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Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: October 2016

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A new month means new wallpapers! This journey has been going on for eight years now, and each time anew artists and designers from across the globe challenge their artistic skills to cater for some fresh inspiration on your desktop. And, well, it wasn’t any different this time around.\n\nThis post features their designs for October 2016\. The collection is a mix of ideas and styles, of wallpapers that are a little more distinctive than the usual crowd._All wallpapers come in versions with and without a calendar and can be downloaded for free — just choose your favorite. A big thank-you to everyone who shared their ideas with us! Happy October!

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A new month means new wallpapers! This journey has been going on for eight years now, and each time anew artists and designers from across the globe challenge their artistic skills to cater for some fresh inspiration on your desktop. And, well, it wasn’t any different this time around.

This post features their designs for October 2016. The collection is a mix of ideas and styles, of wallpapers that are a little more distinctive than the usual crowd. All wallpapers come in versions with and without a calendar and can be downloaded for free — just choose your favorite. A big thank-you to everyone who shared their ideas with us! Happy October!

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Omnomnomtober

“I’m just a sucker for Halloween, candy, tiny witches and giant kittens. And you can’t tell me that October is not Halloween, because I’ve waited the whole year for this. I thought that I would make illustration central to this calendar so I started with the idea of a tiny witch who’s stolen a ton of candy along with her cat — who’s gotten herself in trouble and can’t unstick the bubble gum from her giant teeth. A typical Halloween scene, right?” — Designed by Kalashniköv from Spain.

Omnomnomtober

Coffee Time

“Chilly autumn days are here. It’s time to make a cup of good hot coffee.” — Designed by Milada Černá Ovec from the Czech Republic.

Coffee Time

Leaf City

Designed by Katarzyna Szporna from Poland.

Leaf City

Celebrating Durga Puja

“Durga Puja - the ceremonial worship of the mother goddess, is one of the most important festivals of India. Apart from being a religious festival for the Hindus, it is also an occasion for reunion and rejuvenation and a celebration of traditional culture and customs. While the rituals entail ten days of fast, feast and worship, the last four days - Saptami, Ashtami, Navami and Dashami - are celebrated with much gaiety and grandeur in India and abroad, especially in Bengal.” — Designed by Dipanjan Karmakar from India.

Celebrating Durga Puja

Durga Puja (Navratri)

“The Durga Puja is the biggest festival in Kolkata, West Bengal. It has become famous internationally owing to the sheer brilliance of the event. Colorful lights, beautiful people, highly decorated pandals and mouthwatering food are the highlights of this festival. Our creative team has been inspired by the spirit of the Bengalis.” — Designed by Saket Jajodia from India.

Durga Puja (Navratri)

Time For Explorers!

“October is the perfect month to explore new things. We have just passed summer, and autumn is coming with a lot of surprises! I love October!” — Designed by Veronica Valenzuela from Spain.

Time For Explorers!

Fall Is Here

“October is the peak of autumn here in Pennsylvania, and the colorful leaves and landscape are more beautiful than any other time of the year.” — Designed by Marc Andre from the United States.

Fall Is Here

Nurture Nature

“In the midst of our rat races to the top, we forgot how to listen to and understand the rhythms of nature. Relax, take a deep breath and listen to it! And preserve our natural heritage - after all, another good planet is hard to find.” — Designed by Faheem Nistar from India.

Nurture Nature

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Let Us Live And Let Live

“We are all created equal. Nature showers one and all with unbiased love and compassion. Each and every other creature has the right to exist just as we human beings. This October, we have come up with a design that reflects the importance of protecting nature and the creatures who live in there, contributing our part to maintain a balance in the natural ecosystem which is the home to many.” — Designed by Acodez IT Solutions from India.

Let Us Live And Let Live

Stars And Sun

“Looking closely at a sunflower, I noticed that there are little stars inside the heart of it.” — Designed by Philippe Brouard from France.

Stars And Sun

Leaves Dance

“The world is beautiful even in the most inclement weather. Every moment is wonderful…” — Designed by Anastasiya from Russia.

Leaves Dance

Untouched Beauty

“Was touched by the amazing landscape during my short vacation between Lake Tahoe and Yosemite Park in California. While driving out there in the open, I was making frequent stops to capture the overwhelming beautiful landscape that was surrounding me. Photo is taken on my way to Yosemite Park from Lake Tahoe, this was a small abandoned lake that seemed literally untouched by any human hand.” — Designed by Ognen Trpeski from the United States.

Untouched Beauty

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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