March For Equality (2022 Desktop Wallpapers Edition)

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Quick summary ↬ Following our monthly tradition, artists and designers from across the globe challenged their creative skills and designed desktop wallpapers to welcome March. They come in versions with and without a calendar and can be downloaded for free.

We all need a little inspiration boost every now and again. Maybe your secret is to go for a walk, have a chat with a friend, or scroll through your favorite eye candy resources. Whatever it might be that helps you refuel your creative batteries, maybe our new collection of desktop wallpapers could help, too.

To bring you a regular dose of inspiring wallpapers, we started our monthly wallpapers series more than eleven years ago. Each month, artists and designers from across the globe diligently contribute their designs to it, and, well, it wasn’t any different this time around.

The wallpapers in this collection all come in versions with and without a calendar for March 2022 and can be downloaded for free. To shine a light on some of the almost forgotten designs from past editions, we also compiled a little March best-of at the end of this post. Maybe you’ll spot one of your favorites in there, too?

  • You can click on every image to see a larger preview,
  • 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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Spring Is Coming

“This March, our calendar design epitomizes the heralds of spring. Soon enough, you’ll be waking up to the singing of swallows, in a room full of sunshine, filled with the empowering smell of daffodil, the first springtime flowers. Spring is the time of rebirth and new beginnings, creativity and inspiration, self-awareness, and inner reflection. Have a budding, thriving spring!” — Designed by PopArt Studio from Serbia.

Spring Is Coming

Grow A Better Future

“Let’s try to leave the Earth a better place than when we arrived!” — Designed by ActiveCollab from the United States.

Grow A Better Future

Traveling To Neverland

“This month we become children and we travel with Peter Pan. Let’s go to Neverland!” — Designed by Veronica Valenzuela from Spain.

Traveling To Neverland

Not A Gray Cloud

“Difficult to say there are no clouds in March, difficult to say there is no cloud in my head. But I’d like to say I believe clouds are not always gray.” — Designed by Philippe Brouard from France.

Not A Gray Cloud

Nothing To Do

Designed by Ricardo Gimenes from Sweden.

Nothing To Do

Soap At The Bar

Designed by Ricardo Gimenes from Sweden.

Soap At The Bar

Cheers Patty!

“We celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and that’s the inspiration behind the design. It denotes a month of prosperity with a little bit of luck in the form of lucky charm of St. Patty strewn around!” — Designed by Rahul Bhattacharya from India.

Cheers Patty!
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Oldies But Goodies

Women’s Day, the beginning of spring, or just some happy pops of color — a lot of things have inspired the community to design a March wallpaper in the past years. Below you’ll find some favorites from our archives. (Please note that these wallpapers don’t come with a calendar.)

Botanica

“It’s been almost a year since I published a wallpaper. Anyway, this is something I made just to get back in shape. And, I’ve been trying a new drawing app, Pixelmator Pro — excellent so far. Hope you like the picture!” — Designed by Vlad Gerasimov from Russia.

Botanica

March For Equality

“This March, we shine the spotlight on International Women’s Day, reflecting on the achieved and highlighting the necessity for a more equal and understanding world. These turbulent times that we are in require us to stand together unitedly and IWD aims to do that.” — Designed by PopArt Studio from Serbia.

March For Equality

Queen Bee

“Spring is coming! Birds are singing, flowers are blooming, bees are flying… Enjoy this month!” — Designed by Melissa Bogemans from Belgium.

Queen Bee

Ballet

“A day, even a whole month, isn’t enough to show how much a woman should be appreciated. Dear ladies, any day or month are yours if you decide so.” — Designed by Ana Masnikosa from Belgrade, Serbia.

Ballet

The Unknown

“I made a connection, between the dark side and the unknown lighted and catchy area.” — Designed by Valentin Keleti from Romania.

The Unknown

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

“March the 2nd marks the birthday of the most creative and extraordinary author ever, Dr. Seuss! I have included an inspirational quote about learning to encourage everyone to continue learning new things every day.” — Designed by Safia Begum from the United Kingdom.

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Questions

“Doodles are slowly becoming my trademark, so I just had to use them to express this phrase I’m fond of recently. A bit enigmatic, philosophical. Inspiring, isn’t it?” — Designed by Marta Paderewska from Poland.

Questions

Fresh Lemons

Designed by Nathalie Ouederni from France.

Fresh lemons

Time To Wake Up

“Rays of sunlight had cracked into the bear’s cave. He slowly opened one eye and caught a glimpse of nature in blossom. Is it spring already? Oh, but he is so sleepy. He doesn’t want to wake up, not just yet. So he continues dreaming about those sweet sluggish days while everything around him is blooming.” — Designed by PopArt Studio from Serbia.

Time To Wake Up

Waiting For Spring

“As days are getting longer again and the first few flowers start to bloom, we are all waiting for Spring to finally arrive.” — Designed by Naioo from Germany.

Smashing Wallpaper - march 12

Awakening

“I am the kind of person who prefers the cold but I do love spring since it’s the magical time when flowers and trees come back to life and fill the landscape with beautiful colors.” — Designed by Maria Keller from Mexico.

Wake up!

March Fusion

Designed by Rio Creativo from Poland.

Smashing Wallpaper - march 12

Explore The Forest

“This month, I want to go to the woods and explore my new world in sunny weather.” — Designed by Zi-Cing Hong from Taiwan.

Explore The Forest

Spring Bird

Designed by Nathalie Ouederni from France.

Spring Bird

Pizza Time!

“Who needs an excuse to look at pizza all month?” — Designed by James Mitchell from the United Kingdom.

Pizza Time!

Orion’s Apple

Designed by Monia Gabhi from Canada.

Orion’s Apple

Tacos To The Moon And Back

Designed by Ricardo Gimenes from Sweden.

Tacos To The Moon And Back

St. Patrick’s Day

“On the 17th March, raise a glass and toast St. Patrick on St. Patrick’s Day, the Patron Saint of Ireland.” — Designed by Ever Increasing Circles from the United Kingdom.

St. Patrick’s Day

Spring Is Inevitable!

“Spring is round the corner. And very soon plants will grow on some other planets too. Let’s be happy about a new cycle of life.” — Designed by Igor Izhik from Canada.

Spring Is Inevitable!

Keep Running Up That Hill

“Keep working towards those New Year’s resolutions! Be it getting a promotion, learning a skill or getting fit, whatever it is — keep running!” Designed by Andy Patrick from Canada.

Smashing Wallpaper - march 12

Let’s Spring!

“After some freezing months, it’s time to enjoy the sun and flowers. It’s party time, colours are coming, so let’s spring!” — Designed by Colorsfera from Spain.

Let’s Spring!

Bunny O’Hare

“When I think of March, I immediately think of St. Patrick’s Day and my Irish heritage… and then my head fills with pub music! I had fun putting a twist on this month’s calendar starring my pet rabbit. Erin go Braugh.” — Designed by Heather Ozee from the United States.

Bunny O’Hare

It’s Always Someone’s Birthday

“I’ve been designing graphic patterns lately and wanted to incorporate one of them in my wallpaper this month. The colours I applied sparked the idea to go with a party and cake theme. I figured this one would be fun for anyone who’s celebrating their birthday this month.” — Designed by Tina Eriksson from Stockholm, Sweden.

It's always someone's birthday

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