Stay Creative, Stay Inspired (April 2020 Wallpapers Edition)

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Let’s welcome the new month with some fresh wallpapers. Designed with love by artists and designers from across the globe, they are available with and without a calendar for April 2020.

In times like these where our everyday life is pausing and we’re trying to find strategies to cope with this situation we all find ourselves in at the moment, little routines can help give us a sense of security and familiarity — no matter if it’s having a cup of coffee in the midday sun on your balcony, calling an old friend in the evenings, or trying out a new recipe every day.

One of our routines here at Smashing that has been going on for more than nine years already and that we’re continuing now, too, of course, is to provide you with new wallpapers every month. So if you need a little bit of colorful inspiration or something to cheer you up this April, we’ve got you covered.

Designed with love by artists and designers from across the globe, the wallpapers in this collection come in versions with and without a calendar for April 2020. As a little bonus goodie, we also compiled some wallpaper favorites from the past at the end of this post — after all, some things are just too good to be forgotten. A big thank you to everyone who shared their artworks with us this month! Enjoy and take care!

  • All images can be clicked on and lead to the preview of the wallpaper,
  • 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 through 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.

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Did you know that you could get featured in one of our upcoming wallpapers posts, too? We are always looking for creative talent, so if you have an idea for a wallpaper design, please don’t hesitate to submit it. Join in! →

Spring Awakens

“Despite the threat that has befallen us all, we all look forward to the awakening of a life that spreads its wings after every dormant winter and opens its petals to greet us. Long live spring, long live life.” — Designed by LibraFire from Serbia.

Spring Awakens
## April Flowers

“While April showers usually bring May flowers, we thought we all deserved flowers a little early this year. During a stressful time in the world, spending time thinking about others is an antidote to some of the uncertainty. We thought this message, Lift Others Up, reflected the energy the world needs.” — Designed by Mad Fish Digital from Portland, Oregon.

April Flowers
## An Era Of Metals With Sense Of Touch

“In the future we can expect that machines will have emotions and they will start loving nature and flowers.” — Designed by Themesvillage from London.

An Era Of Metals With Sense Of Touch
## April Fox

Designed by MasterBundles from the United States.

April Fox
## Celebrating the Genius

“‘Iron rusts from disuse; water loses its purity from stagnation… even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.’ These are the words of no other than the ‘Universal Genius’. Leonardo da Vinci’s unprecedented talents, exemplary imagination, and an unquenchable wonder shaped not solely the Renaissance era but the future of humankind. On April 15, we mark the birthday of one of the world’s greatest painters, most prolific inventors, and the father of paleontology and architecture.” — Designed by PopArt Studio from Serbia.

Celebrating the Genius
## You’re Smashing

Designed by Ricardo Gimenes from Sweden.

You’re Smashing
## National Submarine Day

Designed by Nicolas van der Straten Ponthoz from Belgium.

National Submarine Day
## Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day

“The day revolves around parents taking their children to work to expose them to future job possibilities and the value of education. It’s been an annual event since 1992 and helps expose children to the possibilities of careers at a young age.” — Designed by Ever Increasing Circles from the United Kingdom.

Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day
## Stay Home And Smash Covid-19

“Inspired by the current situation of Corona virus affecting the world.” — Designed by WrapPixel from India.

Stay Home And Smash Covid-19
## Everything Will Be Alright

“This month we don’t need more words. Just these.” — Designed by Joana Vicente from Portugal.

Everything Will Be Alright
## Oldies But Goodies

A lot of wallpaper goodies have seen the light of day in the nine years that we’ve been running our monthly wallpapers challenge. Here’s a selection of favorites from past April editions. Maybe you’ll rediscover one of your almost-forgotten favorites, too? (Please note that these wallpapers don’t come with a calendar.)

A Time For Reflection

“‘We’re all equal before a wave.’ (Laird Hamilton)” — Designed by Shawna Armstrong from the United States.

A Time for Reflection
### Dreaming

“The moment when you just walk and your imagination fills up your mind with thoughts.” — Designed by Gal Shir from Israel.


Inspiring Blossom

“‘Sweet spring is your time is my time is our time for springtime is lovetime and viva sweet love’, wrote E. E. Cummings. And we have a question for you. Is there anything more refreshing, reviving, and recharging than nature in blossom? Let it inspire us all to rise up, hold our heads high, and show the world what we are made of.” — Designed by PopArt Studio from Serbia.

Inspiring Blossom

Spring Fever

“I created that mouse character for a series of illustrations about a poem my mom often told me when I was a child. In that poem the mouse goes on an adventure. Here it is after the adventure, ready for new ones.” — Designed by Anja Sturm from Germany.

Spring Fever
### Yellow Submarine

“The Beatles — ‘Yellow Submarine’: This song is fun and at the same time there is a lot of interesting text that changes your thinking. Like everything that makes The Beatles.” — Designed by WebToffee from India.

Yellow Submarine
### Clover Field

Designed by Nathalie Ouederni from France.

Clover Field
### Wonderful Life

“My favorite song is ‘Wonderful Life’ from Black from my childhood. This picture that was taken in a very beautiful dock in Belgrade evokes a calm feeling from that song, a peacefulness of soul and mind. Each of us has a gift, but what is truly wonderful is to embrace a flair toward life in small things because, no need to run and hide, it’s a wonderful, Wonderful Life. Cheers!” — Designed by Marija Zaric from Belgrade, Serbia.

Wonderful Life
### Happy Easter

Designed by Tazi Design from Australia.

Happy Easter
### Fairytale

“A tribute to Hans Christian Andersen. Happy Birthday!” — Designed by Roxi Nastase from Romania.

### Be Happy Bee

Designed by Kiraly Tamas from Romania.

Be Happy Bee
### Spring Infographics

“Spring comes for everyone, for big and for small. How spring is arranged? I suggest us to understand this question.” — Designed by Ilya Denisenko from Russia.

Spring Infographics
### Without The Rain There Would Be No Rainbows

“I love April showers and the spring blooms they bring!” — Designed by Denise Johnson from Chicago.

Without The Rain There Would Be No Rainbows.
### Sakura

“Spring is finally here with its sweet Sakura’s flowers, which remind me of my trip to Japan.” Designed by Laurence Vagner from France.

Smashing Wallpaper - April 2011
### Good Day

“Some pretty flowers and spring time always make for a good day.” — Designed by Amalia Van Bloom from the United States.

good day
### April Cosmos

“I was inspired by a non-fiction book The Living Cosmos written by University of Arizona professor of astronomy Chris Impey. It’s a research of scientists trying to address the questions we ask about nature. Is there life in the universe beyond the Earth?” — Designed by Paul Ranosa from the Philippines.

April Cosmos
### Spring

“I love spring and handmade typography.” — Designed by Raluca Dragos from Romania.

### Vector Saraswathi

“Saraswathi, Goddess of Creativity (Indian mythology).” Designed by Atma Creative Team from India.

Smashing Wallpaper - April 2011

Egg Hunt In Wonderland

“April is Easter time and I wanted to remind us that there’s a child inside all of us. My illustration is based on the story that fills our imagination since childhood, Alice in Wonderland, and joined to one of the most traditional customs in America at this time of year, the egg hunt. That’s how we get an ‘egg hunt in wonderland’.” — Designed by Patrícia Garcia from Portugal.

Egg Hunt In Wonderland

Skateboarding Bunny

Designed by Lew Su-ann from Brunei Darussalam.

Skateboarding Bunny
## 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.

Thank you to all designers for their participation. Join in next month!

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