Artwork Contest 2012


Joy - the new 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!

Call for proposals

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

For the next Debian release, version 7.0, 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 Wheezy Artwork!

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

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

Proposals for Debian GNU/Linux 7 ("Wheezy")


RedSide - the artwork for debian wheeze in red color.


SuperNovaDebian - A simple blue theme with a supernova light.


Roj - Minimalistic theme including the light element.


NiceIce - An idea for Wheezy theme.


green7 - A proposal for a debian 7 theme, based on the number 7 as inspiration.


Jethro - Some wallpapers for the next debian release.


Music - A musical Debian.


debiamsk - Simple and elegant blue style.


growing - A proposal for a Debian 7 theme, based on the notion, that Debian is growing like a plant.


Redsmooth - theme with low contrast to be calm. Red here but the color can be changed easily.


7th Element - Minimalist and clean looking UI.


LightSpotsOnBlueIce - abstract, blue-ish, trying to fit in with the desktop environments.


Wheezy look - A proposal for Debian 7 Wheezy theme.


Ampolla - A proposal for Debian 7 Wheezy theme.


The Journey - Debian: A journey through space and time.


Elegance - A design to give Debian a clear and valueable look.

DebianArt/Themes/debian infographic

Debian Infographic - fun logo + fun face of name ;)


Joy - A full svg theme aiming to be light and simple but still attractive.


FlyingWheezy - Theme proposal "Fly high with Wheezy".


MagicWithin - Trying to show some magic from the Debian OS.


Wheezy7 - A (draft) theme for Debian 7 Wheezy. Low contrast and minimal.


penguinSpirit - The Toy Story character as a blue ghost carrying the Debian spiral on his forehead...


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