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Paraguayan type design

[Drawing by Ronald Searle entitled Paraguayan Dictator (1969)]


Adriana Peralta

Paraguayan codesigner with Oz Montania of Totentanz (2009), a stencil blackletter font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alejandro Valdéz Sanabria

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Augusto Ramirez

Asuncion, Paraguay-based designer of the free experimentasl Bodoni typeface Bodowi (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carolina Giovagnoli

Born in Rosario, Argentina, in 1976, she studied type design at UBA in Buenos Aires from 2009 until 2010, and co-founded the type coop Huerta Tipográfica. Carolina is currently based in Berlin.

Her graduation typeface at FADU-UBA, Andada, was awarded at the Second Bienal Iberoamericana of Design (BID 10) and at Tipos Latinos 2012. Andada is a warm text typeface designed specially for Argentinian and Paraguayan (Guarani) text. Andada is free at Google Fonts and Open Font Library. It was commercially released at Huerta Tipografica in 2020 as Andada ht Pro. In 2021, Google Fonts published Andada Pro.

With Andrés Torresi, she developed Cambo (2011, Huerta Tipográfica), a family for Latin and Khmer [a free weight at Fontsquirrel].

Robots ht, which uses layering to construct robots, won an award at Tipos Latinos 2014. There is a useful accompanying font called Robots HT Arrows. Winner at Tipos Latinos 2018 of a type design award for Robots HT.

In 2014, Huerta Tipografica published the free text typeface family Caladea which was designed by Carolina Giovagnoli and Andrés Torresi. Caladea is based on Lato and is metric-compatible with Microsoft's Cambria.

In 2015, Andrés Torresi and Carolina Giovagnoli developed the Devanagari typeface family Sarali at Huerta Tipografica (free at Google Web Fonts). The Latin part is based on Torresi's Telex (2012).

Sura (2015, Google Web Fonts) is a Devanagari typeface family designed by Carolina Giovagnoli. It is based on the original Latin typeface Andada, a serif typeface for text.

Winner at Tipos Latinos 2018 of a type design award for Laura HT.

In 2020, she designed the stone cut typeface Das ABC der Scheren.

In 2021, she released Weg, an experimental font based on interweaved lines. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Claud Filartiga

Art director in Asuncion, Paraguay. Creator of the geometric typeface Aladi New (2012).

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Fernando Amengual

Argentinian artist / painter / illustrator, b. 1966. Creator of the experimental typefaces Borges (2005), Latita (2000, organic), Ñanduti (2000), Pacífica (2000, based on Arial, the typeface used for the Iraq war declaration), Huev (2004), and Misiones. In 1984, he become Profesor Nacional de Artes Plásticas in Buenos Aires. Currently, he is a professor of design at Universidad Católica de Asunción, Paraguay. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Guarani Renda
[Manuel F. Fernández]

Free Guarani Paraguayo truetype fonts corresponding to Times New Roman, New Courier and Arial: TaiAriaguaHekope, TaiAriaguaKyra, TaiAriaguaKyraYke, TaiAriaguaYke, TaiIpeJoajuvaHekope, TaiIpeJoajuvaKyra, TaiIpeJoajuvaKyraYke, TaiIpeJoajuvaYke, TaiRromaguaHekope, TaiRromaguaKyra, TaiRromaguaKyraYke, TaiRromaguaYke. Page run by Manuel F. Fernández. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Horst Quade
[TrueType Fonts para Guarani]

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[Alejandro Valdéz Sanabria]

Alejandro Valdéz's web site and blog, in Spanish, from Asuncion, Paraguay. Sarakanda is a typeface he made for dyslexics. Arguing in terms of bouma (word outlines), the font was developed to create bouncy and individualistic boumas by working on the ends of the ascenders and descenders. His script typeface López won an award at Tipos Latinos 2010.

His [old] bibliography on typography and dyslexia [dead URL]. FADU-UBA link. Old URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Juan Heilborn Díaz

This Paraguayan type designer from Asunción (b. 1977) created the sans family Kuarahy specially for its joint use for Castellano (Spanish) and Guaraní. He also made Jasy (a 3-weight roman) and Jeroky (for school texts that must serve both Spanish and Guaraní). In this talk, he discusses typography for Gauaraní, the language preferred by the people of Paraguay. FADU-UBA link. He teaches Editorial Design and Typography in the Universidad Nacional de Asunción, and works in editorial and educational design, and on social campaigns and typography in his studio. Speaker at ATypI 2009 in Mexico City. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Julio Mendez

Lambaré, Paraguay-based creator of the scribbly typeface Jopea 302 (2011) and its simplification Jopea 302 Simple (2011). He also made the grunge typeface Now You See Me Now You Don't (2011), and the funny hand-drawn dingbat "face" Memes (2011). Aka Jopea 302.

In 2012, Julio created the outlined hand-printed typeface On The Wagon.

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Leonardo Cabrera Balboa

Graphic designer in Luque, Paraguay, who created the chromatic number typeface Circus Numeros in 2015. [Google] [More]  ⦿


The name Letter Press (or: Letterpressfonts) makes it sound like this company is steeped in typographic tradition, and completely legit. Most of their 3000 or so fonts are sold for 9.90 US dollars. Most classic fonts are renamed: Mystral became Mystic, and so forth. Now, this Mystic renaming was also done by Jason Hogrefe's Summitsoft Corp, which operated out of Omaha, NE. Maybe this parasitic company is run by the same person. Maybe not. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lilia Puentes

Paraguayan graphic designer and member of ATypI. She lives and works in Asunción. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Manuel F. Fernández
[Guarani Renda]

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Marina Gauto

Asuncion, Paraguay-based designer of various interesting typographic posters in 205. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Osvaldo Olivera Villagra

Born in Asunción in 1970. Graduated in graphic design. Worked in newspapers as graphic designer until 1999, when he opened his own studio A4 design. He studied at the Tecnológico de Monterrey (Guadalajara, Mexico), in Buenos Aires, and in Sao Paulo, teaches at the Universidad Católica de Asunción, and specializes in the history of Paraguayan design. At ATypI 2009 in Mexico City, he talks about the Guarani language. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Oz Montania

Illustrator and designer from Paraguay, who made two blackletter fonts, Totentanz (2009, a stencil blackletter; with Adriana Peralta), and Linea27 (2009, with Solano Torres). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Paulo Bordón

Graphic designer and illustrator in Asuncion (and before that, Fernando de la Mora), Paraguay. Creator of Timoca (2014: a pixel typeface) and Albanu (2014: a display sans). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rodolfo Fernández Alvarez

Rodolfo Fernández Alvarez (who is from Montevideo, Asunción and Málaga) developed EzquerraCursiva (2010), a brush and signage face, based on the work of anarchist painter and letterer Francisco Ezquerra, who was active in Uruguay from ca. 1950 until ca. 1970, after fleeing Spain before World war II. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Solano Torres

Paraguayan codesigner with Oz Montania of Linea27 (2009), a blackletter font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tipos Latinos Paraguay

Tipos Latinos Paraguay, as of 2010: Eduardo Barreto, Leonardo Cabrera, Juan Heilborn, Sergio Legal, Laura Monello, Paola Nuovo, Osvaldo Olivera, Horacio Oteiza, Ricardo Ruiz Diaz, Leda Sostoa, Selene Torres, Alejandro Valdez. [Google] [More]  ⦿

TrueType Fonts para Guarani
[Horst Quade]

Free Arial and Roman truetype fonts for Guarani Paraguayo. Fonts by professor Horst Quade from the Technical University of Clausthal, Germany. The page is maintained by Wolf Lustig. [Google] [More]  ⦿