Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: February 2013


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 five years now1, and we are very thankful to all the designers who have contributed and are still diligently contributing each month.

This post features free desktop wallpapers created by artists across the globe for February 2013. 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 magazine2 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?

February Theme

Designed by Ricardo Gimenes3.

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I Believe I Can Fly

Designed by Elise Vanoorbeek20 from Belgium.

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Designed by Steffi Ulm41 from Germany.

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Dear Love

“Spread the love!” — Designed by Abel54 from Singapore.

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This Is Love

Designed by Katerina Bobkova67 from Ukraine.

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Like The Cold Side Of A Pillow

Designed by Sarah Tanner84 from USA.

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Zombie Love

Designed by Cheloveche.ru121 from Russia.

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Moody February

“Shades from a February evening walk: twilight sky, fallen leaves, new growth.” — Designed by Dangerbrain137 from USA.

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Photoshop Life

“Each layer in the layers panel is a day in the month of February. The inactive tabs are the months before and after. The tools in the panel are to apply weather, activities and food. If only life could be as simple as a photoshop document with the ability to undo or apply filters to everyday life.” — Designed by Debbie Burkhoff152 from USA.

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Designed by Jong S. Kim166 from United States.

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“Be a free spirit, unwind & splash your moves and make the world jive with you.” — Designed by Ngangbam Kishor179 from India.

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“A view of 2 frozen planets, lots of blue tints.” — Designed by Rutger Berghmans203 from Belgium.

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You Complete Me

“Dedicated to one of the most famous lines in romantic movies’ history. The incomplete heart has been created by photographing a floating lantern in slow shutter speed !! Happy Valentine’s Day :).” — Designed by Krutika Anand220 from India.

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Ripped Away

“Abstract self portrait with added on acrylic medium.” — Designed by Ashley Rose235 from USA.

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“A winter themed background for the last month of winter.” — Designed by Yasmine Damiri250 from the Netherlands.

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Year Of The Snake

Designed by John Patrick Buenaobra265 from Philippines.

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Whats Love Got To Do With It?

“A different angle to love and the innocence attached with it. My depiction of February.” — Designed by Debjani Bhattacharya278 from India.

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Be My Valentine

“The month of love.” — Designed by Jana Engelhardt291 from Australia.

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Lost Without You…

“February, the month of love. This wallpaper is dedicated to all those people out there who have found that one person in life. They would understand this feeling of being lost, if that person is not around to share your joy, sorrow, success, failure. Happy Valentine’s Day!!” — Designed by Charuta Puranik from India.

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She Loves Me

“Ah February, the 14th is the day when we dare a little more than usual, or we await something special from that one person – the better friend, or the better half!” — Designed by Rihards Gromuls330 from Latvia.

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Designed by Sasha Endoh372 from Canada.

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“Love is in the air…” — Designed by Nicolas De Rechter403 from Belgium.

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“The Groundhog emerged from its burrow on February 2. If it is cloudy, then the Spring will come early, but if it is sunny, the groundhog will see its shadow, will retreat back into its burrow, and the Winter weather will continue for six more weeks.” — Designed by Oscar Marcelo420 from Portugal.

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Love Affairs

“Love is in the air this February! The last month of winter is always very romantic and inspires us to open our hearts and express our feelings to ones we love very much. This February calendar illustrates an unusual story of a young couple, who met each other by an accident.” — Designed by Brianna Davis441 from USA.

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A Lost Woman.

“Instead of going with something happy and loving, I decided to make a wallpaper for those who have lost an important woman. To me, the picture means the following: The man is together with a woman he loves. But when looking in the mirror he sees the woman he should be married to. I believe all men have that one girl they loved with all their heart but could never conquer.” — Designed by Maarten Van Isterdael462 from Belgium.

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Joy Of Life

“…I get most Joy in life out of Music.” This famous quote from Albert Einstein together with the firsts notes of Handel’s Recorder Sonata in G minor, inspired me to create this wallpaper. I am willing to create a series of wallpapers about the Joy of Music. We’ll see!” — Designed by Yiannis Kranidiotis473 from Greece.

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Elemental Micah: Just Exhale

“I would draw one A5 image perday for five days and post it off and this was one of them. It’s strange to think that after those humble beginnings, it would end up being the cover of my graphic novel. This is something I’m very proud to show you and everytime it pops on your desktop, I hope it’ll remind you of the love that might have been…” — Designed by Michael Georgiou516 from the United Kingdom.

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It’s Valentine’s Day!

“February is usually the coldest month of the year, but it is also the month of love…So Warm those days with the Valentine’s day wallpaper!” — Designed by Webolution531 from Greece.

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February Flowers

“A little bit of romance, a little bit of vintage: Happy Valentine’s Day this month!” — Designed by Kari Andresen from USA.

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Spring Kites

“Here is a wallpaper that celebrates the kites festival in India.” — Designed by Aadheesh Rajput566 from India.

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Every Day Should Be Valentine’s Day

“Valentine’s Day is a big business today. I personally don’t celebrate it, because I think if you love someone every day should be Valentine’s Day. :) That’s what this wallpaper is all about. The two birds – Milo and Pipita – are a wallpaper series and usually they argue about things men and women argue about ;), but as it’s the Valentine Edition I just went with something cute.” — Designed by Nicole Bauer583 from Germany.

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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 the designers for their participation. Join in next month610!

What’s Your Favorite?

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

    Good Collection! :)

  2. 2

    Beautiful set this month!!! Full of love. Big thanks for featuring mine :)

  3. 4

    The Be My Valentine one its my favourite!!!

  4. 5

    YAY made it!! Thanks!! :)

  5. 6

    Good collection, thanks all the artists. I like “It’s Valentine’s Day!” the most.

  6. 7

    Feeling very happy :)

  7. 8

    Sabra Morris Media

    January 31, 2013 1:56 pm

    Definitely the “Cold Side of a Pillow.” Genius!

  8. 9

    Steffi Ulm from Germany!

  9. 10

    Finally a good mouth with lots to choose from!

  10. 11

    So nice.. a lot of love this month! But there are no calendars in “Lost Without You”… and I am lost without a calendar XD

  11. 13

    Awesome work from all the designers! February is also a month to ski and we created this wallpaper for the occasion:

    Hopefully we have more time next month to make it in time for submitting it to Smashing Mag!

  12. 15

    What’s love “DO” to do with it???….whoops

  13. 16
  14. 17

    By the way my design:

  15. 18

    Thank you for adding my wallpaper to your gallery! I’m so happy to see Just Exhale up there! :-D

  16. 19

    Jackalope gets my vote!

  17. 20

    One of the best collections yet! Most are exceptionally good. THANKS

  18. 21

    Great wallpapers for February! I really like the ‘Winter’ Wallpaper

  19. 22

    I love the Winter one, from Yasmine!

  20. 23

    Lots of this month’s wallpapers are fun and playful, particularly if you are a child. But I am an adult and want one that reflects that. So I have to give my vote to Elemental Micah: Just Exhale. It has intrigue, depth and style.

  21. 24

    woow they are all beautiful! I like ‘Winter’ the best <3

  22. 25

    I really like the ‘Winter’ Wallpaper (:

  23. 26

    Nicole Bauer’s design is very great !
    Thx smashing

  24. 27

    Lovely wallpapers. I like Yasmine’s ‘Winter’ the most.

  25. 28

    Wow, really nice designs. My vote is for ” Winter” from Yasmine.
    Very beautiful, great job!

  26. 29

    They’re all beautiful:), but I vote for Yasmine with ”winter”.

  27. 30

    Usually I’m not a fan of childish wallpapers. But “I believe I can fly” is really funny and will be on top of my private macbook. For the office “Photoshop Life” is my favourite.

  28. 31

    Not to impressed with this month’s collection :( I guess I just have to add my design to the mix in the coming months

  29. 32

    i like “i believe i can fly”
    by the way , no theme for chinese new year!

  30. 34

    Abstract is nice

  31. 35

    Yay! My first wallpaper made an entry to smashing’s collections. Now on, i will to cotinue this and submit an wallpaper every month. Cheers!

  32. 36

    You Complete Me – I guess that February has 28 days only , atleast smashing moderators should have checked this before posting…

  33. 37

    I liked the collection wallpapernya. unique and interesting.

  34. 38

    Thanks a lot :)

  35. 39

    Too much valentine kitsch for my taste, the “Groundhog” saves this months collection.

  36. 41

    Lost Without You…

  37. 42

    My favorite is You Complete Me. But the calendar on wallpaper belongs to january.

  38. 43

    Wow wat a great choice… I took the flowers one although I will have to fiddle a bit with the measures as I need a 1920×1080 but will cut a bit off on top and bottom.. took the This is love to start with..will switch to Flowers after the 14th ;-)
    Thanks to all the artists

  39. 44

    I especially like this one: “Like The Cold Side Of A Pillow”

  40. 45

    Thanks for sprucing up my desktop every month!

  41. 46

    Many artists are not catering to those MANY of us who have 1440 x 900. I’m not a Valentine enthusiast, but I do like “Winter” the best. I also loved “Flower”, but doesn’t support my screen size. : ‘(

  42. 47

    Jackalope is my fav + the groundhog! The Valentine’s Day ones are just too “lovey” for work. Like Flower as well but just too busy for my desktop.

  43. 49

    Jackalope wallpaper: applied! <3

  44. 50

    I like:
    Every Day Should Be Valentine’s Day.
    Good collection! Thanks.

  45. 51

    José-Michel Neiva

    February 1, 2013 5:56 pm

    Thanks !

    My favorite is “Like the cold side of a pillow”.

  46. 52

    I loved the wallpapers of Feb 2013 specially the valentine ones and spring kites.

    Great collection.

  47. 53

    SO many fabulous ones!!!! <3 Thank you!!!!

  48. 54

    Too much kitch. The only ones I like aren’t large enough for the rMBPs =( I’ve skipped many months recently due to poor selections. Please work on improving them.

  49. 55

    As a lover of Winter and Snow-I love the winter February the best. Thank you!

  50. 56

    awesome! all calendars are too good i would like to go with spring kites. I love kites!

  51. 57

    I like:
    Every Day Should Be
    Valentine’s Day.
    Good collection!

  52. 58

    Great collection, but it would be great if some of them were 2880×1800…

  53. 59

    Awesome collection. I can’t stop myself printing some of them :).

  54. 60

    Ripped away was my favorite
    showed lots of creativity was not a cartoon and would like to see more of this artist

  55. 61

    I’m tired of the emo/cutesy/kidsy stuff – so glad there was Moody February. (I do like jackalope too though.)

  56. 62

    Beautiful arts. Refreshed my desktop. Thanks to SM and Congratulations to all featured Artists!

    Have a lovely month to all!

    - Madan

  57. 63

    1°) Winter of Yasmine Damiri;

    2°) February Flowers of Kari Andresen;

    3°) Photoshop Life of Debbie Burkhoff

  58. 64

    Favourites: Photoshop Life (great idea) and the one by Steffi Ulm (classic modern design). Thank you!
    But I really like Einstein’s quote as well…

  59. 65

    The cold side of the pillow was just… AWESOME. Also loved ”A lost woman”. Great collection. Happy Valentines! :)

    Kudos to all the artists.

  60. 66

    February Flowers is beautiful!

  61. 67

    Wow! I love this month’s selection! It’s so difficult to choose… my top 5 are: February Flowers, Moody February, Every Day should be V-day, Abstract and Zombie Love.

  62. 68

    Wow…what a set of wonderful wallpapers! It’s almost amazing to chose. But I think that I like winter from Yasmine the best. It’s simply pure beauty!

  63. 69

    My vote goes to Yasmine with her winter theme

  64. 70

    Lost Without You…
    Nice one…
    Congrats Charuta.. Keep Moving…

  65. 71

    Great collection as always, I was just curious if the designers could upload iPhone/iPad (mobile) lock screen sizes or variations as well? Just to bring the monthly “wallpaper” idea to the mobile market?
    My favourite here has to be “Abstract”

  66. 72

    Wow, such an amazing selection this month! It’s hard to choose!

  67. 73

    My vote: Winter by Yasmine Damiri!

  68. 74

    Ripped Away is my favorite!!!

  69. 75

    Thanks to all of the designers for the great wallpapers! I think this has been my favorite batch over the last few months. I’ve chosen the one with the planets for my work desktop wallpaper.

  70. 76

    My vote goes to : Winter by Yasmine Damiri!

  71. 77

    my fav? she loves me :D

  72. 78

    Nice selection this month! Ripped Away really caught my eye great work

  73. 79

    Brilliant works. My top 3 fave were Photoshop Life, Ripped Away and Winter. So hard to choose since every entry was really great. Kudos!

  74. 80

    These are all really horrible…

  75. 81

    Wow wallpapers this month are totally world full of love~really sweet~downloaded a bunch of them like always did ~

  76. 82

    And….The one thing sad is that, in ‘She loves me’, if you finish with the flower you’ll find that the last one says ‘She loves me not’ = =

  77. 83

    this months selection is too kiddy. all these tacky cartoon graphics.
    exception is
    Elemental Micah: Just Exhale
    A+ work

  78. 84

    Aww…these are really nice looking wallpapers that I think I want to use ALL of them! These are great inspirations for web design, too. Kudos to these talented graphic artists!

  79. 85

    hi i love the concept of yours calender wallpaper …… for this month i love

    Every Day Should Be Valentine’s Day

  80. 86

    I really didn’t like this month’s collection :| Really cheesy and boring.

  81. 87

    Every month I’m finding fewer and fewer that I really like, and even fewer that fit my monitor. :/

  82. 88

    Love February Flowers. Gorgeous

  83. 89
  84. 90

    ‘Winter’ by Yasmine Damiri is the one I went with this month.

  85. 91

    I loved ‘Winter’ by Yasmine Damiri.

  86. 92

    ‘Whats Love Got To Do With It’ is MY faVOriTE

  87. 93

    Are artists getting younger? Almost every wallpaper this month is a childlike cartoon? I guess photo-retouching is just too easy.

  88. 94

    I hate winter! I wish there were only 3 seasons!

  89. 95

    Great collection :-)

  90. 96

    Thanks to all of the designers for all greatest wallpaper



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