23 Jul

Here comes the salamander

The Lubuntu Artwork Team is proud to show you all the new default artwork, including the wallpaper (and a radical scaly deviation for reptiles :D), the improved GTK2/3 themes, a new sexy app button, and the (always) evolving icons. There’s a lot of work during the release cycle, as upgrades that all users will receive. Have a look:

Also, I’d like to thank the 3rd collaborators we had to make this icon theme. It’s lovely how you’re involved in this project that is (I hope) making Lubuntu a bit more famous. And remember, feedback is appreciated!

07 Jul

Saucy Salamander theme

The whole Ubuntu family is preparing the land for the arrival of Saucy Salamander. Lubuntu too. In a few days we’ll release the GTK2 & GTK3 themes (and maybe something else). Look at the subtile evolution, where you can see the changes that come mostly from Light Themes:

Minor changes go to paddings, and the base color was softened a bit, while keeping the sharpiness. Also, cleaning the dependencies on RC modules and removed many bitmaps, so it will be a lot faster. And remember that you can always keep your Lubuntu artwork using the Daily PPA. You just need to issue these commands on LXTerminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lubuntu-art/daily
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

11 Apr

Box theme reaches 0.38!

Due to popular demand, and celebrating we’re at version 0.38, here’s the Box icon theme for any Linux system. So if you want to install just download and decompress into ~/.icons and enjoy.

A lot of office and coding support was added, as well as new and improved app icons. And it grows and grows. All Lubuntu users will get their update. This post is for those who can’t wait.

Download Box 0.38 here.

15 Mar

Falles 2013

As we celebrated the Samhein or the New Year with a Lubuntized wallpaper, now it’s time to make another one dedicated to my beloved fiesta, at the city of València in Spain, called Falles.

For those who don’t know what’s this about, just tell  them it’s an ancient cult to the fire itself, as a life renewal symbol and the joy of passing through seasons (from autumn into spring). And they do this burning paper-made monuments (ephemeral art) that represent bad things of the year.

I hope you enjoy this wallie and everybody is invited to come to València and see by themselves the festival on every street. Bones Falles!

12 Mar

Community wallpaper contest results

Alexander Andjelkovic, from the Lubuntu Artwork Team, announced the results of the Community Wallpaper Contest for the 13.04 release of Lubuntu. The results for our wallpapers contest are in, and can be viewed in detail at Picomp.

The winners are:

1. ‘nature’ by wakarii (80 Votes)
2. ‘Frost Glas’ by Tylana (74 Votes)
3. ‘Simple. Fast. Lubuntu.’ by Julian Fernandes (72 Votes)
4. ‘Squares’ by Ray O Sullivan (71 Votes)
5. ‘Fish 2’ by AmmarkoV (66 Votes)

If you want to download any of these finalists or whatever in this contest you’ll need to go to the Flickr pool.

06 Feb

A new wallpaper

Simply that, the first two wallpapers for Lubuntu Raring Ringtail, with two versions, “normal” and “particle beam”. Usually Lubuntu uses a single soft wave, so if you’re asking about the inspiration for the new design, I’ll explain:

The double wave resembles a DNA helix. Particle beam radiation is used to create mutations on some genes. So the expectation is just a useful, improved and creative mutation of previous environments (yeah, too geek, I know).


You can download it at the Raring Artwork wiki page. I hope you like it.

Note: a reminder for everybody, the Flickr pool is still open. What are you waiting? Send your hand-made wallpapers, yours may become a Lubuntu’s official background!

21 Jan

13.04 wallpaper contest

Alexander Andjelkovic, member of the Lubuntu Artwork Team, is proud to announce the 13.04 release wallpaper contest, as said:

As 13.04 is getting closer, it’s about time that we announce the community wallpaper contest.

Submissions are done through this Flickr group: http://www.flickr.com/groups/lubuntu1304contest/

And you’ll find all the necessary information about the contest there as well.

Spread the word!

Feel free to submit your apliance and release the artist you’ve got inside!

17 Oct

Blessed Samhain!

The whole planet (specially the celts, the vikings and their descendants) knows that we’re close to Halloween but now, since I’m meeting with my ancestors (historically, I mean) just discovered the purpose of this rare ritual: the end of the harvest, the end of the light half, and the beginning of the dark half. According to Wikipedia:

Samhain ( /ˈsɑːwɪn/, /ˈsaʊ.ɪn/, or /ˈsaʊn/) is a Gaelic harvest festival held on October 31–November 1. It was linked to festivals held around the same time in other Celtic cultures […] and both the Gaelic and the Catholic liturgical festival have influenced the secular customs now connected with Halloween.

Yes, it ‘s whitchcraft, but we love it! So, for all Lubuntu users and lovers, I made a special version of the Quantal Quetzal wallpaper to download. Just click on the image to make it bigger (1280 x 1024 px). Blessed Samhain to everybody! Shona Oíche Shamhna!

06 Oct

Quantal Quetzal CD wallet

I’m proud to release the Quantal Quetzal version of the CD Set featuring the new “aztec” design. The guys from Canonical made a great job, doing a historical review of the pre-colombine societies.

You can see the quetzal in every poster (I’m finishing the Lubuntu one) or press element, as well as the God Quetzalcoatl, the feathered serpent, drawing the “1210” version number. I can’t help watching there the nibbles game moving thru the squares.

I hope you like them, I did it with all my dedication. You can download it at the marketing wiki.

02 Aug

Box icon theme

The new Box icon theme is (almost) finished, already pushed up onto Launchpad for being merged with *buntu repos. So, if you’re a lucky person because you installed Lubuntu 😀 then a simple update will change the icons to the new ones soon. But if you don’t like them don’t worry, the original Elementarized is still there.

This was an extremely hard work. Every icon is being retouched pixel by pixel so you c an get a nice interface and you’ll be comfortable with your desktop. I’d like to dedicate this theme to my “mentor” and inspiration icon guy, Jakub “Jimmac” Steiner, and of course, Dan Rabitt, the creator of Elementary, both obligatory references in the interface design scene. Oh, and to all the Lubuntu crew, specially the one who usually saves my life designing with me, Alexander Andjelkovich, another member of the Lubuntu Artwork Team.