Sapien is a possible visual overhaul for Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex. The basic principle is to use gradients and transparencies within the windows to create a smooth, intuitive interface. Windows should appear as single units, as opposed to a collection of tool bars. What this principle means from a design perspective is using as few solid lines within the windows as is possible. Any contributions should conform to the palette I've provided, although I may update this to the standard Ubuntu colors eventually.


Sapien could be used with the standard human icons, or an entirely new set.



Changes to pallete: font is now FreeSans, sizes are the same.

Concept Art


Fullsize SVG Image by Seth Rattan

Above is the most recent Sapien screenshot. At this stage, the theme is still only a mockup.

Older Work

Older Sapien Screenshots and files.


Image by Seth Rattan



A detail on the Sapien drop menus.

A detail on the Sapien window controls.

Images by Seth Rattan


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Artwork/Incoming/Intrepid/Sapien (last edited 2008-10-03 13:55:46 by esprx02x)