Paper Icon Theme
Paper is a modern freedesktop icon theme whose design is based around the use of bold colours and simple geometric shapes to compose icons. Each icon has been meticulously designed for pixel-perfect viewing.
While it does take some inspiration from the icons in Google's Material Design, some aspects have been adjusted to better suit a desktop environment.
Copying or Reusing
Paper is licenced under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike. When reusing this work be sure to include a proper attribution:
Software that is included is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License
Download instructions are available on the official site.
Build & Install
You can build and install the Paper icon themes from source, provide you have
gnome-common installed on your system.
./autogen.sh make sudo make install
Missing Icons & Requests
You can file an icon request as a GitHub issue. Filing an icon request or reporting a missing icon, please take care in providing the following useful information:
- A screenshot of your issue or an image of the original icon you are requesting to be themed
- The file name for the missing icon or the requested icon, for example
- A short description of the application or software that you are requesting an icon for.
Note: some software ships hardcoded icons, meaning when you install icons are not placed in the system-wide directory
/usr/share/icons which makes them unthemeable.
Help & Support
You can visit the support channel
#Paper-Chat on Freenode for questions and discussion or join the Gitter chat:
You can also support the development of Paper by donating. Donations are much appreciated.