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Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2010

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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 75 free desktop wallpapers, created by designers across the globe. Both versions with a calendar and without a calendar can be downloaded for free.

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So what wallpapers have we received for September 2010?

Tension9 Link

"I made a 9 on the fence with nails and woolen to express the tension. It has come to the ninth month of 2010. Still working hardly and stressfully? Take it easy!" Designed by Ssu-Hua Chen from Australia.

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Autumn Skyview Link

"Laying on field watching the sky above, leaves are falling, autumn is coming." Designed by Jaro Mlkvy from Slovakia.

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Symbian World Link

"Scene from Symbian World." Designed by Anna Alfut from UK.

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Melancholic Painting Link

"September always makes me melancholic, not sure why." Designed by Alex Roman from Romania.

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Autumn Paper Link

"Autumn is the season that’s most calming to me. Perfect weather, an array of colors, and a great source of inspiration to designers." Designed by Bogdan Lazar from Romania.

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Blue Fall Link

"A fun and intricate Illustration for the month of September inspired by Canadian scenery and the colors of fall" Designed by Avid Muse Design from Canada.

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Gold autumn Link

"When the leaves begin to change it means that autumn comes and schoolyear begins." Designed by cheloveche.ru from Russia.

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My Daisy Link

"Do not under estimated the beauty of a little daisy." Designed by Esther Lau from USA.

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Colourful Relaxation Link

"A design based on a photograph by Olivia Bell – I ended up altering it a fair bit, but I just loved the original so I wanted to base a design on it. I hope you like it!" Designed by Sasha Bell from England, UK.

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Memorial Tribute Link

"This wallpaper is a memorial tribute to the heroes of 9-11-2001,remembering the events of that September day and the innocent victims of the whole matter." Designed by Nishith from India.

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Summer’s End Link

"The Month of Ramadan is a time for many in which we fast, worship, and evaluate ourselves in order to strive to become a better person. Summer came and now it is leaving, the month of Ramadan came and now it is also leaving us and so this design is to show the tranquility, beauty, and spirituality of this month but at the same time show the power of these last ten nights." Designed by Arif Huda (Ihsaan|Fusion) from USA.

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My Chilly Beach Link

"Although autumn is calling, the beach is still a gorgeous place – even if chilly. Just a little reminder of summer and the fun it has brought – I hope you all have had a lovely summer (or winter for those in Australia etc) and have a wonderful new season, whatever it may be! Happy September :)" Designed by Olivia Bell from England, UK.

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Hues of Autumn Link

"As summer turns to fall, we enjoy watching the colors around us change to beautiful shades of orange. Enjoy this fun wallpaper on your desktop this season!" Designed by thunder::tech from USA.

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Origami flight Link

"Grab some paper, fold yourself a plane, and take flight!" Designed by Chris Alexander (Yipori) from England.

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Far Far Away Link

"Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your OWN sunshine. (Anthony J. D’Angelo, The College Blue Book)" Designed by Juanita Ooi from London, UK (Originally Malaysia).

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Ending of Summer Link

"Summer feels like it is truly finishing in the UK, we’ve gone from 20 degree weather to the 12/15’s and have spent an entire week immersed in rain! This photograph was taken during a brief dry spell – I thought it was a good representation of what we’re moving towards? even the grass looks sad!" Designed by Olivia Bell from England, UK.

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Wake Me Up Link

"This is how Green Day’s “Wake Me Up When September Ends,” makes me feel." Designed by Umer Tahir from Canada.

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Love Birds Link

"Celebrate love and be free. Happy September to everyone!" Designed by Martina Skender from Croatia/Israel.

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The Browser Link

"Meet the Browser-The Rockstar of the Internet. Preloaded with vibrant colors, he is all ea_rss to the happenings of the world wide web. Ask him about anything and you’ll get a reply, so quick that will make you go-ogling at him. He is the happening cool dude with a goatee in all the chatrooms, forums and social networks. So Click Him! ;)" Designed by Pixel Pundits from India.

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Back To School Link

Designed by Irene from Spain.

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Wear & Tear Link

Designed by Christopher Lee from USA.

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The Cobweb Field Link

"For a week we were immersed in a cloud. You couldn’t see into the distance at all, it was miserable but it did give us a wonderful chance for this photograph. I titled it “The Cobweb Field” as when I looked closer, it was literally covered in them. Quite amazing! Thank you to my models Sasha Bell and Rosanna Bell, without them this photograph would be empty! Enjoy September Smashing Magazine readers! :D" Designed by Olivia Bell from England, UK.

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International Day of Peace Link

"The International Day of Peace, also known as the World Peace Day, occurs annually on September 21. It is dedicated to peace, or specifically the absence of war, such as might be occasioned by a temporary ceasefire in a combat zone. It is observed by many nations, political groups, military groups, and peoples. The first year this holiday was celebrated was 1981." Designed by Darshan Kore from India.

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Colorado Wildflowers Link

Designed by Kari Andresen from USA.

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Victorian newspaper Link

"I am interested in typography and ornamental Victorian style.I wanted to present this calendar as a Victorian newspaper.Je m’int?resse ? la typographie ornementale et de style Victorienne.J’ai voulu pr?senter ce calendrier comme un journal d’?poque Victorienne." Designed by Sandrine Abraham from Paris, France.

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Earth Wind and Fire September Link

"I was born a hippie at heart and am completely in love with the old Fillmore posters from the 60s and 70s. Have a happy September with this Fillmore-style illustration featuring the lyrics to Earth Wind & Fire’s song “September.” Look closely into the disco lights for lyrics." Designed by Allison Doty from USA.

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Friends Link

"Cat and mouse, a contrived action involving constant pursuit, near captures, and repeated escape. We can do better than that, let’s start this month!" Designed by VCO Studios from The Netherlands.

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Mexico 1810-2010 Link

"Commemorating Mexico’s bicentennial." Designed by Alicia Ramirez from Canada/Mexico.

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Nat 2010 Link

"Nat 2010 stands for Nature 2010. A graphical representation of what nature will become during the start of this years autumn." Designed by Alec Leigh from France.

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Talk like a pirate day Link

"Ahoy, semptember 19th be th’ speak like a scurvy pirate day. Be a jolly scurvy pirate ‘n on 19th o’ Semptember speak like a scurvy pirate th’ whole day. Gar, Where can I find a bottle o’rum?" Designed by Vladimir Remenar from Croatia.

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Summers End Link

"Take a look out of my little Forest." Designed by Christopher Krahlisch from Germany.

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Mimimi Link

"It’s September, the Summer will end nearly? Don’t make Mimimi, and appreciate the last summer days." Designed by Sandra Heinzen from Germany.

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A Tale Link

"Un poco de fantas’a no le hace mal a nadie :)" Designed by Srpn from Spain.

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Parallel Universe Link

"The most tolerant ladybug ever :)" Designed by Bruna Šuligoj from Croatia.

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Spring Origami Link

"Flying origami birds in the spring." Designed by Paula Laneri from Argentina.

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Ramadan Kareem Link

"I have design this wallpaper for the holy month of Ramadan Kareem." Designed by Waqas Khna from Pakistan.

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Oh Joy Link

Designed by Valerie Morgan from USA.

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Wet Link

"Raindrops Keep Falling on My Leaves! Photo by Daniel Furtado." Designed by Wezen Design from Brazil.

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Iran Guilan Link

"Guilan, is one of the provinces of Iran that have very desirable weather with beautiful nature.It lies along the Caspian Sea. This photo shows one of the beauty of this region." Designed by Arash Zad from IRAN.

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Bridge to reflections Link

"Autumn is that dreamy time when we remember all the good things happened through the summer." Designed by Jaro Mlkvy from Slovakia.

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Meditation Link

"We just got back from a camping trip where we spent severaldays in a tent, surrounded by redwood trees. It’s easy to forget there’s aworld outside our computer monitor sometimes, a world with only the noise ofwater dripping onto leaves and gentle breezes, a world that isn’t dividedinto pixels and margins. It’s important, sometimes, to take a step away fromthe blue haze of our monitors and step into the real world just to keep ourown sanity." Designed by Arcane Palette Creative Design from USA.

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Back to School Link

"When I would get a little bored in class I would doodle these little characters on my notebooks. Now that I am no longer in school, I still find myself doodling whenever I’m brainstorming for a project or need a little break from what I’m working on." Designed by Amy Vitale from Gilbert, AZ USA.

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Wake me up when September… ends Link

"A little friend hibernating. When the right time comes, he will rise & shine again." Designed by Alecsandru Grigoriu from Romania.

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SeptembARR Link

"Just a little something for Talk Like a Pirate Day!" Designed by Carly Dybka from Canada.

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Sweet September Link

"My last September was so sweet with lots of memories with my best friend. So i decided to design a wallpaper for her. And here it is…" Designed by Aswani from India.

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Chestnut Link

Designed by Barney from Slovakia.

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Cool Cat Link

"A literal wallpaper, this is an illustration of the coolest cat: the one and only, James Dean." Designed by 3 Roads Media from USA.

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Domo At The Playground Link

"I <3 Domo." Designed by Anca Varsandan from Romania.

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Sweet September Link

"This is one of my first shots on the new Canon EOS 500D DSLR.Actually, raspberries grown in my garden,so I decided to photographthem a little. I hope you enjoy it." Designed by Dominik Levytskyi from Ukraine.

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Why Autumn Link

"A little reason for Autumn, From morocco… with love !" Designed by Adil Fattoumy from Morocco.

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Landscape in Santa Catarina Link

"Winter in South America" Designed by Marco Aurelio Fevereiro from Brazil.

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September Space Link

"Beautiful space wallpaper with desktop calendar of September 2010" Designed by Sagar from Bangladesh.

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Hello September Link

"Say Bye to summer, September is here." Designed by Jaro Mlkvy from Slovakia.

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New Season Link

Designed by Eugenie Huard from California, USA.

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Going to seed Link

"September calendar celebrates Autumn and nature Going To Seed. “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf’s a flower. – Albert Camus”" Designed by Kim Carney from USA.

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Hanging Link

"Random Idea…" Designed by Kris Koubaddy from United States.

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Welcome Autumn. Link

"Let’s give a big welcome to Autumn that will begin in September!" Designed by Marco Palma from Germany.

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Umbrella Link

"Don’t forget to take your umbrella with you in September. Actually this is more what August was like in Germany." Designed by Martin Kolb from Germany.

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Happy Place Link

Designed by Kasper Nordkvist from Denmark.

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Time to Design Link

"The summer is ending, everyone is going back to school/work and the weather is starting to change. But this can be a good thing because now we have a good excuse to stay inside and start designing beautful things. Designed by: Robin de Jong from The Netherlands" Designed by Robin de Jong from Netherlands.

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Back to School Link

"To grow up, meet new friends and learn life." Designed by Eugenie Huard from California, USA.

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Ramadan Kareem Link

"Eid ul-Fitr, This happy festival marks the end of the fast of Ramadan which is the Islamic month of fasting. I designed this wallpaper to dedicate my design for the month of Ramadan kareem." Designed by Vanshika Wadhwani from Bahrain.

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Welcome Ramadan Link

"Wallpaper I made on the holy occasion of Ramadan." Designed by Taghreed Alhaqbani from Saudi Arabia.

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Star Link

"Never Forget." Designed by Eric Hooper from USA.

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Kitchen Hymns Link

"During my time at NYSC, I was inspired abotu learning and observing a culture very new to me. Specifically was the body dimensions of ladies from the Southern part of Nigeria was something I want to hold dear to memory – not that I stare at them, but some things can not hide for long. This artwork shows a typical African lady having a swell time at the kitchen." Designed by Aroyewun Babajide from Nigeria.

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Falling Leaves Link

"As the air turns crisp and the leaves begin to change, use this desktop to give yourself a picturesque reminder of autumn." Designed by fifty2forty8 studios from USA.

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Note for Dad Link

"A simple reminder to all Dads to go home early :)" Designed by Aswani from India.

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Afternoon Bike Link

"Afternoon Bike" Designed by emily shirley from USA.

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Sunshine Link

"Awesome autumn sunset, shoot in Norway just a few days ago.The photo was made at around 10 p.m. withvery little editing done to it, just to make the color pop a little more and remove a jet line." Designed by Nistor Mihai from Romania.

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When leaves leave… Link

"September…when leaves leave…" Designed by Vy Phan from United Kingdom.

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Inspirations Link

"A simple calendar hope you guys like it, i got the inspiration from a photo-manipulated imageIf you guys want to change anything or have any suggestions please let me know.Free to use but mention my name." Designed by Qayum Khan from Afghanistan.

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Seagull Days Link

"A view from the Head Island Causeway in Boston’s South Shore. Photo-traced." Designed by Nate Green from USA.

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Zzzz..! Link

"The illustration was created as a booklet for A Nursery Center, so, I used the sameillustration on the cover for a wallpaper." Designed by Fatima Alghafli from Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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Through the window Link

"I always look up my windows when I am tired of starring the computer screen. It reminds me the weather outside at the moment or the time to eat dinner. I clipped off the word “September” from news paper and pasted it to my window, which notices me that it’s already September." Designed by Ssu-Hua Chen from Australia.

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Layover Link

Designed by Megan Smith from USA.

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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 roundup guys…Thanks to all the designers. Always inspirational.

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  2. 3

    Finally! Almost as eagerly awaited as my month’s pay on the 31st! :)

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  3. 4

    Some fantastic designs here! – Great work. – Think I’m gonna go with “Hanging” this month.

    Thank you!

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  4. 5

    love it, especially ramadhan themes.
    makes me want to join for next month ;-)

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    Hanging!

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  6. 9

    Wow! these wallpapers are Great!! thx! :) Inspirational!!

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  7. 10

    Thank u Smashing Editorial Team for showcasing my two desgins.

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  8. 11

    I’m always looking forward tot this.

    Thanks!

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  9. 12

    Through the window — the best one.

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  10. 13

    September is the best month simply because it’s my birthday :D

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    Hanging is my favorite..very nice :-)

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    Awesome, I love the selection. My favorite for this month is Summer’s End by far.

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    Is Autumn Skyview a subtle 9/11 reference? Cuz, it’s not really all that subtle. Ah, the beautiful autumn sky… colorful leaves alight in the cool breeze…. and a mammoth, low flying commercial airplane deafening the chatter of birds making plans for their fall migration…

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      Judy, I have the same reaction. Why else would a commercial airplane be in that wallpaper, I wonder?

      Man, I never thought I’d get worked up over desktop wallpaper.

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        Well, you two soured me on that image. I switched to Star.

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        Maybe to give the impression that you’re looking up at the sky as leaves fall down around you?

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          That’s how I took it. I’m from Chicago, and it’s a pretty common occurence in the suburbs to hang out in natural settings under flight paths and watch planes heading into and out of Midway and O’Hare.

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    I picked Autumn Skyview, but several others were pulling at me. I love the macros.

    Judy, I didn’t think of it as 9/11 related. That’s a bit of a chilling spin. Just because it’s a jet in September doesn’t mean it’s near New York City nine years ago, but I don’t blame you for thinking of it. Perhaps that is much more in your frame of reference than it is in mine.

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    Awesome collection, sad that I couldn’t get in on it this month because I had so much going on.
    Good stuff, I really like something about all of them.

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    Thanks a lot for showcasing my photo…

    Best Regards

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    Matteo Palazzani

    August 31, 2010 5:43 am

    Ouch i’m not in the selected 75 calendars! I will try next month ehehehe! anyway, it’s an awesome collection of stunning works!! congrats to all the photographer/designer!

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    awesome collection again… “Hanging” is my wallpaper this month…

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      Why Autumn, Wet, Afternoon Bike, Going to Seed and Through the Window are my favorites. Hard to pick just one

      Bst Rgds
      Rohail

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    “Back to school” calendar has 31 days…

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    There is one called Summers End and Summer’s End….Summer’s End is my favorite.

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    Why Autummn, Wet, Afternoon Bike, Going to Seed and Through the Window are my favourites. Hard to pick just one!

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    This Olivia Bell Is Getting Better and Better ! Excellent :)

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    I’d like to thank all the artists for doing a wonderful job. I have really only one comment. I don’t care for any of the designs that reference 9/11. Not because I think they’re bad or because I think there should be limitations placed on subject matter—I don’t. For me, remembering 9/11 is still painful.

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    nice “Ramadan moubark” all of u

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    I always love looking through these every month.
    I have chosen my favourites in 3 different categories this time.
    (Typography, Creativity, Use of Colour)

    #1 Typography – Victorian Newspaper
    #1 Creativity – The Browser
    #1 Use of Colour – Chesnut

    I really love the colours in CHESNUT. very nice!!

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    Great collection this month! I like Hanging, Summers End, Kitchen Hymns, and SeptembAAR. The photo wallpapers are beautiful, but the illustrative wallpapers are always my favorite!

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    Nice !

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    Awesome collection! Summer’s End is my favourite.

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    WOW! Tough pick for this month, I guess I will have to change my desktop often. :) My 2 favorite themes are the 9/11 and Day of Peace – can’t pick just one. Keep up the good work!!!

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    So many gorgeous ones this month!! I’m gonna have a hard time deciding on just one :D

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