Explore Your Inner Artist (June 2020 Wallpapers Edition)

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Do you need a little inspiration boost? Well, then our new wallpapers collection is for you. Designed with love by the community for the community, the wallpapers are available with and without a calendar for June 2020.

There’s an artist in everyone. Some bring their creative ideas to life with digital tools, others capture the perfect moment with a camera or love to grab pen and paper to create little doodles or pieces of lettering. And even if you think you’re far away from being an artist, well, it might just be buried somewhere deep inside of you. So why not explore it?

Since more than nine years already, our monthly wallpapers challenge is the perfect opportunity to do just that: to challenge your creative skills and break out of your routine of meeting deadlines and client expectations for a moment to do something just for fun. Just like you got out your crayons when you were a kid, ending up fully immersed in the creative process.

For this post, artists and designers from across the globe once again took on the challenge and created beautiful and unique wallpapers that are bound to cater for some good vibes on your screens. All of them are available in versions with and without a calendar for June 2020 and can be downloaded for free. And because there can never be too much eye candy, we also added some wallpaper goodies from our archives at the end of this post. A big thank-you to everyone who shared their designs with us — this post wouldn’t exist without you. Enjoy!

  • 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.

Ready to take on the challenge?

The next wallpapers post is already in the making, and, well, we’d be happy to feature your artwork in it, too. So if you have an idea for a July wallpaper, please don’t hesitate to submit it. We’d love to see what you’ll come up with. Join in! →

Comfort Reading

“We stayed in the house for so long, we had to create our own reading spaces to feel comfortable. Add a cat, some coffee and several books and it’s perfect!” — Designed by Bobby Voicu from Portugal.

Comfort Reading
## Summer Coziness

“I’ve waited for this summer more than I waited for any other summer since I was a kid. I dream of watermelon, strawberries, and lots of colors.” — Designed by Kate Jameson from the United States.

Summer Coziness
## Wildlife Revival

“In these turbulent times for men, we are witnessing the extraordinary rebirth of nature, especially of the wildlife around the planet. Maybe this situation is a blessing in disguise? Either way, one thing is for sure, this planet is the home that we share with all other forms of life and it is our obligation and sacred duty to protect it.” — Designed by LibraFire from Serbia.

Wildlife Revival
## World Sea Turtle Day

“Chinese, Hindu, Native American… Across mythologies, turtles were seen as carrying the entire planet Earth on their backs. The belief probably stemmed from their long-lasting lives, lending them the wise, ancient quality. On June 16, we celebrate the World Sea Turtle Day when we recognize the importance of these 110 million-year-old creatures, who were even contemporaries to dinosaurs. As little as cleaning up and recycling can do marvels to help preserve these beautiful and exotic creatures.” — Designed by PopArt Studio from Serbia.

World Sea Turtle Day
## Out Of Business

Designed by Ricardo Gimenes from Sweden.

Out Of Business
## Fathers Day Thanks!

“June 21st is a chance to give thanks to our fathers. For all the patience shown through the years from baby steps to feeding, guidance to teaching, they’re by our sides supporting us every step of the way through our lives. So say thanks this June 21st on Fathers Day!” — Designed by Ever Increasing Circles from the United Kingdom.

Fathers Day Thanks!
## Create More

“There are people in your life who love you and depend on you. Happy people are more productive. The world needs more happy people these days. So be happy for your near and dear ones, for the world.” — Designed by Hitesh Puri from India.

Create More
## Oldies But Goodies

Summer solstice, ice cream, and, not to forget, cats — a lot of big and small things have inspired creatives to design a June wallpaper in all those years we’ve been running our monthly series. Below you’ll find a little best-of from the archives. (Please note that these designs don’t come with a calendar.)

Summer Is Coming

“Imagine a sunny beach and an endless blue sea. Imagine yourself right there. Is it somewhere in Greece? The Mediterranean? North Africa? Now turn around and start wandering through those picturesque, narrow streets. See all those authentic white houses with blue doors and blue windows? Feel the fragrance of fresh flowers? Stop for a second. Take a deep breath. Seize the moment. Breathe in. Breathe out. Now slowly open your eyes. Not quite there yet? Don’t worry. You will be soon! Summer is coming…” — Designed by PopArt Studio from Serbia.

Summer Is Coming
### Strawberry Fields

Designed by Nathalie Ouederni from France.

Strawberry Fields
### Summer Surf

“Summer vibes…” — Designed by Antun Hirsman from Croatia.

Summer Surf
### Solstice Sunset

“June 21 marks the longest day of the year for the Northern Hemisphere — and sunsets like these will be getting earlier and earlier after that!” — Designed by James Mitchell from the United Kingdom.

Solstice Sunset
### Shine Your Light

“Shine your light, Before the fight, Just like the sun, Cause we don’t have to run.” — Designed by Anh Nguyet Tran from Vietnam.

Shine Your Light
### Periodic Table Of HTML5 Elements

“We wanted an easy reference guide to help navigate through HTML5 and that could be updateable.” — Designed by Castus from the United Kingdom.

Periodic Table Of HTML5 Elements
### Ice Creams Away!

“Summer is taking off with some magical ice cream hot air balloons.” — Designed by Sasha Endoh from Canada.

Ice Creams Away!
### Deep Dive

“Summer rains, sunny days and a whole month to enjoy. Dive deep inside your passions and let them guide you.” — Designed by Ana Masnikosa from Belgrade, Serbia.

Deep Dive
### Merry-go-round

Designed by Xenia Latii from Germany.


Nine Lives!

“I grew up with cats around (and drawing them all the time). They are so funny… one moment they are being funny, the next they are reserved. If you have place in your life for a pet, adopt one today!” — Designed by Karen Frolo from the United States.

Nine Lives!
### Urban Yogic Life

“The month shares a vital significance as the International Yoga Day falls on June 21st. The beautiful design depicted brings into limelight the value and aura of the expression. Since we are in a hub of restlessness — an edgy world that longs for a mere breathing moment, it is quite essential to portray and henceforth bring back this art form from the pages of the past. Being a lifestyle choice and a way of exploring oneself, one could say yoga is simply synonymous with tranquility and sound breathing. It is a perspiring practice that evokes inner bliss and nudges us to see the world through a different lens. Hence the image is a collaboration of lifestyle and yoga — the urban yoga — a necessity, much more than just a way.” — Designed by Sweans from India.

Urban Yogic Life
### 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
### 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
### Oh, The Places You Will Go!

“In celebration of high school and college graduates ready to make their way in the world!” — Designed by Bri Loesch from the United States.

Oh the places you will go
### Almost Summer

Designed by Mirjana Teuner from Germany.

Almost Summer
### Knitting For Summer

“I made multiple circles overlapping with close distances. The overall drawing looks like a clothing texture, for something you could wear in coming summer. Let’s have a nice summer.” — Designed by Philippe Brouard from France.

Knitting For Summer
### Camomile

Designed by Gato Vision from Poland.

### Digitalized Love Typography Sketch

“Digging through my old sketches, I found this one I had almost forgotten about… With a little help from Ricardo, the sketch was brought to life in a jiffy! Hope you like it.” — Designed by Iris Lješnjanin from Freiburg, Germany

Digitalized Love Typography Sketch
## 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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