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Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: August 2014

      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 August 2014. 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. 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 August 2014. Both versions with a calendar and without a calendar can be downloaded for free. It’s time to freshen up your wallpaper!

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      About Everything

      “I know what you’ll do this August. :) Because August is about holiday. It’s about exploring, hiking, biking, swimming, partying, feeling and laughing. August is about making awesome memories and enjoying the summer. August is about everything. An amazing August to all of you!” — Designed by Ioana Bitin from Bucharest, Romania.

      About Everything

      Camping time

      “I was inspired by the aesthetics of topography and chose to go with camping theme for the month of August.” — Designed by Nicola Sznajder from Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

      Camping time

      Dessert First

      Designed by Elise Vanoorbeek from Belgium.

      Dessert First

      Shrimp Party

      “A nice summer shrimp party!” — Designed by Pedro Rolo from Portugal.

      Shrimp Party

      Friendly August

      Designed by Ricardo Gimenes from Brasil.

      Friendly August

      Fireflies

      “For this piece, I was inspired by what the end of summer meant to me as a child. I remember running around barefoot in the warm grass and catching fireflies late into the night. I wanted this to be a little reminder to everyone of the simpler times.” — Designed by Rosemary Ivosevich from Philadelphia, PA.

      Fireflies

      Embrace Summer!

      “You’ve waited 300 days for summer, better hold on to it!” — Designed by Mira Hoayek from Lebanon.

      Embrace Summer!

      Let It Bee

      “In the summer, I always see alot of buzzy animals, including bees. And because of the relaxing nature of summer, I thought ‘Let it bee!’.” — Designed by Pieter Van der Elst from Belgium.

      Let It Bee

      Directional Colors

      “I have created and recreated this image in my head many times over and finally decided to create an actual copy. The ‘arrows’ have been big lately as my life has shot off into the design field. And the colors, well, they’re just awesome.” — Designed by Tatyana Voronin from the United States of America.

      Directional Colors

      Falling Stars

      “In August the stars are ‘falling’. The more falling stars you see, the more wishes will come true!” — Designed by Olga Bukhalova from Italy.

      Falling stars

      Go Outside And Play

      “If you’re sitting around looking at computer wallpaper, it’s time to get up from your chair and go outside. Have some fun today!” — Designed by Dwight Odelius from Houston, Texas.

      Go Outside and Play

      Heatstroke

      “Even the sun gets a heatstroke in August!” — Designed by Luc Versleijen from the Netherlands.

      Heatstroke

      Enjoy The Last Month Of Summer!

      “Everything is better at the beach, enjoy the last month of summer!” — Designed by Design19 from Romania.

      Enjoy The Last Month Of Summer!

      A Midnight Summer Dream

      “It’s not Shakespeare, it’s Monk, staring at the stars in a warm summer midnight. Just relax…” — Designed by Monk Software from Italy.

      A Midnight Summer Dream

      Liberty Will Never Perish

      “A small reminder from ‘the great dictator’ to all aggressors, oppressors and dictators, inspired by the Nordic Giants’ track Mechanical Minds, font by Denise Bentulan and Gesine Todt, background by some free texture collection I can’t remember.” — Designed by Aydin Demircioglu from Germany.

      liberty will never perish

      August Is My Favourite

      “I love to use my brush lettering when I can, and it seemed appropriate for August. The photo was taken on a trip to Japan, I believe this on is from atop Mt. Fuji.” — Designed by Marshall Taylor from Canada.

      August Is My Favourite

      Oh La La…. Paris’s Night

      “I like the Paris’s night! All is very bright!” — Designed by Verónica Valenzuela from Spain.

      Oh la la.... Paris´s night

      Imaginative Life

      “Everyday, I keep getting impressed by how complicated life can be. But if you use your imagination, you can make it more understandable for yourself and structured.” — Designed by Aveline Estié from Belgium.

      Imaginative life

      Photography Day

      “In honor of my late grandfather, who planted the love of photography in me and it’s been growing ever since!” — Designed by Marc Daccache from Lebanon.

      Photography Day

      We All Need That Summerbreak

      “We should all take a little break from our computers and smartphones for at least once a year and what better month to do so than August? Enjoy the amazing weather that August has to offer and have fun outside.” — Designed by Robin Willekens from Belgium.

      We All Need That Summerbreak

      Summer Mood

      “August is a colorful month, which inspires happiness, so I designed a wallpaper with a funny representation of this summer mood.” — Designed by Alejandra Estefan from Spain.

      Summer Mood

      Silliness

      Designed by Sebastian Navas from Belgium.

      Silliness

      August in Lyon

      Designed by Emilie Grand from France.

      August in Lyon

      Relaxing Chester

      “Nice way to relax in a retro industrial environment with Chester.” — Designed by 021bcn from Spain.

      Relaxing chester

      With Hustle

      “Abraham Lincoln has always been one of my favorite presidents. I stumbled across this quote and knew that I had to do something with it! Here’s to living with hustle!” — Designed by Alyssa Hernandez from Omaha, Nebraska.

      With Hustle

      “We should all take a little break from our computers and smartphones for at least once a year and what better month to do so than August? Enjoy the amazing weather that August has to offer and have fun outside.” — Designed by Robin Willekens from Belgium.

      We All Need That Summerbreak

      Summer Mood

      “August is a colorful month, which inspires happiness, so I designed a wallpaper with a funny representation of this summer mood.” — Designed by Alejandra Estefan from Spain.

      Summer Mood

      Silliness

      Designed by Sebastian Navas from Belgium.

      Silliness

      August in Lyon

      Designed by Emilie Grand from France.

      August in Lyon

      Relaxing Chester

      “Nice way to relax in a retro industrial environment with Chester.” — Designed by 021bcn from Spain.

      Relaxing chester

      With Hustle

      “Abraham Lincoln has always been one of my favorite presidents. I stumbled across this quote and knew that I had to do something with it! Here’s to living with hustle!” — Designed by Alyssa Hernandez from Omaha, Nebraska.

      With Hustle

      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.

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