Expand Your Horizons (June 2022 Desktop Wallpapers Edition)
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What could be a better way to welcome June than with some colorful inspiration? Well, we might have something for you: wallpapers created with love by artists and designers from across the globe.
There’s an artist in everyone. Some bring their creative ideas to life with digital tools, others capture the perfect moment with a camera or love to grab pen and paper to create little doodles or pieces of lettering. And even if you think you’re far from being an artist, well, it might just be hidden somewhere deep inside of you. So why not explore it?
For more than eleven years, our monthly wallpapers series has been the perfect opportunity to do just that: to break out of your daily routine and put your creative skills to the test. And, well, creative folks from across the globe once again took on the challenge this month and created unique and inspiring wallpapers for June 2022.
The wallpapers in this collection come in versions with and without a calendar and can be downloaded for free. As a little bonus goodie, we also compiled some designs from our wallpapers archives at the end of this post. Maybe you’ll spot one of your almost-forgotten June favorites, too? A big thank-you to everyone who shared their designs with us — this post wouldn’t exist without you!
In this month’s post, you will notice that some of the wallpapers are dedicated to Ukraine and its traditional embroidery patterns found in different regions of the country. As a design community, we can’t be silent in these times. It’s our obligation to help as much as we can, and so we are donating all proceeds of the “Interface Design Checklists PDF” to support Ukraine.
We have already donated 16,944.73 EUR (US$ 18,663.86) to Aktion Deutschland Hilft e.V. and will continue to donate to other organizations as well. A heartfelt THANK YOU to our wonderful community for all of their help and support! ?
Create Your Own Path
Nice weather has arrived! Clean the dust off your bike and explore your hometown from a different angle! Invite a friend or loved one and share the joy of cycling. Whether you decide to go for a city ride or a ride in nature, the time spent on a bicycle will make you feel free and happy. So don’t wait, take your bike and call your loved one because happiness is greater only when it is shared. Happy World Bike Day! — Designed by PopArt Studio from Serbia.
World Environment Day
On June 5th we celebrate World Environment Day — a moment to pause and reflect on how we impact Earth’s health. A few activities represented in this visual include conserving energy and water, shopping and growing local, planting flowers and trees, and building a sustainable infrastructure. — Designed by Mad Fish Digital from Portland, OR.
Vlad Gerasimov from Georgia designed a series of wallpapers in which he explores traditional embroidery patterns found in different regions in Ukraine and the stories behind them.
Looking At The Stars
This month we travel to the stars. We find a planet and we sit down to observe the universe. — Designed by Veronica Valenzuela from Spain.
I’m So Good
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