For Debian

I have already adapted some of these labels to Debian 5.0 "Lenny". Please look here for more information.

The artwork

This is Free Artwork. Read the copyright-section for more info.


Please click on the thumbnails to view the full size pictures of the CD-Labels or download them by saving the link-target of the images.


Under the labels you find the appropriate covers in different formats. Click to download them. The covers are zipped, the format is pdf. Filesize is ~2,5 MB each.

Complete Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 on three DVDs

DVD 1 DVD 2 DVD 3  

Cover for a box with the full set:

The multi-arch disks

CD1 (i386) CD2 DVD  

The network installation CD

netinst CD

Complete Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 on 21 CDs

CD 1 CD 2 CD 3 CD 4
CD 5 CD 6 CD 7 CD 8
CD 9 CD 10 CD 11 CD 12
CD 13 CD 14 CD 15 CD 16
CD 17 CD 18 CD 19 CD 20
CD 21

Additional CDs for KDE and Xfce

Gnome is the default desktop environment of Debian. It is contained on the first CD of the set above. There are two additional CDs: You will need them, if you want to make KDE or the lightweight Xfce your default desktop environment; they take care of all the necessary modifications.

CD (KDE) CD (Xfce)


When I downloaded the Debian 4.0 "Etch" "iso"-installation-file I missed a nice cover for the CD. So I created it myself.

As I run a Debian here on a small home-server I also wanted to give something back.

The work was also fun, bringing back the times when I worked as designer and technical author.

About the artwork:
All quotes on the labels are listed in this textfile.

If you wonder about the matrix-style lines and numbers in the background - they are the results of the Debian Project Leader Elections in the last years. The organization of Debian may be its most remarkable hack.

Using and adapting the artwork to individual needs

You may use the artwork for any purpose: Maybe your company sells the CDs or DVDs, maybe you are member of a Free Software Project or you just want to give Debian away on your Linux-User-Group meeting. So you also might want to modify the artwork or use it as a start for creating your own CD labels or covers for Debian.

As it is distributed under the GNU General Public License (see section Copyright) you are welcome to do so.

Besides the full source (see bottom of page) I have created an example-file (editable Gimp XCF) of the label to make it easier for you to modify it. The free editor "Gimp" can be downloaded here in versions for GNU/Linux, Mac and some other OS.

Please download the the example-file here

As you see, on the left side of all my labels is already a free space for an individual logo.

But you may as well change the picture behind the white space. In the example file I exchanged my green computer-screen graphics into a foto of a famous hacker. You may perhaps want to take a picture of the city where you live, or your favorite pet or whatever.

To exchange the picture, open the example XCF-file with the Gimp. The program shows a window, where all the different layers, the picture consists of, are listed. Scroll down to layer 2 "EXAMPLE-picture" and paste your own picture into this positon. And voila.

If you need to change the subtitles or add text: The used fontface is the "URW Palladio L". See the copyright section for information how to retrieve this free font. For the subtitle "GNU/Linux "Etch" I used a fontsize of 41 point. The description of the CD is 20pt.

Copyright notices

The swirl and the Debian logo are derived from the "Debian Open Use Logo".

Copyright (c) 1999 Software in the Public Interest

This logo or a modified version may be used by anyone to refer to the Debian project, but does not indicate endorsement by the project.

The KDE Logo is subject to the LGPL copyright license. Trading and branding with the KDE Logo is subject to the KDE trademark licence:

The KDE logo can be used freely as long as it is not used to refer to products other than KDE itself. There is no formal procedure to use it.

The typeface for text used in the artwork is the "URW Palladio L".
It is a free substitute for Adobe's "Palatino" also known as Microsofts "Book Antiqua". The authors are URW GmbH, Primoz Peterlin and Walter Schmidt.

License is the GNU GPL

It can be downloaded from the tex-archive at CTAN or as Type 1 and TTF from here.

The screenshot of the 3D-desktop on DVD2 and CD2 was made by Pierre Kretschmer. He allowed to use it and to publish it under the terms of the GNU GPL.

The rest of the artwork is my own work.
Copyright by Ulrich Hansen, 2007. All rights reserved.

You may use them under the terms of the GNU GPL.

Read the file Why the GPL?" if you are not sure about what that license means to these files.

The source of the labels can be downloaded as editable GIMP XCF or as psd. It includes all layers and all elements, so other designers can well adapt the artwork to their needs. The filesize is 33 MB.

The source of the covers can be downloaded as editable Inkscape SVG. Inside the zipfile are all source-files, bitmaps and the corresponding editable GIMP XCFs. The filesize is around 26 MB.

Uli Hansen, 26th of April 2007.


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