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Gentoo Artwork Project


1.  Project Description

As the community using Gentoo as a desktop operating system continues to grow, one of the main areas which the users tend to concentrate on are the themes and artwork of their desktop. We created this project precisely for these users! The Gentoo Artwork Project (GAP) is a desktop subproject and is responsible for creation and maintenance of all the artwork-related stuff within Gentoo.

Related project: Gentoo GUIs

2.  Developers

Developer Nickname Role
David Abbott dabbott Member
Sebastian Pipping sping Member

All developers can be reached by e-mail using

3.  Getting involved

Note: Interested in creating artwork yourself? Check out some of the logos and graphical building blocks you can use.

The Gentoo Artwork Project welcomes contributions and participation. Areas of involvement could include (but ar not limited to):

  • Create
    • Create new vector-based artwork that the Gentoo community can relate to
    • Create close-to-perfect vector-remakes of past work that mattered with no sources available (even after research)
  • Communicate, Manage, Organize
    • Encourage artwork contributions from the community through
      • organizing graphics contests (use, target, prices, realization)
      • coming up with other fresh approaches and their implementation
    • Communicate with artists of existing artwork:
      • Encourage variations where it makes sense
      • Ensure availability of source files (Inkscape, Blender, textures, ..)
      • Ensure licensing ..
        • is known and free for all parts
        • is compatible with the chosen composition
      • Ensure availability of proper resolutions
        • big enough, i.e. >1024x768
        • coverage of aspect ratios, i.e. 4:3, 5:4, 8:5 at least
  • Maintain, Document

If you would like to get involved in the project, please get in touch:

Thanks for your interest!

4.  Resources

Gentoo Artwork
Logos and graphical building blocks
Gentoo Color Palette
Colors commenly used in Gentoo
Gentoo Branded Artwork
Button, Wallpapers and the likes
Gentoo Name and Logo Usage Guidelines
Legal information


Page updated June 20, 2011

Summary: The Gentoo Artwork Project manages Gentoo artwork stuff. This includes wallpapers, logos, themes, icons sets, etc.

Dawid Węgliński

Peter Weller

Sebastian Pipping

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