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The artTeam is the design group of the Fedora project. Our interests are not only in creating graphics for use by the Fedora community, but also in advocating the use of the creative tools that are a part of Fedora.


artTeam Lead

The primary communication channel for the fedora-art team is the mailing list.

For faster feedback, many active members of the artTeam also hang out in IRC at #fedora-art on

See the communicate page for all the details on how the artTeam communicate.


Here are some of the art-related resources for the general Fedora Community:

  • Fedora 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.
  • PromoBanners - Promo Banners and their sources, used for the banner system. Please feel free to use these in order to promote Fedora on your own site or blog.
  • Widgets - All websites and user interfaces are full of widgets, such as buttons, banners and captions. Submit your Fedora-specific widgets here.
  • Theming Overview - Documentation on how to theme the way Fedora looks.
  • Bluecurve Icon Theme - the Bluecurve icon theme has historically been Fedora's icon theme, and the artwork is GPL and the SVG source artwork is available for it, making it a great graphics resource.
  • Echo Icon Theme - A new icon theme aiming to replace Bluecurve for Fedora.
  • MediaArt - Fedora CD/DVD Media Artwork
  • SoC Posters - Google summer of code posters
  • T-Shirt Design - T-Shirt graphics created for general use, various events and do-yourself printing.
  • Media Gallery - Raw materials created by the art team for use in Fedora collateral. Photos, illustrations, and more.

For Contributors

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:

  • Submissions should be made in formats that can be read by software available in Fedora Package Collection. 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 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.
  • No text in wallpapers No words should be used in the wallpapers. They are not easily translatable and we want Fedora to be used globally and the themes to be used by derivative distributions too without extensive changes.

How to Join

While filing bug reports and providing feedback is extremely valuable, we also need help with our active projects. If you would like to contribute, please complete the following steps:

First Steps

  1. Join the mailing list .
  2. Send an introduction to the mailing list, talking about your art/design experience and interests so we'll know what kinds of design tasks you might be interested in helping out with.
  3. Sign up in the Fedora Account System . You will need an account when signing up for tasks for the Design Service in step 4.
  4. Complete the CLA through the Account System . This will ensure that the contributions you make on the next step are properly licensed!
  5. Complete a small design task such as one at the design service queue or email the design-team mailing list to be assigned a task.
  6. Once you've completed an initial draft of your design task, submit it to the design-team list for feedback. Once the task has been completed and approved, proceed to the steps below.

Final Steps

Once you've completed the steps above, follow this next set of steps to join the Fedora design group in the account system:

  1. Request membership into the 'designteam' group in the Fedora Account System on the design team mailing list.
  2. Add yourself to the Contributors list .

After you have completed these steps, you can begin contributing to a project as a full member of the design team. Most submissions are posted to the wiki or through CVS. Questions may be asked and suggestions offered by submitting them to the IRC or list server.

You can also visit #fedora-design or #fedora-websites on freenode to ask for help.