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Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: May 2009

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 60 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 May 2009?

Hot Dog Link

"Hot dog! It’s Spring already?! Time to break out the barbeque." Designed by Mediumjones2 from USA / Canada.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 093
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Dreams & Aspirations Link

"Colorful and vivid wallpaper that fits your screen perfectly in the month May." Designed by Vincent Vander Cruyssen (ViniMan)5 from Belgium.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 096
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Astronaut Link

Designed by Vlad Gerasimov8 from Russia.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 099
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Lifegrid Link

"A lifegrid for may: births, birds, flowers, blossoms, last month of Spring." Designed by Benedikte Vanderweeën (Bene)11 from Belgium.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 0912
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  • without calendar: 320×480, 800×600, 1024×768, 1280×800, 1400×1050, 1440×900, 1600×1200, 1920×1200, 1920×1440, 2560×1600

Mother’s Day Link

"I designed this wallpaper to celebrate Mother’s Day. This is a picture of day lilies in our front yard. They remind me of fallopian tubes – the beginning of life. With issues of women’s rights to choose, it is refreshing to watch my children live and grow." Designed by Millicent Bowman14 from United States.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 0915
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Today isn’t just another yesterday Link

"I wanted to explore the idea that each day is unique and filled with new possibilities. That there are little opportunities in each day to break out of the routine, if we look for them!" Designed by Ben White from UK.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 0917
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Spring Link

Designed by Tatiana Valkovskaya from Ukraine.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 0919
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No Limits Link

"In this design I mainly focus, there are no limitation for imagination and for ideas. And I used Jamie Paolinetti’s quote “Limitation live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations our possibilities become limitless”" Designed by Maya Sivalingam21 from Sri Lanka.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 0922
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Pink Flower Link

"Well, here in Chile it’s Autumn, but this is a gift to my friends on the northern hemisphere, enjoy the Spring!" Designed by Dusan Vlahovic24 from Chile.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 0925
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Monster at the Park Link

"Stranged Monster got scared on a cute purple little bird. Made from stock vector and photo. Created using both raster and vector application to make the scene realistic and fun in a way." Designed by Edward Calugtong27 from Philippines.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 0928
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Melancholy Link

"Just remembering my time spent two years ago in Sibiu, when it was our European Capital of Culture." Designed by Anca Varsandan30 from Romania.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 0931
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Orchids Link

"In life everything must have an aim, except orchids. Nero Wolfe" Designed by Valentina Rachiele from Italy.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 0933
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May I kiss you? Link

Designed by Alexandru Precup from Romania.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 0935
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Creative Spark Link

"The entire concept of this art came out when i was playing around with various photoshop brushes. The effect came in so beautifully that i instantly named it Creative Spark." Designed by Vinod Batus37 from India.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 0938
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Bob Dylan: “You’re a Liar” Link

"From Wikipedia40: Dylan undertook a world tour of Australia and Europe in the spring of 1966. Each show was split into two parts. Dylan performed solo during the first half, accompanying himself on acoustic guitar and harmonica. In the second half, backed by the Hawks, he played high voltage electric music. This contrast provoked many fans, who jeered and slow handclapped. The tour culminated in a famously raucous confrontation between Dylan and his audience in England. At the climax of the concert, one fan, angry with Dylan’s electric sound, shouted: “Judas!” to which Dylan responded, “I don’t believe you … You’re a liar!” He then turned to the band and, just within earshot of the microphone, said “Play it f****** loud.” They then launched into the last song of the night: “Like a Rolling Stone”.

On May 24 the world celebrates the birthday of Rock’s greatest poet. Also in this month, Bob Dylan is releasing his 33rd studio album. This wallpaper is a tribute to him. " Designed by Rodrigo Esch from Brazil.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 0941
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Armchair Link

"It’s time to relax!" Designed by Christian Pucci (miniMAC)43 from Italy.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 0944
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Don’t forget May 12th 2008 Link

"Don’t fotget 12 May 2008. This is designed to commemorate Sichuan earthquake, which happened one year before.
The 2008 Sichuan earthquake or Great Sichuan Earthquake. Official figures state that 69,227 are confirmed dead, including 68,636 in Sichuan province, and 374,176 injured, with 18,222 listed as missing." Designed by Evan46 from China.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 0947
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Hmmmm… May Link

"Cartoon green worm poking out of the ground wearing a bib." Designed by Josh Cleland49 from United States.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 0950
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San Fran Link

"San Francisco is shaping up to be one of my favorite travel destinations so this is for you San Fran!" Designed by Ole Martin Buene52 from Norway.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 0953
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Moonaway Link

Designed by Raffaele Tannoia55 from Sweden.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 0956
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The Workday Link

"The work day, when we tack a breack and go to a quiet place…" Designed by Ana Fernandes58 from Castelo Branco, Portugal.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 0959
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May Dreams Link

"Pursue your dreams…They’ll take you places! My brother took this picture just before sunrise.The place is 20 miles from our home. We often go there on weekends to get away from the noise and commotion of the city… standing on top of that cliff somehow makes you feel special, yet in a simple way. I hope you’ll like it." Designed by Ayhan Kamil61 from Sheffield, United Kingdom.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 0962
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Budding Link

"The trees outside were budding beautiful purple flowers. Everything is blooming and turning into a beautiful spring." Designed by Kevin Shorter64 from Winston Salem, NC USA.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 0965
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Cherry Blossoms Link

"A couple of weeks ago I was walking in our garden and saw this bee on our cherry tree. It felt like spring is here and I was inspired to design this wallpaper." Designed by Rawan Soudah from Jordan.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 0967
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Mystic Spell Link

"I have myself designed this picture right from the portrait of this lady to the main background effect by using the brushes in photoshop. The inspiration behind this is nothing but Smashing magazine itself and with so many creative graphics & articles that are every now and then displayed in your magazine i think we designers can never fall short of any inspiration. This is my first wallpaper with SM & i just pray that there will be many more to come." Designed by Milind Bhosale from India.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 0969
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Flower Emergence Link

"Summer is approaching, the flowers are emerging, each of my senses awaken." Designed by Sonia Gagnon from Canada.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 0971
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Cute Evilness Link

Designed by Martha Garzon73 from Colombia / USA.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 0974
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Stamp Collection Link

"I have been recently looking at some interesting russian stamps and thought it would be a great desktop calendar idea." Designed by Chris Wylie from Canada.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 0976
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London Underground Link

"We designed this wallpaper to remember our May 2008 trip to London. The photo was taken with a simple digital camera and then elaborated to exalt the color of the typical london underground entrace." Designed by Alt Design Web Agency78 from Venice, Italy.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 0979
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Zen of Golf Link

Designed by John Morris81 from USA.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 0982
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Showers Bring Flowers Link

"A colorful depiction of “April Showers, bring May flowers”. A sprinkler is watering the lush green grass that the word May is sitting in." Designed by Adrienne Levin – Moonshine Design84.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 0985
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Polzeath Beach Link

"Crowds swarm into toe water as summertime hits Polzeath Beach, Cornwall, United Kingdom." Designed by Irving Bartlett87 from United Kingdom.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 0988
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Cast a Clout Link

"My design is based on the old saying ‘Ne’er cast a clout till May be out’ meaning ‘Don’t take off you Winter coat/or clothes until the end of May’. This old lady has taken this advice to the extreme. She refuses to let her Grandson remove his winter vest. Instead she washes the vest and hangs it out to dry with the boy still inside it." Designed by Nicki Algar from UK.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 0990
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Cinco de Mayo Wrestler Link

"Wanted to celebrate the best party day of the month and what better image than a mexican wrestler." Designed by Joven Orozco92 from USA.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 0993
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Partey Link

"The wallpaper pack is something between photography and abstract. Basically it is a photomanipulated photography from my last party.
There is no real idea behind this wall, it just looked awesome as this Vodka/Energy drink stood there under this blue LED lamp. So I took a photo of it and manipulated it for wallpaper purposes." Designed by Michal Slupczynski from Poland.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 0995
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Illustration Woody Link

"”Woody:” One of a series of cinema-inspired portraits by Jordan Kerfeld, a Kansas City filmmaker and illustrator." Designed by Jordan Kerfeld97 from Kansas City, MO USA.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 0998
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Create your own God Link

"Create your own God, be your own sunshine!" Designed by Charvi Sarfare100 from India.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09101
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Petals Link

Designed by Nenad Remenar from Croatia.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09103
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Fresh Cloud Link

"These days, we’re seeing a lot of tags clouds on the web. I illustrated that for the month of May, with a choice of 2 smashing color backgrounds: refreshing green for the freshness of the nature waking up or vivid orange for the warmth of the sun coming back…" Designed by Julie Lê from Quebec, Canada.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09105
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Listen to Groovy May Link

"What are you listening on this Groovy May?" Designed by JP Fuam107 from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09108
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A Precious Notion Link

"Focusing on typography, I’ve tried to bring this concept to life in which a message is brought forth dealing with the sacrifice of life." Designed by Umer Tahir from Canada.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09110
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Spring Link

"This wallpaper was made just for fun and to share it with other people :)" Designed by Alexandra Schinck (Yvaine2010)112 from Germany.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09113
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Fete Muguet Link

"Every 1st May is celebrated in France with bouquets of delicate Lilies of the Valley (muguet). I wanted to join this tradition and wish you all happiness!" Designed by PeHaa115 from Poland.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09116
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Smashing Disguise Link

"Little strange and funny like May – some funny people or “things” Smashingly disguiseing like each other :) … Fashion in the funny way at a bus stop somewhere … Or maybe these are some alients going somewhere and just witing for the bus like everibody else (and not with alientcrafts like we all think ) :) – it’s just a nice and misterionus picture to thing about while looking at your destop ." Designed by Nevena Nikolcheva (NEN)118 from Bulgaria.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09119
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Red Pencil Link

"Inspired by the mess on my table." Designed by Petr Vaclavek121 from Czech Republic.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09122
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Fishy Link

"A little fish character I came up with while trying out typographic plays on the letter ‘a’. I tried to keep it simple and uncluttered, just the way I like my desktop." Designed by Vlad Tamas from Romania.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09124
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Cityimage Link

"Outline of a city and its shadow in a moon. Story between trees and city buildings." Designed by Ana F. from Slovenia.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09126
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iPod-Capsule Link

"May is the start of summer season. we feel sick to see burning hot sun and our eyes wish to see something cool and light. So I avoid the dark color and heavy design. “Here’s a nice and minimalistic wallpaper to decorate your desktop.Enjoy it with iPod goodness!”" Designed by NarjisNaqvi from Pakistan.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09128
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Motherly Love Link

"The inspiration behind this piece came from the photo I took of my son and I. It showed me how much I meant to him just the way he leaned on to me and looked so peaceful I’ve decided to play a mother’s team of course because of the mother’s day and because this is the first year that I am going to celebrate mother’s day as a mother and I wanted to dedicate this wall paper to all the mothers out there." Designed by Emina D Sehovic from Albany, NY, USA.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09130
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Mothers Day Link

"Second sunday of May is celebrated as Mother’s Day. This year the day comes on May 10. For this theme, i have made a pencil sketch and made some alterations on the scanned image." Designed by Abhishek Ravindran from India.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09132
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MetLife Link

"I enjoy playing around with my photographys, making my own wallpapers, and thought that this one would fit the month that my birthday is in :)" Designed by Gisli Már Viglundsson134.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09135
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May Yay Link

"I looked at the word May and thought I could mirror it nicely to form the word Yay, so May Yay!" Designed by Loann West from Boston, MA, USA.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09137
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M Link

"The wallpaper is inspired from the floor patterns observed in Sikh Gurudwaras. Coupled with the Hindi rendition of ‘May 2009’, the wallpaper has been lent an modern-exotic feel." Designed by Aditya Bhandari139 from India.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09140
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Mayday Link

"A typography design. May as 5th month. 5 link together can be sEEN like a link of people (victim). Calling for mayday." Designed by Vina142 from Indonesia.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09143
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Design & Technology Link

"Design & Technology is a wallpaper created to enjoy colours, lines, forms, words and ideas. It’s a composition made out by a memeber of gelattina, where our main porpouse is to combine design with technology for the web." Designed by Débora Márquez from México.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09145
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We fight our skate spots! Link

"A skate spot inspired May Wallpaper. Assembled with freebie textures and brushes and multiple overlay, desaturation and motion blur filters in CS4." Designed by Antonio Hadrovic147 from Croatia.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09148
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Spring Link

"May is the last chance to enjoy Spring. The flowers, the green grass, and the beautiful weather. It’s also the month of my birthday :)" Designed by Mona Parvin from USA.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09150
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  • without calendar: 1024×768, 1280×800, 1280×960, 1440×900, 1680×1050, 1920×1200

Bounce Link

"Here are some cute, bright and happy creatures, bouncing around ready for the summer!" Designed by Chris Alexander (Yipori)152 from England.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09153
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  • with calendar: 1280×800, 1280×1024, 1440×900, 1680×1050, 1920×1200
  • without calendar: 1280×800, 1280×1024, 1440×900, 1680×1050, 1920×1200

May Footprint Link

"Just a cute design made by me. Hope you like it…" Designed by Jonah Enrile from Philippines.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09155
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  • with calendar: 1024×640, 1280×800, 1440×900, 1680×1050, 1920×1200
  • without calendar: 1024×640, 1280×800, 1440×900, 1680×1050, 1920×1200

Let’s go have a camp fire! Link

Designed by Tahir157 from USA.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09158
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  • with calendar: 320×480, 1024×768, 1280×800, 1280×1024, 1440×900, 1920×1200

Mailbox Link

"And old mailbox from Cafund?…

(Cafundo is an portuguese word/expression for somewhere that is far away from everything and everyone…)" Designed by Cafundó Estúdio160 from Brazil.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09161
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  • with calendar: 1024×768, 1280×800, 1280×1024, 1440×900, 1680×1050
  • without calendar: 1024×768, 1280×800, 1280×1024, 1440×900, 1680×1050

Dandelion Link

Designed by David Beljan163 from Slovenia.

Smashing Wallpaper - may 09164
  • preview165
  • with calendar: 1280×800, 1680×1050, 1920×1200
  • without calendar: 1280×800, 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. Join in next month166!

What’s your favorite? Link

What’s your favourite theme or wallpaper for May? Please let us know in the comments! And smashing May, folks!

Footnotes Link

  1. 1 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/03/19/desktop-wallpaper-calendar-join-in/
  2. 2 http://mediumjones.com
  3. 3 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/hot-dog.png
  4. 4 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/full/hot-dog.png
  5. 5 http://viniman.deviantart.com
  6. 6 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/dreams-and-aspirations.jpg
  7. 7 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/full/dreams-and-aspirations.jpg
  8. 8 http://www.vladstudio.com
  9. 9 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/astronaut.jpg
  10. 10 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/full/astronaut.jpg
  11. 11 http://www.bene.be
  12. 12 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/lifegrid.jpg
  13. 13 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/full/lifegrid.jpg
  14. 14 http://sundaydenimcreativity.wordpress.com
  15. 15 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/choose-life.jpg
  16. 16 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/full/choose-life.jpg
  17. 17 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/anotheryesterday.jpg
  18. 18 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/full/anotheryesterday.jpg
  19. 19 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/spring.jpg
  20. 20 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/full/spring.jpg
  21. 21 http://mydesignwall.blogspot.com
  22. 22 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/no-limits.jpg
  23. 23 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/full/no-limits.jpg
  24. 24 http://dusanvf.com
  25. 25 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/pink-flower.jpg
  26. 26 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/full/pink-flower.jpg
  27. 27 http://designwashere.com
  28. 28 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/monster_at_the_park.jpg
  29. 29 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/full/monster_at_the_park.jpg
  30. 30 http://anca-v.deviantart.com
  31. 31 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/remembering-sibiu.jpg
  32. 32 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/full/remembering-sibiu.jpg
  33. 33 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/orchids.jpg
  34. 34 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/full/orchids.jpg
  35. 35 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/may_i_kiss_you.jpg
  36. 36 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/full/may_i_kiss_you.jpg
  37. 37 http://www.vinodbatus.com
  38. 38 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/creative-spark.jpg
  39. 39 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/full/creative-spark.jpg
  40. 40 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Dylan
  41. 41 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/bob_dylan.jpg
  42. 42 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/full/bob_dylan.jpg
  43. 43 http://www.minimamente.com
  44. 44 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/armchair.jpg
  45. 45 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/full/armchair.jpg
  46. 46 http://www.freemagi.com
  47. 47 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/dont-fotget-12-may.png
  48. 48 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/full/dont-fotget-12-may.png
  49. 49 http://www.clelandillustration.com
  50. 50 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/hmm-may.jpg
  51. 51 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/full/hmm-may.jpg
  52. 52 http://www.olem.se
  53. 53 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/san_fran.jpg
  54. 54 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/full/san_fran.jpg
  55. 55 http://twitter.com/texxtur
  56. 56 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/moonaway.jpg
  57. 57 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/full/moonaway.jpg
  58. 58 http://simplesmentedesign.blogs.sapo.pt
  59. 59 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/theworkday.jpg
  60. 60 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/full/theworkday.jpg
  61. 61 http://www.facebook.com/people/Ayhan-Kamil/508075417
  62. 62 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/may-dreams.jpg
  63. 63 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/full/may-dreams.jpg
  64. 64 http://reynolda-pops.blogspot.com
  65. 65 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/budding.jpg
  66. 66 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/full/budding.jpg
  67. 67 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/cherry-blossoms.jpg
  68. 68 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/full/cherry-blossoms.jpg
  69. 69 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/mystic-spell.jpg
  70. 70 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/full/mystic-spell.jpg
  71. 71 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/floweremergence.jpg
  72. 72 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/full/floweremergence.jpg
  73. 73 http://www.wickedcritters.com
  74. 74 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/cute-evilness.jpg
  75. 75 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/full/cute-evilness.jpg
  76. 76 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/stamp.jpg
  77. 77 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/full/stamp.jpg
  78. 78 http://www.altdesign.it
  79. 79 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/londonunderground.jpg
  80. 80 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/full/londonunderground.jpg
  81. 81 http://www.johnmorrisphotography.com
  82. 82 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/zen-of-golf.jpg
  83. 83 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/full/zen-of-golf.jpg
  84. 84 http://www.theartofadrienne.com
  85. 85 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/showers-bring-flowers.jpg
  86. 86 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/full/showers-bring-flowers.jpg
  87. 87 http://www.irvbartlett.com
  88. 88 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/polzeath-beach.jpg
  89. 89 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/full/polzeath-beach.jpg
  90. 90 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/cast-a-clout.jpg
  91. 91 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/full/cast-a-clout.jpg
  92. 92 http://jovenville.com
  93. 93 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/wrestler.jpg
  94. 94 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/full/wrestler.jpg
  95. 95 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/partey.jpg
  96. 96 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/full/partey.jpg
  97. 97 http://www.jordankerfeld.com
  98. 98 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/woody.jpg
  99. 99 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/full/woody.jpg
  100. 100 http://www.texturedtime.blogspot.com
  101. 101 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/create_your_own_god.jpg
  102. 102 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/full/create_your_own_god.jpg
  103. 103 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/petals.jpg
  104. 104 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/full/petals.jpg
  105. 105 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/freshcloud.jpg
  106. 106 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/full/freshcloud.jpg
  107. 107 http://www.j2ystreet.etsy.com
  108. 108 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/listen-to-groovy-may.jpg
  109. 109 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/full/listen-to-groovy-may.jpg
  110. 110 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/a-precious-notion.jpg
  111. 111 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/full/a-precious-notion.jpg
  112. 112 http://www.yvaine2010.deviantart.com
  113. 113 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/spring3.jpg
  114. 114 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/full/spring3.jpg
  115. 115 http://pehaa.com
  116. 116 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/fete-muguet.png
  117. 117 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/full/fete-muguet.png
  118. 118 http://neni-nen-nen.blogspot.com
  119. 119 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/smashing-disguise.jpg
  120. 120 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/full/smashing-disguise.jpg
  121. 121 http://sellinggraphics.com
  122. 122 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/red-pencil.jpg
  123. 123 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/full/red-pencil.jpg
  124. 124 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/fishy.jpg
  125. 125 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/full/fishy.jpg
  126. 126 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/cityimage.jpg
  127. 127 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/full/cityimage.jpg
  128. 128 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/ipod-capsule.jpg
  129. 129 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/full/ipod-capsule.jpg
  130. 130 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/motherly-love.jpg
  131. 131 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/full/motherly-love.jpg
  132. 132 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/mothers-day.jpg
  133. 133 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/full/mothers-day.jpg
  134. 134 http://www.seazon.net
  135. 135 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/metlife.jpg
  136. 136 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/full/metlife.jpg
  137. 137 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/may_yay.jpg
  138. 138 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/full/may_yay.jpg
  139. 139 http://adityabhandari.bravehost.com/root/works.swf
  140. 140 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/m.jpg
  141. 141 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/full/m.jpg
  142. 142 http://zoeve.deviantart.com/
  143. 143 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/mayday.jpg
  144. 144 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/full/mayday.jpg
  145. 145 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/design&technology.jpg
  146. 146 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/full/design&technology.jpg
  147. 147 http://www.dvasadva.com
  148. 148 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/we-fight-our-skate-spots.png
  149. 149 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/full/we-fight-our-skate-spots.png
  150. 150 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/spring2.jpg
  151. 151 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/full/spring2.jpg
  152. 152 http://www.yipori.blogspot.com
  153. 153 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/bounce.jpg
  154. 154 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/full/bounce.jpg
  155. 155 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/footprint-may.jpg
  156. 156 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/full/footprint-may.jpg
  157. 157 http://duzyol.com
  158. 158 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/camp_fire.jpg
  159. 159 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/full/camp_fire.jpg
  160. 160 http://www.cafundoestudio.com.br
  161. 161 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/cafundo.jpg
  162. 162 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/full/cafundo.jpg
  163. 163 http://www.flinmedia.com
  164. 164 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/dandelion.jpg
  165. 165 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/wallpaper-calendar-may-09/full/dandelion.jpg
  166. 166 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/03/19/desktop-wallpaper-calendar-join-in/
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  1. 1

    very nice

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  2. 2

    Hurrah – I really look forward to these being released. Thank you SM.

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    Rainer Bendig

    April 30, 2009 2:45 am

    Great collection again. Thanks!

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  4. 4

    “Monster in the Park” is my favorite of the bunch.

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  5. 5

    favorite: Astronaut

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  6. 6

    Don’t forget 12 May 2008.

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  7. 7

    Every month you outdo your previous collection!

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  8. 8

    Fantastic.

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  9. 9

    So many lovely images to choose from!! Plumpted for ‘Today isn’t just another yesterday’
    Thanks SM

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  10. 10

    I would remove half of them and leave just the decent ones. But as always, found one or two for myself – cheers!

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  11. 11

    Favourites are Melancholy and Mailbox! But some icons overlap with the calendar of Mailbox on my desktop so I’m using Melancholy. :D Awesome selection again!

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  12. 12

    Not even one wallpaper with a political theme about 1st of May? It is embarrassed forgeting that workers all around the world sacrificed their lifes for us… Shame, especially nowadays…

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  13. 13

    I like cute evilness – BTW, I think the author is Colombian (from south America) not Columbia / USA – so ‘/ USA’ shouldn’t be there…

    Monster at the park is also cool…

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  14. 14

    Nice, always looking forward to the next month.

    But now it’s the first time i don’t really find one i want to use :)

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    Patrice Poliquin

    April 30, 2009 3:28 am

    Nice collection but I can’t use some that I liked because the calendar is on top right or right side only and with vista it goes bad… The little applications at the right just hide it.

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  16. 16

    Astronaut is my favorite… Well done!

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  17. 17

    May collection is the best!

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  19. 19

    Yey ! I got featured, I am happy :)

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    Edward Calugtong

    April 30, 2009 4:06 am

    Wee! I got featured!

    Thanks SM! Glad to be featured. :)

    – Edward

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