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Penumbra™ Sans

By Adobe

Lance Hidy
Adobe

An all-cap super family? Sure, especially when it's as versatile as the Penumbra™ typeface family, designed by Lance Hidy in 1994. Derived from poster lettering-monoline forms and a blending of contemporary and traditional qualities, the Penumbra font's uniqueness stems from its emphasis on two design axes: weight and style.

The style axis progresses from a sans serif display design to a full serif design, including flare serifs and half serifs. Consistent design characteristics hold the family together they ensure that serif and sans fonts work well together. The weight axis ranges from a tall and narrow light to a solid and dominant bold.

The style range displayed (pun intended) in this super family, from a Futura®-like sans serif font to a Sistina™- like serif font, mean that the Penumbra fonts can be successfully used in a myriad of display situations.

Humanistic Sans
Sans Serif