wonderful and awesome. Thank you

  32. 46

    Naga - Graphic / Web designer

    March 31, 2010 5:33 am

    Lots of cool desktop papers. Nice collection. Thanks for bringing them all together for us.

  33. 47

    Not a bad mixture this month. At first I thought it would be dominated by cute pastel children’s illustrations (something Smashing contributors have been trending towards for a few months now. Nothing wrong with that, but some of us have different tastes.

    Again, for the fifth or sixth month in a row, one of the best desktops is unusable because the calendar is wrong! Artists, please check your dates! Postcard from SF is beautiful but April 2010 starts on Thursday.

    Personal favorites: Isometric Indulgence. Abandoned Stone Door, Cinematic Squirrel.

    Other faves I’ll be using. Parrot Season, Wash Away, Sunrise Grazing (beautiful photo), Ride a Bike, Green Strings, New Beginnings, April Daisy & Spring Flower. Good job all.

  34. 52

    Overall, not the best showcase of designs, but….

    I did like “Ride a Bike”. I love the style and I am going to ride my road bike today! I just added it to my desktop to help me make it through this day!

  35. 54

    I liked the Wood desktop.
    Indeziner always makes great wallpapers!

  36. 55

    LOL, a green man vomits water.

    Mostly ridiculous kitsch this month, compared to the nice things one was able to found in the last months.

  37. 56

    Imagine April….YES!

  38. 57

    great variety, year is flying by

  39. 58

    Thank you so much for featuring my wallpaper “Have a Martini?” :)

  40. 59

    i love the “Ride a Bike” wallpaper (from 2morrow i’m movin on my bike) but can’t find my screen resolution :-(

  41. 60

    Another great collection! Its going to be a good month for the desktop! :D

  42. 61

    Thanks for choosing mine, next to 79 other wallpapers : )

    It’s kinda funny, because I din’t had a portfolio site… so i quickly finished my new one, which wasn’t ready yet!

    Comments would be nice and more work will be coming soon!

  43. 63

    A small mistake: the 1920×1200 size of April Sky includes the calendar in both the calendar and no-calendar images.

  44. 64

    I like the comic wallpapers,
    especially “Happy Easter”.
    Happy Easter to all Smashing Magazine readers.

  45. 65

    Taxi Whale! Taxi Whale! Taxi Whale!

  46. 68

    Gief, windows 7 theme! Then we talk ;)

  47. 70

    Bassam Elbiltagi

    March 31, 2010 9:34 am

    Thanks for including mine :))))))

  48. 71

    Bassam Elbiltagi

    March 31, 2010 9:38 am

    Although my design is here, but dumb robot is the BEST !!!

  49. 72

    finally!! :D

  50. 73

    I loved “April Sky”

  51. 74

    i like poor, dear, silly spring,
    april sky,
    and urban woman!
    as always, thank you for a great bunch of calendars :)

  52. 75

    Poor, Dear, Silly Spring and ride a bike !

  53. 76

    Not a bad collection, there are a ton on here (including my “cinematic squirrel”, woo hoo!)… But with 80 designs included it leads me to believe they include anybody who submits one? Oh well, variety is the spice of life, and I’m sure there is somebody out there who likes each one. Good job, all.

  54. 77

    ohh fresh!
    we need much inspiration

  55. 78

    Only a few wallpaper are good rest are hopeless

  56. 79

    I feel that for this month it was more of quantity rather than quality. Many were hardly up to standard.

    But thanks SM for running this monthly – really provides me with lots of inspiration :)

  57. 80

    A lot of fantastic ones this month! Can’t decide which one to go with.

  58. 81

    Desing Sleep, Spring Fun, Taxi Whale, Little April, Treemadness, Carpe Diem, Revolutional Calendar, Sunset Playtime, Girl in the Rain, Space Lines ….those are really cool

  59. 84

    A Patlabor wallpaper? Never expected such a wallpaper out here :) Thx!

  60. 85

    “April Sentense” should be “April Sentence”

  61. 87

    Richard Shuback

    March 31, 2010 5:11 pm

    Thanks for posting Illustration: “Heated Discussion”.

  62. 88

    Whenever month ends Smashing Magazine releases bunch of Wallpaper to download. It’s a good trend…

  63. 89

    I love all these desktop wallpapers, something i look forward to every month!

  64. 90

    I like Sunset Playtime, Unknown Beauty, all collection is realy amazing. I Love to showing all in my desktop with every day new wallpaper, thank you guys!

  65. 91

    Incredible and cool desktop wallpapers of this month.
    Thanks for sharing :D

  66. 92

    I always use your wallpapers. Its great really amazing.
    Can you please keep more inspirational and motivational quotes on them.
    Then it will be more better

  67. 93

    I love the works os Sasha Bell – right now I’m saying a sad goodbye to her wallpaper for March.

    In this moment I’m torn between her “Sunrise grazing” and Millicent Bowman’s inspirational wallpaper. Both are just superb!

    • 94

      Aw thanks but “Sunrise grazing” was taken by Olivia Bell (my sister) :)

  68. 95

    Awesome…. loving all :D

  69. 96

    thanks you so much :X

  70. 97

    For everyone complaining, why don’t you make a calendar to make the collection “better” ?

    I think some of these were pretty good, some not, but regardless I think it’s good to encourage effort, even if there’s a few “student work”-esque wallpapers. After all, if you don’t like it, do you HAVE to use it? No.

    Thanks peeps.

    • 98

      Well spoken, great point. I hate to hear all the negative comments from people who apperently have too much talent for the rest of us.

  71. 99

    I like the ‘Splatter’ with the best, and like too the ‘Reactor Number 4′.
    Thank U.

  72. 100

    Sweet Messy is really sweet :)


  73. 101

    Very good wallpapers! I would’ve liked to join my calendar here. Too late xD but if you want to check it anyway, google Mouscacho.
    Is the desktop version of my printed Mouscacho 2010 Calendars xD

  74. 102

    Amazing works!!! I’ll start with easter bunny, but I think I will change it later to use some more. Mirror, sweet messy & ride a bike are my favourite. Unfortunately they are not in my office-desktop-resolution (1280×1024)… Thank you once again :D

  75. 103

    I’ve seen some great wallpapers! Too bad there’s not a multi-screen wallpaper but maybe I can enhance one by myself :)

  76. 104

    Hola! Hoy nuevamente quiero felicitarlos por tan excelente trabajo, me encantaron estos Wallpapers siempre me gustan! Les escribo desde venezuela, aca son las 3 am estaba esperando a q los publicaran! Aun no se cual voy a usar, pero estan todos muy bien.

  77. 105

    April must be a very special and inspirational month, for the collection this month is so amazing! I like so many of them that I will have change my wallpaper more often in April! Many thanks to the creators!

  78. 106

    Benoit Chartron

    April 1, 2010 12:32 am

    Hi, thanks for adding the However wallpaper.
    By the way, a simple question with no relation with the April Calendar : is it possible not to run the smashing book ad (at the footer of the page) each time the user refreshes the page or navigate into the site ? ;-)

    Anyway I love “smashing”

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    There are 4-5 desktop wallpaper from one designer without any great changes…Big Disappointment !!!

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    Thank you for featuring my wallpaper! I will make it more clean next time :)

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    Still no windows 7 theme :( I am getting sick off March!

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    Romania :D nice wallpapers

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    Well, this time I didn’t found a wallpaper that fit my needs… They all are great, but there was something missing… So I decided to create my own, see

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    its absolutely amazing thanks

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    As usual there are some awesome desktops here… but nothing for dual screen!
    2560×1024 is one of the most popular resolutions – I’d LOVE for some new designs!!!

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    Great work !!!

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    A lot of crap, you should make a selection, seriously.

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    Illustration of Urban Woman is the outstanding one in my opinion, great work!

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    Thank you very much to publish my wallpaper!
    I’m so glad :)

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    Weak, weak, weak…
    These all REALLY look like student works =(

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    A particularly good collection this month IMHO.

    Thank you everyone for your work and generosity.

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    “New Beginnings” looks great. :)

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    Lots of really nice ones this month.

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    Love the sentance one’s .. the one for March was gorgeous – and loving April’s too!

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    every month i scroll through waiting for one to just ‘hit’ me and be the image i want to see for the next month. :) this month it’s TreeMadness.. just something about the flat background but the slight shadows under each flower is very pleasing.

    (Reactor No. 4 was the other fave, brilliant photograph!)

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    I appreciate the free desktops presented every month, I really do, but the majority of these are REALLY terrible. The few that do standout as being slightly creative, prepared with a modicum of skill and are actually nice to look at are being brought down by the overall aesthetic of “I did this in ten minutes and now I’m on SMASHING! YAY!!!!!!” that the rest have. I usually keep my complaints to myself but, wow. This is really lowing the bar. :(

    Here’s hoping for next month!

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      And here’s hoping you continue keeping your complaints to yourself in the future. Really, who do some of you people think you are?!?! Get the **** over yourselves.

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    Another great collection!!
    I like “Creeping up” because it’s simply…..simple.

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    Sunset Playtime is the best

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    I loved “Girl in the Rain”

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    Too bad that “Sunset Playtime” I like very much is useless for me as callendar. Please, next time think about Windows users with toolbar at bottom…

    Sorry, April Joy E. Jasmin. Not this time ;-)

    And the winner is… “Oops illustration”. Great work!

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    The squirrel will be on my desktop this month. Hope you like it too Mo when browsing.

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    My favorite is definitely Splatter. It has an excellent layout and clean design for my desktop. My icons look great against the simple wood texture. Great job everyone who submitted work this month!

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    Nice ones. I like the martini – break – wallpaper most. But you left out a whole week. There is no 19 – 25 april in this calender!?

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    thanks. great wallpapers.

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    I just love Secret. So subtly evocative, suggesting so much with so little. I’m coming back every month from now on. How cool is this!

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    LOVE this months selection (*^_^*)

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    Wow, a few grumpy ungratefuls here among the commenters – maybe their contributions were rejected? Lol. I like most of these wallpapers, overall they work well with most monitors in my opinion and they cover a wide spectrum of colours and moods, are very good quality, and are also imaginative. Thanks to all the generous designers and also thanks so much, Smashing!!

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    TreE MadNeSs and April Sky are my faves this batch… although a few others caught my eye!

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    I really enjoy “Splatter!”

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    April Sky and Splatter are my favorites.

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    “Taxi Whale”. Greetings from Chile

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    Who can pick A favorite… they’re all so nice.

    Three of my favorites are:
    - Happy Easter (sweet)
    - Secrets (sexy)
    - Somewhere Some Beach (surreal)

    Thank you for sharing more great wallpaper.

    ~Hi, my name’s DELADE and I’m a wallpaper addict =)

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    Rifki Budikusuma

    April 1, 2010 6:21 pm

    Thank you have been showing my image. Once again Thank You Smashing Magazine.

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    Angie in Mexico

    April 1, 2010 9:13 pm

    I chose paisley for my scree, but Reactor Number 4 is impressive. I also liked the Abandoned Stone Door.
    Saludos desde Mexico!

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    I love the collection. I am making a wallpaper for the May Edition.

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    Great collection…………. all of them are gr8 but i like “My world” the most. I’m looking forward to design a Calendar for the month of May.

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    This is quite a big collection of wallpapers! I’m loving it! I’ll have to look forward to May’s collection!

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    Great colleciton. Thanks.

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    thank for your picture!!
    i really like this….

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    Love the April Sky. Exactly what I needed…

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    Illustration of Urban Woman nice illustration. Will do me for this month, thanks.

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    I like New Beginnings with Splatter coming in second. Thanks!

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    April 2, 2010 8:28 am

    Yet again, some marvelous art from worldwide talent. Thank you artists, you make my day whenever I’m plugged in. And thanks again to Smashing for making it available to the rest of us.

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    get out and ride a bike!!!!!

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    Green Strings, I absolutely love it! Just started playing guitar myself so this is an motivation to keep playing. It’s an brilliant wallpaper. Thank you, Upasana Jain!

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      Thanks Kapot, I hope you will learn to play guitar very soon. When you learn guitar, make a video of yourself and send us a link to enjoy!

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    I am soooo glad I found your web site! I LOVE your wallpapers; It is easy to see all my icons yet unusual and beautiful to look at all day! My favorite this month is April Showers followed closely by TreE MadNeSS and Sunset Playtime.

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    awesome collection, almost downloaded 14-15 wallpapers :)

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    and 1600×900 resolution? thanks anyway, in a single word: amazing!!

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    Now that defines the magazine.
    You really smashed us with tonnes of stunners this April.

    Thanks SM.

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    I particularly like “Wood Desktop.” I’m always caught by some great visual that also helps me organize my shortcuts.

    I also liked the “Parrot Catching Season.” The vivid colors and great detail make it very appealing.

    “Sunset Playtime” was a terrific combination of color and spotlights and emotion made visual. Great job.

    Thanks to Smashing and to each artist who has worked, contributed and made these available. Hope you have a glimmer of understanding of the pleasure you give throughout the month as we enjoy the background (and for some of us, use the slide show of them as screensaver).

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    Dilipkumar Jadhav

    April 3, 2010 10:41 am

    My favorites: Splatter, Paisley in The Office, Mirror, What’s for Lunch, Taxi Whale, My World, Imagine April, Let’s read with Tiger.
    Would like to especially point out the one called Let’s read with Tiger by Miglena Boncheva. It is very thoughtful of the designer to dedicate this to children & studies. Also, Taxi Whale by M. Nur Lanta Adena is a very witty take on Global Warming.
    Thanks SM & all the designers for this wonderful treat for the month of April 2010.

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    thanks everybody!! =]

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    WOW, its amazing collection.

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    The ‘Unknown Beauty’ is Elisha Cuthbert right ?
    Great wallpapers this month btw.. very colorful ! :)

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    Majority of the wallpaper are pretty nice! I love Splatter, Design Sleep Design, Spring flower, Little April, Easter Day, Sweet Messy, Global Warming Warning, Spring Discovery, My World, Illustration of Urban Woman, Clint Eastwood, Taxi Whale, Happy Cake Shop, Wash Away, What’s for Lunch, April Sky, The However and Space Lines.
    But a few of them are just horrible….. It would be sad to see that sacrificing quality control just to gather as many as 80 of wallpapers. I can’t say I’m really good but I decided to join in the future.

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    All the wallpapers are beautiful..but i like :- Creeping up, Splatter, Secret, Sunset playtime..the most.

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    The “Poor, Dear, Silly Spring” is beautiful! My choosen one!

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    awesome collection…thanks for the ‘save the earth’ theme…
    Thank you.

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    Another inspiring collection on the go.. love those with vivid colors.

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    All most every wallpaper- calenders are amazing.
    Good work

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    Of course it was a great collection but Smashing magazine was unable to mix the art of April Fool in wallpaper calenders.

    Anyhow, great collection.


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    All the wallpapers are very good and beautiful I like…

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    Though all wallpapers were great but, for me “new beginnings” was the best! Check out my blog to get your daily gossip dose and entertainment news

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    Thanks for a huge range of inspiring wallpapers for April. I love choosing a new one each month.

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    I guess some work has kind of stolen image. I’m talking about “Surprise Its Me” wallpaper. The original image is here

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    Always enjoy downloading a few for each month. I liked a lot of them this time (hard to pick). My icons are creeping up right now, though – so I prefer the ones with the calendars in the middle or bottom middle/right.

    I like:
    Happy Easter
    Little April
    Wood Desktop
    Sunset Playtime
    Imagine April
    Girl in the Rain

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    I love “Splatter!” It is so vibrant and well composed.

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    My favorite: Girl in the Rain

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    thx for this nice collection. “April Sky” is my favourite ..

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    I love the transformers wallpaper. Sooooo old skool.

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    Here is the link for all your Windows 7 users, Download the Windows 7 Theme for all wallpapers here :)

    Enjoy !

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    This is alot better then last Month! Surely Great Collection. Keep it up SM!

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    All are glitteing and meaning full
    i like Imagine April poster.

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    Nothing for dual screen?

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    Awesome Collection

  158. 197

    Was this article tagged under wallpapers correctly as it does not appear on the normal landing page..

    This might need to be fixed so more people can find it.

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    There’s a tagging error. The post should include wallpapers tag.

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    I like the colection. It’s a nice one …for my desktop i choose “The However” :D
    Tnx everybody :)

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    These are awesome! Already using two of them. Why do they not show up in the Wallpaper section? I had to search for them.

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    Wow – Too many to choose from!

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    Don’t you guys employ some kind of screening mechanism? …So as to no post garbage.
    I used to come to smashing magazine to find well designed wallpapers, not the kind of crap you see everywhere else.

    Half of the walls up there are utterly worthless. You’re gonna loose your reader base if you post every wallpaper a pubescent teenager with photoshop and pimples can dream up.

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    I love……Have A Martini? Designed by Stephanie Lam from Australia.

    Great way to know that something good is waiting for me at the end of the day :)

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    coming here every beginning of the month is a must !
    appreciated much 1^^


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    i love this wallpapers.


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    To all the haters, like Pedro: stop ya moaning! These people are doing this wallpaper design work for free. Be grateful or put your own stuff in. Just stop ya moaning, will ya???

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    The Designg the way i felt obessed. Really Superb. use more natural images instead animating.

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    amazing collection

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    Come on, some are REALLY ugly! I would prefer SM would show only the Top 20 and not ALL that were sent in…

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    Iván Sanaguano

    April 7, 2010 7:33 am

    Muy bonito los fondo de pantalla. Estoy coleccionando todos de este año. Saludos desde La ruta del Spondylus-Ecuador

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    i like the artwork of the global warming the best, but i feel like the little people wallpaper is more fitting for my April than the other

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    WaaaaaW very nice work !

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    These are really amazing, thanks friend for all these nice pictures.

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    Well, Well, Well,
    Is very good!

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    is very nice!!

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    Obviously quantity is greater than quality when it comes to wallpaper posts here on Smashing…

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    Thank you guys for posting mine ^^

  179. 218

    I love a lot of the wallpapers this month! no wonder it’s my birthday month :)

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    Wallpapers are always awesome,, But would be better if we could have these a few days before starting of the Month!!

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    BEST wallpapers

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    Very Very Great!!! Marvelous

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    Wow, impressively gay ones this time.

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    Francisco Rueda

    April 10, 2010 8:53 am


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    Muy Buenos

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    My favorite this month is “Global Warming Warning” from Andrei Verner. Matter of fact it is a third month in row that I’m picking out the Andrei Verner calendar. His work is awesome. I just wish he was doing it in 1280/1024 as well. Not all of the readers here are designers with wide-screen monitors :) and some of us are still using this type of screen resolution.

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    April 12, 2010 7:23 pm

    I’m enjoying “Postcard from SF”. The image strikes a chord in me and serves as a powerful reminder to be courageous and seek beauty and dream and open doors and have hope. Thanks for sharing it!

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    I love Design Sleep Design wallpaper

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    wow..hope I can join the calendar contibution…well, design sleep design looks great

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    love a bunch, fav is “hidden secret”
    but i also love “legs legs legs”
    and “I heart april’
    and “treemadness”…

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    “Reactor 4″ is nice photo, however the disaster was not a nuclear. It was water steam what explodes (and meltdown some fuel, which was radioactive). Real nuclear disaster could have slightly different result… slightly worse result. Thanks nature it was “only” steam.
    And thanks for the walls too;)

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    Great collection & the cake shop is my favourite

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    Spring Bunny, with the combination of Manga art and the dinner insinuations, would be the one my 12-year old daughter would pick for her desktop. Great submissions!

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    just great!

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    Like the Taxi Whale Wallpaper….!!!
    An effective way of Giving awareness about “Global Warming”…!!!

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    Off all those that I’ve seen of this month, April Sky definitely takes the trophy for me! Beautiful work, and awesome, simple design!

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    I Love this site for speciall Monthly and So Nice Calender Wallpapers…
    & Cool ICONs..


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    this is very nice web site for calander wallpapper’s
    to good……. 100%…. cooll……..

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    Very nice wallpapers, love it, waiting for more in may 2010.

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    really nice works and cool…..

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    Sharif Hossain Sumon

    August 17, 2010 11:20 pm

    It is Really Polite ….. Thanks.

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    that is cool design


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