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Thorben

Thorben by Studio Buchanan
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Thorben Font Family was designed by Jonathan Gibson, and published by Studio Buchanan. Thorben contains 4 styles and family package options. More about this family
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Thorben Light
Thorben Light
Thorben Regular
Thorben Semi Bold
Thorben Bold

Thorben Light - Glyph Count: 297

This is a listing of all 297 glyphs contained in the font, including OpenType variants that may only be accessible via OpenType-aware applications.

Each basic character (“A”) is followed by Unicode variants of the same character (Á, Ä…), then OpenType variants (small caps, alternates, ligatures…). This way you can see all the variations on a single character in one place.

Thorben Light image
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  • Thorben Light image
  • Full Font Name: Thorben Light
    Family Name: Thorben Light
    Sub-Family Name: Regular
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 0.001;hotconv 1.0.109;makeotfexe 2.5.65596
    Glyph Count: 297
    File Size: 37648
    OT Features: aalt calt case dlig dnom frac kern liga numr ordn pnum salt sinf ss01 ss02 ss03 ss04 ss05 ss06 ss07 subs sups tnum zero
    Supported Languages: English
  • Thorben Regular image
  • Full Font Name: Thorben Regular
    Family Name: Thorben
    Sub-Family Name: Regular
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 0.001;hotconv 1.0.109;makeotfexe 2.5.65596
    Glyph Count: 297
    File Size: 39872
    OT Features: aalt calt case dlig dnom frac kern liga numr ordn pnum salt sinf ss01 ss02 ss03 ss04 ss05 ss06 ss07 subs sups tnum zero
    Supported Languages: English
  • Thorben Semi Bold image
  • Full Font Name: Thorben SemiBold
    Family Name: Thorben SemiBold
    Sub-Family Name: Regular
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 0.001;hotconv 1.0.109;makeotfexe 2.5.65596
    Glyph Count: 297
    File Size: 41284
    OT Features: aalt calt case dlig dnom frac kern liga numr ordn pnum salt sinf ss01 ss02 ss03 ss04 ss05 ss06 ss07 subs sups tnum zero
    Supported Languages: English
  • Thorben Bold image
  • Full Font Name: Thorben Bold
    Family Name: Thorben
    Sub-Family Name: Bold
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 0.001;hotconv 1.0.109;makeotfexe 2.5.65596
    Glyph Count: 297
    File Size: 40404
    OT Features: aalt calt case dlig dnom frac kern liga numr ordn pnum salt sinf ss01 ss02 ss03 ss04 ss05 ss06 ss07 subs sups tnum zero
    Supported Languages: English

Licensing Options

You can use this font in any of the following places. Read the full EULA text for details about each license. If you have a usage in mind that's not covered by these licenses, contact us and we'll see what we can do.

Desktop: for use on a desktop workstation

For the most common uses, both personal and professional, for use in desktop applications with a font menu.

For example:

  • Install the font on your Mac OS X or Windows system
  • Use the font within desktop applications such as Microsoft Word, Mac Pages, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, etc.
  • Create and print documents, as well as static images (.jpeg, .tiff, .png)

Desktop licenses are based on the number of users of the fonts. You can change the number of users by clicking the quantity dropdown option on Buying Choices or Cart pages.

Please be sure to review the listing foundry's Desktop license agreement as some restrictions may apply—such as use in logos/trademarks, geographic restrictions (number of locations), and products that will be sold.

Adding users later:

Desktop licenses are cumulative. If you require a Desktop license that covers additional users, simply place a new order for the same Desktop package, for the number of additional users.

Thorben Desktop EULA

Webfont: for your website

Webfonts can be used on a single domain. Agencies responsible for multiple websites, for example web design agencies or hosting providers, may not share a single webfont license across multiple websites.

Every time the webpage using the webfont kit is loaded (i.e, the webfont kit CSS which holds the @font-face rule is called) the counting system counts a single pageview for each webfont within the webfont kit.

For usage in graphic images shown on the website, consider a Desktop license instead as most allow for it.

This font's webfont license is:

Pay Once

You get a monthly pageview allowance for your webfonts. This license does not need to be renewed.

For example, if you order a license that covers 10,000 monthly pageviews, you will remain within your license as long as you do not get more than 10,000 views per month.

If the website starts getting more traffic, simply place a new order for the additional monthly pageviews you require, as Pay Once webfont pageviews are cumulative.

Thorben WebFont EULA

App: for embedding in mobile applications

Select this license type when you are developing an app for iOS, Android, or Windows Phone, and you will be embedding the font file in your mobile application's code.

This font's app license is:

For One Year

Up to 25,000 registered users for one year.

Thorben App EULA

ePub: for embedding in e-text products

You can use an ePub license to embed the font in an electronic publication such as an eBook, eMagazine, eNewspaper, or interactive PDF.

An ePub license is based on the number of publications in which the font is used. Each issue counts as a separate publication. Regional or format variations don't count as separate publications.

Updated versions of publications that are free to previous customers do not need a new license; otherwise, each new version that is released counts as a separate publication.

For font usage in graphic images shown as the ePub cover, consider a Desktop license instead as most allow for it.

Thorben ePUB EULA

Server: for applications that produce a deliverable with fonts embedded

A server license is required for sites, web apps, or services that allow a non-licensed user to utilize the font to create a product (for example, personalized t-shirts, PDF receipts, business cards, and pictures with captions, et cetera).

This license is valid for one year and is renewed each year that the font remains in use.

The price is based upon the number of servers on which the font is installed. Development servers do not count toward the limit. A font downloaded with this license cannot be used in SaaS, where the service is the product rather that the item that is created.

Not to be confused with…

The 'Server' name can be a bit slippery. Server fonts can be installed on a server and used by remote users or automated processes to create items. These licenses are fairly common for e-commerce websites that allow their customers to interact with the font via the business' webpage interface, customize a printed hard-good product, and they'd purchase/receive the hard-good product.

This is not to be confused with multiple multi-user Desktop licenses. Desktop font licenses are based on the number of users of the fonts; in other words, the number of computers in which the font will be installed.

Thorben Server EULA

Digital Ads: for use in HTML5 ads

You can use this type of license to embed fonts into digital ads, such as ads built using HTML5.

We'll supply a kit containing webfonts that can be used within digital ads, such as banner ads. This kit may be shared with third parties who are working on your behalf to produce the ad creatives, however you are wholly responsible for it.

HTML5 ads use webfonts, so why purchase a Digital Ads license rather than a Webfont license?

There are a few reasons, such as the Digital Ads EULA having terms that enable usage in digital ads and on advertising networks.

Digital advertisements also have different usage patterns compared to websites. Most websites generally have consistent pageviews month-to-month whereas advertising impressions can vary wildly month-to-month. Prices reflect this, making it much less expensive to use a Digital Ad license.

If you know the number of impressions the campaign requires, that amount can be ordered before the campaign begins. For campaigns where number impressions is unknown until the end of the campaign, you can true up at the end of each calendar month. Impressions are valid for 4 years.

Thorben Digital Ads EULA

About Thorben Font Family


The old Norse legend of Thorben Odinson is a cautionary tale. And this typeface, like the nebulous kingdom he ruled, is something of a cloudy concoction. Thorben the typeface is something of an inspiration-hybrid, pulling aspects from multiple sources and combining them into a typeface that strangely seems to work (or not – depending on your point of view).


What started as a redrawing of some old carvings (on a castle wall in deepest, darkest Suffolk), is now something entirely different. Part Nouveau curves and Celtic script, topped with a few sprinkles of modernism, darkness and some quirky ideas – Thorben absorbs it all, creating a display face that feels antiquated and current at the same time. Each style also comes pre-loaded with a handful of pictograms and icons perfect for adorning your designs with extra Thorben-ness.

Designers: Jonathan Gibson

Publisher: Studio Buchanan

Foundry: Studio Buchanan

Design Owner: Studio Buchanan

MyFonts debut: Aug 29, 2020

Thorben