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Pausa

Pausa is elegant, but not over the top. The traditonal serif typeface Pausa on a mobile phone. Pausa values space, paper and breath. Like its creation process, is a typeface that asks for calm.” from the specimen of Pausa

Serif typeface

designed by Eduilson Coan
available at Fabio Haag Type

Variable Font

1 axis: weight

6 styles

3 weights: Regular, Semi-Bold, Bold
with matching italics

Licenses for print/web/app:

$ 105 (print + web), $ 590 (app)

Best for

  • Headings (display text)
  • Long reading text (body text)
  • User Interfaces (functional text)

Specialty

A classic serif typeface with beautiful small caps, and lively italics, coming with contextual swashes to spice up your noble design.

My thoughts on Pausa

The serif typeface Pausa, from Fabio Haag Type, comes with a traditional vibe, which is not very surprising. But thanks to the sturdy strokes, organic curves and quite wide design, it comes with a contemporary note. It feels balanced and elegant, I really adore the small caps and the combination with the lively italics.

Pausa feels gentle and organic.
Elegant & Balanced
Coming with a traditional mood, the wider, horizontal design gives it a contemporary note as well.
The small caps are a joy to look at.
Pausa is truly elegant. But don’t set it as large as I did. The upright is made for text sizes.

As claimed on the website, Pausa requires space. In larger sizes (24 px and above), the upright style can quickly become too dull, especially the bold weight. Pausa is made for long reading text. But then again, not for very small text either, because of the quite low x-height. I recommend anything between 14–20 px or 8–14 pt.

The lively italics are
Well suited for larger text
The sMalL CaPS are beautiful too.
Overall the italics seem lighter compared to the regular weight.
The italics however are more suited for larger sizes

The italics are lighter, more delicate and therefore also suited for a little display text, like a pull quote or a prominent heading. They also are equipped with gorgeous contextual swashes, so they definitely will spice up a neat title.

A Really Great Typeface Contextual Swashes activated
Only the italics come with these stylistic alternates

You rarely see such simple and approachable licensing like with Fabio Haag Type. They only sell complete families, free trial fonts can be downloaded, and the various packages do not include any limits when it comes to page views or app downloads. I apprecitae that.


What do you think? Is this typeface something for an upcoming project, or do you have a font recommendation? Tell me in the comments below!

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2 Comments

  1. B R E A T H E Oliver, b r e a t h e 🧘🏻‍♀️🧘🏻‍♂️ Take a PAUSE!
    It really is making me stop and mindfully grasp what you’re saying. Meditation app? Yes! I’m somewhat hypnotized.

    Words “organic” and “contemporary” are the words in which Pause shows its compact despite PAUSES between letters.
    Letter g is the letter with the most dignity.

    Italic🤔nja

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