Type Design

Carmelo is a typeface whose letterforms are drawn to represent a personality I’ve conceived for myself as a mature woman. I thought about the woman I wanted to grow to be: she is strong, sweet, soft, and confident. I used those traits to design this typeface. Carmelo uses organic slime serifs, and extended thinned terminals to embody the elegance of mature women. It combines it with a tall x-height to give her a humanist form: she’s a friendly old lady :-)