Design Concept

Mote is an low-contrast, utilitarian grotesque typeface. The distinctive letterforms of this unpretentious sans make the text legible and harmonious without being too repetitive.

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Mote is available in six weights, the most extreme of which, Light and Black, are more expressive and perform best at larger sizes, while the Regular is a workhorse that makes text both charming and unobtrusive. In its own way, Mote tries to answer the question of how archetypal letterforms can still be reinvented in the 21st century.

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All weights of Mote include ten different kinds of numerals. Proportional Old-style figures come as default figures in Mote. It also, however, includes Lining figures, Tabular numerals (both lining and OsF), Small Caps numerals, superior, inferior, circled and circled inverted numerals (selectable via OpenType features).

mote numerals

OpenType features

Like all Typotheque fonts, Mote includes Small Caps in all styles. Additionally, Mote includes a wealth of other advanced OpenType features. For more information please see the PDF instructions, or the Features section.

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Additionally, Mote includes a number of alternative characters, for example alternate upper and lower case J, and lower case a.

mote alternates


Mote typeface family was published in 2013, designed by Hrvoje Živčić.