Andinistas Fonts was founded by #carlosfabiancg as an art and design group formed by design student friends in Mérida, Venezuela in 1998. The idea of those early years was to imitate the effects of the Romanian artist Dada #tristantzara by applying ink, paper, scissors, glue, copier, scanner and a Power Macintosh 7200 to redraw different alphabets from a Mecanorma catalog I found at a thrift store. hand in Mérida that was enlarged with a photocopier. These extensions were deformed with artisan effects made with sandpaper, candle, water and dried in the sun. Over the years, I redrew those alphabets with ink and scissors based on an old speedball manual. One day I got a CD with FreeHand and Fontographer and designed #truetype (TT) and #postscript (PS1) files to download at dot com dot ve scalers. In 2006 I published in #myfonts modifying all the files again with #fontlab 3 because I invented new ones to continue expressing myself typographically.
Carlos Fabian Camargo G. From 1998 to 2006 he worked as an art director in different advertising agencies such as Publicis 67 Venezuela, Mccann Erickson Venezuela, Leo Burnett Venezuela, Ogilvyone Colombia and SSBates Colombia. From 2009 to 2015 he taught calligraphy, lettering, design and composition of typefaces in the Graphic Design career, Universidad Piloto de Colombia, Bogotá. Some of his fonts have been mentioned in the Latin American biennial https://www.tiposlatinos.com/ 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018. His typefaces have been reviewed in print and electronically in various publications from Latin America, Europe and the United States. From 2016 to 2019 he served as a professor of the Typography subject at the Pontifical Universidad Javeriana Faculty of Arts Department of Visual Arts, Bogotá, Colombia. Today his fonts are useful for Western buyers ranging from one-man design studios to multinational companies.