Minimalist Pelican Theme with a focus on accessibility
f1b8aa83 — Alexander a month ago
Add License and Version.
074e8a8f — Alexander a month ago
Updated fork of Brutalist, now Brutale.
d0113334 — Matt McManus 1 year, 2 months ago
Using description metadata field instead of summary for articles and pages


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You can also use your local clone with git send-email.

version 2

Brutale Pelican Theme

A fork and update to the original Brutalist theme created by @mc_manus. This update brings Brutalist design to Pelican 4 and begins to remove various plugins and settings used for social setup and putting a greater focus on making sure the generated sites focus on accessibility.

Local installation

git clone 
cd brutale
virtualenv venv
source venv/bin/activate
pip install -r requirements.txt
make html serve


  • Clean, readable, accessible, and fast theme
  • Mobile first
  • W3C validated
  • Clean slugified URLs
  • Easy to extend and customize to your liking
  • SEO optimized w/ OG tags and Twitter Card support
  • Google Analytics support
  • Gravatar support
  • Disqus support
  • Pygments syntax highlighting for code blocks
  • Display Twitter, Github, Facebook, Instagram, Strava, Untappd, Telegram, Foursquare, and Goodreads icons in footer if configured

Template support


  • archives.html
  • period_archives.html
  • article.html
  • categories.html
  • category.html
  • index.html
  • page.html
  • tag.html
  • tags.html

Not supported

  • author.html
  • authors.html

Live example

I use this for my blog You can find my settings here. Reach out if you have questions or run into an issue.