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Faience icon theme

Faience is a Work In Progress that include GTK3, GTK2, Gnome-Shell and Metacity themes and an icon theme based on Faenza.

As the file is too big to being downloaded to DeviantArt, you can get it from the dedicated Google Code page: [link]

This theme is in early development stage:
- Currently, it focusses mainly on Gnome 3 / Gnome-Shell. A support for Unity is provided since 0.2 trough Faience-Claire icon theme.
- Lots of icons are missing, thus it heavily depends on Faenza. Be sure to install it.

Licence: GPLv3

If you like my work (or to encourage me to draw an icon for your favorite application), please consider a small Paypal donation at ;)

Extract the zip file and put the 'Faience', 'Faience-Azur', 'Faience-Ocre' and 'Faience-Claire' folders inside your ~/.icons directory. Use gnome-tweak-tool extension to select your Faience theme.

Launchpad PPA
Faience GTK, Gnome-shell and icon themes are available to install via a PPA repository. Open a terminal and run :
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tiheum/equinox
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install faience-theme faience-icon-theme

== 0.5.1 ==
* New weather symbolic icons
* Fix a broken link
== 0.5 ==
* New apps: UbuntuOne Music and Ubuntu Online Accounts
* New designs for desktop, remote desktop, wallpaper, GDM setup, session properties, Terminal, Xterm, Twitter, Spotify and adressbook
* Updated blue folders color
* Icons for system settings categories on Ubuntu
* New symbolic icons
* Fix some missing links
=== 0.3 ===
* New apps: Blender, Compiz Config Settings Manager, Desura, File-roller, Gajim, Gmail, Google Music Frame, Mail notification, System monitor
* New mimetyes: Archive, Deb package, Rpm package, 7zip, Jar, Gzip, Ace, Rar, Zip
* New icons sizes: 64x64 and 96x96
* Symbolic weather icons reworked
* Fixes some missing links
=== 0.2 ===
* New apps: Application default icon, Baobab, Brasero, Config users, Deja-dup, Gcolor2, Gconf editor, Gnome documents, Gnome contacts, Gnome online accounts, Clementine, Gwibber, Google chrome, Google Plus, Gparted, iBus, Indicator Weather, Libreoffice, Palimpsest, preferences-color, preferences-desktop-accessibility, preferences-desktop-locale, preferences-system-bluetooth, Screenruler, Steam, Synaptic, Update manager, time-admin, Tracker, Thunderbird, Totem, Ubuntuone, Usb creator, Vlc, web-browser, Wunderlist, Xterm
* New devices: all drives, tablet, network wired, network wireless, VPN, system harddisk
* Some new actions (especially for mails)
* Some new status icons and one new theme (Faience-Claire) for an embryonic integration with Unity in Ubuntu 11.10
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Dell-XPS's avatar

One of the few pristine areas left in all of DeviantLand.

krizajb's avatar
Download link is broken.
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pBaesse's avatar
Great pack! Will be repo available to Xenial?? :)
how to download this?
JoX-FM's avatar
The metal theme looks interesting. I hope you upload him soon
spywarelan's avatar
Hi there! Is it your work still on the process? I am very interested on this. :)
D0J0P's avatar
I tried clicking on the links for this one and Faenza, and they were unavailable. When will these icon packs be available?

Are you still working on these, or have you moved on to other things?
gamesbook's avatar
Can't find faience-icon-theme in the repository on Ubuntu 1404, while following above recipe - which ppa is it in now?
Kaluzhski's avatar
Can't find faience-icon-them in the repository
RottNKorpse's avatar
Depends on your distro and it likely is not in most repositories because it doesn't need to be. Themes and Icons are not needed to be installed in root so they don't need to have packages for installation.

Icons = ~/.local/share/icons
Themes = ~/.themes

Although if you use the Ubuntu family then you can use the WebUpd8 PPA if you want to.
RottNKorpse's avatar
Faenza and Faeince seem to be the same style...why the change in name?
Ubuntaku's avatar
Faience has a slightly different appearance. It's heavily based on Faenza, but has a few differences like a more three dimensional appearance. Basically, it's like Faenza v2.
TeddyDD's avatar
My favourite icon pack ever :)
mejean's avatar
It's a very good work. Could you drow a QGIS (, DigiKam ( and Darktable ( icons (see my work).

Could you please add icon for MATE desktop environment?
I know there is mate-faenza icon theme but that's not on par with faience for me.
Currently caja icon is under cover, but emgrampa and 'eye of mate' is not under cover.

Even using the already existed icon is OK, if you can add mate related programs in, it would be quite nice for mate users.
Also it would be quite nice if fcitx icon can be added, I'm sure a lot of CJK users will be very happy.

eliasps's avatar
I have a problem with this theme, which I had fixed in the past but I can't remember how.
Beautyful theme, but the icons for .txt, .py and other types of text files, not showing and the gnome icon is used instead for the fiaence icon.

Anyone have any idea for what is going on with that?
Any help would be much appreciated.

I'm using Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 LTS.

Thank you in advance,
lehollandaisvolant's avatar
I like this theme, but it seems not as complete as old Faenza.

I hope to see the project go on for the future :)
neowiz73's avatar
"- Lots of icons are missing, thus it heavily depends on Faenza. Be sure to install it."  guess that explains it... plus he has been working at Canonical now. no telling when we will see any newer updates.  
fenzil's avatar
Can you put dates in your changelog? I don't know if I should update because I don't know when the latest update came out.
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