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Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: July 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. This post features 25 free desktop wallpapers created by artists across the globe for July 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?

All Seeing

"An abstract, gold all-seeing eyeball. No real rhyme or reason to it – enjoy!" Designed by Evan Eckard from USA.

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Unwritten Stories

"For all the unwritten stories that happened to us this summer." Designed by Ivan Ushmorov from Germany.

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The Kingdom

"Old world atlas." Designed by Jarod Mottley from Trinidad & Tobago.

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Summer Feet

Designed by Pietje Precies from The Netherlands.

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"”Many of us are dreaming of spending the summer in California – who doesn’t?”." Designed by Lotum from Germany.

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Freedom Happiness

"July month is seventh month of the year. For this month I have choose the theme of illustration.The basic idea of my theme is Freedom happiness as in this month most of the country celebratestheir Independence Day. So I took that idea and design my wallpaper as Freedom is all equal toeach an d everyone, whether they are human being or other creatures as everyone love freedom.Lots of birds flying high in the blue sky escaping from the cage and enjoying their freedom.So lets celebrates the freedom happiness." Designed by Pooja Jha from India.

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The Colourful Animal

Designed by Dana Gerigk from Germany.

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Against The Gravity

"I was inspired by one of the Bible verse: “But a net is spread in vain before the eyes of them that have wings” (Proverbs 1:17- Douay-Rheims Bible). Spread your wings and fly :)." Designed by Dadsdouter from Indonesia.

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Summer Breeze (Updated)

Designed by Design 311 from Belgium.

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Color Panels

Designed by Marcus from USA.

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"The Water Lily is the birth flower for the month of July." Designed by Edward Ellsworth from USA.

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Them Crooked Vultures

"Portrait of the 3 members of the band, made with the lyrics of their songs." Designed by Alexandre Bourgois from France.

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Ghost Jump

"Shot this pictures in Hamburg, Germany in the “Old Elbe Tunnel”.Enjoy July!" Designed by Marco Palma from Italy/Germany.

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Digital Beauty

Designed by from Poland.

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Summer Night

"The magic of a summer night." Designed by Mandi Coleman from USA.

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Be Cool!

"Keep Cool in the Summer." Designed by Nenad S. Lazich from Serbia.

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Time For Ice Cream

"Even in Canada, July can get pretty hot. Who doesn’t love a nice cold ice cream cone on a warm summer day?" Designed by Athena Studios from Canada.

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Summer (Updated)

"It’s too hot to think of a description… Just spending summertime on the beach." Designed by Ron Gilad from Israel.

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July Heat

"a vintage fan for the heat of July!" Designed by Almog Shemesh from Israel.

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Knee High By The Fourth Of July

"A common saying around here, farmers in the American midwest use “knee high” as a way to test if their corn is growing normally by the 4th of July. The photograph was taken in Cascade, Iowa in the U.S." Designed by Jared Rogers from USA.

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Private Island

Designed by Kayro C from China.

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The Cocoons

"Viktor Mazhlekov’s painting “The cocoons” is one of the famous and favourited by people. It is oil on canvas painting 90×75 cm." Designed by Viktor Mazhlekov from Bulgaria.

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Join In Next Month! Link

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 Favourite? 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

    Some really good ones this month. I like All Seeing, Summer Feet, and Color Panels.

  2. 3

    A great bunch! The first is my favorite, but they are all excellent. Great job :)

  3. 4

    My favorite is the old atlas. the others are great too!
    Please let us choose whether the week starts on Sunday in all of them.

  4. 5

    All are great. The first is outstanding and already is the wallpaper of my desktop.

  5. 6

    Thank you for great wallpapers! Digital Beauty and Color Panels are my favourites.

  6. 7

    I love California and Ice Cream for I was in California 2 years ago in the summer and I love purple :)

  7. 8

    The “Summer” one says June instead of July.

    • 9

      Thanks for noticing! I’ve just sent the updated files, hope they’ll be published soon.

  8. 10

    be cooooooooool !
    happy summer everybody :)

  9. 11

    the cocoons is super cute!! =)

  10. 12

    Good to see my own entry in there! I’m really happy right now.

    The other designs are amazing though! Good job all.

  11. 16

    Summer feet…feet in my desktop like a boss! Nice one :D

  12. 17

    July Heat is the one I’ll be unsing :)

  13. 19

    So few for 1366*768 resolution(

    • 20

      Can I suggest you use the 1920×1080 wallpapers? These have the same aspect ratio so it really won’t be much of a difference at all. ;-)

  14. 21

    Great wallpaper! But there a mistake in Summer Breeze: “2010”

    • 22

      Iris Ljesnjanin

      June 30, 2011 7:27 am

      Thanks for the note, Carou… We’ll be updating that one soon — stay tuned! ;)

  15. 23

    Be cool is my favourite

  16. 24

    nice wall papers, i got all the 1440×900,

  17. 25

    All the wallpapers are cool! But… in some countries it’s not summer :-(

    • 26

      I hear ya, but it’s a nice change seeing a warm summery image during winter :)

  18. 27

    Purushottam Kushwaha

    June 30, 2011 7:48 am

    Beautiful Collection for this july

  19. 28

    so early!
    i like ‘knee high’ the best :)

    • 29

      Thanks Marlaine! It was so last minute, I just took that photo of the corn last Sunday.

      • 30

        How nice.. I love it :)

        • 31

          Freedom Happiness and Summer Night are my favorites, although this was a good month all around. I may end up switching my backdrop every few days, just to get a taste of everything.

    • 32

      Freedom Happiness and Summer Night are my favorites, although this was a good month all around. I may end up switching my backdrop every few days, just to get a taste of everything.

  20. 33

    Freedom Happiness and Summer Night are my favorites, although this was a good month all around. I may end up switching my backdrop every few days, just to get a taste of everything.

  21. 34

    A bit disappointing, you have give way better issues. Loved the summer feet though.

  22. 35

    My picks
    be cool, july heat, it’s time for ice cream and summer feet.
    Grat job!

  23. 36

    Love Summer Night and Against the Gravity!
    Although.. I’m not quite sure what “The future belongs to those who can fly” means. Anyone have any ideas?

  24. 38

    Bigital beauty

  25. 39

    My favorite is ghost jump – i will follow ;)).

  26. 41

    So disappointed.

  27. 42

    Akshata Shanbhag

    June 30, 2011 10:07 am

    Beautiful wallpapers. I especially love Summer Feet.

  28. 43

    Great wallpapers, much obliged!

  29. 44

    “This post features 25 free desktop wallpapers created by artists across the globe for June 2011.”

    This should be “July” right ?.

    Anyway thanks for great wallpapers !!.

  30. 46

    Thx SM for showing my Wallpaper “Ghost Jump”!

    My fav wallpaper for July is “California”!


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