A New Icon Theme for Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex 8.10

This is a wiki page for the art team and who else to show off different icon designs as suggestions for the default icons in Intrepid.

I have discussed the state of the look of Ubuntu with Mark Shuttleworth, and he suggested using the following procedure.

Use the art team to develop wiki's displaying unified work towards three areas: 1) Fonts, 2) Icons, and 3) the Theme.

We will list several options on the wiki, along with guidelines. We will then discuss the options, narrowing them down to a few choices. These wiki pages will be used

to then show Shuttleworth the Art Team's work at the next Community Council.

Guidelines

As per Mark Shuttleworth's suggestion, you will create a folder icon showing how you think the icons should be redesigned.

1) It has to still be orange/brown.

2) Make it unique; Mark wants us to retain our identity. Therefore, start with the current Human folder and work from there.

3) Create the icon as a scalable icon, and make it available in editable formats.

4) Try to include a palette and concept art as well.

Patrick Niklaus

Palette

pn_palette_thumb.png

Fullsize Scalable Image by Patrick Niklaus

Concept Art

pn_folder_overview_thumb.png

Fullsize Image by Patrick Niklaus

pn_preview.png

Fullsize Image by Patrick Niklaus

Reference

More ideas and images: http://dev.compiz-fusion.org/~marex/2008/07/24/some-more-icons/

Ryan Henningsen

Concept Art

showcase-20080730.png

Fullsize Image by Ryan Henningsen

2008-07-30 -- I added three more mockup icons.

New Human Icon Theme

Patrick and I have been working together designing a new icon set for Ubuntu. The icons are styled in a tango fashion and the color palette is consistent with the defining Orange and Brown colors of Ubuntu. We have roughly 30 icons completed. Below is a small teaser.

new-showcase.png

Fullsize Image by Patrick Niklaus & Ryan Henningsen

And here is a working screenshot of the new Human Icons with the default Human GTK theme.

screenshot1.png

Fullsize Image by Patrick Niklaus & Ryan Henningsen

Subtle Human

I would like to propose a new direction, rather than an actual theme. Here are my ideas:

Go for subtle and let go of the highly-saturated palette. We want to do something modern as the next step of evolution for Ubuntu's aesthetics. In my opinion, the most logical step to do this is to make a more mature palette comprised of subdued colors.

Saturated colors should be simply accent colors, and not the dominant color (as with the current Human icon theme).

If we only go with the same colors and the same outline style, we will be merely making an iteration of the current theme's idea. We want to go to the next step forward, not sideways.

Here is my concept (sample icon + a sample minimal color palette):

beigefolder.png

Fullsize Image by Rico Sta Cruz

Troy

I've seen this in the attachment lists, but not listed in the article. Added this here as I think it deserves some attention. -- rico-ambiescent 2008-09-07 17:44:51

troyfoldericon-preview.jpg

Fullsize Image

A copy of Troy concept (svg)

troy-copy-thumb.png

Fullsize Image

Example Concept Section

Palette #THIS IS THE LOCATION OF YOUR PALLETE

Concept Art

Fullsize Image by Lassegul

Reference

#THIS IS THE PLACE WHERE YOU PUT YOUR REFERENCES

Contributions

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Guidelines

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