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Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: February 2011

We always try our best to challenge your artistic abilities and produce some interesting, beautiful and creative artwork. And as designers we usually turn to different sources of inspiration. As a matter of fact, we’ve discovered the best one — desktop wallpapers that are a little more distinctive than the usual crowd. This creativity mission has been going on for almost two years now, and we are very thankful to all designers who have contributed and are still diligently contributing each month. Smashing Wallpaper - February 2011 We continue to nourish you with a monthly spoon of inspiration for the next 12 months. This post features 40 free desktop wallpapers created by artists across the globe for February 2011. Both versions with a calendar and without a calendar can be downloaded for free. It’s time to freshen up your wallpaper! Please note that: * All images can be clicked on 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?

We always try our best to challenge your artistic abilities and produce some interesting, beautiful and creative artwork. And as designers we usually turn to different sources of inspiration. As a matter of fact, we’ve discovered the best one — desktop wallpapers that are a little more distinctive than the usual crowd. This creativity mission has been going on for almost two years now, and we are very thankful to all designers who have contributed and are still diligently contributing each month.

We continue to nourish you with a monthly spoon of inspiration for the next 12 months. This post features 40 free desktop wallpapers

created by artists across the globe for February 2011. Both versions with a calendar and without a calendar can be downloaded for free. It’s time to freshen up your wallpaper! Please note that:

  • All images can be clicked on 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?

(Update): you may want to take a look at February 2011 Windows 7 Themes

as well.

Madonna And Chihuahua

“Dog is the new Child.” Designed by Olivia Osik from Estonia.

Smashing Wallpaper - February 2011

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Focus

“Focus. “Work it harder, make it better do it faster makes us stronger.” - Daft Punk.” Designed by Angle Sharp Design from USA.

Smashing Wallpaper - February 2011

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Blue Clutter

Designed by Ron Gilad from Israel.

Smashing Wallpaper - February 2011

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Journey

“It’s still not too late to plan your 2011.” Designed by Ssu-Hua Chen from Australia.

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Winter Shrub

“A hearty shrub peeks out from the snow on a serene winter day.” Designed by Kate Hunsinger from USA.

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Bunch of Snowdrops

Designed by Maja Petric from Serbia.

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Valentine’s Day Sucks

“Take that, Valentine’s Day!” Designed by Jimmy Finazzo from USA.

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Knsqnt Interactive

Designed by knsqnt interactive from Germany.

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Join the Party!

Designed by Andrei Verner from Russia.

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Stitches and Cloth

Designed by Jeroen Verplanke from the Netherlands.

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Usher in the Year of the Rabbit

“February is here and along with February the Chinese will celebrate Chinese New Year. With this being said the Chinese will usher in the year of the Rabbit by first telling the Tiger to leave, they will then lure the fabled long eared beast with an appetizing, delectable, exquisite, luscious, palatable, savory, scrumptious and well-prepared, fresh out of the ground wholesome carrot. YUM SENG!!” Designed by siewhui from Singapore.

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Bundle Up

Designed by Kristin G Jackson from USA.

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Too Long

“February, because sometimes, months are just too long.” Designed by Ben Garratt from England.

Smashing Wallpaper - February 2011

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Month of Love

“Single day (14th) of a month for love is too little, so celebrate the full February as a Month of Love.” Designed by Rana Majumder from India.

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No Beer This Year

“My Near resolution “No beer this year” and my calendar theme too:).” Designed by Ravi Solanki from India.

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The Real Super-hero

“Hanuman is a Hindu deity, who is an ardent devotee of Rama, a central character in the Indian epic Ramayana.A general among the vanaras, an ape-like race of forest-dwellers, Hanuman is an incarnation of the divine, whose fate itis to aid the hero Rama in the struggle against the demon king Ravana.Known also as Anjaneya, Maruti, Pavanputra, Anjaniputra, Bajrang Bali and Hanumat, Hanuman’s exploits are much celebrated in a variety ofreligious and cultural traditions, particularly in Hinduism, so much so that he is often the subject of worship according to some bhaktitraditions.Jai Haniman :).” Designed by Rsmehra from The Republic of India.

Smashing Wallpaper - February 2011

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Masks

“Mistic Tribal Masks temporary exposition in Turin. They really remind to an alien atmosphere.” Designed by Ester Liquori from Italy.

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Swan Love

Designed by Francisco Jesús García Linares from Spain.

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All Is Full Of Love

“More at. All is full of love is a project about the lifes of 200 calendars.” Designed by graphic design studio Punkt from Bulgaria.

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Chinese New Year

“This is a Chinese New Year month, wishing you a Happy Chinese New Year. May you & your family enjoy Prosperity & Good Health in 2011!” Designed by CK.ew from Singapore.

Smashing Wallpaper - February 2011

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Winter’s Hope

“Hanuman is a Hindu deity, who is an ardent devotee of Rama, a central character in the Indian epic Ramayana.A general among the vanaras, an ape-like race of forest-dwellers, Hanuman is an incarnation of the divine, whose fate itis to aid the hero Rama in the struggle against the demon king Ravana.Known also as Anjaneya, Maruti, Pavanputra, Anjaniputra, Bajrang Bali and Hanumat, Hanuman’s exploits are much celebrated in a variety ofreligious and cultural traditions, particularly in Hinduism, so much so that he is often the subject of worship according to some bhaktitraditions.Jai Haniman :).” Designed by Rsmehra from The Republic of India.

Smashing Wallpaper - February 2011

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Masks

“Mistic Tribal Masks temporary exposition in Turin. They really remind to an alien atmosphere.” Designed by Ester Liquori from Italy.

Smashing Wallpaper - February 2011

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Swan Love

Designed by Francisco Jesús García Linares from Spain.

Smashing Wallpaper - February 2011

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All Is Full Of Love

“More at. All is full of love is a project about the lifes of 200 calendars.” Designed by graphic design studio Punkt from Bulgaria.

Smashing Wallpaper - February 2011

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Chinese New Year

“This is a Chinese New Year month, wishing you a Happy Chinese New Year. May you & your family enjoy Prosperity & Good Health in 2011!” Designed by CK.ew from Singapore.

Smashing Wallpaper - February 2011

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Winter’s Hope

“Februar is usually the coldest month - but spring is already lingering behind the lone tree:-).” Designed by Stefan M. Schmidt from Germany.

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Love in the Air

Designed by Mohd. Aaqib from India.

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Return

“I want to “return” to one of the greatest places at my last holiday. Photo by S.Bruett.” Designed by Toni Polkowski (FKSD) from Germany.

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February Fever

Designed by Becca Foster from USA.

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Sci-Fi

Designed by Darkink from South Africa.

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Let’s Cook

“Delicious February!” Designed by Anca Varsandan from Germany.

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Feel Flows

Designed by Peter Geiger from USA.

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Prehistoric Love

Designed by Kevin Fischer from USA.

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Blot

“We want colors on our screen, if the world outside is still grey and cold.” Designed by Lotum from Germany.

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Blue Light (see Large View)

“Clean, crisp and textured wallpaper with a hint of blue.” Designed by Atle Mo from Norway.

Smashing Wallpaper - February 2011

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Winter/Summer

“Made a simple wallpaper that shows a cold/warm contrast on both hemispheres.” Designed by Marco Palma from Italy/Germany.

Smashing Wallpaper - February 2011

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Join in next month!

Please note that we respect and carefully consider the ideas and motivation behind each and every artist’s work. This is why we give all artists the full freedom to explore their creativity and express emotions and experience throughout their works. This is also why the themes of the wallpapers weren’t anyhow influenced by us, but rather designed from scratch by the artists themselves.

A big thank you to all designers for their participation. Join in next month

!

What’s your favorite?

What’s your favorite theme or wallpaper for this month? Please let us know in the comment section below.

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