Official Logo and Artwork
The Ubuntu logo may be used in one of the formats linked below. Please refer to the [http://www.ubuntulinux.org/ubuntu/TrademarkPolicy/ trademark policy] for information regarding permission and correct usage of the logo.
- With the release of Ubuntu 5.04, the logo evolved slightly. Specifically, the word Ubuntu is now black, rather than the navy blue of its original form. The black text is now the officially sanctioned version.
- Below are versions of the logo with and without the strapline "linux for human beings" and by itself and set in a white lozenge.
- The Ubuntu logo should be used in the correct orientation, i.e.
- Don't rotate the circular device so that a round "head" is at the top
- Don't rotate the entire logo so that the word Ubuntu is on an angle - it should read straight, left to right.
- If you are using the logo, please use one of these officially approved versions.
In .png format
[attachment:UbuntuLogo.png Basic logo], [attachment:UbuntuStrapLogo.png Logo with strap line], [attachment:UbuntuLozengeLogo.png Logo in lozenge], [attachment:UbuntuLozengeStrapLogo.png Logo in lozenge with strap line]
In .svg format
[attachment:UbuntuLogo.svg Basic logo], [attachment:UbuntuStrapLogo.svg Logo with strap line], [attachment:UbuntuLozengeLogo.svg Logo in lozenge], [attachment:UbuntuLozengeStrapLogo.svg Logo in lozenge with strap line]
- Red 0, 100, 100, 17; Orange 0, 70, 100, 4; Yellow 0, 45, 100, 2
- Red 187; Orange 158; Yellow 1235
When you are designing icons for Ubuntu, here's a colour palette to assist you in a variety of formats:
[http://www.ubuntulinux.org/wiki/UbuntuArtwork/ubuntu-palette.aco Photoshop Swatch] (From AaronWaite)
User Contributed Artwork
User contributed artwork is currently be stored on the CommunityArtwork page.
Before contributing artwork, please be sure to check the [http://www.ubuntulinux.org/ubuntu/TrademarkPolicy/ trademark policy] for correct usage of the logo.
For some discussion around Ubuntu artwork, there is an UbuntuArtworkDiscussion page that contains some older dicussion along these lines.
Official artwork for [Kubuntu] is available here on the [KubuntuArtwork] page.
Instructions for Installing a Custom GRUB Background
Warning: Be careful to follow directions fully and replace the placeholders (X,Y,FILE) to match your setup. Failure to do so could result in GRUB crashing.
- Download a gzipped XPM image. Example:
Copy it to the GRUB directory
sudo cp FILE.xpm.gz /boot/grubWhere FILE.xpm.gz is the file you just downloaded.
Tell GRUB to use the image
sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst
Add a line under the "timeout" line to read like this
splashimage=(hdX,Y)/boot/grub/FILE.xpm.gzWhere X is the hard drive number Ubuntu is on, Y is the partition number (0-based), and FILE.xpm.gz is file you just downloaded and copied. For example,
If / (the root directory) is /dev/hda8 you would write
If you had a /boot partition as /dev/hdc1 you would write
- Save the file, restart and you will now be able to see the logo in the background!
is there a wallpaper of the GDM login graphic available, or indeed , are there any official ubuntu wallpapers available?