28 Days Of Inspiration (February 2022 Desktop Wallpapers Edition) — Smashing Magazine

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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 2022.

Time flies… The first month of 2022 lies already behind us, and with February just around the corner, it’s time for some fresh inspiration. So how about some wallpapers to tickle your ideas? Well, we’ve got you covered.

As every month since more than ten years already, artists and designers from across the globe once again fired up their favorite tools to create charming wallpapers that are bound to breathe some new life into your desktops and mobile homescreens. All of them come in versions with and without a calendar for February 2022 and can be downloaded for free. As a little bonus goodie, we also compiled some timeless treasures from past February editions at the end of this post for you. Enjoy!

  • 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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Magic Of Music

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

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!

The Boy Who Will Never Grow Up

Designed by Ricardo Gimenes from Sweden.

The Boy Who Will Never Grow Up

Moby Dick

“This month we travel to the sea and we discover it with Moby Dick. Be careful!” — Designed by Veronica Valenzuela Jimenez from Spain.

Moby Dick

I Love My Dog

“My dog means the world to me. This wallpaper is for him. :)” — Designed by Miruna Sfia from Romania.

I Love My Dog

How To Make Sushi

Designed by Ricardo Gimenes from Sweden.

How To Make Sushi

Love On Accident

“Is love an accident or is it planned out for us? Leave it to the Cupid to decide in this month of love.” — Designed by LibraFire from Serbia.

Love On Accident

Safe Love Is In The Air

“Over the past two years, most of us have realized the true worth of love, which also gave us the strength to endure every challenge that the pandemic brought forth. So, in 2022 February, we want to dedicate the significance of ‘love,’ ‘precaution,’
‘protection’ and ‘safety’ to celebrate Valentine’s Day in its innate form!” — Designed by Rahul Bhattacharya from India.

Safe Love Is In The Air
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Oldies But Goodies

Some things are just too good to gather dust somewhere deep down in the archives. That’s why we compiled a little best-of from past February editions below. Maybe you’ll rediscover one of your almost-forgotten favorites in there, too? (Please note that these wallpapers don’t come with a calendar.)

True Love

Designed by Ricardo Gimenes from Sweden.

True Love

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

Lakefront Winter Dawn

“The winter sky just as the sun rises above the chilly lake can have some of the most amazing colors.” — Designed by Ernesto Perez from the United States.

Lakefront Winter Dawn

Dark Temptation

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

Dark Temptation

It’s A Cupcake Kind Of Day!

“Sprinkles are fun, festive and filled with love… especially when topped on a cupcake! Everyone is creative in their own unique way, so why not try baking some cupcakes and decorating them for your sweetie this month? Something homemade, like a cupcake or DIY craft is always a sweet gesture.” — Designed by Artsy Cupcake from the United States.

It’s A Cupcake Kind Of Day!

Company For The Cold

“The last dregs of winter can be tough to get through. So I made this little guy to keep me company when its cold out!” — Designed by Sydney Jane Barnes from Canada.

Company for the Cold

Good Times Ahead

Designed by Ricardo Gimenes from Sweden.

Good Times Ahead

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.

Principles of Good Design- Dieter Rams

Love Is Worth Fighting For

Designed by Maria Keller from Mexico.

Love Is Worth Fighting For

Dog Year Ahead

Designed by PopArt Studio from Serbia.

Dog Year Ahead

The Great Beyond

“My inspiration came mostly from ‘The Greay from’. It’s about a dog and an astronaut exploring a strange new world.” — Designed by Lars Pauwels from Belgium.

The Great Beyond

February Ferns

Designed by Nathalie Ouederni from France.

February Ferns

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.

Time Thief

Sharp

“I was sick recently and squinting through my blinds made a neat effect with shapes and colors.” — Designed by Dylan Baumann from Omaha, NE.

Sharp

Love Angel Vader

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

Love Angel Vader

Share The Same Orbit!

“I prepared a simple and chill layout design for February called ‘Share The Same Orbit!’ which suggests to share the love orbit.” — Designed by Valentin Keleti from Romania.

Share The Same Orbit!

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

Out There, There’s Someone Like You

“I am a true believer that out there in this world there is another person who is just like us, the problem is to find her/him.” — Designed by Maria Keller from Mexico.

Out There, There’s Someone Like You

Made In Japan

“See the beautiful colors, precision, and the nature of Japan in one picture.” — Designed by Fatih Yilmaz from the Netherlands.

Made In Japan

Snowy Sunset

Designed by Nathalie Croze from France.

Snowy Sunset

Balloons

Designed by Xenia Latii from Germany.

Balloons

Frozen Worlds

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

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