Hey guys! Just wanted to make a quick post here since it seemed relevant.
The GNOME Design team seems to be getting started on a new tentative default visual style for the ecosystem, which can be seen here: https://gitlab.gnome.org/Teams/Design/visual-style-experiments. It is currently in early stages.
A lot of people on the GNOME Design IRC have expressed interest in collaborating with prominent members of the design of Yaru over the year or so since its introduction, as there has been a lot of impress with the state and feel of the theme. I feel like it could be of interest if some of us started bringing at least basic design ideas to the table.
I feel like it should go without saying that if we really wanted to, as a group, decide to help construct a new default GNOME visual style, it would need to be more organized, but I think it couldn’t hurt to take some first steps in the direction of such a thing.
If you would like to start maybe getting involved with such a task, you can join the GNOME Design irc through irc or Matrix at #gnome-design:matrix.org for Matrix or on #gnome-design on the gimpnet home server for irc.
I’ve also pointed that room in the direction of this thread to hopefully facilitate some more discussion on this idea. I feel like this is a really fantastic idea and would really strengthen the connection with GNOME and the ecosystem as a whole!
Edit: Just got pointed in the direction of https://wiki.gnome.org/Design/OS/VisualStyle, which overviews a lot of the goals, research, and current considerations and important discussion points that have gone into the new visual style so far. No cool pictures like the repo, but take a look if you got a chance!