OpenWorld Icon theme

OpenWorld is an icon theme for GNOME or KDE, which aims to follow FreeDesktop icon theme spec.

OpenWorld-icons.tar.bz2 (0.5mb)

This icons collection was built gradually over couple of years. Icons were made for various purposes: StarOffice presentations, illustrations, design documents, website, my blog etc. Most of them were drawn while waiting in public places, like airports or bus stands or at home if dial-up connection goes down to trickling bytes. It is perhaps the most complete icon theme made on Java Desktop System. I haven't tested it on other Gnome or KDE desktops.

In the introduction about this collection I mentioned its design principle. It is done using SVG which is quite object oriented and one could easily reuse items from icon in another icon. Finally icons were rasterized to PNG using rsvg(1)

All icons are original and they do not intend to copy icons from any other operating system or icon theme. These are released under CDDL open source license. Feel free to copy the ideas for other icon themes!

Also see GDM and GRUB themes.

i am addicted to CDE but i couldn't resist and tried your icon theme. great job!

Posted by Stoyan Angelov on April 04, 2006 at 12:09 AM PDT #

I loved your ambigrams , can you please do my name for me? heheheheh I am thinking in doing a tattoo of my name so it would be really great if you could do this for me. thanks a lot, mariana

Posted by mariana on April 23, 2006 at 11:20 PM PDT #

searching the net gives:

Posted by chandan on April 24, 2006 at 02:55 AM PDT #

This set here is licenced by CDDL and same iconset is licenced under CC Attribution-ShareAlike licence on art.gnome Does it mean it's under dual licence? What about GPL? :)))

Posted by Drom on May 08, 2006 at 08:57 AM PDT #

I love this icon theme, everything is clear and bright and easy to see. Are the original svg images available somewhere? If not, is there any chance of getting them? It would be greatly appreciated!

Posted by Peter on May 13, 2006 at 03:46 PM PDT #

Your icon work is excellent. I'm pretty tired of the bright, shiny, pseudo-3d icons scattered all over the web. Thanks for making OpenWorld available for Gnome. Any chance of further work on this project? I'd love to see the OpenSolaris GDM and Splash made for Gnome. A Firefox theme, etc. At any rate, nice work. Mark

Posted by Mark on May 14, 2006 at 08:08 PM PDT #

I love simple math questions

Posted by guest on July 03, 2006 at 12:53 AM PDT #

Hello, are those icons available in svg format too ?

Posted by fred on November 01, 2006 at 11:27 PM PST #

hi, love your icons! how do i open it? do i need a special program?

Posted by Eunice on April 03, 2007 at 12:35 PM PDT #

Hi Chandon, As I can see, I'm not the first who wants to get svg version of your icons. I would be happy to use them in my presentations. Thanks!

Posted by Pavel Anni on July 22, 2007 at 08:49 PM PDT #

Very nice icons !

I'm tired to see " eye candy " icons set -_-

Another thing : that's a pretty cool set to start making an accessibility icon set ( Black & white icons with high contrast )

Posted by Tresh on September 06, 2007 at 06:05 PM PDT #

I just love your icon set so much. Chandan, why don't you port your icon set to Tango Icon spec ( Tango Icon spec also conforms the Standard Naming Spec and it takes advantage of SVG icons and pixel 16x16 icons. If you need hands or don't have time to do so, why not make a website so ppl can help you out.

Posted by Jones Lee on September 11, 2007 at 02:54 PM PDT #

Really excellent icon theme. I've been using it (in Gnome together with Reuben desktop theme) ever since I happened to check it out. I especially appreciate the original clean anti-win anti-mac look. Very nice on all sorts of wallpapers.

Posted by Nando Cozzi on February 14, 2008 at 10:56 PM PST #

hi, useless to say I love your icon set. if available, maybe you could post a link where we all could get them in svg format. this would just make me a happy man ;-)

Posted by dirk raith on February 20, 2008 at 10:13 PM PST #

I am thinking of using it for my desktop. But I need different sizes (for menu, for desktop, and so on). Is there a scalable (SVG) version? What vector format did you use? Perhaps we can convert it?

Posted by Pixotec on July 14, 2008 at 09:34 PM PDT #

Oh, I just read, that you have done it with SVG... please release them to make a lot people happy! Why not?

Posted by Pixotec on July 14, 2008 at 09:39 PM PDT #

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