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Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: January 2015

      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 post features free desktop wallpapers created by artists across the globe for January 2015. 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?

      Boom!

      Designed by Elise Vanoorbeek from Belgium.

      Boom.

      New Year 2015

      “Every time you tear a leaf off a calendar, you present a new place for new ideas and progress” — Designed by Zanetine Web Design from India.

      New Year 2015

      Rest Up For The New Year

      “I was browsing for themes when I found this “Festival of Sleep” that takes place on the 3rd, and I’m a big fan of sleep… Especially in these cold months after the holiday craziness, it’s nice to get cozy and take a nice nap.” — Designed by Dorothy Timmer from Central Florida, USA.

      Rest Up For The New Year

      Start Somewhere

      “If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives. Start today - somewhere, anywhere.” — Designed by Shawna Armstrong from the United States.

      Start Somewhere

      Time For A New Adventure

      “I believe the new year brings the unique chance of a fresh start feeling. That’s way I believe it is a good time for us to change the things we don’t like and dare to take a crazy adventure with our loved ones.” — Designed by Maria Keller from Mexico.

      Time for a new adventure

      The Early January Bird

      “January is the month of a new beginning, hope and inspiration. That`s why it reminds me of an early bird.” — Designed by Zlatina Petrova from Bulgaria.

      The Early January Bird

      Winter Leaves

      Designed by Nathalie Ouederni from France.

      Winter Leaves

      Happy Holidays

      “Staying in the holiday mood through the winter” — Designed by Marina Eyl from Pennsylvania, USA.

      Happy Holidays

      New Year’s Resolutions

      “When I think about a new upcoming year, I think about new year’s resolutions. Things you promise to yourself, but in the end almost everything goes back to it’s old habits. Hope you guys like the idea and the way that I have drawn/designed it.” — Designed by Sam Cornette from Belgium.

      New year's resolutions

      Written In The Stars

      “I have this gut feeling that 2015 will be a great year, it’s written in the stars.” — Designed by Diederik Craps from Belgium.

      2015 - Written in the stars

      Oh Deer!

      “Because deers are majestic looking creatures.” — Designed by Maxim Vanheertum from Belgium.

      Oh deer!

      New Beginnings

      “I was inspired by a quote I saw recently, and I couldn’t help but doodle about new beginnings in 2015!” — Designed by Jordan Thoma from Dallas, TX.

      New Beginnings

      A New Day

      “I’m waiting for a new day of a new year for a miracle to come.” — Designed by Tran Thi Anh Nguyet from Vietnam.

      A new day

      January Gem: Garnet

      “The message of the birthstones have a powerful story to tell through shape, color, and three simple words. January is the Garnet, for guidance, loyalty, and truth.” — Designed by Anna from St. Louis, USA.

      January Gem: Garnet

      Better Things Ahead

      Designed by Delphine Pages from London, UK.

      Better Things Ahead

      Start All Over Again

      “January is a month to dream, to start a new life with new wishes. Start dreaming!” — Designed by Colorsfera from Spain.

      Start all over again

      Three Wise Men Of The East

      “In Belgium remember the Three Wise Men of the East is a tradition. It involves children going from door to door, dressed up as the three Wise Men. They sing a little song, in exchange for sweets and/or money. The design is very minimalistic and ‘flat’. I hope you like it :)” — Designed by Jeroen Bartels from Belgium.

      Three Wise Men of the East

      Belly Laugh Day

      “January can be a cold, dark, depressing month (for those of us in the northern hemisphere) but Global Belly Laugh Day on the 24th should cheer us up! This wallpaper featuring two cheeky characters was created to commemorate this.” — Designed by Oculus from the United Kingdom.

      Belly Laugh Day

      January Fish

      “My fish tank at home inspired me to make a wallpaper with a fish :)” — Designed by Arno De Decker from Belgium.

      January Fish

      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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