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Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: November 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 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 November 2009?

Scared Turkey Link

“Thanks giving is approaching, and Tom the Turkey is getting scared. This wallpaper was created using The GIMP and Inkscape.” Designed by Jeffrey Boulais from USA.

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Give Tanks Link

“My tribute to the Constructivist design just in time for Thanksgiving.” Designed by Valerie Morgan from USA.

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Bless You Zebra Link

“Exaggerated sneeze.” Designed by Drew Gilchrist from Canada.

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November Sentence Link

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

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Jimi Hendrix Birthday Tribute Link

“Celebrating the birth of legendary guitarist, Jimi Hendrix. Purple Haze, Red House and Hey Joe are among some of his ageless songs. Take some time and “get experienced” with Jimi Hendrix this month.” Designed by Kevin Harrison from USA.

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Pop Ruff Link

“An homage to Pop-Art and the Tide brand, sprinkled in a little texture, space on the right for your icons to be seen, and voila, the level three experience.” Designed by Daniel Luzier from US.

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Give Thanks Link

Designed by Millicent Bowman.

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Thank You Link

“In the spirit of Thanksgiving, this wallpaper was created with many ways to say “Thank You” in various languages.” Designed by Valerie Morgan from USA.

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November Snowboarding Link

“A calendar for November with a snowboarder, mountains and vector graphics.” Designed by Eirk Granli from Norway.

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Turkey Laser Link

“It is turkey month, but not in the way a turkey likely appreciates. So in the hopes of avoiding the dinner table, this guy decided to hide out at a school that miraculously has not updated their “picture day” procedure since the 1980’s resulting in a radical portrait (and by radical I mean his mom sprung the extra bucks for the laser background and the double image).” Designed by Robert Frey from USA.

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Bonding Link

“Spend some quality time with your parents because they will not always be around.” Designed by Terence Gomez from Philippines.

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Day of Dead Link

“Wallpaper with calendar commemorating the Mexican custom of pre-Hispanic origin “Day of the Dead”.” Designed by Violeta Hernandez from Monterrey, México .

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Creative November Link

Designed by Valentin Bojilov.

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Peace Giving Link

“Peace Giving, reference Thanksgiving! :)” Designed by Alejandra Abad from USA.

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Glamour Girls Link

“Where is the Party Tonight Glamour Girls?” Designed by Puneeta Prakash from India.

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Native American Link

“My inspiration comes from native american art combined with my love of fashion” Designed by Lauren Curtis from United States.

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My little dream Link

“There are a lot of fun things you can do inside when November comes, stay inside and have fun.” Designed by Snorre Glemmestad from Norway.

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Bonfire delight Link

“Fireworks light the sky on bonfires night.” Designed by Chris Alexander (Yipori) from England.

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Autumn Colours Link

“For November, I wanted to feature Canadian nature with a photograph from my own portfolio. In respect, I’ve also added a poppy to the wallpaper for Remembrance Day.” Designed by Ducky Design from Canada.

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Turkey Day Link

“A brown and orange themed turkey day. A reminder that these fierce birds are grandiose, but also delicious!” Designed by Amanda Johnson from USA.

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Seasonal Change Link

“Seasonal change – the transition from autumn to winter just like pages in a book…” Designed by Alexandra Ipate from Romania.

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Mother Earth Link

“‘Mother Earth’ is a common metaphorical expression for the Earth and its biosphere as the giver and sustainer of life.” Designed by Sagar from Bangladesh.

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Autumn Chill Link

“A nice serene nature photograph with rich browns, golds, and complimented by a cool hue of blue and white. I took this photo in my backyard one morning, in the nice chilly weather of autumn.” Designed by Christopher Reed from United States.

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Children’s day Link

“Universally, Children’s Day is celebrated on 20th November, every year. But in India it is celebrated on the 14th November, because the date marks the birth anniversary of legendary freedom fighter and independent India’s first Prime Minister, Pundit Jawaharlal Nehru. As a tribute to Nehru and his love for children, Children’s Day is celebrated on his birth date.” Designed by Supriya Kunal Dcunha from India.

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Thailand’s Lot Krathong Link

“The Loy Krathong Festival of Thailand will happend in November of every year. I want to tell the world There is a very Beautiful and Romantic festival in Thailand. Want you to come and see it!” Designed by dafxxxk from Thailand.

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The Fall of the Berlin Wall – 20th Anniversary Link

“20 years ago, the 9th of November 1989, the wall separating East Germany from West Germany fell in Berlin.” Designed by Vincent Prat from France.

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Efresh Guy Link

“The dark and gloomy vision of our employees. Kiddin’ :).” Designed by Marek Lasota / eFRESH from Poland.

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Winter Sleep Link

Designed by Barbara Haider from Austria.

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Halucinogen Sunset Link

“Our imagination give us this distorted point of view when things are going right. Everything is colorfull and beatiful when the nature are conected with our souls, and that’s inspire anyone.” Designed by Vinicius Ervilha from Brazil.

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Chameleon Break-Up Link

Designed by Eli, Stefan and Xenia from USA.

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Type and Stripes Link

“This is a Typographic image with stripes and type treatment. Very minimal but easy on the eyes.” Designed by Raul Esquivel from USA.

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The Saga New Moon Link

“The Saga New Moon Calendar – I made this wallpaper because this month is the release of the well known movie – New Moon , made after the book with the same name written by Stephanie Meyer and , because I am a huge fan of the Saga Books.So I realy hope you’ll enjoy my calendar.” Designed by Alexandra Ipate from Romania.

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Evolution (Dual Desktop Wallpaper) Link

“The evolution Wallpaper is made for dual-monitor Systems with 2 1280×1024 monitors.I surfed the web to find something cool, but most of the dual wallpapers out there are to vista like ( means bull***t). So i made my own.Its called “evolution” because i like the letter “E” in this font :-), could have called it “email” too ^^.” Designed by Jonas Duri from germany.

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November Glow Link

“One of my Photoshop glowing wallpapers series. ” Designed by Yvaine2010 from Germany.

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Streaks Link

“The wallpaper is an image of an bursting cracker taken during the festival Diwali. The streaks of light were instantly likeable. And the image is rightly selected by my friend Sriyash Jichkar.” Designed by Parth Siddharth from India.

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Monster November Link

“I can’t wait to see Spike Jonze’s “Where the wild things are”, it will reach theatres only in December where i’m living so i’m patiently waiting with personal works featuring these childhood monsters.” Designed by SixLightYears from France (Reunion Island).

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Ant and lazy cricket Link

Designed by Monica Corduneanu from Romania.

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Complete Me Link

“‘complete me’ is a wallpaper i designed using one of my poems. Just know that no man is an island. ” Designed by Zainab Sule from Nigeria.

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PinUp Girl Link

“Last month somebody noticed there have been no „pink” wallpaper so We wanted to try and make one. We hope You like it!” Designed by John Kichote from Poland.

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A Tribute to 26/11 Link

“This calendar is designed to give tribute to all those innocent people who lost their lives last year on 26/11. It was similar attack as of 9/11, when more than 100 people were killed by terrorist in Mumbai, India. Feel the pain of families who lost their loved ones and paint this world “RED” with roses, not with blood.” Designed by Aman Behl from India.

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To November Link

“The great fall, is the issue that we will use the end of this autumn, with the last leaves,waiting to fall after a great life.” Designed by Javier Castillo from Bolivia.

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Cutout Link

“Just cutout. Simple, lovable and ready-to-show :).” Designed by Marek Lasota / eFRESH from Poland.

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Colorful Stuff Link

“Inspired by a mixture of graffiti and the HAPPY GO LUCKY fun ofCrayola magic (or whatever tools you have when your up to mischief, but spraypaint has the best effect)” Designed by 268 Design from USA.

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Rainovember Link

Designed by Marta Miazek from Poland.

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Alzheimer’s Awareness Link

“Each year in November, Alzheimer’s Awareness month takes place all over the country. I chose this theme because of a family member who has been battling this disease since 2002. I love how she keeps fighting even though each day gets tougher in her life. I love and care about her very much and is always in my heart everyday. I hope the viewers can relate to my experience and understand that this is a very serious disease. Also, I want viewers go out make a difference for a loved one even if it is research, donating, or taking part in a community event for a good cause.” Designed by Matthew Jerauld from United States.

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Eyecandy Link

“vector candybar that appeals to men and women” Designed by Justin Wright from USA.

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Football Link

Designed by Kari Kumura from United States.

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Doodles Link

Designed by Pietje Precies from The Netherlands.

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Wildlife lives in bichomania Link

“There is lot of people sharing efforts in the whole world to combat against the loss of Biodiversity and Extinctions. From our blog “Historias Naturales” (in spanish) we try to share this kind of stories.” Designed by Pablo Jimeno Pérez from Spain.

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N for November Link

Designed by Qayum Khan from Afghanistan.

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Wavular Link

“Design Kompany’s ÒwavularÓ series is about possibility. Negative space. And what that implies. Quantum physicist Max Planck said: “When we change the way we look at things, the things we look at change.” This drawing was inspired by Olympic Sculpture Park in Seattle.” Designed by Design Kompany from USA.

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Autumn Hills Link

“November: curled by the fireplace and looking out the window, autumn is golden and warm. ” Designed by Saarah Saghir from USA/Pakistan.

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Sweet Dreams Link

Designed by Valerie Morgan from USA.

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Car Boat Shed Link

Designed by Amaury MDF from France.

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City Night Link

“A blurry fall evening in downtown Atlanta, Georgia.” Designed by Sean O’Key from United States.

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Autumn Leaves Link

“Abstract representation of Autumn leaves seen through a cut-away.” Designed by Greg Goodson from England.

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Mum Link

“Here in New York, November is the brown, crisp twilight of the year; the hushed ushering to sleep and hibernation. Its symbol is the noble, honest chrysanthemum, its stone topaz, its mood dreamy nostalgia.” Designed by Manon Michel from US.

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Old Wood Link

“I wanted to give a calendar a fun, wooden look, with a strong typography, sort of ironic in the sense that it’s sharp and more professional than other fonts, while being messy and sloppy at the same time.” Designed by Tyson Junkers from USA.

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Loneliness Link

“Lonely is a lamp without love.” Designed by Raru from Bulgaria.

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Timeline Reveal Link

“Time never stop for anyone. Our future always remain unknown (dark/blind); and all the radiant will be tone down (we forget) when time moves on. The moment we own is only now, which can brings us hope and brightness.” Designed by Shermynn Low from Malaysia.

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Negative Space Link

“After trying numerous different approaches similar to my flourishing April type, I ultimately settled on a very minimal, negative space-based design. I didn’t include a version without the calendar as it felt a little too minimal without the supportive type.” Designed by Colin Parks from Canada.

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Nigh Link

“Part innovative, part grungy – a bit of a ‘Tron’ meets ‘Mad Max’. This is my current view of the future that is near (nigh).” Designed by Charles Godewyn from United States of America.

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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 November, folks!

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  1. 1

    A nice collection of work on calender but disappointing for me as my work is not showcased in this month. I participated in the November calender but unfortunately…

    anyways… better luck next time :)

    • 2

      Same here – I had an entry for this months Desktop Wallpaper Calender too, but it’s not placed on this list. Too bad :) .

    • 3

      Smashing Editorial

      November 1, 2009 9:18 am

      Hey guys, we just sent you an e-mail explaining why your wallpapers haven’t been featured in this post.

  2. 4

    Pinup girl has the best typo!

    “Lust month somebody noticed…”

  3. 5

    Very good looking wallpapers here..
    I have sent one also but not get selected, so will be sending one for december also. better luck next time.

    Anyways great selection..
    Thanks SM
    You Rocks!!!

  4. 6

    Juan Carlos Rendon

    October 31, 2009 1:16 pm

    Thanks a lot!!!

    I love this kind of posts.

    All the wallpapers are very nice!!!

  5. 7
  6. 8

    Creative November

  7. 9

    Nice collection! Especially towards the end :)

  8. 10

    For me, this month was the absolute best collection of wallpaper since early on in 2009. Some very solid contributors with great work and solid vectors and fun images. Definitely what a November should be on the desktop.

  9. 11

    Stanislav Kirilov

    October 31, 2009 4:32 pm

    Cutout is my choise this month ;)

  10. 12

    Definitely one of the best in 2009. I’m glad that only the cream of the crop were chosen :)

    Good work designers – keep those masterpieces coming in!

  11. 13

    This month wallpapers are so cool! Thank you for accepting mine’s , next month i’ll definitely send some more.
    Good job all designers!

  12. 14

    Really good selection this month, thanks!

  13. 15

    Lovely Collection! I loved many of them! Thinking which ones to download first!

  14. 16

    I think I’d prefer that there weren’t any “pinup girls” in the monthly calendars. >.> They’re kind of offensive to many.

    • 17

      Your name links to a furry web site and you find pinup girls offensive?!

    • 18

      Jared Spurbeck, you are a bad intolerant netizen. If you are “offended” by some of the wallpapers here, then don’t come here anymore. Your loss, not ours.

      Aside from Jared, cheers to everyone for the great designs! Dual Monitors and 320×480! Yey!

      My special mention goes to:

      GIVE TANKS (Valerie Morgan -Для родины!)
      BLESS YOU ZEBRA (Drew Gilchrist)
      JIMI HENDRIX TRIBUTE (Kevin Harrison -rock on!)
      BONFIRE (Yipori)
      SEASONAL CHANGE (Alexandra Ipate)
      CHAMELEON BREAK-UP (Eli, Stefan and Xenia)
      EYECANDY (Justin Wright)

      Will be using MONSTER NOVEMBER (SixLightYears) for my staid work PC, N FOR NOVEMBER (Qayum Khan) for my shiny-new home desktop, LONELINESS (Raru) for my emo notebook, DOODLES (Pietje Precies) for my poor battered phone, and sent NEW MOON (eewww) to my Twilight-obsessed niece.

      Oh, btw, no commemorative wallpapers for our poor veterans (US, European, Asian, whatever)?

  15. 19

    The sneezing Zebra FTW!

  16. 20

    I love all the wallpapers with the turkey theme and the bonding is also nice with the jelly fishes.

  17. 21

    I decided to go with doodles. I really like the calendars that don’t take any work to look at. Doodles was a great option for me. Can’t wait till next month. I think I’ll submit mine.

  18. 22

    Its is surprising to me that there was only one calendar that made any mention of Rememberance Day / Armistace Day.

    Virtually the whole world commemorates it in one form or another as a tribute to those who have served our respective nations in combat and allow us to this day to enjoy the freedom we now have.

    Sad to see that from a great cross section of designs from so many people in so many country’s that no one else thought to include it.

    Congrats to Autumn Colours (Ducky Design) for your calendar.

  19. 23

    Thanks so much for adding my wallpaper :D i´m really happy about!

    There are so many beautiful wallpapers… don´t know which one i should take for my desktop :)

  20. 24

    It looks that you were inspired this time, they are all amazing… I cant decide which one was the best, I think they are at least 10 that I like… Thank you so much, for make such an amazing work for my desktop.

  21. 25

    I like Autumn Colors and Doodle

  22. 26

    I was so excited to see my design added to the collection. As always, all of these are amazing! Great job everyone.

  23. 27

    Nice! I’ll be switching between Halucinogen, Mother Earth and November Glow. Kudos to the great work done by all the creatives!

  24. 29

    Thanks for publishing my wallpaper. I’m honored.

    @Jared Spurbeck why do you think not really naked is offensive to anyone? If I’m not offended (and picture is based on my own appearance) nobody should be.

  25. 30

    Awesome, nice collection this month.

  26. 31

    Very nice post and great collection.

  27. 32

    yay .. thats super collection .. liked them all .. mostly the bokeh effect , and 26/11 .. great ones ..
    thanks people ..
    thanks SM


  28. 34

    I really liked the “Children’s day” wallpaper. Not only this one, each n every wallpaper have been nicely crafted.

  29. 36

    Monster November looks great,love the 3d font..

  30. 37

    Great collection


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