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A collection of custom themes for Emacs. All the themes are named after famous programmers.

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Emacs themes

A collection of color themes for Emacs24 +

The themes are named after important/influential programmers.

Fixes, pull requests and feedback very welcome : )



The easiest way to install is to use MELPA

M-x package-install  sublime-themes

Manual install

Running will put the themes in ~/.emacs.d/themes

To load a theme add the following to your init.el

(add-to-list 'custom-theme-load-path "~/.emacs.d/themes")
(load-theme 'hickey t)

You can browse the themes with

M-x load-theme  name-of-theme

One line install script

git clone && cd emacs-color-themes && ./

As an Elisp Package

If the package directory is in the load path, one can simply

(require 'emacs-color-themes)

and use

function to load any theme that is provided. This way, one can add the package to their Emacs configuration as is, without needing to add any directories, symlinks or copies.


A color theme based on the Space Grey ST2 theme named after Sergey Brin.

We believed we could build a better search. We had a simple idea, that not all pages are created equal. Some are more important"


A color theme based on the Light Table default


If something seems possible, that's probably because someone is already doing it. When something seems that it can't possibly work, nobody tries it. Real innovation happens when someone tries anyway, overlooking an obvious flaw, and finds a way to make an idea work. -- Joel Spolsky

A theme heavily inspired by the default ST2 theme. My personal favourite.


What I tell founders is not to sweat the business model too much at first. The most important task at first is to build something people want. If you don't do that, it won't matter how clever your business model is. -- Paul Graham

A dark red, black and orange color theme


A color theme based on Goldfish


Choose immutability and see where it takes you -- Rich Hickey

A dark theme.


The apprentice avoids all use of Java classes. The journeyman embraces Java classes. The master knows which classes to embrace and which to avoid. -- Michael Fogus

A dark blue theme which is more or less the Tron theme.


Make every detail perfect, and limit the number of details to perfect -- Jack Dorsey

A dark and grungy theme.


It's difficult to be rigorous about whether a machine really 'knows', 'thinks', etc., because we're hard put to define these things. We understand human mental processes only slightly better than a fish understands swimming. -- John McCarthy

A light theme loosely based on Facebook colors


A grungy theme based upon an oilstained and muddy aircraft.


A vivid theme like a chocolate

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