The Faience Pack Gets A Beautiful New GTK3 Theme, GNOME Shell And Icon Themes Updated

The Faience pack has been updated today with new and improved icons for the icon theme, GNOME Shell 3.6 support for the GS theme and there’s also a beautiful new GTK3 theme.
faience icon theme
New in Faience icon theme 0.5:
New design for the desktop, remote desktop, wallpaper, GDM setup, session properties, Terminal, Xterm, Twitter, Spotify and adressbook iconsUpdated blue folders colorIcons for the system settings categories on Ubuntu

The Faience GNOME Shell theme has been updated as well, and it now supports GNOME Shell 3.6 (for GNOME Shell 3.4, use the old theme version as this one won’t work!):
faience gnome shell theme

The GTK3 / Metacity theme will probably remind you of the beautiful Equinox GTK2 themes, designed by the same Tiheum, which were very popular in the GTK2 era, but weren’t updated for GTK3. Here’s the new Faience GTK theme which includes GTK3 (GTK 3.6), GTK2 and Metacity themes:
faience gtk theme
faience gtk theme
There’s also a dark Faience GTK theme, used by the applications that specifically request a dark theme (like EOG for instance), which can be forced by using GNOME Tweak Tool (Theme > Enable dark theme for all applications), but the dark window titlebar is only available for GNOME Shell so in other desktop environments, you’ll get a dark theme with a light titlebar.
Here’s how the dark Faience GTK theme looks like in GNOME Shell:
faience gtk theme dark

The Faenza icon theme has been updated as well and includes:
New app icons: UbuntuOne Music, Ubuntu Online AccountsNew design for Twitter, Spotify and Addressbook iconsIcons for the system settings categories on Ubuntu

Install Faience pack and Faenza icon theme in Ubuntu
To add the official Faience / Faenza PPA in Ubuntu, use the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tiheum/equinox
sudo apt-get update
Then, to install the Faience icon theme, use the following command:
sudo apt-get install faience-icon-theme
To install Faience GTK3 and GNOME Shell themes, use (for GNOME 3.6 only!):
sudo apt-get install faience-theme
And finally, to install the Faenza icon theme:
sudo apt-get install faenza-icon-theme

To change the icon theme, GTK theme or GNOME Shell theme, install an application like GNOME Tweak Tool (for the GNOME Shell theme you’ll also need the User Themes extension).
For other Linux distributions, you’ll find download links below:
Faience icon themeFaience GNOME Shell and GTK3 themesFaenza icon theme

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    Posted October 29, 2012 by Andrew in category "Ubuntu