Carmelo is a typeface whose letterforms are drawn to represent a personality I conceive for myself as a mature woman. I evaluated the woman I wanted to grow to be: her traits are strong, noble, soft, and confident, and used those traits to draw letterforms that when flowed as text takes the tone of her voice. What is less obvious about Carmelo is the naive trait it exudes as well, it is the idea of maturity from an immature source—her form reflects this. This typeface uses organic slime serifs, and alien like terminals to embody the bodies mature women live in, but combines it with a tall x-height to give confidence to it’s form. When I write my name is written in Carmelo, I feel as though I am signing the name of myself when I am at the final chapters of my life.