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Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: June 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 June 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?

Oh, The Places You Will Go!

“In celebration of high school and college graduates ready to make their way in the world!” — Designed by Bri Loesch from the United States.

Oh the places you will go

Nothing’s Like A Mango In Summer

“I am a UI/UX designer and I love to create low poly flat looking web designs. I am a Core WordPress Contributor at Tutsplus. I have spent last 10 years in development of crazy algos as well as about 6 years in UI/UX modelling. I wanted to contribute to the wallpapers’ category at Smashing Magazine for a month or so and here it is.” — Designed by Ahmad Awais from Pakistan.

Mangoes in Summer

Ice Cream June

“For me, June always marks the beginning of summer! The best way to celebrate summer is of course ice cream, what else? ;)” — Designed by Tatiana Anagnostaki from Greece.

Ice cream June

Start Your Day

Designed by Elise Vanoorbeek from Belgium.

Start Your Day

Choose Your Company

“Getting ready for World Cup 2014?! Choose how to freshen up while watching the games.” — Designed by Monk Software from Italy.

Choose your company

Doughnuts Galore

“Friday, June 6th is National Doughnut Day. Designer Dorothy Timmer found inspiration in the sweet treats and brought the obscure holiday into the spotlight. Doughnuts are delicious. That is all.” — Designed by Clarity Creative Group from Orlando, FL.

Doughnuts Galore

Initiating Summer…

“Hm… Summer. Ηair gets lighter, skin gets darker, water gets warmer, drinks get colder, music gets louder, nights get longer, life gets better.” — Designed by Marielle Perikly Kokosidou from Greece.

Initiating Summer...

The Kids Looking Outside

“These are my cats looking out of the window. Because it is Children’s Day in June in a lot of countries I chose to make a wallpaper with this photo of my cats. The cats are like kids, they always want to play and love to be outside! Also, most kids love cats!” — Designed by Kevin van Geloven from the Netherlands.

The Kids Looking Outside

Retro Dad, Our Nostalgic Superhero

“A little tribute to all the Dads, from the Lights.com team. Happy Father’s Day!” — Designed by Lights.com from Brooklyn, NY.

Retro Dad, our nostalgic superhero

Evolution

“We’ve all grown to know the month of June through different life stages. From toddlers to adults with children, we’ve enjoyed the weather with rides on our bikes. As we evolve, so do our wheels!” — Designed by Jason Keist from the United States.

Evolution

Summer Is In Session

“Inspired by school being out and a summer vacation coming up in June.” — Designed by Cliff Almeida from Phoenix, USA.

Summer Is In Session

Sunsets & Sundreams

“Although June marks the start of summer in Toronto, it’s warm all year-round with everything I design. When I look at my computer, I always want to be whisked away to a tropical paradise with blazing sunsets, neon palm trees and unreal colours.” — Designed by Katherine Gaskin from Toronto, Canada.

Sunsets & Sundreams

Good Design Is A Tough Knitted Job

“I came across this awesome tutorial on Tuts+, about creating a card with knitted effect, so I took it up a notch and said, hey, why can’t I make a couple wallpapers using what I’ve learnt… So here we are.” — Designed by Brian Jangima from Kenya.

Good Design is a Tough Knitted Job

Tropical Island

Designed by Luc Versleijen from the Netherlands.

Tropical Island

Summer Dreams & Summer Schemes

“With the start of summer, a trip to the amusement park with friends is a past time I always remember. This jumps me back to that feeling of being inspired with sneaky excitement.” — Designed by Nicole Pribicevic from Florida, USA.

Summer Dreams & Summer Schemes

It’s A Big World

“The world can be small: we are all connected by smiles, heartbeats, families, and laughter. The world can also be big: we can be separated by oceans, languages, cultures and borders. So connected. So diverse. One year ago, I moved to the other side of the world and began to experience these connections and separations. We each have the privilege of discovering more of this amazing world every single day.” — Designed by Rachel Litzinger from Chiang Rai, Thailand.

It's a Big World

Sunset

“The beginning of the summer 2014. So I decided to create a wallpaper to bring this summer feeling to the desktop.” — Designed by Mladen Milinovic from Germany.

Sunset

Rock On, It’s Festival Season

Designed by Neon Digital from the United Kingdom.

Rock on it's Festival Season

Fisher Towers

“Taken on one of my favorite hikes, I never tire of looking at these red rock cliffs towering hundreds of feet up to a cloudless sky. A little reminder to get outside this month!” — Designed by Rachel Leffler from the United States.

Fisher Towers

Andromeda

“Now that it’s officially summer, it’s time to lay outside and stare up at the sky and search for constellations (maybe even create your own). If you look closely, you can see Andromeda chained to a rock in fear of Cetus the sea monster.” — Designed by Jonathan Shears from Fuzz from Brooklyn, USA.

Andromeda

Beets and Goat Cheese

“Beet and goat cheese salad is my favorite dish, and I felt it represented June well. This was based off of an absentminded doodle of mine.” — Designed by Molly Misek from the United States.

Beets and Goat Cheese

Camomile

Designed by Gato Vision from Poland.

Camomile

Hello Summer!

“Summer is here at last and the temperature is rising! Enjoy sunbathing, diving and walking in the sun!” — Designed by WebOlution from Greece.

Hello Summer!

La Vie En Rose

Designed by Megan Handley from the United States.

La Vie en Rose

The Birds

“Been noticing and hearing a lot of birds around the house lately. In turn, I’ve been thinking a lot about the movie, The Birds. An eerie, summery movie… Just right for June. Cover your eyes, haha.” — Designed by Matt Noa from the United States.

The Birds

Handmade Pony Gone Wild

“This piece was inspired by the My Little Pony cartoon series. Because those ponies irritated me so much as a kid, I always wanted to create a bad ass pony.” — Designed by Zaheed Manuel from South Africa.

Hand made pony gone wild

Romantic Night

“A typical Nepali couple together with flute music on a boat.” — Designed by Bukesh Maharjan from Nepal.

Romantic Night

Let’s Play

“Because of my love for football I could not resist making a wallpaper for the FIFA World Cup 2014 scheduled to take place in Brazil from the 12th of June to the 13th of July 2014. The national teams of 31 countries are going to be in the tournament. Which country do you think is going to be the champion this year? Style wise I am mixing some graffiti with typography and all in vector. Hope you like it and enjoy the world cup!” — Designed by Mike Karolos (Smirap Designs) from Greece.

Let's Play

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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

    In the “Camomile” calendar for the May, not June. Can you fix it?

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    “Summer Color” has appeared in your monthly calendar series before in a slightly different incarnation, probably a couple of years ago. I know because I’ve kept it as my desktop ever since then! Not sure if the original artist resubmitted, or if it may have been borrowed by someone else…

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    My favourite: Retro Dad, Our Nostalgic Superhero

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    I chose Hello Summer! Thanks!

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    Be careful there are sharks around the island in “Tropical Island” ;)

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    What a wonderful collection!! I think this is one of the best collections yet! Kids looking outside, Retro Dad, Initiating Summer, Sumer in Session, Tropical Island, La Vie En Rose and all the rest- its so hard to choose a best this time!! Good thing my computer lets me put them on rotation! Thank you all for your hard work! GREAT JOB EVERYONE!! Much appreciated!!

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    Thanks for choosing my design SmashingMag team. Means a lot. :)

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    Congrats Ahmad Awais for getting selected from Pakistan.

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    Peter Schumacher

    June 1, 2014 10:20 am

    Very nice! Thank you!

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    Cannot resist: must be “The Kids Looking Outside”! Cats rule.
    Thank you, great job all of you : )

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    Can we please have the “camomile” wallpaper edited with the correct calendar? JUNE 2014!!!

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    Taking “The Birds”. Thank you!

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    Decided on evolution and the sunflower… even snagged the andromeda although I will have to alter it a bit to fit my 1920×1080 resolution.. thanks to all the artists!
    Sonia

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  14. 22

    I love Nothing’s Like A Mango In Summer

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  15. 23

    The Romantic Night of Maicha and Baucha, Thank you

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  16. 24

    Really awesome creative wallpapers. Congratulations and thanks to all designers. Big thanks to SM.

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  17. 25

    Quite an elegant collection… Awesome work and I believe it was harder to limit it down to around 26. Again brilliant collection.

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    “Ice Cream June” is my favorite this month! I usually don’t choose food-based wallpapers (they make me hungry sitting at my desk all day), but this one was so creative and fun!!!

    I love your wallpaper calendars and look forward to a new month to see what you’re offering! Keep it up!!!

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    Summer is in Session on my phone and Camomile on my laptop. Thank you!!

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    Andromeda (now on my work comp), Fisher Towers and Summer Dreams & Summer Schemes are my favorites this month! Hoping to contribute one (or several) soon.

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    Evolution is hilarious, snagging that.

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    LOVED the striking colors and contrasts: Sunsets & Sundreams, Sunset, Fisher Towers, Andromeda, and La Vie En Rose. Thanks for wonderful June wallpapers!

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    Great collection this month!!! One of my favorite so far!

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    Hello Summer. Very nice!!! Thank you.

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  25. 34

    Great collections, looks amazing, similar sites I came across like http://www.hdwallpapers.in http://www.wallpapersfacts.com/

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    Umair Hafeez Mughal

    June 4, 2014 9:31 am

    Brilliant stuff as usual. Thanks all for the great sharings :-)

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    That is probably the best selection I have ever seen for one month.
    Thanks and well done, everybody

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    really nice!~~

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    Interior Habit

    June 6, 2014 4:09 pm

    Great collection, very inspiring!

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    It’s A Big World, La Vie En Rose, and Summer Is In Session were particularly enjoyable.

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