New Year, Fresh Desktop (January 2022 Wallpapers Edition) — Smashing Magazine

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What higher means might there be to begin the brand new 12 months than with some recent inspiration? Our assortment of wallpapers for January 2022 is sure to place a smile in your face — and possibly spark new concepts, too.

Let’s welcome 2022 with some new wallpapers! After all, the brand new 12 months is the proper event to tidy up your desktops and residential screens and begin on a recent, clear slate — no muddle, simply the issues you actually need and house for what’s about to return. And some inspiration, after all.

As each month since greater than ten years already, artists and designers from throughout the globe as soon as once more tickled their inventive concepts and designed wallpapers to encourage, make you smile, or simply cater for a bit of little bit of colour on a darkish winter day. All wallpapers include a calendar for January 2022, and, in case you wish to stick along with your favourite even after the month has ended, we’ve received you coated with non-calendar variations of every design, too. A giant thank-you to everybody who created a wallpaper and shared it with us this time round — you’re really smashing!

At the tip of this submit, there’s additionally a bit of bonus goodie ready for you: a hand-picked number of January treasures that we rediscovered deep down in our wallpapers archives. Have a contented and wholesome 2022!

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  • We respect and thoroughly take into account the concepts and motivation behind each artist’s work. This is why we give all artists the full freedom to discover their creativity and categorical feelings and expertise via their works. This can also be why the themes of the wallpapers weren’t anyhow influenced by us however somewhat designed from scratch by the artists themselves.

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New Year’s Magic

“After a tough but in addition enchanting evening of delivering presents, Santa Claus generally occurs to drop a number of presents, in order that some animals get them as nicely. Enjoy the vacations and items you will have acquired and given to your family members!” — Designed by LibraFire from Serbia.

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Don Quijote, Here We Go!

“This 12 months we’re going to journey via books and also you couldn’t begin with a greater one than Don Quijote de la Mancha!” — Designed by Veronica Valenzuela Jimenez from Spain.

Don Quijote, Here We Go!

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A New Year Is A New Beginning

“Make this 12 months stand out in order that on the finish of the 12 months you’re feeling completely satisfied and happy that you just carried out your resolutions and completed what you got down to do.” — Designed by Hitesh Puri from Delhi, India.

A New Year Is A New Beginning

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The Little Paradox

Designed by Ricardo Gimenes from Sweden.

The Little Paradox

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Alter Lego

Designed by Ricardo Gimenes from Sweden.

Alter Lego

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Walking Into the New Year

Designed by ActiveCollab from the United States.

Walking Into the New Year

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Bacon And Egg Dance Party

“A enjoyable illustration impressed by one thing my youngsters mentioned.” — Designed by Reena Ngauv from Los Angeles.

Bacon And Egg Dance Party

Happy New Year From PopArtwork Studio!

“Who doesn’t love the symbols of Christmas? And in a sample, furthermore? We know you merely want this minimal, cute, and festive desktop wallpaper design to get you thru the post-holiday season.” — Designed by Mihajlo Vujcic from Serbia.

Happy New Year From PopArt Studio!

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Oldies But Goodies

What impressed the neighborhood to design a New Year’s wallpaper in all these years that we’ve been operating our month-to-month collection? Join us on a stroll down reminiscence lane, and possibly you’ll spot considered one of your favorites among the many oldies, too. (Please observe that these wallpapers don’t include a calendar.)

Start Somewhere

“If we wait till we’re prepared, we’ll be ready for the remainder of our lives. Start in the present day — someplace, wherever.” — Designed by Shawna Armstrong from the United States.

Start Somewhere

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“I wanted to try my hand at creating a low-poly illustration and thought a champagne glass would be fun.” — Designed by Denise Johnson from Chicago.

Pop, Fizz, Clink

Open The Doors Of The New Year

“January is the primary month of the 12 months and often the coldest winter month within the Northern hemisphere. The title of the month of January comes from ‘ianua’, the Latin phrase for door, so this month denotes the door to the brand new 12 months and a brand new starting. Let’s open the doorways of the brand new 12 months collectively and hope it is going to be the perfect up to now!” — Designed by PopArtwork Studio from Serbia.

Open the Doors of the New Year

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Boom!

Designed by Elise Vanoorbeek from Belgium.

Boom.

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Be Awesome Today

“A little daily motivation to keep your cool during the month of January.” — Designed by Amalia Van Bloom from the United States.

be awesome today

Cold… Penguins!

“The new 12 months is right here! We waited for it like penguins. We have a look at the snow and revel in it! — Designed by Veronica Valenzuela from Spain.

Cold Penguins

Winter Leaves

Designed by Nathalie Ouederni from France.

Winter Leaves

Hidden Gem

“Kingfishers are referred to as ‘ijsvogels’ (ice-birds) in Dutch. Not as a result of they just like the winter chilly, however due to the extraordinary blue and teal colours…” — Designed by Franke Margrete from the Netherlands

Hidden Gem

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Japanese New Year

Designed by Evacomics from Singapore.

Japanese New Year

Don’t Forget Your Vitamins

“Discover the seasonal fruits and vegetables. In January: apple and banana enjoying the snow!” — Designed by Vitaminas Design from Spain.

Vitamins!!! Seasonal fruits and vegetables

Lights In Concert

“Let’s go see a show, all the Lights are going to be there. ‘Delighted’, ‘These lights rock’ said the critics.” — Designed by Lights.com from the United States.

Lights in Concert

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Go Bananas!

“It’s the year of the monkey, and I wanted to kick start the year with some simple, good ol’ fashioned fun. Sock monkeys, with their iconic grin, always make me laugh. Go bananas!” — Designed by Clarise Frechette from Washington, DC, United States.

Go Bananas!

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White Mountains

“In Central Europe, we’ve had a very warm beginning of winter. I hope there will be lots of powder for snowboarding soon. I’d love to see the French Alps again as white as in 2015 when I took this photo.” — Designed by Annika Oeser from Germany.

White Mountains

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A New Start

“The new year brings hope, festivity, lots and lots of resolutions, and many more goals that need to be achieved. This wallpaper is based on the idea of ‘A New Start’.” — Designed by Damn Perfect from India.

A New Start

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Happy Hot Tea Month

“You wake me as much as a fantastic day; elevate my spirit after I’m feeling blue. When I’m residence you relieve me of the lengthy day’s stress. You assist me have an excellent time with my family members; give me firm after I’m on their own. You’re none apart from my favorite cup of sizzling tea.” — Designed by Acodez IT Solutions from India.

Happy Hot Tea Month!

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Snowman

Designed by Ricardo Gimenes from Sweden.

Snowman

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A New Beginning

“I wished to do a lettering-based wallpaper as a result of I like lettering. I selected January as a result of for lots of people the brand new 12 months is perceived as a brand new starting and I want to make them really feel as constructive about it as doable! The concept is to make them really feel like the brand new 12 months is (simply) the beginning of one thing actually nice.” — Designed by Carolina Sequeira from Portugal.

A New Beginning

Rest Up For The New Year

“I was browsing for themes when I found this ‘Festival of Sleep’ that takes place on the 3rd, and I’m a big fan of sleep… Especially in these cold months after the holiday craziness, it’s nice to get cozy and take a nice nap.” — Designed by Dorothy Timmer from Central Florida, USA.

Rest Up For The New Year

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January Fish

“My fish tank at home inspired me to make a wallpaper with a fish.” — Designed by Arno De Decker from Belgium.

January Fish

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Freedom

“It is nice to take photographs of birds and take into consideration the liberty they’ve. Then I begin dreaming of turning into one and flying all over the world with their stunning wings.” — Designed by Marija Zaric from Belgrade, Serbia.

Freedom

Laughter Is An Instant Vacation

“These are polarized occasions we’re residing via. It looks as if there’s division throughout. So generally you simply have to seek out the time to do not forget that the one factor that connects us all is an effective chuckle. And there is no such thing as a higher chuckle than the stomach chuckle! So on the twenty fourth of January, let’s rejoice considered one of life’s really nice joys and let all of it hang around!” — Designed by Ever Increasing Circles from the United Kingdom.

Laughter Is An Instant Vacation

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Wolf-Month

“Wolf-month (in Dutch ‘wolfsmaand’) is one other title for January.” — Designed by Chiara Faes from Belgium.

Wolf-Month

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Hello Summer In Australia

Designed by Tazi Designs from Australia.

Hello Summer in Australia!

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