2021 Year in Review: Designer Desktops

Designer Desktops is one of our longest running columns (going back all the way to March 2010!) and we’re proud to have added another 12 designs to the list this year. Every month we tap on artists, designers, brands that make unique patterns, surfaces, and art to adorn the desktops of our tech devices. If you missed any of this year’s modern desktop designs take a look through and download your favorites for free!

January 2021 Designer Desktop

January 2021 by Kristi Kohut, founder of Hapi Art \\\ DOWNLOAD

February 2021 Designer Desktop

February 2021 by Jill Malek, a New York-based design studio, featuring a quote from the Disney movie Moana \\\ DOWNLOAD

March 2021 Designer Desktop

March 2021 by Forbes Master, Atlanta-based interior design firm, in collaboration with Mitchell Black \\\ DOWNLOAD

April 2021 Designer Desktop

April 2021 by James L. Tucker, founder of The Aesthetic Union, a letterpress print shop in San Francisco, featuring a simple commandment \\\ DOWNLOAD

May 2021 Designer Desktop

May 2021 by Pennsylvania-based Carlisle & Co. in collaboration with HOLLY HUNT, featuring a quote by Henry David Thoreau \\\ DOWNLOAD

June 2021 Designer Desktop

June 2021 by York Wallcoverings, the oldest and largest wallcovering producer in the US, featuring a quote by John Lubbock\\\ DOWNLOAD

July 2021 Designer Desktop

July 2021 by Molly Fitzpatrick of DittoHouse, a textile design studio based in Ohio, featuring a quote by Howard Thurman \\\ DOWNLOAD

August 2021 Designer Desktop

August 2021 by Design Milk in celebration of our 15th Anniversary!! \\\ DOWNLOAD

September 2021 Designer Desktop

September 2021 by Calico Wallpaper, a Brooklyn-based design studio, in collaboration with French designer Sam Baron, featuring a quote by Pierre Soulages \\\ DOWNLOAD

October 2021 Designer Desktop

October 2021 by interior designer Nikki Chu for RoomMates, a division of York Wallcoverings \\\ DOWNLOAD

November 2021 Designer Desktop

November 2021 by MAMIMU, founded by Japanese artist and graphic designer June Mineyama-Smithson, featuring a 2-word piece of advice \\\ DOWNLOAD

December 2021 Designer Desktop

December 2021 by Tafui McLean, a Canada-based artist, with a simple Greyscale print \\\ DOWNLOAD

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