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Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: March 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.

We continue to nourish you with a monthly spoon of inspiration for the next 12 months. This post features 35 free desktop wallpapers created by artists across the globe for March 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:

Rock’n’roll Hall Of Fame

"A tribute to some of the legends inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame." Designed by Gokul Nair from India.

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Designed by Zayeem Khan from India.

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Spring Is Coming

"A cute idea of a factory producing leaves in preparation for Spring." Designed by Jusna Begum from UK.

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Evil Plants

"This wallpaper is made for celebrate 2011 spring." Designed by Sticky Stuff from France.

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"A daydream is a visionary fantasy, especially one of happy, pleasant thoughts, hopes or ambitions, imagined as coming to pass, and experienced while awake." Designed by Bruna Suligoj from Croatia.

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Forbidden City

"Illustration from on an original photograph of the Forbidden City, Beijing, China." Designed by Nic Dipalma from USA.

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Good Time Cyclones

"Las Vegas, Nevada." Designed by Brad Cerasani from Canada.

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Creative Bubbles

"Creative Bubbles." Designed by Avish Khan from Pakistan.

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There And Back Again

Designed by Becky Rother from USA.

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March Hare

"Air in March is full of spring and it makes us see amazing things." Designed by Olivia Osik from Estonia.

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Spring Is Here

"Let’s put away the winter coats and start enjoying the beautiful outdoors!" Designed by Corporate 3 Design from USA.

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Ah, Russia – The Famous Trio

Designed by Tihomir Budic from BiH-Republika Srpska.

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Galanthus Nivalis

"March is the first month of spring that we all looking forward to." Designed by from Russia.

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Chinese Impression

"Chinese opera always leave a deep impression on people. It always bring us the enjoyment of beauty." Designed by Lijingwen from China.

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Close To Paradise

"Mesa, Arizona." Designed by Brad Cerasani from Canada.

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There’s Always Hope

"When the dust settles and the rumbling ceases, we are able to see clearly once more. Faith in a new start pushes us forward despite our losses. Hope for a new horizon is a warming reality in which we can find assurance. We will discover love in unexpected places, and with a little luck we make it to the dawn of a new day." Designed by Elevendy from USA.

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Pi Day

Designed by Felix Grossar from Austria.

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Playing Indoors

"Momma always said not to play indoors. Nothing a little glue and a vacuum cleaner can’t fix." Designed by Mad Sprocket from USA.

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"Path to the beach at dusk, Phuket Thailand." Designed by Aaron Christe from Thailand.

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All Is Full Of Love

"All is full of love is a project about the lifes of 200 calendars. For the past five years, Denitsa Boyadzieva has been lovingly creating her clay and paper “walldolls” and featuring them on her blog. Each with its own character and story. ." Designed by Graphic Design Studio Punkt from Bulgaria.

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The White Stripes

"This wallpaper is a little tribute to one of the best bandof the last decade: The White Stripes. After I’ve heard thenews of their decision to make no longer music together,my theme for the march wallpaper was born. I’ve been inspiredby the “Seven Nation Army” video. Hope you like it!" Designed by Marco Palma from Italy/Germany.

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Usher In The Year Of The Rabbit

"In the land of the shadows the “hare-ry” hand is king. Guised as the bringer of easter, mischief only awaits. So hide your eggs of chocolates and such from the hand dressed as a hare, whence come next year you’d have nothing to bare." Designed by Siewhui from Singapore.

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Sweet March

"Digital collage, based on past and coming spring. The idea is to make it eternal or at least make it eternal in our computers! Hope you like it." Designed by Soledad Martelletti from Argentina.

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Listen To March

"Just listen to March, the beautiful spring month~." Designed by Kayro C from China.

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Mimesis Art Prints

"Crossed Wires photographed by Lia Laroye. Calendar designed by Denis Leblanc." Designed by Mimesis Art Prints from Canada.

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Breath Of Spring

"We waited the spring for a long time . And now we can take a deep breath and enjoy the flavor of the coming spring. It’s time to wake up!" Designed by Oxana Kostromina from Poland/Russia.

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Creative Juice

"Let your creative juices flow!" Designed by Junior Rumbelow from England.

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March Flying

"March is the time when you can spread your wings and welcome the first rays of sun." Designed by Jaro Mlkvy from Slovakia.

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Lion & Lamb

"March; In like a lion, out like a lamb." Designed by Brian Hauck from USA.

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Formula 1

"We love Formula 1 at Fluid Creativity, in fact, we’re so excited that we’ve kicked off the F1 season by designing this desktop calendar for March 2011 for all of the Smashing Mag fans to download. ." Designed by Fluid Creativity from England.

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"Spring is almost here!" Designed by Agnes Swart from The Netherlands.

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Spring Is Coming

"The weather is getting a little warmer, some birds fly, spring is not here yet, but it’s coming soon." Designed by Fabrizio Giammatteo from Italy.

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"Winter has left the city. Maybe?!" Designed by Lotum from Germany.

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Save The Date

"Tunisia and Egypt revolution… The beauty of freedom in two colors Red and Black." Designed by Sahra Tamo from Syria.

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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? Link

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

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  1. 1

    nice wallpapers!

  2. 2

    Hey, Just as good as always, Thank you for posting them! ;)
    The “Save The Date” links seem to be broken tho!

  3. 3

    Loved the Breath of Spring, Evil Plants and March Hare

  4. 5

    nice design @Junior Rumbelow….liking your style there!!!! keep it up!

  5. 6

    All are good….btw are more resolutions coming, coz i use a 1366×768 and sure others also have different resolutions :)

  6. 8

    very nice collection.. Thank you very much for including my calendar (Save the date). I feel very privileged
    my favorite : Three (Designed by Lotum)

  7. 9

    Love them! Just added the ‘There’s Always Hope’ to my mix of wallpapers!

  8. 10

    Another wonderful wallpaper for another wonderful month. Thanks for the wallpaper.

  9. 11

    “Playing Indoors” gets it’s promotion to desktop background this month.

  10. 12

    “Spring Is Coming” on my wall

  11. 13

    i like Spring by Agnes Swart)) nice wallp in this month but not a lot….

  12. 14

    Another great collection!!!

  13. 15

    Spring is Here and Ah, Russia look great. Nice job!

  14. 16

    My first time featured on Smashing’s wallpaper post (Forbidden City) and I’m honored to be included with such amazingly talented designers. I am inspired by all of you. Thank you.

  15. 17

    I love Breath Of Spring and Forbidden City, and if it’s not too cheeky, I’d like to post a link to my wallpaper that didn’t make it into this month’s collection:

  16. 19

    My fav is “Close to Paradise” from Mesa, AZ. I live in AZ and absolutely love the landscape. This is a keeper for me! Thanks!

    • 20

      Glad you liked it!

      This was shot from Fountain Hills, overlooking Las Sendas with Red Mountain just peaking through on the right. It’s beautiful up there!

    • 21

      Mesa is a sh*thole. believe it, Ive lived there for 10 years now.

  17. 22

    Thank you very much for featuring my calendar!
    I really like the collection of this month. I love them all :)

  18. 23

    My favorites are….
    1. Good Time Cyclones
    2. March Hare
    3. Rock’n’roll Hall Of Fame

    Thanks Smashingmagazine and contributors for wallpapers for this month :D

  19. 25

    1. Just Listen to March
    2. Spring is here
    3. Creative Bubbles
    4. Creative Juice

  20. 27

    ‘m glad you removed voting… it’s imho better this way

  21. 28

    Thanks for featuring me Smashing Mag!!! Really like this month’s collection!

  22. 29

    March Hare this time around. Love the color.

    • 30

      Thank you, Laura! : )

    • 31

      Olivia’s March Hare is also my favorite and it will be keeping me happy and looking forward to spring all month long. I love the many elements in this design, particularly the ‘crackle’ effect. Great work Olivia!

      • 32

        Thank you Anne! It`s so great to hear, that you like my picture : ) It was pleasure to draw this. And it`s important to get a feedback.

  23. 33

    These are BEAUTIFUL! It was so hard to choose. These artists are all amazing. I went with Anantara in the end and my desktop has never been more stunning

    • 34

      Wow, Thank you Lisa for saying something nice about my calendar! This is the 5th month that I’ve made them (1st time featured on Smashing) and believe it or not, your comment is the first feedback I have ever received, positive or negative, so thank you. I’m glad you like it :)

      Also thank you to Smashing Magazine for featuring my wallpaper among such beautiful work, I am honored.

  24. 35

    Ohh nnooo! I like the Creative Bubbles, but the calendar is incomplete. 31st of March is missing. Smashing, can you please fix that? Love it!

  25. 36

    Thanks SM for featuring my wallpaper “The White Stripes”!
    Feeling very honored!
    …Chapeau to all other designers!

  26. 37

    Pfft… no St. Patt’s day posters? Sad.

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    The calendars are simply awesome, and just in time for my birthday on the first day of spring! Many thanks to all that contributed!

  29. 41

    The calendars are simply awesome, and just in time for my birthday on the first day of spring! Many thanks to all that contributed! “Daydream” is my fav

  30. 42

    Love “Spring is almost here!”


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