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X: Free October 2011 Calendar Wallpaper

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This post is part of the free calendar wallpaper series. Each month I create a new wallpaper featuring the current calendar. Looking at the same image over and over again is not very stimulating. Hence having a new desktop background each month should help getting your creative juices flowing. The October 2011 Calendar Wallpaper is entitled X. This is a reference to October being the 10th month of the year and it’s been subtly integrated into the design. I had a lot of fun working on the texture for this wallpaper, apart from using one paper texture everything else was done entirely in Photoshop with filters. If you like it then please consider sharing it. Thanks!  + Continue Reading

Peaked: Free September 2011 Calendar Wallpaper

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This post is part of the free calendar wallpaper series. Each month I create a new wallpaper featuring the current calendar. Looking at the same image over and over again is not very stimulating. Hence having a new desktop background each month should help getting your creative juices flowing. The September 2011 Calendar Wallpaper is entitled “Peaked”. The inspiration behind this month’s desktop background comes from vintage film packaging such as used for polaroid. Building layer upon layer I managed to blend the colours together until I was happy with the overall saturation. It has to be said though that the outcome was by no means planned. I usually start with a blank canvas and add a few shapes until I find a layout and direction that inspires me. As always, I hope that you like it.  + Continue Reading

Centric: Free August 2011 Calendar Wallpaper

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This post is part of the free calendar wallpaper series. Each month I create a new wallpaper featuring the current calendar. Looking at the same image over and over again is not very stimulating. Hence having a new desktop background each month should help getting your creative juices flowing. The August 2011 Calendar Wallpaper is entitled “Centric”. The idea behind the design is of temporal and seasonal nature. August is the “summer month” and as such centric to the seasons. Using the chosen colour scheme I tried to convey the feeling of the different seasons leading up to and lying ahead of the hottest month in the year. The rectangles don’t have a meaning though. I simply like geometric shapes as some of you might already know. Anyways, I hope that you like this month’s free calendar wallpaper. If you do then please help spread the work. Thanks! + Continue Reading

Frequency: Free July 2011 Calendar Wallpaper

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This post is part of the free calendar wallpaper series. Each month I create a new wallpaper featuring the current calendar. Looking at the same image over and over again is not very stimulating. Hence having a new desktop background each month should help getting your creative juices flowing. The July 2011 Calendar Wallpaper is entitled “Frequency”. This desktop background uses a lot of vibrant colours and textures to really make it pop. Many of the details have been hand drawn in Photoshop, while the main elements have all been assembled in Illustrator using a mix of gradients and blending modes. It is very reminiscent of the ever popular retro futuristic design style. By the by, if you’re interested in the different stages of creating the design you can see a few shots on Dribbble. As always I hope that you like it. Please consider sharing it on any social networks. Thanks! + Continue Reading

Rise: Free June 2011 Calendar Wallpaper

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This post is part of the free calendar wallpaper series. Each month I create a new wallpaper featuring the current calendar. Looking at the same image over and over again is not very stimulating. Hence having a new desktop background each month should help getting your creative juices flowing. The June 2011 Calendar Wallpaper is entitled “Rise”. Same as last month I tried to build an abstract photography scenery. It was great fun blending different photos together and playing with colour schemes to come up with this abstract design. I hope you like it, and if you do, then please share it. Thanks! + Continue Reading

Gravity: Free May 2011 Calendar Wallpaper

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This post is part of the free calendar wallpaper series. Each month I create a new wallpaper featuring the current calendar. Looking at the same image over and over again is not very stimulating. Hence having a new desktop background each month should help getting your creative juices flowing. The May 2011 Calendar Wallpaper is entitled “Gravity”. This time round I’ve tried to steer clear of my usual abstract / geometric designs and experiment with photography as the main element. The wallpaper still has the vintage touch I love so much. In terms of inspiration there’s simply too many sources to list. If you like it please do share. + Continue Reading

Source: Free April 2011 Calendar Wallpaper

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This post is part of the free calendar wallpaper series. Each month I create a new wallpaper featuring the current calendar. Looking at the same image over and over again is not very stimulating. Hence having a new desktop background each month should help getting your creative juices flowing. The April 2011 Calendar Wallpaper is entitled “Source”. The triangular shapes were created in Illustrator, while the circles were made in Photoshop CS5 using the new 3D options. I tried to select a colour palette which I hadn’t used before and think that it works well with the overall composition. Please share it if you like it. + Continue Reading

III: Free March 2011 Calendar Wallpaper

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This post is part of the free calendar wallpaper series. Each month I create a new wallpaper featuring the current calendar. Looking at the same image over and over again is not very stimulating. Hence having a new desktop background each month should help getting your creative juices flowing. The March 2011 Calendar Wallpaper is entitled “III”. This is a play on March being the third month of the year. After last month’s monotone wallpaper it’s time to add colour to design again. As always the calendar wallpaper is heavily influenced by geometric shapes combined with grunge textures. I hope you like it. + Continue Reading