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Inspiration lies everywhere: in a conversation, a walk through a foreign city, or, in other people’s works. To fuel your ideas, we celebrate the beginning of each month with what we found to minbe the best source for daily inspiration: desktop wallpapers that are a bit more distinctive than the usual crowd. This creativity mission has been going on for almost eight years now, and we are very thankful to all designers who have contributed and are still diligently contributing each month.

This post features their artwork for March 2016. Each wallpaper comes in two versions — with and without a calendar — and can be downloaded for free. It’s time to freshen up your desktop!

Please note that:

  • All images can be clicked on and lead to the preview of the wallpaper,
  • You can feature your work in our magazine 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?

Spring Is Coming!

“Spring is the best part of the year! Nature breaking free and spring awakening is symbolic of our awakening.” — Designed by Silvia Bukovac from Croatia.

Spring Is Coming!

The Chicken Also Likes Easter

Designed by Cátia Ferraria from Portugal.

The Chicken Also Likes Easter

Waters Of March

“When I think about March, a rhythm start in my mind… sounds like a bossa nova song… Oh yes! it’s ‘Águas de Março’ by Antônio Carlos Jobim. My design for this month is dedicated to this beautiful song and, of course, the 22nd of March is the International Day of Water.” — Designed by Mavi Zanirato from Italy.

Waters Of March

Spring Is Inevitable!

“Spring is round the corner. And very soon plants will grow on some other planets too. Let’s be happy about a new cycle of life.” — Designed by Igor Izhik from Canada.

Spring Is Inevitable!

The [Bee]Hive Mind

“Spring comes in March, and honeybees as well! I‘ve always been fascinated with the concept of hive minds and honeybee colonies are just great examples.” — Designed by André Samora from Portugal.

The [Bee]Hive mind

Questions

“Doodles are slowly becoming my trademark, so I just had to use them to express this phrase I’m fond of recently. A bit enigmatic, philosophical. Inspiring, isn’t it?” — Designed by Marta Paderewska from Poland.

Questions

Tender Birds

“I live in a small town with big ironworks and I wanted to create something fresh and tender, colorful and light, to feel a little bit happier.” — Designed by Jane Lane from Russia.

Tender Birds

Orion’s Apple

Designed by Monia Gabhi from Canada.

Orion’s Apple

Eye – Love – Spring

“Spring in neon style! We’ve designed this mysterious wallpaper for March’s selection wishing you all lots of excitement, fun and joy this season. :)” — Designed by Printsome from the United Kingdom.

Eye – Love – Spring

Spring Is Growing Up!

“The snow is melting and the first flowers of spring are coming. Spring is here!” — Designed by Verónica Valenzuela from Spain.

Spring Is Growing Up!

The Last Great Race

“The Iditarod is an annual long-distance sled dog race run from Anchorage to Nome (Alaska) while battling brutal conditions. This month, let’s celebrate what the world calls “The Last Great Race.”” — Designed by Fuzz Productions from Brooklyn, NY.

The Last Great Race

Pisces Versus Aries

“The fight between those two starts this month! I was inspired by the signs of March.” — Designed by Cátia Ferraria from Portugal.

Pisces Versus Aries

Hello March!

“March is the month when winter slips into spring, the word itself says it’s the arch to the sun!” — Designed by Lena McCoder from Russia.

Hello March!

Pi Cycling

“Welcome, Spring… Like cycling, Pi? And do not forget that Einstein was born on March 14th, 1879.” — Designed by Dan Di from Italy.

Pi Cycling

Imagination

“March marks the birthday of my beloved nephew. My soon to be five-year-old nephew draws very amazing fantastical animals, he can tell you what it eats, where it lives, etc. So I took one of his creatures to remind all of you never to forget the little kid we all have inside.” — Designed by Maria Keller from Mexico.

Imagination

Enjoy Spring!

Designed by Dorvan Davoudi from Canada.

Enjoy Spring!

Celebrating Women

“The International Women’s Day celebrates women all over the world, but in Romanian culture, the 1st of March symbolises the coming of spring as well, so the Romanian women celebrate it by wearing a white and red string on their wrist or chest combined with small, cute lucky charms. I wanted to combine all this and bring you a little bit of joy and beauty. Enjoy!” — Designed by Adriana Dranga from Romania.

Celebrating Women

Wild Animal

Originally designed by Kerby from Manila.

Wild Animal

Spring Party

“March brings Spring which is my favorite time of year! March is also the month of my birthday, so I thought about designing a wallpaper that represented both spring and my birthday.” — Designed by Catarina Assunção from Portugal.

Spring Party

Happy Easter

“My love for illustration, so I tried to make a really funny illustration of an Easter bunny.” — Designed by José Manuel Coelho de Jesus from Portugal.

Happy Easter

Spring

Designed by Dariusz Popadeńczuk from Poland.

Spring

Let Your Blues Shine Away

“I took this photo on a crisp afternoon up in the Blue Ridge Mountains and I felt that it is perfect for March! We are creeping into the green of Spring, but the cool of winter is still nipping at our heels.” — Designed by Jenni Adamitis from Houston, TX.

Let Your Blues Shine Away

Join In Next Month! Link

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 month!

What’s Your Favorite? Link

What’s your favorite theme or wallpaper for this month? Please let us know in the comment section below.

Source: Smashing Magazinehttps://www.smashingmagazine.com/2016/02/desktop-wallpaper-calendars-march-2016/