I’ve been saying for a long time that Fedora has a genuine touch when it comes to artwork in GNU/Linux. But after seeing the wallpaper included in the latest 17 version, I’d like to take that claim back (kidding! :D). Fedora has always been drifted towards the color Blue (some say it’s the color of the spirituality) where Ubuntu revolved around the Orange color (healing and stimulates creativity they say. Interesting choices).
Anyhow, the thing is, if you find the default wallpaper in recent versions of Ubuntu to be a bit boring (wouldn’t blame you, it’s been there for like 3 releases, starting with 11.04 Natty Narwhal) and have already tried the wallpapers in the older releases too, then perhaps you’d like to try this other wallpaper called ‘ubuntu_concept_wallpaper’ (created by ‘spiceofdesign’). I don’t know whether you’d like it or not, I love it.
It has a bright Orange circle in the middle and another bit Blue (less brighter) one after that. The brightness fades away from the center to the edges and a color ‘noise’ is added to the whole image (one of the reasons why I like it :D).
And as you can see from the below screnshot, it blends really well with Ubuntu’s default theme as well. Or at least I think it does.
So since I suck a ‘analyzing’ artwork I’ll stop here. If you wanna give it a go, then please visit this deviantart page and get it.
The aspect ratio is set at 4:3, but as I have a 16:9 in my Laptop’s screen, I resized it to 16:9, but I guess if you use the ‘fill or scale’ options in the background changing dialog in Unity, it should be taken care of.
You might also wanna convert it into the ‘JPEG’ format, which should dramatically reduce the file size (I couldn’t see a reduction in quality, perhaps because I also reduced the resolution) otherwise the 8MB + file size would increase the desktop loading times (not by much, small impact, under most circumstances).
By the way, ‘spiceofdesign’ also have created few very interesting UI mockups which are worth having a look at too. Enjoy!.