Tuesday, January 4, 2011

28 Awesome Desktop Calendar Wallpapers

Check out the most interesting offerings from some great designers this year.



From Denny: Smashing Magazine has put out some real beauties for the "calendar challenged" where I culled out the most interesting and beautiful choices. Why print up a calendar  when you can display it on your monitor? Check out just a few of these beauties.

They come in several monitor resolution sizes - and without the calendar - if you just enjoy the photo.  You can even vote for your favorites on the site - which I did.  I figure if someone took the time to create, send, choose, upload and post them then I can vote for the ones I enjoyed the most. :)

The designers hail from countries all over the world:  America, Spain, The Netherlands, Myanmar, India, Nepal, Italy, Portugal, Russia, Poland, Romania, Moldova, England.  Be sure to check out their links as most have links and are some interesting design, illustration, flickr or photography sites.  Enjoy - and be sure to let me know your favorites! :)


*** All of these delightful designs can be found in five resolution sizes, with or without the calendar, at Smashing Magazine:  Desktop Wallpaper Calendar January 2011.


Celebrating 2011

Designed by Tim Fritz from USA.




Frost Bitten - "A collaboration between two sisters. One’s a photographer and the other is a designer." Designed by Denise Johnson and Sharleen Heist from USA.




Quiet Please - Designed by Diana Samoila from Romania.




*** All of these delightful designs can be found in five resolution sizes, with or without the calendar, at Smashing Magazine:  Desktop Wallpaper Calendar January 2011.



Witty graphics and artistic drama

On The Ground - Designed by Nathalie Ouederni from The Netherlands.




Nike - "Happy New Year :)" Designed by Marta Miazek from Poland.




New Year, New Goals - "A New Year means a New Start! Get out and do something this year that impresses yourself." Designed by WaltWinchel from USA.




Creative Chocolate - "January is a very cold month and it’s a perfect season to drink a hot chocolate. Even better if it’s a Creative Chocolate!" Designed by Fabrizio Venanzi from Italy.




A Door to a New Year - Designed by Christine Bradway from USA.





Hello 2011 - "An old rotary phone breaking out of 2 old polaroid photos." Designed by Kristen Cook from USA.



New Decade - "It’s time to welcome New Year’s 2011 – and say a fond goodbye to 2010.New Year is expected to bring good luck and charm for people and this is the reason why everybody love to celebrate it with fun and enjoyment.I designed this wallpaper to welcome the new year and show the Transition between the two years." Designed by Neelam Asrani from India.




New Life - "Forget all bad memories,welcome something new in our lives…" Designed by Nishith from India.




*** All of these delightful designs can be found in five resolution sizes, with or without the calendar, at Smashing Magazine:  Desktop Wallpaper Calendar January 2011.


Life philosophy

Lumanti - "Lumanti is nepali word which means remembrance. Rememberence of year 2010, every small to big things, sadness to happiness, and our every moment of 2010." Designed by Moksha Design Studio from Nepal.




Tsuru - "An ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by a crane, such as long life or recovery from illness or injury." Designed by Pedro Nobre from Portugal.




Symbol of Love- "Let the coming new year be a start for One love of the world. Humans across all the countries love each other without any difference. With an open heart stop the wars and welcome peace and love between individuals. The Taj mahal which stands as a symbol of eternal love be taken as an inspiration and join the peace for human." Designed by Mohamed Rafi from India.




*** All of these delightful designs can be found in five resolution sizes, with or without the calendar, at Smashing Magazine:  Desktop Wallpaper Calendar January 2011.


Winter blues

Ice Tree Smashing - Designed by Vlad Gerasimov from Russia.




Silver Winter - Designed by Violeta Dabija from Moldova.




Silent Love - Designed by Han Htut Zaw from Myanmar.




Snowman - "I wanted to convey something wintery, but still joyful, to keep me upbeat when I start up my laptop every chilly morning." Designed by Steph Struthers from USA.




*** All of these delightful designs can be found in five resolution sizes, with or without the calendar, at Smashing Magazine:  Desktop Wallpaper Calendar January 2011.


Hearts and personal

Love out of Focus - Designed by Sara Duan.



Dear Diary - Designed by Maggi Giovanni from Italy.




*** All of these delightful designs can be found in five resolution sizes, with or without the calendar, at Smashing Magazine:  Desktop Wallpaper Calendar January 2011.


*** All of these delightful designs can be found in five resolution sizes, with or without the calendar, at Smashing Magazine:  Desktop Wallpaper Calendar January 2011.


Nature

Another Chance - "Hope for the coming year." Designed by Kellie Gave from USA.




Winter’s Warmth - "Although England’s winter has been very, very cold – it’s also been bright and colourful. I can’t remember seeing so many outrageously “warm” sunsets. Definitely not going to complain. This was actually taken on Christmas Day. Woohoo! Happy 2011 to you all. :) "  Designed by Sasha Bell from England, UK.




Frozen World - "When it is too cold outside you feel like the whole world is frozen…" Designed by Rumena Zlatkova from Bulgaria.




Lost in Winter’s Fog - "One of the most beautiful things about winter is the thick, dense fog we so often get. Sometimes it’s so bad you can’t see 100 yards in front of you. It’s maddening but beautiful at the same time. Happy 2011!" Designed by Olivia Bell from England, UK.




Flowers - "Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard – I am who I am. I am myself.  I don’t want to be anyone else.  I am unique.” –  Designed by Juanita Ooi from London, UK (Originally Malaysia).




Snow Walk - "My dog enjoying the first snowfall at the terrace. After the first walk, she tried to eat the snow." Designed by Luis Herrero Jimenez from Spain.



Treelight - Designed by Nathalie Ouederni from The Netherlands.





Twisted Winter - "A cold, vacant, and erie scene of tangled branches. Enjoy!" Designed by Colin Oakes from Canada.




*** All of these delightful designs can be found in five resolution sizes, with or without the calendar, at Smashing Magazine:  Desktop Wallpaper Calendar January 2011.



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