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Faience icon theme by tiheum Faience icon theme by tiheum
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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gamesbook Featured By Owner Edited Jun 20, 2015
Can't find faience-icon-theme in the repository on Ubuntu 1404, while following above recipe - which ppa is it in now?
Kaluzhski Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
Can't find faience-icon-them in the repository
RottNKorpse Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
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 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Faenza and Faeince seem to be the same style...why the change in name?
Ubuntaku Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
My favourite icon pack ever :)
mejean Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
It's a very good work. Could you drow a QGIS (, DigiKam ( and Darktable ( icons (see my work).

adam-q Featured By Owner Edited Jul 27, 2014
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 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
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 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014
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 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"- 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 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
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.
HeadBroski Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
Ubuntu 14.04 please :)
fleos Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
Great work!
This has always been one of my favourite icon themes.
I know that at this point you are working for Canonical Ltd. but, is there still a chance that you will keep updating this project? Will it be repackaged in the ppa for future versions of ubuntu(one day away from 14.04)? Is this even still in development or has it reach its end?

PS. I also noticed that in previous version the link for the spotify-icon was incorrect, not sure if this has been corrected.
M1GHTYTUGA Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
How can i just use the icons for PLANK ??? i dont want to change any other icons just the ones in the dock.

M1GHTYTUGA Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
Sorry. i'm using eOS Luna. Thanks.
mammuthus Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
How can I install it on Linux Mint 16 with Cinnamon DM?
Thank you.
M4pl3 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
The blue and orange maps as standalone download for xfce and kde would be great  I think I've fainted. 
Petra1999 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
Can I request something?
Because I would love an icon for Skype :)
komfushee Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Since one or two weeks I've got a 404 on your ppa, anyone else ?
spidernik84 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013   Interface Designer
It's not packaged for saucy yet :)

edit /etc/apt/sources.list.d/tiheum-equinox-saucy.list and replace saucy with raring :P
xs Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
Thank you for this info... I'm new to Linux and had no idea you could simply change the version in the ppa.
kruykaze Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
Please consider adding a mouse battery status icon for Ubuntu 13.10 . It shows an error icon now :
Thank you for this amazing set !
desprosal Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
Please, a picard icon:…
AKLP Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Could you add saucy support in the PPA?
christopherramsey Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey can you add a Sublime Text icon?
manualsparrow Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
Wow, this is sweet!
One thing, though: could you make an install script for the theme similar to the icon set (that moves all of the files into /usr/share/themes)? Selecting the zipped folder via the Gnome Tweak theme selector doesn't do that, so the GTK theme is not pulled into the Tweak menu.
gutigen Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
Hey, could you add icon for Sflphone? 

Keep up great work (best icon packs in universe imo) :)
gutigen Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
Oh and Bitcoin QT app would be awesome too :P…
Leornic Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
This is the best icon set for Gnome-Shell. I just hope to see an update for it...
I would sure love to see: An updated Steam icon, Steam games icon, Clocks icon, Photos icon, Hexchat icon, Qt Creator icon, Code;;Blocks icon and a few other common used icons...

Nonetheless, thanks for the beautiful icon set, and continue to stay awesome! :D
rent0n86 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
A fantastic icon theme and a real improvement over Faenza imho.

Any chance you will provide support for dark panels? Thanks!
averred Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
Awesome theme! Any chance of an icon for Quassel? It's the only one that doesn't look perfect in my dock.
Keep up the good work!
hlbkv Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
Assuming you are planning future releases (you're only on version 0.5), I'd suggest icons for TeXworks and SublimeText 2!!
ginotang Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
this is the best icons ever
cdprincipe Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Please add support to Transmission-Remote-GTK... is a great sftware and the icon is the same of Transmission
Felipi Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've a question, Where is the icon "start-here" from Faience Clare set, I use Linux Mint Debian.
thinkanish Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
Hi, which is better ? to create different size icons using gimp or to creat a svg art using inkscape?

rzuasti Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
It would be awesome to have a Dropbox tray status icon set like the one you have in the faenza set :D
javierguillen29 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Could you make an icon for Sublime Text and Steam please? Also update the Google+ icon.
Anyway I really enjoy your work.
suolakurQ Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
+1! Sublime Text needs an icon that's easily distinguishable from the terminal-icon. I always get those two mixed up.
hlbkv Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
There are already some alternative icons available: [link]

I'd love to see it integrated with Faience/Faenza though.
YaseenNoorani Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
i don't usually fav and comment on very popular deviations (they're already well appreciated) but I have to for this one coz it's excellent notch! :)
renatotec Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
Is possible to use in Gnome 2? Thank you!
DoctorOctoclops Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
Could you make a light version of the tray icons?
ilnanny Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nice work !!
Shoshogu Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013

Any idea to make the Dropbox icon in the notification area bigger (Gnome-Shell)? Whole others icons are 3x bigger than the Dropbox one!

Unforgiven1974 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Amazing !!!
davidedepau1996 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
You should link "spotify" to "spotify-client", because they changed the icon name.
Shoshogu Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013

Je crois que tu es francophone, sinon signale-moi le contraire et je tenterai ma chance en anglais!

J'ai voulu changer l'icone du raccourci Bureau sous Gnome-Shell/Nautilus 3.6, et l'icone dispsoe d'une bordure blanche qui tranche sur le background du dossier...Je ne trouve pas d'icone Bureau sans cette bordure dans mes dossiers Faience.

Un screenshot est plus parlant :

Comment faire pour remettre l'icone par défaut, livrée lors de l'installation du pack?

J'ai essayé de forcer la réinstallation, sans succès hélas...

Merci d'avance et bravo pour l'excellence de ton travail!

Ogu - France
Shoshogu Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Et je souhaiterais si c'est encore possible revenir à cet état :


:) !
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