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Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: June 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 70 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 magazine 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 June 2009?

Predictable Victory (Summer Solstice) Link

"June is the month that proudly boasts the longest day of the year (it kind of goes downhill from there). The Sun and the Moon fight it out in a seedy bar and, surprisingly, every summer the Sun wins. The Moon does not mind though – he knows he’ll get his revenge in December." Designed by Xenia Latii from Boston, United States.

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We Are The Revolution Link

"Grungy wallpaper which will remind you every day that you are part of a revolution. The light and dark contrast come out great for June." Designed by Vincent Vander Cruyssen (ViniMan) from Belgium.

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African Violet Link

"For some reason June reminds me of the color purple. So I decided for this month to make a purple wallpaper. I have this lovely small african violet in my kitchen, so I took a picture of it and designed this wallpaper." Designed by Rawan Soudah from Jordan.

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Cactus Link

"This is about the global warming. The cactus is thinking “I’m here to stay”." Designed by Cafundó Estúdio Criativo from Brazil.

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Spring comes Link

"I used elements of the summer, to do the composition." Designed by Ana Fernandes from Castelo Branco, Portugal.

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Dark Horse Link

"The concept of this design came out while listening to the last Johnny Cash album.This is the reason why i focused on horses, cowboys and used especially black." Designed by Amiel Patrick from Israel.

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World Environment Day Link

"World Environment Day was started in 1972 to give a human face to environmental issues, empower people to become active in sustainable and equitable developments, and to promote the idea that communities are important in changing the attitudes towards environmental issues." Designed by Vanesa Gazze from Argentina.

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Blue Bells Link

Designed by Vlad Gerasimov from Russia.

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Under the Sea Link

"Here we get a taste of the salty under water notions and wonders of the sea in a handmade representation as a wallpaper, there is something of summer that reminds me of the ocean and for those of us who don’t live near it here is a depiction of how it may look, swim in your imagination." Designed by Ana Laura Diosdado from Mexico.

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I Love June Link

"Summer is coming guys! Lets welcome the bees, ladybirds and the lovely green spaces around the world. Save the planet!" Designed by Bruno Mandele from UK.

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Day Night June Link

"The day and night of june combined." Designed by Armand Megens from The Netherlands.

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I Had a Dream Link

"I had a dream… It went right, but reality went wrong…" Designed by Zé Miguel Santos from Portugal.

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Ribbon Festival Link

"Summer is here and the ribbon festival starts! Everyone is preparing for the festivities with the traditional wrapping of trees with flowing ribbons, and of course they can all sneak in a cheeky roasted marshmallow, mmmm yum!" Designed by Chris Alexander (Yipori) from England.

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Joon! Link

"My first experiment with character drawing, so I decided to share it with everyone for the June Wallpapers. Hope you enjoy joon! :)" Designed by Mona Parvin from USA.

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Glow Link

"One of my Photoshop glowing wallpapers series. Enjoy it :)" Designed by Yvaine2010 from Germany.

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Prana Shakti Link

"Prana Shakti is symbolized as a beautiful Hindu goddess who holds weapons in each of her hands representing victory over different negative aspects of human existence and the unfoldment of our divine nature." Designed by Anne Douglas from USA.

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Goddess Juno (Wife of Jupiter) Link

"The theme is about of name of the month june. The month is named after the Roman goddess Juno, wife of Jupiter. So I here I just wants to show a goddess and I am done with, all the images are from." Designed by Rajesh Rajput from India.

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ILT-Restraint Link

"Set in Restraint by Marian Bantjes & Ross Mills. " Designed by John Boardley.

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Dog Days Link

"After a long winter and a fitful spring, summer is just around the corner. Take your pets out of the house and enjoy the great outdoors. Let the dog days begin!" Designed by Kevin Shorter from North Carolina, USA.

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Lonely Night Link

"I always think about this… a night with a full moon a peace full place where nobody is there, sounds good that’s why i have designed this." Designed by Taranjeet Slatch from India.

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Dry Weed Link

"Photo of dried weeds/wild flowers. Using Smashing Mag free photoshop brushes to add texture." Designed by Anne Stahl from USA.

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The Perfect Wave Link

Designed by Raffaele Tannoia from Sweden.

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Mystery Mascot Link

"Wear your mascot and be mystery now…" Designed by JP Fuam from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Jeans Link

"Strawberry Jeans Theme." Designed by Valeria Kuzminska from Ukraine.

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In June to the Moon Link

"If only with dreams … And so what?" Designed by PeHaa from Poland.

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Barcelona Sea Sight Link

Designed by Unic agency from Barcelona, Spain.

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Fly on Sea Link

"A plane who is flying on the sea with a sun light." Designed by Booloo from France.

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Complement Grunge Link

"I’ve been feeling compliments coming on for the month of June, so I decided to go with my favorite complimentary set of colors! Makes sense right? It has spoken." Designed by Justin Douglas Whiteaker Clay from USA.

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Summer’s Shadows Link

"In June, we celebrate the summer’s arrival with huge fires. The light draws figures." Designed by Amandinelle from France.

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53 Mondays Link

"Every year in june, people realize the impact of the global warming. Despite warm make the girls getting naked, we have to think about it and this wallpaper may help…" Designed by Lesly Garreau from Bordeaux, France.

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Creative Nerds Link

Designed by Creative Nerds from England.

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Swing in the Sun Link

"June is swinging in the sun, one of the first (and great!) pleasures of the summer!" Designed by Julie Lê from Canada.

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Sunderland Quayside Link

"A vibrant illustration of the Quayside at Sunderland in the North East of England. We have used the brand colours of Rufus to bring the Quayside to life as well as adding one or two tags to point out key areas of the quay and it’s surroundings. Not to mention the subtly added speech bubbles that celebrate the success of Sunderland AFC surviving the 2008/09 Premier League season." Designed by Rufus from United Kingdom.

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Rising Star Link

Designed by Dragos M from Romania.

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Strawberry Link

"Calendar with fresh and juicy summer theme." Designed by Petr Vaclavek from Czech Republic.

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Hello June Link

"This is a lyric from a song I play with my jazz band, “Junetrip”. The song is called “June” and it’s a playful melody about the coming of summer. That is the same mood I tried to capture with this month’s wallpaper." Designed by Vlad Tamas from Romania.

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Summer Through a Kids Eyes Link

"Summer through the eyes of a kid. Textured gradient of concrete with a freshly cut grass green to a summer sunset orange/red gradient. 70’s ish style font overlay of some summer photos." Designed by Dwayne Cossey from USA.

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Green House Link

"5 June is celebrated as World Envoirment Day (WED). The theme for WED 2009 is ‘Your Planet Needs You-UNite to Combat Climate Change’. Through this wall I have tried to contribute my part for my planet’s needs. Remember the 5 June and save your surroundings with more green to win the battle against climate change." Designed by NarjisNaqvi from Pakistan.

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Sunset Link

Designed by Markus Beinteinsson from Iceland.

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June Weddings Link

"June is a popular month for weddings so I thought I’d contribute with a nice detail image from a recent wedding." Designed by John Morris from USA.

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Heat by Erte Link

"Inspired by Erte’s painting Heat. Here’s hoping that June will be hot!" Designed by Loann West from USA.

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Colorful Summer Link

"I thought up this wallpaper when I imagined how thirsty everyone always is in the summer, and how relieved and happy you feel after drinking that glass of water. :)" Designed by Saarah Saghir from USA/Pakistan.

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Structured Explosion Link

Designed by Oliver Twardowski from Germany.

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Way to Sky Link

"The way to sky is something I started to work on my cintiq and then this “happens”. Motivation: try new ways. " Designed by Martin Dörsch from Austria.

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Sun Link

Designed by Ego Design from Spain.

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Eternal Calendar of Today Link

"This eternal perpetualy self-updating calendar just doesn’t get outdated as long as today remains today and not par example yesterday and even then the calendar promptly updates itself to mark the current day, so one can use it for any month of any year as long it doesn’t get too boring …" Designed by Brut from Slovenia.

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Vintage Hostage Link

"This painting was done by Brooklyn-based graffiti artist DTR (Derti the Ripper) and graphically treated under Layer One Graphics to become a digital piece of art without taking away from its hand drawn elements." Designed by DTR (Derti the Ripper) + Layer One Graphics from USA.

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Fishy June Calendar Link

"This little fish is colored as Estonian flag." Designed by Martin Lensment from Estonia.

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June Bug Link

"Minimalist design of a June Bug with its wings flared out. Used a photo of leaves in sunlight and set Gaussian Blur to 100 to achieve the multi-gradient background. Title Font is Eccentric Std. Calendar Font is Helvetica Neue Bold." Designed by David Hughes from United States.

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Mountain Biking Link

Designed by Rumake Web Agency from Novosibirsk, Russia.

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Black Cat Link

"I love cats!!!" Designed by Anca Varsandan from Romania.

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We Run This! Link

"Inspired by street fashion & culture, my calendar expresses the fierceness and creativity of my generation." Designed by Tiffany Reed from USA.

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Tropical Flowers Link

"Maybe June is too early for tropical weather for some places (especially here in Michigan!) but heres hoping for some beautiful summer weather." Designed by Heather Buchel from USA.

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Schoolhouse Botanical Link

"A chalkboard/woodgrain wallpaper featuring vintage botany textbook illustrations." Designed by Jessica Lundby/Extension Twenty Three Design from USA.

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Think outside the screen Link

"The designers I know spend most of their time infront of a screen. Sometimes it’s good to get away from it all, to go outside and get some fresh new ideas especially as it’s hot outside now (hopefully) :P" Designed by Luke Williams from England.

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Summer is here Link

"Although it came slow, first month of summer is finally here for everyone to enjoy it!" Designed by Monica Corduneanu from Romania.

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Mix D’June Link

"This wallpaper was created in order to mix ‘dirty’ and ‘clean’ design." Designed by Budi Irawan from Indonesia.

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Guns n’ Cannoli Link

"Only one comment: Leave the gun, download the calendar." Designed by Rodrigo A. Grola from Brazil.

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Says Who? Link

Designed by FEED Bryce M. Ulmer from USA.

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I Design of the Typography Link

"I do not write I design it is my typographical offer for June." Designed by Allen Kevin Zapien Zamora from Mexico.

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Dragons Link

"Dragons! A while ago we stumbled upon an archive of all these amazing, really old illustrations of monsters and mythical beasts. The hand-drawn illustrations are incredibly expressive and interesting, so i took a couple, and used them as inspiration for this wallpaper. I also thought that that handmade quality makes the illustrations adapt particularly well to the grunge/distressed look that’s really popular and that i really dig." Designed by Arcane Palette Creative Design from USA.

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June Sentense Link

"Just motivating sentence for June :)" Designed by Temeshi from Poland.

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Purple Sun Link

"Stylish and sexy, look awesome on any monitor!" Designed by Emil Bonsaksen from Norway.

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Geranium Link

"A simple and summery macro hardy Geranium taken in my front garden." Designed by James Cooper from UK.

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Powershift Link

"Hot Rod into summer with the Powershift theme. I shot this mid 70’s Ford Thunderbird on this crisp spring morning." Designed by JP Holecka from Canada.

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Love the Light Link

"The days of June host the longest daylight hours of the year for the Northern Hemisphere (shortest in the Southern Hemisphere), with June 21st having the longest daylight hours. This is known as the Summer Solstice. Let this calendar help remind you to make the most of the sunshine." Designed by Joel Freeborn from 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. Join in next month!

What’s your favorite? Link

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

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  1. 1

    Another great collection of wallpapers for June and thanks for featuring my wallpaper.

  2. 2

    Some really nice calendars in here. The “Love the Light” calendar at the end is really creative.

  3. 3

    Wow. These are great!

  4. 4

    Thanks for all the authors for the nice wallpapers! :D

  5. 5

    Good haul this month :)

  6. 6

    Simon Harlinghausen

    May 31, 2009 6:17 am

    This time I am not so excited about the choice
    of desktop calenders. Looks like I have to post
    some of my creations next time.

    But except of taste has a big varity, I love this
    page and your work. Stay tuned …

  7. 7

    Very nice. Have a nice summer!!!

  8. 8

    I have to reload many times to wait for all the images charge correctly xD, all are great , but I “Design of the Typography”, “summer is here” an “glow” are my favorites.

  9. 9

    Thankss :)

    i love these wallpapers x

  10. 10

    Awesome collection! Thanks for including my calendar:)

  11. 11

    very beautiful wallpapers! I like Way to Sky the most.

  12. 12

    Please cactus en 1920

  13. 13

    Great collection of wallpapers!
    Thanks for adding mine (by the way, my website had been hacked somehow and is unavailable right now but I’m working on it…sorry).

    Can’t wait next month!!

  14. 14

    Great post… a huge bunch of talent!

  15. 15

    I used the “Way to Sky” wallpaper on my Mac. Here’s a screenshot:

    Looks awesome, great wallpaper collection this time around!

  16. 16

    Very nice collection, as always! Thanks for sharing!

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  18. 18

    Wow, thats a ton to choose from. And thanks for adding mine!

  19. 19

    Thanks SM

  20. 20

    Great collection.

    I was wanting to submit this month, but got late… :(
    Will surely comein next month…

  21. 21

    this calender is very nice

  22. 22

    Emil Bonsaksen

    May 31, 2009 8:57 am

    So many great wallpapers, great collection!

  23. 23

    Hey guys, it would be awesome to have somes dualscreens wallpapers!


  24. 24

    Great collection and thanks so much SM for adding my wallpaper :D

  25. 25

    Oh, do please keep this idea going. I’m now using “Goddess Juno” on my desktop and “Dragons” on my laptop.. But all of them were wonderful — keep up the amazing work.

  26. 26

    I agree- dual screen wallpapers would rock!

  27. 27

    Cactus is my new wallpaper:)

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    Benedikt Roßgardt

    May 31, 2009 9:56 am

    I’m not so excited about these wallpapers.

    A few are good, anyway.

  29. 29

    I totally love Joon!

  30. 30

    However I like the wallpapers which are playing with light effects :)

    Nice collection!


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