I recently had the honor of leading design for the latest WordPress default theme, Twenty Twenty-Two. This theme is the first-ever default block theme, which means it’s designed to be deeply personalized and modified by the user through the new Full Site Editing features in WordPress 5.9.
The theme launched today. It will be pre-installed automatically with each new install of WordPress 5.9, and it is available to download separately here.
To learn more about the theme, visit the announcement post, where I describe the context behind the theme’s aesthetic. I have also compiled a high-level walkthrough of the design process that you might find interesting.
Thank you to all the open source contributors who helped make this theme possible!