Call for proposals

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

For the next Debian release, version 9.0, 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 Stretch 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 now over

Submit your proposal

  1. Read the requirements and the call for proposals.

  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.

Template for adding a theme under "Submitted proposals":

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Submitted proposals


Monster - A monster sized Debian logo with blue gradient and shadow.


Infinite - Flat design for the Infinite loop of Debian logo.


softWaves - Waves and sea inspired design.


Tentacles - Simple and funny


Nonagons - Happy and colourful option with 9 sides


Deep Blue - A relaxing while simple wallpaper that fits great with modern and traditional interfaces.


Las_Grutas - the underwater grotto


Gentle Touch Of The Tentacle - In your swirly purple dreams


Sharp - A clean theme with blue colors.


Redsmooth - theme with low contrast to be calm. A red and a blue versions are provided.


onFire - Debian on fire: a nice firish-blue combination...


WhirlWeb - A high-key theme representing the web of contributors around the Debian logo.


Stars - A gritty blue Jessie proposal complete with some stars and SVG files. (Resending to participate in the selection. Needs minor adjustments.)

Deadline has passed - No more proposals for Stretch (but there is always a chance for Buster!)

Re-submitted by someone else, but not confirmed by the Artist


SolidBlue - The Power of Simplicity (Resending to participate in the selection. Needs minor adjustments.)