Are you an artist?  Do you possess mad ASCII art skills?  Do you like the idea of having your artwork on the face of an open source project that's one of the world's largest, de-facto standard for penetration testing with more than one million unique downloads per year?  Then read on!


One of the first things many people likely noticed when updating to the Metasploit Framework version 4.0-testing was the new ASCII art. In addition to all the new awesome features we have been adding to Metasploit lately we wanted to give Metasploit a new look and appearance. When version 4.0-test first came out we had roughly 5 or 6 new banners. Slowly we have been adding to that number.  Now is your chance to make your mark on the Metasploit Project.


The Metasploit team would like to encourage the talented folks from every corner of the community to join the ASCII art fun, and submit your most awesome, creative banners to us. All submissions should be uploaded to either Metasploit Redmine (, or e-mailed to If selected, your artwork will be committed in our banner.rb file, together with the following banners that we currently have:



Kernel panic.pngR7-Metasploit.png3Kom Superhack.pngI Love Shells.pngMetasploit Bull.pngModern Cowsay.png


For questions, as always, please feel free to drop by our IRC channel (#metasploit on