2011 Year in Review: Designer Desktops

This year was the first full year of Designer Desktops and that means we had 12 creative desktop wallpapers made by some fantastically creative artists and designers. Let’s take a look back at this year’s designs, and in case you missed one you can still download it now!

January 2011 by Catrina Dulay: “Good design is obvious. Great design is transparent.” –Joe Sparano [DOWNLOAD]

February 2011 by hellopanos: “Moderation in all things including moderation.” –attributed to Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde and Petronius. [DOWNLOAD]

March 2011 by our very own Joel Pirela of Blue Ant Studio: “Design is a response to social change.” –George Nelson [DOWNLOAD]

April 2011 by Kelly Beall of Design Crush: “I try not to think out of the box anymore, but on its edge, its corner, its flap, and under its bar code” –Clint Runge [DOWNLOAD]

May 2011 ‘s by David Matthew Parker: “Do one thing every day that scares you.” –Eleanor Roosevelt [DOWNLOAD]

June 2011 by Jason Dean of The Best Part: “It takes two to make a thing go right.” –Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock. [DOWNLOAD]

July 2011 by Allison and Craig Glancey of Strawberry Luna: “I never wanted to weigh more heavily on a man than a bird.” –Coco Chanel [DOWNLOAD]

August 2011 by Jessica Wright: “Computers are to design as microwaves are to cooking.” –Milton Glaser [DOWNLOAD]

September 2011 by Gemma Correll: “You don’t get harmony if everyone sings the same note.” –Steve Honey [DOWNLOAD]

October 2011 by H. Michael Karshis: “Everything is an experiment.” –Tibor Kalman [DOWNLOAD]

November 2011 by Henry Madsen of Helmetgirl illustration and design: “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” –Pablo Picasso [DOWNLOAD]

December 2011 by Aaron Wood: Dieter Rams’ 10 Principles for Good Design [DOWNLOAD]

Want to be a part of the Designer Desktop project in 2012? Email us at [email protected] with more info about your design/art skillz.

Jaime Derringer, Founder + Executive Editor of Design Milk, is a Jersey girl living in SoCal. She dreams about funky, artistic jewelry + having enough free time to enjoy some of her favorite things—running, reading, making music, and drawing.