Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: January 2013

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Quick summary ↬ This post features free desktop wallpapers created by artists across the globe for January 2013. Both versions with a calendar and without a calendar can be downloaded for free. It’s time to freshen up your wallpaper!

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.

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?

Merry Smashing Christmas

Designed by Ricardo Gimenes.

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Smashing Desktop Wallpaper — January 2013

Mario January

“One day I was playing Super Mario Brothers on an old Super Nintendo and the idea of creating a Mario-themed calendar came to my mind. I hope you like the end result! (If you have a lower resolution than Full HD, I recommend using the 1920 wide version still, and let your OS do the resizing to fit your desktop.).” Designed by Roland Szabo from Hungary.

Smashing Desktop Wallpaper — January 2013

Array My Way

Designed by Vlad Gerasimov from Russia.

Smashing Desktop Wallpaper — January 2013

New Year

Designed by Webolution from Greece.

Smashing Desktop Wallpaper - January 2013

End Of The World Postponed

Designed by Davide Vicariotto from Italy.

Smashing Desktop Wallpaper — January 2013

Welcome To January

Designed by Logan Holy from Indonesia.

Smashing Desktop Wallpaper — January 2013

Snake

Designed by Cheloveche.ru from Russia.

Smashing Desktop Wallpaper — January 2013

Moustache 2013

Designed by Lissa Sleeckx from Belgium.

Smashing Desktop Wallpaper — January 2013

Cozy January

“January is a very cold month and when outside it’s too cold, we love to stay at home in a cozy home!” Designed by Fabrizio Venanzi from United Kindgdom.

Smashing Desktop Wallpaper — January 2013

The Edge

“This is the edge, the edge of life, when your memories flashes before your eyes, and you feel nothing more than calmness. What you see at that moment is real but its also surreal. Its something magical. And this is it. Its the edge with amazing Clarence’s sax melodies. We all gonna be on the edge someday, and this is going to by the part of my edge.” Designed by Andrius Tamosaitis from Lithuania.

Smashing Desktop Wallpaper — January 2013

Fresh Start

Designed by Gabriella from Indonesia.

Smashing Desktop Wallpaper — January 2013

Calls For A Bottle

”“This calls for a bottle of Israel’s finest!” -Friends sit-com quote. There is always a reason to celebrate! Designed by Sarah Tanner.” Designed by Sarah Tanner from USA.

Smashing Desktop Wallpaper — January 2013

Nothing Happened

Designed by Michal Juszczyk from Poland.

Smashing Desktop Wallpaper — January 2013

Happy Holiday

Designed by Svetlana Denisenko from Ukraine.

Smashing Desktop Wallpaper — January 2013

Blue Year

Designed by Elise Vanoorbeek from Belgium.

Smashing Desktop Wallpaper — January 2013

Thought For The New Year

“A thought to begin 2013.” Designed by Dangerbrain from USA.

Smashing Desktop Wallpaper — January 2013

Blue Neon Sign

Designed by Jong S. Kim from USA.

Smashing Desktop Wallpaper — January 2013

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.

Stay creative and have a truly smashing, happy new year 2013!