Web designers and developers need inspiration to make inspirational content and they might find it anywhere around them. Spring is right around the corner and you might find it interesting to have some creativity on your desktop.
Note: These artworks are created by several designers from all over the world that submitted their work to Smashing Magazine. The wallpapers are free to download and use. Enjoy.
“I love spring and handmade typography.” — Designed by Raluca Dragos from Romania.
The Perpetual Circle
“The Black Forest, which is beginning right behind our office windows, so we can watch the perpetual circle of nature, when we take a look outside.” — Designed by Nils Kunath from Germany.
“I created that mouse character for a series of illustrations about a poem my mom often told me when I was a child. In that poem the mouse goes on an adventure. Here it is after the adventure, ready for new ones.” — Designed by Anja Sturm from Germany.
“In my neck of the woods, April means a lot of rain, and therefore a lot of umbrellas. I’ve noticed a lot of pretty unique umbrellas out there, especially when I walked to class in college. Happy Umbrella Season!” — Designed by Angelia DiAntonio from Ohio, USA.
Abril Lluvias Mil
“We were inspired by the rain and a popular Spanish adage which says: “April a thousand rains” which means a lot of rain in April” — Designed by Colorsfera from Spain.
Hidden In The Magic Garden
“The magic of spring blended with the excitement for easter where children find hidden chocolate eggs in their garden.” — Designed by Richard Davis from South Africa.
“Even the rain is beautiful during spring!” — Designed by Zlatina Petrova from Bulgaria.
Designed by Nathalie Ouederni from France.
Carrots Are Better Than Eggs!
“Easter is coming and rabbits have the noble task to deliver the Easter eggs but I think rabbits wouldn’t be interested in doing this at all, all they want is a nice carrot.” — Designed by Maria Keller from Mexico.
Bee In April
Designed by Iquadart from Belarus.
Don’t Be Shy
“Just a little bit of inspiration for the month. Don’t be shy, follow your dreams.” — Designed by Diane from South Africa.
Time For Coffee
Designed by Julia Versinina from Chicago, USA.
Men At Work
Designed by Elise Vanoorbeek (Doud Design) from Belgium.
A Spring Bike Ride
“All I want to do right now is ride my bike around, smell the fresh air and pick some wildflowers. Unfortunately, Spring hasn’t quite hit us here in Chicago yet, so I have to be content illustrating it instead…” — Designed by Mandy Fischer from Chicago, USA.
A Time For Reflection
“‘We’re all equal before a wave.’ – Laird Hamilton.” — Designed by Shawna Armstrong from the United States.
Bengali New Year
Designed by Saket Jajodia from India.
“The Earth Day that is an important day for the people, wherever they are on earth. It is important not to forget our home – we have to protect it every day. Let us consider a challenge to plant at least one tree every month, and after 10 years we will have our orchard on earth :)” — Designed by Corina Moscu from Romania, Bucharest.
A Magnificent World
“April is Autism Awareness Month, although there’s never a bad time to make autism awareness art. There’s no denying that it creates a lot of struggles for those who are on the spectrum (those with autism, Asperger Syndrome, etc), but some people find that it adds a lot to their lives as well. Those on the spectrum get absorbed in things — whether circles or flying, animals or strip malls — and see magic and wonder in them that others don’t. So I wanted to use a quote which, I feel, captures that side of autism. For more info on autism, check out Autism Speaks or Autism Society.” — Designed byRebecca Coleman from the United States.
They Told Her To Go To Sleep
“They told her to go to sleep, -Just a few pages more – she answered. And as every night, she watched the sunrise.” — Designed by Verónica Valenzuela from Spain.
Don’t Forget To Prank Those You Love!
Designed by Design19 from Romania.
Animals With Pets
“In the month in which we celebrate the day of lies, why not invent a little lie to say that dogs are now the masters of the world …” — Designed by Ermelindo Lopes from Portugal.
“April 23 sees the anniversary of William Shakespeare’s Birthday, arguably the finest writer England has ever produced. Here’s a jolly little wallpaper featuring some of his most famous quotes.” — Designed by Daniel Rooms from England.
A big thank you to all designers for their participation. keep rocking!