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Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: August 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 “Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: August 2013”) 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 August 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: * 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?

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 August 2013. Both versions with a calendar and without a calendar can be downloaded for free. It’s time to freshen up your wallpaper!

Further Reading on SmashingMag:

Agosto Ketchup

“A calendar inspired by Heinz Ketchup. A big honor to Mr. Heinz, who made one of the famous ketchup brands in the world. This is for the ketchup lovers (including me!).” Designed by Pat Buenaobra from the Philippines.

Agosto ketchup

I Love Summer

“I love summer :)” Designed by Vector4free from Poland.

I love summer

Leo

“I’m always interested in learning more about the zodiac signs. July 23- August 23 is the time of the Lion, Leo. I based my wallpaper design around this and included the constellation of Leo as well. Enjoy!” Designed by Franny Van Eyck from Wisconsin, USA.

Leo

Poppy Herbarium

“Summer is taking off with some magical ice cream hot air balloons.” Designed by Sasha Endoh from Canada.

Poppy herbarium

Hanabi Festival

“From late July to early August, Japanese will celebrate summer with hanabi (fireworks) throughout Japan!” Designed by Evangeline Neo from Japan.

Hanabi Festival

World Alpinism Day

“International Day of Alpinism and Climbing.” Designed by cheloveche.ru from Russia.

World Alpinism Day

Johnny Depp

“Instead of using normal lines and shades to sketch the portrait, I’d first break it up into small triangles. Then I’ll (slowly and painstakingly) fill the triangles up with different shades of black using different shades of pencils, and viola, the portrait is done! Hope you guys like it!” Designed by Teo Yu Sheng from Singapore.

Johnny Depp

Handwritten August

“I love typograhy handwritten style.” Designed by Chalermkiat Oncharoen from Thailand.

Handwritten August

World Photography Day!

“In August we have the world photography day. So it is fair to make this homage to those that translates and makes us immortalize the most special moments of our lives.” Designed by ADD from Brazil.

World Photography Day!

The Balinese Flower

Designed by Nitesh Bhatia from India.

The Balinese Flower

Autumn Is Just Around the Corner

“August is the month that brings to mind the passage of summer season and the arrival of autumn. The entire landscape around us gets a new look, and each of us remains nostalgic due to the passage of summer.” Designed by Tattoo Temptation from United Kingdom.

Autumn is Just Around the Corner

Estonian Summer Sun

“This is a moment from Southern Estonia that shows amazing summer nights.” Designed by Erkki Pung / Sviiter from Estonia.

Estonian Summer Sun

Solidarity

“Black and white landscape/waterscape photo.” Designed by Jeremy Mullens from United States.

Solidarity

Summer Holidays

“A colorful wallpaper for the month of holidays! Have a great summer holiday!” Designed by Laboratorio Creativo from Romania.

Summer holidays

That Is Rain To Me!

Designed by Dhwani Gandhi from India.

That is rain to me!

The Great British Summer

“With Britain currently basking in a sub-tropical heatwave, sporting success and the birth of the Royal baby, we felt it appropriate to celebrate all the things we love about the Great British summer in the form of a wallpaper. Perfect for proud Britons and Britophiles alike!” Designed by Fluid Creativity from Manchester, United Kingdom.

The Great British Summer

Monsoon Sale!

“Hey monsoon is here! So grab your umbrella in this monsoon sale, and don’t miss the fun in the rain.” Designed by Debobrata Debnath from India.

Monsoon sale!

Flowing Creativity

Designed by Creacill, Carole Meyer from Luxembourg.

Flowing creativity

Off To The Beach We Go

“’Off to the beach we go’ is based on screenshots from my latest browser game (I’m an indie games designer).” Designed by Bart Bonte from Belgium.

off to the beach we go

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 the 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.