Pensum is a typeface for text, text and nothing but text. A pure monster, straight and plain.
Pensum Pro RegularClick to Edit
Tschaikowsky’s
Pensum Pro Extra BoldClick to Edit
Schanzenviertel
Pensum Pro Regular ItalicClick to Edit
Pensum Pro Thin
Pensum Pro Extra Light
Pensum Pro Light
Pensum Pro Regular
Pensum Pro Book
Pensum Pro Medium
Pensum Pro Bold
Pensum Pro Extra Bold
Pensum Pro Black
Pensum Pro Black
Pensum Pro Extra Bold
Pensum Pro Bold
Pensum Pro Medium
Pensum Pro Book
Pensum Pro Regular
Pensum Pro Light
Pensum Pro Extra Light
Pensum Pro Thin

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.

Nils Thomsen
Designed by
Nils Thomsen
in 2016

otf and ttf for desktop and apps, plus woffwoff2 and eot for web

Providing 1078 glyphs, 18 styles and 9 weights

Was honoured in Typographica’s Favorite Typefaces of 2016

Related:
Language Support
Open Type Features

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Pensum Pro Family
359.00
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359.00
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Pensum Pro Thin
59.00
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59.00
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Pensum Pro Thin Italic
59.00
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59.00
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Pensum Pro Extra Light
59.00
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59.00
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Pensum Pro Extra Light Italic
59.00
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59.00
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Pensum Pro Light
59.00
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59.00
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Pensum Pro Light Italic
59.00
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59.00
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Pensum Pro Regular
59.00
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59.00
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Pensum Pro Regular Italic
59.00
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59.00
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Pensum Pro Book
59.00
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59.00
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Pensum Pro Book Italic
59.00
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59.00
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Pensum Pro Medium
59.00
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59.00
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Pensum Pro Medium Italic
59.00
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59.00
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Pensum Pro Bold
59.00
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59.00
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Pensum Pro Bold Italic
59.00
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59.00
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Pensum Pro Extra Bold
59.00
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59.00
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Pensum Pro Extra Bold Italic
59.00
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59.00
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Pensum Pro Black
59.00
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59.00
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Pensum Pro Black Italic
59.00
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59.00
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Pensum Pro Family
890.00
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890.00
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Pensum Pro Thin
146.00
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146.00
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Pensum Pro Thin Italic
146.00
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146.00
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Pensum Pro Extra Light
146.00
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146.00
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Pensum Pro Extra Light Italic
146.00
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146.00
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Pensum Pro Light
146.00
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146.00
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Pensum Pro Light Italic
146.00
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146.00
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Pensum Pro Regular
146.00
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146.00
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Pensum Pro Regular Italic
146.00
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146.00
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Pensum Pro Book
146.00
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146.00
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Pensum Pro Book Italic
146.00
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146.00
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Pensum Pro Medium
146.00
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146.00
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Pensum Pro Medium Italic
146.00
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146.00
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Pensum Pro Bold
146.00
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146.00
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Pensum Pro Bold Italic
146.00
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146.00
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Pensum Pro Extra Bold
146.00
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146.00
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Pensum Pro Extra Bold Italic
146.00
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146.00
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Pensum Pro Black
146.00
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146.00
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Pensum Pro Black Italic
146.00
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146.00
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Pensum Pro Family
3,590.00
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3,590.00
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Pensum Pro Thin
590.00
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590.00
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Pensum Pro Thin Italic
590.00
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590.00
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Pensum Pro Extra Light
590.00
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590.00
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Pensum Pro Extra Light Italic
590.00
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590.00
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Pensum Pro Light
590.00
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590.00
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Pensum Pro Light Italic
590.00
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590.00
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Pensum Pro Regular
590.00
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590.00
Price incl. VAT.
Pensum Pro Regular Italic
590.00
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590.00
Price incl. VAT.
Pensum Pro Book
590.00
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590.00
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Pensum Pro Book Italic
590.00
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590.00
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Pensum Pro Medium
590.00
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590.00
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Pensum Pro Medium Italic
590.00
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590.00
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Pensum Pro Bold
590.00
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590.00
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Pensum Pro Bold Italic
590.00
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590.00
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Pensum Pro Extra Bold
590.00
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590.00
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Pensum Pro Extra Bold Italic
590.00
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590.00
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Pensum Pro Black
590.00
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590.00
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Pensum Pro Black Italic
590.00
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590.00
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