Take Your Linux Desktop Back To Stone Age With Ubo Icon Theme

Brief: If you want to give your Linux desktop a real vintage look, try Ubo icon theme. This hand drawn icon theme will make your Linux desktop look like Flintstones’ computer.

Legend has it that Ubo Icons were created with a ballpoint pen and then colorized in our very own GIMP. A ballpoint pen, mind you. Ubo Icon pack does add a unique twist to your desktop. For someone looking for a rather ragged look on your Linux desktop, Ubo icon pack is a must-have. A vintage looking wallpaper plus Ubo Icons and you have it, a desktop like none other.

Have a look at my desktop. Did I pull it off or what?

Don’t mind the Google Chrome icon. Even though dinosaur jumps in this browser, the icon simply refuses to go back to the stone age. But apart from hiccups like that, you’ll find these kinds of artisan icons on your system:

Lookin’ rusty eh? Vintage cars, old jeans, and trees ought to do it as far as the wallpaper is concerned. To install Ubo icon pack, follow the distro specific instructions below.

Install Ubo icon theme on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS and other Ubuntu derivatives:

If you are using an Ubuntu based Linux distribution, you can use this PPA from Noobslab:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:noobslab/icons
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ubo-icons

Install Ubo icon theme on Arch Linux, Manjaro, Antergos and other Arch derivatives:

yaourt -S ubo-icons

Ubo icons can be applied on all the desktop environments. You can do so using the Tweak tool on Gnome and Themes in Cinnamon.

And if you’re icon-pack hunting, then check out these astonishing icon themes for Linux. Whatever your taste may be, we’ve got you covered.

Wrapping up

I agree Ubo icon pack isn’t for everyone. But there’s no denying that Ubo icons are unique in design. Personally, the fact that they are hand drawn, drove me to write this article. The icon pack is still being expanded by the developer so I sure do hope to see more rusty icons.

Do share with us your favorite icon packs and themes. We’d be happy to hear. And don’t forget to share this article. Cheers.