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Having gathered a finite listing of guidelines from the first cycle, the team is now free to send in submissions that meet these underlying requirements.


Achieve a loose outline for the works targeted. This could include rudimentary sketches of wallpapers, splashes, or fresh icons. All propositions should be loose enough to allow for further refinement by all team members.

At the end of the proposal phase all submissions are evaluated and based on both community feedback and authorative decisions each target will have only a limited number of proposals taken through to the produce phase.

Checkpoint One

Checkpoint One serves as a moment for considering the progress made so far regarding artwork proposals. At this point it might become clear that there aren't any or few submissions coming in for certain targets and corrective actions can be taken.

This checkpoint also serves as a point for trying to combine ideas between proposals.

Submission Guidelines

During the proposal phase you should not spend too much time trying to polish your entries, rough black and white sketches can be just as useful for conveying your thoughts as full colour images. By submitting ideas instead of finished artwork, every idea can be considered equally.

During the proposal phase, ideas can be sent in using JPEG or PNG format for bitmap images and SVG for vector images.

GDM theme

reference page for creating a gdm theme


Desktop Backgrounds

proposed by r siddharth (sddhrth)

I have managed to sketch a minimalistic background using GIMP. It is a bare-bone, so artwork geeks around here may consider developing on this idea, if it strikes their fantasy. Here is a low quality version of the background :


This tar archive contains the above background in .xcf and .png formats.

I have mixed the idea of the above background with Luis Felipe López Acevedo's galaxy background. I have made two versions and it can downloaded from here galaxygns3.tar.gz

Splash screens

proposed by Briareoh

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2299/2385831306_6fa9bb9129_o.png http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3161/2384910699_ce38018ed7_o.png

gNS-Menu buttons

Desktop themes

Modified tango and tangerine themes (the logo of gNS instead of Ubuntu) and splash icon by trentg at http://trent.gamblin.ca/gNewSense/ (see http://bugs.gnewsense.org/Bugs/00076);

suggested by Michael Kaye at

proposed by Dave Crossland

http://pollycoke.files.wordpress.com/2006/11/schermata.png ;

proposed by Briareoh

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3126/2370253307_24f63b9a06_o.png This theme has a light blue colour scheme with a glossy look. http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3079/2433415695_801ab13301_o.png This other is darker than others, with a good contrast between elements.

SLiM themes

SLiM is a desktop-independent graphical login manager for X. It aims to be light and simple, although completely configurable through themes and an option file; is suitable for machines on which remote login functionalities are not needed.


The slim-gnewsense-1.1 theme, proposed by alexus, is a quite simple and light theme for the SLiM graphical login manager.
It consists of:

See this slim-gnewsense-1.1 webpage to download it and read how to install.
Here is a screenshot (hostname will be replaced with the real system name):


ArtworkPlan/Propose (last edited 2013-08-28 15:19:28 by FelipeLopez)