Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: November 2009

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 60 free desktop wallpapers, created by 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 magazine 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 November 2009?

Scared Turkey

“Thanks giving is approaching, and Tom the Turkey is getting scared. This wallpaper was created using The GIMP and Inkscape.” Designed by Jeffrey Boulais from USA.

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Give Tanks

“My tribute to the Constructivist design just in time for Thanksgiving.” Designed by Valerie Morgan from USA.

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Bless You Zebra

“Exaggerated sneeze.” Designed by Drew Gilchrist from Canada.

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November Sentence

“Just motivating sentence for November :)” Designed by Temeshi from Poland.

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Jimi Hendrix Birthday Tribute

“Celebrating the birth of legendary guitarist, Jimi Hendrix. Purple Haze, Red House and Hey Joe are among some of his ageless songs. Take some time and “get experienced” with Jimi Hendrix this month.” Designed by Kevin Harrison from USA.

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Pop Ruff

“An homage to Pop-Art and the Tide brand, sprinkled in a little texture, space on the right for your icons to be seen, and voila, the level three experience.” Designed by Daniel Luzier from US.

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Give Thanks

Designed by Millicent Bowman.

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Thank You

“In the spirit of Thanksgiving, this wallpaper was created with many ways to say “Thank You” in various languages.” Designed by Valerie Morgan from USA.

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November Snowboarding

“A calendar for November with a snowboarder, mountains and vector graphics.” Designed by Eirk Granli from Norway.

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Turkey Laser

“It is turkey month, but not in the way a turkey likely appreciates. So in the hopes of avoiding the dinner table, this guy decided to hide out at a school that miraculously has not updated their “picture day” procedure since the 1980’s resulting in a radical portrait (and by radical I mean his mom sprung the extra bucks for the laser background and the double image).” Designed by Robert Frey from USA.

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Bonding

“Spend some quality time with your parents because they will not always be around.” Designed by Terence Gomez from Philippines.

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Day of Dead

“Wallpaper with calendar commemorating the Mexican custom of pre-Hispanic origin “Day of the Dead”.” Designed by Violeta Hernandez from Monterrey, México .

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Creative November

Designed by Valentin Bojilov.

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Peace Giving

“Peace Giving, reference Thanksgiving! :)” Designed by Alejandra Abad from USA.

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Glamour Girls

“Where is the Party Tonight Glamour Girls?” Designed by Puneeta Prakash from India.

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Native American

“My inspiration comes from native american art combined with my love of fashion” Designed by Lauren Curtis from United States.

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My little dream

“There are a lot of fun things you can do inside when November comes, stay inside and have fun.” Designed by Snorre Glemmestad from Norway.

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Bonfire delight

“Fireworks light the sky on bonfires night.” Designed by Chris Alexander (Yipori) from England.

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Autumn Colours

“For November, I wanted to feature Canadian nature with a photograph from my own portfolio. In respect, I’ve also added a poppy to the wallpaper for Remembrance Day.” Designed by Ducky Design from Canada.

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Turkey Day

“A brown and orange themed turkey day. A reminder that these fierce birds are grandiose, but also delicious!” Designed by Amanda Johnson from USA.

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Seasonal Change

“Seasonal change – the transition from autumn to winter just like pages in a book…” Designed by Alexandra Ipate from Romania.

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Mother Earth

“‘Mother Earth’ is a common metaphorical expression for the Earth and its biosphere as the giver and sustainer of life.” Designed by Sagar from Bangladesh.

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Autumn Chill

“A nice serene nature photograph with rich browns, golds, and complimented by a cool hue of blue and white. I took this photo in my backyard one morning, in the nice chilly weather of autumn.” Designed by Christopher Reed from United States.

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Children’s day

“Universally, Children’s Day is celebrated on 20th November, every year. But in India it is celebrated on the 14th November, because the date marks the birth anniversary of legendary freedom fighter and independent India’s first Prime Minister, Pundit Jawaharlal Nehru. As a tribute to Nehru and his love for children, Children’s Day is celebrated on his birth date.” Designed by Supriya Kunal Dcunha from India.

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Thailand’s Lot Krathong

“The Loy Krathong Festival of Thailand will happend in November of every year. I want to tell the world There is a very Beautiful and Romantic festival in Thailand. Want you to come and see it!” Designed by dafxxxk from Thailand.

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The Fall of the Berlin Wall – 20th Anniversary

“20 years ago, the 9th of November 1989, the wall separating East Germany from West Germany fell in Berlin.” Designed by Vincent Prat from France.

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Efresh Guy

“The dark and gloomy vision of our employees. Kiddin’ :).” Designed by Marek Lasota / eFRESH from Poland.

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Winter Sleep

Designed by Barbara Haider from Austria.

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Halucinogen Sunset

“Our imagination give us this distorted point of view when things are going right. Everything is colorfull and beatiful when the nature are conected with our souls, and that’s inspire anyone.” Designed by Vinicius Ervilha from Brazil.

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Chameleon Break-Up

Designed by Eli, Stefan and Xenia from USA.

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Type and Stripes

“This is a Typographic image with stripes and type treatment. Very minimal but easy on the eyes.” Designed by Raul Esquivel from USA.

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The Saga New Moon

“The Saga New Moon Calendar – I made this wallpaper because this month is the release of the well known movie – New Moon , made after the book with the same name written by Stephanie Meyer and , because I am a huge fan of the Saga Books.So I realy hope you’ll enjoy my calendar.” Designed by Alexandra Ipate from Romania.

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Evolution (Dual Desktop Wallpaper)

“The evolution Wallpaper is made for dual-monitor Systems with 2 1280×1024 monitors.I surfed the web to find something cool, but most of the dual wallpapers out there are to vista like ( means bull***t). So i made my own.Its called “evolution” because i like the letter “E” in this font :-), could have called it “email” too ^^.” Designed by Jonas Duri from germany.

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November Glow

“One of my Photoshop glowing wallpapers series. ” Designed by Yvaine2010 from Germany.

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Streaks

“The wallpaper is an image of an bursting cracker taken during the festival Diwali. The streaks of light were instantly likeable. And the image is rightly selected by my friend Sriyash Jichkar.” Designed by Parth Siddharth from India.

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Monster November

“I can’t wait to see Spike Jonze’s “Where the wild things are”, it will reach theatres only in December where i’m living so i’m patiently waiting with personal works featuring these childhood monsters.” Designed by SixLightYears from France (Reunion Island).

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Ant and lazy cricket

Designed by Monica Corduneanu from Romania.

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Complete Me

“‘complete me’ is a wallpaper i designed using one of my poems. Just know that no man is an island. ” Designed by Zainab Sule from Nigeria.

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PinUp Girl

“Last month somebody noticed there have been no „pink” wallpaper so We wanted to try and make one. We hope You like it!” Designed by John Kichote from Poland.

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A Tribute to 26/11

“This calendar is designed to give tribute to all those innocent people who lost their lives last year on 26/11. It was similar attack as of 9/11, when more than 100 people were killed by terrorist in Mumbai, India. Feel the pain of families who lost their loved ones and paint this world “RED” with roses, not with blood.” Designed by Aman Behl from India.

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To November

“The great fall, is the issue that we will use the end of this autumn, with the last leaves,waiting to fall after a great life.” Designed by Javier Castillo from Bolivia.

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Cutout

“Just cutout. Simple, lovable and ready-to-show :).” Designed by Marek Lasota / eFRESH from Poland.

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Colorful Stuff

“Inspired by a mixture of graffiti and the HAPPY GO LUCKY fun ofCrayola magic (or whatever tools you have when your up to mischief, but spraypaint has the best effect)” Designed by 268 Design from USA.

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Rainovember

Designed by Marta Miazek from Poland.

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Alzheimer’s Awareness

“Each year in November, Alzheimer’s Awareness month takes place all over the country. I chose this theme because of a family member who has been battling this disease since 2002. I love how she keeps fighting even though each day gets tougher in her life. I love and care about her very much and is always in my heart everyday. I hope the viewers can relate to my experience and understand that this is a very serious disease. Also, I want viewers go out make a difference for a loved one even if it is research, donating, or taking part in a community event for a good cause.” Designed by Matthew Jerauld from United States.

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Eyecandy

“vector candybar that appeals to men and women” Designed by Justin Wright from USA.

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Football

Designed by Kari Kumura from United States.

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Doodles

Designed by Pietje Precies from The Netherlands.

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Wildlife lives in bichomania

“There is lot of people sharing efforts in the whole world to combat against the loss of Biodiversity and Extinctions. From our blog “Historias Naturales” (in spanish) we try to share this kind of stories.” Designed by Pablo Jimeno Pérez from Spain.

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N for November

Designed by Qayum Khan from Afghanistan.

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Wavular

“Design Kompany’s ÒwavularÓ series is about possibility. Negative space. And what that implies. Quantum physicist Max Planck said: “When we change the way we look at things, the things we look at change.” This drawing was inspired by Olympic Sculpture Park in Seattle.” Designed by Design Kompany from USA.

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Autumn Hills

“November: curled by the fireplace and looking out the window, autumn is golden and warm. ” Designed by Saarah Saghir from USA/Pakistan.

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Sweet Dreams

Designed by Valerie Morgan from USA.

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Car Boat Shed

Designed by Amaury MDF from France.

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City Night

“A blurry fall evening in downtown Atlanta, Georgia.” Designed by Sean O’Key from United States.

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Autumn Leaves

“Abstract representation of Autumn leaves seen through a cut-away.” Designed by Greg Goodson from England.

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Mum

“Here in New York, November is the brown, crisp twilight of the year; the hushed ushering to sleep and hibernation. Its symbol is the noble, honest chrysanthemum, its stone topaz, its mood dreamy nostalgia.” Designed by Manon Michel from US.

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Old Wood

“I wanted to give a calendar a fun, wooden look, with a strong typography, sort of ironic in the sense that it’s sharp and more professional than other fonts, while being messy and sloppy at the same time.” Designed by Tyson Junkers from USA.

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Loneliness

“Lonely is a lamp without love.” Designed by Raru from Bulgaria.

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Timeline Reveal

“Time never stop for anyone. Our future always remain unknown (dark/blind); and all the radiant will be tone down (we forget) when time moves on. The moment we own is only now, which can brings us hope and brightness.” Designed by Shermynn Low from Malaysia.

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Negative Space

“After trying numerous different approaches similar to my flourishing April type, I ultimately settled on a very minimal, negative space-based design. I didn’t include a version without the calendar as it felt a little too minimal without the supportive type.” Designed by Colin Parks from Canada.

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Nigh

“Part innovative, part grungy – a bit of a ‘Tron’ meets ‘Mad Max’. This is my current view of the future that is near (nigh).” Designed by Charles Godewyn from United States of America.

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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. Join in next month!

What’s your favorite?

What’s your favourite theme or wallpaper for this month? Please let us know in the comments! And have a smashing November, folks!


From Smashing Editorial