Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: June 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 June 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?

Something Fresh

Designed by Wallpaper FX3 from Romania

Something Fresh4

I love Paris

Designed by Dreebies16 from Poland

I love Paris17

It smells like Summer!

“June brings the smell of Summer! So let’s enjoy the sunny days getting a surfboard or sunbathing on the beach!” — Designed by WebOlution29 from Greece

It smells like Summer!30

Ice Creams Away!

“Summer is taking off with some magical ice cream hot air balloons.” — Designed by Sasha Endoh52 from Canada

Ice Creams Away!53

Viking Meat War

“Designed by Ricardo Gimenes79 from Brazil.” — Designed by Ricardo Gimenes80 from Brazil

Viking Meat War81

Harvey Milk

“Designed by Greentree Graphics designer, Amy Coons, from the USA.” — Designed by Amy Coons121 from United States

Harvey Milk122

National Doughnut Day

“Enjoy June 7th with this National Doughnut Day Wallpaper” — Designed by Andrew Stanton136 from United States

National Doughnut Day137


Designed by Bart Goris149 from Belgium


Skateboarding Day

“World Skateboarding Day.” — Designed by cheloveche.ru162 from Russia

Skateboarding Day163

Beat the Heat, Go for a Holiday!

“Beat the heat tap your feet! enjoy this summer, go for a holiday!” — Designed by debobrata debnath177 from India

Beat the Heat, Go for a Holiday!178

Healthy Living

“Learn how to live a long and healthy life, practice a healthy lifestyles, exercise, diet, release stress…” — Designed by Eloise Ha from Malaysia

Healthy Living192

Someone Needing Blood Somewhere

“14 May 2013 – World Blood Donor Day. The event serves to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and to thank voluntary unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood.” — Designed by Nutan Doiphode from India

Someone Needing Blood Somewhere216

Father’s Day: Never Lose Hope

“I made this wallpaper to give special attention to all the fathers with severe illness.” — Designed by Yakari Van Dessel226 from Belgium

Father's Day: Never Lose Hope227

Do You Remember

“Remember the king of pop” — Designed by Hannes Verdoodt249 from Belgium

Do You Remember250

Fire Hydrant

“Time to pop the fire hydrants as June heats the summer up.” — Designed by Marshall Taylor257 from Canada

Fire Hydrant258

I’d rather be playing cello.

“Day-dreaming about the cello.” — Designed by Jonathan Mellas from USA

I'd rather be playing cello.270

Digitalized Love Typography Sketch

“Digging through my old sketches, I found this one I had almost forgotten about… With a little help from Ricardo312, the sketch was brought to life in a jiffy! Hope you like it :-)” — Designed by Iris Lješnjanin313 from Freiburg, Germany

Digitalized Love Typography Sketch314


“My Soul waits for the Lord more than a Watchmen for the morning” — Designed by Pat Buenaobra354 from Philippines


Love Thy Neighbor

“I created a little “Love Thy Neighbor” cross-stitching (with a subtle rainbow-colored nod to LGBT Pride Month), then I put it in a frame and hung it on the wall for everyone to enjoy! :)” — Designed by Jeremy Martinez367 from USA

Love Thy Neighbor368


“Celebrating Philippine Independence” — Designed by Dsaurus from the Philippines


Balloons at Sunrise

“Hot-air balloon ride on a summer morning.” — Designed by dangerbrain390 from USA

Balloons at Sunrise391

Hot Typography

“Dear Smashing Mag Team, This is our first contribution to Smashing Magazine Monthly Wallpapers collection. Please spare us if we did not understand & follow any rule. This is simple typographic wallpaper for Hotter June. Designed using 3 colors. We expect to be included in this June Month Wallpapers Collectoin. Thanks in Advance. Team Zanetine. Zanetine Web Design” — Designed by Zanetine Web Design403 from India

Hot Typography404


Designed by Michael K. and Kai Szendi428 from Austria


Wedding Month

“June is a beautiful month with plenty of sunshine and pretty flowers, no wonder it’s a popular month for weddings! I made this calendar to celebrate June and also to celebrate my wedding anniversary!” — Designed by Thuy Truong471 from USA

Wedding Month472

Abstract June

Designed by Glenn Van Haute from Belgium

Abstract June484

Rath Yatra

“The Jagannath triad are usually worshiped in the sanctum of the temple at Puri, but once during the month of Rainy Season of Orissa, usually falling in month of June or July, they are brought out onto the main street of Puri (Bada Danda) and travel (3 km) to the Shri Gundicha Temple,in huge chariots (ratha), allowing the public to have Holy view (darsana). This festival is known as Rath Yatra, meaning the journey (yatra) of the chariots (ratha).” — Designed by The Dreamer Designs491 from India

Rath Yatra492

Rainy Season

“It will be raining cats and dogs during the rainy season in Japan.” — Designed by Evacomics508 from Singapore

Rainy Season509

Small World

Designed by Oxana Kostromina518 from Germany/Russia

Small world519

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 month541!

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

    As always, it is an honor to be included in this roundup! Thanks again for including my wallpaper calendar.
    Looking forward to next month!!

  2. 3

    Nice collection as always!

    Loving the minimalist designs this month…

    - Digitalized Love Typography Sketch
    - Leaf
    - Healthy Living

    Going to get all three and have them rotate through.

  3. 4

    WATCHMEN by Pat Buenaobra is just so amazing. I can see his passion in this craft…a passion not to satisfy his own desire but a passion for something which is eternal. God bless you!

  4. 6

    “Remember the king of pop” was downloaded this time… it was a hard choice again but I like this type better then where the dates and on one row so…

  5. 7

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Harvey Milk wallpaper… is there anyway I can get it in 2560×1440?? Please :)

  6. 8

    Awesome!!! I made the cut!

    Thanks Smashing Magazine!

  7. 9

    The best ones are ‘I love Paris’ created by Dreebies and ‘Balloons at Sunrise’ by dangerbrain. They are both unusual, eye catching and invites the looker into the picture.

  8. 10

    “Small World” is my favorite this month! The thumbnail doesn’t do it justice. View it up close and BIG!

    I also like the simplicity of “Leaf” and the cute humor of “Rainy Season”

    Thanks again for brightening up my workspace!

  9. 14

    Thanks for Selecting our “Hot Typography” wallpaper in this collection. Wish we designed more creative wallpapers for globe. Its an honor.

    Thanks & Regards

    Team Zanetine.

  10. 15

    All your posting is very nice. This is the time of mobile and tablets. so wallpaper is one of the most attraction. you posted wallpapers are so beautiful. Thanks from our team v-plore.

  11. 16

    I have seen, this month, good jobs.
    You compliment to the authors and SM.
    On the desktop I have installed “Ice Creams Away.”

  12. 17

    Thank you for selecting my Rainy Season! ^o^

    • 18

      Your calendar is my choice for this month. I love it! Hoping for a series:D
      Also, as usual, congrats to all the artists-lots of great stuff. Thanks SM!

  13. 19

    Small World is my favorite this month!

  14. 21

    Summer captures this month beautifully. Thanks!

  15. 22

    We just returned from a vacation in Paris so I happily took the Eiffel Tower design! Love it.

  16. 23

    I love the seasonal photographs. This month it’s “Small World”! Thank you to the artist, Oxana Kostromina!

  17. 25

    Oh, and thank you so much for including my screen size, 1366×768.

  18. 26

    HARVEY MILK ! great imaginative work….with a great message

  19. 27

    Hans van Rijsinge

    June 2, 2013 8:51 am

    Great pics, have a nice summer!!!!

  20. 28

    I love “donate blood” for the fact that it conveys an important message. Also, father’s day, ice cream and rainy season.

  21. 29

    Amazing Works from all the artists!! A big Shout out to all!!

  22. 30

    Rainy Season is soo nice .

  23. 32

    Great, thanks:)

  24. 33

    My favorite one : Ice Creams Away! by Sasha Endoh
    Congratulations! I love it so I downloaded it ;)

  25. 34

    nice collection

    something fresh & Viking Meat War are my favs.

    thank you, happy month to you all

  26. 35

    Thanks for Selecting my “Someone Needing Blood Somewhere” wallpaper for this month. Will create more creative wallpaper for all of you..!

  27. 38

    “I love Paris” is the best!

  28. 39

    Umair Hafeez Mughal

    June 4, 2013 8:30 am

    Hot Typography, Wedding Month and Small World are great … rest are also cool :-)

    Thanks a lot team and all the contributors (Y)

  29. 40

    So many great ones! I think I’ll go for the hot air balloons and the rainy season (it’s _still_ rainy season in Switzerland this year…). The “Summer” with sunglasses is also cool and the one for fathers with illnesses is special.

  30. 42

    Might want to double check “It smells like Summer!” The 14th is a Friday. Great Designs!

  31. 43

    I guess designers must realise it’s not summer everywhere? Apart from the entire southern hemisphere, the tropics don’t even have a ‘summer’. Ah well.

  32. 44

    I only like one
    Balloons at Sunrise
    I like perspectives…

    Please add more like that…

    See you next moth,…

  33. 45

    thanks to all the designers for their inspiring work. For this month, I chose “Father’s Day”. It is so well designed and carries such a special message. I also like the drawing.

  34. 47

    All desktop wallpapers for June are pretty impressive, but the design of “I Love Paris” is looking great and one of my favorites.

    Graphic Designer Vancouver

  35. 48

    “Watchmen” is great. Also loved the 3-D in “Balloons at Sunrise.”
    Thanks all, for your trouble!

  36. 50

    I absolutely *love* Viking Meat War. And the summer sunglasses are also fantastic!

  37. 51

    My choice for this month fall on Michael Jackson’s wallpaper! Do you remember….;)

  38. 52

    Ballons at Sunrise: June 25th comes before June 24th this year? ;)

  39. 53

    I’m getting FIRE HYDRANT, FREE & ABSTRACT JUNE. Thanks!

  40. 55

    Barış Mancar

    June 6, 2013 4:58 pm

    And here’s my design:

  41. 56

    Great stuff! some really creative work. I think that first one is till my favorite. Quite eye-catching. Great choice for the thumbnail

  42. 57

    My favorite is “Free” by Dsaurus

  43. 58

    Marvelous !

  44. 59

    Steve MacDonald

    June 10, 2013 10:38 am

    Awesome collections! I will definitely choose mine! Thank you very much for sharing!!

  45. 60

    As always – from month to month you cheer me up with your wallpapers! Of course they are on my desktop. Thanks ;)

  46. 61

    I’d only just blogged how long you guys have been doing this as “For as long as I can remember” – lol

    Five years is a long time in internet terms :)

    thanks for the great work – you guys are part of my monthly pilgrimage.

  47. 62

    Hey! I just wanted to let you know I look forward to a new desktop wallpaper every month. It’s the little things, especially here at work, that make me smile!
    Thanks for your work!!!

  48. 63

    This montly collection is amazing.


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