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Desktop Wallpaper Calendars For September 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 50 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 September 2009?

Snow Leopard Link

“The new version of Mac OS X, Snow Leopard, has just been released, so I wanted to celebrate it with new artwork. In some way, I designed it in contrary to the OS box design, which is a bit too aggressive. Well, mine is a bit too ‘sweet’ probably :-)” Designed by Vlad Gerasimov from Irkutsk, Russia.

Smashing Wallpaper - september 09

Colors of Autumn Link

"Illustration presenting the beginning of autumn." Designed by Berenika Kolaczynska from Poland.

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Little Paris Link

"This was fun to play around with.Hope you guys like it.It shows the city center of Bucharest, Romania in the golden era of the city.Back then itwas called “The little Paris”.The image is part of an existing calendar ilustrating the old Bucharest in different times of the year." Designed by Ilie Vlad from Romania.

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V for Vendetta Link

"This wallpaper was inspired by the movie V for vendetta (one of my favourites), the quote is from a very dramatic part of the movie where V kills one of the characters after having said the line(hence the blood)." Designed by Luka Dadiani from UK.

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Caballito Link

"Ride a small sea horse and find the depth of your own ocean." Designed by pampaneo from Spain.

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Prelude Link

"An experiment with photo manipulation and digital collage techniques. (Many thanks to&nbspand that provide free high quality images for mixing and alteration. Also, thanks to for the free script font, Porcelain)." Designed by S. Beehler from Canada.

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Sunset Supervisor Link

"My wallpaper is an illustration of the Sunset Supervisor, Jack the Gecko and the White Elephant on an expedition through the desert of time." Designed by Manuel Esposito from Germany.

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Centuries Link

Designed by Valentin Bojilov.

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Where Acorns Come from Link

"Acorns coming to life in September." Designed by Monica Corduneanu from Romania.

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Queen Link

"Forest in Autumn." Designed by Jana Jelovac from Serbia.

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Sticking Art Link

"The idea behind my wallpapers is ‘Smashing Magazine’ with it’s amazingway of taking art from every place around the world and putting it infront – it is the way I thank you for everything you do." Designed by Catalin Boroi from Romania.

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Upside Down World Map Link

Designed by Vlad Gerasimov from Irkutsk, Russia.

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Dussehra Link

"Dussehra is a very famous festival of hindu people. On this holy day lord ram killed dashanan (rawan). So it is a holy religious day and celebrated as the victory of truth and goodness over bad people. On this day, effigies of Ravana, Kumbhakaran and Meghanad are stuffed with firecrackers and set alight." Designed by Supriya Kunal Dcunha from India.

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Illustration Talk Like a Pirate Day Link

"A little Illustration for the month of the International Talk Like a Pirate Day." Designed by Leo Lemes from Brasil.

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Shattered Link

"September marks the beginning of Autumn and this wallpaper design is a geometric depiction of dead leaves falling from trees." Designed by Franz Jeitz from Luxembourg.

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The Jam Factory Link

"The tastiest jam is being freshly prepared in the sky." Designed by Chris Alexander (Yipori) from England.

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Glowing Grunge Link

Designed by Sebastian Gonzalez from USA.

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Potato Pirates Link

"September being the national “potato month”, and having the international”talk like a pirate day” on the 19th, inspired us at gelattina to create a wallpaper, celebrating these two things.. that’s why we have Mr. Potato Pirate and his crew!! ARGGH…" Designed by Débora Márquez from Gelattina, México.

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Neon House Spirit Link

"This deserted house needs some magic to return for life… so i send him a little bit of neon spirit light, maybe after it will recover his past life…and you some inspiration!" Designed by Dovi Vausk from Lithuania (resident Spain).

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Music Link

"This is a little wallpaper I did according to abduzeedo’s supercool frilly bits typography tutorial of course i changed a lot of details so as to make it look different. The wallpaper itself has one simple word “Music” why? Because I love music I think u can get the hidden meaning yourself. " Designed by Luka Dadiani from UK.

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Last Melitea Link

"Just another thought to the summer… September will bring a lot of nostalgia ;(" Designed by m-mstudio from Italy.

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Chicken Sunrise Link

"”The Inspiration for this Calender is the city of Mumbai itself. The city which usually never sleeps, but gets buzzing right in the early hours!I shot this picture of the hen, who was probably laying her eggs, but looks lost and sleepy in her thoughts! The graphic represents the hustle-bustle of Mumbai, represented by itstwo most common (and cheap) modes of transport- the three wheelers and the vintage FIAT taxi’s! Its Chaotic, Its Grungy, Its loud and Buzzing, but like thischaos has its own symphony which unfolds in front of you everyday!”A little bit about me – I’m Principal – Design at Pineapple Consulting ( ), we deal into areas like branding and communication design, Product and packagingdesign, and interaction design! Located in Mumbai, India, I’m looking to meet some interesting people and projects from across the world!" Designed by Ameet Mehta from India..

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S for September Link

"I made this wallpaper because I am a big fan of Typography especially the Old English type, I drew the S myself and then scanned it in and made a wallpaper, I hope you will like it, let me know what u think." Designed by Luka Dadiani from UK.

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Brown September Link

Designed by Barney from Slovakia.

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First Fog Link

"This is the day the first fog came to this valley after a hot summer. The castle is preparing for the autumn. My first contribution to Smashing Magazine, feels really good though I didn’t have much timeto work on this one. Thanks for the inpsiration and the best online magazine ever!" Designed by Akif Top from Sweden.

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Field of Gold Link

"Ready to start again after vacation? Take a deep breath! If you use an unsupported resolution and would like a version please send me an email: I’ll do my best to create it." Designed by Federica Sibella from Italy.

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Darkness with Rays of Light Link

"Here comes another September filled with equal darkness and rays of light. The darkness and light flows in circles. The birds are tweeting to welcome the spring. The colorful lights are all around.Blessed are us for this is a transformation of energy. That will return three-fold back!" Designed by Puneeta Prakash from India.

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Circles Link

Designed by Hector Ruiz Gonzales from Peru.

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Curiosity and the Rose Link

"Alaskan Malamute Dog and Red Rose, This work is dedicated to the Public Domain. You may use this photo for any purpose, including commercial." Designed by from USA.

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The Blessed Night of Al-Qadr Link

"The first day of September 09 will be the 11th day of the Holy month of Ramadan in the Hijri calendar. The month of Ramadan is a very special month for the entire Muslim nation. Muslims are supposed to fast this holy month. Fasting is from first light of dawn until sundown, abstaining from food, drink, and sexual relations. On the moral, behavioral side, one must abstain from lying, malicious gossip, quarrelling and trivial nonsense. Fasting is a great act of worship for the Muslim which he performs by neglecting his desires to please his Lord and hopes for His Reward. The last 10 days of Ramadan have special virtues. Among the unique virtues of these special nights is that Laylat al-Qadr (the night of veneration or honor) is among them. It is the night on which the Quran was sent down. God described it as being blessed and better than a thousand months. He forgives the previous sins of the one who stays up and prays during this night out of faith and in hope of earning the reward from Him." Designed by Ahmed Hassan Alley from Egypt.

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Walking Link

Designed by Pedro Quesada from Spain.

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Smashing September Link

"A type-based wallpaper celebrating Smashing’s September set of wallpapers!" Designed by Justin Zalewski Design from USA.

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The Gift of The Nile Link

"The Greek historian, Herodotus, wrote that ‘Egypt was the gift of the Nile’, and in a sense that is correct. Without the waters of the Nile River for irrigation, Egyptian civilization would probably have been short-lived. The Nile provided the elements that make a vigorous civilization, and contributed much to its lasting three thousand years." Designed by Mahmoud Ahmed Hamam from Egypt.

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Zommmbie Girl Link

Designed by John Kichote from Poland.

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Coils Link

"September, the time when most of the worlds students go back to school after the summer holidays, something to cheer them up." Designed by Aleksey from Australia.

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Septypo Link

"Best month in the Year. Elegant Helvetica typography." Designed by Dannci from Slovakia.

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Breathe Link

Designed by Misty Michelle from USA.

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Dogtember Link

"Dedicated to all doggies missing their masters" Designed by Inna Dekhtiar from Ukraine.

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Bye Bye Beach Link

"The photo was taken at Sidmouth (England) this summer. The arm is a friend who posed in other photos." Designed by Jesús Ludeña from Guadalajara, Spain.

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September Colors Link

"”September Colors” wallpaper is based around colourful starting and peaceful endings. Most people think that the most favourable color for the month of September is purple but I refuse to agree. So i created this wallpaper with some mix feelings." Designed by DKumar M. from USA.

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September Link

"There are many remarkable events in september which make this month importantfor everyone.Some countries celebrate their independence day in it and some nations ascribe its daysfor remembering their heros. 11 September brings sad memories thus many good and bad belong tothis month. It also brings a special day (birthday) for me. Through this typographic wallpaper I try toexpose the value of september." Designed by NarjisNaqvi from Pakistan.

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Autumn Green Link

"Autumn starts on or around 15 September in solar term. September begins on the same day of the week as December every year. September’s birthstone is the ‘sapphire’ which means clear thinking. The birthflowers for this month are the ‘forget-me-not’, and ‘aster’. " Designed by Sagar from Bangladesh.

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Tea anyone? Link

"In September the weather gets cold and it starts raining very often, here in Germany. A nice way to keep yourself warm is a delicious cup of tea. I designed a clean wallpaper with some nice typography-elements and a warm cup of tea to express all that." Designed by Jens Thamm from Germany.

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September Sentense Link

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

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A Geometric Vision Link

"This months wallpaper is inspired by the work of Andy Gilmore with the colours swatch based on the Blade Runner (final cut) DVD cover. The font is called Neighbourhood by Andy Chung" Designed by Paul Randall from England.

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Rusting Beauty Link

"Old Changi Hospital in Singapore is a favourite amongst thrill-seekers and photographers for spine-chilling and paranormal experience. Served its purpose during WWII, decades of desolation brought the all-too familiar forlorn spookiness which abandoned architecture tends to present. Hopefully HDR techniques can bring out the rusting beauty in them." Designed by Wong Kuo Tsung Jordan from Singapore.

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Hang In There Link

"Things are always changing – hang in there: it’ll be alright." Designed by Marlaine Weber from Canada.

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Existence Link

"Through thought and madness the gods of ages past dwell in eternal etherial lands, where time is lost and insight gained." Designed by Daniel Whyte from New Zealand.

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Full Moon Dancing Link

"Just the imagination of the full moon dancing,inspired by the music album named “Buddha Moon”, produced by Chinmaya Dunster." Designed by Smalllotus from China.

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Dream Link

Designed by Carolina Araujo from Brasil.

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September Song Link

"A dark visualization of “September Song”, a song composed 70 years ago by K. Weill and M.Anderson, recorded by many music monsters (Frank Sinatra, Sara Vaughan, James Brown,Willie Nelson, Lou Reed)… and printed on the background of this wallpaper." Designed by Daniele Marino from Italy.

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Retro Fall Link

"Simple and minimalistic wallpaper with a retro feel based on my analog photographs from Tokyo." Designed by Adrian Tomic from Sweden.

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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 September, folks!

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  1. 1

    nice one :)

  2. 2

    Valentin Bojilov

    August 31, 2009 1:13 am

    By the way my name is Valentin no Valenin :)

    Nice collection :)

    (SM) Oops, sorry – just corrected your name, Valentin!

    <3 Thank you:)

  3. 3

    A big collection this month! Thanks!

  4. 4

    These are gr8. September is better than August :)

  5. 5

    Thanks SM for publishing my wallpapers, please let me know everyone what u think and what I could improve.

  6. 6

    it’s awesome and awful at the same time. amazing wallpapers, but i absolutely can’t choose the one to put on my desktop.. it seems i have one for every day of september ;)

  7. 7

    Thank you, SmashingMagazine, for giving us the opportunity to express our own creativity.

    I would like to ask, though, if it’s possible to get critiques on sent designs, that aren’t selected. I know that there is probably a world-wide-numbers of them, but overall?! (or maybe to give a link to the ones that have been submitted?)

    Great Inspiration for all to participate each month of the year & not give up.

    Best Regards,


  8. 8

    Really nice collection of wallpapers. But is it too hard to make a version for Full HD Screens with 1920×1080?

  9. 9

    Thanks for featuring my wallpaper Smashing Magazine!

  10. 10

    Wow, this is one of the best collection I’m seen from months. Great illustrations and wallpapers here this time.
    Great work smashing and the designers ! :)

    Mine isn’t in the list.. uwaa uwaaa ! :(

  11. 11

    The V For Vendetta wallpaper is to early! It should be posted in November….. remember remember…the fifth of November ;-)

  12. 12

    clear favorite: Colors of Autumn

  13. 13

    Thank you SM for featuring my “Sticking Art” :)

  14. 14

    I know it’s too early but I love the move so much that I just had to be red assured though there is a much better wallaper coming up for November

  15. 15

    I want the V for Vendetta one as november.

  16. 16

    Nice to see an indian Dussehra poster- one glitch though – dashanan should have 10 heads, right ?

  17. 17

    I love that you have the Al-Qadr post. Brilliant! – Thanks guys for the superb explanation also. Us Muslims get a hard time now days and I think it’s mainly down to us not explaining our religion.

  18. 18

    i love “The Gift of The Nile”

  19. 19

    I like “The Gift of The Nile” and “V for Vendetta” wallpapers :)

  20. 20

    Thank you very much, very nice collection!

  21. 21

    Difficult choose the best.
    All wallpaper are beautiful.

  22. 22

    I love that there is a Ramadan-related wallpaper!! I was going to make one myself, but I got caught up at :)

  23. 23

    This is really a great collection!
    And I thought last month was great, but wow this is awesome.

  24. 24

    The Upside-down map is now mine.

    Thanks a lot !! :-)

  25. 25

    The wallpaper collection is really cool. I like the “Centuries” Designed by Valentin Bojilov. I like it’s vintage look.

  26. 26

    This post hasn’t appeared in my RSS feed yet

  27. 27

    Loved “Music” & “S for September”!!

    Can we have wide screen resolution sizes…1680×1050??

  28. 28

    superb unity Nice Calendars For Desktop

  29. 29

    Glowing Grunge has the dates wrong. It has the 1st on Wednesday instead of Tuesday.

  30. 30

    cool!… ^_^


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