Debian 8 Released

Lines - the new artwork theme of Debian GNU/Linux 8, by Juliette Taka BELIN

Dear artists,

The artwork contest has been decided on September 17th, 2014. See this mail to learn more. Congratulations go to Juliette Taka BELIN whose excellent artwork "Lines" has been chosen to be the official theme in Debian GNU/Linux 8!

Thanks for all your contributions!

Call for proposals

Jessie, the code name of the next Debian release, is a character from the film "Toy Story" (Jessie)

For the next Debian release, version 8.0, the Debian Project is calling for graphics and other artwork to be submitted as proposals for the look and feel of the operating system.

As with everything else in Debian, collecting artwork is a collaborative effort which Debian shares with its community. That means that you can be the one preparing the Jessie Artwork!

This wiki page collects proposals and submissions from the Debian community and you're encouraged to add here your own proposal.

The call for proposals is over

Submit your proposal

  1. Read the requirements.

  2. Create a wiki page with your proposal/artwork:

  3. When done, add your proposal/artwork to this page

  4. For meetings and exchanging ideas and concepts there is the #debian-desktop channel on and the mailing list. The more the interaction, the better! There will be a voting process for designs submitted so it is highly recommended that you keep up with the mailing list and IRC channel discussions to monitor if your proposal gets selected.

Submitted proposals


TheSkyBlue_jessie - single picture of the landscape old West


DotsAndSwing - Debian logo revisited and a "swingin'" ambiance :)...


DotsAndStars - Debian logo revisited and stars (2 versions)...


Sharp - A clean theme with blue colors.


Lines - A light blue debian theme.


Serenity - A clean design from a serene perspective. A subtle blue gradient with a bold use of the debian logo.


Fresh - A solid redesign with a contemporary look.


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


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


SolidBlue - The Power of Simplicity


love - for obvious reasons, if you follow the news.


catLand - Rock and stable.


Solid - A dark theme that's elegant and playful.


?Blur - A Debian Jessy Theme by Adrien Aubourg