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Darkmode

The typeface Darkmode on a mobile phone in a headline, body text, a pull quote and the labels of a button and navigation. Half of the phone is set dark text on light background, the other half is set in light text on dark background.

Sans-Serif Typeface

by Dalton Maag

16 Styles

Thin to Black with Darkmode on/off

Variable font

2 axes (weight, Darkmode on/off)

License for web and app usage

75 € per style and year (static font)
300 € per year (variable font)

Trial fonts available

Use it for:

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

My thoughts on Darkmode

Darkmode tackles a problem most UI designers face. For dark text on light background everything works fine, but when the same text is set light on a dark background it suddenly seems rather large and bold. To compensate for that, Darkmode has a lighter style to maintain a visually consistent appearance on all backgrounds. It also comes with the most common UI icons which is pretty handy. A highly legible and friendly font for your next app design.

Screenshot of Darkmode in a webdesign. The left half is black-on-white text, right half is white-on-black text
I used Darkmode in a web design for a federal association for the blind in Austria. Having excellent legibility for white-on-black text is not only trendy in this case, it’s required.

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