With shame I admit the work of Alejandro Paul is a recent discovery, but without regret I confess I’m a total fanboy now.
Inspired by the Americana-style lettering on a welcome sign in the terminal at Calgary International Airport, Calgary Script is one of Alejandro’s most recent demonstrations of superb typographic talent. Its retro letterforms flow with elegance, yet retain plenty of playful exuberance. Full of OpenType features that include adequate alternates and ligatures, don’t be surprised to find yourself exploring phrases reminiscent of market signage and decades gone by, such as “Rocket Car” and “Huevos Rancheros” — preferably the latter, as the alternate s at the end of a phrase is by far one of my favorite characters.
I’ve never visited, but if Calgary Script is a precursor to the beauty that lies within Calgary … O Canada!
Cameron Moll is a designer, author, speaker, and founder of Authentic Jobs. He has appeared in HOW, Print, Communication Arts, Forrester Research publications, National Public Radio (NPR), and .net magazine.