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Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: February 2016

Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: February 2016

Since seven years, we welcome the new month with a collection of unique desktop wallpapers. And it’s not any different this time around. Created by designers and artists from across the globe, they are just waiting to give your desktop a makeover and provide you with some fresh inspiration.

This post features their artwork for February 2016. Each wallpaper comes in two versions, with and without a calendar, and can be downloaded for free. Now you only need to decide which one will accompany you through the month — and that won’t be easy given all the creative ideas the community has come up with. A big thank-you to everyone who participated!

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?

February’s Gift

“2016 is a leap year, which means we have one more day to cherish! Maybe use it to visit an old friend, or go somewhere new, but use it well! And the most important: have some fun!” — Designed by Printsome.com from the United Kingdom.

February’s Gift

Craft With Passion

“February is the month of Valentine. We wanted to create a heart symbol in a unique method. We made it using simple circles and lines.” — Designed by Rillusion from Chennai.

Craft With Passion

Just Do What You Love Most

“I just love to do mandalas, so I did one for you, and I hope you will love it, too 🙂 Enjoy!” — Designed by Temeshi from Poland.

Just Do What You Love Most

Love Is In The Air

“February is all roses, hearts and love, so I designed a wallpaper inspired by these elements — love is in the air.” — Designed by Margarita Shabanova from Bulgaria.

Love Is In The Air

Out There, There’s Someone Like You

“I am a true believer that out there in this world there is another person who is just like us, the problem is to find her/him.” — Designed by Maria Keller from Mexico.

Out There, There’s Someone Like You

Welcome To The City Of Love

“Novi Sad is one of the most romantic places in the world. There are even ‘kissing spots’ around the city. This is why we wanted to portray our beloved Novi Sad in this graphic and present it to you in February, the month of love.” — Designed by PopArt Studio from Serbia.

Welcome To The City Of Love

Hugs And Kisses!

“February is Cupid’s month, full of chocolate and X’s O’s!” — Designed by Denise Johnson from Chicago.

Hugs And Kisses!

Paper Heart For Loveruary

“When I was a little boy I usually folded my notes into paper shapes, objects, flowers or different kinds of animals. Unfortunately, I don’t have so much time lately to create origami models, but a handmade paper heart for Valentine’s Day is always a must-have.” — Designed by Zsolt Szilvai from Hungary.

Paper Heart For Loveruary

No Impossible Love

“There is no impossible love, but maybe our love is from another planet…” — Designed by Verónica Valenzuela from Spain.

No impossible love

Love

Designed by Dorvan Davoudi from Canada.

Love

Set Your Love Free

“I doodled a heart with wings in black and white that people liked, so I thought I’d work it up in vibrant colours.” — Designed by Sadie Moisan from Britain.

Set Your Love Free

Lovebird

“February is the month of the ‘lovebirds’.” — Designed by Chiara Faes from Belgium.

Lovebird

Sheep Sharing

“These critters are warming each others hearts as they share a little love in their own delightful way. Hopefully, they will warm your heart, too!” — Designed by Peggy Royster from the USA.

Sheep Sharing

Valentine’s Day Special

“February is the month of love. Let’s share love. Let’s make memories. Let’s see the world.” — Designed by Paarva Creations from India.

Valentine’s Day Special

Month Of Love

Designed by Sacchidanand H Chawan from India.

Month Of Love

Season Of Love

“It’s the season of love. Express your feelings to the ones you love most. Have a lovable February!” — Designed by Suman Sil from India.

Season Of Love

Explore

“This is the perfect month for traveling and exploring. Don’t just see new places, learn new things and meet new people!” — Designed by Rachel Litzinger from the United States.

Explore

Mountain Scene

“I’m taking a digital arts class for school and this was one of my assignments and mountains were a fun and easy thing to create!” — Designed by Lucian Prinz from America.

Mountain Scene

Time To Get Up!

“Time is running too fast, so don’t waste it in vain. Adventure awaits you!” — Designed by Anna Kanstantsinava from Belarus.

Time To Get Up!

Farewell, Winter…

“Although I love winter (mostly because of the fun winter sports), there are other great activities ahead. February, the last winter month, this year is even one day longer. But I don’t mind. Thanks, winter, and see you next year!” — Designed by Igor Izhik from Canada.

Farewell, Winter...

Following the Scent

“Snowy Canadian and Northern US winters in the cities can be slushy, dreary, and messy. Venture a little further out, and you find beauty in nature, even in our coldest months.” — Designed by Richard De Wolfe from Canada.

Following the Scent

The Mountains Are Calling

“It’s always a good idea to move mountains.” — Designed by Natalia Szendzielorz from Poland.

the mountains are calling

Year Of The Monkey

“Spring Festival and the January 1st New Year are different. In our country, the Chinese New Year is more important than the New Year, so this year is the Year of the Monkey in the Chinese zodiac. Jianzhi is one of China’s most ancient folk art.” — Designed by Sunny Hong from Taiwan.

Year Of The Monkey

Everything Melts!

“The whole snow in Poland is melting, so it’s really wet here!” — Designed by Yappko Software House from Poland.

Everything Melts!

The System

“In the excitement of seeing Neil deGrasse Tyson in February, I was inspired to create a minimalistic wallpaper of our solar system.” — Designed by Monia Gabhi from Canada.

The System

Join In Next Month! Link

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? Link

What’s your favorite theme or wallpaper for this month? Please let us know in the comment section below.

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