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29 Days Of Inspiration (February 2024 Wallpapers Edition) — Smashing Magazine

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What will you make of the extra day that February has in store for us this year? Call an old friend, explore a new place, or get stuff done you have put off for so long maybe? Whatever you might have planned this month, our new collection of desktop wallpapers is bound to cater for a little inspiration spark along the way.

Created by artists and designers from across the globe, the wallpapers in this post come in versions with and without a calendar for February 2024 and can be downloaded for free — a monthly tradition that has been going on here at Smashing Magazine for more than twelve years already.

As a little bonus goodie, we also added some February favorites from our wallpapers archives to the collection. So maybe you’ll spot one of your almost-forgotten favorites in here, too? Thank you to everyone who challenged their creative skills and shared their artwork with us this month! Happy February!

  • You can click on every image to see a larger preview,
  • 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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Love Myself

“Happy Valentine’s Day to the most beautiful woman I know.” — Designed by Design Studio from India.

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Romance Beneath The Waves

“The 14th of February is just around the corner. And love is in the air, water, and everywhere!” — Designed by Teodora Vasileva from Bulgaria.

Romance Beneath The Waves
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February, The Month Of Love

“February, known as the month of love, is celebrated globally as it hosts Valentine’s Day on the 14th, a day dedicated to expressing affection and appreciation. It symbolizes a time for couples to strengthen their bonds and for individuals to celebrate various forms of love in their lives.” — Designed by Hitesh Puri from Delhi, India.

February The Month Of Love
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The Bathman

Designed by Ricardo Gimenes from Sweden.

The Bathman
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National Kite Flying Day

“Let your imagination take flight with vibrant colors, dynamic shapes, and the joy of design. Embrace the sky-high inspiration!” — Designed by PopArt Studio from Serbia.

National Kite Flying Day
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Introspective Self Portrait

Designed by Ricardo Gimenes from Sweden.

Introspective Self Portrait
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Discovering The World Through Children’s Eyes

“The shortest month of the year is not so short and gives us one more day to share, enjoy, and discover. We have been to Antarctica and we are going to almost the opposite extreme, Norway, to navigate through its fjords and discover unique spaces. And there, where the only company is a moose that has come down to drink, we remember Sophie and her particular way of seeing the world: ‘To children, the world and everything in it is new, something that gives rise to astonishment. It is not like that for adults. Most adults accept the world as a matter of course.’ Sophie’s World – Jostein Gaarder” — Designed by Veronica Valenzuela from Spain.

Discovering The World Through Children’s Eyes
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Waiting For The Lizard Time

“These geometrical shapes make me think about a lizard skin. Be patient Mr Lizard, spring has not arrived yet.” — Designed by Philippe Brouard from France.

Waiting For The Lizard Time
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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.

Plants
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True Love

Designed by Ricardo Gimenes from Sweden.

True Love
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February Ferns

Designed by Nathalie Ouederni from France.

February Ferns

Balloons

Designed by Xenia Latii from Germany.

Balloons
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The Great Beyond

Designed by Lars Pauwels from Belgium.

The Great Beyond
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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.

Love Is In The Play!
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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.

Farewell, Winter
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Love Angel Vader

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

Love Angel Vader
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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.

Ice Cream Love
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Magic Of Music

Designed by Vlad Gerasimov from Georgia.

Magic Of Music
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Febpurrary

“I was doodling pictures of my cat one day and decided I could turn it into a fun wallpaper — because a cold, winter night in February is the perfect time for staying in and cuddling with your cat, your significant other, or both!” — Designed by Angelia DiAntonio from Ohio, USA.

Febpurrary
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French Fries

Designed by Doreen Bethge from Germany.

French Fries
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In Another Place At The Same Time

“February is the month of love par excellence, but also a different month. Perhaps because it is shorter than the rest or because it is the one that makes way for spring, but we consider it a special month. It is a perfect month to make plans because we have already finished the post-Christmas crunch and we notice that spring and summer are coming closer. That is why I like to imagine that maybe in another place someone is also making plans to travel to unknown lands.” — Designed by Verónica Valenzuela from Spain.

In Another Place At The Same Time

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. — Designed by MasterBundles from Ukraine.

Flowers And Snowflakes
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On The Light Side

Designed by Ricardo Gimenes from Sweden.

On The Light Side
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February’s Gift

“A leap year means we have one more day to cherish! Maybe use it to visit an old friend, or go somewhere new, but use it well! And the most important: have some fun!” — Designed by Printsome.com from the United Kingdom.

February’s Gift
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Feel The Love!

“We’re celebrating Valentine’s Day with our February wallpaper. Whatever Valentine’s Day means to you, we’re on board. Love, relationships, or the best of friends, it’s something to be celebrated!” — Designed by Focus from the United Kingdom.

Feel The Love!
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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.

Febrewery

Dog Year Ahead

Designed by PopArt Studio from Serbia.

Dog Year Ahead
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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.

This Is Really A Wild Place Up Here
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“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.

“Greben” Icebreaker
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Good Times Ahead

Designed by Ricardo Gimenes from Sweden.

Good Times Ahead
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Frozen Worlds

“A view of two frozen planets, lots of blue tints.” — Designed by Rutger Berghmans from Belgium.

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