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Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: May 2016

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We always try to challenge your artistic abilities and create some interesting and inspiring artwork. As a matter of fact, we discovered the best source for inspiration: desktop wallpapers that are a little more distinctive than the usual crowd. This creativity mission has been going on for eight years now and, like every month, artists and designers from across the globe got their creative juices flowing to produce desktop wallpapers for you to indulge in. The wallpapers all come in versions with and without a calendar for May 2016 and can be downloaded for free. A big thank-you to everyone who contributed their works! Now, could there be a better occasion to freshen up your desktop?

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We always try to challenge your artistic abilities and create some interesting and inspiring artwork. As a matter of fact, we discovered the best source for inspiration: desktop wallpapers that are a little more distinctive than the usual crowd.

This creativity mission has been going on for eight years now and, like every month, artists and designers from across the globe got their creative juices flowing to produce desktop wallpapers for you to indulge in. The wallpapers all come in versions with and without a calendar for May 2016 and can be downloaded for free. A big thank-you to everyone who contributed their works! Now, could there be a better occasion to freshen up your desktop?

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Fun In The Sun

“Sand and sun — summer has begun!” — Designed by Suman Sil from India.

Fun In The Sun

Stone Dahlias

Designed by Rachel Hines from the USA.

Stone Dahlias

Understand Yourself

“Sunsets in May are the best way to understand who you are and where you are heading. Let’s think more!” — Designed by Igor Izhik from Canada.

Understand Yourself

Poppies Paradise

Designed by Nathalie Ouederni from France.

Poppies Paradise

Let’s Have Some Fun In The Sun

“May takes us down a lane of memories along with the stories of summer that clings to us, so we designed a wallpaper to remind everyone of the warmth of happiness while the sun shines. Summer is the time of the year when we are in a holiday mood and also we make it a point to take some time to chill out with people dear to us.” — Designed by Acodez from India.

Let’s Have Some Fun In The Sun

Let’s Ride

Designed by Monia Gabhi from Canada.

Let’s Ride

Add Color To Your Life!

“This month is dedicated to flowers, to join us and brighten our days giving a little more color to our daily life.” — Designed by Verónica Valenzuela from Spain.

Add Color To Your Life!

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Wish Upon A Star In May

“This spring, Eta Aquariids — a meteor shower parented by the famous Halley’s comet — will give us a special treat. Separated from the comet hundreds of years ago, its peak will take place at dawn of May 6th. So brace yourselves, look east, and make a wish.” — Designed by PopArt Studio from Serbia.

Wish Upon A Star In May

Always Seek Knowledge

“‘As knowledge increases, wonder deepens.’ - Charles Morgan. So I tried to create an illustration based on this.” — Designed by Bisakha Datta from India.

Always Seek Knowledge

Find Beauty In The Small Things

“May simply reminds me of flowers. May is the time when I go for a run, and I notice all of my neighbors flowerbeds are sprouting amazing colors!” — Designed by Kelsey Van Horn from the USA.

Find Beauty In The Small Things

Asparagus Say Hi!

“In my part of the world, May marks the start of seasonal produce, starting with asparagus. I know spring is finally here and summer is around the corner when locally-grown asparagus shows up at the grocery store.” — Designed by Elaine Chen from Toronto, Canada.

Asparagus Say Hi!

Slice And Dice ’Em

“I enjoy food, cooking, and avocados. Plus, May’s holiday is Cinco de Mayo, and who doesn’t love some good guacamole?” — Designed by Kelsey Van Horn from the USA.

Slice And Dice ’Em

Constructivist Branding

“I was not particularly interested in a month as much as I wanted to make something that could yield a chuckle from some fellow designers when they look at the wallpaper on their respective screens. Russian Constructivism was a movement I enjoyed, especially with the posters and typefaces. I figured that because the Constructivism fist is one of the many iconic images used in their posters, I could use that in a different way. Since I wanted to make a parody of this for graphic design, I figured I could draw a hand holding a business card to represent branding, and thus, Constructivist Branding was born.” — Designed by Brian Kasperowski from the United States.

Constructivist Branding

Endless Love

“May is the month to remember our moms. What better way to do it than showing them all our love?” — Designed by Maria Keller from Mexico.

Endless Love

Flourish

“I first was inspired by the flowers that May can bring. From there, I thought of the word ‘flourish’ and what it can mean for our everyday lives. We all should have hopes to flourish with every new day.” — Designed by Jane Bayless from the United States.

Flourish

Happy Mother’s Day!

Designed by Dorvan Davoudi from Canada.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Let’s Start Fresh!

“May is here and it’s time for changes. Grab that pen and paper, mouse or tablet and go wild. There is more to our world than what you see. Be creative! Be inventive! Enjoy!” — Designed by Filip Sosevic from Serbia.

Let’s Start Fresh!

The Earth Laughs In Flowers

“E.E. Cummings is one of my favorite poets and this is one of my favorite lines, which is particularly applicable in May (when spring really gets started around here!).” — Designed by Mandy Fischer from Chicago, IL.

The Earth Laughs In Flowers

A Sweet Test Of Summer

“‘Aaah, summer — that long anticipated stretch of lazy, lingering days, free of responsibility and rife with possibility. It’s a time to hunt for insects, master handstands, practice swimming strokes, conquer trees, explore nooks and crannies, and make new friends.’ — Darell Hammond” — Designed by Dipanjan Karmakar from India.

A Sweet Test Of Summer

May-be Skating

Designed by Dan Di from Italy.

May-be Skating

Most Common Flower

“May is the beginning of the summer months. Why not enjoy the nice and quiet background of the most common flower there is?” — Designed by Kenzo Feruglio from Belgium.

Most Common Flower

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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