Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2011

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Find some inspiration with this free desktop and creative wallpapers for September 2011. Created by artists from all around the world!

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. 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 September 2011. Both versions with a calendar and without a calendar can be downloaded for free. It’s time to freshen up your wallpaper!


Designed by Vlad Gerasimov from Russia.

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Colorful Apple

“Green, unripe apple takes on juicy colors.” Designed by Mypoint from Poland.

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Designed by Mohd. Aaqib from India.

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September Bliss

“A simple and tasteful wallpaper for this year’s first fall month.The right amount of color, a hint of cheerfullness and style that blurs that line between the illustration and the calendar, makes one blissfull wallpaper theme.” Designed by from United Kingdom.

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September Breeze…

Designed by Christina Balanou from Greece.

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Thank You

“It’s an illustration I made to say ‘Thank you’ to a friend. :).” Designed by Stanimira Petrova from Bulgaria.

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Things Are Looking Up

“I was shooting a wedding and was searching for perfect light. I convinced my bride and groom to keep climbing up to the top of the mountain we were on, as soon as we crested the summit the shy sun was waiting for us and the sky burst alive. It was perfect. The early fall sun was headed back south and the air had that slight crisp to it. Winter was coming but not here yet. The very moment the groom saw the landscape in front of him unfold, he quietly spoke to his new bride ‘things are looking up’. She giggled a laugh only a newlywed could. Keep your head up - things are looking up.” Designed by Las Vegas Wedding Photographers from USA.

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City Of Antwerp

“I took this picture of the skyline of Antwerp on a sunny afternoon. The skyline looked a bit different today though, it was a obstructed by a big boat, you can still see the cathedral at the left though. I hope you like the wallpaper!” Designed by Yentl (design 311) from Belgium.

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Got Ink?

“I guess we ran out of ink…” Designed by Almog Shemesh from Israel.

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Designed by Tomek Walecki from Poland.

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Big Dinner

“Autumn is the right time for stock up in vitamins.” Designed by from Russia.

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Pyre In The Sky

“With September comes the distinctive feeling that Summer is over and Winter is fast approaching. But in the East Coast, Fall translates into a glorious palette of brilliant warm tones burnished oranges, yellows, reds as the leaves change color. It is as if the lazy, hazy remanents of Summer are being vanquished by a pyre in the sky.” Designed by Jen Cheng from Canada.

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La Mesa

“This is the leg of a table in the Queretaro Regional Museum (Mexico). Just love it!” Designed by Alicia Ramirez from Canada/Mexico.

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Feel Free!

Designed by Dana Gerigk from Germany.

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“These images were taken of Nicole Marquez in one of her first studio dance sessions since falling three years ago from her sixth story apartment window. She was internally decapitated, broke her lower back, pelvis and all the ribs on one side. Doctors thought she wouldn’t make it through the night for she lay on an 8 inch broken bottle for over 8 hours before being discovered. She is steadily recovering and proved the doctors wrong in that she not only walked again but she dances and teaches others. She’s a motivational speaker and a living miracle. Here are more links to her story. and this is her website.” Designed by Talamieka Brice.

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School Fun

“Going to school should be fun. I illustrated a fun little character who loves school and motivates kids to perceive it as educational and fun.” Designed by Hayat Sheikh from Lebanon.

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Red Beetle

Designed by Oxana Kostromina from Russia/Germany.

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Peacefall Critters

“Cute and cuddly fall wallpaper that’s just sure to keep away that autumn gloom. This was a welcome mood changer for our designers to make and we hope it will be for you aswell.” Designed by from United Kingdom.

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Jonathan Livingston Seagull

“The story of Jonathan Livingston Seagull, a seagull who is bored with the daily squabbles over food.” Designed by Monika Holeckova from Slovakia.

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Yellow Submarine

“The dog is exploring in a yellow submarine, a yellow submarine.” Designed by Rachel Cronover from United States of America.

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Designed by Laurebc from France.

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Moods & Moments

“In our routine life we are always behaving with our moods. some moods and moments are not easy to is always leaves impressions in our mind. Here is the idea how looks the collage of moods & moments.” Designed by Hiren Rawal from India.

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Love And Friendship

“In my country, September is the month of love and friendship, a month full of presents and lots of fellowship, flowers gifts and kisses invade every corner of my beautiful country Colombia.” Designed by Jose Luis Rodriguez Martinez (pu+) from Colombia.

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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 Favourite?

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

Further Reading

Smashing Editorial (il, vf, mrn)