This is a .deb package that incorporates some artwork from the Elegant Brit fans and some genius from a guy at ubuntu.fr who was nice enough to create a script for transforming a picture into an usplash.
Usplash is a software project in the Ubuntu community. Historically, scrolling text "verbose mode" has typically appeared on Linux computers during boot. Usplash replaces the scrolling-text screens with a graphical splash screen. Wikipedia