FIFA Football World Cup 2010 Wallpapers (for Minimalism Lovers)

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The 2010 Football World Cup is coming up in a couple of days and we decided to celebrate this event with an exclusive set of very simple Footbal World Cup wallpapers for minimalism lovers, created by Oliver Twardowski1 especially for Smashing Magazine and its readers. The World Cup will be held in South Africa, between 11 June and 11 July 2010, and will involve 32 teams competing for the title.

The wallpapers are grouped in countries and presented in the alphabetical order. The design is very minimal: the only changing detail of the design is the horizontal line presented on the bottom of the wallpaper. The idea was to keep the design very subtle and simple, making it possible for you to actually use the wallpaper within your work environment. So you should be able to place all desktop icons on the wallpapers without moving things around.

Algeria

Argentina

Australia

Brazil

Cameroon

Chile

Denmark

England

France

Germany

Ghana

Greece

Honduras

Italy

Ivory Coast

Japan

Mexico

Netherlands

New Zealand

Nigeria

North Korea

Paraguay

Portugal

Serbia

Slovakia

Slovenia

South Africa

South Korea

Spain

Switzerland

Uruguay

USA

2010 Footbal World Cup Resources

Extra Bonus: iPad Wallpaper .PSD Template

As a bonus to this release we also release an iPad wallpaper kit, also designed by Oliver Twardowski101 especially for Smashing Magazine and its readers. With overlays for highlighting the viewable part of the wallpaper when the iPad is turned in horizontal or vertical direction. Designing an iPad wallpaper can be kind of tricky because of the different directions that the iPad can be turned in. That’s why the designer created that template to give him a little assitance of seeing what areas of the 1024×1024px wallpaper are visible when the iPad is turned horizontal or vertical.

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Download the set for free!

The set is released under Creative Commons license. You can use it for all your projects for free and without any restrictions. Please link to this article if you want to spread the word. You may modify the theme as you wish. The template is based upon iPad GUI PSD103.

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An example of an iPad wallpaper created with the iPad wallpaper template.

Thank you, Oliver. We appreciate your work and your efforts!

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  1. 1

    NIGERIA All The Way!!! Thanks Smashing for the cool stuff.

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  2. 2

    Real stunning wallpapers!

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  3. 3

    NIGERIA All The Way!!!
    Thanks for the cool stuff :))

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  4. 4

    404 on Brazil Wallpapers :(

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  5. 5

    Is there a version without the flag colors at the bottom? I was looking for a really minimalist wallpaper and I loved the background image there.

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  6. 6

    How long before you get a C&D for using the logo top left? 10, 9, 8, 7 …

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  7. 7

    This works well on tricolors like France, but Australia for instance looks like a blue line with a red stain

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  8. 8

    Here is Great FIFA World Cup 2010 Free Wallpaper http://bit.ly/d4RL8m

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  9. 9

    One Tow Three Viva l’Algérie

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  10. 10

    If you are interested in these then you can download and print off mini foam hands for every team in the World Cup. They fit right on your finger.

    http://www.matica.com/paper-craft-toys/50/Mini-Printable-Foam-Hands-for-your-finger.html

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  11. 11

    The noise grain is way too coarse, doesn’t look too good on a big screen. The idea is good though, I’m thinking about fixing it a bit and posting my own version.

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  12. 12

    eh… not the best really.

    agree with luca, the grain is too coarse and with eddy, my country (australia) looks a bit dodgy
    the union jack could just be stretched out like all of the others (in proportion) and all of the stars could be placed at the same size they are now, in their according places. Not sure how that’d turn out.. but its worth a try

    obviously it’d be the same deal with new zealand then

    However! I like the ipad wallpaper a lot more.

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  13. 13

    Thanks for the IPAD psd

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  14. 14

    too simple for me! or even for other. not the best wallpaper I ever see. but what the heck right. Its Free! (:

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  15. 15

    Outstandingly average. Not pushing any bounderies here are we?

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  16. 16

    wtf?? I espected more from you…

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  17. 17

    Amazing how easy it is for people to complain about something that is FREE.

    Personally they aren’t my style but I appreciate the work it took to put these together. Looking forward to the world cup.

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    Not to get too picky here, but that’s sort of our job as designers and all these silhouettes appear Anglo / Caucasian with their hair. Would have been nice to suggest some more international and African represented players. After all, it is in South Africa this year.

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  19. 20

    Thats what I’m talking about! Nice one!
    Too sad that Turkey couldn’t make it…

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    DazzleCat Digital Agency

    June 6, 2010 4:56 pm

    3 Lions on a shirt…. :-) thanks for these

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    Daniel Correia

    June 6, 2010 5:55 pm

    FORÇA PORTUGAL!!!

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  22. 25

    Was excited to show off Australia’s colours. Too bad the flag is a few pixels in size… wtf? Why bother?

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      Hey Adman,

      yeah, it was kind of tricky to get some of the flags (australia, new zealand etc.) to fit in that design. But I think we managed that in a nice way without losing the minimal look with a to huge flag-part of the wallpaper.

      Oliver

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    Sandro Sannelli

    June 6, 2010 9:11 pm

    LOL

    The italian flag is wrong, it’s green-white-red, not the other way around….

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      Hey Sandro,

      where’s the problem?
      To me it looks like green-white-red on all sizes. Doesn’t it to you? :)

      Cheers, Oliver

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  24. 29

    Download them all, set them as desktop pix and randomly automatically changing them every 5 seconds. Awesome, thanks for sharing.

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  25. 31

    i like the wallpapers

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  26. 32

    South Africa all the way! :)

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  27. 33

    A collection of news about Slovenia and its opponents in Group C is available here: http://twitter.com/sloveniawcup

    Go Slovenia!

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  28. 34

    Let the games begin

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  29. 35

    Great wallpapers !!! I love minimalism! Thank you so much Oliver Twardowski for all your hardwork. I will recommend to all my minimalist friends :)

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  30. 37

    We created a wallpaper as well, including the iPhone version, if anyone is interested, here is the link: http://www.theforge.co.za/2010/06/01/support-bafana-bafana-in-the-world-cup-with-our-june-calendar-wallpaper/

    Enjoy!

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  31. 38

    And as ususal nothing for guys using 3 screens… ;)

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  32. 40

    Very nice indeed!

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  33. 41

    BTW, Does anyone know how to create a similar effect on Photoshop?

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  34. 42

    As a proud South African. I say Bring it on!
    Nice one Smashing!

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  35. 43

    I won’t use it (sorry, not a soccer fan) but the Dutch version would be much better by using only an orange bar instead of our red-white-blue national colors. (Search for ‘soccer Netherlands’ images at google and you’ll see why).
    My compliments for the very nice minimalistic effect.

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  36. 44

    Awesome stuff. Thanks a ton for sharing this resource.

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    mmm I don’t like this

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  39. 47

    With the vibrant, explosive color designs that rather embody the global theme of the World Cup, these wallpapers seem mis-branded and drab.

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  40. 48

    Thanks for the post beautiful wallpapers.

    Best Regards

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    Subhadeep Gayen

    June 7, 2010 8:41 am

    Truly saying i din enjoy the wallpapers, they look monotonous, but as for the psd file , thanks :)

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  42. 50

    Hey every1 :)

    Check out the wallpaper that I did for the world cup :)

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/magiusdesign/4670271606/

    Thanks!

    enjoy

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  43. 51

    FAIL. these are rubbish, sorry.

    what can i say? grainy grey, does nothing for the world cup.

    not exactly my idea of minimal either.

    but i appreciate the effort. I just expect higher quality from smashing.

    comon ENGLAND!

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  44. 52

    Awsome! thanks a lot :)

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  45. 53

    Perfect post for this FIFA season

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  46. 54

    football coming home !!

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  47. 55

    All very nice etc. but why not do a feature on South African web design Smashing?

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  48. 56

    sucks.. how do any of these web style elements connect with FIFA? I understand its just a wall paper, but why post this ? Really bad.

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  49. 57

    1.. 2.. 3.. Viva l’Algerie!! :D

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  50. 58

    hi this is my teem and i love football
    i am nepali and from nepal we love football
    Spain
    England
    Brazil
    tahnks for fifa

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  51. 59

    WOrld cup wallpaper…very boring. AFrica is full of color, it should match the event…something more energetic and fun…

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  52. 60

    thank you very much for schedule and Excel Soccer World Cup 2010 Planner…

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  53. 61

    WTF where is CZECH REPUBLIC?!

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  54. 62

    What part of “minimal” don’t the haters understand?
    The designs are exactly that.
    Good job Oliver. Keep ‘em coming.

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  55. 63

    great idea, very awesome. Thanks!

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  56. 64

    Argentina all the way :D

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  57. 65

    I’m pretty intrigued by the first image.

    Can anyone give me pointers on how to create the illusion of relief?

    The figures seem to be “stamped” into the surface, and the relief is then nicely illuminated from above.
    I really like it.

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  58. 66

    great wallpapers, thanks for sharing this

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  59. 67

    I love to see football. 32 pieces become a football. Like joint the nations together on this event. Well done keep it up FIFA. Proud to be Sialkot citizen, big football making state in the world.

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  60. 68

    HI
    ASALAM AALIKUM

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  61. 70

    NAZIA.ALI JAN BHATTI

    June 12, 2010 6:33 am

    I LOVE MY COUNTRY

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  62. 73

    Hi! I really like these and want to use it, but the USA colors look more like purple and pink than red, white, and blue. Any way you could make the three colors more pronounced like France? Thanks!

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  63. 74

    Hey! Thank you! I really love this post!

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  64. 75

    viva ita …

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  65. 76

    Are you kidding me? I mean, c’mon you guys, it took you what? 20 seconds to come up with these? All that ‘hard’ work went down the drain… EPIC FAIL!
    Really expected more from you….

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  66. 77

    A lyric from Hot Chip? Really now.

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  67. 78

    I love sports..Im very much into it!

    thanks

    camp fire

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    Jens aus Zürich

    June 18, 2010 3:31 am

    WM Südafrika … habe aber irgendwo gehört, das /dass Trainerteam von Ottmar
    Hitzfeld mit einer neuen Fußballer Analysesoftware von @krib DAT gearbeitet haben soll??

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    sayan mukherjee

    June 20, 2010 1:47 am

    bogus…not much to say.

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  70. 81

    Nice wallpapers! Love minimalistic designs! Yours are excellent! Don’t mind what others are bitchin’ about. Keep up the good work!

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  71. 82

    great….

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  72. 83

    I love football and i would like to appreciate them who capture and provide us such a lovely thrilling moment of football world cup 2010.

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  73. 84

    I really don’t care about football, but I think the wallpaper is a great idea, simple but cool.

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  74. 85

    its cool

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    Lutfullah Frotan

    July 7, 2010 8:27 am

    Germany is the champion

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    Mahmood Ahmadi

    July 7, 2010 8:31 am

    Germany well win in the match

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  77. 89

    I really love the minimalistic understatement style! It reminds me ouf my shirts: http://www.nikmoto.de

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  78. 90

    construction project management

    March 1, 2011 10:26 am

    wall paper on this subject is really a fine idea

    construction project management

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  79. 91

    Fifa world cup is the biggest game in the world. I love this game. A best intertainment. I love football. and Congratulation Spain .. you have won the world cup first time in history. .. This is a Phenom victory …

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  80. 92

    BE GOOD HAVE GOOD

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