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Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: June 2016

We always try our best to challenge your artistic abilities and produce some interesting and unique 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 eight years now, and we are very thankful to all designers who have contributed to it and who are still enthusiastically continuing to do so each month. This post features free desktop wallpapers created by artists across the globe for June 2016. Both versions with and without a calendar can be downloaded for free. It’s time to give your desktop a makeover!

We always try our best to challenge your artistic abilities and produce some interesting and unique 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 eight years now, and we are very thankful to all designers who have contributed to it and who are still enthusiastically continuing to do so each month. This post features free desktop wallpapers created by artists across the globe for June 2016. Both versions with and without a calendar can be downloaded for free. It’s time to give your desktop a makeover!

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Join The Wave

“The month of warmth and nice weather is finally here. We found inspiration in the World Oceans Day which occurs on June 8th and celebrates the wave of change worldwide. Join the wave and dive in!” — Designed by PopArt Studio from Serbia.

Join The Wave

Relaxing At The Beach

Designed by Brainer from Ukraine.

Relaxing At The Beach

Papa Merman

“Dream away for a little while to a land where June never ends. Imagine the ocean, feel the joy of a happy and carefree life with a scent of shrimps and a sound of waves all year round. Welcome to the world of Papa Merman!” — Designed by GraphicMama from Bulgaria.

Papa Merman

Summer Time

“Summer is coming so I made this simple pattern with all my favorite summer things.” — Designed by Maria Keller from Mexico.

Summer Time

Pineapple Summer Pop

“I love creating fun and feminine illustrations and designs. I was inspired by juicy tropical pineapples to celebrate the start of summer.” — Designed by Brooke Glaser from Honolulu, Hawaii.

Pineapple Summer Pop

Sand And Sun, Summer Has Begun!

“The time of the year when we are all ready to do nothing but to prove how lazy we are. The tan lines that the sun gifts us will slowly fade, but the memories will last forever. Our design team at Acodez has designed a wallpaper that reminds of the sandy toes and salty kisses that belong to summer.” — Designed by Vipin Nayar from India.

Sand And Sun, Summer Has Begun!

Sunsets For Memories

“Summer is beach, sun and sunsets, of course! Who doesn’t like a beautiful sunset? If I think about summer I remember many sunsets, but I believe that you can experience the best ones at the beach. It makes me feel calm, and suddenly I forget my problems.” — Designed by Verónica Valenzuela from Spain.

Sunsets For Memories

Almost Summer

Designed by Mirjana Teuner from Germany.

Almost Summer

Bicycle

“It’s National Cycling Week in the UK from 11–19th June, so this should provide a reminder to go out and get cycling!” — Designed by James Mitchell from the United Kingdom.

Bicycle

Gipsy Spirit

“Soft spring colors and boho feathers.” — Designed by Denise Johnson from Chicago.

Gipsy Spirit

For My Love

“Peonies are so beautiful and elegant. A bunch of these in a simple vase would be such a wonderful gift for the lovely girls/significant other! Happy June, everyone!” — Designed by Thuy Truong from the United States.

For My Love

The Call Of Koel

“The peak of summer is upon us, and June brings scorching heat to most places in India. Summer season in my state also reminds me of the bird songs, especially the Koel bird. A black bird with a red eye, this bird’s elegant voice rings through the trees on hot summer afternoons. This June, I have created a wallpaper to give life to this experience — the birds singing in scorching heat give us some respite!” — Designed by Anuja from India.

The Call Of Koel

Happy Solstice

Designed by Monia Gabhi from Canada.

Happy Solstice

Expand Your Horizons

“It’s summer! Go out, explore, expand your horizons!” — Designed by Dorvan Davoudi from Canada.

Expand Your Horizons

“My love for my family inspired me to create this wallpaper. They have taught me the importance of life. If donating blood brings more happiness to the families of the people in need of it, what better feeling could there be in this world?” — Designed by Dipanajn Karmakar from India.

Donate Blood And Save Precious Lives

Just Like Daddy

“I love to wear my daddy’s shoes, even though my feet are small. When they are in my daddy’s shoes, I feel 10 feet tall. Some day I’ll grow to fill them, I only hope to be, as fine a man and great a dad, as my daddy is to me.” — Designed by Suman Sil from India.

Just Like Daddy

Let’s Eat!

“Using my girlfriend as a reference, I created this character.” — Designed by Dino Ng from Malaysia.

Let’s Eat!

Designer’s Road Trip

“For me, June means that I have a break from college, and the weekends usually involve road trips with friends. As a graphic design major, I always thought it would be funny to have a license plate that says ‘kerning’, because the letters on the plate split in the middle and leave a gap between them (what kerning is in design terminology). I’m a sucker for graphic design puns, as you can see. So I created a car with that license plate, driving through a winding road on a summer day. In the distance are also cursor-shaped trees which allude to web design. Because I am a student of the subject, I can never really stop thinking about design, even during summer vacation!” — Designed by Katlynn Whitaker from the the United States.

Designer's Road Trip

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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