Type Gallery – Chilada

Font Designer: Patricia Lillie, 1994

Chilada™ is an outrageous display family by designer Patricia Lillie for Image Club. Across four versions, the decorate treatment inside Chilada’s letters becomes more intense. Chilada characters exude an energy of their own. Their design could be described as a cross between Bank Gothic and Neuland, with a spoonful of funk mixed in. Big and chunky, Chilada’s forms are made up of straight lines only. There are no have curved elements. The resulting design is angular and cuts a good figure on the page.
Of the Chilada family’s four members, the basic font is named Chilada Uno. Uno is Spanish for “one!” The forms of Chilada Uno’s letter are solid black—or whatever color you choose to set them in! Chilada Dos, Tres, and Quatro each offer their own decorative treatments: Chilada Dos’s letters sport a zigzag inline, Chilada Tres is decorated or an ornamented leaving leaves more black from the letters than white, while Chilada Quatro’s level of decoration is just crazy. Its letters are made up more more from white space than from black marks. Chilada Quatro is almost an outline font!
Let the outstanding quality of this typeface convince you.
Download a printable sample of Chilada as a PDF.

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Chilada™ font family (Image Club Library)