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Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: August 2014

Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: August 2014

We always try our best to challenge your artistic abilities and produce some interesting, beautiful and creative artwork. And as designers we usually turn to different sources of inspiration. As a matter of fact, we’ve discovered the best one—desktop wallpapers that are a little more distinctive than the usual crowd. This creativity mission has been going on for six years now1, and we are very thankful to all designers who have contributed and are still diligently contributing each month.

This post features free desktop wallpapers created by artists across the globe for August 2014. Both versions with a calendar and without a calendar can be downloaded for free. It’s time to freshen up your wallpaper!

Please note that:

  • All images can be clicked on and lead to the preview of the wallpaper,
  • You can feature your work in our magazine2 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?

About Everything

“I know what you’ll do this August. 🙂 Because August is about holiday. It’s about exploring, hiking, biking, swimming, partying, feeling and laughing. August is about making awesome memories and enjoying the summer. August is about everything. An amazing August to all of you!” — Designed by Ioana Bitin3 from Bucharest, Romania.

About Everything4

Camping time

“I was inspired by the aesthetics of topography and chose to go with camping theme for the month of August.” — Designed by Nicola Sznajder32 from Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

Camping time33

Dessert First

Designed by Elise Vanoorbeek75 from Belgium.

Dessert First76

Shrimp Party

“A nice summer shrimp party!” — Designed by Pedro Rolo120 from Portugal.

Shrimp Party121

Friendly August

Designed by Ricardo Gimenes137 from Brasil.

Friendly August138

Fireflies

“For this piece, I was inspired by what the end of summer meant to me as a child. I remember running around barefoot in the warm grass and catching fireflies late into the night. I wanted this to be a little reminder to everyone of the simpler times.” — Designed by Rosemary Ivosevich178 from Philadelphia, PA.

Fireflies179

Embrace Summer!

“You’ve waited 300 days for summer, better hold on to it!” — Designed by Mira Hoayek211 from Lebanon.

Embrace Summer!212

Let It Bee

“In the summer, I always see alot of buzzy animals, including bees. And because of the relaxing nature of summer, I thought ‘Let it bee!’.” — Designed by Pieter Van der Elst254 from Belgium.

Let It Bee255

Directional Colors

“I have created and recreated this image in my head many times over and finally decided to create an actual copy. The ‘arrows’ have been big lately as my life has shot off into the design field. And the colors, well, they’re just awesome.” — Designed by Tatyana Voronin271 from the United States of America.

Directional Colors272

Falling Stars

“In August the stars are ‘falling’. The more falling stars you see, the more wishes will come true!” — Designed by Olga Bukhalova314 from Italy.

Falling stars315

Go Outside And Play

“If you’re sitting around looking at computer wallpaper, it’s time to get up from your chair and go outside. Have some fun today!” — Designed by Dwight Odelius357 from Houston, Texas.

Go Outside and Play358

Heatstroke

“Even the sun gets a heatstroke in August!” — Designed by Luc Versleijen392 from the Netherlands.

Heatstroke393

Enjoy The Last Month Of Summer!

“Everything is better at the beach, enjoy the last month of summer!” — Designed by Design19417 from Romania.

Enjoy The Last Month Of Summer!418

Liberty Will Never Perish

“A small reminder from ‘the great dictator’ to all aggressors, oppressors and dictators, inspired by the Nordic Giants’ track Mechanical Minds, font by Denise Bentulan430 and Gesine Todt431, background by some free texture collection I can’t remember.” — Designed by Aydin Demircioglu432 from Germany.

liberty will never perish433

August Is My Favourite

“I love to use my brush lettering when I can, and it seemed appropriate for August. The photo was taken on a trip to Japan, I believe this on is from atop Mt. Fuji.” — Designed by Marshall Taylor473 from Canada.

August Is My Favourite474

Oh La La…. Paris’s Night

“I like the Paris’s night! All is very bright!” — Designed by Verónica Valenzuela488 from Spain.

Oh la la.... Paris´s night489

Imaginative Life

“Everyday, I keep getting impressed by how complicated life can be. But if you use your imagination, you can make it more understandable for yourself and structured.” — Designed by Aveline Estié509 from Belgium.

Imaginative life510

Photography Day

“In honor of my late grandfather, who planted the love of photography in me and it’s been growing ever since!” — Designed by Marc Daccache526 from Lebanon.

Photography Day 527

We All Need That Summerbreak

“We should all take a little break from our computers and smartphones for at least once a year and what better month to do so than August? Enjoy the amazing weather that August has to offer and have fun outside.” — Designed by Robin Willekens569 from Belgium.

We All Need That Summerbreak570

Summer Mood

“August is a colorful month, which inspires happiness, so I designed a wallpaper with a funny representation of this summer mood.” — Designed by Alejandra Estefan612 from Spain.

Summer Mood613

Silliness

Designed by Sebastian Navas657 from Belgium.

Silliness658

August in Lyon

Designed by Emilie Grand672 from France.

August in Lyon673

Relaxing Chester

“Nice way to relax in a retro industrial environment with Chester.” — Designed by 021bcn691 from Spain.

Relaxing chester692

With Hustle

“Abraham Lincoln has always been one of my favorite presidents. I stumbled across this quote and knew that I had to do something with it! Here’s to living with hustle!” — Designed by Alyssa Hernandez714 from Omaha, Nebraska.

With Hustle715

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 month732!

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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Article source: http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2014/07/31/desktop-wallpaper-calendars-august-2014/

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