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Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: July 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 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 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 July 2009?

When The Day Comes Link

Designed by Vladislav Gerasimov from Irkutsk, Russia.

Smashing Wallpaper - july 09

Cafundó: July has come! Spread the News! Link

Designed by Cafundó Estúdio Criativo from Brazil.

Smashing Wallpaper - july 09

Man In The Mirror Link

“A tribute to Michael Jackson. Let us remember a great musical icon who through his work, managed to inspire us all.” Designed by Umer Tahir from Canada.

Smashing Wallpaper - july 09

Magic Forest Link

“Inspired by many animated movies taking the viewer to the small world we often don’t see because it’s under our feet. I hope lot’s of green will help you relax :).” Designed by Lukasz Bien from Poland.

Smashing Wallpaper - july 09

Cutting Smashing Calendar Link

“I took some extra effort in creating this wallpaper.After downloading SM logo it inspired me to make outlines from it and then Imade some real life elements using my cutting plotter, done some photo shotsand then finally digital editing! Hope you’ll like it! Take care!” Designed by Dejan Cirovic from Serbia.

Smashing Wallpaper - july 09

Blue Grunge Link

“This image is a result of my affinity towards blue.A slight addition of grungecan boost up any image and here it has made the cool blue more awesome.This calendar also special ’cause my birthday comes in this month” Designed by Viswanath Jagadeesan from India.

Smashing Wallpaper - july 09

Summer Dream Link

“”Have you heard the wind?” – Asked the girl.
“No, no I did’t” – Rabbit replied
…. and dragonfly flew by thinking that this summer should never end …
” Designed by Jana Jelovac from Belgrade, Serbia.

Smashing Wallpaper - july 09

Simple Life Link

"I saw Yoshiko’s stunning photographs and was reminded of those sweet, carefree, lazy days of summer. How charming to live a simple life." Designed by Marlaine Weber from Canada.

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Thirsty Link

“Not exactly inventing something new with this style, but a nice feature of brushes and colours to create that summer feeling.” Designed by Halvor William Sanden / Minimal Skala from Norway.

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Deep Sea Diving Link

“Cool off this summer with a little dip in the sea!” Designed by Chris Alexander (Yipori) from England.

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Gustav Mahler Link

“A tribute to Gustav Mahler, born July 7 1860. This Wallpaper combines a photograph of the composer, the score of Mahler’s Lieder “Feierlich und gemessen, ohne zuschleppen” and “Starry Night” by Vincent Van Gogh, a contemporary of Mahler. Both artists shared a vivid and somewhat dark imagination.” Designed by Maurice Depestre from Canada.

Smashing Wallpaper - july 09

Ink Mountain Link

“This is a rough and dark, sketchy wallaper with the emphasis on the weight of the “ink” and form of the shapes.” Designed by Mike Healy from Australia.

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Sunflower Link

“This time I just wanted to make something vector with grungy touch. There aremagnificent sunflowers fields everywhere in full bloom these days, so I addedsome sunflowers and came up with this.” Designed by NarjisNaqvi from Pakistan.

Smashing Wallpaper - july 09

Go Green! Link

“May be not in the real world, but wallpapers like this will surely let you to take a fresh breath.But the reality is the Earth is heating up in every single hour. The early warning signs of global climate distractions are in — heat waves and warmer weather, high tides, Cyclone,spreading disease(e.g. Swine Flu), earthquake, earlier spring arrival and so on. It’s the time to stand up and protect our environment.” Designed by Sagar from Bangladesh.

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Room Link

“Great wallpaper for designers, esp. Web designers like me who need organize space on desktop.I put two size of this wallpaper in PSD format ( CS4 ) so you can edit it by yourself and even making better one.Also you can checkout mine and getting some inspiration for yours!.” Designed by S.Reza Movahedi ( Riza ) from USA.

Smashing Wallpaper - july 09

The Demonic Divas Link

“The demonic divas are back again.” Designed by Puneeta Prakash from India.

Smashing Wallpaper - july 09

Firefly Link

“One of my favorite memories from my childhood was chasing fireflies on hot summer nights in my grandfather’s backyard. This wallpaper represents that memory and all of the fun we used to have together out under that colossal tree in his backyard.” Designed by Stacy Blackman from United States.

Smashing Wallpaper - july 09

Sweet Child o’Mine Link

“This is a photo taken some weeks ago: she’s my baby, with her mom (although you can see her arm only). No Photoshopping on this photo, I swear: she’s really as beautiful as you can see her :-) I liked it so much, and I wanted to share with you…” Designed by Daniele Marino from Italy.

Smashing Wallpaper - july 09

Raining Sunrise Link

“The month of July is the month of rain in most parts of India. This wallpaper is a celebration of the enchanting feeling of early morning rain. The photograph used is my own.” Designed by Kumar Ritwik (ritwik_mango) from India.

Smashing Wallpaper - july 09

Getting famous Link

Designed by Ionut Zamfir from Romania.

Smashing Wallpaper - july 09

Leap of Faith Link

“This is photo is of a girl leaping on top of a hill (this is lomography).” Designed by Chad Gilchrist from USA.

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Tilt-shift photography Link

“Wanted to try to make a tilt-shift photo. I took one of my many, many photographs of Vienna and Presto! People are little ants from 170m high.” Designed by Anca Varsandan from Romania.

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Summer Time Link

Designed by Tatiana Valkovskaya from Ukraine.

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Scorcher Link

“This summer Siberia enjoyed just a week of broiling bliss. We do long for more. Should you have it enough and to spare, please send us a little!” Designed by Rumake Web Agency from Novosibirsk, Russia.

Smashing Wallpaper - july 09

Summer Sun Link

Designed by Nikola Lazarevic from Serbia.

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Beach Link

“When the soul wants freedom and rest we find it on the sea. The shining sun,the dark blue sea, yellow sand gives a charge of forces and positive emotions.” Designed by Lex Rusakoff from Russia.

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Anote Link

“Alphabet biscuit packaging named ‘a note’ as to portray a unique way to send your message out for others, not only through writings. Photography done by the designer using Nikon D40.” Designed by Josephine Toh from Malaysia.

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Talisman Link

“This idea came out of some pen and ink drawings I made when thinking about these ideas: protection, the evil eye, and the game Hangman where you try to guess a phrase letter by letter before you complete a hangman’s noose and platform. It is a visual wish for safety and peace.” Designed by Arcane Palette Creative Design from United States.

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Just July Link

“For a long time I wanted to participate this greatWallpaper Colection. So I hope you like it :)” Designed by Kai Stabel from Germany.

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Flying Lizard Link

Designed by Valeria Kuzminska from Ukraine.

Smashing Wallpaper - july 09

Ele-Centric Link

“Everyday do I quick little something (whether it be colour swatches or banner design) and a friend suggested that I sell what I’m doing, so I recently started an etsy store. This is one of the designs that came from the daily doodles. :)” Designed by Elly Gedye from New Zealand.

Smashing Wallpaper - july 09

Summer Fun Link

“This is my first calendar and it is on summer theme. It has a simple design, but I’m working with Photoshop and Illustrator just for fun (I’m not a designer).” Designed by Irina Kupenska from Bulgaria.

Smashing Wallpaper - july 09

Willet Birds Link

“Willet birds walking on the beach.” Designed by Brown Bug, LLC from USA.

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Friends Link

“It’s the time of year for sharing good times with close friends and significant others.” Designed by Bryce M. Ulmer from Wisconsin, United States.

Smashing Wallpaper - july 09

4th of July Cloud Link

“I wanted to incorporate red, white, and blue into the design, for Fourth of July in a subtle way so that those who don’t celebrate it can still use it.” Designed by Saarah Saghir from USA/Pakistan.

Smashing Wallpaper - july 09

Bronze Addiction Link

“It’s summer! Feel the heat! For those who love sunbathing, it’s time to go bronze and radiant! At the same time, I hope you enjoy this glimmering wallpaper!” Designed by Athena Emily from Hong Kong.

Smashing Wallpaper - july 09

MinimalED Link

“Design by – il blog di eniodesign.” Designed by eniodesign from Italy.

Smashing Wallpaper - july 09

July Sentense Link

“Just motivating sentence for July :)” Designed by Temeshi from Poland.

Smashing Wallpaper - july 09

Blue Plant Link

“Blue plants pattern on dark sky.” Designed by Guillermo Galván Gómez from Argentina.

Smashing Wallpaper - july 09

Mad Mind Link

“More dark in sunny July.” Designed by B$A from Netherlands.

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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 this month? Please let us know in the comments! And have a smashing July, folks!

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  1. 1

    Sorry guys, but not the best selection so far… I think I will leave the one from last month on… Maybe some last minute entries?

  2. 2

    I like ‘When The Day Comes’ the best… and will also leave one of my screens with last months wallpaper (minus calendar)


  3. 3

    Great Collection! Always look forward to these every month!!

    Keep them coming!

  4. 4

    my favorite is July Sentense, the sun is new each day :D

  5. 5

    Not the best. yawn…

  6. 6

    the best stuff as always! rock!

  7. 7

    downloaded “cafundo”, loved “gustav mahler” and really liked “cutting smasing,” “leap of faith” and “ele-centric” and “friends.” great bunch!

  8. 8

    I´ve seen better… but I still love you smashing mag.

  9. 9

    Gilton Nascimento

    June 30, 2009 8:16 am

    I like those:
    Bronze Addiction
    Just July
    Summer Sun
    Leap of Faith
    Raining Sunrise
    Go Green!
    Ink Mountain
    Cutting Smashing Calendar
    Cafundó: July has come! Spread the News!

    But, I really enjoyed was Firefly! ^^ #super, very #nice!

  10. 10

    De Jan Cyrowitz

    June 30, 2009 8:17 am

    Vidi, vidi, ima nas troje iz Srbije! Svaka cast, ziveli! ;))

    Wonderful selection! “Friends” is my favorite this month! My compliments to all! Take care.

  11. 11

    I like “Summer fun”… :) Congrats!

  12. 12

    Wow, not the best stuff, really. First time I’ve never found something I love. Next month! I’ll be back.

  13. 13

    i like green this mounth……….
    i prefer “go green”

  14. 14

    Vlad, Cafundo and Yipori are great as always, but the rest is not so good…

  15. 15

    Best theme “Raining Sunrise”, it’s perfect for this italian summer: rainy never stops!

  16. 16

    Simon Harlinghausen

    June 30, 2009 9:10 am

    FANTASTICO. Wow. After the last month
    where I couldn’t find my style. This month
    the collection is a amazing. It is good that
    you can automatically change desktop pics
    at your mac :D

  17. 17

    This is a great idea. Thank you so much! I like so many of them, I don’t know which one to choose. :)

  18. 18

    nice collection again …

  19. 19

    Man i wish we could get them like a month in advance i have 3 monitors here at work i’d love come tomorrow to have June on my left monitor, july in the center, and august on the right….

  20. 20

    I love Deep Sea Diving! thanks for the great desktops :)

  21. 21

    Is anyone else having immense trouble viewing these? :(

  22. 22

    My favorite is “Bronze Addiction”.

  23. 23

    I’ve seen better months :p I guess I’ll stick with one of last month’s for a while…

  24. 24

    wow really cool wallpapers!

  25. 25

    Great post!!

  26. 26

    The flying lizard is my favorite one :D

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  28. 28

    Room: Great wallpaper, but physically impossible IRL (perspective is way off)

  29. 29

    love firefly

  30. 30

    its okay… but not the best this month… sorry…. i love the last month more


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