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About DebianArt

What is DebianArt?

DebianArt is a project in Debian Desktop. Is a place for high quality artwork and themes for the Debian Desktop. The idea is use the website for contests, creating an archive of user contributed artwork that can be freely used and included in upcoming Debian releases.

What We Do?

- Serve as a design firm for the Debian community, creating artwork and designs to for the Debian community on request
- Provide resources (tutorials, art assets, advice) and encouragement for the use of the FOSS creative tools available in Debian, under open licenses to demonstrate the importance of the application of FOSS ideas to creative content; using FOSS tools in the creation of our artwork so it serves as a showcase for those tools;
- Make it easy for 'creative contributors' to contribute to the Debian project.

Services Provided to the Debian Community

The ArtworkTeam provides the following services to the Debian Community:

- DebianArt portal: this site
- Desktop Artwork: Do you need improve the default theme of Upstream's application? Do you would like to change the design of your default desktop?
- Interaction Design or Web Graphic Design: Think you need to improve the usability of your application but you're not sure how? Are you the administrator of a Debian web app but need some icons or a nice template to spruce it up? Do you want to run a marketing campaign on the Debian wiki but need some graphical banners?
- Marketing Design: Are you a member of publicity or press team, and need a quick poster or banner for an event you're helping organize? Do you need other collateral such as CD/DVD labels, sticker designs, t-shirt designs, or some illustrations to help make your event or campaign a success?
- Documentation Illustration: Working on a how-to or reference guide for Debian, and think an illustration, diagram, or icon would help make your point clearer?
- Hackergotchi Design: Finally got added to Planet Debian but don't have a cool hackergotchi to identify your posts?

Drop a request here!

How to join?

If you would like to help out or join the ArtworkTeam, taking a look at the open contests and giving them a try is a great way to get started.

Do you have new ideas? Please register, use the submit form and show us.


Andre Luiz Rodrigues Ferreira (si0ux) -
Valessio Soares de Brito -
Gustavo Franco -

What is Debian?

Debian is a free operating system (OS) for your computer. An operating system is the set of basic programs and utilities that make your computer run. Debian uses the Linux kernel (the core of an operating system), but most of the basic OS tools come from the GNU project; hence the name GNU/Linux.

Debian GNU/Linux provides more than a pure OS: it comes with over 18733 packages, precompiled software bundled up in a nice format for easy installation on your machine.

More information:

Debian web site

Debian Desktop web site.

DebianDesktopArtwork wiki.

GPL - General Public License.
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