LDN Penrose is a versatile suite of gridded geometric fonts designed by Paul Harpin in homage to the brilliant Penrose family of distinguished artists and mathematicians.  

Roger Penrose is a Nobel Laureate in Physics and inventor of non-periodic tiling. His uncle was the esteemed historian, poet and artist Roland Penrose, who was married to war photographer, muse and Vogue model Lee Miller. Roland penned Picasso’s monograph and founded the ICA (Institute of Contemporary Art) in London.

Unconnected to the Penrose family, but sharing the same name, are the highly influential Penrose Annuals, quintessential graphic design & typography volumes published by Lund Humphries. They were a huge inspiration for Paul as a graphic design student in Leeds.

LDN Penrose is a system-based family comprising 8 alphanumeric fonts sharing identical metrics but each with their own unique implementation of fills and corners across the grid. A bonus font with further background grids is also included.  






CREATE YOUR OWN TYPE GRID! Each Penrose font contains multiple backgrounds and there is a bonus grid font with further pattern options.


Click below to select the licence option you require and purchase the font for immediate download. Desktop fonts are in OpenType format for use on Mac & PC computers; web fonts come in WOFF2 & WOFF formats for self-hosted websites.

Please note that if you require a larger desktop/web licence, or a digital embedding licence (mobile apps, ePub etc) please email us for a quote to cover your needs.

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