Good Vibes In August (2021 Desktop Wallpapers Edition)

Everybody loves a beautiful wallpaper to freshen up their desktops and home screens, right? To cater for new and unique artworks on a regular basis, we started our monthly wallpapers challenge more than ten years ago, and from the very beginning to today, artists and designers from all across the world have accepted the challenge and submitted their designs to it. Just like this month.

In this post, you’ll find their wallpapers for August 2021. All of them come in versions with and without a calendar, so no matter if you need to count down the days to a big deadline (or a few days off, maybe?) or plan to use your favorite wallpaper even after the month has ended, we’ve got you covered. A big thank-you to everyone who shared their designs with us — we sincerely appreciate it!

As a little bonus goodie, we also added some “oldies” at the end of this post, timeless wallpaper treasures that we rediscovered way down in our archives and that are just too good to be forgotten. Now there’s only one question left to be answered: Which one to choose? Happy August!

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  • 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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Cowabunga

Designed by Ricardo Gimenes from Sweden.

Work Hard, Play Hard

“It seems the feeling of summer breaks we had back in school never leaves us. The mere thought of alarm clocks feels wrong in the summer, especially if you’ve recently come back from a trip to the seaside. So, we try to do our best during working hours and then compensate with fun activities and plenty of rest. Cheers!” — Designed by ActiveCollab from the United States.

Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy

Designed by Melissa Bogemans from Belgium.

Ivory Tower

“August 12th marks World Elephant Day, highlighting the need for the protection and conservation of wild elephants across Asia and Africa. Today, African elephants are endangered due to wildlife crime, primarily poaching for the illegal ivory trade, whereas Asian elephants face habitat loss due to human-elephant conflict. Driven to the brink of extinction, elephants rely on us to create a non-exploitive and sustainable environment where these magnificent creatures can be safe.” — Designed by PopArt Studio from Novi Sad, Serbia.

Do What You Love

“The whole purpose of life is to enjoy and do what you love. When you are not able to enjoy your life, you are missing your life’s purpose and your chance to make a difference in your world.” — Designed by Hitesh Puri from Delhi, India.

Love Is In The Air

Designed by Ricardo Gimenes from Sweden.

Senior Citizen’s Day

“It’s a day to give thanks for all the selfless support grandparents offer to their grandchildren and working parents. For all the wisdom bestowed over the years and all the love and encouragement provided. Here’s to you all, you Grandmas, Grandpas, Memas, Nanas, Pops, Granddads, and all those other fond names you’ve been given!” — Designed by Ever Increasing Circles from the United Kingdom.

Balance Of Nature

“We have been disturbing the fragile balance of nature for too long due to our own greed. The time has come to weigh what is more valuable to us, those superficial material riches or the health and well-being of our only home.” — Designed by LibraFire from Serbia.

Oldies But Goodies

Childhood memories, camping under the stars, or a simple pencil and a piece of paper — a lot of things have inspired the design community to create an August wallpaper in the last few years. Here are some favorites from our archives. (Please note that these designs don’t come with a calendar.)

Live In The Moment

“My dog Sami inspired me for this one. He lives in the moment and enjoys every second with a big smile on his face. I wish we could learn to enjoy life like he does! Happy August everyone!” — Designed by Westie Vibes from Portugal.

Childhood Memories

Designed by Francesco Paratici from Australia.

Bee Happy!

“August means that fall is just around the corner, so I designed this wallpaper to remind everyone to ‘bee happy’ even though summer is almost over. Sweeter things are ahead!” — Designed by Emily Haines from the United States.

Psst, It’s Camping Time…

“August is one of my favorite months, when the nights are long and deep and crackling fire makes you think of many things at once and nothing at all at the same time. It’s about heat and cold which allow you to touch the eternity for a few moments.” — Designed by Igor Izhik from Canada.

Hello Again

“In Melbourne it is the last month of quite a cool winter so we are looking forward to some warmer days to come.” — Designed by Tazi from Australia.

Launch

“The warm, clear summer nights make me notice the stars more — that’s what inspired this space-themed design!” — Designed by James Mitchell from the United Kingdom.

Leo

“I’m always interested in learning more about the zodiac signs. July 23 to August 23 is the time of the Lion, Leo. I based my wallpaper design around this and included the constellation of Leo as well. Enjoy!” Designed by Franny Van Eyck from Wisconsin, USA.

Dessert First

Designed by Elise Vanoorbeek from Belgium.

Happiness Happens In August

“Many people find August one of the happiest months of the year because of holidays. You can spend days sunbathing, swimming, birdwatching, listening to their joyful chirping, and indulging in sheer summer bliss. August 8th is also known as the Happiness Happens Day, so make it worthwhile.” — Designed by PopArt Studio from Serbia.

Ahoy

Designed by Webshift 2.0 from South Africa.

A Bloom Of Jellyfish

“I love going to aquariums – the colours, patterns and array of blue hues attract the nature lover in me while still appeasing my design eye. One of the highlights is always the jellyfish tanks. They usually have some kind of light show in them, which makes the jellyfish fade from an intense magenta to a deep purple – and it literally tickles me pink. On a recent trip to uShaka Marine World, we discovered that the collective noun for jellyfish is a bloom and, well, it was love-at-first-collective-noun all over again. I’ve used some intense colours to warm up your desktop and hopefully transport you into the depths of your own aquarium.” — Designed by Wonderland Collective from South Africa.

Rain, Rain Go Away!

“Remember the nursery rhyme where the little boy pleads the rain to go away? It is one of the most pleasant and beautiful seasons when the whole universe buckles up to dance to the rhythm of the drizzles that splash across the earth. And, it is August, the time of the year when monsoons add a lot of color and beauty to nature. We welcome everyone to enjoy the awesomeness of monsoons.” — Designed by Acodez from India.

World Alpinism Day

“International Day of Alpinism and Climbing.” Designed by cheloveche.ru from Russia.

Olympic Summer

“The Summer Olympic Games promise two weeks of superhuman struggle for eternal glory. Support your favorites and enjoy hot August.” — Designed by PopArt Studio from Serbia.

The Ocean Is Waiting

“In August, make sure you swim a lot. Be cautious though.” — Designed by Igor Izhik from Canada.

Handwritten August

“I love typograhy handwritten style.” — Designed by Chalermkiat Oncharoen from Thailand.

Embrace Summer!

“You’ve waited 300 days for summer, better hold on to it!” — Designed by Mira Hoayek from Lebanon.

Oh La La…. Paris’ Night

“I like the Paris’ night! All is very bright!” — Designed by Verónica Valenzuela from Spain.

Monsoon Sale!

“Hey monsoon is here! So grab your umbrella in this monsoon sale, and don’t miss the fun in the rain.” Designed by Debobrata Debnath from India.

Searching for Higgs Boson

Designed by Vlad Gerasimov from Russia.