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#1 Syanide

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 17:53

Canonical have hired Faenza icon maker Matthieu James to work on a new icon set for Ubuntu.

The news was revealed by Mark Shuttleworth during a community question and answer session earlier today.

Asked by us whether Ubuntu 13.04 would see changes to the default look and style of Ubuntu, Shuttleworth replied:


"Yes. We have hired the amazing Matthieu [James], which means we can start the icon project.”


James’ squared Faenza icon set is one of the most popular third-party icon sets on Linux, having been downloaded 661,689 times from its DeviantArt page alone.


Source

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abUHW36_tEU


#2 Glassed Silver

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 18:02

Hell yeah! :punk:

Whilst you're at it, decrapify the DE LOL

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#3 Don't Feed the Wolfie

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 18:03

this is brilliant damn news! Hells yeh

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 18:14

One thing i always hated about Linux in general is the poor icons and GUI. They should definitely hire a good UI designer to make the window borders, buttons and such nicer out of the box.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 18:44

One thing i always hated about Linux in general is the poor icons and GUI. They should definitely hire a good UI designer to make the window borders, buttons and such nicer out of the box.

Somewhat related:

http://elementaryos.org

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#6 Clearskies

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 19:09

Yes! Tiheum's Faenza icons (and Faience) were always my favourite icon sets.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 23:25

Awesome news. I know he will do a great job.