Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: June 2008

Written by Smashing Magazine

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Desktop wallpapers can serve as an excellent source of inspiration. However, if you use some specific wallpaper for a
long period of time, it becomes harder to draw inspiration out of it. That’s why we have decided to supply you with smashing
wallpapers over 12 months.

And to make them a little bit more distinctive from the usual crowd, we’ve decided to embed calendars for the
upcoming month. So if you need to look up some date, isn’t it better to show off a nice wallpaper with a nice calendar instead of
launching some default time application?

This post features 14 free desktop wallpapers, designed by 14 designers across the globe. Both versions with a calendar
and without a calendar can be downloaded for free.

Please notice:

  • all images can be clicked and lead to the preview of the wallpaper;
  • you can feature your work in our
    by taking part in our desktop wallpaper calendar series. We are regularly looking for creative designers and artists to be
    featured on Smashing Magazine. Are you one of them?

So what wallpapers have we received for May?


Available in 12 desktop resolutions – both widescreen and fullscreen. Designed by Vlad
from Irkutsk, Russia.

Smashing Wallpaper - June 2008

Stay Creative

"The wallpaper is an illustration based on this Picasso quote: "All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an
artist once he grows up". In the illustration, the adult is looking through the wall at his creativity from childhood trying to get
it back." Designed by Tim Newton from USA.

Smashing Wallpaper - June 2008


"This design is a personal interpretation of June in Macedonia: beautiful sunny days, red poppy fields and Nikola Madzirov’s poetry. A personal tribute to all the beauty in
this world. Girl image inspired by Banksy." Designed by Meri Donevska-Kosturanova from

Smashing Wallpaper - June 2008

Eternal Sunshine

"Designed completely in Photoshop. My idea to this timetable was based on the prophecy and Maya, all that power and magic secret
that there are only in the pyramids in Mexico." Designed by Miguel Angel
from Mexico.

Smashing Wallpaper - June 2008

You Slag

"Looking forward to another hectic summer in Brighton…" Designed by Mark Hurrell.

Smashing Wallpaper - June 2008


"I suppose that I got influenced by the works of Scott Hansen. I just love the retro feel in his designs.
Furthermore I used brushes which were meant to emulate the effects of James White. I wanted to have these different sections which form
an entity, sort of like when you look through a window and the frame is hiding parts of what is behind. The origami rhinoceros was the
last element I inserted and finally gave rise to the title.

The final design is not what I had sketched out but it never is for me. I need a basic idea and then just play around until I’m
happy with it." Designed by Franz Jeitz from Luxembourg.

Smashing Wallpaper - June 2008

Nec scire fas est omnia

"It is impossible to know everything" horaz – well true, but not to worry as I learned in life and business, it is
better to know a lot of educated people from different disciplines, then you’ll know a lot yourself. And in the end, there is always
Google and Wikipedia." Designed by Dirk Worring from Krefeld, Germany.

Smashing Wallpaper - June 2008


"I love daydream, when I fall in the daydream,everything is strange, it’s a surrealistic world. Everything has their own soul
and live in the unique way, no pain, no goal, just enjoy the imagination." Designed by Dan Chetao.

Smashing Wallpaper - June 2008


"Umbrella, sky, lights…..and the girl is so pretty!" Designed by Cléo Morgause
from Brazil.

Smashing Wallpaper - June 2008

Retro Summer

"Well, June it is the month where the summer starts, and when i think in Summer, i think about California and the Beach Boys, and
when i think in that, i start to think about retro stuff, and then retro design!" Designed by Bleed from Mexico.

Smashing Wallpaper - June 2008

The DJ

"The wallpaper isn’t created only for DJ-fans or people who’ve seen DJ’s at work. The wallpaper can really give a warm
feeling to everyones desktop. And after all, aren’t we all DJ’s of our lives?" Designed by Vincent Vander Cruyssen from Belgium.

Smashing Wallpaper - June 2008

June Feelings

"Tried to catch the feeling of getting "wings" in the starting of the summer." Designed by Olariu Alex from Romania.

Smashing Wallpaper - June 2008

June Bug

"This inspiration came when we heard that the Cicadas are coming again this summer. And although not of the cicada family, Junebugs
can be nearly as annoyingly creepy. The design incorporate a visual pun on the back of the ‘creature’, as well as a near
subliminal ghoul face up above within the darkness." Designed by Michael Langham.

Smashing Wallpaper - June 2008

Date and Time

Designed by Grikshmi Manandhar from Nepal.

Smashing Wallpaper - June 2008

Join in next month!

Please notice that we respect the ideas and motivation behind artists’ work which is why we’ve given artists full
freedom to explore their creativity
and express emotions and experience through their works. And this is also why the themes of
the wallpapers weren’t anyhow influenced by us, but designed from scratch by the artists themselves.

Thanks to all designers for participation. Hopefully, in June we’ll receive as many entries as in May. Join in next month and
smashing June, folks!

19 thoughts on “Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: June 2008

  1. James

    Yeah, hitting refresh (“F5” or “CTRL + F5”) still keeps it forbidden. Happening to anyone else?

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