Mageia 5: Time to rock your artistic skills!

Mageia delivers a Linux experience that is beautiful as well as functional, and Mageia 5 will be no exception. At the Artwork team (now part of the Atelier Team) we take our visual aspect very seriously. With your help and input, we always seek to produce a look and feel that’s aesthetically pleasing and professional.



We’d like to see your stunning, original artwork that can form the basis for Mageia 5 wallpapers, installer and launcher elements, website design, the Mageia Welcome Screen, and so much more.

Your work could become a major part or Mageia 5’s visual appearance.

Please submit your artwork, in png format (no jpgs, gifs or bmps), to the Mageia 5 Flickr drop. Your source files (xcf or svg) should be available if requested.

The artwork that you submit must be original – we give credit to our contributors!

Wallpaper submissions should be no less than 3,200 by 2,400 px at a minimum 72 dpi resolution, in order to accommodate a wide variety of monitors. The wallpaper should also be able to be cropped to other ratios (e.g. 16:9) without compromising the design.

The Mageia “signature” wallpaper, in particular, has typically been an abstract digital artwork rather than a photograph — easier for use in other system elements — that incorporates the colours in the Mageia logo. Please keep this in mind if you want your wallpaper to be chosen for the default wallpaper.

We’re also open to your ideas for icon sets and other user experience elements; feel free to get in touch with your ideas.

Again, to be considered for inclusion, you need to let us have your high-resolution source file (xcf or svg), so that it can be cropped or resized later if needed. You can upload a png sample to the Flickr group, but we will need your source file before the final decision is made.

Please refer to Mageia’s artwork guidelines, available now on the Mageia Wiki . These guidelines, we hope, will make it easier for you to create original artwork, which we can use and redistribute as part of sharing and spreading the word about Mageia. The guidelines cover the Official Mageia Logo, colour scheme, website motif, fonts, wallpaper and other elements. The Mageia official logo is also covered by our Trademark Policy.

Take a moment to learn the rules, then, jump in and create with us!

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