Vala supports up to 83 different languages such as Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Turkish, Italian, Polish, Kurdish (Latin), Azerbaijani (Latin), Romanian, Dutch, Hungarian, Serbian (Latin), Kazakh (Latin), Czech, Swedish, Belarusian (Latin), Croatian, Slovak, Finnish, Danish, Lithuanian, Latvian, Slovenian, Irish, Estonian, Basque, Icelandic, and Luxembourgian in Latin and other scripts.
Please note that not all languages are available for all formats.
Oscar Guerrero found inspiration for Vala™ in the window lettering of a small shop near his home in Bogotá, Colombia. “The capital A, R and V caught my attention and I photographed the window,” he explains. “Later, I started to draw more letters inspired by the ones in the window.” Guerrero says he has long-admired the work of Giambattista Bodoni and allowed the Italian master designer’s typefaces to infuse Vala.
Vala shines in print headlines, subheads, cover art and packaging. Its spirited ball-terminals and a large x-height also brings a distinctive melding of verve and poise to banners, headings, navigational links and branding in web sites and other interactive projects.
Not satisfied with just a basic character set, Guerrero also took advantage of OpenType’s capabilities and drew a large set of swash capitals, a suite of fancy ligatures, and a collection of lowercase alternative designs. The result is a design that emulates custom lettering for posters, headlines and logotypes.