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Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 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 30 free desktop wallpapers, created by 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 which wallpapers have we received for September?

Places in London Link

“All of the wallpapers are with the theme of various places in the city of London. These photos were taken as a part of a project for a friend studying architecture and they turned out so well that I decided to make them as wallpapers. You can also see a few more London Wallpapers which I posted on my blog.” Designed by Kishor Krishnamoorthi2 from Hyderabad, India / University of Essex, UK.

Smashing Wallpaper - September 20083
  • preview4 (0.6 Mb, jpg)
  • with calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200
  • without calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200
Smashing Wallpaper - September 20085
  • preview6 (0.6 Mb, jpg)
  • with calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200
  • without calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200
Smashing Wallpaper - September 20087
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  • with calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200
  • without calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200

Unknown Path Link

“Railroad photo by Richard Ryerson Photography9. Designed by Sean Canady10.

Smashing Wallpaper - September 200811
  • preview12 (0.6 Mb, jpg)
  • with calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200
  • without calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200

Jeans World Maps Link

Available in 12 desktop resolutions — both widescreen and fullscreen. Designed by Vlad Gerasimov13 from Irkutsk, Russia.

Smashing Wallpaper - August 200814
  • preview15 (0.15 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

Abstraction Link

“I designed this wallpaper because dark backgrounds work best for ease of use. I also put a fun funky abstract shape on the left side for an interesting composition.” Designed by Chad Engle16 from WV, USA.

Smashing Wallpaper - September 200817
  • preview18 (0.6 Mb, jpg)
  • with calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200
  • without calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200

Dangerous Dinner Link

“This wallpaper is an illustration about the underdog — never underestimate the little guys.” Designed by Tim Newton19 from United States.

Smashing Wallpaper - September 200820
  • preview21 (0.6 Mb, jpg)
  • with calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200
  • without calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200

Autumn Moonlight Link

“A photographer and his model shoot under the light of the full moon in autumn. As autumn approaches, what better to do than a photo shoot with the girl you love in the countryside?” Designed by Yin Shan Ho22 from Hong Kong, China.

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  • preview24 (0.6 Mb, jpg)
  • with calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200
  • without calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200

Sacred Tree of Wisdom Link

“The theme for my wallpaper i got from the Kung Fu Panda movie. There is a Sacred Peach Tree of Wisdom which master Oolong planted. I liked the colors of it especially the moment when master left the earth along with the leaves. This magical feeling I’ve tried to show in the wallpaper also.” Designed by Tanya Shevkunova25 from New York, USA.

Smashing Wallpaper - September 200826

Sommerende Link

“Photo by Anja Gronwald · Photoshop by André Barges.” Designed by Loading-Now30 from Rostock, Germany.

Smashing Wallpaper - September 200831

Hat Fashion Link

“This design came about from an illustration that I did after being inspired by some old fashion magazine covers and illustrations that I’d been looking through. The final product is very different from my original point of departure which was much more summery, but hopefully it fits better now as we’re moving into fall.” Designed by Tessa Matsuzaki38 from Vancouver, Canada.

Smashing Wallpaper - September 200839

Surrealism Phantasmagorical Link

“I wanted to put together a surreal dreamlike design born out of a simple image. 2 of my friends are in the main picture taken on a walk around the city one overcast sunday afternoon. The idea was to bring some kind of life into what it’s like in a city – even when it’s not sunny – but with a twisted futuristic edge and yet still organic.” Designed by Richard Hopkinson from Manchester, UK.

Smashing Wallpaper - September 200849

Forgotten Beigns Link

“This wallpaper is inspired in my last flash site “Seres de los Reinos olvidados” (Beigns from the forgotten Kigdoms, in english) a Fairy tales site for kids. Designed by Camilo Jones59 from Medellin, Colombia.

Smashing Wallpaper - September 200860

Seasons Autumn Link

“The motivation behind the work lies in Finland’s beautiful landscapes and scenery. The idea to do this came when I was at a cottage this summer. I wanted to capture the true essence of this beautiful season. Go out and enjoy it. It’s colourful and quiet.” Designed by Miikka Saari70 from Finland.

Smashing Wallpaper - September 200871

Red Green Orange Link

“It was very hot week, with temperatures above 36oC, and it look like asphalt was melting. I was sitting in my favourite caffe drinking “campari-juice” and there was one slice of orange in glass, and it was looking so refreshing.” Designed by Nikola Lazarevic81 from Serbia.

Smashing Wallpaper - September 200882

Gentle Temper Link

“I am trying to create a vigorous image with a blend of gentle and soft side of the sea. There is always a cycle at work in nature, an understanding almost that forces are to work hand in hand. I hope to convince people to experience this aspect of nature with my wallpaper. “Gentle Temper” is inspired by poet, John Keats’ “On The Sea” poem. The words “gentle” and “temper” beside each other provide an interesting paradox.” Designed by Ee Venn Soh92 from Malaysia.

Smashing Wallpaper - September 200893

Pupil People Link

“The story is pretty simple – some of my friends are teachers and I know how they miss their scamp children on the second day of vacation already. So here we are, September is here and they’ve got a chance to love each other again.” Designed by Karel Hejkal103 from Litvínov, Czech Republic.

Smashing Wallpaper - September 2008104

On The 197 Link

“This girl was in front of me on the 197, Rosemont, the bus I take everyday to commute. She was extremely unquiet, I’m happy with the result, though.” Designed by Patricia Montero de Cabana114.

Smashing Wallpaper - September 2008115

Autumn Rasta Colors Link

“I love the colors of the falling leafs in autumn, the green, yellow and red leafs reminds me the rastafarian culture and reggae music. Also, September is a very rainy month in my city. This is how I represents this concepts.” Designed by Jon Garza127 from Mexico.

Smashing Wallpaper - September 2008128

Yosemite Beauty Link

“I shot this photo last year in the Yosemite National Park. The natural beauty inspired me and because of I shot it in September I thought it’s a perfect base for a wallpaper for this month.” Designed by Manuel Ressel134 from Germany.

Smashing Wallpaper - September 2008135
  • preview136 (0.6 Mb, jpg)
  • with calendar: 1024×768, 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200
  • without calendar: 1024×768, 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200

When type meets texture Link

“I wanted to experiment with both type and texture. This wallpaper is the result.” Designed by Greg Ponchak137 from United States.

Smashing Wallpaper - September 2008138
  • preview139 (0.6 Mb, jpg)
  • with calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200
  • without calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200

Goodbye Holidays Link

“This wallpaper it´s a little bit melancolic with the holidays: car, beach umbrella, happiness, postcard, picture… In september leaf start to dry and i have impress in the wallpaper; we say goodbye to the holidays, a lot of people is sad but we can start watching the beauty of the nature.” Designed by Baskontix from the Basque Country.

Smashing Wallpaper - September 2008140
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Vectors in Front Link

“Think about the preponderance of concept. Lapses of fluence like first stammerings of the form. Sketches. The polysemy of the image. The chaos like rhythm. The golden rule. Intuition, feelings and colours. Vectors in front. The independence of taste.” Designed by Martin Pruvost from Argentina.

Smashing Wallpaper - September 2008142
  • preview143 (0.6 Mb, jpg)
  • with calendar: 800×600, 1024×768, 1280×960, 1440×900, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200
  • without calendar: 800×600, 1024×768, 1280×960, 1440×900, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200

Splatter Link

“This started out as inspiration piece for the redesign of my site, but the more I started fooling around the more it became clear that this would be more appropriate as a wallpaper. So – tada!” Designed by Elly144 from New Zealand.

Smashing Wallpaper - September 2008145
  • preview146 (0.6 Mb, jpg)
  • with calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200
  • without calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200

All you need is feed Link

“The idea is simple, all you need is within reach of a feed. God bless you XML!” Designed by Eduardo Cruz147 from Oaxaca, México. The RSS-icon was designed by Dirceu Veiga148 and is available for free download149.

Smashing Wallpaper - September 2008150
  • preview151 (0.6 Mb, jpg)
  • with calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200
  • without calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200

Cacao Mood Link

“This idea comes from our studio name, Cacao-Büro, and it shows what we feel when we design, we are happy because we design, like a little boy with a chocolate bar.” Designed by Cacao Büro152 from Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Smashing Wallpaper - September 2008153
  • preview154 (0.6 Mb, jpg)
  • with calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1900×1200
  • without calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1900×1200

Skulls Link

“My September wallpaper was inspired by all the death I have experienced around me over the past year. Friends, family, and loved ones not losing their lives, rather beginning new ones. I found a verse in scripture that really stood out to me about what was going on around me – Death has been swallowed up in victory. ” Designed by Mike Monts De Oca from United States.

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  • preview156 (0.6 Mb, jpg)
  • with calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200
  • without calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200

Return to work Link

“For the calendar of this month I have wanted to treat the idea of the farewell of the summer and the return to the work. The aim is to inject adrenaline whom it sees in order that it begins the new labour year with a lot of energy. Now we have to correct days in the calendar until the next holidays come.” Designed by Alba Soler157 from Spain.

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  • preview159 (0.6 Mb, jpg)
  • with calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200

Miscellaneous Days Link

“This is another version of my monthly calendar about GTD (“Getting things dropped”) on your desktop: you can use the calendar to drag all the files on your desktop to certain days, when you expect to (hopefully) be working on them. If you didn’t make it – no prob – just drag them to the next day!” Designed by Michael Schmidt160 from Vienna, Austria.

Smashing Wallpaper - September 2008161
  • preview162 (0.6 Mb, jpg)
  • with calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200

Independence Day Of Chechen Republic of Ichkeria Link

“When September comes it remind me of 6th September 1991 when my lovely country Chechnya was came into being. So, I am dedicating this wallpaper to all the people of my country. This wallpaper contains coat of arms of Chechnya (which have been modified by me).” Designed by CheDesigner from Chechnya.

Smashing Wallpaper - September 2008163
  • preview164 (0.6 Mb, jpg)
  • with calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200
  • without calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200

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 September we’ll receive as many entries as in August. Join in next month165 and smashing September, folks!

Footnotes Link

  1. 1 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/03/19/desktop-wallpaper-calendar-join-in/
  2. 2 http://www.krishnamoorthi.com
  3. 3 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-september/full/streets-of-london.jpg
  4. 4 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-september/full/streets-of-london.jpg
  5. 5 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-september/full/stpauls.jpg
  6. 6 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-september/full/stpauls.jpg
  7. 7 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-september/full/london-eye.jpg
  8. 8 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-september/full/london-eye.jpg
  9. 9 http://www.flickr.com/photos/bluebomberx
  10. 10 http://www.seancanady.com
  11. 11 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-september/full/unknown-path.jpg
  12. 12 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-september/full/unknown-path.jpg
  13. 13 http://www.vladstudio.com/home/
  14. 14 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-september/full/jeans_world_map.jpg
  15. 15 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-september/full/jeans_world_map.jpg
  16. 16 http://www.ceaweed.com
  17. 17 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-september/full/abstraction.jpg
  18. 18 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-september/full/abstraction.jpg
  19. 19 http://www.creativeleakdesigns.com
  20. 20 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-september/full/dinner.jpg
  21. 21 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-september/full/dinner.jpg
  22. 22 http://dagorath.deviantart.com
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  24. 24 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-september/full/night.jpg
  25. 25 http://gypsy84.deviantart.com/
  26. 26 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-september/full/tree.jpg
  27. 27 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-september/full/tree.jpg
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  29. 29 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wallpapers/september08/september08-tree-nocal-1920x1200.jpg
  30. 30 http://www.loading-now.de
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  58. 58 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wallpapers/september08/september08-surrealism-nocal-1900x1200.jpg
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  112. 112 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wallpapers/september08/september08-karel-hejkal-nocal-1680x1050.jpg
  113. 113 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wallpapers/september08/september08-karel-hejkal-nocal-1920x1200.jpg
  114. 114 http://www.cabanadigital.com
  115. 115 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-september/full/busgirl.jpg
  116. 116 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-september/full/busgirl.jpg
  117. 117 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wallpapers/september08/september08-busgirl-calendar-800x600.jpg
  118. 118 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wallpapers/september08/september08-busgirl-calendar-1024x768.jpg
  119. 119 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wallpapers/september08/september08-busgirl-calendar-1280x800.jpg
  120. 120 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wallpapers/september08/september08-busgirl-calendar-1280x1024.jpg
  121. 121 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wallpapers/september08/september08-busgirl-calendar-1440x900.jpg
  122. 122 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wallpapers/september08/september08-busgirl-nocal-800x600.jpg
  123. 123 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wallpapers/september08/september08-busgirl-nocal-1024x768.jpg
  124. 124 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wallpapers/september08/september08-busgirl-nocal-1280x800.jpg
  125. 125 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wallpapers/september08/september08-busgirl-nocal-1280x1024.jpg
  126. 126 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wallpapers/september08/september08-busgirl-nocal-1440x900.jpg
  127. 127 http://studio.jon-garza.com
  128. 128 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-september/full/rasta.jpg
  129. 129 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-september/full/rasta.jpg
  130. 130 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wallpapers/september08/september08-rasta-calendar-1280x960.jpg
  131. 131 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wallpapers/september08/september08-rasta-calendar-1600x1200.jpg
  132. 132 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wallpapers/september08/september08-rasta-calendar-1680x1050.jpg
  133. 133 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wallpapers/september08/september08-rasta-calendar-1920x1200.jpg
  134. 134 http://manuelressel.com
  135. 135 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-september/full/yosemite-beauty.jpg
  136. 136 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-september/full/yosemite-beauty.jpg
  137. 137 http://www.gregponchak.com
  138. 138 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-september/full/type.jpg
  139. 139 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-september/full/type.jpg
  140. 140 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-september/full/goodbyeholidays.jpg
  141. 141 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-september/full/goodbyeholidays.jpg
  142. 142 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-september/full/vector.jpg
  143. 143 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-september/full/vector.jpg
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  145. 145 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-september/full/splatter.jpg
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  151. 151 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-september/full/aynif.jpg
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  154. 154 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-september/full/cacao.jpg
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  1. 1

    First..!!!

    This post is incredible..!!

    Congratulations..!!

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    ahh..!!
    The next month I participate..!!
    Sorry for my english..!

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  3. 3

    Same here
    Next month I’m in.

    Cheers!

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    Link to the 1440×900 version of the „On the 197” wallpaper with calendar points to a version without calendar.

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    Excellent collection as always. I think the sugust collection was much better though.
    I am using “unknown path”
    Anyways digg it guys if you like it.

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    Damn I’m in love with these wallpapers every month

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    Really cool wallpapers. Thanks :-)

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    Great designs. Thanks for these.

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    This is the first time that I couldn’t find one that I liked… I guess I’ll have to make my own

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    Exelent for wide!

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    Beautiful as always. I really hang for the new monthly wallpapers now. The hardest part is choosing one (or two – thanks displayfusion).

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    Edit: Distinct lack of 1280 x 1024 papers this month. :(

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    I am very grateful to the artists and designers for so kindly giving your time and talent to this. I look forward keenly to the new desktops each month, and once again they are of a very high standard. Thank you all, and Smashing magazine, very much.

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    anyone has 1440*900 version of the Abstraction?

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    Fantastic! My favourite is the Yosemite Beauty wallpaper – just stunning!

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    Ah, these are all gorgeous!

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    “When type meets texture” has the wrong dates.

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    I came across this blog about a week ago and I find myself excited for new posts from you guys. Thanks!!

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    iPhone resolutions, please! :)

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    I subscribe to the RSS feed for the magazine. While I find many of the articles interesting, it is the monthly collection of wallpapers that keeps me coming back. I tend to go for the ones that are bizarre and/or cartoonish. Thus, for me, “Dangerous Dinner” is this month’s pick!

    Thanks to all the artists that give their time to create these wallpapers. They’re always terrific and very much appreciated!

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    Most excellent ! These are spectacular. Now I just have to decide. :)

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    the wallpaper “when type meets texture” has an inaccurate calendar.

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    Hi, editors!
    Thanks very much for including my “Vectors In Front” calendar to the list! I am very happy! Another great selection. Gorgeous calendars!
    I think “Jeans World Maps” by Vlad Gerasimov rocks! Beautiful work, Vlad. Congratulations!

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    hi,….
    i think “When type meets texture” calendar is wrong, because september 1st, 2008 not on Tuesday, but on Monday…..

    Thanx

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    Nikita Kondraskov

    August 31, 2008 7:18 pm

    Yes, very beautiful indeed.
    The calender on the wallpaper really saves some space in the taskbar.

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    Thanks a lot to Vitaly and Sven for featuring my wallpapers! =)

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    Great collection of wallpapers…
    Cheers!

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    Great designs! I especially like “Abstraction”. It’s very simple, perfect for a desktop background.

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    Thank you Smashing Magazine for featuring my wallpaper. I look forward to October’s designs!

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    Ee Venn Soh (EIII)

    August 31, 2008 9:31 pm

    Thanks for featuring “Gentle Temper”

    Cheers,
    http://www.behance.net/vennsoh

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    This one: “When type meets texture” have one Error !
    First of September is Monday ;)….not Fr….anyway :D

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    Babul A. Mukherjee

    August 31, 2008 9:37 pm

    Thanks so much! I so look forward to your selections each month and picking my favorite for my desktop.

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    not so great..wallpapers…eariler one were better

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    Is Splatter one in 2009 yet ?!

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    links of the first one without calendar have calendar in it :(

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    Thanks for featuring my wallpaper.
    Jeans World Maps is a really great artwork. And I love the sketches by Patricia. Great work.

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    I was going to use Splatter as my desktop for this month, but then noticed that the date said 2009. That’s a bit daft, isn’t it?

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    Great wallpapers this month! Thanx to you all…

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    I love what I see, but I would love even more a larger number of two-screen outfits (2560+ pixels wide)

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