Journal / Tumblr Theme: I Could Live In Hope

A free minimal Tumblr theme for you.


A few weeks ago I launched a personal blog, powered by Tumblr. I intend to use it to post photos and music stuff that really doesn’t fit on this blog. Initially I thought about using a standard Tumblr theme instead of fussing over a custom one when I was busy enough as it was. However, I couldn’t bring myself to use someone else’s template and ended up creating my own, minimal theme over the course of (mostly) two nights.

For some reason I decided I should release the theme. I think it was seeing so many bad Tumblr themes that did it. I’ve called it I Could Live In Hope, after the first album by one of the favourite bands, Low. If I create any themes for any platform in the future I intend to name them after subsequent Low albums, in corresponding chronological order.

So if you have a Tumblr account, head over to the I Could Live In Hope page to preview the theme, and install it via the Theme Garden. Unfortunately the Theme garden doesn’t have permalinks for each theme, but it’s near the top of the Recent page, and currently just above half way up the Popular page. You can now install the theme directly. To date there have been over 400 3000 installs, and that’s rising every day.

If you have any feedback on theme, or find any bugs, please use the Nonimage Get Satisfaction page.

12 responses so far

  1. Tim Brown

    23rd Jun, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    Andy, this theme is beautiful. Great job. Thanks for sharing!

  2. admin

    23rd Jun, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    Thanks a lot Tim, that’s very nice of you to say.

  3. Bookmole

    11th Jul, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    Hi – Love your theme. I honestly do. It’s fresh, and clean, and minimal. And it stands out from all the other, fussy, themes.

    What I would like to ask is, is there a bit of code I could strategically insert to make the side bar (the bit with the RSS / Random / Archive) float? I mean, stay on screen when scrolling?

    I know very little about HTML, but did manage to insert comments, using a bit of advice. Any help would be gratefully received, and even if you say “Sod off, woman, and find out yourself!” I will still use your theme (cos it is nice!)


  4. jen

    28th Sep, 2009 at 2:28 am


  5. dvdzip

    6th Sep, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    this theme is very nice , thank you for sharing

  6. jame

    25th Feb, 2011 at 9:13 am

    Pretty interesting site you’ve got here. Thanks for it. I like such topics and anything that is connected to them.

  7. April

    3rd Aug, 2011 at 4:02 am

    Yes, thank you for this lovely theme. :-)

  8. Cyse

    4th Apr, 2012 at 6:07 am

    Hi, how do you put your twitter status on this page? I’ve installed it and it didn’t appear on my page….

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    6th Aug, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    Pretty nice tumblr focused theme from what I could see. When it’s come to blogging now I’ve generally opted towards using the WordPress platform due to it’s ease of setup and use of themes which exist now.

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