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Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: November 2016

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Sometimes the best inspiration lies right in front of us. With that in mind, we embarked on a special creativity mission eight years ago: to provide you with inspiring and unique desktop wallpapers every month. Wallpapers that are a little more distinctive than the usual crowd and that are bound to fuel your ideas.

We are very thankful to all artists and designers who have contributed and are still diligently contributing to this mission, who challenge their artistic abilities each month anew to keep the steady stream of wallpapers flowing. This post features their artwork for November 2016. Both versions with and without a calendar can be downloaded for free. It’s time to freshen up your desktop!

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Sometimes the best inspiration lies right in front of us. With that in mind, we embarked on a special creativity mission eight years ago: to provide you with inspiring and unique desktop wallpapers every month. Wallpapers that are a little more distinctive than the usual crowd and that are bound to fuel your ideas.

We are very thankful to all artists and designers who have contributed and are still diligently contributing to this mission, who challenge their artistic abilities each month anew to keep the steady stream of wallpapers flowing. This post features their artwork for November 2016. Both versions with and without a calendar can be downloaded for free. It’s time to freshen up your desktop!

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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?

Welcome Home Dear Winter

“The smell of winter is lingering in the air. The time to be home! Winter reminds us of good food, of the warmth, the touch of a friendly hand, and a talk beside the fire. Keep calm and let us welcome winter.” — Designed by Acodez IT Solutions from India.

Welcome Home Dear Winter

Deer Fall, I Love You!

Designed by Maria Porter from the United States.

Deer Fall, I Love You!

Time To Give Thanks!

Designed by Glynnis Owen from Australia.

Time To Give Thanks!

Remember, Remember!

“It’s Bonfire Night on the 5th, and the nursery rhyme we learn at school in the UK starts ‘Remember, remember the Fifth of November’, so this is my tribute!” — Designed by James Mitchell from the United Kingdom.

Remember, Remember!

Perfect Time For Cats!

Designed by Brainer from Ukraine.

Perfect Time For Cats!

Autumn Wreath

“I love the changing seasons — especially the autumn colors and festivals here around this time of year!” — Designed by Rachel Litzinger from the United States.

Autumn Wreath

Moonlight Bats

“I designed some Halloween characters and then this idea came into my mind - a bat family hanging around in the moonlight. A cute and scary mood is just perfect for autumn.” — Designed by Carmen Eisendle from Germany.

Moonlight Bats

Be Grateful For The Unlikely Friends

“Thanksgiving is coming and I think one of the things we should be thankful for are the unlikely friendships.” — Designed by Maria Keller from Mexico.

Be Grateful For The Unlikely Friends

Coffee And Sweets

“The cold, almost winter weather. So nice to have a cup of hot coffee and some sweets.” — Designed by Karetina Irina from the Russian Federation.

Coffee And Sweets

Autumn In Paris

Designed by Lia Pantazi from Greece.

Autumn In Paris

Dream World

“Look at the baby’s smiling face! Babies are always happy. There is an untouched innocence behind their smile that we adults fail to enjoy and cherish. When a baby’s smile can present you with hope, dreams and the aspiration to spread happiness and love, then why can’t you? Yes, let us spread the dream of love, happiness and peace all over the world.” — Designed by Krishnankutty KN from India.

Dream World

We Are All The Same Inside

“No man’s your enemy. No man’s your slave. Looking at people in an Apartheid way is a thing of the past. My blood is the same as yours, so why must we hurt our brothers and sisters when we are all the same? Believe in love, it will show wonders.” — Designed by Faheem Nistar from Dubai.

We Are All The Same Inside

Coffee Time

“It’s the time for being at home and enjoying the small things… I love having a coffee while watching the rain outside my window.” — Designed by Veronica Valenzuela from Spain.

Coffee Time

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Fun

“One of the first things that everyone thinks of when they think of November is Thanksgiving. When I think of Thanksgiving, I think of my dad cooking tons of delicious food all day while my sisters and I sit in front of the fire and watch the Macy’s Day Parade. This is my favorite time in November.” — Designed by Gabi Minnich from the United States.

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Fun

Hot Drinks For Cold Sloths

“As an assignment for my Digital Theory & Skills class, we were asked to design a wallpaper for Smashing Magazine. I centered my idea around the idea of hot drinks because, in the U.S., we have three National days during the month of November dedicated to beverages that warm our cold, ‘sloth-like’ selves up!” — Designed by Rachel Keslosky from the United States.

Hot Drinks For Cold Sloths

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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