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Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: March 2014

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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 six years now, and we are very thankful to all 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 2014. 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 Calendars series. We are regularly looking for creative designers and artists to be featured on Smashing Magazine. Are you one of them?

Ides of March

“The Ides of March is a fun way to remember the middle of the month, despite the negative connotation. Who doesn’t love a little Caesar in their life?” — Designed by Craig Brooks from Orlando, FL.

Ides of March

Transition

“Wanted to abstractly show the transition of winter into spring and the energy it creates.” — Designed by Matt Noa from United States.

Transition

Crazy Enough

“I was inspired by a Steve Jobs’ quote.” — Designed by Evan Thrailkill from Birmingham, AL.

Crazy Enough

The Smashing Cat In The Hat

Designed by Ricardo Gimenes from Brazil.

The Smashing Cat In The Hat

March-o-Saur

“I wish all of you a colorful and joyful spring!” — Designed by Lívia Lénárt from Hungary.

March-o-Saur

Hello March, Cheep Cheep!

“Sun is shining, birds are singing “Cheep, cheep”, a sign that March is coming! Happy march and enjoy the sunny days!” — Designed by Agnes Swart from Nederland.

Hello March, cheep cheep!

Bye Bye Black Clouds!

“The spring is coming, and the black clouds are gone. The birds are singing and the clouds rises.” — Designed by Verónica Valenzuela from Spain.

Bye bye black clouds!

Wooden Stripes

Designed by Rachel Litzinger from Chiang Rai, Thailand.

Wooden Stripes

Yummy Spring!

Designed by Ricardo Gimenes from Brazil.

Yummy Spring!

Happy Mother’s Day!

Designed by Ioana C from Romania.

Happy Mother's Day!

Lovely Spring Afternoon

“Hello Spring! Bikes, flowers, birds, balloons, a lovely spring afternoon, string lights… Yes, please!” — Designed by Lights.com from Brooklyn, New York.

Lovely Spring Afternoon

Haft-Seen Wallpaper

“Haft-Seen is a traditional table setting of Nowruz, the traditional Iranian spring celebration.” — Designed by Soodabeh Amirakbari from Iran.

Nowruz - Haft-Seen

Happy St. Patricks Day

“We wanted people all around the world to enjoy March with this dashing (and green!) St. Patrick’s Day wallpaper. Though March 17th is on a Monday, start getting reading for it the Irish way! Hope you guys like it :)” — Designed by Printsome from United Kingdom.

Happy St. Patricks Day

Droid On Walk

“Spring is always associated with tulips in Russia.” — Designed by Droid Labs from Kazan, Russia.

Droid on Walk

Better Luck With Beer

“And Shepherds we shall be, for thee my lord, for thee. Power hath descended forth from they hand, that our feet may swiftly carry out they command. So we shall flow a river forth to thee, and teeming with souls shall it ever be. In nomine Patri, et fili… et spiritu scanti.” — Designed by Chris Macholz from Fuzz from New York.

Better Luck With Beer

Wireless Spring

Designed by the Smashing team.

Wireless Spring

Sakura

Designed by Evacomics from Singapore.

Sakura

Waking Up From Hibernation

Designed by Andrea Ludszeweit from Germany.

Waking up from hibernation

Growing Tall

“For me, March is the time where everything starts growing and living again, so I wanted to let the nature (and one jolly monster) grow in my wallpaper!” — Designed by Fabian Diercks from Germany.

Growing Tall

It’s Always Someone’s Birthday

“I’ve been designing graphic patterns lately and wanted to incorporate one of them in my wallpaper this month. The colours I applied sparked the idea to go with a party and cake theme. I figured this one would be fun for anyone who’s celebrating their birthday this month.” — Designed by Tina Eriksson from Stockholm, Sweden.

It's always someone's birthday

Melting Snowman

Designed by Jessica Fung from Waterloo, Canada.

Melting Snowman

Lego Land

“Inspired by the Lego Movie! :)” — Designed by Marcus White from United States.

Lego Land

Spring Is Here!

“When I see the snow melting and snowdrops all around, then I know spring is finally here!” — Designed by Cristina Hodan Casandroiu from Romania.

Spring is here!

Flying Into Spring

“Puff the owl, Ruff the dog and Tuff the raccoon (The Huffs) enjoying the arrival of spring. They are my characters from my children’s picture book.” — Designed by Morningmobi from Brunei.

Flying into Spring

Lucky Bear

“”Luck can be found if you search for it.”” — Designed by William Ricardi Setyono from Indonesia.

Lucky Bear

The Spring

“Pablo Neruda is one of my favorite poets. Not to mention the bitter cold here in Nebraska has had be wishing for Spring lately! The sooner Spring gets here, not only will milder weather be here, but so will my college graduation! I just can’t wait!” — Designed by Alyssa Hernandez from Omaha, Nebraska.

The Spring

The Collection of Birds

“The collection of birds are my travels. At each destination I buy a wood, bronze, stone bird, anything the local bazaars sell. I have all gathered at a modest vitrine in my house. I have so much loved my collection, that, after taking pictures of them I then designed each one, then created a wallpaper and overdressed a wall of my living room. Now my thought is making them as a desktop wallpaper and give them to you as a gift.” — Designed by Natasha Kamou from Hellas.

The Collection of Birds

Holla Mohalla Festival

Hola Mohalla is a weeklong Sikh Festival which revolves around daytime demonstrations of Gatka (The Sikh martial art). — Designed by Zanetine Web Design from India.

Holla Mohalla Festival

Welcome Spring

“Let’s welcome Spring with a colorful March wallpaper.” — Designed by WebOlution from Greece.

Welcome Spring

Color It!

Designed by Aleksandra Kucher from Ukraine.

Color it!

MARCHing Forward!

“If all you want is a little orange dinosaur MARCHing (okay, I think you get the pun) across your monitor, this wallpaper was made just for you! This little guy is my design buddy at the office and sits by (and sometimes on top of) my monitor. This is what happens when you have designer’s block and a DSLR.” — Designed by Paul Bupe Jr from Statesboro, GA.

MARCHing forward!

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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? 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

    I always tell myself that next month I’ll join too :P anyway, great collection, I almost couldn’t decide myself which one to choose :)

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  2. 2

    It’s Amazing! Thanks! My selection it’s small yellow birds :)

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  3. 3

    Wow, nice wallpapers!

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  4. 4

    I love you all for sharing those great designs, enjoying them every month!!! Looking forward each month.
    Be happy!

    my favorites this months:
    Hello March, Cheep Cheep
    this spring /Alyssa H.
    happy birthday
    Collection of Birds
    Bye Bye Black Clouds

    to mention only a few.
    I wish I could design like you. So I am just enjoying your creativity, THANKS!

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  5. 5

    Great wallpapers!

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  6. 6

    Crazy Enough is a good reminder!

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    Mother’s Day is in May, not March.

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      A designer of the “Mothers Day” wallpaper is from Romania. Perhaps, there are other cultures out there.

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      The funny thing is—March 8th is International Women’s Day. Did the designer confuse the words or is it, in fact, Mother’s Day in Romania on March 8th?

      I just know using that wallpaper would probably freak out my coworkers on a daily basis making them think that they missed Mother’s Day.

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        Indeed, in Romania, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the same day as International Women’s Day – March 8th

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    • 13

      Mother’s Day in Europe is in March. My family is British but my mom now lives in the States….so she gets two Mothers Day cards + surprises each year :)

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  8. 14

    Wow, these are so inspiring!! My personal favorite is MARCHing Forward… so simple, yet so impactful.

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  9. 15

    Color It and Spring Afternoon!

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  10. 16

    Isn’t Mother’s Day in MAY?

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  11. 18

    Each month I start with selecting a wallpaper on Smashing magazine. And every next months it becomes harder and harder. Perhaps it’s a new style in graphic design but I absolutely don’t like it. Ugly characters, strange composition, awful colors…. Hope next time you will make wallpaper collection considering different tastes but not only one.

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  12. 19

    wow! really good collection. Congratulations to all the designers!

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  13. 20

    I know it sounds like some sort of (de)motivational slogan but there’s No U in Fourteen on Lego Land :)

    Tough choice this month as we are on the first day of Autumn. (Southern hemisphere) . Though I do like Crazy Enough
    Often I go back a few months to find something relevant but maybe a few wallpapers/designers could feature the southern hemisphere seasons?

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  14. 21

    Great Work! Congratulations to all the designers!

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  15. 22

    I loved them all, really!! But there was one I absolutely was looking for, that’s MARCH-O-SOUR, that’s just so creative and lovely

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  16. 23

    Thank you for Haft-Seen!

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  17. 24

    Wooden Stripes

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    Wooden stripes!

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  19. 27

    Normally I have several favourite wallpapers, but this time liked only “The Spring”. Expected more colourful ones.

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  20. 28

    This month was rather disappointing. All the cartoons are too kitschy for my taste. I loved the one with wood paneling, though.

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  21. 29

    Like Transition a lot, but no 1600×1200 size…

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    Rohini Chaudhury

    March 2, 2014 5:54 pm

    My desktop has always been adorned by wallpapers featured on Smashing Magazine and March’s collection is simply wow. Congrats to all those whose designs have been featured. My faves are: Bye bye black clouds, The Spring (because Pablo Neruda is one of my favorite poets too) & Wireless Spring (that was just way too awesome).

    Thanks for delighting me as always!

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  23. 31

    I like to contributions, but the size of “Crasy enough” are way higher than stated in the link.

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  24. 32

    Thanks! It’s what I look forward every month to. I use it as my desktop wallpaper at work and everyone that sees my wallpaper always compliment me on it!

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  25. 33

    Thanks a lot:)

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  26. 34

    I want to thank you for always having the most beautiful and inspiring set of monthly calendars! I don’t love how quickly the year goes and starting a new month always seems hard, but your calendars just brighten me up and get me excited for the first work-day of the month. This month, I’m loving Crazy Enough because I really needed a bit of a pep-talk…thank you.

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    The last wallpaper has very strange size. Cant fit in the screen

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    I really like Alyssa Hernandez’ “The Spring” with the Neruda quotation. And also WebOlution’s “Welcome, Spring.” Thanks for your hard work and beautiful creations!

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    My favourites are Collection of Birds and Hello March, Cheep Cheep. Taking both and thank you.

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  30. 39

    I like Designed by Evacomics from Singapore.
    Please share some wallpaper for handphone too..
    Thannks

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