Justin Penner

Space Mode

Hello again, font friends! If you’re into sci-fi typography, you’re going to love this one. Yes, I’m back already with another new release, expanded from my 36 Days of Fonts project.

Typography in science fiction is wonderfully imaginative when it’s done right, and there’s been a really great trend for it lately. Here’s my take on how Latin letterforms might look in the distant future.

Space Mode cover image

Space Mode is a multi-weighted typeface, sent back in time from the distant future.

Forward-looking typeface designers often predict a reductive future where Latin letterforms have become increasingly modularized and simplified, or random bits have mysteriously gone missing. Thankfully, this is not the case, and typography has instead flourished and evolved. New forms have appeared, and some revived from historical references. A more complex drawing model has arisen that seems to add new curves in a effort to tame the strange diagonals that appear in the final quarter of the alphabet.

You might remember Space Mode from day 28, when it was only a numeral set.

Space Mode numerals

Space Mode now has 6 weights from Light to Black, and a full character set with Western European language support, plus punctuation, symbols, and arrows.

Space Mode character set

Space Mode is available now on Gumroad and Creative Market, with license options for desktop, web, ebook and app usage.

Or find it on Creative Market, if you prefer.

If you’d like to try it out before purchasing a license, I’m also offering a free trial with a limited character set. Enjoy!

And here are a few more images…

Space Mode features

Space Mode weights

Space Mode 6 weights

Space Mode character set

Space Mode promo image

Space Mode promo image

Space Mode promo image

Space Mode promo image

Space Mode promo image

Space Mode promo image

Space Mode promo image

Space Mode promo image

Space Mode promo image

Space Mode promo image