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AwOken by alecive AwOken by alecive

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!
For your information, my development efforts, even though little at this point, will all go into my new iconset, i.e. the phantasmagorically awesome FlatWoken icon theme . Download it here ->


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


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 GNOME/XFCE/LXDE. The kde version is available here ->…


  • PPA modality:

    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) ->…
      MIRROR ->!mEkXET4T!Y8htlSzg…
    2. Extract the archive, enter in the newly-created directory called AwOken-2.5, and extract these archives as well
    3. Move the folders called AwOken, AwOkenDark, and AwOkenWhite in your .icons folder
    4. Type in a terminal window:

      1. cd .icons
      2. sudo cp -p AwOken/awoken-icon-theme-customization /usr/bin
      3. sudo cp -p AwOken/awoken-icon-theme-customization-clear /usr/bin
      4. sudo cp -p AwOkenDark/awoken-icon-theme-customization-dark /usr/bin
      5. sudo cp -p AwOkenWhite/awoken-icon-theme-customization-white /usr/bin
      6. awoken-icon-theme-customization
    5. Follow Instructions


To exploit full power of customization script, you have to install zenity (recommended, used to see the GUI) and imagemagick (mandatory, used to color icons). If you use Ubuntu, they're in repositories, so you have only to install them from Software Center.



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 Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail!
  • Added ppa for Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal and Ubuntu 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 icons for gnome 3.8 applications: gnome-games, gnome-documents, gnometris, quadrapassel, gnome-boxes, gnome-disks, and more
  • Added or redrawed more than 400 icons
  • Added more than 200 symbolic icons
  • Dropped ppa for Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat, Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal

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


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While I believe that this icon set is the best there is for Linux I do believe it can be improved a bit. My main critique would be that I think the icons are a bit blurry when they are under 32px. This might be by design as it might offer better support when scaling the images, but I guess I am a little picky and prefer sharper icons. For this reason I have replaced the status icons with Faenza as they are a bit sharper and come off a bit cleaner. I would be glad to share a screen shot if requested.

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liliumcruentus Featured By Owner May 21, 2010
Ottima idea :)
Buona anche quella dell'icona di shutdown rossa.
Adoro ste cose... ^_^ I pulsanti rossi fanno cose serie [tipo chiudere le finestre o arrestare il sistema].
alecive Featured By Owner May 24, 2010   Interface Designer
Ho messo i due tipi di colore per le applications..e ho aggiunto altri tre tipi di folders! :D
darkburt Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
Non so se lo hai visto ti ho allegato uno zip nel forum contiene le icone per Ooo , fammi sapere
alecive Featured By Owner May 18, 2010   Interface Designer
ho visto.. molto carine! Per˛ secondo me quelle starebbero bene come mimetypes.. che tra l'altro devo ancora fare!! :D
darkburt Featured By Owner May 19, 2010
Secondo me invece , stan proprio bene come icone , il set e comunque tuo ,indi per cui fai come ti pare.

zoeid9 Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
davvero stupende !
:popcorn: me le mangio !
alecive Featured By Owner May 17, 2010   Interface Designer
grazie! cosý mi fai arrossire..

PS: tra l'altro ho una fame.. :D
mariacesta86 Featured By Owner May 16, 2010
Hola hola! ti ho trovato!!! ci˛u ci˛uuuuuuuuu!!!
SuNjACk94 Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
Non vedo l'ora di provarlo :clap:
alecive Featured By Owner May 10, 2010   Interface Designer
Grazie!! :)
darkburt Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
Porca trota volevo risponderti sulla mia page ma ho cancellato il tuo commento , ti rispondo qui , e un po che sono iscritto , ma il fatto che il sito sia in inglese e per me un problema e quindi....

zoeid9 Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
davvero belle ! :)
buon lavoro ! :)
alecive Featured By Owner May 10, 2010   Interface Designer
grazie!! :D
darkburt Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
Bel lavoro ale quando rilasci il set ?
alecive Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011   Interface Designer
Thanks mate! :)
alecive Featured By Owner May 10, 2010   Interface Designer
il grosso Ŕ fatto.. quindi a breve!!
sto lavorando il pi¨ velocemente possibile.. mi mancano ancora pochi dettagli (alcune applicazioni pi¨ che altro) ed ho finito!!

Yogotiss Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Student Filmographer
I agree with darkburt. Loving your work. I've been using this theme for quite some time now. I thank you a bunch.
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