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Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: November 2015

We all love a good wallpaper to polish up our desktops. So to provide you with fresh artwork on a regular basis, we embarked on our desktop wallpaper mission seven years ago. Each month we challenge you, the design community, to get your creative juices flowing and produce some interesting, beautiful and creative wallpapers. And, well, it wasn’t any different this time around. Just like every month, designers and artists from across the globe challenged their artistic abilities and contributed their designs. The result is a collection of desktop wallpapers that are a little more distinctive than the usual crowd. All of them come in a version with and without a calendar and are free to download. A big thank-you to everyone who shared their artwork! Which one will make it to your November desktop?

We all love a good wallpaper to polish up our desktops. So to provide you with fresh artwork on a regular basis, we embarked on our desktop wallpaper mission seven years ago. Each month we challenge you, the design community, to get your creative juices flowing and produce some interesting, beautiful and creative wallpapers. And, well, it wasn’t any different this time around.

Just like every month, designers and artists from across the globe challenged their artistic abilities and contributed their designs. The result is a collection of desktop wallpapers that are a little more distinctive than the usual crowd. All of them come in a version with and without a calendar and are free to download. A big thank-you to everyone who shared their artwork! Which one will make it to your November desktop?

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?

Captain’s Home

Designed by Elise Vanoorbeek (Doud) from Belgium.

Captain’s Home

Hold On

“We have to acknowledge that some things are inevitable, like winter. Let’s try to hold on until we can, and then embrace the beautiful season.” — Designed by Igor Izhik from Canada.

Hold On

Mushroom Season!

“It is autumn! It is raining and thus… it is mushroom season! It is the perfect moment to go to the forest and get the best mushrooms to do the best recipe.” — Designed by Verónica Valenzuela from Spain.

Mushroom Season!

Cozy November

“November is the month when you want to sleep, cuddle and prepare for the long winter. That is exactly where we found inspiration for this calendar.” — Designed by PopArt Studio from Serbia.

Cozy November

November Nights On Mountains

“Those chill November nights when you see mountain tops covered with the first snow sparkling in the moonlight.” — Designed by Jovana Djokic from Serbia.

November Nights On Mountains

Watch The Night Sky

“As the Earth moves through the meteoroid stream of the comet Tempel-Tuttle, the night sky comes alive with shooting stars.” — Designed by Zimdi from the United Kingdom.

Watch The Night Sky

100 Years Of General Relativity

Designed by shetani from Germany.

100 Years Of General Relativity

Blue Beanie Day

“It’s Blue Beanie Day on November 30th. The day annually celebrates web standards and web accessibility. Use this wallpaper to show your support!” — Designed by Jens Gilis from Belgium.

Blue Beanie Day

It’s Windy Outside!

“The weather in November.” — Designed by Toon Pauwels from Belgium.

It’s Windy Outside!

Brace Yourself… November Is Coming!

“My inspiration was the vision of coming winter and popular tv series.” — Designed by Kamil Rusek from Poland.

Brace Yourself, November Is Coming!

Hello November

Designed by Stijn Van Doorslaer from Belgium.

Hello November

Thanks & Giving

“Wishing everyone a holiday season filled with both Thanks & Giving!” — Designed by Jordan Thoma from the United States.

Thanks & Giving

Autumn Love

“November is in the middle of autumn. When I started to make this wallpaper, I’ve created a mood board that tells exactly what I think about when hearing ‘autumn’. Warm colors, drinking tea, coffee and hot chocolate with marshmallows, cosy sweaters, reading a good book in front of the fireplace, falling leaves, windy weather, pumpkins, cuddling with my blanket, taking a walk in the woods,… I have tried to illustrate a bit of this ‘autumn feeling’ in this wallpaper.” — Designed by Larissa Goethals from Belgium.

Autumn Love

An Owl’s Night

“I designed this wallpaper to reflect the darkness that autumn brings, along with the orange leaves and the owls!” — Designed by Safia Begum from the United Kingdom.

An Owl’s Night

World Kindness Day

“World Kindness Day is November 13, and I wanted to share this saying to remind others to never underestimate the power of a kind word.” — Designed by Shawna Armstrong from the United States.

World Kindness Day

Sailing Sunwards

“There’s some pretty rough weather coming up these weeks. Thinking about November makes me want to keep all the warm thoughts in mind. I’d like to wish everyone a cozy winter.” — Designed by Emily Trbl. Kunstreich from Germany.

Sailing Sunwards

November Sweeties

“In cold and windy November, I want to show sweet little guys to make you smile and warm you up. (;” — Designed by Natalia Szendzielorz from Poland.

November Sweeties

November Fall

Designed by Jens De Weerdt from Belgium.

November Fall

Seeking Happiness!

“Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness! I am seeking love… I am seeking happiness…” — Designed by Smita Dessai from India.

Seeking Happiness!

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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