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Description The Artwork project manages Gentoo artwork and related assets. This includes wallpapers, logos, themes, icons sets, etc.
Project email
IRC channel #gentoo-artwork
Lead(s) none
No lead election date set
(and inherited member(s))
Parent Project Gentoo
Project listing

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 is responsible for creation and maintenance of all the artwork-related stuff within Gentoo.

Getting involved

Interested in creating artwork yourself? Check out some of the logos and graphical building blocks that can be used for new artwork.

The Artwork project welcomes contributions and participation. Methods of involvement could include (but are not limited to) the following areas:


  • Create new vector-based artwork that relates to the Gentoo community.
  • Create close-to-perfect vector-remakes of past work that mattered with no sources available (even after research).

Communicate, manage, and organize

Encourage artwork contributions from the community through:

  • Organizing graphics contests (use, target, prices, realization, etc.).
  • 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, etc.).
  • Ensure licensing is:
    • Known and free for all parts.
    • Compatible with the chosen composition.
  • Ensure availability of proper resolutions:
    • Big enough for modern displays (>=1920x1080 pixels).
    • Coverage of aspect ratios (16:9 has been the mainstream computing standard since about 2008).

Maintain and document

Maintain and improve artwork related websites in Gentoo, most importantly: