Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: June 2011

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We always try our best to challenge your artistic abilities and produce some interesting, beautiful and creative artwork. And as designers we usually turn to different sources of inspiration. As a matter of fact, we’ve discovered the best one — desktop wallpapers that are a little more distinctive than the usual crowd. This creativity mission has been going on for almost two years now, and we are very thankful to all designers who have contributed and are still diligently contributing each month.

We continue to nourish you with a monthly spoon of inspiration. This post features 30 free desktop wallpapers created by artists across the globe for June 2011. Both versions with a calendar and without a calendar can be downloaded for free. It’s time to freshen up your wallpaper!

Please note that:

  • All images can be clicked on and lead to the preview of the wallpaper,
  • You can feature your work in our magazine 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?

Winding Ribbons

"What goes around comes around." Designed by Corporate 3 Design from USA.

Smashing Wallpaper - june 11

Colourful Summer

"”Have a joyful summer filled with colours of fun.” An unique circle patterns of bright vivid colours to represent the fun of summer time,joyful holidays and happiness." Designed by Divya from United Kingdom.

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Fancy Schmancy

Designed by Pietje Precies from The Netherlands.

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June Gloom

"June Gloom on a California day." Designed by Brandi Kenney from USA.

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In Love For Violet

Designed by Stylova.com from Poland.

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Paradise Lost Island

"Paradise Lost Island With Vintage Texture ! Every desktop resolutions listed by smashing mag (from 640×480 to 2560Ч1600)." Designed by Benoit Chartron from France.

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Abstract Bird

"Abstract art of parrot ready for welcome to rain." Designed by Chandrakant Bagade, Banglore. from India.

Smashing Wallpaper - june 11

Monsoon

"June brings monsoon in India. Here people are very exited & wait for monsoon. So I decided to bring into attention, the joy of monsoon in Indian Subcontinent. The term was first used in English in British India (now India, Bangladesh and Pakistan) and neighbouring countries to refer to the big seasonal winds blowing from the Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea in the southwest bringing heavy rainfall to the area." Designed by Jitendra Kushwaha from India.

Smashing Wallpaper - june 11

Prevail

"The devastation in Japan as a result of the tsunami’s been enormous. As a tribute, I thought I’d create this piece." Designed by Umer Tahir from Canada.

Smashing Wallpaper - june 11

Serenity

"I don’t know about you, but silence is truly a privilege for me. With so much activity, day in and day out, I really needed something to help keep my sanity on track. Looking at that glorious green grass just takes me away into the calm, and I hope this will do wonders for you too!" Designed by Daily Overview from Malaysia.

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Poppy Summer

"Poppy flowers all around are announcing the upcoming Summer. A walk in a field of wheat call to mind smells and colors from the past." Designed by Ester Liquori from Italy.

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Flowers

"Simple fresh calendar with flower design." Designed by Patrik Bartas from Slovakia.

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Hirundo Tailcoat

"How did the swallow got its split tail? Estonians say that it laughed itself hard to split the tail." Designed by Olivia Osik from Estonia.

Smashing Wallpaper - june 11

Dearest Daddykins

"Dads have always been pillars of support at home and working hard outside, all just to provide comfort to their families. Here is a tribute to my dad, who always waits up for me no matter how late I return home, and always making sure that the apple of his eye has more than enough in every way. Happy Daddykins’ Day." Designed by Melissa Chew from Singapore.

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Ella Eh? Eh? Eh?

"Umbrellas & Rain, Grey Background, with June Calendar." Designed by Cary Apel from USA.

Smashing Wallpaper - june 11

Be The Best Of Whatever You Are

"A wonderful poem about being the best at whatever you do. I hope you enjoy the inspirational words of wisdom that this poetry (Douglas Malloch) has to offer. Happy june from Italy." Designed by Maurizio Malagoli from Italy.

Smashing Wallpaper - june 11

Old No.7

Designed by Vinteum from Brazil.

Smashing Wallpaper - june 11

Colorful June

"Summer is coming and we are surrounded by vivid colors." Designed by Simona Gosu from Romania.

Smashing Wallpaper - june 11

Summer Solstice In Stonehenge

"Every June 21st, people gather in Stonehenge to celebrate to Summer Solstice and the longest day of the year. So, if you’re in the area, go and celebrate, and if not, just download the wallpaper and enjoy the coming summer." Designed by Ron Gilad from Israel.

Smashing Wallpaper - june 11

Fishing Pirate

"Summer it’s good time for fishing." Designed by Cheloveche.ru from Russia.

Smashing Wallpaper - june 11

Free Sheeping

"I’ve got this idea when i was shopping on eBay and i decided to sketch first and then illustrate it." Designed by Almog Shemesh from Israel.

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Butterfly

Designed by Marc Thiele from Germany.

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Sunrising

Designed by Marián Čepa from Slovakia.

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Evening Beach

"Photo taken at a beach in Lithuania." Designed by Jasmina B. from Estonia.

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Hello_world

"Funny Alien Illustration created by Nickolay Stanev." Designed by Nickolay_stanev from Bulgaria.

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Apple June

Designed by Anatoly Moskaltsov from Russia.

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Join In Next Month!

Please note that we respect and carefully consider the ideas and motivation behind each and every artist’s work. This is why we give all artists the full freedom to explore their creativity and express emotions and experience throughout their works. This is also why the themes of the wallpapers weren’t anyhow influenced by us, but rather designed from scratch by the artists themselves.

A big thank you to all designers for their participation. Join in next month!

What’s Your Favourite?

What’s your favorite theme or wallpaper for this month? Please let us know in the comment section below!

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  1. 1

    Great collection! :D thanks…

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  2. 2

    i think my favourite is…
    flowers :)

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  3. 3

    Oswald Prucker

    May 31, 2011 7:09 am

    Serenity wins!

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  4. 5

    There’s something about the ribbons one that gets my attention. It makes your desktop look flat, but in the same time, it has a subtle depth that makes it really interesting.

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  5. 6

    ‘Sunrising’ is my favorite for this collection, so simple and pretty.

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  6. 7

    I Love the “Apple June” :-)

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  7. 8

    Be The Best Of Whatever You Are
    A perfect match of inspiration and wistful cool to someone living through a Texas summer.

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  8. 9

    everything seems too complicated. i’d say serenity is the best. peaceful

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  9. 11

    Serenity is the best… and a very good phrase: ‘silence is a privilege’. Pretty cool.

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  10. 12

    agree with chemo :D love how well the theme is described in serenity

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  11. 13

    Most of wallpappers talk about the summer, in some places is autumn rigth now, and winter is our next season.

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  12. 14

    Finally awesome!

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  13. 15

    Another great pictures.

    Thank You

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  14. 16

    “Sunrising” is wonderful. Light colors and clear design. Awesome :)

    1
  15. 17

    Sunrising!

    Simple & catchy

    1
  16. 18

    Serenity is awesome!! =)

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  17. 19

    ‘Apple June’ is great, already set it =)

    2
  18. 20

    Prevail is looking good on my desktop! Keep up the good work.

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  19. 21

    Is it normal for people to stand on the roof and sunbathe on a 5 storey building? [Colorful June] :)

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    • 22

      But summer doesn t mean for everyone to go to the beach, the colors of the buildings remind you of summer :)

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    • 23

      i don’t think he was sunbathing…if you look closely, he is standing in his shorts on the roof, and on the terrace just below, a man is looking over the railing at the street, and a woman is in a slip in the doorway. on the street below, a VW bug is parked haphazardly across the front of a convertible. i think the story is that a man has come home to catch his wife cheating but the lover has escaped onto the roof to hide.

      also, i think there is a mermaid in the water…

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  20. 24

    Paradise Lost Island ftw :)

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  21. 25

    Blackwhitezebra

    May 31, 2011 12:58 pm

    I have to go for Dearest Daddykins, moustache love will always win the battle. Plain and simple.

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  22. 26

    Serenity is the best.
    Totally peaceful!

    1
  23. 27

    i love the Evening Beach wallpaper! ;)

    1
  24. 28

    I like the colors of Serenity very much. Great work.

    2
  25. 29

    Can’t find the Windows Theme pack for these wallpapers. Am I missing or it isn’t there?

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  26. 30

    Abstract Bird :)

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  27. 32

    wow! i like it.. :)
    great job.. love the Prevail.. :)

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  28. 33

    serenity is the best this month… silence is a privilege…

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  29. 34

    Abstract Bird has my vote.

    1
  30. 35

    Cooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool

    1
  31. 36

    free sheeping… Haha

    1
  32. 37

    I like Prevail

    Good post Awesome Wallpaper

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  33. 38

    Michael Raffaele

    May 31, 2011 8:20 pm

    Some awesome wallpapers in that bunch. Cheers!

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  34. 39

    Monsoon is My Favorite. What a Transition.

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  35. 40

    Monsoon!!

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  36. 41

    Thanks for wonderful pics :)

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  37. 42

    i like Sunrising Calendar: June 2011

    2
  38. 43

    Best concept the monsoon wallpaper, and it’s Very nice wallpaper…

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  39. 44

    Great way to start the summer ! guys who are interested in Windows 7 Themes it’s now available for download as themepacks at the regular pace :P

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  40. 45

    1st fav: Winding Ribbons
    2nd fav: June Gloom
    3rd fav: Monsoon

    Thanks :)

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  41. 46

    beautiful~~thanks~

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  42. 47

    Hi, Mansoon wallpaper is very nice.

    Rocking.

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  43. 48

    I love the Sunrising & In Love For Violet
    Calendar Nice Have a great JUNE To All SMASHING FANS…..

    1
  44. 49

    Thanks for Smashing Magazine for showing my wallpaper!
    My Favorites are:
    1) Flowers
    2) Winding Ribbons
    3) Fancy Schmancy

    1
  45. 50

    Muhammad Hammad Siddiqui

    May 31, 2011 11:05 pm

    All are excellent wallpapers, thanks Smashing Magazine……! :)

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  46. 51

    the one with the felt and buttons (Fancy Schmancy) is my favorite. thanks.

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  47. 53

    Either Paradise Lost Island or Hello_world for me. Shame my one wasn’t chosen – I’ll definitely try again next month!

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  48. 54

    “Apple Juuuuune” is my favirite. :-)

    2
  49. 55

    100 thumbs up for

    Dearest Daddykins

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  50. 56

    Excellent work……..

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  51. 57

    I’m setting mine to rotate between:

    Colourful Summer
    In Love for Violet
    Summer Solstice In Stonehenge
    Serenity (this is my favourite)
    Prevail

    Thanks everyone for the great wallpapers!

    3
  52. 58

    Thanks for the beautiful and inspiring wallpapers!

    These are my rotating choices:

    Poppy Summer
    Be The Best Of Whatever You Are
    Free Sheeping.

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  53. 59

    Thanks a lot smashing magazine, very nice wallpapers :D .
    I vot to Serenity & Paradise Lost Island

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  54. 60

    Thanks everyone for the great wallpapers

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  55. 61

    Awesome collection this time!

    Winding Ribbons
    Colourful Summer
    Ella Eh? Eh? Eh?
    Apple June

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  56. 62

    great wallpapers, my favorite is In Love For Violet

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  57. 63

    On 1st of every month, I look forward to colorful, creative wallpapers. and I see another wonderful collection this month. I love all of them, esp Free Sheeping.. It’s sooo cute.. reminds me of Shaun the sheep.. One of my all time favs.. And then again.. love it all.. Thanks guys for making my desktop sooo colorful for the entire month :)

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  58. 64

    I have made “Poppy Summer” my deskop wallpaper. Its simple and elegant

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  59. 65

    Thanks for the great feedback on serenity :) I think all the wallpapers are fabulous this month. Apart from serenity, I love the creativity in hello world and free sheeping and the colors of monsoon :)

    3
  60. 66

    Debbie Van der Mercken

    June 1, 2011 4:34 am

    What a nice collection! Feels really like june! I like “Love for Violet”! Thanks a lot.

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  61. 67

    On my feed, there was one more wallpaper, between Abstract Bird and Monsoon, called The Power of One. Where can I find the download of that one?

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  62. 68

    Monsoon and Colorful June are both just beautiful… but since I’ve finally decided to try to (re)teach myself how to sew this summer, Fancy Schmancy feels like it will keep me motivated! Great selections this month!

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  63. 70

    My desktop got ahas “Paradise Lost Island” wallpaper! The collections are amazing!
    Prevail is my another best choice!!

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  64. 71

    How come some don’t have the option to download withOUT a calendar?? I really like the Paradise Lost Island but don’t need the calendar on it …. :(

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  65. 72

    Ah shucks!! It looks like I didn’t make the cut this month. If you are interested in a minimalistic, dark wallpaper, check me out: http://alley9.deviantart.com/#/d3hrmo6.

    Nice work to the other designers :)

    1
  66. 74

    Abstract bird is HOOOTTTT like June in my part of the world!

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  67. 75

    I love Colorful June

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  68. 76

    I love “Colourful Summer”… it’s so bright and cheerful. Though it’s hard to pick just one, because they’re all fantastic!

    2
  69. 78

    Awesome collection. I think my favorite is the Violet one but Apple June is super cute! I’ll have to trade off every week :)

    1
  70. 79

    I really like a lot of them, but my favorite would have to be Paradise Lost Island. The colors and textures are fantastic!
    Other faves:
    Hirundo Tailcoat – beautiful!
    Dearest Daddykins – cute, simple, heartwarming.
    Free Sheeping & Hello_World – made me giggle.
    Summer Solstice In Stonehenge would have been my favorite if it didn’t have the title on it.

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  71. 81

    Really great selection this month! I saved about 5 for my rotation.

    I think my favorite, though, is Serenity.

    3
  72. 82

    Really awesome!!!
    Good job

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  73. 83

    I like most Serenity….. great collection……..I wait for each month collection…… :)

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  74. 84

    Hirundo Tailcoat really hits my birthday month just in the right spot. Thank You Olivia and smashing :)

    0
  75. 86

    Very cool Wallpapercalenders!

    It’s a hard decision to choose one …

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  76. 87

    I like Prevail. The landmarks and structures associated with Japan, covered in red blood splatters, and surrounded by waves, show the devastation created by the tsunami. And yet there at the bottom it states “我々は勝つ” which means something like, we will prevail. Great job. :)

    0
  77. 88

    I love the beginning of the month b/c I get to download beautiful new wallpapers here. Thanks for these every month, Smashing Magazine!! :)

    0
  78. 89

    Much, much, better than last month. Great selection and variety, I’m loving SMASHING this month!!

    0
  79. 90

    i love “hello_world”

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  80. 91

    Ahhh todos me gustan! / I Love all :o)

    But this are my favorites:

    - Flowers
    - Free sheeping
    - Hello World

    Thanks for sharing!

    0
  81. 92

    I chosen “Free Sheeping”. thanks for posted.

    1
  82. 93

    *Fancy Schmancy
    **Apple June
    ***Flowers

    I’m always looking forward to this great monthly inspiration!

    - Love from Norway!

    1
  83. 94

    Thank you for the calendar wallpaper for June, for how many months, I love my dream house in Romania wallpaper, it’s green that is very friendly to my eye, until today that I searched for wallpapers with calendar, and I like best yours, the one in green as well. I love the serenity, I am sure I will enjoy this the entire month of June.

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  84. 95

    silence is a privilege

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  85. 96

    loved it, this time ;) :)

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  86. 97

    My fav is “Monsoon”….nice Concept !!!!

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  87. 98

    I like the Dearest Daddykins

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  88. 99

    all are excellent works!many thanks

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  89. 100

    Free shipping…:D

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  90. 101

    oh this month rocks! much better than previous ones indeed!

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  91. 102

    Great !
    have a Great June

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  92. 103

    Cooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool

    0
  93. 104

    after long hard days at work, i can recline for five minutes and lose myself in serenity…

    1
  94. 105

    There is very beautiful idea in wallpaper Sunrising, minimalistic and catchy. Thumbs up.

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  95. 106

    My favorite is “Serenity”, but Poppy Summer, Paradise lost island, and Ella Eh? Eh? Eh? are great too. and of course my favorite artist – Cheloveche.ru’s “Fishing Pirate”.

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  96. 107

    The best are:
    Serenity
    and
    Be the best :)

    Thank you for all and good word at all :)

    1
  97. 108

    I love Poppy Summer and June. Excellent work to all!
    Thanks!

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  98. 109

    i love summer and june as well because this is my birthday month.

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  99. 110

    Thanks for d Amazing collection.. I loved both abstract bird and serenity.

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  100. 111

    Serenity and Flowers are my favorite this month!!! very nice!!!

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  101. 112

    I just wanted to share my wallpapers, I came late to the deadline for June… maybe I’ll make it in time on July :)

    You can download my wallpaper for this month, right here:
    http://hautecards.blogspot.com/2011/06/wallpapers-for-your-desktop-iphone-ipad.html

    Thank you and I loooove Smashing Mag!

    1
  102. 114

    Hi
    This is nice but i cant find 1360*768 please make one for this size.
    Can i use any other with same size?
    Thanks All !

    2
  103. 115

    I like ‘Flowers’!

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  104. 116

    every wallpaper is beautiful i just cant vote one so good of dis site

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  105. 117

    Great, I like ‘Fishing Pirate’ .

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  106. 118

    My favorites are Serenity, Paradise Lost Island, Colourful Summer and Hello World. I started out with Serenity but found it to be just a bit too serene and green, so I switched to Hello World. The dark blues are a bit more serene to me…well, all except for the shark, which suits my taste for dark humor. Love it!

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  107. 119

    Serenity is the best

    2
  108. 120

    Monsoon. Great work.

    1
  109. 121

    Great posts… I allways look forward with excitement for new wallpapers each month.
    And I must say that this months winner (for me) was the “Apple June” tho’ “Hello_world” were catching up…

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  110. 122

    Serenity! How very true…

    1
  111. 123

    i like the one with cute buttons and hot pink colour background is awesummm..:)

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  112. 124

    Very nice but is there any change for a windows 7 theme?

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  113. 125

    I love serenity and free sheeping. Great work!

    1
  114. 126

    I love all of them, but when I try to use eg.In love with violet, Free sheeping, I found no 1024×768 version available for the most. Please pay more attention to us-the minority who still used the small screen:)

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  115. 127

    In India people are waiting for monsoon. and I love monsoon …It’s really creative and amazing..Good work Jitendra

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  116. 128

    Butterfly is best!!!!!!!!! :)

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  117. 129

    nice! my favs are: poppy summer & dearest daddykins

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  118. 130

    great wallpapers this month! my favorites are apple june, colourful summer, fancy schmancy, monsoon, in love for violet, serenity, and sunrising. hooray for rotating wallpapers! :D

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  119. 131

    Serenity… I love this!

    1
  120. 132

    I love all of them

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  121. 133

    I liked the monsoon, butterfly, serenity and colorful June..

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  122. 134

    great..!!

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  123. 135

    I vote for Fancy Schmancy :-)

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  124. 137

    I love Colourful June by Simona Gosu from Romania. Could you let me know the name of the place, it’s so lovely, I’d love to visit.

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  125. 139

    I very much look forward to these each month, and this month i went with Paradise Lost Island. I was going to go with abstract bird but it didnt go up to 1680×1050 ;o(

    Great work to all. I look forward to these each month! Some very talented people about, so great work guys and girls. Ill be looking forward to next months. Cya all then! ;o)

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  126. 140

    Love it. My fave is Serenity from Daily Overview :-)

    1
  127. 141

    Thanks to everyone again!

    I love Paradise Lost Island & Apple June :p

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  128. 142

    My favorite is definitely Violet. My favorite month and color put into one!

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  129. 143

    Old No. 7!!!! Woo-hooo!

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  130. 144

    Thanks for the June Wallpapers. Love those two nature pictures.

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  131. 145

    I choose “Prevail” because I’m a Japanese.
    Although I’m not living in devastated area, I think your kindness will reach them.

    -1
  132. 146

    Colourful Summer of Divya is my favorite this month…!!!

    1
  133. 148

    Wooow!!!
    Amazing collection, <3 it

    0
  134. 149

    I personnally love Flowers, Sunrising and Apply June.
    Thanks to the designers and SmashingMagazine :)

    1
  135. 150

    I love the ‘Sunrising’ – Designed by Marián Čepa from Slovakia.

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  136. 151

    I like Hello_world.

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  137. 152

    I love the natural beauty of Poppy Summer and Monsoon, each in their own right, and the drama of Prevail and Old No. 7.

    -1
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    Rumena Zlatkova

    June 7, 2011 8:08 am

    Good collection! There’s much more to love than previous months, lots of humour and nice photography.

    Serenity is my personal favourite.

    Have a nice June, everyone :-)

    1
  139. 154

    I’m digging Monsoon because it’s pretty rainy where I am now!

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  140. 155

    In Love For Violet is the best one! Love this wallpaper!

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  141. 156

    It Great!!! Thank you very muchhhhhhh!!!! :D

    1
  142. 157

    I love “Evening Beach”. It’s very beautiful :)

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  143. 158

    Hello ,

    My Favourite wall papers are Abstract Bird and Monsoon. !!!! :)

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  144. 159

    I like very much is “Colourful Summer” … Oh hhh gr8 divya :)

    1
  145. 160

    Unfortunately, none of the submission is impressive.

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  146. 161

    Ella Eh? Eh? Eh?

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  147. 162

    Serenity is the best. cool….

    1
  148. 163

    My favorite is “Serenity” beautiful!!!

    1
  149. 164

    awesome!!

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  150. 165

    This month is stellar, I like quite a few. Thanks!

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  151. 166

    Abstract Bird!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    amazing work

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  152. 167

    Serenety, and the sheep, are my favorites…but they all very nice (sorry my english.)
    thank’s from Spain.

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  153. 168

    So beautiful. Thanks a lot :XXX :)

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  154. 169

    Serenity wins for me! Just perfect, the ohther wallpapers always speak about the summer, but in Brazil now we are going to winter, so we can’t think about hot weather! :D

    1
  155. 170

    Colourful Summer is soo beautiful ❤

    1
  156. 172

    Whatever happened to Olivia Bell’s designs? They were always my favourites. I want her back please.

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  157. 173

    Poppy Summer is the best for me ;-)

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  158. 174

    I truly love Cheloveche’s monthly calendars. Please keep doing what you’re doing!! :)

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  159. 175

    Thanks designers :))

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  160. 176

    all is well….

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  161. 177

    Thanks for the great calenders! Flowers is my favourite this month

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  162. 178

    clifford p canal

    June 30, 2011 4:28 am

    SERENITY is the BEST for me!

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  163. 179

    aslam.o.alaikum all world

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  164. 180

    official cheap tory burch sale

    August 24, 2011 10:30 pm

    The wide width dress sandals from Softspots are extremely popular because of the high level of comfort they offer while retaining the style element.

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