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Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: January 2009

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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 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 which wallpapers have we received for January 2009?

In With The New Link

"I know that you require entrants to send in their work at least 2 days early and I admit that this is pushing it. I know that you’ll do your best as this took a fair bit of time hence the late entry.

This entry basically reflects releasing the old and embracing the new. The whole concept is revolving around something big and embracing it as well as accepting it with style." Designed by Umer Tahir from Calgary, Canada.

Smashing Wallpaper - january 092
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  • with calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200
  • without calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200

Think New Link

"January brings a new year, a new U.S. president and a new beginning. Inauguration Day, January 20, 2009" Designed by Mediumjones4 from USA.

Smashing Wallpaper - january 095
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  • without calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200

Ethnic Link

"Ethnic Colors of India. I thought of making a wallpaper with traditional touch and here it is. Wish u all a Better ’09, Happy New Year!" Designed by Laxman Koushik7 from India.

Smashing Wallpaper - january 098
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  • with calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200
  • without calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200

December is dead Link

"Everyone who watched the first 1989 Batman movie, probably remembers the quote of the birth of Joker – “Jack? Jack is dead my friend. You can call me… Joker.”, so here it is, with just a bit of a 2008 Dark Knight’s flavor sprinkled over the no-calendar version." Designed by Mariusz Ciesla from Poland.

Smashing Wallpaper - january 0910
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  • with calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200
  • without calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200

Readers Link

"There are cartoon girl and a spider, which are reading wonderful letter." Designed by Valeria Kuzminskaya12 from Ukraine.

Smashing Wallpaper - january 0913
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  • without calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200

Odd World Link

"The objects in this wallpaper are separately rendered in 3d Max and Zbrush then finalized in photoshop software. The motivation behind this wallpaper was to portray an odd ,colorful and seductive world that you would like to watch it but never wish to be there.I hope you will like it." Designed by Kasra Safavinia15.

Smashing Wallpaper - january 0916
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  • without calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200

Digital art Link

"Everyday Coffee, some how i use abstract, i not used days on top just for indication i used coffee mug for sunday. we have off on sunday." Designed by Girish Chaudhary18 from Pune, India.

Smashing Wallpaper - january 0919
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  • with calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200

When Dreams Find Inspiration Link

"Our aim with this design? To capture the wonder and amazement that children experience every day of their young lives." Designed by David Pritchett “The Random Group” from Toronto, Canada.

Smashing Wallpaper - january 0921
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  • without calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200

Trees Link

"This picture was taken at the cost of the East See in North Germany, late December 2008. These old trees catched my attention. Looking upward, their branches merged in front of the grey blue sky. They seemed to wait for the New Year to come and for the next spring to continue where they stopped last autumn." Designed by Hans-Georg Krejci .

Smashing Wallpaper - january 0923
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  • with calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200
  • without calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200

Happy New Year Link

"The image that appears was done by us in a session of photos of Christmas in order to congratulate the year. We think that the new year is going to be very good and for this reason we want that it is a good year for everybody." Designed by Eva Casado Elegido25 from Spain.

Smashing Wallpaper - january 0926
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  • without calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200

Photography Alaska Link

"At a time of year when most people are jovial I chose to embrace the potential darker side of the season. The theme of this wallpaper and photo is loneliness. Having spent time in Alaska during the winter the concept of loneliness and the realities of Alaska go hand in hand thus the name.

Ultimately I wanted to toy with light. In the end the photo was too full of emptiness not to do something with it." Designed by Bryce from USA.

Smashing Wallpaper - january 0928
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  • without calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200

Illustration Year of the Cow Link

"How fast a new year comes in. The Chinese Zodiac animal of 2009 is busy celebrating the new year in winter wonderland style." Designed by Jolene Judziewicz30 from USA.

Smashing Wallpaper - january 0931
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  • without calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200

Typography Lustrous New Year Link

"My idea behind this wallpaper is that the new year brings in a clean slate for everyone! As midnight hits, we all enter January with new goals, dreams, and high hopes for a blessed year! Everything from the previous year can slowly be forgotten as we forge a new year in our life! This wallpaper was also designed with the focal point of the desktop in mind. Both PC and Mac users align their icons on the left or right side. Having the text and calendar in the middle would have it stay away from all the clutter of a desktop!" Designed by Anthony Nguyen from USA.

Smashing Wallpaper - january 0933
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  • without calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200

Two Zero Zero Nine Link

"January 2009, the start of another new year. Time is travelling faster than ever, demonstrated by a simple figure of 2009 written in clouds." Designed by Milan35 from UK.

Smashing Wallpaper - january 0936
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  • without calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200

ART-The effort Link

"This is the calendar design I created fot January 2009. " Designed by Murat SIR from Turkey.

Smashing Wallpaper - january 0938
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  • with calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200

Winter – Ice? Link

"The result of an hour long staring at a frozen window." Designed by Makhsut Kutlukov.

Smashing Wallpaper - january 0940
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My Fragile world Link

Designed by Maryam Kazerooni42 from USA.

Smashing Wallpaper - january 0943
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  • without calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200

Blaze of Light Link

Designed by Oliver Twardowski45 from Germany.

Smashing Wallpaper - january 0946
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  • without calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200

Typography, Bauhaus Experiment Link

"I’m a big fan of ITC Bauhaus and I wanted to try and take thistypeface away from its usual connotations. I also wanted to create something simple without too many distracting elements as the typeface was the driving element of the whole composition. " Designed by Mitternacht from Belgium.

Smashing Wallpaper - january 0948
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  • without calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200

Woodland Foxes Link

"I wanted to contrast the earthiness of wood with artifical colors and unexpected images. The non-calendar version contains a quote from The Little Prince instead of the calendar." Designed by Seth Nickeson from USA.

Smashing Wallpaper - january 0950
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  • without calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200

Happy New Year Link

"The New Year always brings time into perspective." Designed by Joshua Friend.

Smashing Wallpaper - january 0952
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144 Celebrating Creativity Link

"This wallpaper is inspired by the diversity and vibrant culture of the university where 25,000 students from 144 countries pursuing their dreams in different creative industries." Designed by Limkokwing University of Creative Technology54 from Malaysia.

Smashing Wallpaper - january 0955
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  • without calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200

Electric Link

Designed by Kaat Rutten57 from Belgium.

Smashing Wallpaper - january 0958
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  • without calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200

Grunge Link

"For this wallpaper I wanted to create something that was a combination of a real grungey background with some vectors and photographs seamlessly worked into the design whilst keeping with a chilling blue theme for winter and a bit of flare running across the middle of the image." Designed by John O’Nolan60 from UK.

Smashing Wallpaper - january 0961
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  • with calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200
  • without calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200

Symphony Link

"When I heard via the SM Twitter that only nine wallpapers had been submitted, I felt compelled to make something! Here is a very simple wallpaper with 3 cubes of pretty color, with some delicious floral vectors added in for good measure. It’s very minimalistic, I’ll admit! ;)" Designed by Eli Burford .

Smashing Wallpaper - january 0963
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  • without calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200

When year is about to begin Link

"As I live in the northern hemisphere, January will be for me always connected with winter and snow. Snow covered cars, trees and houses, lot of opportunities to ski or snowboard… Therefore I used snow as one of the main themes for my wallpaper. January also means a start of new year. Celebrations of the New Year is always full of fireworks, so I used fireworks in my wallpaper. Maybe you’d ask if we don’t celebrate on 31st of December, on New Years Eve, but it is not absolutely correct. Almost everybody fires their fireworks just after midnight, on 1st of January." Designed by Matus Luptak65 from Bratislava, Slovakia.

Smashing Wallpaper - january 0966
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  • with calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200
  • without calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200

Retro angels Link

"I love your site and i’d like to send you my desktop wallpapers. I love everything about retro." Designed by Irina Shakina68 from Russia.

Smashing Wallpaper - january 0969
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  • without calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200

Magic christmas tree Link

"In this wallpaper i wanted to play around with Christmas tree and 3D letters. January is the month when a new year starts. Motivation: this should be a good start!" Designed by Mike Shakin71 from Siberia, Russia.

Smashing Wallpaper - january 0972
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  • without calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200

Blue Wintersky Link

"A nice winterlandcape in the North of the Netherlands. Photo taken on first christmasday, 25 december 2008." Designed by Edwin Duinkerken74 from The Netherlands.

Smashing Wallpaper - january 0975
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  • without calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200

Greenhouse Link

"Winter Greenhouse/French Café – January is always the chilliest and bleakest month of the year. I find myself daydreaming of the Saturdays I spent in Paris finding refuge from the cold in small hip cafés snooping over the shoulders of sketching artists and eavesdropping on chatty aupairs engulfed in espresso machine steam and ever growing jungle like vines." Designed by Tom Pepe77 from Philadelphia, USA .

Smashing Wallpaper - january 0978
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  • with calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1250, 1920×1200
  • without calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1920×1200

2008 gone Link

"2008 JUST GONE. That’s it.:)" Designed by Jana Jelovac80 from Belgrade, Serbia.

Smashing Wallpaper - january 0981
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  • without calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1920×1200

New Year Link

"New year new resolution, I would like to start with a desktop wallpaper design:-)" Designed by Eloise Ha83 from Malaysia.

Smashing Wallpaper - january 0984
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  • without calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200

Global Village Link

"The January sheet of the wallpaper is based on the theme ‘Global Village.’ The main illustration is done by Shlomit Wolf. It shows a peaceful coexistance of flora, fauna and technology on this planet Earth. Technology has made all of us closer. The tagline ‘start something good’ reminds us about new year resolutions and the importance of being a good, wiser person.

All of us use computers for personal and professional work. My desktop is always messy and I never tamper with the position of taskbar. All the icons or files tend to be on the left side of the screen. So, the calendar wallpaper should not have any numerals on that ?forbidden? area. Also, there should be ample space at the bottom to accommodate the taskbar. A graphic can cover the rest of the space with a nice tagline.

The sheet has both the current month?s calendar and the coming month’s calendar. The font used is Century Gothic. For easy ?deciphering,? Saturdays and Sundays are given in a contrasting colour than the weekdays. The coming month?s calendar is justified by the fact that people always plan things in advance. These plans can spill over to a date in the next month. So, no need for turning pages in and out while planning a project or a holiday break." Designed by Anas K A86 from Bangalore, India.

Smashing Wallpaper - january 0987
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  • with calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200
  • without calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200

Winter Night Link

"It’s winter time and I have designed my first submission for the month January. I thought this wallpaper works perfectly because it’s the darkest time of the year but it’s still one of the most contemplative.

Well that was my inspiration for this silence, illustrative artwork. I hope it will be on the next Desktop Wallpaper submission." Designed by Christian Rumpf89 from Austria.

Smashing Wallpaper - january 0990
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  • with calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200
  • without calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200

Freddygirl Link

"I thought it would be fun to play with the grays of January. The month is pretty blah, at least in my part of the world. Luckily, a day of sunshine always seems to come along just when your spirits need lifting. Best wishes to all for a joyful 2009." Designed by Michelle Cormack92.

Smashing Wallpaper - january 0993
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  • with calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200
  • without calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200

Frosted January Link

Designed by Nikola Lazarevic95 from Nis, Serbia.

Smashing Wallpaper - january 0996
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Classic Car Link

"This design came about through some experimental photography with a holga camera. I used black and white 120 film and photoshopped in some additional vintage effects. I thought it was an appropriate theme because with holga cameras, you never know what your pictures may turn out like – double exposures, light leaks etc. Likewise, here in St. Louis, Missouri you never know what the weather might have in store from one day to the next during winter months." Designed by Michelle Milla98 from USA.

Smashing Wallpaper - january 0999
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  • with calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200
  • without calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200

Doodled Link

"Something fun to start the year for my first submission." Designed by Laura Moloney from Ireland.

Smashing Wallpaper - january 09101
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Birth of Stars Link

"Since it’s the beginning of a new year, and the launch of our new website, we hope that one day we could be counted among the stars born this month, hence the theme “Birth of Stars”." Designed by webmastrish.com team from USA.

Smashing Wallpaper - january 09103
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  • without calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200

Woodland Deer Link

“After doing the foxes version, I just wanted to do more, so I did a slightly different version with a deer. The non-calendar version contains a quote from e.e. cummings instead of the calendar”. Designed by Seth Nickeson from USA.

Smashing Wallpaper - january 09105
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  • without calendar: 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200

Reading on the bus Link

"I like the way people spend time while commuting, specially when somebody is too concentrated to realize that he/she is my model. Although sometimes it’s not easy, because the bus/subway is packed, I love drawing on wheels." Designed by Patricia Montero de Cabana107.

Smashing Wallpaper - january 09108
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  • without calendar: 1280×1024, 1280×800, 1440×900, 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. Join in next month110! And smashing January and a smashing new year, 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-january-09/full/in_with_the_new.jpg
  3. 3 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-january-09/full/in_with_the_new.jpg
  4. 4 http://mediumjones.com
  5. 5 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-january-09/full/thinknew.jpg
  6. 6 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-january-09/full/thinknew.jpg
  7. 7 http://www.koushik.com
  8. 8 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-january-09/full/ethnic.jpg
  9. 9 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-january-09/full/ethnic.jpg
  10. 10 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-january-09/full/december_is_dead.jpg
  11. 11 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-january-09/full/december_is_dead.jpg
  12. 12 http://www.weblancer.net/users/Edberrot/portfolio/
  13. 13 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-january-09/full/readers.jpg
  14. 14 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-january-09/full/readers.jpg
  15. 15 http://www.kasraaa.de
  16. 16 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-january-09/full/odd_world.jpg
  17. 17 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-january-09/full/odd_world.jpg
  18. 18 http://www.girishchaudhary.com
  19. 19 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-january-09/full/digitalart_coffee.jpg
  20. 20 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-january-09/full/digitalart_coffee.jpg
  21. 21 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-january-09/full/dreams_find_inspiration.jpg
  22. 22 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-january-09/full/dreams_find_inspiration.jpg
  23. 23 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-january-09/full/trees.jpg
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  25. 25 http://www.mascotafoto.com
  26. 26 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-january-09/full/happyyear.jpg
  27. 27 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-january-09/full/happyyear.jpg
  28. 28 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-january-09/full/alaska.jpg
  29. 29 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-january-09/full/alaska.jpg
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  33. 33 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-january-09/full/lustrous_new_year.jpg
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  38. 38 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-january-09/full/effort_winter.jpg
  39. 39 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-january-09/full/effort_winter.jpg
  40. 40 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-january-09/full/winter.jpg
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  52. 52 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-january-09/full/happy_new_year.jpg
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  68. 68 http://globator.net/
  69. 69 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-january-09/full/retro_angels.jpg
  70. 70 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-january-09/full/retro_angels.jpg
  71. 71 http://shakin.ru/
  72. 72 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-january-09/full/magic_christmas_tree.jpg
  73. 73 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-january-09/full/magic_christmas_tree.jpg
  74. 74 http://www.edwinduinkerken.nl
  75. 75 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-january-09/full/blue_wintersky.jpg
  76. 76 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-january-09/full/blue_wintersky.jpg
  77. 77 http://www.tompepe.com
  78. 78 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-january-09/full/greenhouse.jpg
  79. 79 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-january-09/full/greenhouse.jpg
  80. 80 http://www.boyacreative.blogspot.com
  81. 81 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-january-09/full/gone.jpg
  82. 82 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-january-09/full/gone.jpg
  83. 83 http://www.eloiseha.com
  84. 84 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-january-09/full/new_year.jpg
  85. 85 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-january-09/full/new_year.jpg
  86. 86 http://www.antzfx.com
  87. 87 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-january-09/full/global_village.jpg
  88. 88 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-january-09/full/global_village.jpg
  89. 89 http://underground-studios.blogspot.com/
  90. 90 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-january-09/full/winter_night.jpg
  91. 91 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-january-09/full/winter_night.jpg
  92. 92 http://www.agirlnamedfred.com
  93. 93 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-january-09/full/freddygirl.jpg
  94. 94 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-january-09/full/freddygirl.jpg
  95. 95 http://www.webexpedition18.com
  96. 96 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-january-09/full/fj.jpg
  97. 97 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-january-09/full/fj.jpg
  98. 98 http://www.flickr.com/photos/michellemilla
  99. 99 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-january-09/full/classic_car.jpg
  100. 100 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-january-09/full/classic_car.jpg
  101. 101 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-january-09/full/doodled.jpg
  102. 102 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-january-09/full/doodled.jpg
  103. 103 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-january-09/full/birth_of_stars.jpg
  104. 104 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-january-09/full/birth_of_stars.jpg
  105. 105 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-january-09/full/woodland_deer.jpg
  106. 106 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-january-09/full/woodland_deer.jpg
  107. 107 http://www.cabanadigital.com
  108. 108 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-january-09/full/bus.jpg
  109. 109 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-january-09/full/bus.jpg
  110. 110 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/03/19/desktop-wallpaper-calendar-join-in/
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  1. 1

    another great list.
    first (FUZZ)

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  2. 2

    SECOND! (FUZZ)

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  3. 3

    Vitaly Friedman & Sven Lennartz

    December 30, 2008 2:55 pm

    All “first”, “second” etc. comments will be removed from now on. Please don’t post such comments.

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  4. 4

    The first wallpaper’s awesome! Great job

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  5. 5

    these are VERY poor

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  6. 6

    of course the first one!

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  7. 7

    Another lovely collection, thanks to all contributors. I’m missing Vlad Gerasimov but Valeria Kuzminskaya’s girl &spider and Bryce’s leather armchair are already looking wonderful on my desktop :-)

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  8. 8

    D’oh! My Fragile World starts on the wrong day. They’re all lovely, though.

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  9. 9

    I don’t see why these gits don’t just post a real comment instead of “first!” then there’s no chance of them being removed.

    Anyway, thanks for including my wallpaper! :)

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  10. 10

    Quality of the wallpapers is a bit mediocre compared to those of last month (many contain spelling errors, cerebrating?!). Guess most people are busy celebrating the holidays!

    Some nice contributions though! Thank you, as in every month, for a new wallpaper.

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  11. 11

    I like the second wallpaper! think new! Great work!

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  12. 12

    Well I feel some addiction for smashing magazine for some time.
    And I admire your hard working to get so many great articles and stuff.
    Thank you for effort.

    This list of wallpapers is not so great I must admit, of course this is just my opinion, but there is so many remarkable wallpapers in the past year, so no one can complain…
    I wish you all in SM Happy New Year and good luck in the next 2009.

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  13. 13

    Awsome, thanks so much for including mine :)

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  14. 14

    Thanks for including my work ‘Global Village.’ I received help from 15 talented people across the world to design the whole 2009 Calendar. Thank you all and may you have a Happy and Prosperous New Year!

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  15. 15

    great wallpapers … nice idea to post these at the beginning of every month!! :)

    i took the blue winter sky calendar. looks great on my computer!

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  16. 16

    total CRAP.

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  17. 17

    Love your work, thanks for a great year.

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  18. 18

    wow .. some of these are really awesome .. i want to post for next month .. is it possible .. ?

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  19. 19

    december is dead. you can call me january.
    *0* lol

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  20. 20

    I love these monthly calendars! Inspiring and a great way to liven up my desktop.

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  21. 21

    so sample..

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  22. 22

    these are pretty horrible. could not find any i would like to put as my wallpaper… pretty sad

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  23. 23

    Thanks! I’ve been looking forward to the new wallpapers for the past week :) What a bunch of talent on this site!

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  24. 24

    Wow Great Graphpic for A New Year Celendar Year 2009.

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  25. 25

    a few are ok, but most are poor choices.

    maybe you didnt have many submissions this month?

    come on guys don’t let your standards slip

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  26. 26

    None of the designers seem to have a macbook pro 1440×900 except the last one.

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    podarok - _my.ukrweb.info

    December 31, 2008 12:22 am

    where is VladStudio ?

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  28. 28

    I think most of them are great.Thankx

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  29. 29

    144 Celebrating Creativity is nice for me. Thanks and SeeYa!

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  30. 30

    Nice Wallpapers. Thanks to all designers for their work… And happy New year to you all !!

    DKumar M.

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  31. 31

    To be honest, none of them appealed to me, I’ll be keeping my old wallpaper.
    Thanks nonetheless SmashingMagazine.

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  32. 32

    I hadn’t the inspiration and time to make one for January, but I do like some submissions (esp. 144 Celebrating Creativity). And I think those who are complaning about the poorness of the submissions, try to make one yourselve, it can be difficult to compete with pro designers ! You can’t discuss about taste, and finding another inspiration every month is not always that easy…

    Good work SM and have a great passover !

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  33. 33

    they are great!!!!
    i love these very very much…

    good job
    congratulate you…

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  34. 34

    Happy to see my work here.SM rocks.

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  35. 35

    I LOVE the calendars!
    Can we PLEASE have them in dual screen resolutions as well
    Pretty please?

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  36. 36

    very GOOD collection :)

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  37. 37

    Nice collection! Wish there was more 1280 x 1024 size offered!

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    heather van de mark

    December 31, 2008 6:16 am

    Even though, I only thought there were a few highlights for this month’s calendar, please don’t stop in February! I still look forward to them every time at the end of the month. Don’t stop a good thing!

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  39. 39

    Thanks for the include!

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    Erik Scherz Andersen

    December 31, 2008 7:33 am

    You should continue to focus on quality. This post has too many lousy wallpapers and that kind of sad.

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