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WARNING: For the time being, I am sad to say that the project is discontinued. The iconset still works perfectly, but unfortunately I do not have enough time and work-life balance to focus on it any more. With enough third-party support, I can think of revitalizing it back, but for now I am not actively developing it any more. Feel free to drop me an email if you are interested in continuing its development!
I will also probably add the icons to GitHub, in order to align better with my workflow that mainly uses github. My other iconset, i.e. the phantasmagorically awesome FlatWoken icon theme, is already there. Download it here ->
Also, I am not very active on deviantart any more. I will keep the account open for legacy purposes, but I have moved on with my life and I cannot juggle with icon design any more.


Please consider a small donation (1$ goes a long way) via PayPal to ""


This is a port of AwOken icon theme on KDE desktop environment. It has all the features provided by AwOken iconset, i.e. a script that lets you to choose between a lot of cool customization options (see the README PDF file for further info). The only differences are in the customization script, so please feel free to report any bug you'd find.


Before asking, if you have any problem, run at least once the customization script, and TAKE A LOOK AT THE README FILE!!!


This iconset is only for KDE. The GNOME/XFCE/LXDE version is available here ->…


  • PPA modality for debian-based distro:

    1. Type in a terminal window:

      1. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:alecive/antigone
      2. sudo apt-get update
      3. sudo apt-get install awoken-icon-theme
      4. awoken-icon-theme-customization
    2. Follow Instructions
  • WARNING: with ppa subscription you can always get the newest version on your machine. But to see the improvements, you have to configure (or re-configure) at least once the iconset either for clear version, or dark version, or even a colored one.
  • Download the iconset:

    1. EDIT: for now, deviantArt doesn't let me upload the iconset due to its restrictions. So, from now on, the icon set will be available from this link (on my dropbox account) ->…
    2. Extract the archive you downloaded, then System Settings -> Application Appearance -> Icons and click the Install Theme File button. Then, click the "Open file dialog" button on the right of the location text entry, select the kAwOken.tar.gz file you just extracted, and click the "Ok" button. You have to iterate this procedure both for the kAwOkenDark.tar.gz archive, and the kAwOkenWhite.tar.gz archive.
    3. Open a terminal/konsole (or whatever you prefer) and type:
      1. cd `kde4-config --localprefix`/share/icons
      2. sudo chmod +x kAwOken*/kawoken-icon-theme-customization*
      3. sudo cp -p kAwOken*/kawoken-icon-theme-customization* /usr/bin
      4. kawoken-icon-theme-customization
    4. Follow Instructions


To exploit full power of customization script, you need zenity (optional, used to see the GUI - in a next future I'll port all the script to kdialog) and imagemagick (mandatory, used to color icons). If you use Debian-based distro, they're in repositories.



If you have follow instructions above, you have only to type in a terminal window:


And follow instructions provided!



  • Added a full-featured colored version! More than 500 icons were re-drawed in colored mode.
  • Changed licensing -> from cc-by-nc-sa to cc-by-sa! Now the iconset is completely free :)
  • Iconset updated to Kubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail!
  • Solved a bug in coloration script (many thanks to
  • Secure icons are now available in networkmanager
  • New ubuntuone icons, as well as new emoticons for chat
  • Added more than 50 xfce4 icons
  • Added or redrawed more than 400 icons
  • Added more than 200 symbolic icons
  • Added ppa for Kubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail as well as Kubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander!
  • Dropped ppa for Kubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, Kubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat, Kubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal, Kubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot

Complete changelog (also for previous versions) is stored in README PDF file.

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Nog6's avatar
Thanks for this icon theme, and the others too :)
Sorry I can't support you with a donation (for now) but I'll promote your work wherever I can... ;)
I hope you'll be able to work again on this project.
Where is the download link?
Sorry, I've got it from dropbox link.
Is there any plan on making this compatible with KDE plasma 5?
exarobibliologist's avatar
I've always loved this iconset.

However, it appears it hasn't been updated in a long time. The latest Awoken package is for saucy, while vivid is the current distribution. Will you be providing an update anytime soon?
Are you planning on updating this for KDE5? I've tried installing this version, but it wont show up in the icon manager. Please update!! I love this icon set :)
jdhighley's avatar
cool themes alecive !!
Dablim's avatar
Ciao! Potresti fare un'icona per Smtube? O magari abbinarlo con una già esistente in modo che non utilizzi la sua di default (che è proprio orrenda ahahaha).
ezio's avatar
Amazing theme, thank you!
alecive's avatar
You're welcome! :)
Pigglywee's avatar
these are very nice icon sets indeed!
sorry I can't donate tho, I don't use credit cards..... 
alecive's avatar
You can use paypal if you want! By the way it's not that importante :)
Pigglywee's avatar
hey, Alessandro, it's embarrassing to say I'm broke.... but glad to be online :p
alecive's avatar
hehe it's the last thing to lose :)
Artaserse-09's avatar
Ciao Ale, potresti inserire l'icona di sublime text 2 e 3?
Altra cosa: è normale che l'icona di spotify sia quella standard e non quella delle kawoken dentro /clear/**dimensione**/apps ?
alecive's avatar
Riguardo a spotify cosa intendi? Perchè per quanto mi riguarda l'icona di spotify funziona!
Eccoti uno screenshot:…

Sia nel pannello in alto a destra, che nella dash di unity spotify mi viene riconosciuta correttamente. A te invece cosa succede?

Per sublime, intendi che non ti prende proprio l'icona o che l'icona che c'è ora non ti soddisfa?
Artaserse-09's avatar
A me l'icona di spotify risulta quella standard sia quella nella tray che quella nei vari menu/lanciatori.
Per quanto riguarda l'icona di Sublime, invece, vedo quella originale. (tranne nella sez. dei lanciatori che non si vede proprio, ma sarà un problema mio.)

alecive's avatar
Ok da quanto mi sembra di capire in realtà spotify è quella awoken ma non è stata messa grigia dallo script. Puoi controllare nel set che usi se è così?

L'icona è in clear/apps/128x128/spotify.png. Se quella è verde, allora c'è un baco nello script e basta!

Sublime è un altro bel casino perchè in realtà non usa le icone di sistema (ho aperto un bug qualche mese fa, ma io ho risolto mettendoci l'icona a mano).
Is it possible to do simplified icons for 16x16 and 22x22? Preferably reversed (dark for Clear version, clear for Dark version, and white for White version)
alecive's avatar
Can you explain it better?
alexsykesth's avatar
I can not use kawoken-icon-theme-customization :( (Sad) 
alecive's avatar
Did you follow thoroughly the instructions?
Awesome icon set... love them!! Only one issue, icons "preferences-desktop-file-association" looks a little out of place... which is in my case is a white file icon with a red cross... I am not sure if its broken or just that... I installed it using the ppa. Thanks again for the amazing icon set!!
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