Awesome icon themes for Ubuntu 12.04


Ubuntu 12.04 LTS was released with a smoother, polished interface that, along with its under-the-hood stability enhancements, pleasures the user’s eyes in terms of looking, nevertheless, there are always methods to improve one’s desktop experience, like for instance, non-default icon themes.

Faenza is a notorious icon theme used by numerous users, with a focus on square icons, precision and attention on details.
Faenza provides, along with colorful fancy designed icons, monochrome icons for the top bar/Unity panel, Ubuntu-specific icons, as well as a wide range of app icons.
Faenza features six variations: Faenza, Faenza-Ambiance (optimized for Ubuntu’s Ambiance), Faenza-Dark (designed for dark themes), Faenza-Darker, Faenza-Darkest (usable under dark themes), Faenza-Radiance (suitable for Ubuntu’s Radiance).

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tiheum/equinox

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install faenza-icon-theme


Faience (depends on Faenza) is the natural evolving design of Faenza, that introduces a new 3D-like approach with shadowed icons (bottom dark-ish border that gives an impression of 3D).
Faience comes in four flavors: Faience (basically similar to Faenza, featuring redesigned icons on apps, indicators, etc), Faience-Azur (blue-based overall “touch”), Faience-Claire (optimized for Ubuntu’s Radiance with orange folders) and Faience-Ocre (orange folders).

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tiheum/equinox

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install faience-icon-theme


AwOken is a token-like massive icon set, highly customizable, that features fancy icons usable on both light (AwOkenWhite) and dark themes (AwOkenDark) designed with a modern look&feel in mind.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:alecive/antigone

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install awoken-icon-theme


FS Icons (fs-icons-ubuntu-mono-dark is recomended for Ambiance) follows a more traditional approach in terms of delivering “common” orange folders, packed with fancy designed icons, expressing a bold, full-of-creativity approach.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kroq-gar78/ppa

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install fs-icons-ubuntu

Icon themes can be selected via Ubuntu Tweak, MyUnity (available in Ubuntu Software Center), UnSettings.

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