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Pensum Pro

Designed by Nils Thomsen, Pensum Pro is a serif font family. This typeface has eighteen styles and was published by TypeMates.

Pensum is a typeface for text, text and nothing but text.
A pure monster, straight and plain.
It will set reliably word for word, line for line and paragraph for paragraph.
Sometimes a spark of the sexy, curvy and strongly ink trapped italic sneaks into proceedings but anyhow the plain workhorse will keep on setting text.
Deep inside some sharp details are hidden.
Some brushy and smooth shapes to be revealed in large sizes.
But seriously ...
Pensum, the brush and broad-nib inspired font comes along with nine weights from thin to black plus italics.
The strong serifs combined with low contrast makes it excellent for long reading text e.g.
in magazines and books.
The extreme thin and fragile styles can give a stylish and fashionable look, while the strong black weights are great for the rough nature of mountain sports.
The excellently and nicely balanced contrast helps Pensum to work great in very small sizes, because of the ink-trap effect.

Pensum is a typeface for text, text and nothing but text. A pure monster, straight and plain, it will reliably set word after word, line after line and paragraph after paragraph. Sometimes a spark of the sexy, curvy and sharply ink-trapped italic will sneak into proceedings but the plain workhorse will keep on setting text. Deep inside, some sharp details are hidden and some brushy and smooth shapes lurk, waiting to reveal themselves in large sizes.

But seriously… Pensum, the brush and broad-nib inspired font comes with nine weights from thin to black along with matched italics. The strong serifs combined with the low contrast make it excellent for long text, whether in books or magazines. Pensum’s robust in even smaller sizes, where its ink-traps and that finely balanced contrast can work their magic — and those same details make it impressive in headlines or large italic quotes. Its extremely thin styles can give a stylish and fashionable look, while the strong black weights are great for the rough and tumble of mountain sports.

With more than a thousand glyphs and lots of OpenType features, Pensum can fulfil every typographic need. For lovers of book typography, the small caps are wider than the caps and you will find punctuation in case and small-cap sensitive variations. Pensum’s Adobe Latin 3 encoding is a TypeMates standard and gives a wide range of flexibility for Latin language support.

Was honoured in Typographica’s Favorite Typefaces of 2016

Foundry TypeMates
Fonts 18
Price $59.00
Released 2016
Style Serif
Designer Nils Thomsen

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