12 Sep

And the winner is…

The poll has come to an end and we have five new wallpapers for
Lubuntu 13.10. We had a total of 1699 unique voters that picked their
5 favourite wallpapers (= 8495 votes), here are the winning
submissions:

1. Muelle by Manuel Puentes with 1261 Votes (15%)
2. Two Jack Lake by C Ayers with 1050 Votes (12%)
3. A Winter Magic by Luciash D’Being with 1033 Votes (12%)
4. Smolikas by George Blades Voulgarakis with 923 Votes (11%)
5. Moody by Robert Wicek with 813 Votes (10%)

Congratulations! (Complete result summary can be viewed HERE)

Muelle, by Manuel Puentes

I personally want to thank everyone that in any form made a
contribution to this contest – competitors, voters, promoters,
everyone. Also, a big thank you goes to Guillaume Le Roy who once
again helped us host our contest at Picomp – a great tool
and service of his that we’ve used for several contests now.

Next contest will be held sometime in March and will decide our
default wallpapers for Lubuntu 14.04!

28 Jul

Lubuntu 13.10 wallpaper contest

Alexander Andjelkovic, from the Lubuntu Artwork Team, is proud to announce the new  wallpaper contest. As 13.10 is getting closer, it’s time to announce the community wallpaper contest for the new Saucy Salamander release. The contest will decide five additional wallpapers that will be included by default with Lubuntu 13.10.

Submissions are done through this Flickr group:
http://www.flickr.com/groups/lubuntu1310contest/

And you’ll find all the necessary information about the contest there as well. Polling will start ASAP after the submission deadline and will be announced to the public.

Spread the word and good luck to all contestants!

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!

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!