Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: August 2010

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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 August 2010?

Superstar

“Has “the man” got you down? Feel like nobody sees what a superstar you are? Well keep on shining all day long with this retro-tastic wallpaper!” Designed by Brennan Gilbert2 from USA.

Smashing Wallpaper - august 103

Viktoria

“A little wallpaper for all the Germany supporters during the World Cup.” Designed by Ricky Linn15 from USA.

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Aves Lacuna

Designed by Kyle Wheaton28 from Buffalo, NY, USA.

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Symbian World

“Scene from Symbian World.” Designed by Anna Alfut43 from UK.

Smashing Wallpaper - august 1044

Piranha fishing

“Gone fishing in my little row boat.” Designed by Natalia Shishina64 from Russia.

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Simple Beauty

Designed by Dovydas Vystartas79 from Lithuania.

Smashing Wallpaper - august 1080

Photography

“Hello from Singapore! This photograph was taken when I was walking along The Orchard Street, where you can find lots and lots of luxury goods. Hope you guys like this colorful wallpaper – Enjoy!” Designed by Juanita Ooi92 from London, UK (Originally Malaysia).

Smashing Wallpaper - august 1093

Strawberry

“I love this work!” Designed by Agnieszka Pluskota309107 from Poland.

Smashing Wallpaper - august 10108

August Sentense

“Just motivating sentence for August :)” Designed by Temeshi120 from Poland.

Smashing Wallpaper - august 10121

A Square Meal

“It’s August and we love picnics — it’s a great way to get your friends together and enjoy the weather! Being an integrated marketing agency, we know that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts… in marketing AND in sandwiches! These orange creatures are here to remind you to never forget the finishing touches and that no sandwich is too big-you can always use a ladder!” Designed by thunder::tech141 from USA.

Smashing Wallpaper - august 10142

Girls Just Want To Have Fun

“Inspired by Cindy Lauper’s famous song.” Designed by Irene155 from Spain.

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Summers Freedom

“A photograph to express sheer freedom a lot of people experience at the height of summer — “Summers Freedom” — in this case, the two enjoying a summers evening are Sasha Bell168 and Rosanna Bell169” Designed by Olivia Bell709170 from England, UK.

Smashing Wallpaper - august 10171

Photography

“This photograph was taken in the beginning of 2010, when I was enjoying my winter holiday in London. I believe all of you knew that the winter temperature dropped a lot this year — freezing and raining all day long! I was lucky enough to sense a short few hours of sunny day in the winter.” Designed by Juanita Ooi183 from London, UK (Originally Malaysia).

Smashing Wallpaper - august 10184

The Salt March

“August 15th is India’s Independence Day. Depicted here is the Salt March of 1930 which triggered the Freedom Movement in India. The Salt Satyagraha campaign was based upon Gandhi’s principles of nonviolent protest called satyagraha, which he loosely translated as “truth-force.” Jai Hind!” Designed by Pixel Pundits198 from India.

Smashing Wallpaper - august 10199

México 1963

“Harmonious life in México City in the 60′s.” Designed by Aki213 from México.

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Hot Balloons

“August is one of the hottest months of the year. August is melting.” Designed by Kari Andresen228 from USA.

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I Hate Mondays

“Mondays are a freelancer’s nightmare. I’ve always wanted to cry out in all despair “I Hate Mondays!” Anger! Despair! Rivers of fire! Damnation! Let them all out for all the world to hear and see!” Designed by Bogdan Lazar241 from Romania.

Smashing Wallpaper - august 10242

Come Sail Away

“Fillmore-style illustration featuring the lyrics to Styx’s song “Come Sail Away”” Designed by Allison Doty256 from USA.

Smashing Wallpaper - august 10257

Love knows no bounds

“The message of this wallpaper is Love knows no bounds. Race, age, sex, (level in the food chain :)) it all doesn’t matter as long as you love each other. My boyfriend is 16 years older then me and some people just think we’re not supposed to be together because of the age difference. Next week we’ll have our 9 year anniversary… So for the cat and the mouse: as long as the heart is bigger then the hunger, they’ll be fine. ” Designed by Nicole Bauer269 from Germany.

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SinGiNg SuNFloWeR

Designed by Pietje Precies292 from The Netherlands.

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Cherry

“I love this work!” Designed by Agnieszka Pluskota309107 from Poland.

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Cows

“Hopefully this August you’ll have some time to take a drive/bike ride through the countryside. If not, here’s a typical highway view from my part of the world. Maybe it will inspire you to get outside and enjoy the August weather, or at least do some cow tipping.” Designed by Dan Sweet322 from USA.

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Chocolate Dream

Designed by Sasha Bell339 from England, UK.

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Summer Cat

Designed by Marina Nozyer350 from Russia.

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Happy Independence Day

“15th August is the only important day in August for us to celebrate (Indians), so I decided to create a desktop wallpaper on the same theme. I hope you all will enjoy it. “HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY” 2 all the Indians.” Designed by Meghna Sharma363 from India.

Smashing Wallpaper - august 10364

Focus Footprints

“Maybe some abstract sort of meadows? Maybe some abstract sort of meadows?” Designed by Philipp Lehmann376 from Switzerland.

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Glowing Dark August

Designed by Vincius Ervilha from Brazil.

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Climate Change

Adopted from Marek Denko’s work403 by Luciana Passaro404 from Italy.

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Sleep. Surf.

“Peak of the summer gives you endless opportunities do sleep late, miss all the cooked meals featuring healthy vegetables, go offline and just hit the water. Peak of the summer is the reason of calendar absence. Ignore the clock and be good at it. Longboard models courtesy of Nunosk8419.” Designed by Antonio Hadrovic420 from Croatia.

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Nature’s Dream

“Nature’s Dream wallpapers created with Scribbler Tool and Photoshop.” Designed by Silvia Bukovac Gasevic429.

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Leaves in The Rain

“A fresh green leave to keep you going without getting unorganized! Good morning.” Designed by Melle Wynia449 from The Netherlands.

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One Mad Cookie

“August has always seemed like a month of strange & creative thoughts for me, so whenI recently read that August 4th was National Chocolate Chip day I couldn’t help my mindfrom pandering thoughts of cookies with personalities. I thought if I was a cookie Iwould probably be pretty upset if someone took a big bite out of me, so I decided toexpress this in my design.” Designed by Jennie Waterous466 from USA.

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Splash

Designed by Emily Shirley479 from USA.

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Watch out for sharks

“Inspired while playing with Photoshop vectors, for all of you who like minimalism and blue. Oh, and don’t get eaten by a shark while you are enjoying your vacation.” Designed by Lucijan Blagoni492 from Croatia.

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Into the Hole

Designed by Manish Jinwal509 from India.

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Color Emotions

Designed by Gints Stikans from Latvia.

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Do we need to say more?

“August, as the summer is at its high most in the northern hemisphere, most people go out for vacation (at least in the US). So, do we need to say more?” Designed by Phidev Inc.529 from USA.

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Geometric Summer

“This is how I see my summer. Simple, geometrical, layered, yet full of color: beach = sand + sea + sun. Cheers from Spain and have a great summer ;-)” Designed by Antonio Bustamante Mirayo544 from Spain.

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Freedom

“August 15th marks a wonderful day in the history. India, the largest democratic country in the world got freedom from British invasion. It was 1947 when our great freedom fighters got us the ever lasting success and made our lives flourish forever. Since that day, August 15th of every year is celebrated as Independence Day in India.” Designed by Neelam Asrani562 from India.

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This too shall pass (Persian Calligraphy)

“”In niz bogzarad” means This too shall pass , life is like that…” Designed by Soodabeh Amirakbari575 from Iran.

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Smashing Team

“A simple tribute to Smashing Magazine’s team.” Designed by Kalyne Nobrega585 from Brasil.

Smashing Wallpaper - august 10586

The King Of Pop

“Michael Jackson inspired a lot of people, especially all of us here at Bright Oak? Creative Studio. His birthday falls on the 29th and so we dedicate this Smashing Magazine wallpaper to him and all of his fans around the world. Happy Birthday Michael!” Designed by Bright Oak598 from USA & Switzerland.

Smashing Wallpaper - august 10599

Independence Day

“15th august is the independence day of India so I am showing few heroes who sacrificed their lives for their motherland. There are endless number of men and women other than I have shown in the wallpaper. The wallpaper I have designed is a Tribute to all our freedom fighters.” Designed by Aditya L613 from India.

Smashing Wallpaper - august 10614

Over the Bridge

“Sometimes we are so close to fulfill our dreams that it only takesa few more steps to finally reach them.” Designed by Jany628 from Italy.

Smashing Wallpaper - august 10629

Sunscreen Novice

“Avoid black in summer.”Avoid black in summer.”” Designed by Kate Jones641 from UK.

Smashing Wallpaper - august 10642

Freedom

“Freedom is the will to be responsible to ourselves.” Designed by Pooja Taneja655 from India.

Smashing Wallpaper - august 10656

The Traveller

Designed by Surreal Illusions670 from England, UK.

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Watching Universe Twirl

Designed by Andrei Verner687 from Russia.

Smashing Wallpaper - august 10688

Sand Between My Toes

“It’s still pretty hot in the UK, but after reading comments in July’s wallpaper feature, I picked up that in Australia, it’s “winter” – so I thought why not try to do a beach shot which can be interrupted and doesn’t scream “summer”! I hope you like this simple beach shot – hopefully a nice change! Ps. the legs in this shot belong to Rosanna Bell708 ;) Happy August!” Designed by Olivia Bell709170 from England, UK.

Smashing Wallpaper - august 10710

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 month722!

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 August, folks!

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  1. 1

    Wow! This months collection is great, very different but fun and I’m enjoying downloading them all.

    Thanks very much for accepting the two I submitted – it’s an honour to be featured on here, thank you for taking the time to do this post – it’s always inspiring! :)

    Olivia Bell

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  2. 2

    Great! “Sand Between My Toes” and “Over the Bridge” is my favorites…

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  3. 5

    WOW! thank you so much again for accepting 3! of my designs! “Relax It’s Summer” “Chocolate Dream” and “Beach Time” I’m extremely happy <3333

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  4. 8

    Hmm… not quite impressive designs this month.
    Its summer time, and some independent day for India design.
    Well I guess I’ll pick “Watch out for sharks” for my wallpaper this month.
    I just love the blue color….

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  5. 9

    I love over the bridge
    Thanks smashing u r always smashing ;)

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  6. 10

    All Wallpaper are not good for a 1980 x 1080 Resolution :/

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  7. 11

    Over the Bridge easily stands out in this month offer, which I find less exciting than previous issues. I do not understand why most of these designers do not see that if they put a calendar on the wallpapers, it has to be centered else it is hidden under icons.

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      i have no icons on my desktop ;)
      so the calendar is fine anywhere!

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    • 13

      I could not agree with you more!! Many to choose from, yet only a few could actually be used for their purpose. Isn’t the whole point of using these CALENDAR wallpapers BECAUSE of the calendar?

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    • 14

      super buddha thank you for that it’s exactly what i’ve encountered… just can’t use the ones that aren’t centered or slightly off center nor the ones that aren’t traditionally in a block design rather than linear. The bridge was the choice for me plus it is beautiful… oh wait the singing sunflower fits well too so I’ll switch to that one with the musical notes for the grandkids… get in some learning time from the pics too…

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      • 15

        I really appreciate how much work the team of SM and each creator of these wallpaper put into this page, however I feel like a lot of those calendars miss the point on several features:

        1 the Calendar: because the purpose of this is to publish a series of calendars, please make it functionnal and easily readable. That means centered (windows users usually have numerous icons on the side of the desktop) and with a font big enough.

        2 the background colours: when using a computer in a in low light , a very bright and clear wallpaper can be strainuous on the eye, also very vivid colours can be distracting on a workstation.

        3 National Celebrations: I am sure that If I make a January Calendar with Robert Burns (Born 25th January) and bagpipes and kilts and Scotland (where I live) national flag, only the Scotts will be real thrilled, and most people will not think one second putting that on their machine. Why not go for universal themes instead?

        Again thank you for making this monthly column exist in all its diversity, do not take this comment as a critique it’s just a couple of ideas I wanted to share.

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      Maybe it’s time to clean up your desktop so you can enjoy the nice clean look of just having the wallpaper… I used to have icons all over my desktop until I worked on computers that didn’t allow anything to be saved or stored there. I’m so used to it that I now prefer the simplicity of a clean desktop. Give it a try! :)

      On another note, thanks for the wonderful collection of wallpapers! I look forward to downloading them every month!

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  8. 17

    All is Very Well….

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  9. 18

    I love how the Bell family are always consistent with their amazing designs and photos =)

    cheers from Egypt =)

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  10. 19

    Wow! nice to see more Indians contributing to Smashing Magazine.
    Nice work ! Pixel Pundits, Meghna, Neelam Asrani, Aditya, Pooja
    Happy Independence day !

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  11. 20

    Simply awesome!

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  12. 21

    Fantastic wallpapers

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  13. 22

    Some really good calendars … “In the Hole” is very imaginative. I do believe the selections should be limited to one design per person.

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  14. 23

    Very nice. Brilliant works.

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  15. 24

    Summer Cat is my favourite. There are finally some nice ones this month.

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  16. 25

    Great list as usual.

    FYI – “One Mad Cookie”, 1920×1200 – the calendar is actually missing from the image.

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  17. 26

    Options should be:

    with calendar:
    without calendar:
    without smashing logo (saving you 15 seconds in Photoshop):

    Thanks guys..some good stuff as always!

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    • 27

      perhaps if they have their own site
      they could offer their calendars without the logo

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      @mike i

      You know one of the submission requirements is having the Smashing logo right?

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  18. 29

    Lots of effort represented in this month’s work — kudos to all the designers.

    I most liked “Aves lacuna,” “Color emotions,” “Cows” and “Singing sunflower.”

    It seems petty when folks complain about this rich and free resource: I can move my icons where I want (calendar doesn’t have to be in the center) and I make the graphic sizes work, regardless. And the best entries should be accepted (regardless of how many times one designer submits work). Go, SmashingMagazine!

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  19. 31

    wow – a lot of lovlies here :)
    my favourites:
    - aves lacuna [you would have loved 'type camp' in buffalo!!]
    - photography [great pic & treatments!]
    - cows [sweet!]
    - leaves in the rain [i really like the calendar part! i'm looking for work, too : /]

    i really do want to make these again [i say that every month!] – but thank you, sm, for having them available to us!
    m

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  20. 32

    awesome wallpapers !!
    my favorite : color emotions !! & summers freedom !!

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    Shashi Kanth Tangella

    July 31, 2010 6:27 am

    Olivia Bell Rocks !!

    so do lacuna,london tower bridge,salt march, cat calender, & the independance days..!

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    OMG!! First of all, I would like to say Thank You to for accepting 2 of my wallpaper. However, I noticed that I the title of those 2 wallpapers were wrong: the first Photography wallpaper should be named as ‘The Modern Lion City’, while the second wallpaper should be named as “London Tower Bridge”. Sorry about that – my mistake, I submitted wrongly. x

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  23. 35

    tks for all of you~nice wall paper designers~!

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  24. 36

    Aves Lacuna is great. And the Cows!! I tend to go for the designs that don’t have a lot of clutter on the side and the bottom, as that’s where I have my dock and shortcuts. Those two are both particularly attractive and clean. I will be happy to spend my month looking at them on my desktop! Kudos to both designers, and thanks so much for sharing.

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  25. 37

    Yeah I really hate Mondays :P

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  26. 38

    Viktoria is a great work but it has a small mistake :-)

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  27. 39

    My favourites are “over the bridge” and “Piranha fishing”. Whoever is the illustrator for Piranha fishing… great work!

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  28. 40

    Love Aves Lacuna… Leaves in the Rain reminds me of my beloved hostas… and Summer Freedom reminds me of the freedom of my childhood. Great entries this month, Smashing. I’m so glad Win7 offers the background slide show, I don’t have to pick just one!

    Oh, and for those who hate their icons obstructing the wallpaper… try Fences. It’s a free program that will hide all your icons until you doubleclick on the desktop.

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  29. 41

    Awesome designs!!
    I love “Over the Bridge” and “Summer Cat” – pity they are not available for a 1440×900 resolution :(

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    Mithun Sreedharan

    July 31, 2010 9:06 am

    Special thanks for the Independence day wall papers, these are just awesome!

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  31. 43

    “Piranha fishing” and “Hot Balloons”
    I love all the detail that has gone into these wallpapers!!

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  32. 44

    NONE. I will stay with July calendar “My Beach”.

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  33. 45

    I wonder what your analytics tell about your followers from india. m one of them. :)

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  34. 46

    Thanks for including my “Traveller” wallpaper! Very happy that you chose to include it.

    Awesome work from all the others, a great collection as always.

    :)

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  35. 47

    Aves Lacuna is my fav, and also tribute to MJ. And that angry cookie – well, an interesting association with August :)

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    • 48

      I am very thankful to smashing magazine for selecting my design named as “Independence Day”.
      My favorite is “The King Of Pop”,”Smashing Team”,”Symbian World” and “Sand Between My Toes”
      hey julia, any comments on my wallpaper?

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    • 49

      Thanks Julia & Aditya. Glad you liked our wallpaper!

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  36. 50

    You made my day, or a year! :-)

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  37. 51

    no Yipori again??? NOOOO!!!

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  38. 52

    And again I directly fell in love with Oliva Bell’s wallpapers! Keep up the great work!

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  39. 53

    I’m starting to like Olivia Bell’s wallpapers ^^
    I like Summer Cat but there’s no resolution for 1024 x 600
    Over the Bridge is really nice too

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  40. 54

    Really Great work
    and thanks for all

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  41. 55

    Aves Lacuna is absolutely gorgeous and my favorite by far!

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  42. 56

    I wanna use the first wallpaper but the calendar is too low because a have bigger start panel. Please put the other time the calendar higher :) thx

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  43. 57

    Climate Change is (most likely) stolen work – original Marek Denko’s Waiting for spring
    http://marekdenko.net/?page_id=17

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  44. 58

    I have enjoyed your selection of calendar wallpapers since finding you in 2010 April. My faves this month of August are Watching Universe Twirl by Andrei Verner and Over the Bridge by Jany in Italy. Thank you for offering and highlighting such talented artists!

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  45. 59

    Very interesting post

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  46. 60

    hi !! Excellent work again!!!

    it’s possible to have the “Smashing Team”

    http://media.smashingmagazine.com/cdn_smash/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/wallpaper-calendar-august-10/full/smashing-team.jpg

    in 1920px

    Thank you!!!

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  47. 61

    A lot of good ones this month! Usually, when I scroll through them, I pick out which ones ‘speak’ to me as potential wallpapers for my computer and take the one I like the best. Here are my top choices (#1 of course, being what I’ll be using this month)

    1. Leaves in the Rain
    2. Sand Between My Toes
    3. Nature’s Dream

    Well done, everyone!

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      Ohh, and I really liked ‘Superstar’ and ‘One Mad Cookie’ :D They made me giggle a lot, but in the end I was going for ‘pretty’ rather than ‘funny’ this month. But they’re very good :D runners up!

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  48. 63

    Nice collection!!!
    I liked Aves Lacuna, Piranha fishing and The Salt March most.

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  49. 64

    very beautiful wallpaper, I like
    Color Emotions
    This too shall pass (Persian Calligraphy)
    Sand Between My Toes
    Aves Lacuna
    Symbian World
    :)

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  50. 65

    Not the best collection I have seen on here for wallpapers but enjoyed looking them anyway. Thanks for sharing.

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  51. 66

    I liked
    - Watch out for sharks
    - This too shall pass (Persian Calligraphy)
    - One Mad Cookie

    Thank you

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  52. 67

    this month Great collections i like the Independence day wall papers ….

    thanks
    shiva

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  53. 68

    super list………….. Independence Day Specials are my fav.

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  54. 69

    WOW, these are good.. would love to contribute next time.

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  55. 70

    Very nice wallpapers
    I liked Summers Freedom and Beach Time.
    Thank you so much !

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  56. 72

    August month calendars are very good.
    I liked the Independence Day calendar the most.

    Thank you very much.

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  57. 73

    Thanks for including my “Freedom- Pooja Taneja” wallpaper! Very happy that you chose to include it.

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  58. 74

    Happy Independence Day to all our INDIANS….

    Aditya L…. awesome super concept wallpaper… JAI HOOOOO

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  59. 75

    Aditya L…. super concept… awesome design.

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  60. 77

    sweet =p

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  61. 78

    Nice “Over the Bridge” and “Sand Between My Toes”
    thanks

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  62. 79

    The Mexico 1963 (1920×1200) starts with August 1st on a Monday ??

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  63. 80

    Superstar is awesome :D it will cheer me up all day at work! thx

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  64. 81

    “I hate Mondays” is my desktop wallpaper for this month :-)

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  65. 82

    Can we PLEASE get some 1600×900 wallpapers??? My widescreen monitors at work are looking very boring!

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  66. 83

    Woow, For the first time I am using the @smashingmag Calender wallpaper, all because I am fully switched for Freelancing :D

    i like that India’s Flag its superbly done, thanks yarr

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  67. 84

    Not much love for 2560×1600 :(

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  68. 85

    I love the leaf the most and will use it this month, though the feet in the sand are great, too.

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  69. 86

    Amazing stuff!! Loved them :)

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  70. 87

    Happy to see MJ wallpaper.

    - gagsy

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  71. 89

    Smashing mags is smashing as usual… tribute 2 MJ s my fav

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  72. 91

    very good pooja mam. its touching. Continue to do

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  73. 93

    gr8 collection…nice to be on smashing magazine always!! pleasure

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  74. 94

    Well im glad to see that these wallpapers are getting beter. I could actually use one :)

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  75. 95

    thanks! i like them so much…waiting for next month^^!

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  76. 96

    In the Hole is extremely and pleasantly clever!

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  77. 97

    The collection is too good this time, ‘Aves Lacuna’ & ‘The Traveller’ are my favorites. Great work SM!

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  78. 98

    Suzie Q. Wacvet

    August 2, 2010 2:53 am

    Cows. Definitely Cows.

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  79. 99

    Hi Excellent work !!!

    My Fav Over the Bridge coz of its certain calmness and mystery behind.

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  80. 100

    climate change is basically stolen, could at least post some info about the author of the render: http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=121&t=226198&highlight=car

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  81. 101

    No more Yipori again this month!?! I haven’t changed my wallpaper since his last one! Yipori, come back!

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  82. 102

    Fantastic designs all around, but the “watch out for sharks” is my favorite!

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  83. 103

    Jamal Nichols dot com

    August 2, 2010 7:01 am

    I like the first one best ….. it speaks to my inner megalomania :D

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  84. 104

    Loved the bridge picture, great job Jany!

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  85. 105

    One of the best collections from the Smashing Magazine calendar submissions!

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  86. 106

    Great to see happy independence day wall posters. Good work guys.

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  87. 107

    Thanks for choosing our Michael Jackson wallpaper! Other than our MJ wallpaper, our favorite was “Symbian World” by Anna.

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  88. 108

    My favorite is SinGiNg SuNFloWeR
    Per me il più bello è SinGiNg SuNFloWeR, azzeccatissima composizione vettoriale nei colori più “caldi” della stagione.

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  89. 109

    As I visited first time this site, i found the superb collection and designs… all are awesomes

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  90. 110

    Premysl Aubrecht

    August 2, 2010 12:00 pm

    nice wallpapers! i preffer Superstar – love that retro style :)

    but Climate Change isn’t desined by Luciana Passaro – it just little bit changed original of 3d artwork designed by Marek Denko http://marekdenko.net/?page_id=17

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  91. 111

    Climate Change is just a rip-off. Stolen from a great 3D artist, http://marekdenko.net/?page_id=17

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  92. 112

    Excellent collection
    I wish i can change my wall posters every day

    Very happy to see independence day wall posters
    Pixel Pundits, Meghna, Neelam Asrani, Aditya, Pooja i wish you
    Happy Independence day !

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    “over the bridge” and “sand between my toes”

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    there is no one i like…T T

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    Itz jus A-W-E-S-O-M-E…!

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    … my favorites:
    Symbian world, the photography from Singapre, Climate Change, This too shall Pass and Watching Universe Twirl – downloaded them all…

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    Great collection!

    The dates need to be fixed for the “I Hate Mondays” Calender.

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      Really. After 9 comes 0? and then 10? wtf
      Besides this… it’s mmy favorite. I put this on my desktop.

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    Too many good ones :)

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    thank you so much because of that persien calligraphy.
    this sentence learn me alot & i love it because I am from iran so it surprised me

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  100. 121

    y only have Independence Day for india, where is the Independence Day for malaysia…

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    i like the design concept, but i still wonder how can a sea bird be kept in a bird cage, it would have been good and complete it was a pet bird.

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    Strawberry, Singing sunflower and Over the bridge, in that order :)

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    Prasanna Jathan

    August 3, 2010 4:00 am

    My personal favorites are, Independence day wallpapers. Thanks to Pixel Pundits, Meghna, Neelam Asrani, Aditya and Pooja from bottom of my heart.

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  104. 125

    “Hot Balloons” caught my attention. Very sunny and creative!

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    summer cat is just dreamy ♥

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    Many great choices as usual. Why do the non-linear calendars start the week with Monday and put Sunday last?

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      Most European calendars start the week on a Monday because it is the start of the workweek. Sundays are usually part of the weekEND. The International Standards Organization (ISO) calendars start their weeks on Mondays.

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    Thanks – cows on paper made my day!

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    I LOVE the styx one! great design and great song! i love retro feel of the font

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    Very good calendars for independence day thanks

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    No more interesting wallpaper this month….

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    Some wallpapers are very good, some wallpapers are just good

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    So true! This month they are really great! Looking forward for the next set!

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    The collection this month is really good.
    It looks like the main theme this month is the Independence day, all the designs are fairly different for this topic but I liked Aditya L’s design most because it doesn’t use the common colours you would associate with India, instead the colours are more earthy and represent the topic of sacrifice and struggle best.
    My favourite wallpaper on the whole list is ‘Come Sail Away by Allison Doty. The vectored image and bright colours represent summer really well. Looking at her website she looks like a very talented designer.

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      Thank you so much Vikesh and Nikki! I am glad there are some other hippie kindrid-spirits out there! And thank you so much for your kind words about my website Vikesh :)

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    My favourite is Sasha Bell’s “Beach Time”. The colours of the sun and the sky remind me of those glazed biscuits I used to eat as a kid. Very nice.

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    calendars are very good tq so much

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    Very nice collection as always.

    Thanks to smashing magazine and all the designers.

    Special thanks to all the Indian designers who made the stunning wallpapers for the independence day.

    Salute ! Jay Hind!

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    Where’s the QC for these things? Looks like people just shit them out so they could say they had their desktop posted on SM.

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    “Love is in the Air” is one of my favs this month. What font is that?

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    Can’t help but reiterate, great collection as always! Everyone in our office has a calendar background from Smashing Magazine each month. We love them!

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    Excellent, especially happy to see lot of Indian Independence day… wallpapers……keep going..

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  122. 146

    I cant find the options to download the free wallpapers since last month. I need help, where do I go to?

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  123. 147

    These are superb..some great kitschy ideas here. Thanks for compiling this!

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    Did anyone else notice the people cutouts left behind on Over The Bridge? People are playing in the water on both sides of the bridge.

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      Just saw those. Pretty funny.

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      When I first saw this picture I really fell in love with it. I’ve had this as my desktop for most of the month now but wish I hadn’t noticed the ghost images in the background. They’re very distracting and blemish what is otherwise an excellent photo. It also leads you to wonder — what were they doing there in the first place? They almost have the appearance of something that’s been cropped out.

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    Nice one, ones again. But is there any change for a windows7 theme like there used to be?

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    I am not impressed with the use of the Bleeding Cowboys typeface in Emily Shirley’s piece- a good overall design (the composition is very nice) but that font is very, well, amateur.

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    I downloaded Sand between my toes, Into the hole and girls just wanna have fun.

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    Amazing Collection
    Loved the Salt March and the climate change

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    The wallpapers are absolutely wonderful. But its so strange to see that there isn’t a single one with 1376×768 resolution? Its the most popular size used in almost all the laptops available today in the market.

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    That’s A.W.E.S.O.M.E – thank you guys!

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    Beautiful stuff! :) Already using Nature’s Dream! :)

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    Wonderful August collection! My favourites are Summers Freedom, SinGiNg SuNFloWeR, and Summer Cat. In the end, I picked Olivia Bell’s Summers Freedom because it evoked childhood memories of carefree, summer days when the world is a child’s toy and the most wonderful summer companion is your best friend. Fabulous work, Olivia!

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    Classical Good

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    Mmmmm…. Chocolate!

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    Olivia Bell, you are the best:)

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    Summers Freedom Is Astonishing ! Excellent Bell Sisters !

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    very impressive!

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    Singing Sunflower I love sunflowers, the theme is very august appropriate! :)

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    Leaves in The Rain and Symbian World are my top faves this month.

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    Es una excelente idea para poder disfrutar del arte del mundo entero al alcance del … mouse!!! Felicitaciones. Mi favorito es Holanda.

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    thank you.

    대한민국 화이팅.

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    I love these threads, very nice wallpapers each month! :D

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    my ph no-:9331091630/09051852631 call me boys

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    call girl meena contact me this no :-09051852631/09331091630

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    i just love ‘Leaves in the Rain’. it’s simple but no tedious. i love those natural things. thanks for giving out so many wonderful designs!

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    i want to know how can i download the whole wallpaper every month.

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    awesome!

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    Why no 2560×1440 resolution? It’s so hard to find nice wallpapers for my 27″ iMac.

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  150. 176

    This blog is amazing! Congrats!!!!

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  151. 178

    Simple Beauty is lovely – can the designer correct the calendar?

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    i love summers FREEDOM

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    In the calendar “Girls just want to have fun” pls chek Wednesday’s spelling.

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    ^_^ nice!

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    The best one it’s from Brazil, of coarse… =D
    “Glowing Dark August”… very sexy…

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    Thanks for all but i dont know the first one like that ;
    efilmseyret com i see it here

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    Love the “I Hate Mondays” wallpaper. It’s true and relates to how Mondays are the worst day in the week x)

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    hi aditya i would like to use your visual on indian freedom fighters for an ad for a food festival. Pls let me know if ud permit. call me on 8290847671

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