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More (Really) Stunning Desktop Wallpapers

April 11th, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Desktop wallpapers are always nice to look at and to draw inspiration from. They may provide with some fresh perspective and offer you some eye-candy for tedious coffee breaks. We are regularly hunting for free high-quality icons, fonts and wallpapers and present them to you, so you don't need to search for them. As long as we find something beautiful, interesting or useful, we let you know in our posts. And now it's time for some sweet wallpapers designer's toolbox.

In this post we present more (really) stunning desktop wallpapers related to typography, photography, illustrations, HDR as well as some abstract and fantasy-related wallpapers. Hopefully, everybody will find something interesting for his or her desktop. All wallpapers can be downloaded for free.

La Femme
An artwork by James White, available in resolutions 1900×1200px, 1680×1050px, 1440×900px and 1280×1024px as well as in an iPhone version.

Awesome Wallpapers - Wallpaper of the Week #3

The Minimalistic Sky
Available in resolutions 1680×1050px, 1440×900px and 1280×800px.

Awesome Wallpapers - The Minimalistic Sky

Summer wallpaper
Light, bright and beautiful; available in various resolutions.

Awesome Wallpapers

Ethereal Bloom
A nebula wallpaper available in resolution 1600×1200px. Designed in Adobe Photoshop by Sam Mulqueen from New Zealand.

Awesome Wallpapers - Ethereal Bloom by =sumopiggy

Preiades Star Cluster
A set of wallpapers from Crestock: together with 12 further wallpapers, this one is available in 8 resolutions. Both wide screen and full screen versions are available for free download.

Awesome Wallpapers - 13 Fantastic Free Wallpaper Images | 9tricks.com Blog

Design is retro
Designed by Ankur Patar from Chandigarh, India. Resolution: only 1280×1024px.

Awesome Wallpapers - 9tricks.com

Argyle Stylie
Impressive pattern with an Apple sticker on the left. Created by sunb1rd. High-resolution version should be available soon.

Awesome Wallpapers - Argyle Stylie by ~sunb1rd

Grids Are Good For The Soul
A series of typographic wallpapers by Antonio Carusone from AisleOne. Don't like the typeface below? Try Helvetica. Resolution: 1920×1200px.

Awesome Wallpapers - AisleOne - Wallpapers

CMYK Lovers
Designed by Guilherme Marconi and available in resolutions 1900×1200px, 1680×1050px, 1440×900px and 1280×1024px as well as an iPhone version.

Awesome Wallpapers - Wallpaper of the Week #1

365wallpapers
Gosquared offerse a variety of creative artistic wallpapers. The ones below are available in 9 desktop resolutions.

Awesome Wallpapers - 2560x1600.jpg (JPEG-Grafik, 2560x1600 Pixel)

Awesome Wallpapers - 365wallpapers - 05_08_06

Nebulae Wallpaper
When it comes to beauty, nothing can beat nature.

Awesome Wallpapers - Wallpaper - Nebulae Wallpaper

Blue Dock
Available in the resolution 1900×1200px.

Awesome Wallpapers - Blue Dock by ~dimage

Apple & Co.

Apple, think different

Awesome Wallpapers - All size wallpapers: Apple, think different

Apple Stitched

Awesome Wallpapers - Apple Stitched

Mac Os Blue

Awesome Wallpapers - Mac Os blue by ~MrPouya

Apple Color

Awesome Wallpapers - Apple Color

Retro Apple

Awesome Wallpapers - Retro Apple by `-kol

Think Tiki

Awesome Wallpapers - Think Tiki by ~Vaxra

Blue Tie

Awesome Wallpapers - Blue Tie by ~sunb1rd

Ubuntu Tie

Awesome Wallpapers - Ubuntu Tie by ~sixty8doors

Abstract

Smoke
“One flash at 1/2 power from the left, reflector on the right, black background. Rotated image and painted the smoke in Photoshop with brush in overlay mode.”

Awesome Wallpapers - InterfaceLIFT: Widescreen Wallpaper

Angel Strom
Abstract work in Photoshop.

Awesome Wallpapers - InterfaceLIFT: Widescreen Wallpaper

Infinity Blue

Awesome Wallpapers - Infinity Blue

Swimming
“Swimming by *Thelma1 is a beautiful, flowing, delicate reminder that things often conjured from reality are fragile and ready to crumble at the touch. This is delicate work reminiscant of the marine life, that is sure to make a wonderfull backdrop to anyone's desktop.”

Awesome Wallpapers - Swimming by *Thelma1

Fiery Decent
To download the wallpaper you need to download the software provided by Desktoptopia. While this is definitely obtrusive, some wallpapers are just beautiful.

Awesome Wallpapers -  ☆ Desktoptopia ☆Â

Awesome Wallpapers -  ☆ Desktoptopia ☆Â

Blue Dynamic Background
Offered for free download by Crestock.com. 8 resolutions, both wide screen and full screen.

Awesome Wallpapers - 14 New High Resolution Desktop Wallpapers | Crestock.com Blog

Travel – Sky

Awesome Wallpapers - Travel - Sky by *petercui

Solar System
“Space is one of the topics I find very inspiring to illustrate. Here is my vision of solar system. All proportions are very approximate!”

Awesome Wallpapers - InterfaceLIFT: Widescreen Wallpaper

Clean Arrows
A series of abstract wallpapers, designed by Seventh Street Studio.

Awesome Wallpapers - .: Clean Arrows 1900 x 1267 :.

Awesome Wallpapers - .: SS Signs 1900 x 1258 :.

Awesome Wallpapers - .: SS Signs 2 1900 x 1188 :.

Photography

Mystic_Wolf

Awesome Wallpapers - All size wallpapers: Mystic_Wolf wide&full screen wallpapers

SocksOff Wallpapers
A high-quality collection of high-resolution wallpapers which are free for personal use only.

Screenshot

Screenshot

Dramatic Sky
“This shot shows the wonderful early autumn sky here at the French riviera. I shot this picture with a Nikon D80 with a Sigma 10-20mm lens. Put together as HDR in Dynamic Photo HDR.”

Awesome Wallpapers - InterfaceLIFT: Widescreen Wallpaper

Lazy Days
Springtime is the best. Simple scene created in Vue.

Awesome Wallpapers - InterfaceLIFT: Widescreen Wallpaper

A Beautiful Day
Available in resolutions 800×600, 1024×768, 1151×864, 1151×921, 1280×800, 1280×960, 1280×1024, 1400×1050, 1440×900, 1680×1050 and 1920×1200.

Awesome Wallpapers - A Beautiful Day - WP Pack by =little-stock

Desert Car Crash
Wide screen resolutions only. 1920×1200, 1680×1050, 1440×900, 1280×800.

Awesome Wallpapers - Desert Car Crash

Reality Bites…

Awesome Wallpapers - Reality Bites.... Version 4 by *grafixeye

Federal Territory Mosque, Malaysia

Awesome Wallpapers - Federal Territory Mosque, Malaysia

Eager Beaver
Only 1280×1024.

Awesome Wallpapers - 2470152774_2c15edc5ba_o

“Soft” Wallpaper Pack
This pack contains 48 various wallpapers in resolutions 1024×768, 1280×1024, 1440×900, 1600×1200 and 1680×1050. Impressive photography.

Awesome Wallpapers - wallcoo.com

Four Poles
A 30 second exposure taken just after sunset at Onehunga Harbour, Auckland. The photo is taken by Chris Gin.

Awesome Wallpapers - InterfaceLIFT: Widescreen Wallpaper

Lion and trainer in circus

Awesome Wallpapers - All size wallpapers: Lion and trainer in circus

A Dreamy World 63rd

Awesome Wallpapers - A Dreamy World 63rd by *grafixeye

The Farmhouse

Awesome Wallpapers - InterfaceLIFT: Widescreen Wallpaper

Fantasy

Wolf alone

Awesome Wallpapers - 200809055130-7795.jpg (JPEG-Grafik, 1680x1050 Pixel)

The sea

Awesome Wallpapers - 华丽合成风景壁纸 - ç

Awesome Wallpapers - 华丽合成风景壁纸 - ç

The Falls

Awesome Wallpapers - The Falls by `-kol

Illustrations and Artwork

20 Cool Car Wallpapers
A selection of car wallpapers by YouTheDesigner.com. Below is the VW Beetle Sport Concept.

Awesome Wallpapers - 20 Cool Car Wallpapers | You the Designer

Airplane Art Painting – Art Air Combat
A huge collection of wallpapers related to airplane art painting.

Awesome Wallpapers - Airplane Art Painting - Art Air Combat (part 03) - wallcoo.net

Graphic Design of Hybrid
These ones look tasty. Simple but incredible.

Awesome Wallpapers - Graphic Design of Hybrid - wallcoo.net

Awesome Wallpapers - Graphic Design of Hybrid - wallcoo.net

Awesome Wallpapers - Graphic Design of Hybrid - wallcoo.net

Awesome Wallpapers - Graphic Design of Hybrid - wallcoo.net

Awesome Wallpapers - Graphic Design of Hybrid - wallcoo.net

Fantasy Landscapes

Awesome Wallpapers - wallcoo.com

Awesome Wallpapers - wallcoo.com

Awesome Wallpapers - wallcoo.com

Awesome Wallpapers - wallcoo.com

Awesome Wallpapers - wallcoo.com

Alien and Chameleon

Awesome Wallpapers - Alien and Chameleon | Vladstudio.com - Wallpaper in hoher Auflösung sowie für Dual-Monitore und Widescreens, Webdesign und -entwicklung, iPhone wallpaper

Best of Wallpapers Made in Russia

Awesome Wallpapers - DYT Choice: Best of Wallpapers Made in Russia | Design You Trustâ„¢. Open Design Blog & Community.

Abduzeedo wallpaper
Adhemas Batista mixes photos and vectors.

Awesome Wallpapers - Wallpaper of the Week #2

Lady Bug

Awesome Wallpapers - ladybug.ver.wallpaper by ~Feni-x

Wide screen wallpapers
This wide screen wallpapers pack contains 20 wallpapers in a variety of resolutions.

Awesome Wallpapers - Wallpapers - widescreen pack 5 by ether - Customize.org

Awesome Wallpapers - Wallpapers - widescreen pack 5 by ether - Customize.org

Awesome Wallpapers - Wallpapers - widescreen pack 5 by ether - Customize.org

Resources

  • 18×18 Excellent Wallpapers
    A remarkable collection of desktop wallpapers from various sources and in various resolutions.
  • HDRwalls
    HDRWalls offers 349 desktop backgrounds in widescreen and standard format. High Dynamic Range only.
  • WallCoo
    This Japanese Chinese site has numerous collection of artistic high-quality desktop wallpapers. In various resolution. Problem: you need to follow the links blindly in order to find wallpapers you are looking for.
  • Social Wallpapering
    A public effort to classify, rank, and distribute high-resolution images for use as desktop wallpaper. A high-quality collection of high-quality wallpapers.