New artwork for Debian GNU/Linux


Joy - the artwork theme of Debian GNU/Linux 7, by Adrien Aubourg

Dear artists,

the artwork contest has been decided on June, 21st 2012. See this mail to learn more. Congratulations go to Adrien Aubourg whose excellent artwork "Joy" has been chosen to be the official theme in Debian GNU/Linux 7!

Thanks for all your contributions. As Paul Tagliamonte, responsible for the desktop-base package put it:

"I've picked the "Joy" theme by Adrien Aubourg as the default for Debian 7.0, which features a tasteful, understated and classic look, something that both identifies as Debian while still maintaining an air of professionalism. Congrats, and thank you Adrien! I'd like to thank everyone who submited artwork, and express how impressed I am with the artistic talent we have in Debian."

At the moment some of us are working on "Debian Theme Packages" to make it possible to easily get additional artwork themes into Debian. So the work of the other artists may still be of practical use for our community and our users. Please look here to see a first prototype. If you like to be included in one of these future packages, please mail to the Debian Desktop list.

Thanks again!


This page collects artwork proposals for Debian Distribution. For more information see

Proposals for Debian 8 ("Jessie")

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?CollabArt - A proposal for a theme ice for debian, made collaboratively with the experience of many stakeholders. This is a proposal made ​​under the same principle of Debian, the collaboration and not competition. Feel free to join the brainstorm.


Darkspace - A slightly grungy but simple blue Debian 8 theme proposal.


Stars - A gritty blue Jessie proposal complete with some stars and SVG files.

Draft for installable theme packages

Here you find some ideas for building .deb theme-packages. The topic has been more or less frequently discussed since 2008.