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Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: October 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.

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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 October 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?

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“October is the month, when the weather in Poland starts to get colder, and it gets very rainy, too. You can’t always spend your free time outside, so it’s the perfect opportunity to get some hot coffee and work on your next cool web project!” — Designed by Robert Brodziak from Poland.

Dope Code

Summer, Don’t Go!

“It would be nice if we could bring summer back, wouldn’t it?” — Designed by Terezija Katona from Serbia.

Summer, don't go!


“I love to create handlettering for its charm and warmth, and it’s real pleasure to share my own piece with other Smashing Readers. Hope you enjoy it and will come back for more soon!” — Designed by Beata Kurek from Poland.



“This wallpaper was inspired by the creepy crawlies of Halloween, animation concept art, and hand-drawn type.” — Designed by Todd Marcinkiewicz from the United States.


Harvest Carnival Fun

“My son likes to draw cute monsters and superheroes and we designed this project together.” — Designed by Ariseli Modica from Texas, USA.

Harvest Carnival Fun

There’s An Owl In My Olive!

“This summer, I found an owl in our swimming pool. I rescued it and I carried it to the olive.” — Designed by Veronica Valenzuela from Spain.

There's an owl in my olive!

Fall In Love With Autumn

“We love autumn colors because they show us the magic of nature, so we want you to fall in love with this lovely season and get the flow of a new time.” — Designed by Colorsfera from Spain.

FALL in love with AUTUMN

My Spooky Love

“Halloween can be a season of love too. This undead bunny is a combination of different inspiration from sugar skulls, cute characters and patterns that I have been drawing in my “Year of Creative Habit” project.” — Designed by Morningmobi from Brunei.

My Spooky Love

All The Things

“During our recent rebrand, everyone in our team got their very own icon, each one has been custom illustrated by a lovely man called Paul, who wears glasses. The icons have all been chosen to represent something personal to each individual as well as all the other usual suspects you’d expect from an iconset.” — Designed by Engage Interactive from the United Kingdom.

All the things


“In my travels to Selinsgrove, PA this past month, I had another opportunity to appreciate the beauty that surrounded me: trees, mountains, streams, rivers and fauna. This exploration was the inspiration for this piece encouraging others to explore new places and cherish the experience of being outdoors.” — Designed by Gabrielle Gorney from the United States.


A Positive Fall

“October is the month when fall truly begins, and many people feel tired and depressed in this season. The jumping fox wants you to be happy! Also, foxes always have reminded me of fall because of their beautiful fur colors.” — Designed by Elena Sanchez from Spain.

A positive fall

It’s Time To Run

Designed by Elise Vanoorbeek from Belgium.

It's time to run

Colors Of Autumn

“I think there is something magical about the autumn colors and love the natural colors of the trees. That was my inspiration. Enjoy!” — Designed by Cliff from the United States.

Colors of Autumn

Sweater Weather Is Better

“Deep colors of leaves in Fall and that moody, smoky feeling.” — Designed by Noel Lopez from East Bay, California.

Sweater Weather is Better

Pumpkin Season

“Fall is my absolute favorite season. It has the best weather, the best holidays, and the best food… Pumpkin-flavored-everything!” — Designed by Dorothy Timmer from Central Florida.

Pumpkin Season

Festival Of Lights

“Diwali is an occasion to celebrate victory over defeat, light over darkness. So kill the evil inside you and feed the good.” — Designed by Surendra Vikram Singh from India.

festival of lights

Living On A Sphere

“Just loving the idea of living on that tilted, spinning, travelling sphere, where at the same time it’s autumn or night for ones and spring or daylight for others.” — Designed by Barbara Litza from Germany.

Living on a sphere

The Daffodil

“Plant the Daffodil in October to debut in Spring.” — Designed by Kristin Richey from the United States.

The Daffodil

Autumn In The Forest

“Autumn is a wonderful time to go for walks in the forest!” — Designed by Hilda Rytteke from Sweden.

Autumn in the forest

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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