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Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: June 2008

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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 15 free desktop wallpapers, designed by 15 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 May?

Whale Link

Available in 12 desktop resolutions — both widescreen and fullscreen. Designed by Vlad Gerasimov2 from Irkutsk, Russia.

Smashing Wallpaper - June 20083
  • preview4 (0.1 Mb, jpg)
  • with calendar:
    800×600, 1024×768, 1152×864, 1280×1024 , 1280×800, 1280×960 , 1400×1050, 1440×900, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200, 2560×1600
  • without calendar:
    800×600, 1024×768, 1152×864, 1280×1024 , 1280×800, 1280×960 , 1400×1050, 1440×900, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200, 2560×1600

Stay Creative Link

“The wallpaper is an illustration based on this Picasso quote: “All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up”. In the illustration, the adult is looking through the wall at his creativity from childhood trying to get it back.” Designed by Tim Newton5 from USA.

Smashing Wallpaper - June 20086
  • preview7 (0.1 Mb, jpg)
  • with calendar: 1280×960, 1680×1050, 1600×1200, 1920×1200
  • without calendar: 1280×960, 1680×1050, 1600×1200, 1920×1200

Tribute Link

“This design is a personal interpretation of June in Macedonia: beautiful sunny days, red poppy fields and Nikola Madzirov’s poetry8. A personal tribute to all the beauty in this world. Girl image inspired by Banksy.” Designed by Meri Donevska-Kosturanova9 from Macedonia.

Smashing Wallpaper - June 200810
  • preview11 (0.5 Mb, jpg)
  • with calendar: 1280×960, 1680×1050, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200

Beginning of madness Link

“When I thought what was inspiring me in May, the mind filled me with flowers, and when I wanted to do the calendar of June I saw it quite full of boil, quite green. Then I found a tutorial in “psd tuts” that helped me to fulfil the wallpaper. The motive of the phrase that it accompanies is the feeling euphoria that transmits me this month.” Designed by Alba Soler12 from Spain.

Smashing Wallpaper - June 200813
  • preview14 (0.1 Mb, jpg)
  • with calendar: 15, 1680×1050, 1600×1200, 1920×1200

Eternal Sunshine Link

“Designed completely in Photoshop. My idea to this timetable was based on the prophecy and Maya, all that power and magic secret that there are only in the pyramids in Mexico.” Designed by Miguel Angel Lozada from Mexico.

Smashing Wallpaper - June 200816
  • preview17 (0.2 Mb, jpg)
  • with calendar: 1200×900, 1280×800, 1440×900, 1680×1050, 1920×1200

You Slag Link

“Looking forward to another hectic summer in Brighton…” Designed by Mark Hurrell18.

Smashing Wallpaper - June 200819
  • preview20 (0.1 Mb, jpg)
  • with calendar: 1200×900, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200

Rhino Link

“I suppose that I got influenced by the works of Scott Hansen. I just love the retro feel in his designs. Furthermore I used brushes which were meant to emulate the effects of James White. I wanted to have these different sections which form an entity, sort of like when you look through a window and the frame is hiding parts of what is behind. The origami rhinoceros was the last element I inserted and finally gave rise to the title.

The final design is not what I had sketched out but it never is for me. I need a basic idea and then just play around until I’m happy with it.” Designed by Franz Jeitz21 from Luxembourg.

Smashing Wallpaper - June 200822
  • preview23 (0.2 Mb, jpg)
  • with calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200
  • without calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200

Nec scire fas est omnia Link

“It is impossible to know everything” horaz – well true, but not to worry as I learned in life and business, it is better to know a lot of educated people from different disciplines, then you’ll know a lot yourself. And in the end, there is always Google and Wikipedia.” Designed by Dirk Worring24 from Krefeld, Germany.

Smashing Wallpaper - June 200825
  • preview26 (0.2 Mb, jpg)
  • with calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200
  • without calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200

Daydream Link

“I love daydream, when I fall in the daydream,everything is strange, it’s a surrealistic world. Everything has their own soul and live in the unique way, no pain, no goal, just enjoy the imagination.” Designed by Dan Chetao.

Smashing Wallpaper - June 200827

Umbrella Link

“Umbrella, sky, lights…..and the girl is so pretty!” Designed by Cléo Morgause37 from Brazil.

Smashing Wallpaper - June 200838

Retro Summer Link

“Well, June it is the month where the summer starts, and when i think in Summer, i think about California and the Beach Boys, and when i think in that, i start to think about retro stuff, and then retro design!” Designed by Bleed from Mexico.

Smashing Wallpaper - June 200848

The DJ Link

“The wallpaper isn’t created only for DJ-fans or people who’ve seen DJ’s at work. The wallpaper can really give a warm feeling to everyones desktop. And after all, aren’t we all DJ’s of our lives?” Designed by Vincent Vander Cruyssen53 from Belgium.

Smashing Wallpaper - June 200854

June Feelings Link

“Tried to catch the feeling of getting “wings” in the starting of the summer.” Designed by Olariu Alex65 from Romania.

Smashing Wallpaper - June 200866

June Bug Link

“This inspiration came when we heard that the Cicadas are coming again this summer. And although not of the cicada family, Junebugs can be nearly as annoyingly creepy. The design incorporate a visual pun on the back of the ‘creature’, as well as a near subliminal ghoul face up above within the darkness.” Designed by Michael Langham73.

Smashing Wallpaper - June 200874

Date and Time Link

Designed by Grikshmi Manandhar83 from Nepal.

Smashing Wallpaper - June 200884

Join in next month! Link

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. Hopefully, in June we’ll receive as many entries as in May. Join in next month and smashing June, folks!

Footnotes Link

  1. 1 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/03/19/desktop-wallpaper-calendar-join-in/
  2. 2 http://www.vladstudio.com/home/
  3. 3 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-june/full/whale.jpg
  4. 4 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-june/full/whale.jpg
  5. 5 http://www.creativeleak.com
  6. 6 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-june/full/stay-creative.jpg
  7. 7 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-june/full/stay-creative.jpg
  8. 8 http://www.blesok.com.mk/tekst.asp?lang=eng&tekst=952
  9. 9 http://dryicons.com
  10. 10 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-june/full/tribute.jpg
  11. 11 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-june/full/tribute.jpg
  12. 12 http://www.elsombrerodepensar.blogspot.com
  13. 13 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-june/full/june.jpg
  14. 14 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-june/full/june.jpg
  15. 15
  16. 16 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-june/full/eternal.jpg
  17. 17 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-june/full/eternal.jpg
  18. 18 http://mhurrell.co.uk
  19. 19 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-june/full/you-slag.jpg
  20. 20 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-june/full/you-slag.jpg
  21. 21 http://www.fudgegraphics.com
  22. 22 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-june/full/rhino.jpg
  23. 23 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-june/full/rhino.jpg
  24. 24 http://www.whereishell.com
  25. 25 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-june/full/hell.jpg
  26. 26 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-june/full/hell.jpg
  27. 27 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-june/full/daydream.jpg
  28. 28 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-june/full/daydream.jpg
  29. 29 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wallpapers/june08/june08-daydream-calendar-1280x960.jpg
  30. 30 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wallpapers/june08/june08-daydream-calendar-1600x1200.jpg
  31. 31 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wallpapers/june08/june08-daydream-calendar-1680x1050.jpg
  32. 32 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wallpapers/june08/june08-daydream-calendar-1920x1200.jpg
  33. 33 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wallpapers/june08/june08-daydream-nocal-1280x960.jpg
  34. 34 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wallpapers/june08/june08-daydream-nocal-1600x1200.jpg
  35. 35 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wallpapers/june08/june08-daydream-nocal-1680x1050.jpg
  36. 36 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wallpapers/june08/june08-daydream-nocal-1920x1200.jpg
  37. 37 http://cldark.deviantart.com/
  38. 38 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-june/full/umbrella.jpg
  39. 39 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-june/full/umbrella.jpg
  40. 40 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wallpapers/june08/june08-umbrella-calendar-1280x960.jpg
  41. 41 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wallpapers/june08/june08-umbrella-calendar-1600x1200.jpg
  42. 42 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wallpapers/june08/june08-umbrella-calendar-1680x1050.jpg
  43. 43 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wallpapers/june08/june08-umbrella-calendar-1920x1200.jpg
  44. 44 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wallpapers/june08/june08-umbrella-nocal-1280x960.jpg
  45. 45 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wallpapers/june08/june08-umbrella-nocal-1600x1200.jpg
  46. 46 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wallpapers/june08/june08-umbrella-nocal-1680x1050.jpg
  47. 47 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wallpapers/june08/june08-umbrella-nocal-1920x1200.jpg
  48. 48 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-june/full/retro.jpg
  49. 49 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-june/full/retro.jpg
  50. 50 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wallpapers/june08/june08-retro-summer-calendar-1280x960.jpg
  51. 51 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wallpapers/june08/june08-retro-summer-calendar-1600x1200.jpg
  52. 52 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wallpapers/june08/june08-retro-summer-calendar-1920x1200.jpg
  53. 53 http://viniman.deviantart.com/
  54. 54 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-june/full/thedj.jpg
  55. 55 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wallpapers/june08/june08-the-dj-calendar-1280x960.jpg
  56. 56 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wallpapers/june08/june08-the-dj-calendar-1280x1024.jpg
  57. 57 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wallpapers/june08/june08-the-dj-calendar-1600x1200.jpg
  58. 58 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wallpapers/june08/june08-the-dj-calendar-1680x1050.jpg
  59. 59 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wallpapers/june08/june08-the-dj-calendar-1920x1200.jpg
  60. 60 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wallpapers/june08/june08-the-dj-nocal-1280x960.jpg
  61. 61 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wallpapers/june08/june08-the-dj-nocal-1280x1024.jpg
  62. 62 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wallpapers/june08/june08-the-dj-nocal-1600x1200.jpg
  63. 63 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wallpapers/june08/june08-the-dj-nocal-1680x1050.jpg
  64. 64 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wallpapers/june08/june08-the-dj-nocal-1920x1200.jpg
  65. 65 http://gapro.deviantart.com
  66. 66 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-june/full/wings.jpg
  67. 67 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-june/full/wings.jpg
  68. 68 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wallpapers/june08/june08-wings-calendar-1280x960.jpg
  69. 69 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wallpapers/june08/june08-wings-calendar-1680x1050.jpg
  70. 70 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wallpapers/june08/june08-wings-calendar-1600x1200.jpg
  71. 71 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wallpapers/june08/june08-wings-calendar-1920x1200.jpg
  72. 72 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wallpapers/june08/june08-wings-nocal-1600x1200.jpg
  73. 73 http://www.cajebo.com
  74. 74 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-june/full/junebug.jpg
  75. 75 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-june/full/junebug.jpg
  76. 76 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wallpapers/june08/june08-junebug-calendar-1280x960.jpg
  77. 77 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wallpapers/june08/june08-junebug-calendar-1600x1200.jpg
  78. 78 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wallpapers/june08/june08-junebug-calendar-1680x1050.jpg
  79. 79 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wallpapers/june08/june08-junebug-calendar-1900x1200.jpg
  80. 80 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wallpapers/june08/june08-junebug-nocal-1280x960.jpg
  81. 81 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wallpapers/june08/june08-junebug-nocal-1600x1200.jpg
  82. 82 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wallpapers/june08/june08-junebug-nocal-1680x1050.jpg
  83. 83 http://mhurrell.co.uk
  84. 84 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-june/full/date-time.jpg
  85. 85 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-june/full/date-time.jpg
  86. 86 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wallpapers/june08/june08-date-time-calendar-1280x960.jpg
  87. 87 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wallpapers/june08/june08-date-time-calendar-1600x1200.jpg
  88. 88 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wallpapers/june08/june08-date-time-calendar-1680x1050.jpg
  89. 89 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wallpapers/june08/june08-date-time-calendar-1920x1200.jpg
  90. 90 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wallpapers/june08/june08-date-time-nocal-1280x960.jpg
  91. 91 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wallpapers/june08/june08-date-time-nocal-1600x1200.jpg
  92. 92 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wallpapers/june08/june08-date-time-nocal-1680x1050.jpg
  93. 93 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wallpapers/june08/june08-date-time-nocal-1920x1200.jpg
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  1. 1

    First!!! Ya… I’m one of those people…

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  2. 2

    Nice. I really like Vlad’s work!

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  3. 3

    daniel.sedlacek

    May 30, 2008 6:05 am

    Hey guys come on, who in this days uses one monitor?? All the wallpapers I see all over the internet are square like … Widescreen please!!!!!

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  4. 4

    Simply AMAZING !!

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  5. 5

    Mitternacht

    May 30, 2008 6:17 am

    Wow, “June in Macedonia” is really beautiful and inspiring. And I love poppies. Thanks a lot for this great selection !

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  6. 6

    Thank you all! I look forward to these calendars every month now. Stunning stuff.

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  7. 7

    ferdinand (Franz Jeitz)

    May 30, 2008 6:29 am

    yay I made it into the selection. Looks like Bleed had the same inspiration like me when it comes to fonts :) Tribute is so beautiful!

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  8. 8

    Great collection, I really love the wallpaper from Vlad Gerasimov. It’s absolutely beautiful!

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  9. 9

    This is such a brilliant idea, many thanks to SM and to the contributing designers. Now my only problem is to decide between Vlad Gerasimov and Meri Donevska-Kosturanova. I’m off to google for a way of getting Windows to alternative the desktop image each day…

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  10. 10

    Wow!!!
    Great job Meri! Tribute (June in Macedonia) is simply PERFECT!!!!

    Thanks

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    John Moorehead

    May 30, 2008 7:14 am

    Thanks for these! It is nice to have a new wallpaper each month from Smashing.

    I suggest some kind of filter that blocks the the first post if you use the word “first”. We can’t handle the immense pressure of the first comment.

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  12. 12

    Really great backgrounds! I’ll start to use some of these now…

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  13. 13

    Amazing works …

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  14. 14

    They are all great but the DJ is simply awesome!

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  15. 15

    Are you sure....

    May 30, 2008 8:15 am

    Looks like “Tribute” should also credit Banksy for the use of the girl…

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Girl-Balloon-Limited-print-Banksy/dp/B0007SQT7S

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  16. 16

    Re: Are you sure…

    I was actually coming here to comment and mention the same thing, that image is a direct “rip” or copy of the work by Banksy and as such he should be credited as well.

    The wallpaper is beautiful, but give credit where credit is due.

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  17. 17

    Pavel Ciorici

    May 30, 2008 9:15 am

    Second of them is great!

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  18. 18

    Re: Are you sure…,Rich

    Thanks for commenting on the Banksy image, I remembered to give credit to Banksy while developing the design, but ultimately forgot to mention that in the brief description.
    I contacted Smashing Magazine Editors and as you can see, Banksy has been given proper credit!

    Thanks for your kind words ALL and thank you Vitaly for being so expeditive!

    Meri

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    Olariu Alex

    May 30, 2008 11:18 am

    yeay happy to be here :) awesome works from everyone !

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  20. 20

    Cleo Morgause

    May 30, 2008 12:50 pm

    Umbrella its my creation!!!!

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  21. 21

    Simon North

    May 30, 2008 3:47 pm

    Very nice, great idea as well

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  22. 22

    Awesome.
    Normally I see one that really stands out, but this month it’s going to be a hard choice which one I use.
    Thanks guys!

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  23. 23

    This is a great idea, beautiful images.

    The link for Stay Creative 1680×1050 with calendar (http://88.198.60.17/wallpapers/june08/june08-stay-creative-calendar-1680×1050.jpg) loads the 1920×1200 image.

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  24. 24

    Your Eternal Sunshine 1680×1050 is actually 500×312.

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  25. 25

    Yay for June wallpapers! I love this series you have going. Absolutely fabulous!

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  26. 26

    These are really cool wallpapers…………..

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  27. 27

    Meh!!

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  28. 28

    Fantasic !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! All of them

    Can’t wait for next month’s collection

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  29. 29

    Wonderful wallpaper by Vladstudio!

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  30. 30

    Vitaly Friedman & Sven Lennartz

    May 31, 2008 1:44 am

    @Rocco, eccentric: thank you, the images were updated.

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  31. 31

    Ummm.

    Was the retro one a reprint from last year? The dates are wrong.

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  32. 32

    FYI, The calendar for Retro June is incorrect. June 1st is a Sunday, not a Monday.

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  33. 33

    Why there are only few wallpapers with 5:4 proportions ? ; /
    I guess many people have monitors with 1280×1024 resolution :C

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  34. 34

    the calendar retro summer is wrong. This year june starts in sunday, not monday

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  35. 35

    i cant understand why when i save any off those walls the file is empty !! why ??

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  36. 36

    I would like to thank Vincent Vander Cruyssen for gracing my screen with an amazing work of art. The DeeJay rules, man!

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  37. 37

    Guys, there was a HUGE mistake, but now i’ve send the wallpapers whit the correct calendar to the editor.
    Sorry!!!

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  38. 38

    oh, by the way, i like June Bug, and June Feelings.
    Congrats!

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  39. 39

    Gustavs Cirulis

    May 31, 2008 1:35 pm

    This month they’re really great! Thumbs up.

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  40. 40

    As extraordinary collection as usual :)

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