Angie Bowen June 17th, 2011

Grungy Wallpapers and Resources Goldmine

One source of inspiration for many in the graphic design field are the wallpapers that they use to customize their desktops. These daily doses of skillful designs act as reminders to start our days off on the right, creative foot. One popular theme that tends to be prevalent in many of the dazzling designs one finds in the scores of wallpapers that are available online is the grunge.

In this post, we have gathered an impressive array of slightly grungy wallpapers that can decorate your desktop in some inspired designs. Beyond that, we have collected a handful of both tutorials and some textures that can assist you in creating some of your own grungy wallpapers. So once you have gotten inspired from looking through the showcase, you can get started on some original designs with the resources at the end of the post.

The Wallpapers

Reach For The Future Original by Destin8x

The Day We Met For Coffee by j3_concepts

Nostalgia Wallset by Thinker

(RED)servoir dogs by egolatra

Ain’t, Not by VictorC

Texture Mario by lozzaaa

Everything Sucks Again by skryingbreath

Paper World by kiriapurv

blue_skull by int_alireza

DnB overkill by Merx

Sunny Watermelon by cocacolagirlie

Remorse Is for the Dead by vhm-alex

Eerie Face [Grunge] by ToXin23

human by Osten3speN

Dirty | SpeedArt | By Bushido

Cheguevara wallpaper by Art Fabrick

Grunge ME by kaka420ish

Apple 2 by RezaPTO

Pure Dream | Desktop by purebullcrap

cran 2 by salma3444

Time Slip by JustEvolve

Gotta Rust ’em All by MangoTangoFox

My Graffiti by MawDesigns

JSW by Blackafino

Morning Glory by Flarss

Conception by bayernownz1995

England wallpaper by Ichigo–sama

Soldier Concept Wallpaper by bpsola

oceania – mac wallpaper. by Aivre

Wallpaper 01 by Mysstika

Mortal Kombat Ninja Wallpaper by Poser96

Mac Wallpaper by 1991-prezent

Rise by Franz Jeitz

Crow Wallpaper by Tiger-tyger

wallpaper – white as snow 02+ by stuntarts


Create a Spectacular Grass Text Effect in Photoshop

Love Wallpaper for the desktop

The Dark Knight Grunge Wallpaper

Arctic Monkeys Photoshop Wallpaper Tutorial

Design an Extreme Grunge Wallpaper

How To Create a Retro Grunge Apple Wallpaper in 5 Easy Steps in Photoshop

Create an Intensely Grungy Wallpaper

Grunge Textures

Grunge Extreme Volume 2: 10 High Quality Free Grunge Textures

Tileable Burnt Orange Industrial Grunge Textures

4 Free High Resolution Grunge Textures

20 Simple and Subtle Grunge Textures

9 Tileable Grunge Textures


Angie Bowen

Angie Bowen is a freelance artist, designer and writer as well as a founding member and editor of the Arbenting Design Blog.


  1. Awesome designs, very inspirational. I seldom find myself saving some of the hottest wallpaper designs for my desktop.

  2. Wow, that’s an awesome collection of wallpapers. I believe every wannbe designer should have one on his desktop :)

  3. Beautiful to super mario is a great time at our council presidende [Italy] xd :) now download and put on file .. I have a curiosity, but all these pictures and wallpaper where the stunts are too good! :)

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