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Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: October 2008

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 40 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 what wallpapers have we received for October?

Sad Autumn Link

“I wish a dark autumn to contrast with the leaves colors; I want to feel the cold and the chilled wind. I want to feel the warm of my loved one’s arms, in a cold raining day.” Designed by Rogers Sampaio from Portugal.

Smashing Wallpaper - October 20082
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Theme Art Link

“Inspiration behind this came from reading one of your articles about Rainbows, Glows and Light Effects and draws inspiration from a fairy tale forest scene.” Designed by Peter Simmons from UK.

Smashing Wallpaper - October 20084
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Spy Secret: “October Files” Link

“Found an old 35mm film canister and few negatives in my drawer and that’s how i got idea. spy secret: “october files”. This is the result.” Designed by Nikola Lazarevic6 from Serbia.

Smashing Wallpaper - October 20087
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Still Life: Flamandian Link

“This is an autumn still life. I wanted to create something in baroque stile, at warm honey background.” Designed by Valeria Kuzminskaya9 from Ukraine.

Smashing Wallpaper - October 200810
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Dolphins Link

Available in 12 desktop resolutions — both widescreen and fullscreen. Designed by Vlad Gerasimov12 from Irkutsk, Russia.

Smashing Wallpaper - September 200813
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Autumn Tree Link

“Inspired by how trees look like this season I designed a tree with all of Autumns colours in a creative way, which also matches my websites’ ‘smoky’ theme.” Designed by Irene Demetri5415 from Greece.

Smashing Wallpaper - October 200816
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Tribute to Madam Butterfly Link

Designed by Maryam Kazerooni18.

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Fly By – Halloween Link

“This wallpaper celebrates Halloween. My motivation was of course Halloween, flying witches and the awesome wallpapers that have come before on Smashing Magazine.” Designed by Mya Leigh21 from the USA.

Smashing Wallpaper - October 200822
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Things Link

“October for me is the Autumn month and I wanted to express this season in terms of colour. The design can also be seen as a battle between Summer (red) and Winter (blue/green). It’s the first time I tried the whole retro/space thing and I added a bit of grunge to it.” Designed by Franz Jeitz24 from Luxembourg.

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Mess of fire Link

“Lately I’ve been trough a lot of different emotions, so I thought this mess of fire would explain how i feel. The photo was taken at a concert by me.” Designed by Esther Trillo27 from Spain.

Smashing Wallpaper - October 200828
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Good Morning Sunshine Link

“This is the fruit of my original creative brainstorming sessions trying to come up with fun and interesting elements to dress up my blog, which is a variation of the popular Fresh News theme. I'm a huge fan of wood and other tactile textures in my work, so I began with a rich, dark backdrop (Darker Wood by Paul Ensane30), then I went to town layering elements over it while trying to keep plenty of open space for icon placement.

Several formats available for download and even more available at my little blog if you're interested.” Designed by Brandon R Jones31 from Southern California, United States.

Smashing Wallpaper - October 200832
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Noodle Soup and a grilled cheese sandwich Link

“October is the month when we start to notice the change of season. The weather is changing and we often get sick and appreciate staying home. Noodle soup and a grilled cheese sandwich is the food for those days of strongest Fall feeling in my memory. It is not just food, it is a translation of a special kind of mood.” Designed by Fellowsisters33 from Spain.

Smashing Wallpaper - October 200834
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Autumn can be beautiful, too Link

“”Im a designer from York, UK and its that time of year “Autumn” when everything looks so life less and empty so with this illustration i wanted to capture Autumn but show that it can still be beautiful.” Designed by Max Stanworth36.

Smashing Wallpaper - October 200837
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Happy Designer Link

“This wallpaper represents what I feel every day since I discovered the site. Smashing Magazine often brought me inspiration, tools, techniques. Consequently, I am a happy designer. ;-) With Smashing Magazine, they feel so well. It is what I wanted to express here.” Designed by Gaëtan Pichon39 from Strasbourg, France.

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London Sky through the London Eye Link

“This photo was taken while I was back home in England last month. It was a great day and the colour of the sky was fantastic. I loved how the viewpoint turned out. You won’t tell from the photo but it was very crowded that day and it was difficult to get good photos – I loved this one though. I used my Canon Powershot G9 for this photo.” Created by Haitham Ali42 from London, England.

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Halloween Chocolate Link

“I wanted to center it around Halloween so I made the accent color orange and kept the base color a rich brown because it is signifying all the chocolate and candy you get during Halloween.” Designed by Blake Phillips45.

Smashing Wallpaper - October 200846
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Women October Link

“I designed this wallpaper with Halloween in mind, which occurs at the end of the month. Rather than a straight up scary monster design I created a more subtle and slightly gothic design based on Eve and the apple.” Designed by Stefan Bialoszewski48 from UK.

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The Countryside Link

“Last sunshine in the countryside. Motivation: I live in the countryside and I love it. I see this wonderful landscape and I want to share it with others!” Designed by Ecmedia di Cucco Elisa51 from Italy.

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Smoky Explosion Link

“This wallpaper is inspired by my new website, and i have named it ‘smoky explosion’. Many bright colours on a rather dark background, which is my favorite style at the moment.” Designed by Irene Demetri5415 from Greece.

Smashing Wallpaper - October 200855
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Sunset Link

“Sunset in St. Augustine, Florida to remind me to not waste time while I’m working on my computer.” Designed by Jak Krumholtz57 from the USA.

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Little Place Of Happiness Link

Designed by Orid Dichter.

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Old October Link

“The sunny days are over and the predominant colors you see at this time of the year are those of the “rusty” dry leaves and that of the cloudy gray sky.Using a photograph of an old ship (that I’ve taken not so long ago), I tried to transmute the way that i see this month into an imperfect image.” Designed by Tudorica Andrei from Romania.

Smashing Wallpaper - October 200862
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Stitch Link

Designed by Agata Ogrocka64 from Poland.

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Spooktacular Link

“We love october! Halloween rocks! We normally create a promotional item to send to our clients each month… We figured why not create a calendar and submit to our favorite online publication, smashing.” Designed by Joven Orozco Design67 from Newport Beach, CA, USA.

Smashing Wallpaper - October 200868
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Halloscene Link

“Halloscene is a vector illustration. A full moon, a webby fence, orange and black could only mean one thing… The motivation behind the design: Halloween has been my favorite holiday since I was a kid. I wanted to do something that really said Halloween, without going the (too) obvious route. I tend to go for these kinds of clean, limited palette illustrations.” Designed by Leslie Tane Design70 from the USA.

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That 60’s Halloween Link

“We came out with the idea barely out of nowhere. We are two design studios from Buenos Aires, Argentina that are merging together into an interactive agency and wanted to create a creative piece to celebrate Halloween and the end of our old companies. The figure of Marilyn Monroe came out of a joke (a very bad one) and we integrated it somehow to the Halloween theme. The illustration was done by Alan Akerman and the artwork by Fernando Maclen73.”

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October Monster(s) Link

“What is the month of the monsters? When is their birthday?… Definitely in October!” Designed by Bleed from Mexico.

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Dreado Link

Designed by Jeff Anderson80.

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Halloween Wood Link

Designed by Luminita Sirghi.

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Columbus Dream Link

“I love the shape of the American continent, and this is a great opportunity to design something about it.” Designed by Jon Garza85 from Mexico.

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Urban and Rural Link

Designed by Aurel Kurtula from United Kingdom.

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Simple Link

“Here is October wallpaper, I just wanted to play with Illustrator tools and make a simple look wallpaper for this month.” Designed by Pushparaj90.

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Siva Link

“Siva is the Hindu god of destruction. Siva is also considered the god of the yogis and ascetics. He is the embodiment of serenity, renunciation and indifference to the world. Motivation: Besides doing web designs I’m also a yoga teacher and avid practitioner – I designed the Siva because of those interests.” Designed by Anne Douglas93 from the USA.

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Ichabod Crane Link

“Being October, my wallpaper is a theme based on the character Ichabod Crane, form the Legend of Sleepy Hollow. This is the time of year for spooks and things that go bump in the night. So when I was painting a local covered bridge -it wasn’t too hard to imagine my character, “clopping” along after dusk.” Created by Brian D. Payne96 from the USA.

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Street Art Link

“Fly on wall street art October Calendar.” Designed by Liz Andrade99.

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Refreshing Acorn Taste Link

“The inspiration for this design was simple – I wanted to create a funny, colorful wallpaper that I would personally be excited to download. Who doesn’t like burgers and fries? Add some acorns in…and voila! The perfect desktop background!” Designed by Karina Pixel Pixie from Acorn Creative102.

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Lady Autumn Link

“‘Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.’ – Albert Camus.” Designed by Lety Gidea105 from Romania.

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Electronic Eros Link

“Done in Photoshop Cs, the concept is one warm and cold image in turn, people believe that digital art can not have feelings, and I believe that art is not on the stand if not on what the artist wants to convey to others.” Created by Miguel Angel Lozada from Mexico.

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Hands at Square Victoria Link

“There was a problem at the orange line that day after work and, as the subway stopped for a while, I had time enough to draw this guy’s hands. I think he didn’t realized he was my model ;)” Designed by Patricia Montero de Cabana110.

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Miscellaneous Days Link

“Third version of the miscellaneous days calendar – for October it’s brighter and greener (though October won’t be) and the boxes are gone: I think it’s more likely to loosely group your desktop items around the days you plan to be working on them. It’s like when you say, e.g.: “I’ll be working on that around Monday!” Designed by Michael Schmidt113 from Vienna, Austria.

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Orange Bus Link

“The old Volkswagen Split Screens looks superb, and placed in a slick looking environment — it really stands out the way it deserves. I love using old (vintage) items combined with new (modern) designs. It uses my all time favourite colour combo, orange and blue. However, the blue background is quite “de-saturated”, so it won’t interfere with the colour of people’s Photoshop documents. I hope everyone who loves VW camper vans and surfing will download this calendar.” Designed by Torunn Seim Skrogstad from Newcastle, United Kingdom.

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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 October we’ll receive as many entries as in September. Join in next month118 and smashing October, folks!

Footnotes Link

  1. 1 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/03/19/desktop-wallpaper-calendar-join-in/
  2. 2 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/sad-autumn.jpg
  3. 3 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/sad-autumn.jpg
  4. 4 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/theme-art.jpg
  5. 5 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/theme-art.jpg
  6. 6 http://www.webexpedition18.com
  7. 7 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/spy-secret.jpg
  8. 8 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/spy-secret.jpg
  9. 9 http://www.weblancer.net/users/Edberrot/portfolio/
  10. 10 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/still-life.jpg
  11. 11 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/still-life.jpg
  12. 12 http://www.vladstudio.com/home/
  13. 13 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/dolphins.jpg
  14. 14 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/dolphins.jpg
  15. 15 http://www.youandigraphics.com
  16. 16 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/autumn-tree.jpg
  17. 17 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/autumn-tree.jpg
  18. 18 http://coroflot.com/nileland76
  19. 19 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/butterfly.jpg
  20. 20 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/butterfly.jpg
  21. 21 http://www.myaleigh.com
  22. 22 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/fly-by-halloween.jpg
  23. 23 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/fly-by-halloween.jpg
  24. 24 http://www.fudgegraphics.com
  25. 25 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/things.jpg
  26. 26 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/things.jpg
  27. 27 http://www.esthertrillo.com
  28. 28 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/fire.jpg
  29. 29 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/fire.jpg
  30. 30 http://paulensane.deviantart.com/art/Darker-Wood-66066645
  31. 31 http://www.makedesignnotwar.com/
  32. 32 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/sunshine.jpg
  33. 33 http://www.fellowsisters.com/
  34. 34 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/kitchen.jpg
  35. 35 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/kitchen.jpg
  36. 36 http://www.designshard.com/
  37. 37 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/autumn-can-be-beautiful-too.jpg
  38. 38 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/autumn-can-be-beautiful-too.jpg
  39. 39 http://www.higherweb.fr
  40. 40 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/happy-designer.jpg
  41. 41 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/happy-designer.jpg
  42. 42 http://www.higherweb.fr
  43. 43 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/london-sky.jpg
  44. 44 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/london-sky.jpg
  45. 45 http://www.vibradesign.com
  46. 46 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/chocolate.jpg
  47. 47 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/chocolate.jpg
  48. 48 http://www.inspiredpixels.co.uk
  49. 49 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/women.jpg
  50. 50 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/women.jpg
  51. 51 http://www.ec-media.it
  52. 52 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/countryside.jpg
  53. 53 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/countryside.jpg
  54. 54 http://www.youandigraphics.com
  55. 55 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/smoky-explosion.jpg
  56. 56 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/smoky-explosion.jpg
  57. 57 http://www.staugustinepics.com
  58. 58 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/sunset.jpg
  59. 59 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/sunset.jpg
  60. 60 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/happiness.jpg
  61. 61 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/happiness.jpg
  62. 62 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/old-october.jpg
  63. 63 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/old-october.jpg
  64. 64 http://agatha.890m.com
  65. 65 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/stitch.jpg
  66. 66 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/stitch.jpg
  67. 67 http://jovenville.com
  68. 68 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/joven.jpg
  69. 69 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/joven.jpg
  70. 70 http://www.leslietanedesign.com
  71. 71 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/halloscene.jpg
  72. 72 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/halloscene.jpg
  73. 73 http://www.puertobaires.com
  74. 74 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/halloween.jpg
  75. 75 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/halloween.jpg
  76. 76 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/monster.jpg
  77. 77 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/monster.jpg
  78. 78 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/monster-alternative.jpg
  79. 79 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/monster-alternative.jpg
  80. 80 http://prongo.com
  81. 81 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/prongo.jpg
  82. 82 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/prongo.jpg
  83. 83 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/halloween-wood.jpg
  84. 84 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/halloween-wood.jpg
  85. 85 http://studio.jon-garza.com
  86. 86 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/columbus-dream.jpg
  87. 87 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/columbus-dream.jpg
  88. 88 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/urban.jpg
  89. 89 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/urban.jpg
  90. 90 http://www.stockgraphicdesigns.com
  91. 91 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/simple.jpg
  92. 92 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/simple.jpg
  93. 93 http://ohlalaweb.com
  94. 94 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/siva.jpg
  95. 95 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/siva.jpg
  96. 96 http://www.brianpaynestudio.com
  97. 97 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/crane.jpg
  98. 98 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/crane.jpg
  99. 99 http://cmdshiftdesign.com
  100. 100 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/street-art.jpg
  101. 101 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/street-art.jpg
  102. 102 http://www.acorncreative.com
  103. 103 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/burger.jpg
  104. 104 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/burger.jpg
  105. 105 http://www.flickr.com/photos/letitia19/
  106. 106 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/lady.jpg
  107. 107 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/lady.jpg
  108. 108 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/electronic-eros.jpg
  109. 109 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/electronic-eros.jpg
  110. 110 http://www.cabanadigital.com
  111. 111 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/victoria.jpg
  112. 112 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/victoria.jpg
  113. 113 http://www.misc.at
  114. 114 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/miscellaneous-days.jpg
  115. 115 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/miscellaneous-days.jpg
  116. 116 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/orange-bus.jpg
  117. 117 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-october/full/orange-bus.jpg
  118. 118 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/03/19/desktop-wallpaper-calendar-join-in/
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    Will use ’em all!!!
    Thanks, Smashing, again!!!

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  3. 3

    wow nice one!

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  4. 4

    Some of them are great, some not. I like the variety though.

    Thank you, Smashing!

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  5. 5

    :x sunshine and countryside

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  6. 6

    woohoo!

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  7. 7

    Very nice, thanks for sharing SM!
    October looks better now. :)

    Joffrey,
    Geek and Hype

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    Very nicely done! Aesthetically pleasing and functional. I ganked about ten of ’em to use all month. Thanks!

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  9. 9

    “Little Place Of Happiness” uses the “Smoky Explosion” desc…

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  10. 10

    Brilliant wallpapers! Congratulations to all artists! Design keeps on moving! Another fresh breeze of art and good taste…

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  11. 11

    What Happened with Paty from Mexico, haven’t she sent you her Wallpaper anymore ? Her proposale of october is awsome check it here : http://www.ton3.net/?p=437
    Thanks

    Jerome

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  12. 12

    Awesome, as usual.
    Thanks guys!

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  13. 13

    Very nice!! thanks =D

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  14. 14

    The calendar that appears for the “Happy Designer” background starts two days earlier than it should :P

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  15. 15

    Very nice list of wallpares, my favorite is Happy Designer ;)
    But I will whining again… What happend with 1280×1024 screen resolution?
    It is not a problem to resize wallpaper, but 1208×1024 is not so rare resolution… so what happend?

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  16. 16

    no one cares about 1024×768 anymore…

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  17. 17

    … but thank u! the inspiration’s always welcome! some great stuff…

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    Lolz. You can tell if the designer is using a Mac or not just by the placement of the calendar in the wallpaper :D

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    Hey Guys.

    Awesome collection. What a shame there are non for dual screen displays…

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    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I hate the damn watermarks! Those are some ugly wallpapers anyways, so I guess it doesn’t matter.

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