Hugo Chavez lives on, in a rather unexpected way. On Monday, a group of font-loving “anti-imperialists” released a new and freely downloadable font modeled on the deceased Venezuelan leader’s handwriting. The ‘ChavezPro’ font, launched to commemorate the 60th anniversary of his birth, was designed based on letters “El Comandante” wrote while jailed for a failed 1992 coup. And in fact, Chavez’s handwriting is well-known to Venezuelans–the firebrand left-wing politician appeared on national TV many times using markers and drawing boards to explain plans and goals in national policy.
In related news, in its first congress since the death of Chavez, the ruling Socialist Party named him their “eternal leader”, while appointing incumbent successor Nicolas Maduro as their new party president. The only other state with an “eternal leader” who is currently deceased is North Korea.