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Fedora Artwork
Making things look pretty is the name of the game... Icons, desktop backgrounds and themes are all parts of the Fedora Artwork Project.
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Fedora Artwork Guidelines

There are basic rules and guidelines that all artwork in Fedora must follow. We have outlined many of them below. Other rules may also apply.

Basic Rules

  • Submissions should be made in formats that can be read by software available in Fedora Core and Fedora Extras. Preferred image formats include SVG and PNG. Preferred sound formats include WAV, FLAC and OGG Vorbis. Master files, which may be further edited, should be maintained in non-lossy formats. Preserving vector graphics, raster layers and channels is important for such materials.
  • No Fedora artwork should contain hats, particularly fedoras. This is a matter of respect for our biggest sponsor, Red Hat, Inc., and is not negotiable. Of course, passive appearance of hats, such as those upon heads in a crowd, may be tolerable.
  • All contributions must be covered by the Contributor License Agreement . We cannot accept contributions from individuals who have not signed the CLA in the Fedora Account System . The CLA allows us to properly license artwork submissions for distribution with Fedora Core and other Fedora projects.
  • Submissions must respect artwork licensing. If your submissions consist of artwork created by other people, please make sure the license of the original work you incorporate is compatible with Fedora and that you are not violating any of the provisions of its license. Just because a work is licensed with a Creative Commons license does not mean it is free to use (make sure you provide attribution to artists that license their work with a CC Attribution clause.)
  • No version numbers. End users might prefer to continue to use an older theme, or use the latest theme in their older version of Fedora. To enable that choice, do not use any version numbers within the Fedora artwork.

Submitting Your Ideas

  • ThemeConcepts - What will Fedora look like in the future? What should it's theme be? Artistic concepts welcome here, whether in the form of textual brainstorming or art mockups.
  • Backgrounds - Backgrounds are more frequently changed by users than other types of 'themes' - submit any Fedora-themed wallpapers you've created here.


Bluecurve Icon Theme

The Bluecurve Icon project is located at [1] . Please refer to that site for any of your Bluecurve needs.

Echo Icon Theme

  • EchoDevelopment - Gallery for new icons and to track development. Planned to be the default icon set in Fedora Core 7.
  • EchoDiscussion - Discussion page about the Echo icon theme

Application-Specific Icon Development

  • PupletIcons - Work on icons for puplet package updater applet in Fedora.

Release-Specific Artwork

  • Branding - Overview of all the branded pieces of Fedora.
  • ThemingOverview - You can theme a lot of components of Fedora - GDM, metacity, GTK, icon themes, Anaconda, RHGB and many others. Here's an overview of the things you can theme in Fedora and some resources for doing it.
  • FC7 Themes - View the submission guidelines & submit your FC7 themes here! Deadline is 4 Dec 2006.
  • CD Artwork - CD/DVD labels and jackets.


Artwork created for old releases goes here.

General Fedora Brand and Marketing Materials

  • ["Logo"] - Information about the Fedora logo, including usage guidelines and how to get the source artwork.
  • MarketingCollateral - This page features banners, posters, etc. - artwork for practical physical application.
  • Widgets - All websites and user interfaces are full of widgets, such as buttons, banners and captions. Submit your Fedora-specific widgets here.


While filing bug reports and providing feedback is extremely valuable, we also need help to create the original artwork. If you would like to contribute to the project, please complete the following steps:

1. Join the mailing list . 1. Sign up in the Fedora Account System . 1. Complete the CLA through the Account System . 1. Join the 'art' group in the Account System . 1. Ask another contributor to ask you to the EditGroup. You can also visit #fedora-art or #fedora-websites on freenode to ask for help. 1. Add yourself to the Contributors list .

After you have completed these steps, you can begin contributing to the project. Most submissions will be added to the wiki or through CVS. Ask on the mailing list or IRC if you have questions or would like suggestions.


Mailing List

The place to discuss issues related to the Fedora Artwork project is the mailing list.


You can chat live with other members of the Artwork team in the #fedora-art channel on freenode .

Bug Reporting, Testing, and Quality Assurance

Before you file a bug, please read through the list of current and previous bugs for redhat-artwork to determine if your bug has already been filed. If your bug does not exists, enter a bug report using the Bugzilla bug entry page . If your bug exists and has not been fixed, add additional information to the existing bug. If your bug exists and has been fixed, upgrade to the version in the bug report to determine if the bug was properly fixed. If it was not, reopen the bug.

Some other interesting Bugzilla queries:


Rawhide Packages

You can update your Fedora Core system with the latest 'redhat-artwork' and 'fedora-logo' packages using yum:

su -c "yum --enablerepo=development update redhat-artwork fedora-logos"

The packages can also be downloaded in one of two forms:

This ready-to-install package format will give your Fedora Core system the latest artwork.

This source package format can be built into an RPM or extracted for direct viewing.

For faster access, you can look for this package on the Fedora download mirrors .

Anonymous CVS

Execute the following in a terminal:

cvs login
cvs co redhat-artwork
cvs co fedora-logos

If, after the 'cvs login' command, you are asked for a password, just press 'Enter'.

To get the actual sources and graphics, enter the appropriate path for each package and run 'make sources'. This will download several tarballs that can be extracted.

To download and extract all of the tarballs into your home directory under 'fedora-artwork':

mkdir -p ~/fedora-artwork
cd redhat-artwork/devel
make sources
for filename in <code>grep -o '  .*\.tar\.gz' sources</code>; do
tar -zxC ~/fedora-artwork -f "$filename"
for filename in <code>grep -o '  .*\.tar\.bz2' sources</code>; do
tar -jxC ~/fedora-artwork -f "$filename"
cd ../../fedora-logos/devel
make sources
for filename in <code>grep -o '  .*\.tar\.gz' sources</code>; do
tar -zxC ~/fedora-artwork -f "$filename"
for filename in <code>grep -o '  .*\.tar\.bz2' sources</code>; do
tar -jxC ~/fedora-artwork -f "$filename"
cd ../..