Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: February 2012


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 over 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 free desktop wallpapers created by artists across the globe for February 2012. 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 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?

Colored Edge

"For February, the month of spring, love and 29 days." Designed by Rahul.s2 from India.

Smashing Wallpaper - february 123

Hungry Owl

"February, just one more cold month.. :)." Designed by Katerina Bobkova18 from Ukraine.

Smashing Wallpaper - february 1219

Hot Drinks

"Which drink will you choose to make you feel better during the cold season?" Designed by Agathe Altwegg35 from France.

Smashing Wallpaper - february 1236


Designed by Elisabetta Borseti48 from Italy.

Smashing Wallpaper - february 1249

February Prison Break

"We suggest – do not mess with February." Designed by Marek Guziсski From Rio Creativo70 from Poland.

Smashing Wallpaper - february 1271

All You Need Is Love

"Love is all you need." Designed by Kaspars Dedzis87 from Latvia.

Smashing Wallpaper - february 1288

February Splashes

Designed by Roland Szabу102 from Hungary.

Smashing Wallpaper - february 12103

Penguin Hockey

"No coward plays hockey!" Designed by Cheloveche.ru110 from Russia.

Smashing Wallpaper - february 12111

Mr. & Ms. Nice

Designed by Diana Morgado125 from Portugal.

Smashing Wallpaper - february 12126

Jealous Much?

"Calendar for February 2012." Designed by Annabelle Bay144 from USA.

Smashing Wallpaper - february 12145


"Illustrated wallpaper for february on the theme of heartbreak.1920 x 1200." Designed by Danae Botha161 from South Africa.

Smashing Wallpaper - february 12162

The Shortest Month

Designed by Forsaken201 from France.

Smashing Wallpaper - february 12202

Kids And Dragon

"My drawings are mostly black-and-white and the year of the Black Dragon inspired me to start drawing another picture. Let the Dragon this year be friendly and playful ;)." Designed by Jelena Tљekulajeva216 from Estonia.

Smashing Wallpaper - february 12217

Heart On A String

"For hopeless romantics that let others play with their heart." Designed by Jacob Giesler231 from USA.

Smashing Wallpaper - february 12232

A Shadow’s Chance

"A nod at Groundhog Day! The artwork provided with a calendar has a winter color, because the groundhog sees his shadow which means six more weeks of winter. And the other (Green) has no calendar and no shadow which denotes anearly spring." Designed by Joseph Brooks246 from United States.

Smashing Wallpaper - february 12247

Be Mine

"A cutsie calendar theme." Designed by Sandi | Pop Up Factory.com259 from Toronto, ON, Canada.

Smashing Wallpaper - february 12260

It’s The Love Signal

"Let’s beam our love to the universe!" Designed by Lew Su-ann272 from Brunei Darussalam.

Smashing Wallpaper - february 12273

Winter Church

Designed by Pietje Precies295 from The Netherlands.

Smashing Wallpaper - february 12296

Lock Your Love

"February is the month of couples and love, so if you do have that one special person in your life! Then this would be the prefect month to show how much you love her or him :)." Designed by Rihards Gromuls312 from Latvia.

Smashing Wallpaper - february 12313

Cyclops Encounter

"I am a big fan of the Odyssey. Cyclopses are awesome." Designed by Glorm327 from Canada.

Smashing Wallpaper - february 12328

Gloomy Light

"Sometimes we ever feel’s like useless, moody, gloomy, that’s so sadly. Maybe it just like an old gloomy paper effect on my calendar template. But, we can change it with give it colors, this year our life will be not far from heaviness like our years before, just bright it up and make a colors in your moody days!" Designed by Dwi Prastika340 from Indonesia.

Smashing Wallpaper - february 12341


"Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, where you will not be online…" Designed by Chilid Interactive Agency355 from Poland.

Smashing Wallpaper - february 12356

All You Need Is Love

"The Beatles said it best! Love is all you need." Designed by Allison Brown368 from Canada.

Smashing Wallpaper - february 12369

Fight For You

"This valentine we should fight for the ones we love." Designed by Tonie Tannous from Lebanon.

Smashing Wallpaper - february 12385

Ice Melted

"Ice melted is coming back soon." Designed by Yank397 from France.

Smashing Wallpaper - february 12398

Load Time

"What Scott Adams means about load time." Designed by Fredrik Jensen412 from Norway.

Smashing Wallpaper - february 12413

Love Is In The Air

Designed by Andreas Sofantzis448 from Greece.

Smashing Wallpaper - february 12449

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 month461!

What’s Your Favourite?

What’s your favorite theme or wallpaper for this month? Please let us know in the comment section below! We are looking forward to your submissions next month!

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  1. 1

    “Load Time”……if I didn’t love the web, I would actually find that statement disheartening. It’s so true though.

  2. 2

    All you need is Love and SmashMag :)
    Woooohuuuuu… Great walls…

  3. 3

    All You Need Is Love, Penguin Hockey, and Heartbroken are my favorites! :D

  4. 4

    Scott Adams should stop using IE.

  5. 5

    Very wonderful.

  6. 6

    My favorite “Be Mine”

  7. 7

    Nice choices, well illustrated, especially Hungry Owl, Heartbroken, and Shadow’s Chance; Load Time is apropos, and I like Colored Edge.

  8. 8

    I LUV Chilid’s one! Children left unattended will be sold to the circus! Rox!

  9. 9

    I liked heart on a string and ice melted only… out of the rest.

  10. 10

    As always a wonderful collection of talent. I really like Heartbroken, Be Mine, Hearts on a String, and Winter Church. Of course I always love’s artwork.

  11. 11

    Not to knock free stuff, but “Kids and Dragon” has a typo. (Unless it’s an allusion to something.) Vebruary?

  12. 12

    My favorite is “The Shortest Month.” Loving the fellow redhead ;)

  13. 13

    Ok, so how many did you have to reject becuase they didn’t include February 29?

  14. 14

    I like “Kids and Dragon”. Are there dragons in Estonia?

  15. 15

    I loved the owl!!
    I put it on my wallpaper in the new month!!

  16. 16

    “Be Mine” takes it hands down. I love the Simplicity behind it. It is very symbolic, clean and touching! Love to see more of that caliber!

  17. 17

    Winter Church is my pick for this month.

  18. 18

    “A Shadow’s Chance” this one is really good !!!

  19. 19

    “Colored Edge”, the first one, is so great. Thanks for that submission!

  20. 20

    Honestly, that can be the best SM wallpapers ever. Love works ;)

  21. 21

    Wow! Really nice collection this month! :)
    Rahul, you just made my February warmer with your beautiful and colorful wallpaper! It even makes me want to work more! :)
    Thanks a lot!

  22. 22

    Hell no, it’s all wrong. I used to think in such a way too, but then I’ve checked on hahaped – it appears that everything is different…

  23. 23

    Nice collection.I love Penguin Hockey.

  24. 24

    First of all: I look forward to changing my wallpaper every month, thanks to you guys. As for my favorite this month: overall, I was partial to calendars that placed a heart on the 14th. Having narrowed it down to that point, I chose the heart on a string. Love the richness of the background color and the whimsical drawing style. Also want to give a shout out to the groundhog one. If I wasn’t in such a romantic mood, I would have gone that route. Thanks so much for this feature!!

  25. 25

    I like these

    A Shadow’s Chance

  26. 26

    Yay! I LOVE that dragon. And I love all the LOVE this month! Thank you, creative creatures, you add colour to my world. Still scorching hot for us in sunny SA in Feb too. Life’s grand =)

  27. 27

    I was hesitant between Penguin Hockey and Heartbroken since I like both, but as a hockey fan I had to go with the first of the two. Thanks to all the designers for submitting these!

  28. 28

    Be Mine, definitely!! Simple yet elegant, perfect colours for the month… (Who wants to think of COLD dreary stuff?)
    Love the tree! well done!!

  29. 29

    my favorite is “all you need is love” !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thank you!!!

  30. 30

    I love ‘Winter Church’ ‘Load Time’ and ‘Colored Edge’ the best this month :)

  31. 31

    The Hungry Owl for sure. I think it can definitely make me smile for the next 29 days.

  32. 32

    I like Heart on a String and Lock Your Love

  33. 33

    Loving the Beatles references. Happy February!

  34. 34

    I like the Hungry Owl calendar but it has two February 24th on the calendar. Can we get a correction???

  35. 36

    Nice February designs! Your description beforehand says these are January though.

  36. 37

    Kids and Dragon is gorgeous, and Jealous Much? is full of kitschy goodness.

  37. 38

    My Favorite is “Be Mine” !!!!! Good Job

  38. 39

    Hey !

    Dont mean to be picky but – “We continue to nourish you with a monthly spoon of inspiration. This post features free desktop wallpapers created by artists across the globe for January 2012.”

    These wallpapers are for February 2012 right :)

  39. 40

    This month my favourite is: Hungry Owl.
    My compliments, SM.
    Go like that.

  40. 41

    My favs are Penguin Hockey, Hungry Owl and Broken Hearted. All of the wallpapers are amazing though, wonderful selection!

  41. 42

    Dissapointed again….the last two months I’ve used other sources for my backgrounds, hope you all step it up in March.

  42. 43

    Be Mine is going on at home, Load Time is going on at work. Its always so hard to choose, I usually switch out over the month. I love always having a beautiful wallpaper up, with calendar! Thanks to Smashing Mag and artists!

  43. 44

    Please let me begin by saying thank you to you for offering such a wonderful feature on your site! I come back every month for a new calendar and LOVE the creativity and variety! I don’t want to cramp anyone’s artistic style, but wanted to let both your site and the artists know that, for me, the driving decision about which one to pick is less about the art and more about the calendar style.
    I’m from the US, and prefer a traditional calendar that is viewed as the weeks stacked on top of each other. I can be flexible about what day starts the week, but prefer consistency, as it can be confusing to go between calendar styles from month to month when setting appointments or looking at project due dates. I see that there is an option to save the art with or without the calendar. Would it be possible for you to add a third option where the style of calendar could be selected? Just a thought…
    Best Wishes,

  44. 45

    I also like it when artists slightly right justify the design to make room for the user’s desktop icons. Again, great job!
    – h

  45. 46

    Be Mine is definitely my fav. The graphic is stunning and the best representation of what defines february. Great job!

  46. 47

    1) Winter Church

    2) Heartbroken and Hungry Owl

    3) Lock Your Love and Be Mine

  47. 48

    Ice melted is nice

  48. 49

    These are great. I love the owl one. (PS: In the intro you guys forgot to change January 2012 to February :) )

  49. 50

    My favorite is Colored Edge.
    The color is really bright and make me feel warm and relaxed.
    Thanks for the artists’ work.

  50. 51

    Load Time I like most and its sounds very true. :)

    and another one is “all you need is love” its awesome too.

    Thanks Buddy for sharing :)

  51. 52

    Thanks as always. Great variety, can’t pick just one favorite. Amazed at the talent out there!

  52. 53

    How come there is no 1366×768?

  53. 54

    I love the colors and illustration style of “Heartbroken.” Great design! I also love “Heart on a String.”

  54. 55

    My personal impression is that desktop wallpaper calendar has lost its quality in the last 3-4 months. These wallpapers lack inspiration, quality and creativity. I used to find 3,4 sometime 5 wallpapers that were really good, now I`m having problem finding at least one that is really good. Desktop wallpapers presented at smashing magazine on the last few months, look like they were done by amateur, people who are still learning and that`s fine, but what bothers me is that it is not the quality i used to see in this category.

  55. 56

    Beautiful wallpapers.Thanks a lot.

  56. 57

    Awesome collection!

  57. 58

    Nice inspiration and cool collection.

  58. 59

    My fave is “Be Mine”!

  59. 60

    Gloomy Light is my favorite. I like the more abstract ones best usually.

  60. 61

    Hungry Owl gets my vote!!

  61. 62

    The pictures are awesome.I like it so much and I was so exciting that next what pictures will be there and It was very surprising that a calender as a desktop who kept this pictures in this internet is hands of for them.I am very thankful to them.I was sooooooooo! happy.

  62. 63

    In Hungry Owl wallpaper there are two 24!

  63. 64

    thanks for sharing..l like it..

  64. 65


    I liked Hungry Owl wallpaper but Feb 23rd is missing from the calender. Feb 24th is being repeated there.

  65. 67

    My fav: Fight For You – totally has my feel.
    I am surprised to not see any images on the “leap year” like a leap frog or something. Good treasures though, thanks!

  66. 68

    Smashing Magazine doesn’t work with Google Chrome. It would be nice if this is changed.

  67. 69

    I like these pictures, very good,so nice!

  68. 70

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