Late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez writes a message after signing his support for a proposal to change the constitution, in Caracas in December 2008. – REUTERS/Jorge Silva
Need inspiration for your socialist policies, ideas and deals? Or mabybe you fancy writing a love letter like Hugo Chavez? Now you, too, can type in El Comandante’s handwriting style.
Supporters of Venezuela’s late socialist leader Hugo Chavez have unveiled yet another novel way of keeping his memory alive – a font for typing in “El Comandante’s” handwriting style. The distinctive ‘ChavezPro’ font was launched by a group of young “anti-imperialists” to coincide with nationwide commemorations of the 60th anniversary of his birth.
Chavez’s bold scrawl became famous to Venezuelans as he used to spend hours on national TV writing and drawing on boards and papers to explain policies, develop ideas and sign deals. His signature, in red for socialist, adorns T-shirts, baseball caps and the walls of buildings around the nation.
The new font can be downloaded for free from the “Creative Trench” group’s website trincheracreativa.com. They used letters written by Chavez while he was in jail for a failed 1992 coup attempt to digitalise his handwriting. “The best present!” enthused one ‘Chavista’ via Twitter. “The typography of the giant!”