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Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: March 2013


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 over five years now, and we are very thankful to all the designers who have contributed and are still diligently contributing each month.

This post features free desktop wallpapers created by artists across the globe for March 2013. 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:


Designed by Elise Vanoorbeek from Belgium.

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School Night

Designed by Hilda Rytteke from Sweden.

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Happy Easter

Designed by Christina Mokry from Germany.

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Good Morning Spring!

Designed by Ricardo Gimenes.

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St Patrick’s Day

Designed by from Russia.

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Cheese It

Designed by Katerina Bobkova from Ukraine.

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Pi Day

Designed by Thomas Bormans from Belgium.

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Jam Session

Designed by Oxana Kostromina from Germany / Russia.

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The Crow

“This photo is taking with my camera Canon 60D and 70-200 f4.0 lens. After taking this photo I edit with photoshop and I use one command. That one is Inverse Color. After I use this command I got like this photo. Thanks!” Designed by Han Htut Zaw from Myanmar.

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Old Desktop

Designed by Laurent Constant from Belgium.

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HTML5 March

"My concept for this wallpaper is the march to HTML5. Since HTML5 is not yet a standard. I have used the HTML5 logo and a few handdrawn people (cartoon style).These people stand for the webdesigners which are marching for HTML5 to become a new standard. I hope you like it!" Designed by Joeri Claes from Belgium.

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Paper Style

Designed by Wallpaperfx from Romania.

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"A really simple wallpaper done with Inkscape and GIMP." Designed by Rahul from India.

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Geometric March

Designed by John Patrick Buenaobra.

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Designed by Jens Van Huychem from Belgium.

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Abstract Retro

“An abstract pattern of geometrical cubes with a retro color scheme. Because it’s awesome!” Designed by Wannes De Roy from Belgium.

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Hot March

“Hot March! Just waiting for summer.” Designed by Roman Volkov from Russia.

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“A classic paint splat, workable in any office environment.” Designed by Mcr Web Design from United Kingdom.

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Spring Is Here!

"March is here bringing the blooming spring!" Designed by Webolution from Greece.

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"Sunrise is a picture I took on my way to work." Designed by Nlsjns from Belgium.

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Designed by Dangerbrain from USA.

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Extinction Is Not An Option

“I designed this wallpaper to raise awareness regarding the highly needed protection of sharks and rays.” Designed by Claudia Schmitt from Germany.

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Smokin’ Hues

Designed by Everton Vnm from Brazil.

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“This image describes the indescribable feeling I have looking outside: After all those cold dark winter nights, the day slowly grows longer, the sun awakens and we finally absorb the beautiful colors of SPRING!” Designed by Maurice De Haas, Haasmans from Netherlands.

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“Frederique is a satiric webcomic series about the day-to-day adventures of three friends: going to school, getting rejected by hot chicks and enjoying life with full blown optimism.” Designed by Richard Dancsi from Hungary / Germany.

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"My curious workspace." Designed by Artemka Tarik from Russia.

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Crazy Garden

Designed by Pietje Precies from The Netherlands.

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"To celebrate this March you need bright colors, spring and an easter bunny." Designed by René Gast from Germany.

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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 the 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

    “Spring” is very good! Thanks all the artists. By the way my design:×768.jpg

  2. 4

    excellent wallpapers

  3. 5

    Old Desktop and Splat are my favourites, though I have to say the calendar on Splat seems like an afterthought that’s been stuck on at the last minute.

  4. 6

    Pi Day and Good Morning Spring are great!

  5. 7

    My favorites are Geometric March, Paper Style, Old Desktop, and Sunrise (that’s a beautiful photo!)

    Thanks to all for providing me with wonderful wallpapers for my desktop all month long. :)

  6. 8

    My Favourite is Pi Day

  7. 9

    By far the best selection of wallpapers I’ve seen!

  8. 10

    School March, The Crow, Geometric March and Pi Day are my favorites. Thanks Samashing Mag for beautiful wallpapers yet again.

  9. 11

    My Favourite is also Pi Day!

  10. 12

    Jess (The Cozy Reader)

    February 28, 2013 8:54 pm

    I’m using Spring as my desktop wallpaper and Colorbunny as my login/lock screen background. :)

  11. 13

    Commonspring and oldstyle! And marsscape of course :)

    Lol, what’s with Belgium this time?

    Also, I feel compelled to speak up about “pi day”. Man, you’re not living in the only country in the world who uses this nonsensical calendar system. So why pretend you like it?

  12. 14

    Crazy garden!

  13. 15

    Beautiful collection. :)

  14. 16

    I love “Extinction is not an option” — beautiful wallpaper and such an important message! What is the message “Be impeccable with your word” supposed to mean in “School Night”? It makes no sense!

  15. 19

    Old Desktop has an error, Thursday and Tuesday are swapped

    • 20

      I picked “Old Desktop” too. By far the best in this gallery. Kudos to the author.
      It is what a wallpaper on the monitor should be: restful, calm, discreet, a delicate touch to the eye.
      And the Th-Tu swap gives it flavor ;)

  16. 21

    Commonspring. Nice and simple but also colourful like… well… spring!

  17. 22

    This is my first visit to you. I love the Commonspring and Sunrise… fresh and new. You’re definitely springy and that’s just what I needed. Thanks.

  18. 23

    Love “Pi Day”

  19. 24

    loved ‘ SPLAT’

  20. 25

    Pi Day :)

  21. 26

    Elise Vanoorbeek, why didn’t you submit 2560×1440 version of your wallpaper for iMacs?
    Anyway, I really love your work! Great job!

  22. 27

    Many great wallpapers this month, my favourite is “Spring Is Here!”.

  23. 28

    Spring Is Here! is my favourite. Simple and nice ^^!

  24. 29

    I must admit that march wallpapers are better than ever. Great job.

  25. 30

    i loooove the crazy garden. however for the month i chose commonspring

  26. 31

    Is 1920x1080px out of fashion already? I am missing too much wallpapers of this common resolution in this post, sadly.. Luckily 2560 x 1440 are the same proportions

  27. 32

    I downloaded and am stuck deciding between Pi Day, Old Style, and Sunrise. I use them on office PC so I like them to be somewhat conservative and less cartoon-ish. Some great options this month!

  28. 33

    Some good ones here; it seems like the top ones were cartoony, and my fave of those was cheveloche’s who always does cute ones. I like the message in extinction, the spring feel in color bunny, crazy garden, and especially in snowdrop, and the style in pi (also hit my math love), splat, the crow, and school night. I also dl’d old style desktop, and yours, Baris. Have a productive and happy March-til we meet again!

  29. 35

    I picked ‘Sunrise’ for March.

  30. 36

    Paper Style is by far my favorite this month.


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