Arial, Times New Roman ... and now the 'Hugo Chavez' font

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Arial, Times New Roman ... and now the 'Hugo Chavez' font
Here's a look at the 'ChavezPro' font when downloaded to your computer. (Via Trinchera Creativa)
In this photo provided by Miraflores Presidential Press Office, Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez shows a copy of a new labor law he just signed during a T.V. broadcast in Caracas,Venezuela, Monday April 30. 2012. Chavez signed a new labor law and said he plans to return to Cuba soon for another round of cancer treatment. Chavez wrote in Spanish on the copy, at left, "Social Justice!" (AP Photo/Miraflores Presidential Office)
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez speaks during a joint press conference with his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad following a meeting in Damascus on September 3, 2009. Chavez's two-day visit to Syria is part of a regional tour which has already taken him to Libya and Algeria. Afterwards he is scheduled to go to Iran, Belarus and Russia. AFP PHOTO/LOUAI BESHARA (Photo credit should read LOUAI BESHARA/AFP/Getty Images)
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez gestures during a ceremony where he met with a Brazilian delegation at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas on August 20, 2009. Venezuela and Brazil signed contracts with 80 Brazilian enterprises to install various industrial plants in Venezuela. AFP PHOTO / THOMAS COEX (Photo credit should read THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images)
Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez shows the electoral register after signing, 22 November 2003 in Caracas, for a referendum to reduce the term of several opposition representatives. AFP PHOTO/Juan BARRETO (Photo credit should read JUAN BARRETO/AFP/Getty Images)
A supporter of late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez goes through the process of getting tattooed the lider's signature, in Maracaibo, Zulia state, Venezuela, on April 2, 2013. The presidential campaign to replace Venezuela's Hugo Chavez formally kicked off Tuesday, with his chosen successor vowing to carry on the deceased leader's socialist 'revolution.' AFP PHOTO/JIMMY PIRELA (Photo credit should read JIMMY PIRELA/AFP/Getty Images)
Teenagers, waiting near the red carpet show the autographs they got from Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez when he arrived for the screening of 'South of the border' at the Venice film festival on September 7, 2009. 'South of the border' by US director Oliver Stone is presented out of competition of the 66th Mostra Internationale d'Arte Cinematografica, the Venice film festival. AFP PHOTO / Filippo Monteforte (Photo credit should read FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)
CUBA - FEBRUARY 02: Cuban President Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez President of Venezuela sign AN agreement on culture affairs between both countries this Friday February 2nd, 2006 in Havana, Cuba - The ALBA (Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas) is the antithesis of the Free Trade Agreement of the Americas (FTAA) ALBA in Spanish : Alternativa Bolivariana de las Americas. (Photo by Jose GOITIA/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
Opposition supporters celebrate in Caracas, Venezuela, early Monday Dec. 7, 2015. Venezuela's opposition won control of the National Assembly by a landslide on Sunday, delivering a major setback to the ruling party and altering the balance of power after 17 years of socialist rule.(AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
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BY DIEGO ORE

(Reuters) - Supporters of Venezuela's late socialist leader Hugo Chavez on Monday unveiled yet another novel way of keeping his memory alive - a font for typing in "El Comandante's" handwriting style.

The distinctive 'ChavezPro' font was launched by a group of young "anti-imperialists" to coincide with nationwide commemorations of the 60th anniversary of his birth.

Chavez's bold scrawl became famous to Venezuelans as he used to spend hours on national TV writing and drawing on boards and papers to explain policies, develop ideas and sign deals.

His signature, in red for socialist, adorns T-shirts, baseball caps and the walls of buildings around the nation.

The new font can be downloaded for free from the "Creative Trench" group's web site (www.trincheracreativa.com).

They used letters written by Chavez while he was in jail for a failed 1992 coup attempt to digitalize his handwriting.

"The best present!" enthused one 'Chavista' via Twitter. "The typography of the giant!"

Government opponents roll their eyes at the deification of Chavez, and his ubiquitous presence in public life. They see it as a cover for the failings of his successor Nicolas Maduro who was elected after Chavez died of cancer last year.

MADURO: BIRD BRINGS CHAVEZ MESSAGE

Images of Chavez's eyes, face and clenched fist are stenciled and reproduced all overVenezuela. Recordings of his voice also thunder out at government rallies, singing the national anthem or exhorting the people: "You are all Chavez!"

Fireworks at midnight marked the beginning of Monday's commemorations being led by Maduro with some foreign leaders in tow prior to a summit of South American bloc Mercosur.

Later, Maduro led a ceremony at Chavez's rural hometown of Sabaneta in the Venezuelan "llanos" or plains where he was born.

Maduro, who was widely mocked by foes last year for claiming to have seen Chavez's spirit in a bird, said he had received another apparition on Monday.

"A little bird approached me again," he told relatives of Chavez and officials at the event, imitating a bird whistle. "The little bird said 'El Comandante' was happy, full of the love and loyalty of his people. He must be proud, happy."

Maduro and others sang happy birthday to the deceased Chavez around a large cake. Some supporters wiped away tears.

At the weekend, Venezuela's ruling Socialist Party held a first congress without Chavez, naming him their "eternal leader" while also voting Maduro as new party president.

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