Argentinean designer creates font for Calgary
City joins the ranks of Chicago, New York and Geneva in having a font namesake.
June 12, 2008, Calgary - Latin American graphic designer Alejandro Paul has created a typeface as an homage to his first trip to Calgary. Inspired by the 1950’s Americana-style welcome sign he saw when he arrived at the Calgary International airport, Paul added a decidedly Cowtown flair and created Calgary Script.
This is especially meaningful for Veer, a Calgary-based stock image company and exclusive distributor of Calgary Script.
“We’re excited to have international talents like Alejandro contributing to our collections,” says Jon Parker, Veer’s Director of Brand Communication. “We’re honored that he dedicated such a beautiful font to our hometown.”
Paul came to Calgary for the first time in 2007 and was inspired by the iconic “Welcome to Calgary” sign in the arrivals terminal. “It wasn’t just the sign that triggered the font; it was everything about the city. I’ve traveled to many places in North America, and there isn’t any other city with the same vibe as Calgary,” says Paul. “There’s that whole wild west thing too.”
Paul came up with the idea for the font on his return flight to Buenos Aires. “It was only fitting that I name it Calgary Script,” says Paul.
Calgary Script is the 100th font Paul has contributed to Veer, and is part of the company's exclusive Umbrella type collection. Calgary Script is available at www.veer.com
Veer makes it easier to be creative with an affordable selection of creative stock photography, stock illustrations, fonts and creative merchandise. Veer provides an uncomplicated shopping experience that lets customers stay focused on their creative work. Its visual elements help people add style to business, marketing and personal design projects from websites and blog posts to business presentations and ad campaigns. Veer hosts the Veer Ideas community where creatives can set up personal profiles, read the latest design news on the Skinny blog and post on the community blog, the Fat. Veer is a Corbis Corporation brand and serves its global customer base through its website at veer.com.
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