Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: July 2014

Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: July 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 July 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?

To The Sea

“Vacation mode: ON :)” — Designed by Klavdija Balažic3 from Slovenia.

To the sea4

Sweet Season

“We have a fridge-freezer in our office for everyone to store their drinks. The freezer section in the fridge is empty for most of the year, but in July and August, it’s packed with ice cream bars and ice pops with owner’s name hand-written on each package.” — Designed by Hiroaki Sho46 from Japan.

Sweet Season47

“July is here and the swimsuit season is coming. Temperatures are raising and bodies are uncovering, showing irreverent tattoos.” — Designed by MONK Software87 from Italy.


The Adventure Is Calling

“July is the month when you go to the seaside. The sea has always been one of the greatest sources of inspiration for poets, musicians and writers. It makes you think about pirates and hidden treasure islands. The summer is here, so let the journey begin!” — Designed by Olga Bukhalova104 from Italy.

The Adventure is calling105

Endless Summer

Designed by WallpaperFX147 from Romania.

Endless Summer148

Cruising On Lounge Waves

“Designing in summer… Windows are open, smell of fresh air, lounge music playing, and you can easily imagine yourself somewhere on open sea, alone, with your design thoughts.” — Designed by Zarko Jovic178 from Serbia.

Cruising on Lounge Waves179

Chill Out

“I designed this to remind people who are enjoying the sunny days to chill out, stay hydrated and have fun this summer.” — Designed by Clifford Almeida272229 from Phoenix, AZ.

Chill Out230

Celebrating Our 238th Birthday!

“I designed this as a creative illustration celebrating our 238th birthday this 4th of July!” — Designed by Clifford Almeida272229 from Phoenix, AZ.

Celebrating Our 238 Birthday!273

A Rainy Summer

“The heavy rains due to the climate changes have affected thousands of people in my country, were crops have been destroyed and droughts affected many households; in place of the warm and welcoming months of summer. However, thinking of our situation while staring at the summer sky (depicted in the wallpaper) on one rare clear night, I remembered a line written by RJ Palacios in his book wonder: “[…] the universe makes it all even in the end. the universe takes care of all its birds.” This wallpaper is a glimpse of hope to my fellow guatemalans: hang on. Brace yourselves for a rainy summer. The universe takes care in the end.” — Designed by Ann Fratti315 from Guatemala.

A rainy summer316

Splendor In The Hills!

“Hot July brings cooling showers in India. I wanted to be subtle in depicting the coolness of rains using shades of blue and symbolize the hot sun using the silhouette backdrop. The hills denote the view of the place I climb up every morning to see the sunrise. I wait for the day when the hills will turn this glacier blue and the temperature drops down to 15 deg celsius.” — Designed by Anushree Singh332 from India.

Splendor in the Hills!333

Summer Romance

“There’s something about summer that gets people in a romantic kind of mood!” — Designed by Clarise Frechette355 from Washington, DC.

Summer Romance356


“The beautiful butterflies in my garden this year and summer colours.” — Designed by Madison Zyluk398 from Canada.


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 month421!

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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