As designers we usually turn to different sources of inspiration, and, well, sometimes the best inspiration lies right in front of us. With that in mind, we embarked on our wallpapers adventure more than eleven years ago. The idea: to provide you with unique and inspiring desktop wallpapers each month anew. Wallpapers created by the community for the community.

We are very thankful to all artists and designers who have contributed and are still diligently contributing to this challenge, who tickle their creativity to keep the steady stream of wallpapers flowing. This post features their artworks for February 2023. All wallpapers come in two versions — with and without a calendar — and can be downloaded for free. At the end of this post, we also compiled some February “oldies but goodies” from our archives for you. Maybe you’ll discover one of your almost-forgotten favorites in there, too? Enjoy!

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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 through 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.
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Plants

“I wanted to draw some very cozy place, both realistic and cartoonish, filled with little details. A space with a slightly unreal atmosphere that some great shops or cafes have. A mix of plants, books, bottles, and shelves seemed like a perfect fit. I must admit it took longer to draw than most of my other pictures! But it was totally worth it. Watch the making-of.” — Designed by Vlad Gerasimov from Georgia.

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with calendar: 800×480, 800×600, 1024×600, 1024×768, 1152×864, 1280×720, 1280×800, 1280×960, 1280×1024, 1366×768, 1400×1050, 1440×900, 1440×960, 1600×900, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1680×1200, 1920×1080, 1920×1200, 1920×1440, 2560×1440, 2560×1600, 2880×1800, 3072×1920, 3840×2160, 5120×2880
without calendar: 800×480, 800×600, 1024×600, 1024×768, 1152×864, 1280×720, 1280×800, 1280×960, 1280×1024, 1366×768, 1400×1050, 1440×900, 1440×960, 1600×900, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1680×1200, 1920×1080, 1920×1200, 1920×1440, 2560×1440, 2560×1600, 2880×1800, 3072×1920, 3840×2160, 5120×2880

Mesmerising Spring

“Mesmerising Spring Rain by Clean Sky Rain Library.” — Designed by Bhabna Basak from India.

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with calendar: 1440×900, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1680×1200, 1920×1080, 1920×1200, 1920×1440, 2560×1440
without calendar: 1440×900, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1680×1200, 1920×1080, 1920×1200, 1920×1440, 2560×1440

This Is Really A Wild Place Up Here

“In times of never-greater hype around the future of technological advancements, we go back to another tech revolution of the past. February 9th marks the day of Apollo 14’s landing on the moon, the third in NASA’s crewed space program. Our February calendar design aims to connect the tech endeavors of the present and past and serve as a reminder that innovation should always be used for a good cause.” — Designed by PopArt Studio from Serbia.

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with calendar: 640×480, 800×480, 800×600, 1024×768, 1024×1024, 1152×864, 1280×720, 1280×800, 1280×960, 1280×1024, 1366×768, 1440×900, 1440×1050, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1680×1200, 1920×1080, 1920×1200, 1920×1440, 2560×1440
without calendar: 640×480, 800×480, 800×600, 1024×768, 1024×1024, 1152×864, 1280×720, 1280×800, 1280×960, 1280×1024, 1366×768, 1440×900, 1440×1050, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1680×1200, 1920×1080, 1920×1200, 1920×1440, 2560×1440

Panettone 278 U

Designed by Ricardo Gimenes from Sweden.

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with calendar: 640×480, 800×480, 800×600, 1024×768, 1024×1024, 1152×864, 1280×720, 1280×800, 1280×960, 1280×1024, 1366×768, 1400×1050, 1440×900, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1680×1200, 1920×1080, 1920×1200, 1920×1440, 2560×1440, 3840×2160
without calendar: 640×480, 800×480, 800×600, 1024×768, 1024×1024, 1152×864, 1280×720, 1280×800, 1280×960, 1280×1024, 1366×768, 1400×1050, 1440×900, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1680×1200, 1920×1080, 1920×1200, 1920×1440, 2560×1440, 3840×2160

Love Is In The Air

“February comes with Valentine’s vibes. Valentine’s week begins on February 7 which is celebrated as Rose Day and lasts until the most important day, Valentine’s Day, on February 14. This week, from the 7th to the 14th is likewise called the Love Week, Valentine’s Week, or the Romance Week. So I decided to design this wallpaper to remind everyone to enjoy the loving vibes throughout this week.” — Designed by Hrishikesh Shome from India.

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with calendar: 800×600, 1024×768, 1280×800, 1400×1050, 1440×900, 1600×1200, 1920×1080, 2560×1440
without calendar: 800×600, 1024×768, 1280×800, 1400×1050, 1440×900, 1600×1200, 1920×1080, 2560×1440

Winter In Dubai

“Winter in Dubai is less winter. There we can enjoy pleasant temperatures while we watch the sunset. Did you sign up?” — Designed by Veronica Valenzuela from Spain.

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with calendar: 640×480, 800×480, 1024×768, 1280×720, 1280×800, 1440×900, 1600×1200, 1920×1080, 1920×1440, 2560×1440
without calendar: 640×480, 800×480, 1024×768, 1280×720, 1280×800, 1440×900, 1600×1200, 1920×1080, 1920×1440, 2560×1440

Moments That Are Everything

“February is the month of love. There are moments that don’t seem like anything but are everything.” — Designed by Kasturi Palmal from India.

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with calendar: 800×600, 1280×1024, 1600×1200, 1680×1200, 1920×1080, 1920×1200, 1920×1440, 2560×1440
without calendar: 800×600, 1280×1024, 1600×1200, 1680×1200, 1920×1080, 1920×1200, 1920×1440, 2560×1440

Happy Maha Shivratri

“Discover your hidden potential and inner self as you meditate on the thought of reaching closer to Lord Shiva on the occasion of Maha Shivratri.” — Designed by ThemeSelection from India.

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with calendar: 800×480, 800×600, 1024×600, 1024×768, 1152×864, 1280×720, 1280×800, 1280×960, 1366×768, 1400×1050, 1440×900, 1440×960, 1600×900, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1680×1200, 1920×1080, 1920×1200, 1920×1440, 2560×1440, 2880×1800, 3072×1920, 3840×2160, 5120×2880
without calendar: 800×480, 800×600, 1024×600, 1024×768, 1152×864, 1280×720, 1280×800, 1280×960, 1366×768, 1400×1050, 1440×900, 1440×960, 1600×900, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1680×1200, 1920×1080, 1920×1200, 1920×1440, 2560×1440, 2880×1800, 3072×1920, 3840×2160, 5120×2880

Paper Hearts

“Happy Valentine’s Day!” — Designed by Viktor Hanacek from Czech Republic.

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with calendar: 1440×900, 1920×1080, 2560×1440, 3840×2160
without calendar: 1440×900, 1920×1080, 2560×1440, 3840×2160

Farewell C/2022 E3 ZTF

“On February 1, the recently discovered comet C/2022 E3 ZTF is at its nearest position to Earth. Whaouh, it’s not every year we can see a comet in the sky and this one will return in… well, we’ll never see it again. Farewell little comet!” — Designed by Philippe Brouard from France.

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with calendar: 1024×768, 1366×768, 1600×1200, 1920×1080, 1920×1200, 2560×1440, 2560×1600, 2880×1800
without calendar: 1024×768, 1366×768, 1600×1200, 1920×1080, 1920×1200, 2560×1440, 2560×1600, 2880×1800

Robocopter

Designed by Ricardo Gimenes from Sweden.

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with calendar: 640×480, 800×480, 800×600, 1024×768, 1024×1024, 1152×864, 1280×720, 1280×800, 1280×960, 1280×1024, 1366×768, 1400×1050, 1440×900, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1680×1200, 1920×1080, 1920×1200, 1920×1440, 2560×1440, 3840×2160
without calendar: 640×480, 800×480, 800×600, 1024×768, 1024×1024, 1152×864, 1280×720, 1280×800, 1280×960, 1280×1024, 1366×768, 1400×1050, 1440×900, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1680×1200, 1920×1080, 1920×1200, 1920×1440, 2560×1440, 3840×2160

Flowers And Snowflakes

“Our designers decided not to overuse the topic of Valentine’s Day and used its basic attributes and a pure pastel blue color scheme for the wallpaper instead. But if you still need more red and pink colors, check out our listicle with more options.” — Designed by MasterBundles from Ukraine.

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with calendar: 320×480, 640×480, 800×480, 800×600, 1024×768, 1024×1024, 1152×864, 1280×720, 1280×800, 1280×960, 1280×1024, 1366×768, 1400×1050, 1440×900, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1680×1200, 1920×1080, 1920×1200, 1920×1440, 2560×1440
without calendar: 320×480, 640×480, 800×480, 800×600, 1024×768, 1024×1024, 1152×864, 1280×720, 1280×800, 1280×960, 1280×1024, 1366×768, 1400×1050, 1440×900, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1680×1200, 1920×1080, 1920×1200, 1920×1440, 2560×1440

Love Balloons

“Valentine’s Day is coming!” — Designed by Viktor Hanacek from Czech Republic.

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with calendar: 1440×900, 1536×864, 1920×1080, 2560×1440, 3840×2160
without calendar: 1440×900, 1536×864, 1920×1080, 2560×1440, 3840×2160

Oldies But Goodies

Whether it’s a brave icebreaker that confronts even the most adverse weather conditions, a piece of design wisdom, or, well, french fries — many things have inspired folks from across the globe to create a February wallpaper for our monthly series. Below you’ll find a little best-of from our wallpapers archives. Please note that these wallpapers don’t come with a calendar.

Magic Of Music

“Please visit Vladstudio website if you like my works!” — Designed by Vlad Gerasimov from Russia.

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without calendar: 800×480, 800×600, 1024×600, 1024×768, 1152×864, 1280×720, 1280×800, 1280×960, 1280×1024, 1366×768, 1400×1050, 1440×900, 1440×960, 1600×900, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1680×1200, 1920×1080, 1920×1200, 1920×1440, 2560×1440, 2560×1600, 2880×1800, 3072×1920, 3840×2160, 5120×2880

Love Is In The Play!

“Forget Lady and the Tramp and their spaghetti kiss, ’cause Snowflake and Cloudy are enjoying their bliss. The cold and chilly February weather made our kitties knit themselves a sweater. Knitting and playing, the kitties tangled in the yarn and fell in love in your neighbor’s barn.” — Designed by PopArt Studio from Serbia.

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without calendar: 320×480, 640×480, 800×480, 800×600, 1024×768, 1024×1024, 1152×864, 1280×720, 1280×800, 1280×960, 1280×1024, 1366×768, 1400×1050, 1440×900, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1680×1200, 1920×1080, 1920×1200, 1920×1440, 2560×1440

True Love

Designed by Ricardo Gimenes from Sweden.

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without calendar: 640×480, 800×480, 800×600, 1024×768, 1024×1024, 1152×864, 1280×720, 1280×800, 1280×960, 1280×1024, 1366×768, 1400×1050, 1440×900, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1680×1200, 1920×1080, 1920×1200, 1920×1440, 2560×1440, 3840×2160

Principles Of Good Design

“The simplicity seen in the work of Dieter Rams which has ensured his designs from the 50s and 60s still hold a strong appeal.” — Designed by Vinu Chaitanya from India.

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without calendar: 320×480, 640×480, 800×480, 800×600, 1024×1024, 1152×864, 1280×720, 1280×800, 1280×960, 1280×1024, 1400×1050, 1440×900, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1680×1200, 1920×1080, 1920×1200, 1920×1440, 2560×1440

Love Is Worth Fighting For

Designed by Maria Keller from Mexico.

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without calendar: 320×480, 640×480, 640×1136, 750×1334, 800×480, 800×600, 1024×768, 1024×1024, 1152×864, 1242×2208, 1280×720, 1280×800, 1280×960, 1280×1024, 1366×768, 1400×1050, 1440×900, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1680×1200, 1920×1080, 1920×1200, 1920×1440, 2560×1440, 2880×1800

February Ferns

Designed by Nathalie Ouederni from France.

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without calendar: 320×480, 1024×768, 1280×1024, 1440×900, 1680×1200, 1920×1200, 2560×1440

Time Thief

“Who has stolen our time? Maybe the time thief, so be sure to enjoy the other 28 days of February.” — Designed by Colorsfera from Spain.

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without calendar: 320×480, 640×480, 800×480, 800×600, 1024×768, 1024×1024, 1152×864, 1260×1440, 1280×720, 1280×800, 1280×960, 1280×1024, 1400×1050, 1440×900, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1680×1200, 1920×1080, 1920×1200, 1920×1440, 2560×1440

Dark Temptation

“A dark romantic feel, walking through the city on a dark and rainy night.” — Designed by Matthew Talebi from the United States.

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without calendar: 1400×1050, 1440×900, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1680×1200, 1920×1080, 1920×1200, 1920×1440, 2560×1440

French Fries

Designed by Doreen Bethge from Germany.

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without calendar: 320×480, 640×480, 800×480, 800×600, 1024×768, 1024×1024, 1152×864, 1280×720, 1280×800, 1280×960, 1280×1024, 1366×768, 1400×1050, 1440×900, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1680×1200, 1920×1080, 1920×1200, 1920×1440, 2560×1440

Good Times Ahead

Designed by Ricardo Gimenes from Sweden.

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without calendar: 640×480, 800×480, 800×600, 1024×768, 1024×1024, 1152×864, 1280×720, 1280×800, 1280×960, 1280×1024, 1366×768, 1400×1050, 1440×900, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1680×1200, 1920×1080, 1920×1200, 1920×1440, 2560×1440, 3840×2160

The Great Beyond

Designed by Lars Pauwels from Belgium.

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without calendar: 800×600, 1024×768, 1024×1024, 1152×864, 1280×720, 1280×800, 1280×960, 1280×1024, 1366×768, 1400×1050, 1440×900, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1680×1200, 1920×1080, 1920×1200, 1920×1440, 2560×1440

Farewell, Winter

“Although I love winter (mostly because of the fun winter sports), there are other great activities ahead. February, the last winter month, this year is even one day longer. But I don’t mind. Thanks, winter, and see you next year!” — Designed by Igor Izhik from Canada.

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without calendar: 1024×768, 1024×1024, 1152×864, 1280×720, 1280×800, 1280×960, 1280×1024, 1400×1050, 1440×900, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1680×1200, 1920×1080, 1920×1200, 1920×1440, 2560×1440, 2560×1600

Snow

Designed by Elise Vanoorbeek from Belgium.

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without calendar: <a href=”https://smashingmagazine.com/files/wallpapers/feb-15/snow/nocal/feb-15-snow-nocal-1024×768.jpg title=”Snow – 1024×768″>1024×768, <a href=”https://smashingmagazine.com/files/wallpapers/feb-15/snow/nocal/feb-15-snow-nocal-1152×864.jpg title=”Snow – 1152×864″>1152×864, <a href=”https://smashingmagazine.com/files/wallpapers/feb-15/snow/nocal/feb-15-snow-nocal-1280×720.jpg title=”Snow – 1280×720″>1280×720, <a href=”https://smashingmagazine.com/files/wallpapers/feb-15/snow/nocal/feb-15-snow-nocal-1280×800.jpg title=”Snow – 1280×800″>1280×800, <a href=”https://smashingmagazine.com/files/wallpapers/feb-15/snow/nocal/feb-15-snow-nocal-1280×960.jpg title=”Snow – 1280×960″>1280×960, <a href=”https://smashingmagazine.com/files/wallpapers/feb-15/snow/nocal/feb-15-snow-nocal-1440×900.jpg title=”Snow – 1440×900″>1440×900, <a href=”https://smashingmagazine.com/files/wallpapers/feb-15/snow/nocal/feb-15-snow-nocal-1600×1200.jpg title=”Snow – 1600×1200″>1600×1200, <a href=”https://smashingmagazine.com/files/wallpapers/feb-15/snow/nocal/feb-15-snow-nocal-1680×1050.jpg title=”Snow – 1680×1050″>1680×1050, <a href=”https://smashingmagazine.com/files/wallpapers/feb-15/snow/nocal/feb-15-snow-nocal-1920×1080.jpg title=”Snow – 1920×1080″>1920×1080, <a href=”https://smashingmagazine.com/files/wallpapers/feb-15/snow/nocal/feb-15-snow-nocal-1920×1200.jpg title=”Snow – 1920×1200″>1920×1200, <a href=”https://smashingmagazine.com/files/wallpapers/feb-15/snow/nocal/feb-15-snow-nocal-1920×1440.jpg title=”Snow – 1920×1440″>1920×1440, <a href=”https://smashingmagazine.com/files/wallpapers/feb-15/snow/nocal/feb-15-snow-nocal-2560×1440.jpg title=”Snow – 2560×1440″>2560×1440, <a href=”https://smashingmagazine.com/files/wallpapers/feb-15/snow/nocal/feb-15-snow-nocal-1366×768.jpg title=”Snow – 1366×768″>1366×768, <a href=”https://smashingmagazine.com/files/wallpapers/feb-15/snow/nocal/feb-15-snow-nocal-2880×1800.jpg title=”Snow – 2880×1800″>2880×1800

Love Angel Vader

“Valentine’s Day is coming? Noooooooooooo!” — Designed by Ricardo Gimenes from Sweden.

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without calendar: 320×480, 640×960, 1024×768, 1024×1024, 1280×800, 1280×960, 1280×1024, 1366×768, 1400×1050, 1440×900, 1600×1050, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1680×1200, 1920×1080, 1920×1200, 1920×1440, 2560×1440, 2880×1800

Ice Cream Love

“My inspiration for this wallpaper is the biggest love someone can have in life: the love for ice cream!” — Designed by Zlatina Petrova from Bulgaria.

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without calendar: 320×480, 640×480, 800×480, 800×600, 1024×768, 1024×1024, 1152×864, 1280×720, 1280×800, 1280×960, 1280×1024, 1400×1050, 1440×900, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1680×1200, 1920×1080, 1920×1200, 1920×1440, 2560×1440

The Boy Who Will Never Grow Up

Designed by Ricardo Gimenes from Sweden.

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without calendar: 640×480, 800×480, 800×600, 1024×768, 1024×1024, 1152×864, 1280×720, 1280×800, 1280×960, 1280×1024, 1366×768, 1400×1050, 1440×900, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1680×1200, 1920×1080, 1920×1200, 1920×1440, 2560×1440, 3840×2160

Dog Year Ahead

Designed by PopArt Studio from Serbia.

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without calendar: 320×480, 640×480, 800×480, 800×600, 1024×768, 1024×1024, 1152×864, 1280×720, 1280×800, 1280×960, 1280×1024, 1366×768, 1400×1050, 1440×900, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1680×1200, 1920×1080, 1920×1200, 1920×1440, 2560×1440

“Greben” Icebreaker

“Danube is Europe’s second largest river, connecting ten different countries. In these cold days, when ice paralyzes rivers and closes waterways, a small but brave icebreaker called Greben (Serbian word for ‘reef’) seems stronger than winter. It cuts through the ice on Đerdap gorge (Iron Gate) – the longest and biggest gorge in Europe – thus helping the production of electricity in the power plant. This is our way to give thanks to Greben!” — Designed by PopArt Studio from Serbia.

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without calendar: 320×480, 640×480, 800×480, 800×600, 1024×768, 1024×1024, 1152×864, 1280×720, 1280×800, 1280×960, 1280×1024, 1366×768, 1400×1050, 1440×900, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1680×1200, 1920×1080, 1920×1200, 1920×1440, 2560×1440

Febrewery

“I live in Madison, WI, which is famous for its breweries. Wisconsin even named their baseball team “The Brewers.” If you like beer, brats, and lots of cheese, it’s the place for you!” — Designed by Danny Gugger from the United States.

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without calendar: 320×480, 1020×768, 1280×800, 1280×1024, 1136×640, 2560×1440

Balloons

Designed by Xenia Latii from Germany.

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Like The Cold Side Of A Pillow

Designed by Sarah Tanner from the United States.

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Minimalistic Love

“This minimalistic love logo is designed from geometric shapes, where the heart represents the letter ‘O’ and love. The anchor represents the letter ‘V’ very delicately and stylish and it symbolizes your wanderlust. The anchor is a symbol of adventure and travels.” — Designed by Antun Hirsman from Croatia.

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without calendar: 800×600, 1024×768, 1152×864, 1280×960, 1280×1024, 1440×900, 1680×1200, 1920×1080, 2560×1440

Winter Wonderland

“In February, nature shows its creativity. Our artwork occurs when it is being drawn.” — Designed by Ana Masnikosa from Belgrade, Serbia.

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without calendar: 640×480, 800×480, 800×600, 1024×768, 1024×1024, 1152×864, 1280×720, 1280×800, 1280×960, 1280×1040, 1400×1050, 1440×900, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1680×1200, 1920×1080, 1920×1200, 1920×1440, 2560×1440
,Do you need a little inspiration boost? Well, then our new batch of desktop wallpapers is for you. Designed by artists and designers from across the globe, they come in versions with and without a calendar for February 2023.,